Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Ivy Inn Restaurant & Bar
268 Terrace Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
(201) 393-7699
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Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Good for a moderately priced cozy, romantic dining experience.

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who seek out a cozy, romantic dining experience with a fireplace, soft piano music, at a reasonable price.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more complex food with a modern, chic ambiance.

Recommended dishes: When available, Grilled Veal Chop; Roast Rack of Lamb; Blackened Louisiana Catfish

Liquor: Full bar, extensive wine list, specialty cocktails.



Restaurant Review

The Ivy Inn is a local landmark restaurant converted from an old stagecoach inn, popular with couples seeking to enjoy a cozy romantic night out having dinner beside a fireplace with soft piano music in the background.

The building exterior is attractive and Ivy covered, with the interior dining room being cozy and attractive with exposed brick walls, wood beams, two original fireplaces, soft lighting, and tables set with white linen, a vase with a fresh rose, and a candle. There is an attractive bar area for having a pre-dinner cocktail or meeting up with friends.

The kitchen is run by Executive chef, Jack Zaorski. He comes with excellent credentials. He is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School in NYC and honed his cooking skills at the Sea Grill, The Grand Tier, and Sardi's Restaurant in NYC. He also served as executive chef at Amanda's Restaurant in Hoboken, NJ.

The menu offers a large variety on continental American dishes. They also serve an excellent Sunday Brunch.

The restaurant is child friendly and offers a children's menu including a choice of milk or soda, and an Ice Cream Sundae.

The Ivy Inn can accommodate a variety of private parties.

The early bird dinner specials are an excellent value.

There is ample parking with space in the front, back, and on the street.

(updated: December, 2016)


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