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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Classy in Vermont

Here is a restaurant that is in the Simon Pierce store. Spectacular view of the waterfall and covered bridge. First class service. First class menu, wonderful food. A very special place in Quechee VT. Go downstairs and watch the glassmaking and a close up of the falls. A must see whenever you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sarasota, FL
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sarasota, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Here is a restaurant that is in the Simon Pierce store. Spectacular view of the waterfall and covered bridge. First class service. First class menu, wonderful food. A very special place in Quechee VT. Go downstairs and watch the glassmaking and a close up of the falls. A must see whenever you are anywhere in the area. Highly recommended.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Simon Pearce tonight and the thing that I don't understand is why we don't go there more often? We've never had a bad meal with them. The setting and service are great, the food and drinks are well prepared and delicious, portions are fine, and although expensive, it's well worth the price. So, the question is .... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were driving from Boston to Burlington VT for a three-day vacation. 2 hours north of Boston we stopped at Simon Pearce for Sunday Brunch. What a great take. It was just 5 minutes off the highway, and included a really great restaurant, great views of a river, dam, and waterfall, live glass blowing demonstration, and a... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Although we live about an hour away, whenever we have relatives or friends visiting, we always enjoy taking them to Simon Pearce Restaurant for lunch or for dinner. The location of the restaurant is unique for the area--having the view of the waterfalls, the glass-blowing demonstrations, and the display of beautiful glassware in the store. Add all of that to... More 

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were here last Saturday night. We watched the glass blowing and toured the store before dinner. I was a little nervous this restaurant would be over priced and pretentious before going in. But I was wrong! Although we waited a little longer than our reservation was made for when we were seated I was plesently surprised.... More 

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melbourne beach, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our meals were very average for above average prices. The best things about the restaurant are the view and the glass blowing. Even though this restaurant was recommended by 2 people I could not recommend it to anyone

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to Simon Pearce Restaurant several times, mostly for lunch but occasionally dinner. This time, I brought some friends for lunch as we were at the Quechee Balloon Festival. The meal was great as usual - chinese broccoli, cheered soup, spinach salad, etc. I have never had a bad meal here! The glassware is made by the glass... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Simon Pearce the Irish glass company has a beautiful store and restaurant in Quechee, Vermont. The setting is delightful overlooking falls , plus the food is top notch. Try the cheddar soup for a starter. The calamari salad and lamb burger were also amazing. The you can enjoy watching the glass artisans working and shop in the factory store. The... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To find this restaurnat in a small state like Vermont was amazing. Everything was perfect. The hostess greeted us promptly and ushered us onto the porch overlooking the rushing river. We had a table, very close to, and overlooking the waterfall. It was fun watching the teens jump from high rocks into the water. The waiter was professional and gracious.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

very nice, good food, beautiful view. Servers are rude however. If you can get past that then it is worthwhile to go. Downstairs you can watch them make glass very interesting. Went there for anniversary and had a good time just wish servers weren't so unpleasant.

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Additional Information about Simon Pearce Restaurant

Address: The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
Phone Number: 802-295-1470
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  Quechee
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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