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Simon Pearce Restaurant

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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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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
Worth the side trip

We came here at the suggestion of friends. So glad we did! The setting was beautiful and relaxing. The food was both unusual and excellent. Had fun watching the glassblowers. We plan on returning next trip to Vermont.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Turner58
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Corry, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Corry, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We came here at the suggestion of friends. So glad we did! The setting was beautiful and relaxing. The food was both unusual and excellent. Had fun watching the glassblowers. We plan on returning next trip to Vermont.

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nashua,nh
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131 reviews 131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food is always excellent. We started with the bleau cheese salad. Then I had the Clams in a fantastic creamy broth. Great for dipping bread in. Richard had the Sirloin Bruschetta, which was just right. For our mains, I had the seared Salmon which was cooked perfectly. Richard had the Roast Duck. Pretty much their signature dish. We then... More 

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Bedford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Most people who know about Simon Pierce think only of their wonderful glassware and pottery.. A hidden secret is their wonderful restaurant in Quechee. It's located next to their retail outlet and above their local factory. The location is amazing! You sit and overlook the Ottaquechee River and waterfall, which was an amazing sight with the remnants of ice from... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food is always great here, especially the cheddar soup. Service is friendly. Sometimes a bit slow but worth it. The glass blowing is fun to watch, and of course the shopping as well. A great place for lunch or dinner.

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Quechee, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The menu and service remain outstanding. And the view, from the dining rooms along the river, is terrific. And the wine list is extensive, with reasonably priced wines by the galss.

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Vermont
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have dined at Simon Pearce countless times. We chose this restaurant for our anniversary (31) dinner as we know we will never be disappointed. I love everything about this place! We had a lovely seat over the river with a view of the sun setting on the river. We dined at 8pm and it was not crowded. We started... More 

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South Hackensack, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was part of a group of 10 that came here for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was lovely and had some breathtaking views. Prices averaged about 33 for a main dish. Food was generally good, though people complained that the Duo of Lamb (half a rack and pulled lamb) was a little too salty. The Creme Brule... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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226 reviews 226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have been here previously for lunch which was terrific we expected the same of dinner. The portions are large for both appetizer and entree. We had duck, cod and halibut plus the kale salad. The salad was good but the duck was a bit fatty but otherwise good. The fish was ample sized and good. The blue moon sorbet was... More 

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Newbury, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Time to get away for a romantic lunch with excellent food. Simon Pearce exceeded all my expectations. The food, wine, and views over the falls were perfect.Excellent service. Highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped by here on our way to visit my family in Burlington in August. We had a 5:30 reservation, one of the first people there, and were seated immediately. It was just opening for dinner so I requested to sit on the screened in porch directly overlooking the water. Just gorgeous. Everything we ordered was delicious and very fresh.... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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