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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank subie d
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good experience and the food is excellent. We had a good waitress and we were able to wait at the bar while waiting for a table.

Thank Matt C
Essex, Vermont
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good service. Good selection of beers. Bourbon Whisky Burger medium was perfect. The Tavern is busy Fridays 5:30 - 6:30, but high tables for 2 are usually available. Mix of locals and resort guests.

1 Thank darelldsw
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was fantastic . We enjoyed the fun atmosphere and met locals that gave us advise on where to shop and eat.

1 Thank Motorcycle Nannie
Peoria, Illinois
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the New York Strip and soups, but some of the other menu items were average for a culinary restaurant. They offered a Bloody Mary bar on Sunday, it looked amazing! Very friendly staff, Grace was awesome! We enjoyed some trivia pursuit while enjoying our beverages!

Thank KimL219
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233 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel / restaurant is advertised as part of a culinary / spa experience. I found it to be lower than a local dinner. They need to have truth in menu and not sell grilled sliced lunch meat style roast beef as a prime rib sandwich. Everything I saw was either frozen or from a can. This place needs to... More 

1 Thank Truthfultraveler1
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Breakfast was well prepared, tasty and just as I had ordered. The wait staff was personable, prompt and competent.

Thank LouEch
New England
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248 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had breakfast here each day during our stay at the resort and we all thought it was good. The servers were good. We did think the prices were a little high for breakfast - but it was right there. We also had an afternoon snack at lunch of a hummus platter one day and we thought that was very... More 

Thank snow_beach

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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, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?