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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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11 - 20 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have been wanting to dine at The Tavern for a long time and decided to have lunch. We were so disappointed I had a Ceasar Salad and my husband had a wrap. His was okay but mine was a sad excuse for a Ceasar....More

1  Thank snow---1968
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Family dinner for four. Great waitress and bartender. Food and drinks were delicious. Pretzel app and poutine were the best. Thank you!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Our service was great. The food was good too. Tavern burger and portobello mushroom sandwich was what we ate. We were surprised and pleased by the variety of the beer selection. There was live music playing on the veranda. Prices seem reasonable. We would go...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stayed at the Essex Resort & Spa and we ate at the Tavern every day. At first it was just convenient but it turned out to have excellent food and friendly service so we kept coming back. Portobello mushroom burger was my favorite. The...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The beers on tap were varied and interesting. The service was friendly and helpful. The food, however, didn't live up to our hopes. We'd eaten there before, several years ago, and liked the food. This time we were underwhelmed. The veggies and salad were tasty,...More

Thank suzanne_baal
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Some meals were good, but not exceptional for a Culinary Resort restaurant. Chef made a mistake on a pesto spinach tortellini dish and used artichokes instead. The waitress spoke with the chef and he sent out a dish of spinach. We removed the artichokes and...More

Thank C2671EDsusanb
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Food was ok nothing to write home about. Got the bill and we were charged almost 20 dollars for 2 sodas with refills. Inquired about how insane it was for soda to be 20 dollars. And the response was it came...More

Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I was able to sit in the corner and enjoy a quite meal. The service was good and their POS went down and I did not have any idea until they brought my bill because they handled it so professionally. No one went nuts with...More

Thank Cheryl L D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

While staying in Essex Resort & Spa, I dined at The Tavern 3 times. All 3 times I was impressed with menu, quality of food and professional service. Place was rather noisy on a Friday night however, but that did not deter service. Some may...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This has a casual & relaxed atmosphere. The staff is friendly. And the food, beer & wine options are all very nice.

Thank Grace101
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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