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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 good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We spent the weekend at the Essex Inn and loved our delicious breakfast each morning. Everything is made in house and is just right. What a way to start the day.

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Had many great meals (and cocktails) during our stay at The Tavern. Staff was friendly and food was great.

Thank Jenelle P
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I tried to eat here two times while staying at the hotel and asked for reservations and they said no they don’t do that to try to come back in an hour or so, we’ll it only got worse and now a...More

Thank Myranda C
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Great surprise how large the bar was. We had know idea the resort was as big as it was. There was a wedding going on that weekend so the Tavern was extremely busy. The staff hustled!

Thank KL1471
Reviewed December 30, 2017

understaffed and lacked variety over a period of 5 days very busy and noisy but with a great view of the back gardens

1  Thank Ray T
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Used the small private dining room to entertain family at the holiday. One large table can comfortably seat about 14 guests. Separated from the noisy public spaces.

Thank Marguerite H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Stopped for cocktails before and after dinner. Beth was a great bartender. She made the visit fun and enjoyable. Had and apple cider margarita. It was very good. I'd try it in the fall, it's unique and added flair to cocktails in VT in the...More

Thank SealElleAre
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying at The Essex, we stopped by for a few drinks and nibbles. It was great sitting at the bar, service was quick and staff were happy to chat to you and share their knowledge of the area (knowing we weren't locals).

Thank Angela C
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Wow, loved the BLT omelet! Fabulous! Great service on a quiet morning... Can be very busy in the evening, but the food is great! Nice patio with heat lamps too.

Thank nicevalley44
Reviewed October 18, 2017

I ate here a lot during my stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all have some killer options. Great selection of Vermont breweries on tap as well. Order a flight or two! Breakfast omelettes and french toast were spectacular and they have a short rib...More

Thank Franklin22
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Questions & Answers
February 19, 2017|
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Response from kathyyoko1624 | Reviewed this property |
No....Casual dress.
Jason f
September 20, 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
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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