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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.
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday Evenings during warmer months, during alfresco dining, on our bluestone patio. View our website for seasonal and weekly entertainment schedules.
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.
Complimentary Valet Service on Friday and Saturday Nights, as well as free parking in the center of town.
NJ Transit Train, Ho-Ho-Kus Station
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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