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The Tavern

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70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
07:00 - 23:00
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Essex, Vermont
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has a casual & relaxed atmosphere. The staff is friendly. And the food, beer & wine options are all very nice.

Thank Grace101
Kabul, Afghanistan
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now this bar rocked the only good thing about the hotel the wait staff and bartenders are very friendly and attentive and the prices are reasonable. Very Clean and a very god bar menu if your hungry

Thank DonnieB15
Hilton Head, SC
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While staying at the Essex hotel we ate both breakfast and dinner at this on site restaurant. Cool bar type atmosphere without being too rowdy and still appropriate for families. Service was solid and friendly. Menu was very interesting. I had what they called a foragers omelet, which included both a variety of veggies and local goat cheese, really tasty.... More 

Thank BillBedor
Glens Falls, New York
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my first experience and wont be my last! I had my first blueberry mojito at the Tavern and I am hooked. The menu is not large but I could not decide between delicious sounding burgers and a chicken sandwich. Our waitress was great and was quick to offer her insight when asked. Not just any chicken sandwich, your option... More 

Thank Bah715
East Taunton
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Just had dinner there minutes ago , left wanting a redo of the evening, if your familiar with the resort then you know that the junction restaurant is just a few steps away. I'm staying at the resort for two nights so I thought I'd give the tavern a try despite the reviews. My strong advice to all taking the... More 

Thank niccc80
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The entire staff was extremely personable, any request was available, good music.Above and beyond our expectations

Thank csgb-1952
Williston, Vermont
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have dined at the Tavern several times with friends, but recently the quality of the food has declined as prices go up. What I like: is the atmosphere especially in the winter. They have great burgers and wings - those are always a hit and consistent. They deliver when preparing fried food such as oversize onion rings and fish... More 

Thank Vicki P
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

food is creative and very good. Tavern style restaurant that service breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would recommend,

Thank deborahs15
Burlington, Vermont, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good food and great service. Looking forward to when the patio opens this summer! They have entertainment and theme nights; like "Taco Tuesday", where you can order tacos for half price. Different night= different deal.

Thank Kathy H
Prescott, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A comfortable locale and friendly staff. A nice variety of food options. All of my meals were well prepared and tasty.

Thank Denise F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?