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Chef's Table at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at the chefs table. It is great to watch these talented young chefs work their magic. We ate here for dinner and I had the mushroom risotto which was among the best I have eaten. Nicole did a wonderful job combining flavors, and plating my dish. She paired the Pinot noir with my dish and... More 

Thank Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We didn't know that Chef's Table was a subset of Junction. So the menu and prices are the same, but you can sit down at the counter and watch the chefs prepare all the dishes and even chat with them. The cheese plates are worth ordering but the green salad was only ok. The bolognese appetizer was exquisite and the... More 

Thank Robert L
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

My friend and I decided to eat here on our last night of our stay. We took the table d'hote which was a sample of many dishes. We also added the option where a glass of wine would be paired with each of the dishes. The food was excellent, well explained and presented. The wines were also excellent and when... More 

Thank JayX10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Service never disappoints! Dining always an adventure...Know any choice will be praiseworthy....Looking forward to returning in just a few months for fourth,or is it fifth stay....and the wonderful evening at Junction we know we will have .

Thank clairef228
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

This was our third cooking class at the Essex – and the best. We took the “Taste of France” class taught by Chef Lisa Ruoff. She was a great instructor and was open to questions and very helpful. We learned new things, and better ways of doing old things (like dicing an onion). Our group had so much fun practicing... More 

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

We took the Primo Pasta class with Chef Lisa and A Taste of Austria with Chef Anthony S. Both were fantastic, but we preferred the Austrian class because it was smaller (6 vs 12) and it was easier to jump in and cook (that was the point!). Chef Anthony S was a great teacher and very relaxed in the kitchen.

Thank Patricia C
Juno Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went to Essex Resort on a Tuesday evening expecting to have an enjoyable restaurant evening. Upon arrival we were informed that the restaurant is closed on Tuesday an Wednesday. We were told that we could eat in the Tavern. Cocktails were rather small, so we had to order a double. My companion ordered the cheesesteak and she said that it... More 

Thank Glen G
Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank hollybelle210
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Pat L
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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-878-1100
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?