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About The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn

The Grain House Restaurant is located on the picturesque 10-acre estate of the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. The 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 Luca Carvello. 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 brunch/lunch menu offered on Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM. Sunday 10AM to 2 PM. An expansive brunch buffet is available.

225 Rt 202
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Maple Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 221-1150

Website:
http://www.oldemillinn.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Executive Chef:
Luca Carvello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Casual (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very pleasant décor. Good food, but limited menu. Very pleasant service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My boyfriend and I dined here for NYE and it was absolutely amazing. The food is always spectacular and you seriously cannot go wrong with the cookie skillet with roasted marshmallow gelato for dessert - I could eat one every night. Definitely will be back and brining more friends!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant is a pleasant-looking place at which to dine.

I found the menu to be rather limited. I found at least one of the items listed (Crab dinner w/two six-ounce crab cakes) ) to have a price that seemed to be a bit out of line with what other restaurants (in or near the same class as Grain House) would charge.

I also was disappointed with the temperature of the food (on both of the entrees that were ordered) to be considerably lower than what would expect them to be. Especially so given the fact that it did not appear that the part of the restaurant open to the public was anywhere near full. While I believe that they were holding a wedding reception at another area of the restaurant, one would think that the restaurant should have had enough staff on hand--both in the kitchen and in the serving area--to get the food delivered to the table while it was still hot.

It is always a major disappointment when this happens to me at a restaurant. The ownership/staff always expect me to pay my bill 100% on the dollar, right? Given that mindset, why in the world do they seem to feel that they can get away with serving up a product that doesn't live up to the image they work so hard to portray, as well as the reasonable expectations of their guests?

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

the Grain House makes every effort to honor requests which in this case included seating in the bar area. Food was great, as was the service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We we're a little disappointed this time our server was hardly to be seen and our burgers came out over cooked and dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

"Cozy"is the word for the ambiance at the Grain House, with a fireplace in both the dining and bar rooms. Altogether, I enjoy the restaurant for the atmosphere and service, with the food secondary. Sometimes you just want a civilized meal presented in a pleasant environment and with an operation that is efficient and pleasant.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Grain House has nice colonial look. We were greeted very politely. We had nice table for two near the bar. Service was good and attentive. The food was very good. I had salmon freits and my wife had a hamburger which we enjoyed. We would go back. I would recommend to make reservation since it is very busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It's a popular place for corporate lunch/meetings. Be sure to make a reservation in the area that you want to be seated. The chicken panini is always my favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our favorite lunch place when getting together with friends. This time I had the avocado on arugula and heirloom tomatoes, stuffed with tuna fish salad. Divine!

We love the bar eating area.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Enjoyed meeting a friend at The Grain House. I had not been there for a long time. Great easy access off of Route 287. Large parking lot. The service was slow. It took a long while to be acknowledged and asked if I wanted anything to drink. It was a leisurely dining experience. The hamburger was prepared medium-rare accompanied with crispy french fries. Too full to order dessert. Good wine list. Casual dining in a rustic historic setting. I would definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Hamburger was great except when asked for a Medium Rare, it came out Medium Well, but
great location, great venue for a business meal

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The only negative thing was that the sunday brunch was a little pricey at $30 pp with no seafood on the buffet. $5 pp was added because it was their "santa" brunch day. We were 2 adults with no children so I don't know why we were subsidizing pics with Santa for other people. Plus I didn't even see him the whole time we were there. Overall it was a good place though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My family and I like to come for Sunday brunch; they have a wide food selection including Eggs Benedict, blintzes, pastas, soups, etc. as well as a station for meat carving and another for create-your-own omelets. The kids really like the homemade waffle station, although of late I have not seen it offered. They also have a great selection of desserts.

It seems to be a well-kept secret but my wife and I enjoy dining mid week in the bar area. It is comfy and quiet with a large fireplace for keeping warm on cold winter nights. On a recent night my wife had an excellent burger and fries with a hot cider to start and I had a surprisingly good veal chop Milanese that was so large I needed a doggy bag to take home. The IPA selection was also excellent. If they would only offer a mug for the cider rather than a cocktail glass!

The dinner tab was quite reasonable compared to other upscale restaurants in the area. Will return again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the Grain House - Old, Cozy, and warm. Never had a bad meal or wine! Plan to have a family party here soon.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

When we entered at 4:15 pm for an early dinner, we were the only people in the dining room. Therefore it’s puzzling why it took over 15 minutes for someone to take our drink and food order. The food was delicious and worth the wait, the warm Brie appetizer was scrumptious, my home made veggie burger was very tasty and those that ordered short ribs said they were to die for.

