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WHERE COMFORT MEETS CRAFT. Grain & Cane is your home for hospitality in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. An homage to family nostalgia, our neighborhood table is built on the Connell legacy, as leading American rice and sugar cane purveyors and community idealists. Our menu features dishes that nod to family tradition, regional flare, and vibrant flavors, such as fresh oysters on the half shell, sourdough pizzas, and our custom-grind burger. Strong roots and dynamic character serve as the blueprint for a thoughtful selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Vintage art and antique photographs from past Connell generations set a backdrop for a convivial atmosphere – a restaurant and bar ideal…
As the old saying goes - never judge a book by its cover. Such is the case with Grain & Cane. Great decor and I had high hopes but they were dashed quickly. The service and food are lousy! First, it was 5:00 and they...tried to seat me in the bar and I told them I’d prefer to not sit in the bar, and I could immediately tell the girl was annoyed. I heard her say she had to check reservations. Seriously? For one person at 5:00!
Secondly, I asked my waiter for a club soda and lime. He then asked me three times if I wanted water. Thirdly, I ordered New England clam chowder. NJ folk don’t know $h!+ about New England clam chowder because what I had sucked. It was basically a cream sauce with some potatoes. I must have missed the clams.
Finally, the Caesar with salmon was average at best. $8.00 extra for a piece of salmon that was not even the size of a hockey puck. The only reason I didn’t give 1 star is because the decor was nice. Other than that, I will never come back here.More
We had an very positive experience during lunch at Crain & Cane and would recommend it.
Our table of ten was accommodated in the outdoor area to the left of the restaurant's entrance. Although we were ostensibly sitting adjacent to the hotel entrance, it seemed...private, and we felt comfortable enjoying ourselves without fear of bothering other patrons.
The service was adequately attentive, and the menu was broad enough to satisfy our large group, which ranged in ages, from 24 to 68. The offerings included margherita pizza, rigatoni bolognese, lobster cobb salad, fried chicken sandwich, grilled Scottish salmon, steak frites and s'mores in a mason jar.
If you're looking for a solid, and even creative, meal in this area--go to Cane & Grain.More
Kids back from college and they picked grain and cane. Sat at bar tables to get the Duck Poutine. It was delicious!! Boys and shared the Tomahawk Ribeye - spiced perfectly - perfect medium rare - outstanding evening. Highly recommend. Note rib eye does take...time to cook so either order it early or sit back and relax.More
we had a group of 6 - made reservation showed up a few minutes early and grabbed a great Manhatten at the bar - the place was jamming, great buzz in the room.
we were sat just a few minutes later than our reservation -...we ordered several appetizers for the table and more tasty drinks - my buddies wife was all over the Margarita it looked great, she said it was fresh juice and very good
the entrees were great, steaks, pastas a burger and a gulten free pizza - everyone lovered their entrees
we got sold a couple of desserts - the banana split - great elevated approach with caramelized bananas and house made gelato and a great carrot cake
killer dinner!! such an up grade to the areas restaurants
we will be backMore
We went to Grain & Cane today for brunch to celebrate our son's birthday. The atmosphere is lovely, and we wanted to love this place in hopes of making it a regular spot to get together. When we arrived, there were only a few other...tables occupied. We soon placed our orders and waited over coffee for our food to arrive. The problems with service soon became apparent when our server was nowhere to be found when some of us were ready for more coffee. One of us had to go in search of the server to ask him for refills. Then our food arrived in dribs and drabs, and my grandson's order of pancakes did not arrive at all. We again had to find the server to ask what happened; he had mistakenly not put in the order for the pancakes. Also, there was no cheese in my omelet, so he took it away and by the time he returned, everyone, except my grandson, was almost finished with their meals. My grandson still had not received his pancakes! My son went in search of the server to find out where the pancakes were, but he came across the manager instead, who said they would be right out (and he said we wouldn't be charged for them). When they finally arrived, they were undercooked. Furthermore, some of the other meals were cold, In fact, the cheese in my son's omelet hadn't even melted. We certainly enjoyed our time together, but Grain & Cane was a disappointment. Not sure why service was so poor since the restaurant was not crowded by any means. And, although it seems to be the kind of place we would like to frequent, not sure we would want to chance another experience with poor service. I first posted this review on the restaurant's Facebook page. I expected, at least, a response from a manager....but got crickets. I would imagine the problem begins with the management. It's a shame because the restaurant has so much potential.More