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Simon Pearce Restaurant

The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
802-295-1470
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Quechee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 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, Late Night, 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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English first
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

2 couples stopped here on a Saturday for lunch. We had been skiing and were headed for a 2.5 hour drive home. The atmosphere is great--old mill, lots of wood, large windows with view of dam and covered bridge. It is part of the store which sells the hand blown glass that is made on the premises. So it is... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just no question about it -- the food is superb (cheddar soup, lamb burger, local sorbet), the service is first rate, and the view of the river and the covered bridge -- rebuilt after being destroyed during Irene -- is classic.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We first viewed and learned how the glass is blown and shaped into the beautiful pieces of art that you can purchase in their showroom. Lunch over looking the river was just beautiful! Loved the entire experience!

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North Haverhill, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A great place for a dinner with friends, or romantic dinner for two. The food is delicious (as are drinks from the bar), with surprisingly healthy portions for an upscale restaurant. The atmosphere can suffer from being loud, this doesn't take away from the overall ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visit this restaurant at least once yearly while visiting friends in the area. While the most dinners have been excellent, I had one disappointing meal earlier over a previous Memorial Day visit. However, when recently back up over the Christmas holiday I had another one of their fantastic meals. We were seated in the front room just over the... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited the restaurant and enjoyed a good meal. The service was excellent and the atmosphere good as well. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal. The only thing that reduced the enjoyment was when the bill arrived. For a party of 4 the bill came to just under $400. The meal was very good, but for that price we... 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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