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The Tavern

) #4 of 54 Restaurants in Essex ££ - £££ American, ,
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (27 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner. Food was ok nothing to write home about. Got the bill and we were charged almost 20 dollars for 2 sodas with refills. Inquired about how insane it was for soda to be 20 dollars. And the response was it came...More

Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to sit in the corner and enjoy a quite meal. The service was good and their POS went down and I did not have any idea until they brought my bill because they handled it so professionally. No one went nuts with...More

Thank Cheryl L D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Essex Resort & Spa, I dined at The Tavern 3 times. All 3 times I was impressed with menu, quality of food and professional service. Place was rather noisy on a Friday night however, but that did not deter service. Some may...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Grace101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...More

Thank BillBedor
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank Bah715
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...More

1  Thank niccc80
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
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...More

1  Thank Vicki P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code at the restaurant? Are jeans acceptable?
19 February 2017|
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Response from kathyyoko1624 | Reviewed this property |
No....Casual dress.
Jason f
Hours of operation on Sundays?
20 September 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
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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