The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox
The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.equinoxresort.com/
  • Phone: (802) 362-4700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Pub Fare: Daily: 11:30am - closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeffery Russell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full-Service through our extensive Banquet and Catering Department.
  • Private Party Facilities: Full- service through our extensive Banquet and Catering Department. Please contact the restaurant manager's office at 802-362-7738
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Hubner 8023627738
  • Entertainment: Weekends and holiday periods in the Marsh Tavern Pub.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street and 7A
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free valet or self parking.
A word from The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox
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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The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)romantic (4)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • resort dinner
    susell
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We loved the resort, but the dinner at Marsh Tavern was nothing special compared to some of the other meals we had in town. I found the menu limiting. It is very convenient if you are staying at the Equinox
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Equinox
    LuvParis
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Lovely restaurant, very good menu, local and fresh ingredients...thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret steaks
    BaldrabbitVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When we arrived at Marsh Tavern we changed to the adjacent room called the Chop House. A perfect small room with perfect steakhouse food with no unnecessary frills! Service was friendly and precise, steaks cooked perfectly; sides arrived cooked perfectly and hot! Menu is totally different from the Marsh Tavern---more upscale and more specific. We have eaten at Marsh before and it is good, but we were in the mood for steaks and a little more upscale meal which was delivered perfectly. Service matched the food. We went on the Friday of Columbus Day week-end---the busiest of the year. They were able to give us the last available table. Everything from the hostess who set us up to the waiter and the runners, the front of the house was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love the Marsh Tavern. The food is good, the room has a cozy fireplace and even though we are in a resort hotel it is family friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    4theloveoffood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food, great and fast service. Cozy comfy chairs for enjoying the meal and company. Good size portions, a bit of a splurge budget wise. Complementary desserts for anniversary, nice touch. Wished for ambient music as room was not full and you could hear a pin drop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet supper
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After a long day of travel a quiet supper is what we needed. The Marsh gave it to us - apple/butternut soup, mussels, shepherd's pie, pear salad all made it to our table. They were all excellent and were presented well. Just what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but cold!
    NewMexicanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food and ambience. However, the air conditioning was frigid!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 167 reviews are from the The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox reviews archive.
  • First time visit was excellent
    bakster21
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had a very pleasant dining experience overall. Make sure to specify and double-check how you would like your burger or other meat prepared - I had to send back my first one since it was not done properly. Will look forward to visiting again and trying more menu items!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food could be WAY better
    Live4foodVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Considering they have a steakhouse in the same dining room the meat entrees should have been way better. The salads were excellent and the bread box was fun. The service staff was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Good
    JoeBVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Went for dinner. Service was friendly and professional. Food was not bad. Kale salad needed a little advance dressing because the leaves were a bit plastic, but the Asparagus Toasts were great!! My Chicken wasn't bad, although the carrots should have been peeled as it makes the dish look "dirty". My Partner's Ribeye was great. Dessert's were great. My cobbler was very nice and my partner had a brownie with salty caramel sauce (made for him by the kitchen, as he is lactose intolerant; such a thoughtful accommodation) which, too was tasty. Overall, nice evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Getaway
    love2travel
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I took my husband to the Equinox for a quick weekend getaway in late April. We had dinner on Friday evening in the Marsh Tavern as it was very convenient and had good reviews. We were welcomed by name and guided to a specially reserved table! The waitress could not have been nicer or friendly. The food was delicious, hot and she paced the entrée to our liking. (Some restaurants pay no attention to how to pace the serving of their meals.) We had a lovely, casual dinner with a wonderful VT ambiance!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    KristieVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great food, loved the bread box. French onion soup was a little too thin for my liking. The beet salad was soooo good, as is their homemade ice creams. A little pricey but the food is worth it for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very gourmet for a pub atmosphere
    DebraL
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a very nice meal at the Marsh Tavern. Very high quality food for a pub atmosphere. My husband had their Angus burger and fresh cut french fries which was excellent. I had the roasted cedar plank salmon which was very delicious. The beet salad with fresh ricotta was extremely unusual and creative. The fresh brewed ice-tea is truly that: it's brewed tableside -- can't get fresher than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Marsh Tavern is a lovely
