“BaskingRidge,NJ Travel Adventures by Bonnie and Bill Neely”

In the town of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, on Route 202, is a Romantic Historical Setting . You can enjoy a very special meal in an authentic Revolutionary War setting. The location is on the Passaic River where a miller, named Samuel Lewis, in 1768 built a water-powered grist mill and barn in Franklin Corners on land originally acquired from William Penn. The Grain House Restaurant is in the barn which was the storehouse for the desperately needed flour, meal, and feed for the Continental Army encampment at Jockey Hollow in the winter of 1777. The Grain House Restaurant features special events many times during the year, some of which benefit local charities. Talk to Chef John Tomaszek about special seating or any other personal requests.

I recently enjoyed a delectable meal there and found the food superb. Prepared with freshly herbs and specialties from Chef John’s own on-site garden, his innovative recipes and presentation are exquisite! The Grain House is open daily for lunch and dinner. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings there is also live music in the Coppertop Pub, which is located in the 1777 horse stable of the old grist mill. The Restaurant is on site at the Olde Mill Inn, which is a “perfectly inn-timate place” for any special and romantic stays.

Enjoy turning a romantic dinner at the Grain House Restaurant into a very special overnight at the Olde Mill Inn? Ask about special packages for dining and staying overnight. For more information you can click here You can call 908-221-1150 for details and reservations.