Grain & Cane - Bar & Table

4.3
159 reviews
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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 fresh oysters on the half shell, sourdough pizzas, and our custom-grind burger. 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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DH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were initially skeptical upon approaching since restaurants attached to business traveler hotels aren't usually what we seek out, but we were pleasantly surprised at the vibe and the food

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NP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hidden gem (of sorts) tucked away in Berkeley Heights. Food is decent, with interesting choices and service is very, very good.

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r
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant and super cool bar, we can't wait to go back when the weather gets warmer! We were a little thrown off when we saw it was a part of a hotel...I didn't LOVE kids running around in their pajamas when we were trying to enjoy a date night...but the food was delicious and the ambiance was gorgeous.

I got the asian chicken salad and it was NOT an ordinary salad, it was super savory and delicious. The only thing is they went too heavy with the cilantro (in my opinion). I love cilantro but it was overwhleming the dish. The crabcake for an appetizer was super fresh and amazing. And the mac and cheese was BOMB.

The only real negative was it took a while to put our drink order in, it might have been a busy night with limited staff, but all and all , we can't wait to go back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor/uncaring management/overpriced. This was the 3rd and last time I will go to this restaurant. Service and management has been suspect on previous visits but really showed on this one. Last time we went with friends and the waiter insisted that our entire order be placed at one time apps/salad/etc. and of course our food and apps arrived at the same time. This visit they acted as if they would do us a favor by allowing us to place an app order before the main course. What restaurant does this? Secondly, I attempted to address an issue with the manager and he told me that he can not override his computer seating system despite the place being completely empty when we arrived and the fact that the table we asked for was still vacant when we left. An apology or polite explanation might have sufficed but instead I was abruptly told that the manager can’t do anything so it is what it is. Yes this response from the manager irritated me significantly and is why I won’t go back. Finally, let me address pricing. $7 for a 12 oz. domestic beer in a bottle? (Which I choose because the draft beer was out). In all fairness to the restaurant, the food is decent but the rest of the experience will keep us from going back.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Very limited menu, way over priced & service was slow!

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MO
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice cozy atmosphere, pleasant and efficient service, and nicely prepared food. The banana pudding dessert is fab! Excellent for a casual hotel restaurant.

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CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool industrial feel. The train flip board displays funny and useful sayings. You hear the letters flipping like you were in a train station and then a quote from W. C. Fields pops up, really cool!

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k
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Excellent place for dinner. I would highly recommend this place.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Unimpressive & bland food, mediocre service, high prices. The only saving grace were the perfectly prepared & colorful vegetables. $108 for lunch, 2 kids, 2 adults.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great...except the man seating us sent us to the bar to wait for our reserved table. Then when it was ready, he just left us up at the bar. So 30 mins later I go up and ask...only to find out our table had been ready for quite some time.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful. Her tip has not shown up in my credit card statement. I do hope she received it.... that it went through the process.

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HR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Everything we got was delicious and I highly recommend. The steak tartare was on point, burrata was very creamy and had the perfect amount of truffle, the poutine gravy was very flavorful and it had a ton of cheese. We got the burger which was a jacked up version of an in and out burger, juicy and amazing. The ambience was really cool, the restaurant was very trendy And fun. The drinks were also great. 10/10

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JK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Ambiance was incredible! Beautiful mix of elegant and craft brewery vibes. A really nice fireplace outside. Food was awesome and the service spot on. Will go back!

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Our server was attentive and was able to answer the multitude of questions we had about the menu. Our food was very delicious and well prepared. We cannot wait to come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great date for lunch! Service was awesome! I had noted that it was our anniversary - they brought us complementary dessert! It was a nice surprise! Will definitely be coming back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. Food was very good. Service was excellent.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Been there a couple times can’t wait to go back again.....

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

How many times can the waitress roll her eyes at me. Milk for my coffee was a issue
Are my expectations to high on my $600 bill????

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JI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Food, service and ambience were all great. A little out of the way if you are not staying at the hotel or work nearby in. One of the office buildings but was good for us as it was relatively quiet. They have a nice outdoor patio as well so expect we will be back when it gets warmer out.

