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“Great Place to "Hang Out"”
Review of Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Quechee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

This place has had a magnetic pull on me over the years, causing me to pay a visit any time I'm in the area. I have never been disappointed. The food has always been excellent and, this time, the service seemed to rise to a new level. It's a unique location, jutting out over the river near a beautiful waterfall and covered bridge. Very restful for the weary traveler. If you're there during the day, you can watch the glass blowing on the lower level.

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Thank BobbyBMiles
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The food and service couldn't be better. From the hostesss to the servers everyone was friendly and efficient. Beautiful views and delicious food. Full bar availabe; limited menu but something for everyone. On the expensive side; paying a bit for the view.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Our entire experience at Simon Pearce was great! We are able to watch the glass blowing done right on site. The people doing the work were not only impressive but friendly too. The staff of the store was very helpful - and I did make a couple of purchases. We had dinner at the restaurant and it was very enjoyable! The good was excellent and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. I am now a Simon Pearce fan!

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Thank Deb G
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Absolutely beautiful place! Being able to go downstairs and watch the glass blowing process was quite fascinating and enjoyable. The food is very good, although a bit pricey. However, this is a place where you expect to pay a bit more for the experience and presentation. The dishes are like works of art in their presentation. The scenery around the location is stunning. This is a must do when in the area! Very enjoyable and highly recommended!

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Thank KYJoe2012
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The place of choice for special occasions. Nice location; dining room is a cut above the average eateries in the area; casually elegant; not stuffy. Bonus is the opportunity to browse the Simon Pearce store.

Thank Carolyn W
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