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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 20 restaurants in Quechee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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English first
E Charleston, VT
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Everything about Simon Pearce is first class, from the setting, ambiance, waitstaff, delicious food, to great wines. We have dined here many times, but my first review. We have never been disappointed. I think it is a great value for the pricing. Who would guess that there would be such fine dining in Vermont. The restaurant will not disappoint! If... More

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Weston, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Exceptional for many years. Always a favorite with my four generations of family. Thank you Pearce family!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant is lovely, the food simply terrific and the staff wonderful. A real treat and a must to go to when you're in the area.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant is lovely and their store with the beautiful glasses pieces are amazing. We loved our dinner from the tuna, roasted duck to the salmon. Our dessert was the white chocolate mouse cake with was fantastic. We also recommend their own label wine.

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Montville, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

For the portions you're served, it's a little pricey. The view is fab if you get seated by the windows overlooking the waterfalls. The restaurant is inside the store, so you can check out their glasswares before or after your meal.

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Salem, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

That description's not critical; it includes me. My wife and I often stop here when traveling from Massachusetts to parts farther north and/or west. The food is great, with plenty of healthy options. The staff are well-trained. And watching the glass-blowing down below adds a bit of entertainment. Simon Pearce's glassware is too heavy for my taste, but it's well-done,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great view of waterfalls and wooden bridge. Enjoyed the glassblowing downstairs. Shopping available too. Great place to stop. Easy parking

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New England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were seated on the patio with a great view of the falls. The service was professional and friendly. The food was different and delicious. The glassware is made in the factory one floor below and sold worldwide. This is a very high quality restaurant and a great choice if you are in the area.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When I attended Dartmouth College, this restaurant, in a beautiful artistic glass mill, was a special occasion place for my crowd. I used to eat there several times a year to celebrate the end of exams, an award, and so forth. When I went back for my college reunion recently, I wanted to share that experience with my husband, who... More

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San Antonio, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped to have lunch on my drive returning from Norwich, VT to Manchester, NH. It was my first time to dine on the patio since "the flood." I had the local beet salad and Vermont cheddar soup. Yum! I also had a glass of a beautiful German Pinot Blanc. My waitress was delightful and offered the perfect amount of attention.... More

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