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Amuse - CLOSED

70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-764-1489
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
28 Apr 2014
“remember having great meal”
4 Mar 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, European, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My fiancee and I were there in the fall of 2013 and we had a great meal. We stayed at the hotel because of an excellent priceline deal for the room. The restaurant was a bonus. A bit pricey... $180 with tip for 2 of...More

1  Thank Us1720
EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Us1720, Thank you for having a great meal at Amuse. I do hope you may have the opportunity to return sometime soon. Currently, our signature restaurant is under re-construction. The contractors are on schedule and we should be able to meet our anticipated reveal...More

Reviewed 4 March 2014

From appetizer to entrée to dessert to cocktail to service everything was superlative. The food was the tastiest or the most delicious (There is no difference.) and the match for flavor of meals anywhere. My appetizer was short ribs meat, the entrée was rack of...More

1  Thank BigFrankDerbyLineVT
EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Dear BigFrankDerbyLineVT, I am delighted to hear you had such a fantastic meal and experience. Thank you for sharing the details here. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Reviewed 3 March 2014

The food at Amuse was delicious! My husband and I came on a Friday night and had a small, intimate table where we could also watch the chef. We started off with a beet salad and the Vermont Cheese plate (which was my favorite!), which...More

Thank Meghan W
EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Dear Meghan W, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. These are shared with the entire resort and the Culinary team in particular as a fun way to reward and encourage the service and quality you experienced. Naz Jenulevich Director of...More

Reviewed 2 March 2014

Lots of good choices from the buffet - made it silly to choose anything off the regular menu though. And I would have liked to choose something, but the value was the buffet.More

Thank ChristinaK4444
EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Dear ChristinaK4444, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day....thank you for choosing to start your day off right with us. Our breakfast chefs hand crack 120 thousand fresh eggs each year from our local purveyor, Shadow Cross Farms. There are easier ways but...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

We dined at Amuse while staying at the Essex, and we are SO glad that we made this choice! We started with a cocktail at our table. I got the cocktail that I usually order (one that takes a bit of skill to make well)...More

Thank Jenlevity63
EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Dear Jenlevity63, Thank you for sharing the details of your experience. Our Director of Culinary Operations, Shawn Calley has taken care to design his menu using high quality local ingredients and is simply obsessed with preparing great food. Naz Jenulevich Director of Culinary Operations

Reviewed 6 January 2014

A visit to the Amuse Restaurant turned into a big disappointment. The first disappointment was my expectation and my misunderstanding. I mistakenly thought that the Amuse and the Essex Resort were still affiliated with the New England Culinary Institute and upon arrival we quickly realized...More

Thank DonP08861
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear DonP08861, Thank you for choosing to visit us for Sunday Brunch. The Essex Resort & Spa was affiliated with NECI in years past. Many of our guests enjoyed this partnership and at that time NECI operated Butler's for dinner in the dining area now...More

Reviewed 24 November 2013

"Amuse" is located in The Essex hotel/inn at Essex Junction, VT. It cosists of two totally different experiences-Amuse restaurant and the Chefs Table at Amuse. As to the general restaurant, the experience is poor. Food choices are few and sometimes bizzare (Bone Marrow Salad), decor...More

Thank Joseph G
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2013

Dear Joseph G, Thank you for your support of the Resort, restaurants and spa. Our team of culinarians love when guests enjoy their food but also appreciate critiques such as yours. This is a valuable way to work at contiually improving the services and offerings...More

Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had dinner at the Amuse once and breakfast twice... We had a great meal, great service with a delightful waiter, a fairly quiet evening, the salmon was cooked perfectly which is a real treat.More

Thank Deb L
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Deb L Thank you for posting this great review and for sharing your experiences. Our Restaurant General Manager, Mary Ingrisano, has done a great job leading and training our restaurant teams and it shows. Your positive comments will be shared with them as a...More

Reviewed 9 October 2013

We wanted a minor modification to our dinner prep and breakfast. Both times we were told the chef prefers not to deviate from the menu. When I am drinking a $100 bottle of champagne, don't tell me my meal cannot have a slight modification because...More

Thank maria_egypt_2010
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear Maria_egypt_2010, Thank you for taking the time to complete this review and especially for emailing me personally with your concerns. I am pleased you were able to have an enjoyable stay overall and your review of the Spa has been shared and celebrated with...More

Reviewed 7 October 2013

Amuse is housed in the Essex...a lovely set of buildings. If the cuisine could match the setting then we would be in for a treat. However, nothing quite reached those high expectations. The dining room was not special, the photos of fresh foods on the...More

Thank James L
EssexResort-VT, Manager at Amuse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear James L Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the resort. I am however, disappointed to hear of your less than positive restaurant experience. You mentioned that you would be willing to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-764-1489
  • E-mail
Amuse offers sophisticated dining in a casual restaurant atmosphere. Our menu draws inspiration from the finest local, seasonal ingredients, provided by the region's finest purveyors and harvested from our own organic gardens. We take great care in preparing your selection, to highlight the textures and flavors inherent to each element. Reservations are suggested.
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