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Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

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427 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(201) 445-4115
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Piegaro
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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!
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Private party contact
Alena Bortolus: (877) 897-5954
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sheridan Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Service on Friday and Saturday Nights, as well as free parking in the center of town.
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Public transit
NJ Transit Train, Ho-Ho-Kus Station
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Entertainment
Wednesday Evenings during warmer months, during alfresco dining, on our bluestone patio. View our website for seasonal and weekly entertainment schedules.
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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
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
What 427 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.2
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3.6
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We celebrated Easter brunch with family and we enjoyed the homelike coziness of the inn. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious--a nice variety. There were kid-friendly choices too like mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and sugary cereals.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Oysters were delicious. Food was very good as was service. Nothing to do with restaurant but why do people bring infants and small children into bar? Screaming little ones should not be ruining dinner for everyone. Take you screaming child home!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food and many different dining areas made this a great place to have a dinner conversation with friends. We ended up spending 4 hours.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was disappointed in the food based on the price.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Ordered a bottle of high end wine (>$200). They brought a different bottle from the same producer (lower quality, lower overall rating). No explanation and proceeded to pour it. I'm quite disappointed as this is one of our favorite restaurants. Off the list now...

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentine’s days

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was very poor; very disappointing.
It took forever to receive bread and then we had to ask for butter.
Food took a long time to arrive at our table and generally service was extremely slow.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

was there this valentines day. the only good thing i ate was lobster bisque. entrees were completely tasteless both mine and my wives. my wife was half done with her meal when they brought me my replacement which again had no flavor or seasoning. Very surprised restaurant didnt even offer to comp for serving such tasteless dishes. I would not recommend sadly

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day. Felt like we were dining at a cafeteria or catering hall. Had four different servers take care of us. Food was good however.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waiter was very gracious throughout the evening. However, it took an hour for our entrees to be served after our appetizers. All of the entrees (which were seafood) were room temperature and the salmon was dry and overcooked.

We were not impressed with the food.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our go to place for special occasion dinning. Great ambiance, wine selection and drinks. The food is very good and if there is an issue it is corrected without hesitation or disruption.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with old charm. Was glad to see some gluten-free choices but not many. Although they offer GF bread with sandwiches, the ingredients in the sandwiches may not be GF, as is the Salmon burger.
Entrees are pricey for lunch, but the scallops (2) were nicely done. Prosecco was a nice choice too!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

First time having brunch at ho ho Kus inn and it was excellent. Great selections of foods of breakfast lunch etc. Will be back again for sure
The price was very good for what you were offered also and the mimosas were delicious too.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Family brunch for birthday celebration with 3 generations
Everybody was happy with the brunch selection ,
Even our 90 year old !

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food and excellent service.
Our first visit but surely not our last.
Perfect from start to finish!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had fantastic food, the waiter was very attentive and gave us excellent suggestions regarding menu options. We got the duck and short ribs, which were both exceptional.
The grilled octopus as an appetizer was a bit overcooked.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointed. Every dish we ordered came out either underdone or freezing cold. Both appetizers and entrees were cold and took a long time.
The table next to us was having a similar problem.
Service was slow and by the time our dishes were recooked it was very late. They did take a few things off the bill to compensate however I would have rather had a good meal than a free dessert.
Not going back. Too bad - it is a great location and I had high hopes.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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 .

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Cold night. Good food warmed our hearts!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 15, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious meal great service

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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