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The Tavern

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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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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

Do not miss their creme brulee french toast! Their smoked salmon eggs benedict and pancakes are delicious, too.

Thank sunshinestatedoc
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

nice casual dining, we went as part of our stay at the Essex Resort and really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. There were many different menu choices, but we went for the delicious burgers. They swap out a salad for fries ( if you prefer) and their onion rings were huge and lightly fried to perfection.

1 Thank khaleesi1950
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Essex hotel for the weekend and went here one night for dinner. I really liked the menu and the food was very good. We started with the Greek flatbread and both had burgers. Pricing was reasonable considering it is in a hotel.

1 Thank Corie B
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We were a party of 8. They accommodated us beautifully and the menu offered something for everyone. Delicious!

1 Thank Karyn M
Essex, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Tavern is a short distance from our home, so we visit 2-3 times a month for breakfast, take-out or evening dining. We have always had excellent, friendly and solicitous service and the food is quite good. Can get a little noisy at night but not to the extent that yoou won't enjoy your meal or company.

1 Thank Rhammervt
Colchester, Vermont
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

had both dinner and breakfast at the tavern- try the whiskey burger and their marguaritas are a thing of beauty. The breakfast made my heart sing. Really good good.

1 Thank 254joan
Jericho, Vermont
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We decided to try the Tavern again. The last time we were there we sat at the bar and had terrible service. (How does that happen?) While most of the food was good - Burrata, black bean burger (excellent roll) and probably the best chocolate layer cake I have had in a long time - the service killed it. Our... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Bowmanville, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We had breakfast at the tavern. The coffee was great my eggs Benedict was cooked to perfection and my husbands omelet was delicious. The jams and jellies were perfect too. Our waitress was very attentive.

1 Thank HughViv
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We live in Vermont very close by to the Tavern, and think of it as our local place. I am SO TIRED of going there just to have a quick bite and drink and being made to feel like they are SO BUSY they can't possibly fit us in. It's a TAVERN for cripes sake!! Somewhere from the top of... More 

1 Thank Brrvermont
Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

seems every time we give them another try since we live so close its convenient, its doesn't hold up, service is so slow, something is either cold or rolls are hard or something is missing and waiting for help is difficult to capture.

2 Thank langbranch96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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