    Stella
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The Marsh Tavern is a lovely historic setting inside the Equinox Hotel. The food was excellent, and the wine was good, although it is all very pricey. The appetizer and entree were fresh and well prepared but priced for a ski area clientele. The atmosphere is pretentious and belies the very relaxed tavern-bar setting. As local area residents we enjoyed the meal but would be unlikely to return. Other venues offer the food quality in a less expense and more comfortable environment that meets our preferences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need menu and preparation help
    Birthday
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The online menu and the menu at the restaurant were not the same and several of the items we were interested in having were not available on the on site Tavern menu, we were disappointed. In general we had difficulty choosing our meal as nothing was appealing. Even the coq au vin was more like a chicken stew. I think they need to work on their menu and preparation. We probably will not return. . e
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  • Great VT night at the Marsh Tavern
    Equinoxguest1
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The Marsh Tavern is everything a restaurant in a historic setting should be.....Perfect lighting, Windsor chairs, good mix of "pub" and "restaurant" food and amiable staff. This is a high recommend for anyone looking for a lovely VT setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner for Valentine's Day, I did not realize there would be so many families with young children. If looking for a romantic, quiet dinner with your significant other, I would definitely not recommend going here. The food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great meal there about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had a great meal there about 10 years ago. Place was redesigned and no longer tavern "rustic," which we had liked. The noise level was quite loud. Once our order was taken, we waited a good half hour for our meal and our waiter never checked on us to see if we wanted anything. With entrees in the $30-$35 range, I would expect much better service. Again, after our entrees arrived, no sign of the waiter until we requested our check. Not sure he even asked if we wanted coffee. Too many fine restaurant options in Manchester -- won't go back here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Little Limited
    Wink
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Dining at the Marsh Tavern was, for the most part, a great experience. Service was indeed outstanding with extremely courteous service personnel. The food was very good with the only real problem being that we felt the menu was somewhat limited. Therefore, repeat visits quickly become boring. It's worth noting that the bread tray was fabulous. The noise level was acceptable aggravated only by small children in the bar area or large groups who are noisy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will give it another chance
    Sage
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I went to Marsh Tavern the week between Xmas and New Years. The Equinox was lovely- beautiful hotel, decor and wonderful service. We enjoyed our meals at Marsh Tavern, specifically the roasted beet salad and the salmon dish. The food portions were small, but filling. The quality, taste and presentation of the food was 5-stars. Our only disappointment was that there were several families dining as well, who were allowing their children to run, stomp and jump around the restaurant. It was really distracting and rude. While our servers were very good to us, they were too tolerant of the poor behavior of their other customers. I will give Marsh Tavern another chance, but won't go back if I see playground behavior in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    EC99
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I love this place. Food is great, people are warm and friendly. Like the wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The room was pleasant, but
    AC27
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The room was pleasant, but the lighting was far too bright. The food was good service adequate but not anything special for the prices and location. The night we were there a large group was there making the noise level quite loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Out of 4 appetizers and 4
    wromVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Out of 4 appetizers and 4 main courses, only one, the kale salad, made you 'stand up and notice.' When a main course is $29-$36, you expect it to be tasty, not unexciting. They tried to be innovative, but just didn't pull it off. The room was cool, with the temperature outside in the low 20's and windy, they didn't compensate turning up the temp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had another fantastic dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had another fantastic dinner! For starters out table tried the beet and kale salads. Both were tasty and beautifully presented. For entrees we had the lamb shank, halibut and salmon. Again, everyone was very happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The main menu was innovative
    Robert
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The main menu was innovative and filled with exotic combinations. Sadly the cog-au-vin was served dry without any of the usual soupy sauce. Items on the main menu were relatively expensive; $30.00 range and up. Of note, they do offer a 'Pub menu' with excellent choices. The Shepard's Pie, which combined, beef, chicken, duck and veal was superb. The covering mashed potatos had a delicious Vermont cheddar cheese coating. The prices were much lower without sacrificing quality. The atmosphere was delightful. We particularly enjoyed our dinner seated at a table for two with comfortable easy chairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came in for an early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    We came in for an early dinner with 2 young children and the staff could not have been more accommodating! The food was amazing. Our party started with a few different salads and the scallops. Each dish was beautifully presented, but more importantly, tasted great! Our entrees were equally delicious. For dessert don't miss the peanut butter heaven! We had some allergies and both our server and the kitchen took them seriously. We can not wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manchester Magic
