Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge, NJ:
A Dining Review

Grain House Restaurant

Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  American Traditional

Price: Expensive

Note: Four star Rating System from
"1/2 Star" = poor to Four Stars = Best in Class

Food Quality : 2 1/2 stars

Service: 2 1/2 stars

Decor:  3 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 1/2 stars

A good place to celebrate special occasions.

Historic, rustic ambiance with a cozy fireplace

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate. High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy old style dining and traditional American food in a historic, rustic setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer upscale, trendy ambiance with more complex or eclectic food preparations.

Recommended dishes: When available, Cherry Wood Smoked Ribs, Baby Back Ribs Smoked in House, Served with Squash Hush Puppy and Green Bean Salad, Bourbon BBQ Sauce; The Griggstown Farm Chicken w/ Meyer Lemon & Piri Fire Charred, Butternut Squash Quinoa Cake, Grilled Zucchini, Pine Nut Salad, Carrot Cauliflower Puree; and The Grilled Fillet Mignon

Liquor: Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails.

Restaurant Review

Located next to the Olde Mill Inn, The Grain House Restaurant offers fine dining amenities in a historic, picturesque setting. Separated by a parking lot and a wooden bridge to the Olde Mill Inn, this historic building dates back to the 18th century and was used as storage for the Continental Army in the winter of 1779.

The ambiance is historic with a fireplace in the main dining room, and comfortably spaced tables. Walls are adorned with historic pictures of George Washington.

The menu created by Executive Chef Luca Carvello, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts School, features a contemporary American items with many selections of home-style comfort food.

The menu is well prepared and many of the selections have been created using with fresh local, organic ingredients, and sustainable agriculture. They also have gluten free items. Salad dressings are home made.

However, the menu items are largely traditional with very few new American items.

Save room for desserts, they offer many selections of homemade desserts.

Service is attentive and friendly, without feeling rushed.

The Grain House Restaurant  restaurant is popular with family's celebrating special occasions. They are  child friendly with an extensive kids menu.

The Grain House Restaurant has outdoor patio dining during the warmer months.

They are open seven days/week.

For Lunch - Monday through Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday a la Carte Breakfast/Lunch; 11:00am - 4:00pm, and Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm

For Dinner - Monday through Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm, and Sunday Dinner 2:00pm - 9:00pm .

They are also open on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

(updated: September, 2016)

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