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The Grain House

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225 US Highway 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1646
+1 908-221-1150
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal - food was great as was the service. We have been going to the Grain House for years and always have a wonderful time.

Thank 711boyd
Denville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grain House is a lovely, cozy place with a lot of "olde" charm. I have been here for a wedding rehearsal dinner, a business lunch, a Christmas buffet, and many times for girls night out. The prices are steep but the service is excellent. If the appetizer menu does not suit you, ask what else is available. They will... More 

Thank Sangria129
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi Sangria129, Very good to hear that you've visited us so often and liked our place each time. The annex is a nice little room and is very popular. Hope to see you again soon. Henry More 

Elk River, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is steeped in history. From the ages old hardwood floor to the different levels throughout the bar and restaurant the Grain House does not disappoint. The wait staff is very gracious and accommodating. The selection of cocktails is good. Will have to check out the dinner options when I return next week.

Thank Kalliesherer
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hello Kallie, We'd love to have your group back for dinner, we always have some great specials each night. Glad to hear that you liked our cocktail menu and the History of the Grain House, we're definitely one of a kind. See you soon again..... Henry More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grain House has had its ups and downs over the years. For a while this restaurant was doing better and the food was good. Had lunch there recently with friends. Most of us were very unhappy with the quality of our meals. My "special" had corned beef that was half fat, and I actually had to get up in... More 

1 Thank HomeNJ
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Greetings HomeNJ, So sorry to hear that you were anything but happy with your recent lunch. It sounds like you must have been with us around St. Patrick's day and had one of the related specials. I have forwarded the Chef your review and have let the Manager know that you found the service was lacking. We're happy to hear... More 

Montville, New Jersey
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376 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old historic building. Charming rooms. Food buffet was expansive, tasty, well presented & a wide choice. 2 carving stations, fresh french toast and omelet station, in addition to a lot of hot buffet items and cold salads. Wait staff was attentive with fresh coffee and clearing plates. Desert bar was typical (not as good as the food)

Thank Tom_B_NJ
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi Tom, We always appreciate hearing from our guests and so good seeing that you liked everything our Brunch had to offer. Stop in again sometime soon, we look forward to having you back :) Bridgett More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My mistake. I needed a quick dinner and thought that I'd give The Grain House a second try. Again, I ate at a table near the bar, looking for a more casual atmosphere. The Onion Soup, $8.00, was a tasteless offering. A small crock filled with an oversized chunk of brown bread, about 8 spoonfuls of brown liquid and covered... More 

2 Thank Heather H
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hello Heather, We're certainly glad to hear that you felt our support staff did a good job. I'm sorry that you didn't feel that the dinner was a good value. We do normally get good compliments on our French Onion soup and it has been a fixture on our menu for many years as a result. I have nonetheless made... More 

Apex, North Carolina
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for Sunday brunch. Upon entering from the empty parking lot, they asked about reservations and I said I didn't have one. The host looked over at the empty bar area and said that they could work me in. How nice of them. While I ate, there were only a few other tables that came in. The couple that... More 

1 Thank FoutsNC
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hello Mr. Fouts, We're glad to hear that we were able to get you a table in our pub, most often we are booked almost full up for our Sunday Brunch. So sorry to hear in your other review that you didn't enjoy your stay the Olde Mill Inn and our apologies that we only had Brunch available for you... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Have an annual dinner for 35 at the Grain House every year – always amazed by the setup, food, service. The staff is very attentive, can put together a room and keep 35 people happy – amazing. The food is outstanding, from the appetizers to the main course. We continue to book, and have no desire to move the dinner... More 

Thank JohnFSparta
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi John, And You are very welcome. It's wonderful to hear that your event comes back to us each year. Many thanks from us for the good review and for continuing to book. We'll look forward to seeing you all again next year :) Bridgett More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've been to this place several times. The food is always tasty; I especially like seasonal selections. Service is very attentive. Good selection of interesting beers on tap.

Thank c00pertravel
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

We're totally pleased to hear that you like our place. We do try to keep things changing on the menu often. The beer selections do switch out frequently as well. We try to find new interesting brews as much as we can. Stop by again and say hi if I'm there...... Bridgett :) More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was there today for a baby shower. Itis a lovely place with very good food and service. I would like to go back one Sunday for a regular meal and not for a party. What's so nice it's very close to Route 287 so very easy to get too. I would recommend the Grain House.

1 Thank Caroletg916
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi Carole, Many Thanks for the compliments. We're glad you had a good time at the shower and please do stop by on Sunday, we do a terrific Brunch service as well as then, dinner afterwards. Look forward to seeing you soon..... Henry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 US Highway 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1646
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Basking Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 908-221-1150
American Fare with Historic CharmDating back to the 18th century, the Grain House Restaurant has always been the most popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Known for its historic charm and American inn fare, the popular Grain House Restaurant is conveniently situated next to the hotel. Enjoy Basking Ridge dining in a unique and historic setting, handsomely trimmed with beamed ceilings, masterful fireplaces, rich woods and striking hearths.The Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge, NJ is open for lunch and dinner in our cozy dining rooms and on our patio for outdoor dining during summer months. Guests can also enjoy Saturday à la carte breakfast and a sumptuous brunch buffet on Sundays. For casual cocktails and happy hour specials, the Grain House Restaurant features the Coppertop Pub, voted “the best coziest spot for drinks” by the NJ Monthly Magazine. If a private party is on your agenda, the Grain House Restaurant would be honored to host and cater your event.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?