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Amuse - CLOSED

70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-764-1489
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
28 Apr 2014
“remember having great meal”
4 Mar 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

The food at Amuse was great. We had the breakfast buffet and the food was pretty good for the price. The service needs some improvement, though. We waited for someone to notice us for a seat. The waitresses did look at us and one finally...More

Thank Mary0216
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2013

Mary0216 Thank you very much for your review. I appreciate feedback and always take comments such as this very seriously. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the food during your visit. The buffet is new to our breakfast offering and we have had great...More

Reviewed 8 September 2013

Asked for slight change to preparation and was told by staff that the chef prefers to prepare as per the menu. This was both for dinner and breakfast. Since I am a picky eater, I would probably choose the tavern next time and simpler food.More

Thank Traveler_200950
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2013

Traveler_200950 Thank you for your response. I would appreciate if you would write me personally and give me more specifics on your particular experiences. I am rather taken aback that we would deny you menu modifications. This day in age with all the gluten free,...More

Reviewed 31 August 2013

The Good ~ Biscuit Sammy : SO delicious and incredibly filling. ~ German Farmers Breakfast : Husband's choice and he LOVED it. Left nothing at all on his plate! ~ Service : Super nice staff and our coffee was always being refilled. The Bad ~...More

1  Thank SarahGrrl
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The dinner was beautifully prepared and served. The choices were adequate, The wine list was extensive. The desserts were very good as well. All in all a good meal for the price...a special meal to remember.

Thank Luv2travel601
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We were looking forward to a great dinner . Started off that way but after waiting forever after our appetizers we were presented with a very undesirable Noreen and dessert as well. Would never recommendMore

Thank P B
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2013

Hello P B Thank you very much for your review. It is very important for us to get feedback in order to create an enjoyable stay for our guests. I was happy to hear that you dined with us during your stay. But your review...More

Reviewed 26 August 2013

The food was fresh and very well prepared. Staff a bit inexperienced but not enough to detract from dinner. It was a good value.

Thank egliz
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We had the opportunity to dine at Amuse while visiting Burlington and Essex. Opting for the regular dining room (as opposed to the Chef’s Table), we took advantage of the 4-course (two appetizers, entrée and dessert), $55 menu option. Expecting a scaled down version of...More

1  Thank AOKtravel12
Reviewed 12 August 2013

There were very few choices, almost nothing without cheese or bacon. I had to ask for plain scrambled eggs, which were so heavily infused with salt, I had to turn those back as well.More

Thank Ellen Z
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2013

Dear Ellen Z, It is unfortunate that the gift of a stay you received at the Essex Resort & Spa did not meet your expectations and I apologize that our variety of culinary offerings did not satisfy your standards. Our Chefs represent a wide range...More

Reviewed 5 August 2013

Breakfast Buffet amazing for the price. Delicious Delicious.... Servers wonderful, food made to order price is fabulous... Food allergies not a problem..

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We ate at Amuse during our stay at the Essex. We waited a couple of minutes to be seated, which was fine. I was surprised that there were very few tables occupied in the dining room once we got there. We waited quite a while...More

Thank ddupont1
JGVT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Ddupont 1 Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. I am happy to hear that you dined with us during your stay and that you enjoyed The Tavern. I am disappointed to hear about your Amuse experience. It seemed that we fell short in providing timely...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-764-1489
  • E-mail
Amuse offers sophisticated dining in a casual restaurant atmosphere. Our menu draws inspiration from the finest local, seasonal ingredients, provided by the region's finest purveyors and harvested from our own organic gardens. We take great care in preparing your selection, to highlight the textures and flavors inherent to each element. Reservations are suggested.
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