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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, 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Lunch with a view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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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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dublin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not just a great meal. The restaurant is housed in a glass making factory overlooking a river, water falls and a covered bridge. The food is delicious and not your typical menu items. The wine was also very good.

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simon Pearce runs the best restaurant in the area. It is every bit as pleasant and the food is as well prepared as any of the great restaurants in Boston. Every time I go to Woodstock or Hanover I make sure to eat here.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

They server very good food with the restaurant overlooking the waterfall and covered bridge. This is probably the best restaurant in the area, and maybe the best even including Woodstock. Given it is Simon Pearce, there is a large gift shop,and you can go downstairs and see the craftsmen blowing glass. Highly recommended! We were there for lunch, and had... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

if your like me, when you travel, you seek out places to dine, that have a view! Simon Pearce Restaurant is such a place. They make, and blow glass, in this building, but have a restaurant! Our Server Andrew, was professional and attentive. Our lunch of cheddar soup, quiche, and bloody mary's, was very enjoyable with the lovely wintery view... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent food. Salads were the best! Quiche not so much. Gorgeous setting. Drinking from Simon Pearce glasses!! Excellent, speedy service in spite of being really busy. A quick trip downstairs allowed us to see craftsmen blowing glass. The icy river made a great back drop for photos.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was one of the most fun dining experiences I have had. Not only was the food and service good, but the view was wonderful--looking out at boys diving off rocks into the river and with the view of the mill. Just stunning. If you ever get that way, you MUST stop.

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Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Somehow our timing was perfect to get a seat overlooking the waterfall.It was beautiful -lots of ice ! No kids out there this time of year in the water! Our lunch was excellent including our spicy mulled cider. Always a great dining experience and relaxing.

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The experience at Simon Peace Restaurant is always worth the hour and a half round trip but this latest experience was even more special. We enjoyed a Tuscany wine paired five course dinner that was superb. The crostini appetizer, roasted halibut, braised oxtail and gnocchi and the vanilla crème caramel were all excellent and the pork osso bucco with creamy... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is one of those "must see" restaurants/businesses if you are ever in the Woodstock, Vermont area. Exceptional food served by competent and efficient waitstaff overlooking a picture postcard scene that is quintessential Vermont. Simon Pearce is a specialty glass-blowing business that incorporates a wonderful restaurant over the craft shop, and next to the sales room. Plan on spending the... 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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