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“Better than expected - very long wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Tavern

The Tavern
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452
802.878.1100
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Ranked #11 of 57 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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.
Merrick, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Better than expected - very long wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed at The Essex & waited over 2 hours for a table at this restaurant.
The food was as described 'upscale pub' style & actually better than I expected. If I was not staying at The Essex, I would never have waited for the table but was glad that we did.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Tavern is a very casual evvironment where you would not expect gourmet caliber food. I had the Free Run Veal meatloaf, which had to have been the best meatloaf I have EVER had! My husband had the curried lamb which was served on rice. He loved it and ate every last bite!

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious and inviting breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We have had breakfast here twice and it is one of my favorite meals anywhere! The food is astounding,the service is friendly and welcoming, the decor is lovely,clean and relaxing!

Visited January 2013
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South Portland, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Yummy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

If there's one single reason for a return trip to the Essex, it's the food in the Tavern. Great food, great, friendly service, good value. I wanted something off everyone's plate around me it all looked so good!

Visited December 2012
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NH
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38 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Food/Beverage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

the food is excellent, as are the cocktails. The service however left us lukewarm. Waters were never refilled unless we tracked down the bartender, but when we did, he/she was lovely. Our bar area (where we ate) was never wiped clean as we went from course to course.

Visited December 2012
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