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The Tavern

$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere at The Tavern is worth the visit. I recommend the blt omelet for breakfast and the crunchy wings with a porter beer for afternoon munchies. All the food was delicious and the wait staff and bartender were fun and attentive.

Thank annie4063
Burlington, Vermont
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was really good and service was good while we stayed there, expensive but didnt leave hungry! yum!

Thank samanthaovitt
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could score a restaurant a zero I would. We should have left when their was no host and finally after 10 min we walked up to the bar and asked for a table. She said grab any table they will be right with you. After another 10 min the waitress came up and asked who put us at... More 

1 Thank cynte921
New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed The Tavern quite a few times while staying at The Essex. Staff was great, service was quick, and the food was delicious. We had a nice time and were very pleased with our food.

Thank hillaryd0930
York, Maine
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for dinner the other night. There were people waiting when we got there but we were okay with sitting at a high top table. Our server was prompt and very helpful. We ordered wings as an appetizer and they were very good. My wife ordered the mac and cheese with short ribs and I... More 

1 Thank Kgreene2013
Brattleboro, Vermont
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Eating at The Tavern was the highlight of my stay at The Essex. It was a bit crowded and noisy, but the food was quite delicious. I highly recommend the crispy Brussels sprouts, as they were phenomenal! The service was prompt, and other than having another group of people just about a foot and a half away from us, I... More 

Thank dkbeland
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Living nearby I have been here several times and have never had a bad experience. With a majority of menu items being local farm to table product (some even coming right from the on site gardens) food is always fresh and prepared to perfection. I've had a variety of menu items and have never been disappointed whether I was stopping... More 

Thank trip_vt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My family and I were excited to go check out the new Tavern restaurant. We had read some mixed reviews on TripAdvisor but wanted to give it a try. Our experience went sour quickly when we weren't even greeted at the door. Two hostesses were standing at the hostess stand and could hardly be bothered to talk to us. One... More 

Thank Ashley F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went in to have a glass of wine and between the acoustics and the two TV's we changed our minds! Great (quiet) place for breakfast. Oatmeal was buried in fresh fruit. Delicious.

1 Thank squirrel912
Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I went to the Tavern a few days ago with my husband and his mother. We were all rather hungry and thought we would try the place out. When we entered we were only the second group in the place. It took a while for our server to appear, but the problem was when we waited nearly 45 minutes for... More 

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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, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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