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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

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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.

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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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Mixed experience. My steak frittes was excellent. Crab cake appetizer was tasty and well presented but tiny for $18! My wife ordered lobster pappardelle at the suggestion of the server, but she did not care for it (too spicy). The server graciously offered something else so she picked the salmon. After a while it was fine finally served, but the salmon was raw on the inside. They took it back.

When we were first seated it was quiet and kinda romantic, which is what I was going for. Later on, though a large family was seated with an infant and two preschoolers. They were well behaved but LOUD! Ruined the mood.

Manager was very visible and tried his best to help. Highest marks for service - a classy place. But it will be a while before we consider returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I had wonderful meals from appetizers through dessert. We were nervous having read reviews about poor service; however, our server was very nice and attentive. The pace is relaxed, which we didn't mind because we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I'm from NJ but have lived in NYC and LA for the last fifteen years. Very pleasantly surprised by Saddle River Inn in past visits so decided to try HHK Inn this time. While the place itself is as beautiful or moreso than SRI, the food and service just don't compare. No points for inventiveness. No points for execution. No points for service. All in all a good meal but definitely not a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Dinner date with dad for Father's Day, just dad and daughter. Food was delicious, atmosphere was very comfortable. Very pleasant evening

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

A friend and I live in the area and had never been here before. Great choice, great meal, great service and an impromptu tour of the building and history. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The waiter gave us the menus and we figured out what the four of us wanted to order. Only after he returned to take our order did he tell us that the entrees that 3 out of 4 of us wanted were not available, nor were the oysters that 2 out of 4 of us wanted. Back to the menu to pick new options. We asked a few questions about some of the dishes, in particular the beef short rib, and his responses took a lot of liberties in describing what we actually ended up getting. Not sure if the waiter was new but he didnt seem to know anything about the food menu, same goes for the wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Have been there in the past and food was much better. Room was absolutely feezing. Food was not very good at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Have not been for years; between the (astonishing) $$ rating and the dearth of 1930 tables, gave it a try for a quiet date. Surpassed expectations. Las time around I lucked into an upstairs table in an alcove, almost private; this time I drew a table in the corner of a larger dining room on the ground floor. Still had a cozy, quiet feel. And the food rivals preparations at twice the price. I need to go here more often.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great experience and amazing food! Been here a few times for brunch and it never disappoints!! Unlimited mimosas and a great selection of breakfast and lunch items. Not to mention some tasty desserts!!! Great for a group of girls or couples!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Other dinners have been great. There were 6 of us and no one had a good meal. Food was cold. Waiter was rude. Sat upstairs - even the room was cold! Very disappointed by all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Shrimp skillet appetizer with delicious garlic base and Tuscan kale salad worth a try.
Halibut crepe over white beans and greens was good and satisfying. Scallop entree over broccoli rabe and beans prepared well with scallops a bit smaller than usual.
Banana cake dessert with like ice cream easily shared and nice. Enjoyable evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I have been to this restaurant before and this was the worst meal that I have had at this restaurant. The Ceasar salad had virtually no dressing on it. The lettuce was not crisp and I don't believe that the cheese had been freshly grated. I have had better salads come out of a bag.

I had the lobster pappardelle. No where on the menu does it mention that a half portion was available. I assumed this when the check came and it indicated that it was a full portion. I would have ordered a half portion if that had been option since I took at least half home with me. In terms of how the pappardelle was prepared, the pasta stuck together which leads me believe that not enough sauce was put on or not enough oil was put on after it was cooked so the the pasta was separated as opposed to clumped together.

My friend had the duck and that was excellent.

However, two out of three is not good - especially for the amount of money that it cost.

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