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Simon Pearce

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The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
18022951470
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Simon Pearce Restaurant, recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic...
Simon Pearce Restaurant, recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants by Travel and Leisure and Best of New England, VT 2011: Meal with a View, offers Creative American cuisine utilizing fresh local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and attentively served in a classic restored Mill overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The staff motto is "quality without pretense." The dining room is casually elegant with views overlooking the waterfall and covered bridge. Recipient of Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" since 1993, they offer a series of wine dinners monthly from November through May. They feature handmade glassware and pottery, which you can observe being made in their on-site glass and pottery workshop at The Mill. Enjoy their retail shop before or after you dine. Reservations are not accepted for lunch but are accepted for dinner. The restaurant will do their best to accommodate requests but does not guarantee any specific seating.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Great Restaurant ...And MORE!!

Have eaten here a few times and am always delighted with the food and service ..Bruce the manager is a visible manager making sure his clients are well taken care of. The view of the falls and river while dining is a real treat. Food is great. and the glass blowing/fabrication exhibit I a must to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
George B
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here a few times and am always delighted with the food and service ..Bruce the manager is a visible manager making sure his clients are well taken care of. The view of the falls and river while dining is a real treat. Food is great. and the glass blowing/fabrication exhibit I a must to see... Bought a Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take some time and stop at this place! Great food, great glass and the glass blowing in the lower level is very interesting!

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous glass in the showroom and wonderful educational opportunity to see glass blown as you watch. ..fascinating!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Salmon was outstanding. Wife had short ribs. Excellent as well. Right on river. Watched glassblowing downstairs after meal. Fun place

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Proctor, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Came here to celebrate my birthday with a dear friend. The food was delicious! Bonus was the shop was having a sale!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After all the Trip Advisor reviews, we were expecting really good food.....perhaps we ordered the wrong thing. The cheese platter was very good, the romaine salad was terribly over dressed and served as a half head of lettuce which is tough to manage. We both had the sirloin steak and with a $33 price tag expected it to be flavorful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food, the wait staff and the restaurant itself are awesome at Simon Pearce. You have to try the Cheddar Soup as well as the cheese platter. Both of which include VT Cheeses. I had the scallops and my husband had the bass entree. Both were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The shop with hand blown glass is beautiful. We... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Came by for lunch and was pleasantly surprised that this was budget friendly. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the views enlightening. I sat out on the screened deck on a very hot day. The fans kept the dining area quite cool. The sound of the water rushing down the damn was relaxing. There were several kids diving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was not expecting such lovely, fresh food when we stopped to dine here last week. The weather was hot, but we opted for the pretty screened area overlooking the river and the covered bridge (was was damaged by Hurricane Irene). The hostess was very cordial, and our waitress was friendly and attentive. Both soup selections were flavorful and tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

this is a special place. service, food, ambience, all fantastic. we were celebrating the anniversary of good friends and they were so pleased with the whole experience. we had a nice view of the falls, as the sun set. wonderful! and don't miss the ice cream :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  Quechee
  • Phone Number: 18022951470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Simon Pearce Restaurant, recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants by Travel and Leisure and Best of New England, VT 2011: Meal with a View, offers Creative American cuisine utilizing fresh local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and attentively served in a classic restored Mill overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The staff motto is "quality without pretense." The dining room is casually elegant with views overlooking the waterfall and covered bridge. Recipient of Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" since 1993, they offer a series of wine dinners monthly from November through May. They feature handmade glassware and pottery, which you can observe being made in their on-site glass and pottery workshop at The Mill. Enjoy their retail shop before or after you dine. Reservations are not accepted for lunch but are accepted for dinner. The restaurant will do their best to accommodate requests but does not guarantee any specific seating.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?