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The Grain House

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225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
+1 908-221-1150
11:00 - 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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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, around 2pm, and were greeted and seated promptly. The waiter (Jorge) was pleasant and the wait staff was efficient with refilling water when needed etc. I had some sort of loaded potato omelette which was very good and my boyfriend had a burger which he also enjoyed (although I thought it was undercooked). We... More 

Thank Sweetmelissa73
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, So Happy to hear that you had a nice Saturday Brunch with us. We have some terrific à la carte options on our menu. The Loaded Potato is a popular one for us. Thanks so much for the helpful review and be sure to try us again another time. Once the weather gets nice the patio will be... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service as always is great. Lunch menu is fantastic. Can't ever go wrong doing an event here either. We have been going here for generations. Always a reliable place to eat.

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

Irene.......we love hearing from our regular guests. Thanks ever so much for the praise and for choosing to return with us so frequently. Look forward to seeing you again soon :) Bridgett More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant for lunch with a friend. Unfortunately, the service was lacking. It took a long time for a waiter to come over, and then our meal was also delayed. However, when we did receive our meal, it was delicious. I have been at this restaurant before, and this is the first time that the service was... More 

Thank Lynn N
omi2, Guest Relations Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hello Lynn N, We're happy that you liked what you had for lunch with us the other day. Please give us another try sometime. The Grain house Manager has been informed that their service fell short the other day. We definitely know how important it is to be quick with lunch service, as most folks are on a tight schedule... More 

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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself in Basking Ridge near the Old Mill Inn, you must give The Grain House a try. In an old house (that looks like it should be on Ghost Hunters) they have a restaurant and bar (called the Coppertop Pub by locals) 3wand the atmosphere is quite lively. A good selection of brews on tap and the... More 

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

Hi MotownEsq, Love that you found our place unique, like on a Ghost Hunters feature. Darn, no ghost though - that I've seen :( Super to read that you liked our Burgers and liked our selection of Beer. Stop back again soon, we are always tapping new selections. We'll be here for you, just like always .....or at least for... More 

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed to find a local restaurant that was open on a Monday for a business lunch. I hadn’t been to the Grain House in years, but since options are limited on a Monday, decided to give it a go. What a delightful surprise. We had a delicious lunch in front of a beautiful fireplace on a cold winter’s day.... More 

Thank PattyO34
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Hi PattyO34, Thanks much for the feedback. We don't hear much from our Lunch patrons and are happy when we do. We try to gear our lunches toward the business crowd as most folks are short on time, just like you said. We even manage to come up with some pretty nice Lunch Specials each morning. Please think of us... More 

Columbus, New Jersey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful roaring fire in the cozy dining room accompanied by a cup of hot French onion soup loaded with melted cheese for me and cream of turkey soup for my husband. We also enjoyed the fish and chips and the fried chicken. We will definitely visit again. Great experience!!

Thank ymp31
omi2, Manager at The Grain House, responded to this review

Love hearing that you had a nice dinner with us. All of your choices are terrific ones. I'll let the Chef know you liked the Cream of Turkey, maybe he'll make it again. Hope you visit us some more :) Bridgett More 

Morris County
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had brunch today with friends today. This was our first visit and was underwhelmed by the experience. Although the place was full, still unable to understand as to "what we are missing"?

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

Greetings MorrisCountyGourmand, We are sorry to hear that your visit for Brunch on Sunday was anything but the best. We welcome all feedback and certainly look forward to hearing more specifically as to what we might have done better and then make your next visit with us a better experience. Please feel free to contact myself or any of the... More 

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I want to have a nice bowl of soup with maybe a small salad or half of sandwich, and know it will be good.....I go to the Grain House. They are consistently good. In the winter you can sit in front of their big fireplace, and it's just so comforting. It is a perfect place to go for lunch,... More 

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

Hello Jane B, Many thanks for the kind words. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed the Grain House. Comfy is what we hope our guest feel.....and of course to have a really tasty meal. Please say hi if you stop in again and I'm there :) Bridgett More 

New Jersey
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited on New Years Eve. Many years ago, we had eaten here and were disappointed. Decided to try again, because it is very close to home. We were a party of two couples. Both men ordered "prime" rib eye, both the women ordered filet mignon. The rib eyes could not have been prime, because both men found lots of... More 

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

Hello lorkay, Our apologies for the delayed response. We're happy to hear that your friend's filet was very good but are sad to hear that your steak and those of the two gentlemen were not liked as much. Your review has been forwarded to our Chef as he always works to improve once he hears about shortcomings with what he... More 

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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had my parents in from out of town and we were looking for a break from the home-bound holiday crazed planning, so we decided to stop in for a drink. What a great atmosphere within the bar area - roaring fire, comfortable bar, and a bar tender that knew how to make a good Rob Roy!

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

Hi SSSSSM, Great to hear that you and your folks had a nice time with us. Hope to see you again the next time you're in town. The Rob Roy's will be waiting :) Bridgett 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?