Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

4.5
907 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.

Support Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern during COVID-19

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 907 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
11 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
1 review
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.

JG
vipJeromeG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

No comment except mediocre at best.

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had a minor problem trying to access the handicap parking spots. Hostess and waitress were both excellent. Food was just ok. Very limited menu. On the whole, it was ok. Would probably go back, maybe for lunch.

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FelicityS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and service was very professional and welcoming. However, they seemed to be busier than they were prepared for. Had to wait a little for food and second round of drinks.

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MarciaA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would have given the highest review except for one thing.

Please mention on the reservation information that there is no on site parking while food is being served outside. I am disabled, but would have managed fine to get from the regular Hohokus parking to the restaurant.

I had to park what for me was far away, and wound up with a terrible problem, having to get back in my car, having someone else give me their space & find another, and then still have to ask a stranger to assist me crossing a street.

If I had known I couldn't park at the Hohokus Inn, I could have avoided the terrible discomfort and the embarrassment.

Other than the parking, everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know why I waited to so to try this restaurant! My husband and I had a wonderful meal and the service was great. Our waitress was helpful helping us with menu questions. Our drinks and meals were perfect. Absolutely no complaints! We can’t wait to go back to try more menu items. We have already booked anther reservation for next week!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Hostesses should be fired! Rude and obnoxious!!
Wait staff and food were great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Orders- we all ordered salads - we were served with half orders/ then 10 minutes later the other half was served. We were told there was only one salad chef that evening.
Main dish- we ordered scallops- no salt,
no butter and the broccoli rob steamed
Salt was added, broccoli rob had a large amount of raw garlic
There was a large party of at least 20 people in the same small room we were seated in. The noise was deafening. No one ordered dessert b/c there were 4-5 run of the mill options. The espresso was poor.
None of the meals were as pictured.
Not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is a really interesting 18 century or so house which is now a restaurant. The menu is quite limited not sure if this is covid related or the norm. The food was good but not great my party had 2 Skirt Stakes which where good a Scallop meal which was average at best and a Shrimp Salad which again was pretty good. The service and wait times while ok where a little longer than average. For desert the Apple Crisp felt like it sat awhile before we received it table side as the Ice Cream had all but melted away. The Atmosphere of this place is the best almost like eating in your Living Room. Overall I would rate this place a B you won’t be disappointed but it won’t blow you away either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch! Service was the best I have had in a long time. It’s a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service. Get the stuffed dates appetizer!

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Annbirdy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. We'll visit them again very soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cuisine and staff

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vipeveb
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

They have set up a lovely series of tents with pretty lighting and foliage. Should however have some kind of a floor because it poured last night and the rain came sliding in everywhere.
Food was very good except for the Keylime pie which was lacking. Cocktails delicious. Waiter tried but seemed like he could use a little help. Entrance is confusing and since I have a knee injury I had to insist they let me go through where I was dropped off and not walk around “to the front”. They could use some better signage And a second tent entrance where most people pull up.

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CarlP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated in the patio and was seated on patio furniture. There was a different area with tablecloths outside that seemed much nicer. The steak frites had a bad charcoal flavor. Not a place we would like to visit again.

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BrianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

A private party, poor service and an unsympathetic Manager ruined what was SUPPOSED to be a special occasion. My wife, her sister (in from out of town) and their Mom haven’t seen each other since Covid started. They had to leave the restaurant early.

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vipKellyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, memorable evening with our party of 8 - thank you!

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silverfox
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very limited menu -many non elegant restaurant choices -hamburgers eg
Need more upscale choices
Very expensive
Spotty service/ sat at bar table
Expect service was geared to main rooms at expense of our seat

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vipbbybiz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great good, plenty of good choices, great service, great outdoor dining

JG
JoanneG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had an amazing time. Great meal and delicious drinks in the beautiful tent. We appreciated the attentive and friendly service Matt provided. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipMLK17
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to sit on the patio at the Hohokus in for years. Have eaten here before, attended celebrations and the food and service is always good. It’s a lovely place to dine.

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vipZoller
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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vipDinerout
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good and never disappoints. The service and food quality are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very very slow!
Live music was great
Food was very good

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1234
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

So nice to enjoy a good meal outside. Music was a plus!

RM
vipRobertM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I came here for our 40th anniversary dinner. Not only did we receive congratulations, but when we sat down, we received a glass of champagne. Our waiter was terrific, and gladly took a few photographs for our social media needs. The food was outstanding.

KB
vipKellyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The tented area is absolutely lovely. Wonderful experience. I hope that the HHK Inn will consider making this tented area a permanent part of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service! Beautiful lunch on the patio!

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vipLisa
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An enjoyable evening by all in my party of 7
Chomsky on tap was an extra positive surprise
Rarely find my favorite beer on tap

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Angela
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere. Food was just ok. Not like I remembered. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. Overall good.

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vipCorinaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation fir Father’s Day. We waited 15 minutes before the waiter came to take our order. After waiting fir another 40 minutes fir the food to come, we ask the waiter assistant to check if our food is ready, given that other tables around us already got served. The assistant went to the kitchen and came with our food right away ( which meant it has been ready but no one checked). The food was cold. The toast was hard and we left very disappointed.

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vipDonnaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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MNK2
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We celebrated Father's Day and it was the perfect early dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

While the ambiance in the outdoor tent was lovely, the rest of our Sunday, brunch-lunch experience was underwhelming. Our party of four waited nearly fifteen minutes for service. We were seated for an hour before our food arrived. The American breakfast arrived cold, no butter for the dry toast. The “fried goat cheese” that was supposed to accompany the Harvest Salad, was actually uncooked crumbles in a cup. When tea arrived, no lemon, cream, or sugar was part of the service. To get the sugar, another five minutes went by. A second glass of Chardonnay never came. This was not my first time at the restaurant, and although these difficult times require added patience on the part of the patrons, there seemed to be a definite disconnect in all areas of our dining experience.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 907 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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