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Chez Lin & Rays

2270 Lakeshore Rd, Essex, NY 12936-2207
+1 518-963-4024
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“linguine” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, French, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2270 Lakeshore Rd, Essex, NY 12936-2207
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed September 27, 2017

We recently ate at CLR for the first time last week. We enjoyed ourselves hugely. The outdoor lakeside table we hoped for was booked all evening; so we ate inside-- still had a great lake view. The food was very good. I had Pasta Milanese...More

Thank William James C
Reviewed September 7, 2017

My wife and i parked our car in the commuter lot in Charlotte, VT and took the ferry to Essex, NY for dinner on a Wednesday night. We walked 5 minutes up to Chez Lin & Rays. When we arrived at 5:45pm, many of the...More

Thank Dave327
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We have a nice house on the lake in Willsboro but other than turtle Island there is not very much fine dining for the occasional time we get out. But we made an exception and travelled the 15 minutes or so to Essex and very...More

Thank Zeeman69
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed many meals at this fine restaurant, often bringing friends to sample the delicious food and incredible ambience. We usually eat on the covered deck which overlooks Lake Champlain in the quaint upstate town of Essex, NY. Meals are reasonably...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Right away you feel a warm and friendly atmosphere, love for cooking special meals, beautiful ambiance with gorgeous lake views, an open terrace. The food is delicious, the wine list delightful.

1  Thank visitor262
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a very pleasant evening meal on the porch with great views. As a main I had the days special of pork medallions in a peppery mushroom sauce which was good . My wife had a linguine chicken which she also enjoyed. Service was...More

Thank Sylviastonehouse
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The laid back atmosphere and the way the restaurant is decorated makes you feel at ease. I only ate an appetiser but it was delicious. Great range of food! Our friends got into a fight as one enjoyed his food too much he forgot to...More

Thank aedinmcadams
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food with a great view of Lake Champlain. I would recommend Chex Lin n Rays to all who Pass through Essex.

1  Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Chez lyn and rays is in Essex New York overlooking the Essex marina and lake Champlain .the restaurant is serving home grown food from the local farms.the service is good and the food is very good atmosphere of the building is very nice good place...More

Thank THEMORGANS12996
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were pleased with the service and choice of menu items on offer at Chez Lin. It's unusual to find smoked trout as an appetizer; we actually shared one portion and with the warm bread provided, it was just right. A small dinner salad is...More

Thank usakomodo
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Donald F
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Bestchoice_10 | Property representative |
No, that would be the Old Dock Restaurant. My restaurant is called Chez Lin & Rays and we are less than a 1/4 mile south of the ferry landing on Main Street in Essex, NY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2270 Lakeshore Rd, Essex, NY 12936-2207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 518-963-4024
  • E-mail
Description
Lakeside dining and inspired bistro cuisine. Casual atmosphere with outside seating on Lake Champlain. Serving lunch and dinner. The food is well prepared by two seasoned chefs who love tasty food and good wine. The menu has plenty of fresh seafood, pasta, poultry and steak selections.The restaurant is located in the small Port of Essex, NY . Large sailboats, motor yachts and fishing boats can be seen from the restaurant. The setting is quaint, charming and nautical.The atmosphere is casual, comfortable and the views of the Lake and surrounding mountains are just breathtaking.Reservations are suggested.
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