Celebrate Mom by dining at Simon Pearce Restaurant!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Sunday, April 1, 2018
We've enjoyed several scrumptious dinners at Simon Pearce and we are always completely satisfied. It is a spectacular setting, the food is exceptional and interesting and the ambiance romantic, rustic and comfortable. I would recommend without reservation (but make one just in case!)
Super dining experience as always. We come here for special occasions.
I love going to Simon Pearce for the great view, great service, and lovely atmosphere. However, I always expect the food to be better than it is.
I hadn't been to Simon Pearce for many years, but remembered it as a fine restaurant. We were not disappointed. Excellent attention to detail.
So much more than just wonderful dining! They also have their glassblowing studio and retail store on site. Get there early to take in these other interesting components. Maitre-d kindly honored my request on Open Table for window seat for husband's birthday dinner and he also wished my husband a happy birthday. Upscale-casual atmosphere with an amazing view overlooking the river, covered bridge, and waterfall that powers the entire complex with hydropower. Food was exceptional and portions were perfect.
After touring the entire facility, we then had an amazing meal! The service was great. It was so much better than we expected. We will stop again when we are in the area.
Food, ambiance, service are all impeccable. The view of the waterfall is dramatic. As an added bonus, I enjoy the beautiful creations Simon Pierce shop offers.
I thought this might be a tourist trap, but our dinner was much better than expected. Our cheese board was very nice. My short rib with potato puree and harve covert was delicious. My husband's strip steak was good, but they seem to do a funny thing here in Vermont with a steak---they serve it sliced?? It was the second night in a row my husband ordered strip steak (at two different restaurants) and both arrived sliced in thirds on the plate. It's very odd, and the steak is not that hot when served because of it. You would never see that in a steakhouse. Unless it's london broil----please don't slice a $30+ steak.
I have come to, and brought friends from far and near to Simon Pearce Restaurant for years. After the beauty of its natural setting, the most notable aspect of Simon Pearce is the high quality and local freshness of the food - every time. It is my favorite restaurant in our whole area.
We've been to this restaurant a several times over the years and it has never been a disappointment. This last visit was this past Saturday evening, celebrating my daughters college graduation. The view is amazing, and our waitress, one who has served us before, was super attentive. The food was typically good, and the experience contributed to our celebratory mood. . Hope to return to Simon Pearce again someday.
The ever-changing, inventive menu plus old standards (horseradish baked cod!) plus excellent but affordable wine list and gorgeous views of the dam and Ottauquechee River make Simon Pearce a very special place. We've been here 25-30 times for both dinner and lunch and have never been disappointed.
Very pleased with the overall experience. Food was fantastic. The atmosphere is sophisticated and elegant.Staff is very attentive. The area is nice to walk around to see the covered bridge, glassblowing below the restaurant. I can't wait to go back! What a treat it was.
Simon Pearce is Wonderful and I highly recommend!
We sat at Bob Keegan's table to celebrate our daughter's engagement. Everything was perfect. I am sorry it took so long to post this, but everyone should eat here at least once in their life!
I love coming back here once or twice a year for a solid foodie experience. The specialty cocktails are amazing.
My husband and I celebrated his birthday on a Friday night in April. The restaurant was not crowded and the noise level was low. The food was wonderful, the wine list extensive, the waitress very knowledgeable and attentive and the ambiance lovely. It was a completely delightful evening. I recommend saving time to view the glass blowing downstairs which is very interesting and to visit the beautiful gift shop filled with gorgeous Simon Pearce glass ware.
We had a perfectly lovely dining experience. The scenic Vermont view is splendid and the restaurant's modern classic design is remarkable. Our dinners were marvelous and the service perfect. Simon Pearce always meets our expectations!
The visit is worth thé trip ,but we had better meals.
With sunlight sparkling through the windows overlooking the river, we enjoyed a special family dinner at Simon Pearce. The food selection was creative and delicious. All of the servers were thoughtful. The views overlooking the river, dam, and sunset provided the perfect setting as we dined using beautiful Simon Pearce tableware.
The experience was enjoyable and the cheddar soup and bread were delicious, but I was disappointed with my main course. I ordered the sirloin medium, but the meat was very overcooked. It seemed closer to well done and ruined the experience. This is actually the second time I've received a disappointing steak at Simon Pearce. I would suggest ordering it rarer than you typically do or skipping the steak altogether.
The person I was with got the lamb and thought it was very good!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. From the bread basket to the dessert, everything was superb.
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..
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!
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!
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.
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.
Thank you for another delicious dining experience.
Fantastic dining venue,with superb food, great service, and phenomenal ambiance. An excellent dining experience!
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.
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.
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.
Great dining experience not only the great food but the surroundings were awesome
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+++++
Awesome Food and Service. Great View and ambience.