Simon Pearce Restaurant

4.7
2631 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Voted one of “America’s Most Romantic Restaurants” by Travel and Leisure and recipient of the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” – the dining room at the Mill is a wonderful way to experience Simon Pearce. Using fresh local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared creative American cuisine is served with the backdrop of the Ottauquechee River waterfall and covered bridge. The restaurant has become a beloved go-to for special occasions and casual lunch get-togethers alike.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
The Bar: Open Daily

Simon Pearce Restaurant:
Lunch 11:30am - 2:45pm
Dinner 5:30-9pm
Reservations accepted for dinner only
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Phone number
(802) 295-1470
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
The Simon Pearce Culinary Team
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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 private dining room is the perfect place to host your next meeting or special event. It 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 private dining room will accommodate 72 seated or 100 guests comfortably.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large private parking located at the restaurant
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Special events & promotions
THURSDAY, MAY 3RD, 2018
Stark-Condé Wines, Stellenbosch, S. Africa With Owner And Winemaker José Condé
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2631 People Are Saying
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FC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always enjoy a meal at SP: ambiance, service, food

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M
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined there a number of times and the service and food is excellent. Recommend the restaurant highly

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to enjoy a meal and relax

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Everything was perfect!

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B
New England
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the occasion of a 95th birthday, everything was perfect. Our server was especially patient and attentive and everything went very smoothly. The food was, as usual, magnificent!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around! Highlight of our trip.

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e
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, the meals, service and ambiance was outstanding at Simon pearce!!

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, interesting food, with decor and service to match. A perfect place to celebrate a birthday or just celebrate life.

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c
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is consistently great... a wonderful restaurant.

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PP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service top notch tonight

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ED
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was wonderful as always. A special experience.

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e
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another delicious meal at Simon Pearce and got some Holiday shopping done too.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The setting. It is lovely. The wine list is excellent. The food is good, although not incredibly memorable.....and they definitely need more vegetarian options. If it weren't for the view, I wonder how this place would do. The menu is a little stale.
The service was very good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant a number of times. While dinner is great here, we especially enjoy lunch where you can see the gorgeous view. The menu is a bit more casual and varied for non-meat eaters at lunch although there are fish and vegetarian options (1 each) on the dinner menu. You can also see the glass blowing and shop of glass and pottery during the day. A very unique experience!

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AG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Love this place.

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TJ
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for your 5th year wedding anniversary and to celebrate 24 years of being together. Everything about it was outstanding. Staff, Food, Beverage, all of it. I had the signature cheddar soup which was a must have for anyone going there. Also, had the duck as my entree and it was perfection! Wine choices are excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, service and food were top notch. We brought our 7 year old and we were so thankful he was well behaved (thank god for the iPhone). It’s a “fancier” restaurant than we expected but it was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be back. And make sure you visit the glass blowing shop downstairs.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for both couples and friend groups. Doable for someone who eats gluten free.

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N
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we weren’t disappointed. Everything was good.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for our 10th anniversary and returned for our 25th. Perfect for this occasion or any! The food was delicious. The crusted cod was amazing.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the Simon Pearce restaurant and my partner's second time. We both loved it! The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the ambiance was relaxing and lovely. We really enjoyed watching glassware being made downstairs and learning a little about the process from the lead craftsman. It was a wonderful and memorable night for us!

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MF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in a long time! Fabulous food artfully served, wonderful waitstaff, exceptional ambiance. What more can you ask for?
We had the cheddar soup, roasted lamb and hummus for starters, followed by the gnocchi with crispy broccoli, then the duck. Oh, that was the best duck with a balsamic glaze served over a hearty grain - bulgur I think- cooked to perfection. We shared a dessert of rich, warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and a light maple glaze.
Signature Cocktail before dinner, smooth red wine with dinner and espresso with dessert.
Can't wait to return.!

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JH
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested and received a great table overlooking the waterfall . Menu was interesting and all 4 entrees were well received. Service was prompt, courteous and unobtrusive. Special evening for 4 couldn't have been better! After dining we enjoyed the extensive collection of Simon Pearce glass creations with glass blowing demonstrations downstairs.

