The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

3.8
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$30 and under
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American
The Marsh Tavern offers New England and eclectic cuisine, with Local Vermont influences in a casual historical tavern environment. For reservations in our classic, destination steak house, the Chop House, please call our hotel concierge at (802)362-4700. Please visit our website for information on additional dining at the Equinox.
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3.9
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1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was not seated on time. Staff seems unfriendly. Good was awful.

a
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ambience was wonderful at this restaurant. However, the service was slow. Our server explained that they were expecting a wedding at the hotel they canceled at the last minute somehow this meant that they expected less traffic in the dining room and had fewer servers. The food was pretty good the value was less so. We would dine again for sure but will leave plenty of time.

C
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere , nice servers. Very nice food. I had chicken pot pie and it was a nice size for me.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I had so many expectations from this place. This was my first time in Vermont and I was recommended the place. The hostess kept on looking at me up and down like she was better than me. When we got to the table the waitress was rushing me to finish my dinner and the lettuce on my husband’s burger was not fresh and the brown was sticking out the burger. Then when she came to find out how the food was my husband explained to her why he was displeased about the burger she was very dismissive. Overall, I was not happy with the palace.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great anniversary dinner! The food was great and setting perfect for our celebration.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good was meh. Everything else was just fine.

OT
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The atmosphere was nice and the servers were very pleasant and helpful but the food was nothing special.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in historic tavern. My friend was in New England from CA during foliage season, and the Marsh Tavern was the icing on the cake after climbing Bromley. Our server (so sorry to not mention her by name) was fabulous. Great food, perfect setting. Will be back for sure.

JK
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were very disappointed. We have dined here various times over the past 15 years and our latest experience on 10/12/19 was horrible. The restaurant appeared to be seriously over-booked and the kitchen was missing in all aspects. We waited over an hour between appetizers waiting for our meals, staff made excuse after excuse as to why our meals were not coming out. The table next to us were seated about 30 minutes after us and when their meals were delivered before ours, we were done !
I am not one of those intolerant people, but I can’t even think of when we last got up and walked out of a restaurant, but that is exactly what happened at Marsh Tavern. Sad !

D
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food was very good and waitress was extremely helpful. Drinks were excellent but very pricey.

j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Hostess was totally horrendous! Made people wait for no reason.

KS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

weve had lunch here many times and good but dinner was disappointing. while cocktails were good the entrees were small and not worthy of the price. very little lobster in my lobster fettuccini.

BB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pub food and abound with history at fabulous Equinox Resort

SG
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered a wage steak for $40.00
It was full of gristle, very small piece.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

People very nice and the service was excellent but the food was very disappointing. Wife had the chicken pot pie. Instead of a crust or pastry cover like in a traditional one, this had the top half of a biscuit that maybe covered one fourth of the bowl. The burnt looking and tasting bottom half of the biscuit was hidden in the bottom of the bowl. The gravy was pretty much tasteless. I had the shepherd's pie. That lacked flavor also. The characteristic flavor of this dish is the worcestershire sauce flavored gravy. I would have to say none was used because none was detected - bland also. The most enjoyable parts of the experience were chatting with the hostess, extremely courteous and professional servers and the atmosphere of sitting outside at a table on a covered porch on a weather perfect evening.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was better! Loved every moment.

RC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was very bad. It took the first server over 15 minutes to stop by the table and then 5 minutes later we actually had another server show up and when we told him someone came by he said they were taking money out of his pocket. The experience did not improve from that point on. Make a different choice.

L
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and good food!

1
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Exceptionally poor lighting for the handicapped entrance. Pretty; but treacherous for someone with mobility challenges.

G
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the Tavern Fare which was pretty good. The salads were fine, the only suggestion being that the Kale Salad which we had was swimming in dressing - a subtler flavor would have been much better. Strawberry Salad and the Squash Blossoms were very good. We had the Sheperd’s Pie and Chicken Pot Pie for entrees, neither of which came we’re served hot - just a bitter hotter than lukewarm. We sent them back to be heated up. They were still not quite hot enough when reserved but we plowed in. The Shepherds Pie was over spiced, needs to be subtler. The Chicken Pot Pie had a bit of a Camry taste. But, all in all, pretty good and I’d go back and try some other selections next time.

