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“Fabulicous!”
Review of Chez Lin & Rays

Chez Lin & Rays
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Recently my husband and I had a chance to stop at Chez Lin and Ray's Restaurant. First up the view was spectacular and the service was exceptional. The restaurant and the bathrooms were clean and well maintained. As for the cuisine we were very satisfied. We had the Pate as an appetizer with toast points which was tres bien. Our salads were a mix of farm fresh Arugula, Baby Spinach, Romaine topped with garden vegetables and the signature homemade house dressing......delicious. My husband had the Pasta Milanese with butterflied Shrimp and Italian Sausage in a creamy sauce over a bed of Linguini. I had the Chicken Walnut Linguini. Both were served hot and tasted delightful. The portions were generous and the prices were reasonable. My husband described his experience as " a culinary masterpiece". We will definitely return.

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Thank Larry H
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My sister and I were on the way to try out a restaurant in Westport, but saw this one on the way and took a chance to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised! Everything we ordered was excellent! The service was spot-on. Waitress Kurri was really "on the ball". Everything was fresh and delicious! So nice to have a good new restaurant in this area!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Although we had terrible luck with the weather and loss of power.We enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent.Was specially impressed by the way Lin continually check on her customers.We will definitely return and hopefully have better luck weather wise.We continually try to find good lakeside dinning on Lake Champlain and this is now on our list.

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Thank PawlD
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

In June 2013, we took the ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY to have dinner at Chez Lin & Rays ... which included 8 of us ... and what a treat we were in for! All of us enjoyed our meals, which included steak frites, scrod, shrimp & scallops au gratin, steak salad, crab cakes and escargot. The ambiance was just right ... small and comfortable. We sat inside, but they do have tables outside also. Our server bent over backwards ... and the owners could not have been nicer! I would highly recommend this to all of your family and friends.

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1  Thank Julie D
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Opened under new management in June 2013, we took the ferry from Charlotte VT to try it for lunch. Had the French Farmers Plate and Smoked Trout and Salad - both VERY good!!! Made dinner reservations to bring visiting friends in a week. Great new spot!!!

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1  Thank Rockobama
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