&Grain ( and Grain )
A Garwood, NJ Restaurant Review
700 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
No Rating : N/A - A casual dining eatery, not rated as a fine, high end dining restaurant.
One of the top Breakfast restaurants in Northern Jersey
Exceptional, well prepared-artisan breads using high quality ingredients.
Ambiance is modern with an Old World touch.
Limited menu selection
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Very casual
Recommended For: Breakfast & Lunch Diners who enjoy high quality breads, breakfast sandwiches a good cup of coffee and are willing to a bit more for the experience.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simply prepared food, with a traditional style menu.
Recommended Dishes: Artisan breads, Baked French Toast, Egg Sandwich and the Ham & Brie Baguette.
Alcohol : BYOB
&Grain is a great place go for breakfast, lunch, brunch where you can enjoy fresh grain, artisan breads, croissants and breakfast sandwiches with quality ingredients.
Owner John Ropelski is outgoing, friendly and passionate about his restaurant and cooking. He comes with well grounded credentials having received his formal culinary training at the French Culinary Institute where his specialized in bread baking and later honed his skills in New York City at the famed Bouchon Bakery and Le Pain Quotidien.
Bread is their featured product. It has a buttery flavor, with a crispy crust and large open cells. Chef Ropelski arrives early each morning to oversee the preparation and baking of his artisan breads.
Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy their freshly brewed cup of Stumptown Coffee. This Portland, Oregon specialty coffee is cold press brewed without heat at room temperature water for over 12 hours. The taste in unforgettable! It's full bodied, smooth with low acidity, a chocolate finish and a frothy head,
The ambiance is clean, modern, yet old school, There is an open kitchen in full view of the baking equipment, flours and coffee sacks. There are tables for sit down eating with a bar style table by the main entrance.
&Grain is open Tuesday - Friday 7am to 6pm, Saturday - 8am to 5pm, and Sunday - 8am to 4pm. Closed on Mondays
(updated: January, 2015)
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