Waiting to get the check was tedious but if you can overlook the slow service, the food is great.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always dependendale, well appointed and delicious. Table by the fireside always a plus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good as always! The servers are especially attentive -- much appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Grain House was recommended by a friend. Not being from the area, I decided to check the reviews. Although a number were less than favorable, I decided to go ahead with our plans. I had the filet mignon which was as fine as any I have ever had. My wife had the beet-filled ravioli and thought it was terrific. Our friend had the steak fritas and also was very pleased. Service was very attentive without intruding. It confirmed my experience that many reviews come from people who live to complain. I am here to set the record straight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was very good. Everyone who worked there was extremely nice.
The room we ate in was very loud so we had to talk over the noise. In the past, I have eaten in a different room and it was much quieter, more relaxing and more enjoyable to be there.
I would definitely go back there again but will request a different room next time.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came to Sunday brunch in honor of my Mother's, and Mother-in-Law's birthday. They, along with my husband, enjoyed the food. I don't eat meat or wheat. There was very little gluten free, vegetarian options. I would strongly encourage an alternate restaurant for the next birthday celebration, because it is hard for me to justify paying $25 to leave hungry.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always enjoy ourselves. Becky was great! There is something for each of our palates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Live Music would be attractive to draw a larger crowd.

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was good. Service was fine. Nice quaint rustic atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding selection of wonderful breakfast choices. Our server was friendly, helpful, and competent. At our reservation request we were provided with a quiet out of the way nook for our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very comfortable casual atmosphere. Good lunch menu. The grilled chicken panini was great. The service was good and prices very appropriate.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They need waffles or pancakes or French toast with their brunch, other than that the food and atmosphere were good.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a pleasure in the Copper Top Restaurant! Very cozy and relaxing and great food

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service too slow for a lunch crowd. Great burgers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent Food and Service

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lunch was great and affordable for very healthy, tasty and fresh food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Have eaten at The Grain House several times and never disappointed. Food is fantastic and the ambiance is excellent. Love sitting on the bar/fireplace side.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It had been some time since we last visited the Grain House/Old Mill Inn. This visit ensures that we will not wait so long before we return again. This old farmhouse is charming, the staff friendly and attentive, the food just as ordered, tasty and hot, the prices very reasonable. You can get a burger on a budget or choose one of the fine entrees, appetizers, desserts when celebrating an occasion as we did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This restaurant is great for brunch but have caution during regular lunch hours. I was very dissapointed with the QUALITY of the crab cake sandwich at 16.95. It has NO taste at all. When I called later in the day to ask what was used in the mixture, I was told "canned" crab. It was awful. So be cautious on what is ordered. The restaurant has great atmosphere and the brunch is fantastic, this was my first lunch experience and I think my last.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 12, 2017

good food, good service, good prices, good environment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I'm so glad we chose to eat at The Grain House. I had been here two weeks before to celebrate my daughter's wedding (which was PERFECT). This was my first time having lunch there, and it's an automatic favorite. Two of my friends had the swordfish & salad, one friend had the veggie panini, and I had the Cobb salad with chicken...the lemon vinaigrette was delicious. Everyone agreed that their choices were perfect prepared and so flavorful.
I cannot wait to return to try out more of the menu items. The atmosphere reminds me of being in Colonial Williamsburg, which, in turn, reminds me of my childhood trips to VA.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Such a great day- the staff was fantastic and accommodating with our large group. Tremendous food and service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious brunch with friends for a special birthday!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Grain House is always good, service, food and ambience!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The noise level at this place makes it difficult to impossible to have a conversation. We were meeting some friends visiting from California and the person across the table really could not converse. There were several large, loud parties, plus the room is acoustically very noisy on a good day. Our lunches were good, but we found that the cost of a child's plate was very expensive. $9.00 for a bowl of pasta with butter, veggie chips and a slice of orange came with a scoop of ice cream. The $9.00 children's menu is grilled cheese, chicken nuggets etc. Our three year old grandchild was with us and we will never come back to this place with a child.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

My wife and I went for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We made a reservation, but it wasn't necessary. The restaurant was about half full. I thought the ambience could use a little sprucing up, but the service and food were both very good. My wife had the salmon which she said was delicious and the garlic mashed potatoes were excellent. I had the lamb chops which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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