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The Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
07:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Essex, Vermont
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We had eaten here previously this summer with pleasant results, so last Sunday evening we took our daughter, son-in-law, and two young grandchildren for dinner. What a fiasco! We were seated at 6:30, and endured an hour and 25 minute wait until our food finally arrived at 7:55. We aren't talking about beef Wellington either; a burger. a salad, two... More 

3 Thank DouglasM1630
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I've been here twice for breakfast and my dining partner and I were both thrilled with our food. The service is also excellent.

1 Thank Courtney D
Columbia, SC
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The burgers are average, the fries are poor and the service was terrible. The beers were cold and the soup was good.

2 Thank SoccerDad_11
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We spent three nights at the hotel and never had a good experience in the restaurant. People had to wait for a table even though all the tables were not in service.

3 Thank Marlis C
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Food was great, service was painfully slow. With some foreign servers who did not have best grasp of the English language

Thank bosra2
Essex, Vermont
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

First of all, I must say that while we have never stayed at the Essex, it's public areas are lovely, lovely, lovely! And the staff has always been very helpful. We have been there for events and they were always excellent! We live near the Essex, and would love to love the Tavern Restaurant because it is so convenient. The... More 

3 Thank snorkelandsnorkel
Portland, Maine
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We checked in to the inn around 5 pm beautiful inn . Sent my husband down to the tavern around 5:45 no one asked if he needed anything till 6:10 sadly that is when he placed his order he didn't receive his order till 6:57 the time he got it to the room it was cold not impressed at all... More 

1 Thank Sassysusie_11
New York, USA
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I took my Great-Aunt to lunch on a Monday - a day when many Burlington restaurants are closed. There is a nice long bar with tables inside but we wanted to sit outside. We were at a lovely table with an umbrella surrounded by flowers, butterflies and lunching ladies. The food was delicious - light and tasty and the service... More 

1 Thank OmaAnnie
New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The menu was severely cut back from the published on online. There were no vegetarian choices and they could not accommodate me. I had to have them remove the meat from a salad and I ate some very mediocre nachos. The A/C was up too high too. Sunday brunch was quite good. We ate outside in the garden. It was... More 

1 Thank recitalsinger
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had a great meal on $4 pint night , listening to live music and enjoying excellent food . I had the wings which had the best blue cheese dressing ever ! My wife ordered the cobb salad which,if anything ,had too much meat and cheese. Blueberry crumble dessert with A1 icecream capped a very good meal.

1 Thank richstowe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?