The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn

4.4
823 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Grain House Restaurant is located on the picturesque 10-acre estate of the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. The Grain House structure was originally built as a barn in the 1760’s and was used to store grain for American Revolutionary soldiers. The barn was later moved to its current location and opened as a restaurant in the 1930’s.
Today, the Grain House is a renowned restaurant in North/Central New Jersey, with a comfortable, casual ambiance. The restaurant serves innovative, traditional and contemporary interpretations of American cuisine with some added international accents, prepared under the direction of Executive Chef John Benjamin. Delicious homemade desserts complete the menus, which are revised several times a year. Outdoor patio dining and fireside dining are available in season.
The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily, as well as a special breakfast/lunch a la carte menu offered on Saturdays from 11 am to 4pm. Sunday 11am to 3 pm.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 823 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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maryh
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outdoor patio is very pretty. Occasional traffic noise but other than that it was fine. Service was ok/waitress was very pleasant although you could tell she was running around/servicing tables both inside and out. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend and/or go back.

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vipDaisy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Over the years we've been meeting good friends at The Grain House since it is halfway between our home locations. This time we chose outdoor dining. The patio is located right next to a busy road with a lot of truck traffic. The noise and the fumes were at times overwhelming.
Our server was pleasant and efficient but disappeared when we wanted to pay the check. Two of us ordered the chicken which was not well prepared. The skin was mushy. It had grill marks but the chicken was a little undercooked and tasteless. The Brussels sprouts were OK and the Mac and cheese croquet was dry. My husband's pork chop was good as was the veggie burger ordered by our friend.
We may have to find another location for our future redevous'.

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JosephN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch / brunch menu was diverse and yummy. Service was outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch is the Best!!

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lester
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate in the pub/tavern room where there's a bar and dining tables. The fireplace was not lit on a hot July evening. Service was adequate and maybe a tad slow, they seemed a little short on staff. Our basic food orders, burger and meat loaf, were well prepared and satisfying. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wait staff was less. Had many different waiters help us. No connection. Found their running around distracting.

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PatC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy with full house . Hard to carry on a conversation with others at the table .

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Jpd2928
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and so was the food. I’ll be back to dine again.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place, good food, historical feeling, friendly staff.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again!!

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vipMickeyS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at the Grain House. Consistently excellent food and service.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thanks so much!! Hope to see you again soon.

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KathleenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. The food and service was excellent. We will be back!

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thanks so much Kathleen!! So glad that you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had high hopes going into this restaurant and outside of its charming Revolutionary Era decor there is much to be desired.

The service was a little on the slow side but not incompetent, average. The food was just lackluster with nothing really standing out.

Our dinners were good but nothing we couldn’t have gotten at a diner. Overall nice but you can’t put lipstick on a pig.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Your experience with us is not typical of most and we do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. For future reference, if you ever have a problem, we would love to hear about it while you are still here so that we can correct it before you leave. Most restaurants would like that as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were seated in the bar dining room. Five minutes later they allowed an entire wedding party to descend on the room taking over the whole room with no thoughts for the diners in the room. The sound was deafening and our waiter disappeared for our entire meal. In addition, the two of us had one salad each topped with a protein and one drink and with tip our bill was $89. Very over the top expensive. Overall, a really poor experience. We will not be returning.

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Avery
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Great patio and outdoor dining atmosphere.

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great meal and great service but . . . 5 people with a couple drinks and tip came to more than $300. We won't do this again :-(

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Our server, Nate was very good. We sat outside and was very comfortable and spaced out. Highly recommended

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We will pass your compliment on to Nate!! We are very happy that you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!!

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Buckle
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Subdued and dark atmosphere for a warm, sunny evening but the food was top notch. Try the rock bass prepared in an Asian style with a subtle yet very good sauce and accompanying sides. Have with a glass of the Oregon Pinot Noir and all is right with the world.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Graduation luncheon

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MargaretC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio is next to the road so there is noise from traffic. Would recommend you ask to sit somewhere along the side because sometimes they open that area to dining as well, if wanting to eat outside. Otherwise, it was a lovely lunch.

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vipneilr
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Place is run down . Food was ok . Service average.

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Colleen
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was to sit outside on a sunny day and the service was great. The French toast and waffles were very good and everything was fresh. The omelette was just ok. We would come back but probably order from the regular lunch or dinner menu items instead of the breakfast foods.

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vipTremont12
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is beautiful! Service from Patrick was outstanding! Avocado toast and arugula salad were exceptional! Can’t wait to go back!

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for the great feedback. We think Patrick's pretty awesome too and will pass your compliment on to him. Come back soon!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my book club first time post COVID and everyone was comfortable and will be returning for next month’s meeting!
The hostess could not have been more accommodating since my reservation changed a few times and they had a full house.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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LThomas
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lunch and the restaurant was just okay.

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GEMI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Casual, good food and great service.

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vipLoriP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent as always but the prices seemed to have gone up. There was a very noisy table with children who were allowed to run about the dining room yelling which was not checked by the parents and none of the staff seemed to do anything about it. This made it hard to have a conversation

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ClaireD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambience, and value. We had reserved outside but it was 91 and humid. Staff graciously moved us inside.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to accommodate you inside on such a hot & humid day. Hope to see you again soon.

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LuLu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first visit to The Grain House. I was pleased with the service and my choice for lunch.

A little noisy.

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JoanS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve had in a long long time. Love the classic tavern atmosphere.

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MaryAnnL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and friendly atmosphere. Very quaint setting

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon!!

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chatnoir
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are excellent. Food, in general is great. I had huevos rancheros off the brunch menu. Service was good. Ambiance great. We were in the big main room, lots of space, very rustically charming. The copper Top Pub is smaller, quaint & cozy. There is a nice dark wooden bar. Outside is very pretty. Only complaint is that the drinks (not wine or beer) are too skimpy for the price.

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Metoo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, staff are very attentive and professional. Love the outdoor seating.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thanks so much!! We are really glad that you enjoyed everything & hope to see you again soon!!

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vipMariaR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always predictable

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RCC656
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequently stop for Bruch after church on Sunday. Enjoy the French onion soup and the waffles and pancakes.
Amber is a great server--remembering us each time and already anticipating our order and preferences.





































feel ant home

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed everything. We'll pass your kind words on to Amber. We think she's pretty great too!

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KBW1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The hamburger was great and so was the server. The fries and onion rings were soggy and it is very noisy

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on May 24, 2021

We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your burger but sorry that your fries & onion rings were soggy. if you ever have a problem with anything, please let us know while you are here so that we can correct it immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Our waiter and other staff were friendly and did NZoT rush us! Thank-you!
Food was cooked to each of our desired temperatures!
This was a first time for our friends...they truly enjoyed our evening.

Simply stated,
Thank-you!

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on May 24, 2021

No, thank you!!! hope to see you again soon!

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JoanneM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I randomly drove into NJ looking to get out of NYC for the night and found this gem. It's a lovely place, historic and beautiful with a lovely garden. The staff was very helpful and friendly, the food was delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vipluv76dine
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space with umbreallas - good for sunny days. The service was very good and or server was friendly. You can hear noise from the street but it's not too noisy. They have gluten free options marked on the menu which is nice. The Cobb Salad was good with salmon that was done well. My husband enjoyed his fish and chips.

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TheGirls
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well set up for indoor dining. Distance between tables was great! Service couldn’t have been better. A real treat as first post vax outing with friends.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed everything and felt safe. Hope to see you again!!

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FAQs

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 221-1150.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 823 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.