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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: 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

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  • 387
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A "must experience!"

Fantastic service, setting food! Highly recommend for lunch or dinner, without hesitation! The presentation of each course was consistently aesthetically pleasing and enticing. A wonderful experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Ed F
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Hanson, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Hanson, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic service, setting food! Highly recommend for lunch or dinner, without hesitation! The presentation of each course was consistently aesthetically pleasing and enticing. A wonderful experience!

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White Mountains, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were warmly greeted and shown to a nice table. But the seating hardly matters. We knew we were in for a treat for lunch. We started with the soup of the day (split pea and ham) -- delicious. This was a switch from my initial plan to start with the warm spinach salad. Turns out my choice of entree... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Delicious lunch, beautiful setting, friendly service and great attention to detail. Management keeps a keen eye and ensures that all guests have a memorable visit. Then what a treat to visit the Simon Pearce studio for an opportunity to watch the master craftsmen transform a ball of molten glass into an object of beauty. An all around wonderful experience.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The wait staff was great, food choices at lunch were creative and varied and the view of the river was of course, amazing

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Southold, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The restaurant was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was very good. It was the best meal that we had during our stay in Vermont, but dinner was only a part of the experience. Simon Pearce is also a glass factory and the showroom is full of beautiful glass creations. The best part is that you can watch... More 

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Quechee, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

In 25 years with regular visits we have only had 1 disappointing dinner. It is expensive but worth it if you are in the area. Definitely in the top 3 restaurants in the Upper Valley. If you ever get a chance to try a wine dinner it is well worth it. More of a tasting menu with complimentary wines from... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was so happy and surprised by our wonderful experience at Simon Pearce. The brunch was delicious. I had the excellent lamb burger and rum bread pudding for desert. Fantastic service!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My daughter was touring Vermont Law School during the day. As we consider our family 'foodies' we were provided the recommendation to dine here. The location is really magnificent. The Simon Pearce glass blowers were at work creating objects of beauty. We looked at the pieces in the store which is laid out like a gallery. For the food, we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been enjoying the excellent food, professional service and the inviting ambiance of Simon Pearce when in the Woodstock, Vermont area over the past four years. Though the menu hasn't varied a lot, the food has been consistently above average in flavour and presentation. - if you enjoy fish be sure to try the horseradish crusted cod or the... More 

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Brookline, MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have lunch at the Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee every time we drive to Woodstock VT and it never fails to delight us. The restaurant overlooks a dramatic waterfal and has a wonderful glass blowing facility downstairs to visit before or after the meal. The food is unique and delicious, the service is excellent and we love the woody... 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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