The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
French Onion Soup
fortified beef broth, cheese trio, brioche
Boston bibb, avocado, smoked bacon, cherry tomato, egg, blue cheese, lemon vinaigrette
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.
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'.
Sunday lunch / brunch menu was diverse and yummy. Service was outstanding as always.
Their brunch is the Best!!
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.
Wait staff was less. Had many different waiters help us. No connection. Found their running around distracting.
A bit noisy with full house . Hard to carry on a conversation with others at the table .
The service was great and so was the food. I’ll be back to dine again.
Thanks for the feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.
Nice place, good food, historical feeling, friendly staff.
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We always have a great time at the Grain House. Consistently excellent food and service.
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We had a very enjoyable lunch here. The food and service was excellent. We will be back!
Thanks so much Kathleen!! So glad that you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!
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.
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.
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.
Birthday dinner. Great patio and outdoor dining atmosphere.
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 :-(
Great food and atmosphere. Our server, Nate was very good. We sat outside and was very comfortable and spaced out. Highly recommended
Thanks for the feedback. We will pass your compliment on to Nate!! We are very happy that you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!!
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.
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.
Place is run down . Food was ok . Service average.
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.
Outdoor seating is beautiful! Service from Patrick was outstanding! Avocado toast and arugula salad were exceptional! Can’t wait to go back!
Thanks for the great feedback. We think Patrick's pretty awesome too and will pass your compliment on to him. Come back soon!
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.
Amazing service and food
Lunch and the restaurant was just okay.
Love this place. Casual, good food and great service.
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
Great food, service, ambience, and value. We had reserved outside but it was 91 and humid. Staff graciously moved us inside.
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.
This was my first visit to The Grain House. I was pleased with the service and my choice for lunch.
A little noisy.
Best burger I’ve had in a long long time. Love the classic tavern atmosphere.
Great food, service and friendly atmosphere. Very quaint setting
Thank you so much for the comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon!!
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.
Food is always delicious, staff are very attentive and professional. Love the outdoor seating.
Thanks so much!! We are really glad that you enjoyed everything & hope to see you again soon!!
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
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!
The hamburger was great and so was the server. The fries and onion rings were soggy and it is very noisy
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.
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.
No, thank you!!! hope to see you again soon!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much for the kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed everything and felt safe. Hope to see you again!!
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.