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Simon Pearce Restaurant
Simon Pearce Restaurant

Simon Pearce Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.simonpearce.com
  • Email: jrockwell@simonpearce.com
  • Phone: (802) 295-1470
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch 11:30am - 2:45pm Monday - Saturday
    Dinner 5:30-9pm each evening
    Sunday Brunch 11am - 2:45pm
    Reservations accepted for dinner only
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jerod Rockwell and culinary team
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From black tie to Vermont casual, make the occasion and the setting yours. Experience personalized service in a unique and unforgettable setting. The Loft at Simon Pearce is the perfect place to host your next meeting or special event. This private upstairs room in the historic Mill at Quechee was once the home for Simon and his family. Tucked away from the bustle of the retail store and restaurant, The Loft features a quiet and spacious room with grand windows overlooking the Ottauquechee River and falls. Combined with the award-winning American cuisine of Joshua Duda, extensive wine selections and impeccable service, our team will design a truly memorable event for you and your guests. The Loft is an ideal setting for business lunches or dinners, wedding showers, small weddings and private corporate meetings. Guests can watch glassblowers, shop in our retail store, and enjoy the quintessential Vermont dining experience. The Loft will accommodate 72 seated or 100 guests comfortably.
  • Private Party Contact: Meghan Mahoney (802) 295-2711 x3319

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private parking located at the restaurant
A word from Simon Pearce Restaurant
Simon Pearce Restaurant, recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants by Travel and Leisure and Best of New England, VT : 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is always excellent here. It's the view that really makes this place standout. It's situated "over" a mill dam. At this time of year with the spring runoff, is it spectacular. Not as wild as when Hurricane Irene came through, but still fantastic. We started with the tomato cumin soup. Really rich with flavor. We then had the Maple glazed salmon & the roast Duck. Duck is some of the best we've found in New England. Crispy without being too greasy. Salmon with the Maple glaze is just right. We had the Opera Tort & Sticky toffee pudding. The Opera Tort could have had a bit more chocolate flavor. My partner being a pastry chef is really picky. My Toffee pudding was excellent. Pretty authentic British flavor."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "From start to finish, our experience was exceptional. The food, the ambiance, the wait staff -- everything is done well. The food is amazing -- this is a very, special place."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The wines were a mixed group and interesting. One of the reds was not particularly good. The food was paired exceptionally well with the wines and represented a treat with each course. The blend of tastes and textures and colors was wonderful. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While I dined here several years ago, I was still surprised by the wonderful experience of dining at Simon Pearce. The hostess and wait staff could not have been any nicer- just wonderful people! Our table by the window had a lovely view over the waterfall. The chef was flexible for our vegan food preferences, and the meals were delicious. It's a beautiful, romantic place with nice people & amazing food. Admiring before the meal, the glass-blowers at work, and then later in the restaurant above drinking from a wine glass that one of them made, is just cool. The shop on the main floor is like a beautiful museum. One feels, as you drive home across the quaint covered bridge, that you've just experienced a magical evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've lived in the area for almost 15 years and been meaning to go for most of that time. Now I'm kicking myself that it took me this long, The food was very good. I have had better sirloin but not by much. The uniqueness of the sides, and appetizers was wonderful, an the deserts to die for. The presentation, atmosphere and service are what reality set the place apart. All in all, my wife and I could not be more pleased."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took my adult daughter to Simon Pearce for her birthday dinner on a quiet Monday night. Lovely ambience at dusk with a serene winter view. We aren't big eaters so a salad and entree with house wine was plenty. We each ordered the panko horseradish encrusted cod which was one of the very best fish dishes I've ever had. We both loved it. Our server, Beth, was the best too. Warm and attentive ---easy connection. So looking forward to going back, special occasion or not. Well done, Simon Pearce."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Simon Pearce is our go to restaurants for all things celebratory. For the past couple of years we've attended the monthly wine dinners that generally run December through April. We have found them to be a great value, wonderful food and delicious wines. At the March dinner, however, they made substitutions to the fixed menu that had I known would happen, I would have cancelled my reservation. I checked the posted menu again right before leaving for the restaurant and it had not changed from the original. I was very disappointed. In the future, I will call before going to find out whether substitutions have been made."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. From the bread basket to the dessert, everything was superb."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Simon Pierce never let's you down! Fabulous food in a splendid setting -- their horseradish crusted cod is superb! Couldn't ask for a more delightful evening with friends.."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "From the meat blend to the house-made bun, ketchup, mustard, pickles - the Simon Burger is a home run. I led off with the Korean ribs appetizer and it was an evening of meat heaven!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another great meal at Simon Pearce! From the moment that we entered the restaurant, the staff made us feel right at home. They were able to accommodate our request for a window table, and because of the change to daylight saving time we were able to enjoy a wonderful view of the frozen falls, the covered bridge, and the river below throughout our meal. The wine list is extensive and offers a variety of great wines from around the world. We selected a California zinfandel which we really enjoyed. The lamb shank that I had was fabulous! We always give Simon Pearce our highest recommendation -- it's a must stop for us every time we visit the Woodstock area!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has a beautiful view and the interior is georgeous also. The food was excellent, service was great, and we went back the following afternoon to enjoy an espresso and the view. It adjoins the giftshop and you are able to watch the glass blowing. Very interesting and worth the trip."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Four of us went to Simon Pearce and all were very happy with our meals. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert and were not disappointed with any of it at all. Had eaten here a few years ago and some of us were not as satisfied as we were this visit."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We saw a hot air balloon drop low just outside. We toured the glass making area after dinner. The food was delicious and dessert too!"
