Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

The Ivy Inn is set in an historic, renovated 1870's building that attracts diners who enjoy a cozy, rustic, romantic ambiance.

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

Ivy Inn: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  Mediocre, food preparation is short on creativity and the use of quality ingredients.

Service: Friendly, attentive

Ambiance/Decor: Cozy, rustic, romantic with a fireplace with soft piano music in the background.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

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.

Ivy Inn: Restaurant Review

The Ivy Inn is a local landmark restaurant converted from an old stagecoach inn.

The restaurant is extremely 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.

During the warmer months there is outdoor ding on the attractive patio.

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; However, the food preparation is short on creativity and the use of quality ingredients sourced form sustainable farm purveyors.

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.
They are open six days/week. Closed Mondays: Lunch, Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 to 4:00; Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday, 4:00 to Close; and Brunch and "Bottomless Bubbly" Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00-4:00.

(updated: January 2024)

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