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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (31 reviews)
“wings” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
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 September 20, 2016

The onion rings at the Tavern are a must!!!! If you like craft beer and beer on tap, for sure try it here. They must have at least 30 types of beer. I love to taste them and decide which one I want and they...More

Thank kathyyoko1624
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten and had drinks here several times and it was mostly a pleasant experience. The first time we tried Taco Tuesday ($2 pulled pork taco + $2 Coronas), I wasn't crazy about the tacos, but the price was right and it was a lovely...More

1  Thank PressonHill
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I go to the tavern a few times a month. The atmosphere is wonderful. The bar is large and is a cozy atmosphere. they have very friendly bartenders ...especially Ray. I highly recommend going on Thursday nights when they have their special wing night. By...More

1  Thank Lolavt75
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Heard a lot of good things about the location. Stopped by for lunch. Food was good but not outstanding. Service was poor. Food was servers and we waited for 7-8 minutes for the server to bring us silverware. It was not busy

2  Thank TMC159
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We had five meals here, and the food is good. Don't be in a hurry though. We weren't and were satisfied. Love the little bourbon burger on Wedsday night. Breakfasts very good. Lunch and dinner menu the same.

Thank CHamilton100
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Omg the prime rib sandwich is out of this world! Not too fatty like some prime rib, with hand cut shoestring fries...this sandwich alone is worth the trip! Great atmosphere with friendly staff. We were in this bar, every night for 4 days in a...More

1  Thank Nunya B
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The drinks are yummy and potent. We really enjoyed sitting on the patio, with a warm summer breeze blowing, listening to the talented fiddler/acoustic guitar entertainers.

1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the lower end, casual restaurant at the Essex Inn and Resort. We chose it because one of their menu items appealed to my husband and because I wasn't too hungry. We found that our server was quite friendly without being effusive and good...More

1  Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I live locally and frequent The Tavern for a lunch or dinner a few times a year, however I was very disappointed today with my lunch and how it was handled. I ordered the Caesar salad with chicken. When my salad arrived, the portion of...More

1  Thank amydayme
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We ate outside to enjoy the great weather. The sandwiches were constructed with love and careful dedication, and it was hard to pick only one choice since everything was terrific. The onion rings were huge and generous, and the French fries were top notch. If...More

1  Thank samanthaf1963
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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