    KyoKyo
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Highly recommended, in a great location, perfect venue for a romantic weekend away in Vermont with great food to match. Service is great, although the lamb shank we had on that day was a bit on the dry side. Nothing that made it unedible, however. Starters were excellent as was dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MACF
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We have been to the Equinox Marsh Tavern for 15+ years. We were completely disappointed by the noise level and chaotic behavior of all the young children and their parents. The children ran, threw tantrums, had videos taken of them. etc. Every table in the dining room had children at them except those tables for two by the window. We are seriously considering canceling our December weekend visit for fear this dog and child family hotel has lost it's class. Maybe a family dining room should be offered, so that other guests don't have to suffer from their rude and obnoxious behaviors. It is a luxury hotel restaurant, not a neighborhood Chuckie Cheese. The Equinox should not lower their standards.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sub-standard for the price range
    JohnWVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    For starters -- yes, it's a hotel restaurant, so perhaps you shouldn't expect so much. But the Equinox is a stellar place, and so one expects the same from its restaurants (fwiw, the Chop House is amazing). But the Marsh Tavern was pretty thoroughly disappointing. No ambiance and a completely inattentive and presumptuous waiter kept this from being a good dining experience. Food was okay -- appetizers were quite good (local charcuterie board, blackened kale salad) but the entrees (duck) were totally flat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your time or money
    Julie
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This was a pretty moderate priced dinner, at 37.00 per entry. It was very poorly staffed. There was a long delay between seating us, asking us if we wanted a drink and serving our appetizer and entree. We didn't want to wait for dessert. One diner complained to their waiter and said, well how long as no one is eating. There were kids running all over the restaurant. Definetly a miss if you are looking for a relaxing, romatic night. The food was only average.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    ping
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Meh at best, over priced 8 buck pretzel appetizer (Auntie Anns from the mall superior) only ordered them cuz the waiter said they were to die for (?) Both the lamb shank and halibut way overcooked, at 32 bucks for an entree seems like a small salad would be included.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    skramer49
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Having eaten there before, we expected a really nice experience while staying at the Equinox. Not so much this time. The server was pleasant and got the job done, but was obviously hurried and not focused on us. I had grilled duck breast with a wonderful shaved shallot potato galettte with duck confit, but presentation was lacking and the plate was sloppily strewn with a very sweet and sticky relish that I suppose someone thought artistically placed. We tried the salted caramel ice cream, but wouldn't again - relatively tasteless and with an odd texture. Although we enjoy our stay at Equinox once or twice a year, we've found better alternatives in and near Manchester for dinner and won't dine at Marsh again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner, You can't
    skier
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Fantastic dinner, You can't miss with any entrée. Make time to watch the sunset and have cocktails at the outside fire-pit before your meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great if you are a family.....
    Lonebirch
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Great if you are a family with kids, but as adults we were surrounded by tables with kids and it was a bit noisy. For the prices we paid we were hoping for a quieter atmosphere. To be fair, we were there on Labor Day weekend so there were still family vacations going on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 35thann
    35thann
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    The server was very attentive, Food and drinks arrived promptly. Food was very good but side dishes were on the small side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our recent visit to the Marsh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Our recent visit to the Marsh Tavern was a big mistake. My husband ordered the Lobster Bake, a $34 piece of highway robbery given that there was only one llobster claw, 3 shrimp and a few clams. Add to that the heavy hand with the salt, and the dish was a disaster. The corn chowders were not much better - a better description would have been potato chowder (which tasted like bland mush). My daughter ordered the duck, which was edible, but the potato pancake that it sat on had clearly been cooked earlier in the day and simply thrown in the microwave prior to service. Our waitress and the manager of the restaurant didn't seem to grasp that there was a problem or try to fix it properly, which made for a very unpleasant evening.
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  • overpriced,dingy,the only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    overpriced,dingy,the only good thing about the place is the waitstaff.With so many good restaurants around town go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ordinary
    foodie
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Nothing special about this place. Had the snapper which was way too salty. The bread box was very original and delicious. The service was friendly and courteous. I did have occasion to return and would recommend the salads and onion soup.
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  • We had a very nice dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We had a very nice dinner. Would recommend the restaurant for families.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the burger!
    LocalBrew
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Try their cheddar burger! It is THE BEST in the area, hands down!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.