The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

3.9
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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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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.1
ambience
3.4
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vipJPG7
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were staying at the Equinox hotel for the first time and we were excited to eat at The Marsh Tavern. The menu sounded great and the history of the place very appealing. When we arrived there was only one host working and she seemed very over worked and had to wait a little to get seated. She then could not find our reservation she said but sat us anyway. We were immediately impressed by our waiter Billy. He addressed us by Mr & Mrs "last name" and was extremely friendly. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive while we were placing our drink and dinner orders. The bread service came with several types of bread, wonderful VT butter and a lovely pepper jam, and also some mandarin oranges that seemed out of place but I really enjoyed. We each ordered a soup to start, the french onion and corn chowder. Neither was very hot, especially the corn chowder. The french onion was in a regular bowl, not a traditional crock, a small crouton and one slice of melted but not browned cheese on top, it was only ok. The corn and bacon chowder would probably have been better if it was hotter, but is also seemed to lack some seasoning. For entrees we ordered the shepherds pie and a special Black Pasta with Lobster. The shepherds pie was a very generous serving with multiple kinds of meat and topped with sweat potatoes. It was a nice and a different take then the traditional, as the waiter had explained, and was probably the best course of the evening. I was very excited for the black pasta with lobster, when I ordered it the waiter did say that it was a little spicy, and that got me even more excited for it. I like hot things but the spice was just too much. Not too much for me to eat it, though many would find it so, too much to really enjoy the flavors. I could not really even taste the lobster and the black pasta under the intensity of the hot peppers. When we were finished it had gotten busy and took a while for the check...

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Carla
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Be sure to get a reservation even if they say you don't need one.. The service was painfully slow. The chief tried very hard to have unique options. Some really liked their food, others did not.

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Alleycat
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Hostess was inattentive to everyone waiting, despite reservations. Waitress was much better but disappointed to not feel more “welcomed” from the start.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mediocre food compared to Red Fox Inn

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AimeeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We needed to ask for a server to come to our table.... entrees took more than an hour to arrive. Our server claimed it was the kids pizza holding things up...... the kids Pizza could have been cooked in a microwave....adult entrees were sub par given the price. The $38 steak frites amounted to four bites of steak and all in (with wine for 2) we paid more than $300! Not a happy customer!

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MaggieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is delicious and classy. Its always a great time!

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vipNYCLover
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was mediocre and overpriced. The Kale salad was very good, but the kale should have been broken into smaller pieces. Our entrees were served cold, especially the mashed potato with the meatloaf and the chicken pot pie, which was flavorful, but the temperature ruined it. And, to top it off, I returned the first one which was cold and the replacement came out just as cold!
Very disappointing for the $100 bill! Two nights later we ate a much more delicious meal locally for 1/2 the price!!

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reneec
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is really good except the prices, which are high.

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vipOnePenn
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Meatloaf the soups were also very good. highly recommend the Shepard's pie
Chris our server was a true professional

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were having dinner and my husband wasn’t feeling well. The staff went above and beyond trying to accommodate him. Kudos to all for making what could have been a miserable time, and turning it into a very memorable evening filled with kind people!

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vipJeff
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Inedible prime rib
Served raw
Returned from kitchen pan fried
Terrible
Ruined New Years

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Cmssss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The “club” chairs that we sat in were horrible for eating! And the area was dirty. I had to put my coat on the floor to cover a vent that was sending up freezing air. Our waitress was very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Expensive, loud, poor quality food. I really would have expected more for the price.
I never leave reviews, but felt the need to let people know that the marsh tavern is a poor choice for dining. Seek somewhere else to eat in Manchester, VT.

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GeorgeC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

There were lots of children who parents let them run wild thru out the restaurant and bar area. Not conducive to an enjoyable occasion.

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vipDebbiehas4kids
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy lunch at the Marsh Tavern! The grilled cheese and tomato soup is delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We three older women got considerably poorer service than other diners. The male server (who never introduced himself) simply forgot to bring my cocktail. After twenty minutes I had to flag down another restaurant worker to ask for it. (Our server had been missing in action for the whole time). During the meal, the server did not once come to check on us. I would have liked to order another drink but that wasn’t happening. The server ignored us when I tried to get his attention. Nobody came to refill our water glasses until the plates had literally been cleared from the table. Its insulting to be ignored by the server, especially when he is getting chummy with the group of six who just sat down.

After the poor service, I didn’t care about the food. Being treated so poorly had left a bad taste in my mouth.

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joditheartist
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Filled with families with children so not quiet and intimate. Great atmosphere. We love going there each year. Food delicious. Only had one server who was a bit too fast with less grace accompanying his speed!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner with 3 drinks $150 plus tip. $36 turkey dinner sent back because it was warm, when returned it was cooler than what I had sent back. Buy now my wife is almost done with her dinner. Never did anyone offer hot gravy or a complimentary drink. There are better places Manchester.

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LauraD
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura our server was so accommodating and charming. She was so pleasant and enhanced the dining experience.

The bread basket presentation was so creative. The pepper gel was so tasty and I would love to slather, yes, slather it on everything.

The tater tots appetizer was inventive and the blue cheese sauce was tangy and delicious accompanied by a House made ketchup that was not overly sweet and a great addition to the dish.

Enjoyed a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich witha sumptuous tomato soup for dipping and a side salad of mixed greens with sharp blue cheese crumbles to top it off.

A well brewed cup of decaf and a scoop of homemade chocolate ice cream topped off a most memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

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vipabcd18
New England
19 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.

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vipCinhart
Orange County
97 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good was meh. Everything else was just fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 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.

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LynnD
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
vipJeffreyK
Naples
15 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 !

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Dcmc
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.

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vipjkk4
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

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vipKarenSI
New York Area
22 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.

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

Perfect pub food and abound with history at fabulous Equinox Resort

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vipSharonG
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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

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RobertP
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.

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

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

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vipRobert
New England
15 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.

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vipLouise
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and good food!

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vip1234
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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Gemitee23
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.

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vipPatricia
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Sharon Green, was outstanding.

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The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 362-4700.

The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox is rated 3.9 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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