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The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
802-295-1470
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 7
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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
Most recent review
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My daughter was touring Vermont Law School during the day. As we consider our family 'foodies' we were provided the recommendation to dine here. The location is really magnificent. The Simon Pearce glass blowers were at work creating objects of beauty. We looked at the pieces in the store which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bob H
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter was touring Vermont Law School during the day. As we consider our family 'foodies' we were provided the recommendation to dine here. The location is really magnificent. The Simon Pearce glass blowers were at work creating objects of beauty. We looked at the pieces in the store which is laid out like a gallery. For the food, we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been enjoying the excellent food, professional service and the inviting ambiance of Simon Pearce when in the Woodstock, Vermont area over the past four years. Though the menu hasn't varied a lot, the food has been consistently above average in flavour and presentation. - if you enjoy fish be sure to try the horseradish crusted cod or the... More 

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Brookline, MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have lunch at the Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee every time we drive to Woodstock VT and it never fails to delight us. The restaurant overlooks a dramatic waterfal and has a wonderful glass blowing facility downstairs to visit before or after the meal. The food is unique and delicious, the service is excellent and we love the woody... More 

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Huntington, NY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Simon Pearce is a local entrepreneur who produces some of the most beautiful hand blown glass pieces I have ever seen. Don't think Murano but the most amazing organic clear glasses, vases, lamps and art pieces. You are greeted by these beautiful pieces as you enter the restaurant set on a hill overlooking a charming river and covered bridge. We... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Simon Pearce Restaurant is on the upper floor of an old mill that also houses the Simon Pearce glass blowing manufacturing and glass store. Large windows look out over the water and as you sit, you are surrounded by the brick walls of the mill and lovely wooden floors. The ambiance is comfortable and warm. It truly feels like... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The menus is so full of interesting choices it was difficult choosing. Fortunately there were 7 of us making it possible to sample many items. My favorites were the lamb burger and the grilled reuben. Also check out the wine list and specialty cocktails. If you have to wait for a table walk downstairs to watch the glass blowers work... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Beautiful restaurant that is part of the Simon Pearce glass blowing store. We stumbled upon it while looking for a place to have lunch and lucked up by getting a table by the window overlooking the falls. All the ingredients are sourced locally and the menu changes seasonally. The food was excellent so we thought we would try dinner. On... More 

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Hudson, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Restaurant at Simon Pearce is one of our "stops" when visiting the Woodstock area and for good reason - the food is wonderful, the service is just as good and the location is lovely. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended an excellent local beer that was served in a very fun tulip shaped glass. Our food was, as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our 11 year old daughter loved the creme brulee french toast (she declared it the best she had ever had, and it was indeed very good), and we loved the warm spinach salad, and the Irish bread. Ask for a table by the window so you can see the river and the covered bridge.

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dublin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Husband and I drove to Quechee for lunch on a cold February afternoon. The waterfall was frozen; still pretty to look at. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and attentive. We ordered the soup and salad special and each had a glass of wine. We both felt the cheddar soup was a little salty, however, still tasty. Typical lunch salad. Had... More 

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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: 802-295-1470

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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