Grain & Cane - Bar & Table

4.5
464 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grain & Cane - Bar & Table is your home for hospitality in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. An homage to family nostalgia, our neighborhood table is built on the Connell legacy, as leading American rice and sugar cane purveyors and community idealists. Our menu features dishes that nod to family tradition, regional flare, and vibrant flavors, such as seasonal cocktails, our famous Grover Double Burger and Shrimp Tostada. Strong roots and dynamic character serve as the blueprint for a thoughtful selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Vintage art and antique photographs from past Connell generations set a backdrop for a convivial atmosphere – a restaurant and bar ideal for a range of experiences, from casual occasions to magnetic celebrations. We invite you to gather around our modern table, as extended family reveling in a shared history. We hope you’ll raise a glass with us soon.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 464 people are saying
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CandyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the service was excellent .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal and experience was great!! Joel was so great and he was so personable and he really
Made the experience awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not a great service experience, our waiter completely ignored us and it seemed like they were very understaffed. Sitting by the wait-stand we watched many people get up from their seats to request service, it was distracting. If you walk by our table, ask if we are okay. I like this place but, meh. Hope they get it together.

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PattyG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Drink prices very high. Food was average and menu very limited!

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Tara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Service was a little slow because they seemed short staffed. We understand as many restaurants are short people due to economic circumstances outside their control. The few servers they did have worked very hard and were very nice!

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ChristopherR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Biggest complaint is that the smokers gather right outside the front door which is right next to the outdoor dining area thus our table wreaked of cigarette stench, it literally ruined our dinner.

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EllenF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made reservation because it is located in the hotel where we were staying. Well above average for a hotel restaurant. More interesting and varied menu, well executed. A bit noisy on a Saturday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was good, food was a little disappointing for the price. Menu needs to be expanded, but I would go back. Played great music

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fine, staff took care of us

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CristallynL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb! Very friendly service the place is beautiful. Everything is friendly and very accommodating. Definitely will comeback❤️❤️

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good and drinks were great. The experience was a little plane. Table seemed overly casual (we sat outside) with no decor around us. We could have been in any patio. The music did not match the decor. It didn’t feel like a holistic experience to live up to the price of the restaurant. The server was attentive and funny. The food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very expensive for the portions

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Ginny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very considerate wait staff. Small lunch crowd, but noise level was too high for conversation, so they turned the volume down for us.

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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MarenK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere to celebrate our daughter’s high school graduation!

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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JR123
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. Service was great, I think our waiter’s name was Phil. We sat al fresco which was nice. Looks like they have heaters in the roof and a big fire pit for colder nights. Food was good, we ordered the meatballs and Buffalo pops as appetizers. The meatballs were really good. Didn’t give you that indigestion feeling that meatballs can cause sometimes. These were almost smooth. For dinner, the 3 of us split the chicken for 2 and ribs as entrees. I loved the Mac and cheese that came with the chicken. Plenty of chicken for the price. Served with a fresh hot sauce. If you are familiar with yardbird in south beach/Dallas/Las Vegas/Singapore/etc. it was similar.

And for dessert we got the grilled chocolate cake. Very good. It’s a different style of cake, but all 3 of us loved it!

We will definitely be back.

Side note: For business travelers or others at the embassy suites, this restaurant is much better than your standard over priced hotel restaurant food. I’m a local and would definitely come back here for a fun evening out!

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ExcellentFoodService
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden Gem- Excellent food, drinks and most important the service is exceptional. Special thank you to Etaf and Phil for their outstanding service and attention while we dined for my wifes birthday.

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vipChristina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific spot for Brunch! Atef our server was fantastic. Great food, great ambiance, and lovely staff — Grain & Cane is a must go!

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vipKayYogi
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was friendly but lacking. We sat with empty cocktail glasses and had to waive the server down whenever we wanted a refill or the check.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere, unfortunately they always seem understaffed so it was very slow service and the food must have been sitting there because our eggs were cold when we got it. Overall we like the bar area though.

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JanineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and the staff was very kind. The place is simplistic but beautiful. The only negative I would say is that it is on the pricier side for what you are getting but it was good enough that I would go again.

