The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox

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308 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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LU
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

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!

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OP
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty setting, wonderful cocktails, and delicious food. Crab cakes were paired with a corn salad which was a wonderful accompaniment and there was refreshing citrus in the kale salad. Ended the night with home made ice cream and espresso.
We were wonderfully sat by the fireplace which was perfect and cozy

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LP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Second visit proved that service timing issues weren't a fluke. I've had dinner twice in the past 6 weeks at the Marsh Tavern and I like the menu and the food is very good. However, there is a kitchen process or timing issue that results in the food taking too long to come out and sometimes cool. Appetizers, salads and drinks come out fairly quickly, but entrees take way too long. Worse, on my first visit one dinner in our party of 8 came out about 20 minutes after the others (pretty sure it was forgotten). The others at the table were almost done eating by the time the dinner arrived. The clearly inexperienced waitress should've immediately told us that the dinner would be free, but instead we had to ask when the bill arrived.

The second visit had both dinners arrive together, but one was cool. The reheat took about 15 minutes, again resulting in one person being done eating when the other meal arrived. This time the waitress was good and apologized for how long it takes food to come out of the kitchen and commented "I wish I could go back there and cook sometimes!"

There is much to like about the Marsh Tavern but we won't be back til we hear that they have gotten their kitchen timing improved.

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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
63 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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 18, 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
24 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 27, 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 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, great service and outstanding ingredients.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience. Good service.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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 24, 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
52 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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D
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura was great!

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OP
New York Area
205 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 24, 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
7 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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