Chef Carl Messick has an impressive culinary background. After graduating from Middle Township High School (Cape May Court House, NJ), Carl attended New England Culinary Institute in 2002 and first worked at the Backyard Restaurant in Stone Harbor with his brother Glenn. He came to Cape May and the Virginia Hotel as the sous chef in 2004 and quickly became the executive chef of the popular Ebbitt Room. Later he moved to Stone Harbor NJ to work for Chip Roman, proprietor and executive chef of the award winning Blackfish restaurant. The next summer he served as executive chef of the White Heron in Stone Harbor. In 2011, Chef Carl assumed the role of Executive Chef of the well known Cape May destination location Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant.
After a decade tenure at PSI, Carl is excited to branch out on his own to create his own identity. And so Grana BYOB was born.
Grana BYOB is a sixty eight seat dream of our executive chef/owner Carl Messick. We will utilize local and seasonal ingredients to produce our vision of modern American cuisine. Located at 413 South Broadway in Cape May, Grana BYOB is taking a minimalist approach to fine dining.
Dress Code- "Smart Casual"
Attire that combines well-fitting, business wear
with elements of casual attire.
For example- blouses, shirts, button-downs, dress pants, dark-wash jeans, and refined/ practical footwear. Jackets are not required.
SUMMER TIME WEAR- Dress shorts or Bermuda shorts & polo shirts
or blouses are acceptable!
We kindly ask our guests to refrain from wearing- hooded sweatshirts, flip flops, athletic wear, overly distressed jeans, sweat pants, baseball caps, and swimwear.
We will strive to never compromise on quality in our restaurant. No matter what time of year, you can be sure you're eating the best of the season.
🌿Vegan / Vegetarian & Gluten FREE options available
♿ NOW Wheelchair Accessible- Please let us know if you are in need of any assistance getting into our building when making your reservation.
🍷Grana BYOB is a BYOB establishment. Bring your favorite bottle of wine & we will supply the food to pair! SUNSET LIQUOR STORE is a brief walk from our front door!
🚸With an intimate fine dining experience, Grana BYOB does not offer high chairs or booster seats and will not be featuring a children's menu option.