Effortlessly combining the rustic with the refined; creating a setting that is at once simply elegant and elegantly simple.
Chef owned and operated since 1997, it is Ivy Inn’s commitment to the true spirit of hospitality that has earned us a place in the hearts of our very loyal customers. With a creative menu, discerning wine list and gracious service, we invite you to experience distinctive dining at its very best.
Ivy Inn: A Tradition of Hospitality
For over a century patrons have found comfort in this historic building nestled in the heights of the Meadowlands, presently home to Ivy Inn. Opened in the 1870’s as a stagecoach inn, travelers in horse and carriage along Polifly Road (later named Terrace Avenue) stopped here to eat and drink in the tavern below and sleep in one of six guest quarters above. After the turn of the 20th century, the inn evolved into a fine dining restaurant (a popular speakeasy during Prohibition), but eventually fell into disrepair.
In 1996, the current owners undertook an extensive restoration. The fireplaces in the dining rooms and cherry beams in the side “Red Room” were uncovered and repaired. The horseshoe bar was re-veneered, and the oak icebox (dated 1912) was refurbished and moved to stand in view inside the barroom.
On Valentine’s Day of 1997, the inn once again opened its doors for fine dining, renamed Ivy Inn. Ivy, the symbol of love and marriage, has proven to be a fitting name. Since reopening, the restaurant has witnessed countless marriage proposals, weddings and anniversary celebrations. Continuing its long legacy of hospitality, the inn is once again a Bergen County favorite and continues to inspire cherished memories for many years to come.