A LAKE CHAMPLAIN DESTINATION
Chefs Linda and Tristan invite you to visit their family-run lakeside restaurant located on the Main Street of beautiful Essex, New York. Inside, you will find a cozy, casual and friendly atmosphere along with breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the surrounding mountains.
We offer a selection of seafood, poultry & meat dishes, with lots of tasty pasta entrees as well. Rotating seasonal specials are also offered weekly. Our Chefs take great efforts to bring you the freshest ingredients from local farms and suppliers. Our dishes are individually prepared with an eye for detail and flavor. We'd love for you to join us for great food, wine & ales.
Wife and husband team Linda and Ray opened their first restaurant in 1986 and have been crafting a variety of tasty American Continental dishes ever since.
The summer of 2017 was a very sad season for both the Chez Lin & Rays family and the Essex community. Ray unexpectedly passed away, and will be deeply missed forever.
Ray's love of food lives on through Linda and his daughter Tristan, who continue to operate Chez Lin & Rays in his memory.
Whether you are a boater, kayaker, hiker, biker, traveler, local, or just passing through the area, we hope that you will stop in and enjoy our food, our lakeside views, and our historic town of Essex, NY.