Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

4.3
449 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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
Reviews from verified diners
449 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
57%
Very Good
25%
Good
11%
Fair
4%
Poor
3%
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

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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MB
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

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

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RM
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

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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Indiana
3.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

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
1.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

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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j
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

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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OT
New York Area
1.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

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

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A
New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

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
2.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

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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LS
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

We celebrated a 40th Birthday. Great food and ambiance. Staff was very friendly

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p
New York Area
3.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

We had high hopes, but were underwhelmed. The salmon dish and the cod dish were tasty, but the scallop dish, which was very pricely, had very dull tasting scallops. Which made the white beans the best part of the dish. The lobster pappardelle dish did not have much lobster, and was too heavy on the sauce. The chocolate lava cake dessert was appreciated.

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PC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn has done it again. The Diver Sea Scallops over Broccoli Rabe with Chorizo was incredible, delectable, scrumptious! The Organic Malbec was smooth. Our server was polite and attentive. I recommend Ho-Ho-Kus Inn without reservation.

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BT
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

We celebrated Easter brunch with family and we enjoyed the homelike coziness of the inn. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious--a nice variety. There were kid-friendly choices too like mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and sugary cereals.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on March 31, 2018

Oysters were delicious. Food was very good as was service. Nothing to do with restaurant but why do people bring infants and small children into bar? Screaming little ones should not be ruining dinner for everyone. Take you screaming child home!

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MA
New York Area
4.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food and many different dining areas made this a great place to have a dinner conversation with friends. We ended up spending 4 hours.

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A
New York Area
2.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

I was disappointed in the food based on the price.

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C
New York Area
2.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

Ordered a bottle of high end wine (>$200). They brought a different bottle from the same producer (lower quality, lower overall rating). No explanation and proceeded to pour it. I'm quite disappointed as this is one of our favorite restaurants. Off the list now...

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentine’s days

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IR
New York Area
2.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was very poor; very disappointing.
It took forever to receive bread and then we had to ask for butter.
Food took a long time to arrive at our table and generally service was extremely slow.

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YM
New York Area
2.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

was there this valentines day. the only good thing i ate was lobster bisque. entrees were completely tasteless both mine and my wives. my wife was half done with her meal when they brought me my replacement which again had no flavor or seasoning. Very surprised restaurant didnt even offer to comp for serving such tasteless dishes. I would not recommend sadly

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OT
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day. Felt like we were dining at a cafeteria or catering hall. Had four different servers take care of us. Food was good however.

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KI
New York Area
2.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

The waiter was very gracious throughout the evening. However, it took an hour for our entrees to be served after our appetizers. All of the entrees (which were seafood) were room temperature and the salmon was dry and overcooked.

We were not impressed with the food.

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P
New York Area
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Our go to place for special occasion dinning. Great ambiance, wine selection and drinks. The food is very good and if there is an issue it is corrected without hesitation or disruption.

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TE
New York Area
4.0
Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with old charm. Was glad to see some gluten-free choices but not many. Although they offer GF bread with sandwiches, the ingredients in the sandwiches may not be GF, as is the Salmon burger.
Entrees are pricey for lunch, but the scallops (2) were nicely done. Prosecco was a nice choice too!

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DW
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 11, 2018

First time having brunch at ho ho Kus inn and it was excellent. Great selections of foods of breakfast lunch etc. Will be back again for sure
The price was very good for what you were offered also and the mimosas were delicious too.

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R
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 11, 2018

Family brunch for birthday celebration with 3 generations
Everybody was happy with the brunch selection ,
Even our 90 year old !

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IR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food and excellent service.
Our first visit but surely not our last.
Perfect from start to finish!

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ML
New York Area
4.0
Dined on January 20, 2018

We had fantastic food, the waiter was very attentive and gave us excellent suggestions regarding menu options. We got the duck and short ribs, which were both exceptional.
The grilled octopus as an appetizer was a bit overcooked.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed a relaxed brunch, with a wide assortment of choices including jumbo shrimp and smoked salmon, as well as unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The service was very attentive. Well worth the week's wait to get a reservation.

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S
New York Area
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Historic building so you can’t beat the atmosphere. Attentive service and good food. Just slow coming out. Which was OK because I was in no rush.

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