Simon Pearce Restaurant

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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.

Reservations are not accepted for lunch.
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JL
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee. The menu is very creative, food always prepared perfectly and dishes for a variety of tastes. Highly recommended for special occasions or anytime fine dining.

FG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Simon Pearce. The salmon special was perfectly prepared, very mild. The tenderloin was definitely prime and could be cut with a fork. Bread crusty and just baked—-my experience across the board is that if the bread before the meal is lousy, the meal will almost certainly be disappointing. We didn’t do dessert this time, but they’ve had some to die for in the past. Staff attentive, knowledgeable and courteous. Did a little shopping for hand-blown glassware while we were there as well.

h
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting: wonderfully comfortable ambience; our table was directly over the waterfall giveing us a magnificent view. Appetizers were fantastic, both the salad with warm goat cheese and the pork belly. Crispy duck and yellowfin tuna were prepared perfectly. Coffee was fresh and rich; Irish coffee was delicious. Finally, Nick did a great job: very professional and friendly.

PW
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location with a wonderful view of the waterfall. My duck confit was excellent as was my wife’s soup and her chicken breast was v good as was my cod. Good wines and great service. An ideal location for any special occasion

KM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Dinner ~ Server was outstanding and the ambience was exactly as we hoped. Enjoyed wine at the bar pre-dinner and also loved the feel there.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not enough variety on menu. Only two beef items and one had a very salty olive sauce.
Ended up with chicken which I eat most days at home.

D
New England
197 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had wasabi coated tuna: wonderful, attractive, and delicious

My wife had the duck preparation. She loved the delicious and cam with a wonderful sauce..

Well worth the drive to get here

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly my favorite little gem in Vermont. I always arrive early to peruse all the beautiful things in the retail shop and enjoy the warm atmosphere. I had the duck confit appetizer this time and it was absolutely outstanding! We both had chicken which we don’t normally order. But this dish and the mustard sauce are just incredible and we know it won’t be around forever. Apple fritter for dessert was truly exceptional as well. Brandy did a lovely job. Kind and professional, everything was fabulous. Thanks as always!

S
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenna & Stephanie did a terrific job to make our dinner memorable. The food was delicious. The ambiance is excellent. Always love using Simon Pearce glassware.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for a quiet getaway on our 30th anniversary. It was a mix of elegant yet somehow casual. We sat by a window overlooking a dramatic torrent of river/waterfall. Our waitress was thoughtful, knowledgable and helpful - but not really intrusive. We had a few appetizers - we particularly appreciated the beets. Beets as a rule taste - like the earth. True to their nature, these beets tasted earthy - but in a way that imagines a kinder, sweeter earth. They were really lovely! I had the arctic charr which has some pickled things on it. While "in print" that may not sound like a great combination, it worked wonderfully. A delicious collection of flavors and textures that made me long to go back again.

AS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food! It was such a pleasant/warm atmosphere out in the room overlooking the river.

SB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend a visit!

JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we were extremely pleased with our experience at Simon Perce. We are looking forward to our next visit.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared and Suzanne made this visit an absolute treat. We can’t wait to go back!

c
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious as always!!! Best restaurant ever!

JF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. All four of us loved our meals. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance.

TJ
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was perfect. The greeting when we entered to the table we were given were perfect. The wait staff professional and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. Short ribs and the cod dish were cooked to perfection and the choices of wines exceptional.

RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunate enough to be able to go to Simon Pearce again...again, an amazing place!

LE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The asmosphere was so nice. After touring the showroom floor which was so interesting and enlightening we were seated at a table with a view of the falls. So beautiful. The food was so delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

TP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Even though it is over 40 minutes away, it is well worth the trip.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places.

b
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable experience. The duck is consistently delicious - the best anywhere! Server was lovely. Another perfect dining experience!

AG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great dinner in the beautiful Simon Pearce Restaurant! Nearly everything was outstanding in flavor. The horseradish-crusted cod, pork belly, pear and parsnip soup, and desserts (apple fritter for me, chocolate cake for her) are not to be missed (though the pork belly seems a little steep on the price front given the portion). The char was a little disappointing, as it was on the plain side, but the side (baby spinach, heirloom potato, pearl onion, and golden raisin hash) was excellent. Service was friendly, and the pacing of the meal was just right. We look forward to our next visit!

RF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is excellent as usual. Ambiance relaxed friendly. My duck was excellent. I always try a mixed drink special and this time it was only fair. The overall experience at Simon Pearce, as usual, did not disappoint. We have lived in the area for over 30 years and have never had anything but a good experience. We especially appreciate the professionalism of all the staff from those who great and seat you to the wait staff. Class, class, class.

CP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at Simon Pearce for our 40th anniversary. The food was excellent, our server was helpful, attentive and very nice. The ambience was perfect as well.

EL
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior experience Great wine assortment. Fantastic and delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.

LM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant! The view is beautiful. The food is wonderful and the store adjacent always fun to visit.

SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to enjoy this warm ambient treasure. The food and service are consistently great. I appreciate that the menu changes with the seasons. I highly recommend Simon Pearce to anyone who will listen.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late night birthday dinner. Everything was wonderful. It was so late that many of us just had soup and salad. Both were good, but the cheddar soup was outstanding and memorable. The desserts were great too. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.

RO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambiance. Freshly prepared food locally sourced in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend!

SC
San Luis Potosi
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very nice. If you like duck, they do it very nicely.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overpriced for the food quality and service. Nothing special. When we asked the waitress if they did anything special for birthdays, her snarky comment back was "If you ordered a dessert, I guess I could put a candle in it". Really? Any decent restaurant would bring out a small dessert for a birthday, and even if they don't, there's no need for waitstaff to make a comment like that. Not going back.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wonderful setting but quite noisy and difficult to have an intimate conversation. Outstanding service. Menu not as exciting as it was in the past-fewer interesting appetizers and main dishes lacked many locally grown or produced foods. With this setting and reputation it should become a destination if the food notches up a bit

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing experience!

m
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a few times while visiting a son at Dartmouth, and this is our favorite restaurant in the area. Too bad it's not more convenient to Hanover! The setting, the food and the service are a winning combination! Keep up the good work.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!

KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not enough superlatives to adequately describe what this dining experience was! Extraordinarily inspired food in a postcard setting!

GG
1 review