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Simon Pearce Restaurant

The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Quechee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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Marblehead, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went for lunnch twice. The food is wobnderful, with a standard menu, and daily specials also. They are known ffor their Vermont Cheddar soup, and it is very tasty. Their desserts are very good too. They pride themselves on using local and regional food as much as possible, as do many, or even most of the restaurants in the... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Food, view, service, all top notch. Watched all the dishes as they came out and everything looked good. The place was packed, so I guess people have it figured out. Go there and avoid the restaurant at Queechee Inn.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here before years ago. I have now had the pleasure of brunch, lunch and two dinners here. I love this restaurant! We had a large group of women up for the weekend to play golf at Quechee. We waited to be seated on the porch overlooking the gorgeous falls. Everyone's dinner was delicious. We were all commenting... More

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Easley, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined here on our recent trip to Vermont. We went on the suggestion of our innkeepers and very glad we did. The food was very good! The service was excellent and the view was wonderful! As an added bonus, after our meal we went downstairs and enjoyed watching them blow glass and make beautiful pieces that... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

WE arrived for a late lunch, around 1:15, and only had to wait for the table to be cleared. We were seated at a window overlooking the falls. The wait staff was super-friendly and helpful. The menu choices were good and the food excellent. I have been before and will return as often as I am in the area.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Special lunch with family. My mother in law was born in Woodstock and left as a little girl over 60 years ago. She visited in 2004 and wanted to visit one more time. We pick Simon Pearce due to the service, food and atmosphere they enjoyed 10 years ago. We got there shortly after the lunch crowd. Our waitress (Beth)... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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227 reviews 227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Simon Pearce Restaurant is located at the Mill in Quechee, VT. This restaurant has an open concept with floor to ceiling windows with views over the Ottauquechee River waterfalls spanned by the Quechee covered bridge. The restaurant was very crowded at noon time and the wait was approximately 20 minutes. It was very noisy and service was slow most... More

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Wolfeboro NH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I ventured from Hanover to VT's Quechee to lunch at this lovely spot on the river, lucked out (we arrived at noon prompt) with a window seat. Pretty sunny day, but bet in any weather this comfy restaurant with great light, sparkling clean, and wonderful food suits any day. I had the Sesame ginger chicken served with... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The atmosphere, the service, quality and selection of food is above all the rest. I have been to some wonderful restaurants over the years, but I must say that this place has taken all of the elements of what makes a great restaurant and accomplished to put it all under one roof. The freshest ingredients were used and each bite... More

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I developed a new appreciation of the value of a good piece of glassware. We watched the young men making products and it was a true learning experience. Although I did not eat there, the restaurant looked very good with reasonable prices. There is a photo display of the devastation the store had during Hurricane Irene that should not be... More

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