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "This is a fabulous restaurant. The location, ambience, and service were all outstanding. There's plenty of seating room, so you don't feel cramped. The food and wine were very good to excellent. The restaurant was featuring a "juvenile" Turley's Zinfandel and the wine was simply first rate. If I had two critiques; (1) the size of the portions relative to the cost ($28-$30) could have been a little bigger (especially the monkfish), and (2) I would avoid the flourless chocolate cake on the next visit. I thought the texture and taste in this instance were subpar. The other dessert we tried, the white chocolate mousse with a raspberry coulee, was phenomenal. Highly Recommended!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I love that the endeavor seems to be thriving, since we've been in the area since Simon moved to Vermont. Good things about our experience - that you're sourcing ingredients locally. The mill building is beautifully and tastefully restored. Noise is successfully controlled. Liked not having ambient music. All items beautifully presented. Things we didn't like: server was indifferent (but did not charge us for hot drinks she forgot to bring us with dessert), slow to notice us and process our meal, entree portions too large and expensive, not especially tasty. Not enough vegetarian options."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Thank you for another delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Fantastic dining venue,with superb food, great service, and phenomenal ambiance. An excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Having reserved in advance on Open Table, we were assigned a table by the window with a good view of the Falls on a snowy winter night' and then upgraded to an even better view table. Service is very friendly, and the menu is varied and food well prepared."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I had made this reservation a month in advance and asked for a window table as this was a special occasion. When we arrived we were shown a table in the middle of the floor, not anywhere near the windows. When I questioned why we did not have a window table, they seemed unaware of my reservation request. We were asked to wait if we wanted a window table and after 20 minutes were seated. I felt as if they did not really reserve a table as requested but seated people as they arrived anywhere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were given a fantastic corner table that had great views of the waterfall and bridge. The food was excellent and service while a touch slow very acceptable as we weren't in a hurry and felt unrushed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A little cramped; beautiful setting ,staff helpful"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great dining experience not only the great food but the surroundings were awesome"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My oh my, what a fabulous experience. The renowned setting exceeded expectation, as we were seated at The Table, directly over the falls, which were frozen into huge mounds with the roaring river flowing out below. Spectacular! The ambiance is perfect, lots of brick and beams and lovely wood floors, subtle lighting, giant windows...and the food! Each bite was a delight--crispy/tender duck, PERFECT beef, salad with a surprising blend of flavors and textures, melt-in-your mouth bread. But the staff...every person we encountered was smiling, helpful, genuinely eager for us to enjoy the Simon Pearce experience. We browsed in the store, which is really like a glass museum, and watched the glass blowers while we waited for our table. S.P.=A+++++"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Awesome Food and Service. Great View and ambience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our third or fourth time here and we are blown away every time. Food is fantastic and service is just as wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Winter in VT with a movie set setting! Creative, delicious menu with attentive service by Nancy. Be sure to come early to see the glassblowers at work."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had another excellent dinner at Simon Pearce on 2/15 with family. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Simon Pearce is a favorite restaurant of ours and Sunday night was a wonderful dinner as usual. The menu offered a wonderful selection, the food was delicious , the service perfect and the ambience can't be surpassed ."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were celebrating my husband's 30th birthday and the restaurant bent over backwards to make it a special night. They told us they couldn't reserve a specific table, but when we got there, we had one of the best view in the house. It was amazing. The food was spectacular as well. Lots of different things to try and flavors you wouldn't expect to go together, did! It was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What more is there to say, other then its very very good. I will be back. The restaurant is tied into the Simon Pearce glass blowing experience. With beautiful views of Quechee VT, about 15 minutes past Woodstock VT. This is no tourist trap, the high quality ingredients and very fine culinary execution reflects the high quality glass blowing craftsmanship; an art. The vermont cheddar soup as others have said is a must try, the salad options were delicious and fresh. Now the main course was really good, but I suspect we'll be splitting one item next time due to taking home left overs was not an option. But leaving them to be tossed was not either! Needless to say we were full. Or skip the Apps and Salads. The Lamb with polenta was a win!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Imaginative prix fixe dinner with ample choice of 4 each starters/entrees/dessert. Chose duck confit spring rolls & Vermont goat cheese salad, scallop & lobster tail melange, followed by a walnut meringue or lemon curd Nepolian. Attentive and pleasant service on a fully booked and popular occasion. Altogether delightful celebration."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been here several times and it is always perfect! Great food and great service! Beth was our server and she was absolutely fabulous!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had another fabulous family dinner at Simon Pearce. The quality of the food and the interesting flavor combinations make every meal here a special treat. The appetizers, salads and entrees were all outstandingly prepared and sadly we were too full for dessert. The service was impeccable and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We feel so blessed to have this picturesque location in our backyard."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is the special occasions restaurant my wife and I go to. The food is fantastic and so is the service. They have a highly recommended wine cellar and great scenic views of the river flowing over the dam and rocks and under the covered bridge. It is quiet and romantic. It is not inexpensive, but well worth it for what you get."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It has been a few years since we have dined at Simon Pearce so it was nice to be back. The food has never disappointed us and this was not different. In addition to a great dinner, our waitress, Beth, "a New Hampshire Girl" as she calls herself, was so attentive and pleasant that she made the experience perfect!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Off-season Mondays are always quiet at Simon Pearce, and the quality of everything was absolutely spot-on. Outstanding food, attentive service - oh wait: it's just like that on a busy Saturday night!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "As always, Simon Pearce Restaurant lives up to its predictable high standards in food quality, service, wine list, ambiance and scenic views. A trip to Simon Pearce makes every special occasion more memorable and always leaves a lasting impression on visitors."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food, beautiful view, sever was very good but not very friendly"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Between the beautiful location overlooking the river and the falls, the kind service and unique and delicious food offerings, this was a special treat. And added benefit is the beautiful glassware and pottery from the Simon Pearce store."
    Dined on 1/25/2014