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The Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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11 - 20 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great surprise how large the bar was. We had know idea the resort was as big as it was. There was a wedding going on that weekend so the Tavern was extremely busy. The staff hustled!

Thank KL1471
Reviewed 30 December 2017

understaffed and lacked variety over a period of 5 days very busy and noisy but with a great view of the back gardens

1  Thank Ray T
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Used the small private dining room to entertain family at the holiday. One large table can comfortably seat about 14 guests. Separated from the noisy public spaces.

Thank Marguerite H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stopped for cocktails before and after dinner. Beth was a great bartender. She made the visit fun and enjoyable. Had and apple cider margarita. It was very good. I'd try it in the fall, it's unique and added flair to cocktails in VT in the...More

Thank Cregan8256
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying at The Essex, we stopped by for a few drinks and nibbles. It was great sitting at the bar, service was quick and staff were happy to chat to you and share their knowledge of the area (knowing we weren't locals).

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Wow, loved the BLT omelet! Fabulous! Great service on a quiet morning... Can be very busy in the evening, but the food is great! Nice patio with heat lamps too.

Thank nicevalley44
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I ate here a lot during my stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all have some killer options. Great selection of Vermont breweries on tap as well. Order a flight or two! Breakfast omelettes and french toast were spectacular and they have a short rib...More

Thank Franklin22
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Last year my wife and I took a friend to The Tavern inside the Essex Resort & Spa for coffee and snacks and had an enjoyable quiet visit where we could relax with no one rushing us. We were able to comfortably replicate our visit...More

Thank Adan_Lerma
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I've been a TripAdvisor reviewer since 2004, and have written approximately 125 hotel and restaurant reviews. So this is not a review by someone who joins TripAdvisor after a bad experience and seeks payback. I do not recall ever doing a 1 star review and...More

4  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

During our stay at the Essex Resort and Spa we ate both dinner and breakfast at the tavern. Especially the dinner was recommendable, while the breakfast was average. Despite many visitors at night, the service was good and fast. The atmosphere was also good as...More

Thank Anders F
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20 February 2017|
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Response from kathyyoko1624 | Reviewed this property |
No....Casual dress.
Jason f
20 September 2015|
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Response from Anne D | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall the exact hours but I ate breakfast there relatively early Sunday morning... about 8 AM.as I recall. Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-878-1100
  • E-mail
Enjoy the best of pub fare served in a casual setting. The Tavern at The Essex features an expanded bar area along with seasonal patio seating adjacent to the East Lawn and the Resort's vegetable and herb gardens, providing diners with a more secluded al fresco experience.The menu is inspired by the finest local ingredients, sourced from Burlington and nearby areas. Enjoy your meal with a selection from our award-winning wine list, our extensive list of VT microbrews, or a specialty cocktail. A children’s menu is available. Seating is first-come, first-served. Dress is casual. Gluten-free options are available.
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