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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.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering is available
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
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!
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?
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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