We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
+1 802-878-1100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (28 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
70 Essex Way, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT 05452-3383
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (270)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the burger, $2 fish tacos, and the poutine. We were quite pleased. It was delicious! The outdoor area is nice but bring a sweater - weather gets chilly without much notice. The ambiance is cozy and the service was good.

Thank lulu1264
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a Sunday lunch at the Tavern. We have always heard of the Inn at Essex and expected it to be a classy place. We were greeted by a hostess who's outfit consisted of black T-shirt and jeans which could have been a...More

1  Thank Jim V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been wanting to dine at The Tavern for a long time and decided to have lunch. We were so disappointed I had a Ceasar Salad and my husband had a wrap. His was okay but mine was a sad excuse for a Ceasar....More

Thank snow---1968
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Family dinner for four. Great waitress and bartender. Food and drinks were delicious. Pretzel app and poutine were the best. Thank you!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our service was great. The food was good too. Tavern burger and portobello mushroom sandwich was what we ate. We were surprised and pleased by the variety of the beer selection. There was live music playing on the veranda. Prices seem reasonable. We would go...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stayed at the Essex Resort & Spa and we ate at the Tavern every day. At first it was just convenient but it turned out to have excellent food and friendly service so we kept coming back. Portobello mushroom burger was my favorite. The...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The beers on tap were varied and interesting. The service was friendly and helpful. The food, however, didn't live up to our hopes. We'd eaten there before, several years ago, and liked the food. This time we were underwhelmed. The veggies and salad were tasty,...More

Thank suzanne_baal
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Some meals were good, but not exceptional for a Culinary Resort restaurant. Chef made a mistake on a pesto spinach tortellini dish and used artichokes instead. The waitress spoke with the chef and he sent out a dish of spinach. We removed the artichokes and...More

Thank C2671EDsusanb
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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 14 June 2017

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
Nearby Restaurants
109 reviews
.03 km away
Mimmo's Pizzeria & Restaurant
95 reviews
.91 km away
Joyce's Noodle House
66 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides
135 reviews
.21 km away
Spa at the Essex
108 reviews
.00 km away
Essex Outlets
60 reviews
.68 km away
Northern Lights Rock and Ice
11 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from kathyyoko1624 | Reviewed this property |
No....Casual dress.
Jason f
20 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing