The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

3.9
301 reviews
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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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LB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Valentine’s Day, very special. Every lady received a rose. Dinner delicious. Accommodated gluten free diet.

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SD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent noodle & wagu beef special
Only complaint a bit noisy due to large parties with children. Well behaved, but lots of people

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UW
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We rush to get to the equinox in time to have dinner at the marsh Tavern. It is a nice beginning to a stay in Vermont. Probably ambience and the food is quite good. Love seeing the same wait staff there year after year.

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d
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Rude host set a horrible tone for the dinner, whole experience was ruined from it.

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ND
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The Marsh tavern as well as the Equinox has recently been refurbished. While this works for most of the hotel the choices made for the Marsh Tavern, a pre-revolutionary War, pub and chop house are inexplicable. They could have gone with a Willimasburg colonial theme or something cluby and cozy. Instead they chose a zebra carpet that clashes with any logical thematic conception. The biggest change though is the extremely expensive prices on the menu. While you can still get a burger or grilled cheese (very yummy) most of the choices are at the very high end of price. A simple glass of wine is 16 and above with some as high as 24.00!! Also, there isn't a decent Chardonnay by the glass. Bottles are marked up to 3 to 4 times and at least two choices were 25.00 more than at the restaurant down the road.

Children roam and yell throughout the pub. At these prices staff should be able to do something about that, (I understand the parents are really responsible, but a nudge in the right direction can't hurt). Our server was lovely and came to our rescue when the original waitress simply disappeared. We alwyas go to the Marsh when we first arrive as we don't want to drive again at the end of a long trip, but may have to rethink this.

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RP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A pleasant night.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The server could not explain the dishes to me. i asked him about sauces and if they were spicy and he would give responses like everything is good hear. my husband only wanted an appetizer and he kept saying your not going to order an entree? multiple times.. very uncomfortable experience aside from that my lamb was dry and over cooked. my sons pasta tasted like boxed mac n cheese and it took 3 hours for those items to arrive.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Extremely slow service - server was great, but the restaurant needs more of them

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DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, great service and outstanding ingredients.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience. Good service.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food came cold or not at all. The people next to us were very upset with their table and the air conditioning.

We ordered Tatlor tots that didn’t come until I had already ordered the check. I felt badly that they were busy but that was targets experience for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The one older hostess started us off on the wrong foot. It's Christmas day and her frown would've made the Grinch smile. The waitress made up for it with very good service. Food was pretty good even though we went there expecting Duck but it was replaced with a nicely prepared pheasant.

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JC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The overall experience felt like something you'd get from a corporation owning a property that has lost its soul. And the good was mediocre. The service was what as good as they were trained for. I am not normally a negative reviewer and honestly usually do not bother. But The equinox... not even close to what it was, should be or could be. And my wife and I had a nice time, but we always do.

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K
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We've stayed in the Equinox Hotel in the past and have eaten a number of times in the Marsh Tavern; we typically stay over Christmas, so not many restaurants are open. It has always had perfectly fine food, but this year it seems to have slipped a notch. The service, which has always been grudging, seemed especially slow this year -- in part the wait staff, but also the speed of the kitchen, which didn't seem to be able to produce a bowl of soup in less than 30 minutes despite a 75% empty dining room. We'll continue to eat here when we must, but I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way to do so!

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura was great!

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OP
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner in the Tavern! The attention from the servers to our children was over the top.
Cheese board was a nice start, The Shepard's pie was the best

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LF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed at the Equinox for s birthday weekend and had a lovely dinner with friends at the Marsh Tavern. The cheese plate was almost too filling but delicious nonetheless! Our meals were amazing and the drinks balanced out the evening wonderfully.
If you happen to dine on a night when Billy is working, sit in his section - he made dinner so much fun and was an excellent server!!! Can’t wait to go back already!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was not prepared for a dining room full of people for the holiday. Would have expected better preparation. We were hoping for some Thanksgiving-themed menu items and our server did not mention that they had a turkey dinner available so we ordered other options. This was not on any menu, even though I called ahead and was told there would be additional offerings. Then the table next to us were offered a Thanksgiving dinner. Huge blunder from our server. Also had to ask 2-3 times for a glass of wine with the meal at which point the meal was halfway over. Service timing seemed just off in general. Prices were steep as well.