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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vipStacieF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!! Service was fantastic

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Mixed66
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Clearly have lost their Chef and their way which is a shame as it’s the only attractive place around. Menu is limited. But it’s the food which used to be consistently good that has fallen off a cliff lately. Paying they work hard to correct this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as were the cocktails! Thumbs up, we will be returning!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipStacieF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fantastic service. Great place for our anniversary dinner!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane. Thank you for celebrating your special day with us. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipAndreaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the past the food has been great, tonight it was just good. Service was great as usual.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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DJSquared
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We always enjoy. Service a bit slow but ok. Need more comfortable chairs on patio!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! Thank you for your notes on service and the chairs your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This opened a couple years ago next to Embassy Suites and glad I finally decided to try it. Great patio, large doors open up entire restaurant, and a very comfortable vibe. Place was busy the whole time we were there but staff kept on top of things very well and it’s a friendly crew. Lobster Cobb was. Delicious as was the shrimp appetizer. I’ll be back.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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JudithD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it! The Express Lunch special was fantastic! So much food for a very good price. It was a beautiful day and the glass wall to the patio was completely open. We were inside yet felt outside. A hidden gem!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff provided a great experience!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane! Our staff has been working extremely hard as we transition to full capacity. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet and good service. Openness is comforting in these times

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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DavidN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time exploration. It was great! The food was delicious, innovative, and healthful. The Cobb salad, which has raves in other reviews, lived up to its reputation. The hummus verde and zaatar appetizer was exquisitely fresh. The wild mushroom canneloni entree was seasoned very uniquely and was aromatic delight. The prices are what I'd expect from this level of establishment, but since the food quality is even a half-star better than that, it's a pretty good value.

I was eagle-eying the service, since there have been some comments in existing reviews. The worst I can say is that the service is just a tiny bit slow; it wasn't *terribly* slow. It was completely within what you would expect at a good restaurant. (If you are expecting classic French fine-dining style service, with an entire team of wait staff perched to top off a water glass at a moment's notice, it's not that. But it is good service, all things considered.) The wait staff were young gastro-pub hipster types. My favorite.

We ate al fresco at sunset in perfect weather, so the atmosphere was idyllic. It may look close enough to I-78 on online maps to raise a concern about noise, but the (huge) corporate park it is situated in is quite cleverly architected. It was "secluded meadow" quiet out on the patio.

It's near my house, so I will swap this into my "places to have a special meal" list for regular visits.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Wow this is a fantastic review! Your review of the food was very insightful and exciting as our culinary team is really looking to raise the bar for your expectations. We are glad you were satisfied with our service, our service team has been very busy since covid regulations have been loosened. It is something that we are very focused on and the feedback you gave is very helpful. Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane we look forward to having you dine with us again!

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CandyP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a special occasion. My daughter’s graduation from college. She was blew away by the food . 2nd day and still talking about it . Awesome!!!!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are also thrilled that your daughter was this pleased with the food! We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipHypnomarc
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service ... glad we found it. Definitely coming back

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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JonathanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We consistently have very good experiences at Grain but did not have a negative impact. The music selection was very good. Thank you.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you very much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are happy you are having consistently good service and food! It is also a great note that you enjoyed the music, music is always difficult to get right so we are pleased you enjoyed it! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipMicheleT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful Mothers Day lunch at Grain and Cane. The service was excellent and both the chef and server made the experience very special. We will most definitely be back.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for spending Mothers Day with us! We are pleased the experience was a good one. We let the Chef know your kind words and look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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Erika
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Grain & Cane (for Mother’s Day Brunch)— had a great time! Food was delicious, atmosphere is great. Sat at an indoor/outdoor table — entire group enjoyed the experience. Will be returning.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for sharing Mothers Day with us! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. However not of it was hot

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AlbertoH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food and decent service. Location is not ideal but food is worth it.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you very much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you are enjoying the food and taking the time to come visit us. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there before but this time it was so different, in a good way! New menu & drinks. Love it

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane restaurant. We have a brand new Chef who has been developing our menu as we evolve out of our limited covid menu. We are glad you are pleased with the changes. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipGUMSGASTRO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Glad I found it. I started looking for a place where I can park easily and walk to the restaurant. This place worked out perfect. It’s located inside a hotel with a main porch. So getting your Kids in and out on a rainy day is no problem.
The quality of food blew me away. The service staff was fun the ambience was great. Definitely recommend for weekend brunch or dinners.

The lobster roll was the star. Burger was great too.

Special mention of the hostess. Very efficient and energetic.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PLACE.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you found us! Thank you for all of your feedback it does help us grow as a restaurant. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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FAQs

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 897-1920.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table is rated 4.5 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.