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v
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the area and found Simon Pearce to be our top pick - relaxed, friendly, and professional service and a chef driven menu that impressed us all around.

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ED
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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W
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is always a wonderful place to go for a special occasion. The food is always delicious, the setting is magnificent, and we got my favorite table, overlooking the water fall.

Our waiter was very nice but sometimes seemed to completely ignore us and our table. That’s really my only negative comment.

It was a very enjoyable night with my daughter to celebrate my birthday.

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Simon Pearce for our second anniversary because we were looking for a special date. We wanted a romantic spot with excellent food. We were not disappointed! Since I had sent a note with our reservation that it was our anniversary, the hostess greeted us with a friendly "Happy Anniversary!" and sat us at the perfect, secluded seat overlooking the waterfall and covered bridge. The food was amazing and the atmosphere with the candles in Simon Pearce glass was very romantic and cozy. We ended up visiting the shop afterwards and buying plates for our new house. When I look to celebrate an occasion I am looking for "an experience" with a meal that is well timed and worth the money. Simon Pearce did that beautifully. Thank you!

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place doesn't disappoint. Been there twice and I just love the ambiance. The service is top notch and the food is delicious.

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T
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel from Minnesota every year to Vermont. Eating and shopping at Simon Pearce is first on our itinerary followed by hiking some on the Appalachian trail. If you haven’t eaten the horseradish crusted cod you are really missing out!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner with my mum. The food was incredible. Had a delicious cocktail and excellent pasta dish. The service was great as well, everyone was very friendly! This place is such a gem :)

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TB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment the staff greeted us, we knew we were in for something extraordinary.

Our server Lisa was engaging, personable, and thoroughly knowledgeable about the menu.

Our meals were delicious and prepared with an incredible attention to detail.

This was one of our favorite dining experiences- ever.

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HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Scenic setting and outstanding service. Halibut was over cooked and sauce burnt. Overall a pleasant experience.

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M
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simon Pearce was recommended to us by a friend who had recently visited the area. We weren’t disappointed! Everything was perfect. Food was outstanding!

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KP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant dining, attentive service. Interesting menu.

We both ordered fish; my cod was cooked perfectly- very moist. My wife's haddock was a bit overcooked and dry.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have dined many times at Simon Pearce over the past 20 years. It was always consistently an overall wonderful dining experience. It’s been about 3 years since my last visit and I dined there recently and it was a disappointment from waiting for a table (with a reservation) to mediocre food and service. It was certainly not worth menu prices for the quality of the food and service.

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EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I were in Quechee to visit the Simon Pearce flagship store. When reserving our table I made a request to be seated near a window, and I'm glad I did. Our table overlooked the stunning waterfall just outside the restaurant and offered us an incredible scene for our meal. We had the baked burrata for an appetizer, and I ordered short ribs for my entree while my girlfriend ordered fish. We were both more than satisfied with the food, but the service really cemented the experience for us. Our waiter Keith was exceptionally friendly and came by frequently to check on our meal. Couldn't have asked for a better night in VT!

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AN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Simon Pearce. We loved it again, and it was fun to look at the glass blowers and see all the beautiful glass and wood merchandise in the store as well. It's a great place to pick up some wedding gifts after a meal!

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DL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Glad we had an opportunity to dine here. We sat at the "most romantic table", service was great and enjoyed our meal. Definitely worth the price.

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SB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visifallfrom tbe UK as part of a New England roadtrip this fall. Restaurant sits alongside river with waterfalls and covered bridge and is attached to shop sellibg quality glassware.

Menu was varied, started with shared Vermont Cheese Plate and then followed with crispy roast duckling and beef shortrib, all of it delicious and not overpriced especially given the quality of the food.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting the Quechee area.

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to do quick stop in Woodstock and decided to have an early dinner. It was a quiet Tuesday evening and the service and food was wonderful.

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