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About 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.

3567 Main Street
Manchester Village, VT 05254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Pub Fare: Daily: 11:30am - closing

Cross Street:
Union Street and 7A

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 362-4700

Website:
http://www.equinoxresort.com/

Entertainment:
Weekends and holiday periods in the Marsh Tavern Pub.

Catering:
Full-Service through our extensive Banquet and Catering Department.

Parking Details:
Free valet or self parking.

Executive Chef:
Dan Black

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:
Tim Driscoll: (802) 362-7738

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Marsh Tavern @ Equinox Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.4

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Cozy (5)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Come here every time we stay at the Equinox. The servers are friendly and the food is great nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was good but the noise from the bar was loud. It is probably a great place for pub food and beer- but there are better fine dining options nearby. Wait staff was nice and pleasant but poorly trained. Expensive for the quality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

What a lovely restaurant. Been wanting to dine here for a long time. Definitely make the time to explore the town!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sorry to say that we can’t make it to the Equinox more that once a year. But that being said 3 good friends getogether and have dinner there. Ambiance is great, and we sat by the roaring fire. For the first time we all felt the waitress was rude, took plates away without asking , never asked if we want coffee or tea and altogether disinterested. There were a number of tables with unruly/ very noisy children. I blame the parents for that. Our meal was good, love the before dinner board.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been going here for years. The food is solid. I have not had a bad meal in the Tavern. The service is sometimes spotty, but overall it's a nice cozy spot on a cold day!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really nice meal, food better than I expected. I ordered meatloaf, which was amazing (and a huge portion ), my husband had short rib, which was really tasty & expertly done.
We started with heirloom tomato salad, perfectly done.
Wine list was really interesting.
Our server, Jessica was the best part of the evening. She was gracious,funny, and professional all at the same time. Glad we decided to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was great and the food was delicious, even though the choices on the main menu were quite limited. I ordered from the tavern menu. The whole resort has gotten very casual and it shows by the way people eat. Don't think that this is the fine dining it had been over 10 years ago. Also, some parents dump their kids in the dining room and the kids act as if they are in their school cafeteria. Why does the restaurant allow 5 middle school aged girls to dine without adults and to carry on and distract the other patrons?

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The online menu was not current, so items we had planned to try were no longer available. Be forewarned: tables in the "tavern" are really in the lounge/bar area and have zero ambiance with very minimal service. The chicken pot pie was watery, more like chicken soup with a phyllo pastry perched on top. Overall, a very disappointing experience, especially for the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The night my husband and I dined at Copper Grouse, the air conditioning was on full blast. We changed our table , but wasn't much better. Subsequent diners all did the same, kept moving around to find a warmer spot. Some went out to car to get jackets. Food was mediocre at best and very pricey. The hotel is lovely, worth a look see.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Bad experience- service slow- menu reflected on line was not offered at hotel. Management was not customer friendly. Basically hotel food priced accordingly. Was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. I would not recommend this resturant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Never disappointed. Service, food, atmosphere all perfect. We will be back for sure. Always stop here when in Vermont.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had dinner here and it was a disappointment. I ordered halibut and requested it not be overdone. It came out extremely overdone. I sent it back and it came back cold and uncooked on top of the same potatoes which were now also cold. I sent it back and skipped dinner. Won't go back, not worth the aggravation. My husbands's sheppards's pie was good but a chef should know how to cook fish. The waitress was very nice and tried very hard. It was not her fault that I had bread for dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was very good but the quality of the food was pretty poor and the prices were high.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We have always enjoyed eating at the Marsh Tavern (we had our wedding reception at the hotel and decided to dine there for our wedding anniversary) but had a pretty bad experience this time. We made reservations but had to wait for our table to become available. This would not have been an issue except that the hostess was frazzled and rude and openly arguing with the bartender. She could have suggested we get a drink at the bar and wait for our table but instead just left us standing in the entryway. When we did get to sit down at our table (which was right near the very noisy kitchen) we waited quite a while for our server who was rude and possibly intoxicated (or just really incompetent or both). It took way too long to just get waters and place a drink order. We received our bread and cheese plate right as our appetizers came out (it should have been brought out right away). We were blown away by how terrible the service was, especially when the food and drinks are quite pricey, and left feeling very disappointed. This was not the type of experience we typically have at the Marsh Tavern.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Inside was extremely loud. We fortunately were able to eat outside

