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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Lovely meal overlooking the waterfall

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday. It was lovely! The restaurant was very accommodating and made sure we had a table with a great view of the river, the waterfall and the covered bridge. The food was wonderful and very fresh!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday. It was lovely! The restaurant was very accommodating and made sure we had a table with a great view of the river, the waterfall and the covered bridge. The food was wonderful and very fresh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our road trip out east would not be complete unless we stopped by Simon Pearce. We decided to dine and watch the glass blowers create their unique designs. Of course a little shopping was in order as well. As for the dinner, I would recommend making reservations. We completed our reservation using TA app the afternoon of our dinner and... More 

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Lebanon NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We are long-time customers (25+ years) and highly recommend the Restaurant. The staff are absolutely first-rate, going out of their way to make us feel pampered and make each visit special. Of course, the ambiance is unparalleled, with the Ottaquechee River, covered bridge and waterfall views - winter, spring, summer or fall, the atmosphere is beautiful. The food is always... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our first trip to Simon Pearce. We heard so much about this place. ee arrived about 11:10 AM. The entrance to the restaurant was open. The staff busy. I asked fir a table and was told that they would start seating at 11:30. We sjopped for a bit returned at 11:25. One elderly couple went in ahead of me and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been to Simon Pearce many times. This was, by far, the worst experience. So I don't know if it was just an off night (a Monday evening) or if the kitchen is in a state of decline. Time will tell. The main attraction here has always been the scenic waterfall and covered bridge next to the restaurant. The... More 

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had our 15 or 20th lunch at this restaurant this week. All the years we have been coming here have been rewarded with an outstanding lunch at any season. We were served by a charming young lady whose Mother had worked at the glass factory in Windsor. Her memories go back to seeing Santa arrive by helicopter for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place was great. The restaurant was beautiful. The waitstaff was really friendly. The food was amazing. I started with the Vermont cheese plate and had the duck. I would highly recommend both. I'm so glad I found this place.

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Williston, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This would be a really good restaurant anywhere. It isn't possible to find anhything better in the area. The food is fresh, presented well and delicious. Excellent wine list. Service is top notch. Well worth the price. A bonus is that it is located at the Simon Pierce store which, in itself, is a gem. Went at night so didn't... More 

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Urbanna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been dining here for 25 years. It was my first "fine dining" experience in VT when I moved there in 1995. The quality remains superior in every aspect. There is almost no place in the world quite like this. Sitting in the historic mill, listening to the sound of the Ottaqueechee River falling below, a quaint covered bridge...beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a beautiful spot for a restaurant.Try and get a table near the window,although all the tables have views of the river and the falls.The food in the restaurant is nicely done but not spectacular.A great stop halfway between Boston and Burlington.Of course if you like blown glass this is the spot for you.You can watch glass being blown... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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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