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“Could learn from TGIF”
Review of The Grand Cafe

The Grand Cafe
Ranked #14 of 167 Restaurants in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Ordered the Hanger steak special medium received it well done. Was offered some sauce or ketchup to make it better. Told the owner of the situation and he said oh and that was it. Had a similar problem with an overcooked steak at TGIF a few weeks back and the manager came over apologized took it off our bill and bought the table a round of drinks. Sad that The Grand Café's only solution was more sauce or ketchup. Extremely disappointed with the dining experience and also surprised that a chain restaurant handled it better than this place. You would expect more when you spend over $250 for 2 people.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had dinner here on a Friday night with friends from out of town. The atmosphere is warm, elegant and inviting. We ordered drinks before dinner; Maker's Mark Manhattan, a gin gimlet and a Bombay Sapphire dirty martini. The glasses had all been chilled. My gimlet was made with fresh lime juice and it had to be the best I've ever tasted. Our appetizers: The warm Brie salad was delicately delicious. Another had oysters and they were also excellent- presented on shaved ice with seaweed and 1/2 a wrapped lemon to keep pits out of the food. The shrimp cocktail was perfect with a just right spicy sauce. Everyone enjoyed their entrees which ranged from a perfectly cooked sirloin steak med-rare - a delicate, melt in your mouth Dover Sole- Liver with onions & bacon- double thick grilled veal chop - and a simple grilled chicken breast. The wine list is incredible. The labels and vintages they list are as impressive as the price tag although there are more modest and excellent choices available. The service was attentive, personable and engaging. The decor is beautiful. This could easily be a venue for a romantic special occasion. Dessert was a delicious chocolate soufflé. Our experience was perfect in every way. The owner came over to see if we were enjoying our meals and to thank us for being there. He also spoke with us when we were getting ready to leave. We will definitely put this place on our list of go-to places.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Conveniently located in downtown Morristown, the Grand Cafe offers a solid menu, varied wine list and reasonably priced menu ($$$). Each dish was attractively presented, perfectly prepared and flavorful. The menu is al a carte and we chose sides of sautéed mushrooms, mac & cheese (both great) and grilled asparagus with cheese, the only disappointment of the evening.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've been here at least yearly for more than two decades. It's been excellent every time. Classy at every step: greeting, tiny but lush bar that is perfect for a pre-dinner drink, pretty room, old-world service, excellent food, menu offers classics plus a few adventurous items and a pianist that adds to the calm, posh atmosphere. My wife and I have witnessed more than one marriage proposal. It's expensive, but well worth it.

Thank RDaingerfield
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Had a business dinner here for 6 and Desmond and his staff didn't disappoint. Everyone loved their food and the wine was excellent as well. If you're looking for that restaurant at the high end of the scale, this is it. The only other restaurant in the area that offers a similar experience is The Bernards Inn.

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