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r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was terrible. Service was lackluster.

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MD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eating at the Marsh Tavern is always a pleasure - excellent food, dependably prepared, friendly atmosphere, the best of Vermont dining.

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EM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Came for honeymoon - not a great experience.

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f
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wir waren 4 Mal während unseres Aufenthaltes in dem Hotel Equinox dort zum Essen. Kein Abend enttäuscht, tolles Personal und hervorragendes Essen
Absolut empfehlenswert

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A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent atmosphere but the food was just okay at best.

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S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal with great wine but what made even better was the service Kim provided, she offered great selections on the food choice and again with the wine. Will go back when we are next in the area.

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g
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dinner was great and the service by Ashley was fantastic. Ordered from the tavern menu as the choices from the dinner menu were not what I wanted. Ended up with the Shepard’s pie.

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J
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We have dined here many times over the years. Live out of town and always looked forward to it. This time, the items were tasteless and lacked flavor quality. Next time we are in the area, this will not be on our “to do” list.

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LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, food and service!!!

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SS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, historic but not dusty atmosphere, excellent service. Nice day so ate on the veranda; very pleasant. Waitstaff attentive but not bothersome. A bit on the pricey style but I didn't mind paying extra for the atmosphere.

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F
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve had lunch here in the past and were well satisfied. Our recent dinner was a little disappointing. Service was adequate but the food didn’t evidence the care and attention we expected for the price and the location. There are several other good dining options in the area, so we probably won’t go back.

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v
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good menu variety, great service and an interesting outdoor dining experience on the front porch of the Equinox watching traffic go by on Main Street. Loved the bread box with jalapeño jelly and three interesting kinds of bread. Sadly this made all of us too full to finish lunch so we took leftovers home!

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M
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Marsh Tavern.
We were looking for a Restaurant that offered some lighter options instead of a heavy meal.
The Pub menu offered a Fondue and a sampler board of assorted meats and cheeses.

It was the perfect amount of food for 2 and after delicious desserts we were completely satisfied.

The waitress asked what the special occasion was(she had obviously read the Open Table reservation)
When we told her it was our 49th anniversary, they comped one of the desserts!
An un-expected surprise!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

While The service was wonderful and the setting and decor pleasant, the food was disappointing. The charcuterie sampler was okay, but the special meatloaf disappointing.

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DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food - cheese fondue and crab cakes, local beer and cider donuts with ice cream was outstanding. Laura our waitress was kind and very sweet recommending drinks and dishes and made the meal even more enjoyable! A great place to visit in Manchester.

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JA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ice cream was heavenly, as was the pasta primavera.

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

There were obnoxious, barefoot children running around screaming and yelling, the food was pretty mediocre for the price, and $90 for a bottle of Rodney Strong? Seriously, give me a break.
I will say that the location is quite nice and the cocktail I had was very good.
Overall, not worth the price.

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DP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Historic tavern in the Equinox hotel with good food and friendly, efficient service.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinners at your Marsh Tavern and Chop House were fantastic. Thank you Master Sous Chef Sean Weiss!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, ambience and service.

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RB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable afternoon.

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VM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had an unfortunate dinner at the Marsh Tavern for the Easter holiday and it has changed our opinion of the restaurant. The dining room and menu has been redesigned and there are some definite misfires with the new design. The club chairs that they have at all the tables are about three inches too low with high arms and a slippery seat cushion that kept sliding out from under us. My son can't eat gluten, and ordered a GF pasta, which was underdone and crunchy. It seemed like an afterthought. My wife's sausage and lentil stew had no discernible sausage in it and was a tasteless broth. My chicken was overdone and dry with a lumpy, watery mash of something and burnt root vegetables. We ordered a scallop ceviche, which looked quite nice, but was almost tasteless. The menu redesign is awkward and limited in scope and left us wondering what exactly they are trying to accomplish with it. We have been at the Marsh Tavern a number of times and have had memorable meals there. This one was memorable as well, but not a memory that we wish to keep. It's an unfortunate misfire on many fronts. I help that they work things out with their redesign of the space and menu.

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