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very good restaurant. We set on front porch and had a good view of church and courthouse across the street. Good waiter and of course good food. We would return there if we're in Manchester again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our meals were delicious! Service was good although an amuse bouche or bread basket would have been a nice touch at this price point.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were disappointed with the Marsh Tavern. The service was very good, but the food was not. The chicken pot pie seemed to have only dark meat, and the pieces of chicken were so large that they had to be cut up with a fork and knife. The five grain risoto served with the halibut was flavorless and dry. At least the beers were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Nice staff, good food at a leisurely pace.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great food. Really nice. However service was just terrible and food took forever to come out. And the place was very quiet. No excuse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Best grilled cheese and tomato soup I've ever had!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We actually switched to the Chop house, which is attached to the Marsh Tavern. The food there is much more high end than in the tavern. The tavern does have very good food, but if you want real high-end steaks & seafood, the Chop house is the way to go. Richard started with the wedge salad which was very good, but he's had better. I had the Caesar, which was excellent. For mains I had the 14OZ. chop cut Filet Mignon. It was very good. Only issue I had was they need to give you a "proper" steak knife. Otherwise it's not that easy to cut even Filet Mignon. Richard had the salmon which was a generous portion that was cooked just right. For dessert we split the "Lemon Mousse Bomb". This was very good, but probably would have liked it a bit more tart.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Overall, our dining experience was very good. We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was able to seat us outside immediately since the restaurant was almost empty( 6 pm Sunday evening). Chose food from the tavern menu since the regular dinner menu can be a little pricey. Tavern menu selections are numerous and priced fairly for portion size. Food is slow from the kitchen so be prepared to wait . This was ok due to nice weather and enjoyed cocktails. We would go there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent food and service!! Tom, our server, was fantastic!!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Unfortunately the night we were there, there was a very large, very noisy group at the restaurant bar which is open to the dinner tables and then they moved into the Chop House in the next room, continuing the noise. Even after dinner it was too loud to sit in front of the fireplace in the library as they continued to party again in the other adjacent bar, this time doing party games and singing. They should have been in one of the conference areas or where weddings are hosted rather than disturbing the other guests who were talking quietly in front of the fireplace.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good food but be prepared for a longer dinner especially when it is busy

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

always a delicious, inventive meal at Marsh...
we had gourmet tater tots with bacon and local Vermont cheese - definitely one of the tastiest appetizers EVER! will be craving them!
the menu is excellent mix of light items and full meals. local ingredients are a highlight! breadbox of superb assortment starts off the meal.
wonderful cocktails and wine list
and yummm desserts...
very profesh, friendly wait staff too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Had a great dinner with two adults and two young kids. The server Tom was great he was attentive but not overbearing. Loved the atmosphere and the food was great. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great spot in the Equinox! Always make it a point to arrive here to start out our ski weekend in time for dinner here! Yummy comfort food which was surprising given that it is a hotel restaurant! Varied menu with small and large dishes to choose from at both breakfast and lunch. Nice warm atmosphere in a historic setting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The Marsh tavern is one of our go to spots when visiting Manchester. We dine here regularly(at least 8-9 times a year) and the food and service is spot on...always. The food is always excellent! We also dine at The Chop House in the Equinox a lot also and can say both restaurants are very good. The servers that work there are very friendly and patient , and the manager runs the restaurant very well. In 8 years of dining here, we have had nothing but great meals and great service!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Healthy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Wants to be upscale-ish but lots of loud/obnoxious NY/NJ families who don't know how to behave in New England.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 1, 2017

In The Marsh Tavern you can select from the dinner menu or the pub menu. Its located in The Equinox Hotel. The salmon and hailbut dishes were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was average at best. Kids running thru restaurant throughout meal. Requested staff do something about it and we're basically ignored. We cancelled our reservation for the following night at their steakhouse as a result

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Creative cuisine. Cozy atmosphere. Not a typical hotel restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This tavern is in the Equinox Hotel which is beautiful and historic and gracious. There is typically a lot of attention to detail but on this night (New Years Eve) they were not up to snuff. The food was not great, incomplete and too expensive for what was offered. The manager comped my wine to make up for it which was a nice touch since I had already eaten my meal even though it did not impress me. If he had visited the table sooner it may have been better as no one was too interested in me and my young teen son. Next to us was a very loud (rudely so) table that I wish we had not been seated next to. Perhaps the manager could have requested they tone it down a bit as it did take away from our pleasant dinner -- we couldn't hear each other talk at all! This was not a bar where yelling is acceptable but this table acted like it was -- too bad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We vacationed at Stratton for the Christmas/New Years week and had the chance to dine at the finest restaurants in the area. The meal we enjoyed at the Marsh Tavern, in the Equinox was as good or better than any that week. The atmosphere in the hotel, and in the Tavern, was welcoming, comforting, and friendly. The service was next to perfect, and the food was so delicious, that we are adding this to our list of favorites for our future visits to the area. We loved everything we tasted, and we felt relaxed and pampered. Do yourself a favor and bring the family to this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Good meal - great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Will never go back. Service was horrible. Food was ok, nothing special, but not bad either. Unfortunately, it took literally over an hour for our meal to arrive while we sat there without drinks or any attention, whatsoever. Additionally, prices were way over the top for both the meal and the overall experience.

They comped us on our dozen oysters to apologize for the inconvenience, which was nice. It wasn't enough to change our view.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Reservation made for 6:30, seated promptly, many children running around , and our dinner was not served until just before 8 p.m. It was obvious that the kitchen was overwhelmed with
orders and probably because of the buffet in the colonnade, orders were backed up and slow in
being served. Nothing was offered to us because of the inconvenience of waiting more than an
hour for dinner to be served. It was necessary for me to ask for a steak knife when the lamb chops were served and also for mint sauce.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Delicious meal and the fantastic, attentive service from Tom our waiter made this Christmas Eve dinner truly memorable.

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