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“Outstanding meal from start to finish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simon Pearce Restaurant

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
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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.
Middlefield, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding meal from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The setting is very airy and open. The server was excellent and very engaging. We did not have any appetizers, save for a cup of the special Potato and Leek soup (which was fantastic), however everyone loved their entrees and the desserts.

It is not an inexpensive restaurant by any stretch but it was an excellent meal and I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“dinner with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

wonderful views and excellent food and service. Book early to get a window table overlooking the river. Interesting glass works and hydro electric scheme

Visited August 2014
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Indianapolis
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal, Wonderful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had dinner at the Simon Pearce Restaurant in August. Our table was overlooking the waterfall--just wonderful. The food was excellent. Carrot soup was outstanding. The cod was excellent. Everything was very tasty and the service was great. It is pricey, but worth it for a very nice dinner.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great views , Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been to Simon Pearce multiple times over the years. We have had only one problem and that was with the waitress getting our order mixed up. The food is consistent and the cheddar soup The Best. Always fun on a hot summer day watching the kids in the water in the falls below. The Glassblowers are amazing to watch.A great local restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good But ONLY Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

EVERYONE recommended this restaurant to us and while it was good, it was ONLY good. The cheddar cheese soup was delicious, as expected. We had 2 entrees, the duck was very good and the cod, while fresh and flaky, didn't quite work over the mashed potatoes and the sauce, while flavorful with vinegar added for tartness, just didn't make for a winning combination with the fish. The ambiance is all about the waterfall, ok it's nice but I disliked the overall appearance which was bright wood and very "standard", something like a slightly upscale Olive Garden. Bottom line: it's ok but there are better options in Vermont to be sure.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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