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The Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting food but it seems like different chefs seasonally. The menu changes and it seems the palate of the chefs does too. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Need to settle down and become consistently good. The Junction proved it is possible. You can do...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came this one night for dinner. There are several dining areas to choose from though several require reservations because of their popularity. We chose the bar with its outdoor seating. The food, dessert and beverage options were just terrific. The service attentive but not...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I have been taking our ladies nights out here for years. Although we have had occasional instances of bad service, and even a bout of food poisoning all in all we have enjoyed our time at the Tavern. Last night is the...More

1  Thank bmmefamily
Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for providing us with feedback on your latest experience at The Tavern, bmmefamily. Our team has reviewed all your comments and we extend our sincerest apologies for that situation happening to you. We’d like to learn more about your experience and how we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice for dinner and once for breakfast. The food was good but nothing amazing, service was incredibly lackluster: slow and unenthusiastic.

Thank amanda6500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the restaurants in this self proclaimed “culinary hotel”, the food is tasteless and strangely served. They’re trying to make interpretations of classic stuff like Margarita pizza and Rib-eye but in a non-impressive way, they should try much harder.

Thank victor g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother. The food is overpriced, and because they don't have enough servers, by the time we got our food, it had been sitting in the warmer so long it was nasty. The sauce soaked into the pasta so it was both mushy and dry....More

Thank Realbubba
Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Realbubba. We are sorry that our service at The Tavern did not meet your expectations. Our team is looking into ways to improve the service in that restaurant to make sure it fits...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate breakfast at The Tavern because we were staying at the Essex Inn. We returned for another morning meal because the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the eggs with a side of maple glazed vegs - perfectly flavored, not too sweet, and yummy....More

Thank SalW49
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have always had delicious food when at the Tavern. They have a wide selection of beers on tap, as well as wine and bottled beer selection. I highly recommend the Tavern.

Thank pbushey
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had family in town for my birthday weekend and they were staying at The Essex and my husband made brunch reservations for us Sunday morning at the Tavern. We honestly didn't know they served breakfast! We used to enjoy the elaborate brunch buffets they...More

Thank cspolski
Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

cspolski, thank you for spending your birthday breakfast with us at The Tavern and sharing your experience with us! We are so glad to read your entire group enjoyed their meal. It means so much to us when the locals come in. We'll pass your...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

The food was tasty and has a good selection. The covered patio is nice to dine on during comfortable weather.

Thank vocalgirl1
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Questions & Answers
February 19, 2017|
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Response from kathyyoko1624 | Reviewed this property |
No....Casual dress.
Jason f
September 20, 2015|
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Response from Anne D | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall the exact hours but I ate breakfast there relatively early Sunday morning... about 8 AM.as I recall. Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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