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About Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

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.

1 East Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Sheridan Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 445-4115

Website:
http://www.hohokusinn.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday Evenings during warmer months, during alfresco dining, on our bluestone patio. View our website for seasonal and weekly entertainment schedules.

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Service on Friday and Saturday Nights, as well as free parking in the center of town.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Train, Ho-Ho-Kus Station

Executive Chef:
Troy Piegaro

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!

Private Party Contact:
Alena Bortolus: (877) 897-5954

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

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

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Year's Eve so I guess it's not really fair to review when they have a fixed menu and are super busy. As far as we are concerned the food wasn't up to the standards of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn which is usually excellent. The service was well timed and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Varied menu with well prepared dishes. Very good selection of wines, although bottle ordered was sold out; excellent draught beers both local and international. Service professional, although busy night and at times less attentive than normal. Steaks are nicely aged and cooked to perfection; sides are reasonable although not abundant in choices. Overall, HHK Inn is a predictably good restaurant and makes for a nice evening out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was amazing
Food was very good
Cozy and beautiful
The only disappointment is we were in the corner by an exit door so we did not get to enjoy the beautiful ambiance .

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Cold night. Good food warmed our hearts!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The table we were seated at had me looking at an uninteresting blank wall. Other couples were seated in more attractive settings. It seemed to me that preference was given to frequent visitors. The octopus appetizer was not nearly as tasty as in Oceanos. I was disappointed and expected more from such an establishment.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Gave us a special place to bringGrandson for a quiet chat and enjoy the food while talking to him.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Don't go fr last seating. Go early.
Service was rushed. Did not enjoy holiday meal😐🤐☹

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been having dinner there for the past few years for Christmas Eve and it’s always wonderful! The staff is wonderful and the food is delicious. One year it even snowed while we were there for Christmas Eve dinner and it was truly special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding. Always a notch above!!! HHI kills the competition!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a very relaxing brunch, the server was very attentive to us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

High price, fair food, good service. The overall ambiance is good but some of the rooms lack character. It was ok, probably won't return.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was delicious. Short ribs were perfect as well as the steak. Very attentive wait staff and the tables are not crammed together. Some patrons were dressed up and some were casual. The decor is warm and traditional. Good solid menu - very well prepared.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The Ho-Ho-Kus is a stand alone, out standing historic building with lots of charm, good food and good service, however, the food prices vary and $15.00 for a 6 oz glass of the house Ca. Chardonnay is a bit pricey!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious meal great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Three of us had lunch here. Two of us had a salad choice, one with salmon added the other with hangar steak added. The third had an Asian salmon sandwich. Everything tasted good and portion sizes were fine. Ambiance is subdued in this 250 year old building. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Prices are reasonable.

One salad arrived with dressing on it even though diner asked for dressing to be on the side. When pointed out to the waiter, the response was a terse sorry. Felt like a slap more than an apology.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a great experience. Only regret is that luncheon menu is limited. Wish I could get dinner menu at lunch.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten here many times and this time was not great. We wanted to eat in tavern

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Food greatly and the cappuccino was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Server (don't remember his name ) was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.
First time. Enjoyed the do in experience.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for a night out with friends, without children. The location is lovely and the staff was very attentive. The food was fine, but I'm not sure it was worth $100 a person including drinks and tip. I had the octopus appetizer, which was mostly couscous and hardly any octopus. My husband had the kale salad which he said was very good. Two of us had the short ribs and the other two had the steak frites. The steak was very good, and the short ribs were ok. I might give it another try, but not anytime soon. There are better places in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice venue with good service, but unfortunately food is basically inedible. Went there w my husband, uncle, and mother. Ordered steak, burger, and salmon. Steak was like rubber. Burger was raw. And salmon was terrible, so bad that my 91 year old uncle who never complains actually says it was bad. My husband had ordered an Asian salmon burger which he also said was terrible. The desserts were also disappointing. The cheesecake had a refrigerated taste. This used to be a place w great food. What happened? Very disappointed. I did not complain as it was my birthday celebration and was just trying to get through the meal but will admit i regret going here, and so does my mom.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The historic Hohokus Inn is beautiful and cozy inside . Service and food were outstanding. My only disappointment was that when I asked for the Crystal room I was shown to a table for two outside the main room. The main room where the big crystal chandelier is was set up for tables for 4 or more. I pointed out that nobody was there yet, but was given the reason that it is ON LY for 4 or more seating at a table. We made a 5:30 reservation and NOBODY was even dining yet! When we left, about 1 1/2 hours later, only 2 other tables had been seated. Everything was perfect...except for that.....and it was date night for us.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service and food!
Definitely going back again

