The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn

4.5
945 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 945 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
R
vipRivela
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats a dining in a warm cozy environment on a cold winters night. We ate in the tavern, which was clean and the tables were well spaced. The fire in the fireplace helped us thaw out and relax. Our waiter was attentive, the food (roast Chicken and classic cheeseburger) was tasty and well presented, but not pretentious. We were glad we made reservations as it was considerably busy for mid week dinner. Will definitely be back.

s
vipstreudyl
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the dishes ordered was just OK, not what was expected

JP
JPNJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend The Grain House!

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! come back soon.

Report
n
noel
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful Historic restaurant in upscale NJ town, worth the trip for any event

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much. We appreciate the feedback. Come back soon.

Report
a
anthonyb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !I would recommend to all to go !

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you again!!

Report
r
rbrb
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in years. Same quality. Same service. Same value.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amber was excellent. She smiled and explained the special and answer are questions. Thanks. We’ll be back.

R
Regina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in the pub and we all enjoyed our entrees. Service was very good.
We'll be back :)

JD
JimD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice ambiance

m
vipmorristownmike
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pork chop was amazing! It must have been 3" thick and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the British pub feel with the fireplace. The service was good. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. However, he should be trained a little more as his knowledge of what was on the menu is limited. I enjoyed the meal very much and will definitely be coming back.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi Mike! thanks so much for the feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed everything and look forward to your next visit. We agree, the pork chop is amazing!

Report
BL
BonnieL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - eat fireside - stay nice and warm. Brought friends - they loved it.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thanks Bonnie!! Hope to see you again soon.

Report
AT
AmandaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and atmosphere!

MM
MollyMillie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere excellent burger and avocado toast

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thanks for the feedback Molly! Hope to see you again soon!!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for my son’s birthday as he loved it so much when we went a year or so ago. Last time, the service was attentive, the food delicious and portion sizes appropriate for the price. Last time, I felt very comfortable as we had a terrific table for the 4 of us with plenty of space between tables. We were given a table really meant for 2 (we had to keep moving glasses and cutlery around just to make space to eat. The table itself was also right on top of 3 other tables which were all full. The wait staff took forever in between coming by and we had to ask for refills of water/drinks. The Mac and cheese wedge was over cooked and dry. We felt like sardines shoved in front of the fireplace room for a very expensive bill. We didn’t even get dessert for a birthday celebration, which was not acknowledged at all though I put it in the reservation information. Very disappointing and am honestly hoping we don’t get sick. The waiter had a mask on but it was never covering his nose so pointless to wear.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 12, 2022

We are truly sorry that you did not have the experience that you had last year. Like most places these days, we are short staffed but trying to do our best. Last year the tables were all 6ft apart due to state wide mandates. Those mandates have all been lifted. Our servers choose to wear a mask even though they are triple vaxxed & not required to. It seems that we failed you at every turn and I do sincerely apologize. I hope you'll give us another try sometime. Your experience was not the norm.

Report
JA
JohnnyA
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was well prepared and delicious. Our waitress Laura was one of the best servers personality wise and handled our group well. Cannot wait to go back!

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks so much for the feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we agree about Laura! I'll be sure to let her know. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
T
Tonyp
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the Angus burger, and it was delicious. Topped with blue cheese and served with fries and onion rings, it made for a great brunch!

LF
LindaF
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Six of us went to the Grain House for lunch. Our server, Amber, was very friendly and efficient. All of our drinks and meals came correctly and in a timely manner. The food was very good. The lunch menu has a selection of salads, sandwiches, and some smaller entrees. The food was good and reasonably priced. There was a decent amount of space between tables and our room had a lovely fire going in the fireplace -- a very nice ambience. We will definitely go here again.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you!! We are glad that you enjoyed everything. Yes, we agree, Amber is awesome! Hope to see you again soon.

Report
LH
LawrenceH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pumpkin soup. Turkey sandwich was real turkey, not lunch meat.
Service slow due to continuing shortage of employees due to Covid-19.

G
Gerry
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife’s Birthday, which is always awakened 2 days after Christmas. I try to make it very for her….
IT WAS…!! And delightful…!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place to go with family and a baby for a holiday dinner out. The food was great! The cocktails were ok and the wine selection was ok too. We’ll definitely go back! The staff was friendly and accommodating to our stroller and got us high chair as well. Want to try the CopperTop pub side as well.

p
pt55
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was beautiful. Went for brunch, the food was wonderful and the service impeccable.

m
margaretc
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Server was very pleasant and efficient. We thought it would be special for Christmas but just feels tired and a general lunch menu only. Food was just ok- burger looked great, soups were delicious. Fish and chips a little soggy and panini was fine, nothing special, just a grilled sandwich.

JP
JoeP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I recommend The Grain House to anyone interested in a comfortable restaurant with a traditional menu. It's warm and comfortable and the food is quite good. Service was a bit slow with only one server in the area along with a couple support staff. We had lulls between ordering, drinks and courses. The main dining room could use a few updates that keep in line with the period décor. The bar looks a bit cozier but, even though I see people eating, we weren't offered seating there as an option. Unfortunately, I'm not inclined to drive 20 miles just to visit the bar.

BP
BillP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent service and the food was very good

GM
vipGeneM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service are very good and the Grain House always offers a consistent experience.....

NJ
NJKnows
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is good but not great. Overall, a nice restaurant with old school charm

KR
KristiR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Food and service were amazing. Patrick made sure we were well taken care of. Table by the fire , great food and wine - you can’t beat it.

T
Tommy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

SD
SandD63
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

good value! Low to moderate noise level made easy to talk.

B
Brooks2014
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, as always.
The bar room has such cozy ambiance and even though they were nicely crowded, our servers were very attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and a welcoming vibe!

RJ
vipRobinJ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was good, the French onion soup and lamb were my favorites- we ate here twice and got take out once while we stayed at the Olde Mill inn for a 4 night stay.

PW
PaulW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance was very nice.
We would certainly return any time we are in the area.

DM
DouglasM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

IA
IAMAT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent creative pub luncheon menu. Great service and atmosphere

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thanks so much!!!

Report
CC
CaseyC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full house, everybody happy to be out and talking! Very festive

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thanks Casey!!

Report
EE
vipEllenE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I mentioned that we had a hearing impaired person in our party and the restaurant was kind enough to give us a kind of private room off the bar area. It was a great experience and we were very grateful.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you, Ellen. We do try very hard to accommodate requests. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I'm very glad that we were able to make it happen for you on this visit!! Hope to see you again.

Report
VG
VictorG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I follow a whole food/plant based diet and, after looking for a good place near me this one food I could eat and enjoy. I had lentil soup and a veggie burger. Service was good and the ambience good for having a long meal and good conversation. Dessert was wonderful.

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thanks so much. Hope to see you again!

Report
r
richh
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was excellent. Food fantastic. Great atmosphere

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 4.5 stars by 945 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.