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place has no business being this good. It's a restaurant inside a corporate hotel inside a corporate park in a non-descript suburb but the food and cocktails are absolutely terrific. The hostess and waitress were friendly. There are two large screen tvs on showing games without the sound on. Music plays at a mild volume.

The ceilings are really tall, I'd guess 30 feet high or so. That gives it a unique open feeling and it's also well lit. The food was delicious, presentation nothing special.

Definitely something I'd look to head back to soon.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was good but service was TERRIBLE.

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food portions are small. Prices high for what you get.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinner and a lovely evening at Grain and Cane. The brussels sprout are outstanding!! The Asian salad is a bit spicy for my taste, but I still enjoyed it. The noise level is such that you can converse with your party. Very happy to know of this restaurant.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although they offer a limited menu, I thought the food was very good. I must note, however, that my daughter did not like her salmon -- and she is a salmon aficionado. I think she decided it was farmed not wild.

In any case, the place is very sweet with custom cocktails and a trendy atmosphere. Our waitress was so much fun. BTW, it is totally out of the way -- you wouldn't find it if you didn't know about it. I plan to go again in the spring, when it seems you can sit outside. I really have nothing bad to say other than it was a bit pricey.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience. Warmth. A real neighborhood gem. I ate the Linguine with baby neck clams - delicious. Great attention from the waiter. Looking forward to our next visit!

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S
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad to have this new addition to our neighborhood, we certainly will be back the food and service were outstanding, like the vibe of this restaurant, can’t wait to go back

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Grain & Cain is a beautiful restaurant however the positives basically end there. The meal was sub par, however portions were ample. Improperly shucked oysters left remnants of cracked shell in each. Waiter was poorly trained and unfamiliar with food menu as well as wine list. The host made us wait as he finished a personal conversation for five minutes prior to acknowledging us. It’s unfortunate that they can’t get there act together as I had high hopes when I first heard of there opening.

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LJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was greaT. Sprouts delish! Definitely recommend!

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice selection. Had short ribs and they were delicious. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

6 of us sat st the bar for lunch. We all enjoyed our meals - Grover’s double burger, Bison burger, and Southern Comfort crispy chicken sandwich were standouts. Great bartender. Really cute space. Will definitely be back and can’t wait for nice weather so we can sit outside.

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

First round drinks were terrible (vodka/club-nothing difficult), second round much better. Felt this was to make us order more. Server was fake and tried to rush our ordering and clearing. We were a group of 3 couples just looking to relax. Food was actually quite good, atmosphere also. Overpriced in general though but considering it's in a hotel, it was expected. Not rushing back.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic American cuisine. The food presentation was extremely creative. All staff were attentive and jumped at any opportunity to help. Would recommend for anyone willing to spend the money to have an excellent experience.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and it was great! The service was very attentive and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back again soon!

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. I have been there multiple times but it seems like service has gotten better. Great attention to detail. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had an incredible meal at Grain and Cane. Every ingredient tasted fresh from the appetizer to the dessert. The space is inviting and the environment is modern- the bar area looks amazing and I can’t wait to go back for happy hour or girls night for some drinks. We were seated immediately and our server, Peter, greeted us with a smile and some suggestions on appetizers. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about their food and it seemed the service staff was extremely well trained. A glass was never left empty but we were given our time to enjoy every bite. A friend and myself were in the area for business and decided to give it a try. Lunch time would be perfect for a day date or business lunch and dinner would be great for a date or boys/girls night. We did have an alcoholic beverage, that was suggested by Peter, and it was perfectly made. I can’t wait to try this place again and bring some friends along with me.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Will be returning for dinner in the future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was really good but be prepared to stay awhile!! They brought out some of our main courses before the apps. We must have waited over an hour for the apps. Service was slow, getting another drink took forever. I don’t know why they didn’t have more severs working on a Saturday.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent - so happy I went and will definitely reccomemt :)

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great!! Can’t wait to go back again!’

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JZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took our friends, and we had a great evening. Service was a little slow. But, we will return.

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