P
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Sharon Green, was outstanding.

J
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside - partner had salmon with beets - she was very happy. I had chix pot pie - filling was excellent - biscuit took place of pastry crust - different but very good.

m
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of the Equinox resort which is our favorite vacation place. Marsh Tavern serves a modest traditional menu which allows them to do each dish very well. From Meatloaf to an excellent lobster and pasta dish, you can’t go wrong in this restaurant. We’ve been visiting for over 15 years and eat here every visit.

J
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The Marsh Tavern is mediocre. My salmon tasted like supermarket fish -pretty tasteless -though the beets surrounding it were good. My husband’s pasta was clumped and served with very little lobster. The service was so fast that I had to tell the server to take away the appetizer platter because they had set down a bread platter less than a minute earlier. And it was all very expensive. We also had breakfast at The Equinox and it too was mediocre and overpriced.

a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was great. The Sheppard’s pie was a special discovery. The staff are fantastic- professional but also so personable. We really enjoyed our meal and look forward to trying more of the menu!

F
Montreal
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior bread sélection. Special attention to local produits. Very attentive maitre d’.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful! Overpriced! Staff ignorant. Getting by on name alone. Go Anywhere else!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good for a hotel restaurant - we had to wait over an hour for it though

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always charming elegant atmosphere and great food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, enjoyed dining on front porch in the early evening.

A perfect night.

OP
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great the food the staff all perfect.
It is a family favorite

F
Montreal
48 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service, creative and delicious food beautifully presented. Located in the impressive Equinox hotel, you are literally surrounded by history. Our only negative is that the portions don’t justify the prices.

EG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was a lovely visit for dinner. My only suggestion to the restaurant is to have more options for rose' that aren't grossly overpriced. Only 1 option by the glass for $18, which there are many rose's I love that bottle price is less than that. Your guests might mostly come from NY but we know when we feel ripped off.

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a lovely afternoon together in this beautiful Tavern. We enjoyed creative drinks, delicious 3 course meals, well paired wine, friendly service - all excellent !

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my first time visiting the Equinox. The Equinox has a reputation that preceeds them so was excited to have my first visit with my mom and daughter for a Pre Mother's Day lunch. While the food was palatable it wasnt anything extraordinary given the price. The service was mediocre at best, our waitress didn't have much if a personality so interaction was nonexistent. Food took a while to come out even though it wasnt super busy. I also noticed the rug could have used a good vacuuming and this is something i noticed throughout the hotel property as a whole. Overall I was unimpressed and don't plan on returning in the future.

LU
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Ordered Caesar Salad w/Shrimp. They must have run out of Romaine??? MAYBE a handful of greens...shrimp where tasty but TINY???
Don't mind the $21 cost if it is a proper salad but I promise you any fast food chain gives a better portion?? Tasted great...homemade dressing but 'WHERE IS THE ROMAINE?
I left HUNGRY??
(The silyl box of silly bread/tiny muffins is...SILLY!)
Service was fine but VERY disppointed in that salad. Jeeze if you can't make a proper caesar I would give up. I have a country home locally so we are always looking for places to go...tooooo bad!

OP
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my family was great! Our server Kim made the experience with the suggestion of the Veal \ and helping my children. Kim is a true professional

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW! There were four of us ladies away on a girls weekend. Every detail from start to finish was perfect. The food, from appetizers, main course and dessert was so delicious. We had Kim as a server and she went above and beyond the entire night to accommodate anything we asked for. She even went as far to make our special drink request herself, in the bar. The night was definitely one we will remember and if we are in the area again we will definitely make sure to come again.

SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a nice dinner while on a fairly restrictive diet. Chris was our waiter and he went above and beyond to bend the menu to our needs coming back frequently to ensure we were ok. The food was amazing but the service was absolutely stellar!

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was poorly prepared and served by a staff of amateurs. I ordered a pork chop which was served with a butter knife , the broccoli was raw. The table next to us ordered macaroni with butter for their daughter and it came out with tomato sauce. The Equinox is a beautiful resort in a beautiful location with the worst management I’ve ever seen. A good restaurant is a place where the food and service makes you feel just a bit pampered where attention to detail is so important Marsh Tavern does not hit the mark.