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70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
07:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Prescott, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A comfortable locale and friendly staff. A nice variety of food options. All of my meals were well prepared and tasty.

Thank Denise F
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner while staying at the Essex I wanted something light and had a the free mountain salad with chicken it was perfect. My husband had the burger and liked it as well. He was very pleased to see his favorite beer served heady topper. I had very well made martini. We enjoyed it so much after we... More 

Thank Mumofcjandjj
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the hotel. Had dinner and lunch. Had the tavern burger which was very good. Husband had fish and chips which were also good. He really enjoyed his truffle fries. My daughter had the Mac and cheese. Smaller portion than I expected. Not as hot as I would like but my daughter and my son liked the Mac and... More 

Thank mjczoey
Hartford, New York
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten a big lunch and just wanted a beverage and some apps and that's what we got. Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic.

Thank OswegoMatt
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are staying at the Resort and decided to try out the Tavern. Atmosphere is nice but really dark. Prices are to expected for it being a restaurant at a resort. My husband ordered the Mac and Cheese with chicken the chicken was over cooked and the mac and cheese was ok and it resembled a child's... More 

Thank Christie H
Medford, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

While staying at the Essex Resort had dinner twice at The Tavern, enjoying our meals both times. We both ordered burgers first night and they were excellent, although a little messy to eat. We had fish and salads the second night and they were also good. Their broccoli cheddar soup is their signature recipe and was delicious. For the craft... More 

Thank Jane C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food, warm atmosphere, friendly staff all lead to an enjoyable dining experience. I recommend it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Rhayes
Essex Junction
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar, 4 people. Service was very very bad. Sandwich was great. Probably will not go again because the is the third time the service was sub standard

Thank Rey R
Boxford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed at the Essexs Hotel and ate at the tavern 3 times. The first night, a Monday we went around 7 and it was very crowded but we received our food fast ! We ordered appetizers and the nachos were delicious! One of the best I have had. My wife is a vegetarian and the tavern has many options... More 

Thank steve89n
Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great homemade bread-- had a poached egg on rye bread with fruit and some delicious Ginger Tea... The service staff were right on point- courteous, expeditious and friendly.

Thank localfoodiewm

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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
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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