Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

4.3
470 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A local landmark and beloved culinary institution, the historic and charming Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern features five magnificently restored dining rooms and a stylish Library bar. This neighborhood gem offers a modern take of classic American cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced, farm fresh produce and sustainable ingredients. Its upscale atmosphere is family friendly, with a more relaxed smart casual dress code.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; (11:00pm on Weekends)
Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch/Dinner: 11:30 am - 10 pm
Tavern Bar open late night.
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Phone number
(201) 445-4115
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Piegaro
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Private party facilities
Enjoy the comforts of home at the newly restored Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern. Rich in history, the Inn combines warmth and elegance with spectacular cuisine and professional service executed with flawless attention to detail. The Inn is the perfect venue for special occasions, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, as well as any business meeting or celebratory event. We can customize anything to fit into your plans. Just give us a call, and we will make it happen!
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Private party contact
Alena Bortolus: (877) 897-5954
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Catering
Private dining for personal occasions, such as weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, repasts, as well as business dining offering AV overhead screen and computer compatible equipment as well as use of podium and easel. IPod music personalization available. Off site business catering available as well.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sheridan Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Service on Friday and Saturday Nights, as well as free parking in the center of town.
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Public transit
NJ Transit Train, Ho-Ho-Kus Station
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Entertainment
Wednesday Evenings during warmer months, during alfresco dining, on our bluestone patio. View our website for seasonal and weekly entertainment schedules.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners, Craft Beer Dinners and Tastings, Wine Tasting Seminars, Themed Teas, Themed Holiday Events, Outdoor Summer BBQ Events, Happy Hour Specials, BYOB Mondays, Weekday Specials, Sunday Brunch Buffet
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 470 People Are Saying
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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 1st date anniversary for our 12th time. We have been doing this for five years at The Ho Ho Kus Inn. It is one of the most charismatic, romantic and cozy places in NJ. You will always be served a outstanding and delicious meal.
We started off wife a cocktail - my wife was served a perfect Negroni and I had Woodford Reserve in the rocks. We then shared 18 of the freshest, mouth watering oysters. Just fabulous!!! My wife had the grilled cheese & tomato soup. She loved it! I had the Norwegian Salmon with preserved lemon risotto and asparagas, the best risotto I ever had! The crispiest salmon skin I ever had! I totally enjoyed every morsel! We then each had a cup of hot & delicious coffee and shared an apple crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream.
We eat at the Ho Ho Kus Inn approximately 6-8 tied a year. I said to my wife we always have a great meal, service and atmosphere here why don’t we come mire often, she agreed so Ho Ho Kus Inn expect to see us more often.

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JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sat in the pub room for a casual dinner with a friend. Service, food and ambiance was perfect.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice sat in the lounge for a late afternoon lunch with our son and daughter-in-law. Food was great server was attentive. Haven’t eaten in this restaurant In a few years, was good then and it did not disappoint. We will be back

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M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was great. We had a wonderful time. It was a busy night but we were well taken care of. Definitely headed back to HHK Inn!

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s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love the Cobb Salad - had it with a nice piece of salmon this time. Everyone enjoyed their meal and waiter was terrific.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Horrible service, substandard food

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TJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was shaky took forever to get our dinner order. The waiter was good, the issue was with the kitchen.

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ST
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but very poor service. Food wasn't bad but servers didn't know who got what and we had to send our gin and tonic's back because the tonic was flat and had no taste. The restaurant emptied out relatively early (9:30) and the staff started setting up tables in the room we were eating in for a party the next day. It was very loud and very rude to do while we were still there. The busboy also cleared the table without asking us if we were done and took my cappuccino away before it was finished. Not a great experience. Wouldn't go back anytime soon!

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BS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. The service was great. Surprised with a custom specials menu with "Happy Anniversary', two glasses of champagne and wonderful attentive service. Highly recommend Hohokus Inn for special occasions. Exceeded my expectations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

dinner was excellent - always good service - pleasant atmosphere

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NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

40th Anniversary

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s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and excellent service.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved my dinner date with my husband. We sat in the library and had Z as our server. She is the best! Looking forward to visiting again and having some drinks outside perhaps! Great atmosphere, delicious food, and phenomenal service. Thanks so much!

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally the rain stopped and it was time to get outside. Have been here a few times before, live the outside patio area for dinner. Food was delicious as always.

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LB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Food was beautifully presented and tasty. Many of the dishes had a little twist on what was expected (octopus appetizer). We were a group of 6 and all of us appreciate good food and the restaurant exceeded my expectations. We ate outside which was pleasant but noisy. One of the men is an expert on wine and said it was a very good selection. There seemed to be only one waiter for the entire restaurant inside and outside which meant it took a while to place the order and get our food.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and selected from both the pub and restaurant menus. The food was delicious and the service excellent!

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1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the outside seating on a beautiful summer evening!

