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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“wings” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last year my wife and I took a friend to The Tavern inside the Essex Resort & Spa for coffee and snacks and had an enjoyable quiet visit where we could relax with no one rushing us. We were able to comfortably replicate our visit...More

Thank Adan_Lerma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a TripAdvisor reviewer since 2004, and have written approximately 125 hotel and restaurant reviews. So this is not a review by someone who joins TripAdvisor after a bad experience and seeks payback. I do not recall ever doing a 1 star review and...More

4  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay at the Essex Resort and Spa we ate both dinner and breakfast at the tavern. Especially the dinner was recommendable, while the breakfast was average. Despite many visitors at night, the service was good and fast. The atmosphere was also good as...More

Thank Anders F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we had there was excellent! We had vouchers for breakfast and lunch with our package we bought. The voucher covers a good majority of your meal, so you dont feel like you have to get the cheapest thing which was nice. Drinks were great,...More

Thank RachB72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the burger, $2 fish tacos, and the poutine. We were quite pleased. It was delicious! The outdoor area is nice but bring a sweater - weather gets chilly without much notice. The ambiance is cozy and the service was good.

Thank lulu1264
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a Sunday lunch at the Tavern. We have always heard of the Inn at Essex and expected it to be a classy place. We were greeted by a hostess who's outfit consisted of black T-shirt and jeans which could have been a...More

2  Thank Jim V
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

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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
US$10 - US$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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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