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place and service was excellent. Oysters and Apps were great. Entry and deserts were just ok. My table of 4 all had the same option. Short ribs were dry as was the brisket. I have th scallops which were great.
Desert was disappointing. The chocolate lava cake was fake! I was a little surprise to see that with the prices. Service was excellent. I would question going back though so don’t that kind of money in just “ok” food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We enjoy Mondays at the Inn when it is possible to bring our own wine. The Inn is usually very quiet on Mondays and service is superb and food especially carefully prepared. It is possible to have a leisurely meal with friends and not feel rushed at all. We enjoyed a variety of oysters, a lobster pasta dish and the gently poached salmon (the special) this week.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a random Thursday afternoon in order to take advantage of their outdoor seating area because it was an absolutely gorgeous day out.

There's a parking lot for the restaurant and then there's plenty of street parking within a block of it as well.

The outdoor area is great and it's very cozy. The parking lot is right next to it, but they do a decent job of keeping it separated by some greenery. There's approximately 11 or 12 tables outside so being seated, especially during lunch should not be an issue. We had to wait for approximately 5 minutes, so it wasn't bad at all.

This was our first time here and we were very impressed with their offerings.

We started with a kale salad which we had split between the two of us. The portion was more than enough to accommodate the two of us. I then had the NY strip sandwich, which was absolutely fantastic and full of flavor. My wife had the half share of scallops with beans, broccoli rabe and chorizo, which was also very good. We added in a couple glasses of wine and our meal was complete. They have a decent wine menu by the glass.

The prices were fair and comparable to everything around us. Service was efficient and effective.

Overall, we had a great time and really liked the food and the atmosphere in which it was served. We shall return for dinner since I did not get to see the inside this time and the food was more than good enough to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very disappointed compared to our last visit. Only highlight was the manager was extremely accommodating.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We met family at Valleau Cemetary & then came to the Ho Ho Kus Inn for lunch. It was
a very nice occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was very good. Waitress was a complete ditz. Got our drink order wrong. The offered to take away the proper drinks after we started them. Have gone there in the past and service was fine. I just think it was this one waitress but she obviously was not trained.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy the delicious meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was mediocre. Service was disappointing. I was really hoping for more. Could be a great local go to spot but needs to improve.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinning in the comfortable setting is a delight. The atmosphere created by the the staff is top shelf, you and your guests are the center of their attention. From the wine to cocktails, appetizers to main course, desert and coffees, the presentation, selection and quality is spot on. Looking forward to my next visit to the inn

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great dinner. Great service. Highly recommend 👍👍

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A pleasant dining experience. Will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We love dining in this historic venue. Our meals (all seafood) were excellent. Love the no corkage fee Mondays.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was terrible! It was not fresh and had zero taste. We were embarrassed because we picked the place. Buffet for brunch is nothing to rave about either. It's such a shame because it's a beautiful place but will never return. Save your money!

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was outstanding. We booked last minute and in order to get an immediate seat we sat in the library room with the bar. Very nice time. Food was great! Have been back to the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn 4 times in the past two months.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our dinners were excellent! The kale salad was the best I've had!
The Inn is charming. We ate inside, but I also love the outdoor dining too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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