Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

4.5
935 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern was fully restored and reopened on December 8, 2009 following a $1.5 million renovation overseen by its new owners. Ho-Ho-Kus residents, Gordon and Laurie Hamm.

A local landmark and beloved culinary institution, this historic and charming neighborhood gem has quickly become a favorite among locals, and serves up American classics in a cozy inviting atmosphere, complete with an original fireplace in each of our seven unique dining spaces, two full service bars, and bluestone outdoor patio and fireplace! Explore your culinary side with our seasonal menus, or try the regional, and international craft and session brews, hand crafted cocktails, and the versatility of AV-equipped private rooms for your special milestone, baby, bridal celebration, or corporate meeting. An 8-time winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, locally awarded Best of Bergen in 201-Magazine, Readers Choice Winner on Open Table and in Bergen Magazine, and numerous others.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 935 people are saying
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vipJack
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful! Service fine and enthusiastic.

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vipNJfriend
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to meet friends for dinner or lunch. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wait for food was long but wait staff was kind and helpful

MR
vipMaryR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and outdoor seating was fabulous.

MO
MicheleO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening with family and friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and wonderful atmosphere

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Karma
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food & outdoor space for dinning in all weather!

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vipPerfect
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 adults and 4 kids under 7. Sat outside. Service by Zee was outstanding. We all had different meals and were very happy with our choices. The tented area they've set up is very nicely done.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall a good, but pricey meal and unfortunately the service lagged

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great lunch! Enjoyed the beautiful weather dining outside!

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lisag
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Beautiful outdoor tent set up with nice spacing. Food was very tasty, but service was inattentive. Had to ask several times for place settings/silverware.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating an anniversary outside for brunch. Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful building with great food. Outdoor seating area is a nice option during Covid.

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vipScottL
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

never disappoints. Food is excellent- we both had fish and loved both dishes. service is solid. Great local option. With how the restaurant is set up, so many different options to sit- outside, at bar (x2), upstairs, etc.

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vipGWhite
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely surroundings, especially nice outdoor dining
Great diverse menu

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vipKEENJ
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've eaten here before over the years and always enjoyed it. This was the first time during the pandemic. They've set up a nice outdoor tent. The food was very good as was the service. The staff was very nice. It was hot and humid, but the fans they set up were helpful.

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vipFrancoise
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a wonderful friend’s Birthday get together…..delicious food and wonderful, courteous service too!

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vipK175
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both good. Sat in the smaller room with the fireplace and bar (library?) which is very nice. Hostess called me before we got there to let me know their credit card machine wasn't working in case paying cash would be a problem. I appreciated that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was wonderful. I felt bad for our waitress who had to deal with the insufferable couple next to us who critiqued everything from the table location to how carbonated her drink was. Please give this woman a raise.

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vipAL123
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor tent. Had a nice lunch with group of friends

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Gigi115
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable with the spacing of tables and the ambience outdoor in the tented area. The food was outstanding and the waiter and kitchen were very accommodating to special requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is excellent & ambiance is lovely, however the service is very very slow. Multiple times I have been here and I always seem to have the same issue with the service.

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vipToddM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service we love this place.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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vipSandraB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All three of us ordered different salads for lunch — very good, a little pricey in comparison. Overall, my complaints are not about food, although I had hoped they would have non-dairy options for coffee. The Inn is very charming, but really needs an renovation at some point. Smells stale in certain spots and the deodorized bathroom spray is nauseating. It makes no sense that the women’s room is upstairs— majority of lunch guests were over 70yrs old and it’s just not practical.
All that to say, it’s such a neighborhood gem that it’s hard to give it less than four stars, but if they claim to be fine dining, then they can afford an update or two.

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vipRaffi
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary ( week). They were lovely and the food and service were top notch, as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine outside. Warm and friendly service.

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vipKarlS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out at Ho Ho Kus inn, the tent is decorated so beautiful with the chandeliers and the ivy running thru the tent rails and add the palm trees thru out it’s a real topical oasis to enjoy great food! Excellent service!! And a very friendly atmosphere! They continue to provide a fun and comfortable atmosphere to to dine!!
Thanks Ho Ho Kus Inn

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall very good as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipMLK17
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening under the tent, beautifully arranged and there was an amazing saxophonist as well. One of the best burgers I ever had. Service was great. Will be back.

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HopeN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Saw nice picture on Google of the patio and the fireplace. When we got there we were seated in a tent facing the parking lot. Also, the grilled chicken was made days before.

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BethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant sitting on the patio. Lunch wasnt rushed and the food was very good. Loved the stuffed dates wrapped in bacon as an appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch under the tent was delicious. It helped that the weather was great, but the service, decor and most importantly the food were all excellent.

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JoanneG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always have a great experience at HHK Inn. Dinner was fantastic and the tent is always pretty. Our only negative this time was the service was painfully slow and our server never checked on us throughout the night. This is normally not the case and service is usually great. Will notch this up to staffing struggles in the industry. We will definitely be back!

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vipfcolonno
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The service was not good for a Wednesday evening. The food was okay but not worth the cost for an over done strip steak and cold french fries.

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KathleenF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just loved the Inn
Dinner was good but room got very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Music was enjoyable

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EddieB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. We’ve dined at the Inn before. Always an enjoyable experience. This time requested outside seating. The weather was ideal. An altogether wonderful experience. Our prior visits were all pre-Covid and indoors. This time the menu seemed smaller and simpler than we remember. More than enough options to satisfy our appetites. Salad, entree and dessert for each. The birthday girl got the candle and extra singing. Thank you HoHoKus Inn!

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PennyW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. Food was delicious.
Service was unusually slow but didn’t take away from the lovely evening we had.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://hohokusinn.com/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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