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In the News: Historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern Reopens

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December 15, 2009

From 201.net:

The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern recently reopened following an extensive, seven-month renovation under new ownership.

The renovation included a casual 33-seat tavern, a bluestone patio for outdoor dining and a complete renovation of the inn’s four dining rooms. The menu was updated to feature classic American food featuring many locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

"In years past, the restaurant was a celebratory dining destination for many locals. We’re aiming to strike a better balance, becoming a warm, welcoming neighborhood family-friendly eatery that is as appealing for a casual weekday dinner as it is for a grand wedding rehearsal or a high-tech business luncheon," says Gordon Hamm, co-owner.

Hamm and his wife, Laurie, Ho-Ho-Kus residents who had long admired the historic landmark, and their co-owners, invested more than seven months and upwards of $1.5 million in the renovation of the inn and reworking of its menu.

New executive chef Bryan M. Gregg and pastry chef Patrick Muller will focus on sourcing local and seasonal, sustainable ingredients from local farms such as the Goffle Road Poultry Farm. The restaurant will also offer a three-course children’s menu of healthy, kid-friendly fare.

The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is located at One East Franklin Turnpike.