Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

4.6
845 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 845 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipVeronaDiners
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The reason to dine here is the charming outdoor patio next to a historic building in a wonderful, walkable town. The food is okay. The drinks are watery. Go for the ambience and don't expect too much.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great. Very nice meal.

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Mary
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, a wonderful place to dine for lunch or dinner.

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vipPDCLarry
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn has been around for centuries - literally (at least its pre-Revolution Dutch stone house has been). But the food is not centuries old; it is modern, well-prepared mostly old standbys done and presented well. The inn has adapted to the times, with both indoor and outdoor dining; the indoor is done with plenty of space between tables, so we felt comfortable it what was one of just 3 indoor meals we have had in the past year. And the roasted chicken passed restaurant critic Ruth Reichl’s observation that roasted chicken is the true test of a restaurant; any establishments that do it well were high on her list of places to eat.

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Betsy18
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Asian salmon burger for lunch and it was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to get it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and great outdoor setup

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Del22
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting and felt very comfortable with their covid protocols

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MicheleO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, upscale casual fits our vibe again and again. Food and service is outstanding and Junior remains the host extrodinair .

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GaryE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed, very quiet, which is essential to me. Drinks were generous, food very good.

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vipnjdiner
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at the HoHoKus Inn. The ambience of this historic revolutionary war Inn is cozy and warm. Two fireplaces and beamed ceilings are welcoming and pleasant for enjoying comfort food like the Zabriskie cheeseburger with a glass if good cabernet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance

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anonymous
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

3 of the 4 diners were very pleased. I was not pleased with my chopped salad with shrimp. the portion was very small, and the shrimp were small and dried out. A very pricey salad for an unsatisfying meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots! Always my go-to for brunch, date nights, special occasions, etc. food, cocktails are always delicious and service always impeccable.

MF
MediterraneanFoodieLover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun ambience for a night out, however the food was forgettable.

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vipJr121
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate the success of our virtual event. Thank you for the outstanding food and service!

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SueD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed in the food at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn. We have not been there as much as we would like have been due to the pandemic. We had a lovely lunch there outside on a sunny November day - our first time out last Fall. We took two friends there for lunch yesterday - our first time out with non-family members who are also vaccinated. And perhaps for the first time ever, we are going there two days in a row - tonight we will have dinner there inside to celebrate our granddaughter's birthday. We love the menu, but yesterday, had two of our favorites - the crab cake and the Zabriskie burger, with the calamari first. Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were sat in library room by the fireplace. They seemed short staffed. We waited awhile to place drink and food orders. Seemed like our are was deserted by the wait staff. They did give us champagne for our anniversary which was nice. The food was all excellent.

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REALDOC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice casual place to eat. Service was good although a little slow and never rushed us.

JM
JessicaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside area is great, lots of heaters and tented. I loved that I could make a reservation online through open table for the outdoor space!

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LouA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salmon burger. Unique and delicious!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

-we were celebrating a birthday and the staff went above and beyond
to make it special! food and drinks are consistantly delicious. the pork
chop on the menu was outstanding! the Hohokus Inn is a true neighborhood gem!

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vipemptynestcapades
New England
63 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong here. We love everything about this gem!

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vipMeng
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had recently.

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MaryR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Food
Delish staff wonderful

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vipGINAH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent service.

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MicheleO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HHI always delivers!!!
Junior is the ultimate master of ceremonies
He comped my wine on my bday in March. Gestures like that go a long way

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated a birthday in the outside area, the spacing and openness was great! Felt very safe and had a great time!

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KurtH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food, tent, heating
Nice views and nice building

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vipMVH55
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very comfortable outdoor seating - tables spaced appropriately. Food was excellent.

CG
CGAL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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Electra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was very well done. Beautiful tent and spaced seating. We felt very comfortable during this crazy times. The food was outstanding. The Asian salmon burger was delicious as always and the Calamari New England Style has a nice twist and delicious balsamic drizzle. This place never fails to deliver great food and excellent cocktails. ( yummy dirty martini with blue cheese olives)

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RichardO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT SERVICE FOOD AND STAFF ARE RIGHT THERE SHOULD YOU NEED THEM. THEIR OUTSIDE DINNING IS DONE OVER AND ABOVE MOST PLACES I HAVE EATEN.

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vipMikeyinBC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice time!

SL
StevenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place. Excellent food & service. Really friendly & fun

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ElaineW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the brunch menu. What we ordered was good but I wish there were just a few more main entree options

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vipStephenF
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch. Lived in nearby Paramus for years and finally went for holiday brunch. Was definitely a nice place we will visit again. Food and service was amazing. Service was a good balance of making sure we were ok but not overly intrusive. Wonderful atmosphere with the various small rooms for dining rooms.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Easter Brunch was a flop! Ordered the deviled eggs, they were still icy when served! I ordered Eggs Benedict on a biscuit. The biscuit was the size of a silver dollar. The eggs were well cooked and the “Taylor ham” was extremely thinly sliced, the size altogether about the same as 2 thumbnails put together. My daughter’s salad was ok.
We tried dessert- chocolate lava cake. Unfortunately tasted like boxed cake... we also got 2 mimosas. There were ZERO bubbles. Really poor food in a once great place. It was poor immediately prior to quarantine as well, but thought it was a fluke. I guess not!

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vipnjdiner
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a relaxing comfortable dinner in the bar area accompanied by a warm fireplace. Our waiter was skilled at his work and a polite young man. Appetizers were good. Warm pretzel with cheese and hot! Mustard dips. Buffalo wings. We had pasta dish and burgers. NY cheesecake was outstanding. A wonderful local restaurant in an historic inn.

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JoanneG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and specials. Food is always delicious. Attentive and friendly service. All precautions for COVID are in places- tables spaced out in large heated tent, servers wearing masks and gloves- felt very safe there.
Prices are a little high but it’s a great local place and always a good experience.

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MariaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around! The dishes were creative and delicious. The dates with goat cheese and bacon were to die for. Our server, Ed was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We will definitely be back!

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Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 845 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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