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Chef's Table at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
+1 802-878-1100
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For a culinary adventure unrivaled in the Essex, VT region, have a seat at...
For a culinary adventure unrivaled in the Essex, VT region, have a seat at Chef's Table at Amuse. Our chefs offer the finest, freshest local ingredients and creates a new array of courses each and every Friday and Saturday night. When you walk in and take your place at the open kitchen, you will have a front-row seat to view the culinary magic happen before your eyes. Savor traditional foods in a new light, and open your palate to tastes you may never have experienced before.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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What a great experience. Wrote a review under Junction Restaurant...the food, the service, watching the chefs prepare our food was a great evening. I'm a "foodie" and rarely give 5 stars, but this certainly was! I would definitely recommend reservations, and I would request the chef's table, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
hollybelle210
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a great experience. Wrote a review under Junction Restaurant...the food, the service, watching the chefs prepare our food was a great evening. I'm a "foodie" and rarely give 5 stars, but this certainly was! I would definitely recommend reservations, and I would request the chef's table, which is a very nice bar area overlooking the open kitchen. There are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a dinner we had! Everything was good and we barely had place for dessert which was also incredible. This is a perfect restaurant for couples who want to enjoy an nice, long, romantic evening with a several service dinner and a bottle a wine. It's a bit pricy but all worth it; it's a culinary experience after all.

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EssexResort-VT, General Manager at Chef's Table at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Pat L, we are so happy you enjoyed the experience. Very proud of Shawn and his team, they Rock! Please come see us again Thanks Bob More 

Montreal
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We ate here this past weekend and what an experience it was! Each course was deelish and yes, rich too! Although chef Michael was a bit on the quiet side, his cooking was on point. He explained the plates, food, and method of preparation. The only negative I would say is that our meat dish was served barely warm, more... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Chef's Table at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Peens, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of your experience with Chef Michael for dinner. I often hear wonderful mentions of his ability to take his guests on a fantastic journey of food exploration all the while having some fun. Your comment regarding the ambiance in the room has been shared by others... More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I did include this in my review of Amuse restaurant, which is located in The Essex hotel, but I'll recap here. The Chefs Table is the only way to go if you want to eat at Amuse. Up to twelve guests get the undivided attention of a top chef that creates, cooks, and serves a ten course dinner that the... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at Chef's Table at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable time at the Chef's Table. This is an amazing and unique dining experience that should not be missed. You are taken on a wonderful journey of tastes, textures and exploration by a highly skilled and talented artist. Your comments will be shared and celebrated with the entire team that makes... More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Every meal we had at The Essex was special, including in the pub area. My wife and I reserved the Chefs Table - a 9 course treat. Each course was slaved over for hours by Chef Michael Clauss. Some food took weeks to prepare. We still can not figure out how The Essex makes any money at these dinners, since... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I thought the food was very heavy cream and salt and this is after talking with the chef to have the food tailored to my taste as we were the only ones at the table that night. The chef was lovely but the style of cooking in not the way people eat these days and disappointing.

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New York City, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

On our last nite at the resort we got to experience the Chefs table at the Essex resort. Chef Michael was our chef for the 11 course meal which was amazing! My husband doesn't eat seafood and I couldn't cause I'm pregnant which was easily accommodated for us even though they preset their menu which was hugely appreciated. The lamb... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well worth the $$$$! To go to The Essex and Not experience the Chefs Table is a total loss on your vacation experience. The quality of the food is amazing. This is an absolute must...

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I’ll be honest, this was my very first Chef’s Table dinner. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had various tasting menus before, but never with the chef preparing each meal right in front of us. Let me just say, it was a delight from start to finish, with the small exception of the hostess not finding our reservation.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Food was incredible. Great value. We had 10 courses, including a pallet cleanser and a special cocktail. Wine pairings were also excellent! I don't know where else in New England you can find that caliber of food and wine for that price!

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
Phone Number: +1 802-878-1100
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-878-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

For a culinary adventure unrivaled in the Essex, VT region, have a seat at Chef's Table at Amuse. Our chefs offer the finest, freshest local ingredients and creates a new array of courses each and every Friday and Saturday night. When you walk in and take your place at the open kitchen, you will have a front-row seat to view the culinary magic happen before your eyes. Savor traditional foods in a new light, and open your palate to tastes you may never have experienced before.

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