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RM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came on a Monday night. On Mondays you can bring your own wine and there is no corkage fee. Outdoors was busy, but inside we were the sole table of diners in the big dining room. We had a private sever and bus person. We felt as if we had a private chef. Dinner was cooked to perfection from starters to dessert: crab cake, salad, avocado frites with crabmeat, grilled red snapper, cod, lobster pappardelle, and chocolate lava cake. Was a great night for a leisurely catch-up with dear friends. Quiet. Unrushed. Monday is a great night st the Inn.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good but service was very slow. Waited almost an hour for food to be served. Server was not attentive.

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service and atmosphere. Outdoor seating, two bar areas, and a formal dining room to match whatever your mood. All this in a classic historic home loaded with colonial charm.

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M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time - sat in the tavern and it was terrific!

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RM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were five and started with sparkling wine. From Caesar salad to oysters, our appetizers were treats to eye and palate. Beautifully prepared divers scallops and cod were our entrees. Ordered two plates of cookies. We found them very soft, too soft in fact but delicious too.

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DS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place missed the mark this time. Some food bland and served incomplete. Service slow — we guessed it all relates to a kitchen that was overwhelmed in some way. Not the norm at HHK Inn but we were disappointed this time.

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h
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! They really made my anniversary dinner special. The service was amazing, and the food was really good. I would certInly go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. Food orders came out wrong and one had to be sent back, which resulted in new order not arriving until 30 minutes later when everyone had already finished dinner or their meals were cold. Noise level way too high. It wasn’t even crowded.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

First off I ordered an Old Fashion that tastes like way to much bitters. My wife’s crab cake app was cold. Then the short ribs that she ordered was dry and the mashed potatoes were cold. My app was good, the salmon was cooked as advertised but the couscous was bland way overpriced for the value. I will never go back. I will say that the manager apologized and comped my wife’s entree. I work to hard to have an evening ruined.

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JT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional as was our waitress Lupita. Really nice job for a birthday dinner, including the personalized menu card for the birthday guest. Well done HHK Inn!

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J
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Had been for lunch before. The decor and ambiance are great. The menu has wonderful options. However our scallops were salty, the beans they were served over were under cooked. No one came out when our salad was served and asked if we wanted pepper. The octopus was chewy. The best part of the meal was the burrito peach salad. That was incredible. The price compared to other places we go is. A little high for what you get and the service. Even the bread didn’t seem fresh.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always an enjoyable experience. Since it has warmed up we asked to sit out on the patio. You can't reserve ahead if time, only upon arrival. We had just over an hour wait, which is what we had expected. Enough time for a couple of drinks and conversation to catch up with friends. Highly suggest the valet at peak times so you don't have to worry about finding a spot. Friday night we stick to the bar menu. The two guys had hot sandwiches and I had a burger. All came with a side of fries. We started by splitting the margarita flatbread, thin crust with just enough sauce and lightly cheesed. Never have room for dessert so you are on your own there.

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AK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We waited so long for our meal. 2 steaks came out charred and nedium rare. They gave us dessert. But in the end they should not have charged us for the steaks. Dinner was $300 for 6 people and my daughter shared with my mom. This was our first time at this restaurant and will not go back. What a terrible meal. What a terrible birthday meal.

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CA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love when it's warm enough to sit on the outdoor patio at HHK Inn... ordering from the Tavern menu is very reasonable, and the food is consistently good. Service was attentive wihout being invasive. Nice evening outdoors for a salad and burger :)

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BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice ambiance. Menu had a nice variety and gluten free options

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at very charming restaurant. Service was fantastic. Never felt rushed or ignored.

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A
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went in for an early dinner. Went for the small plates and burgers. Burger perfectly cooked medium rare. The buttermilk onion rings were great. Grilled octopus was tender and grilled crisp.
Our server, Ed, was excellent. Helpful and attentive without ever being intrusive.
Really liked house ale. Very good selection of wines by the glass.

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EB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner celebration. Food was excellent, as usual. I always enjoy my meal at the Hohokus Inn. The staff was very attentive. Great place for a celebration.

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EJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the sweet little patio on a beautiful day. The food was delicious and service was very good. Salmon burger and devils on horseback are a must have and cocktails were great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for lunch with a friend. We asked to be seated at a table outside in the shade. We were informed that the tables with umbrellas were reserved for a party of 4. We agreed to be seated at a table for 2 without umbrella. We had to keep
Moving around our table because the sun was too strong for us.

They did not have any party of 4 come to dine and we noticed that 2 tables for 4 only had 2 people seated at them. The table next to us was empty the whole time we had lunch. Plus there was another empty table for 4.

We did not enjoy our meals because it was too much sun on us and because we couldn’t understand why they didn’t offer to move us, especially when the waiter/busboy was helping us move the table closer to the table next to us to get some shade.

I don’t think we will be having lunch there any time soon. Sometime s you have to try to please the customer that is there and not worry about the customer that might come.

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