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About Simon Pearce Restaurant

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.

1760 Quechee Main St.
Quechee, VT 05059
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
The Bar: Open Daily

Simon Pearce Restaurant:
Lunch 11:30am - 2:45pm Monday - Saturday
Dinner 5:30-9pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2:45pm
Reservations accepted for dinner only

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 295-1470

Website:
http://www.simonpearce.com/

Parking Details:
Large private parking located at the restaurant

Executive Chef:
The Simon Pearce Culinary Team

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.

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

Simon Pearce Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (82)
Good for a Date (68)
Special Occasion (65)
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Romantic (58)
Worth the Drive (56)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Local Ingredients (53)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Waterfront (49)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Seasonal (22)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Healthy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (11)
Organic (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Casual (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely evening out with delicious food and amazing service! The view outside was exceptional and the ambiance inside was warm and inviting. We would definitely recommend.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

We got the window table and it was wonderful. Something about the ambiance encouraged some of the best conversations we’ve ever had.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience, beautiful restaurant. We went for a date night on a weekend getaway from Boston. We were seated right by the waterfall. The whole restaurant feels magical from the lighting just as you enter to the view from the dining room. It had an fantastic local beer list and the food was phenomenal. The extra bonus was to be able to poke around the shop and go view the glass blowers downstairs. Well worth the drive, it made our trip!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

A delightful experience in which my vegan needs were expertly met.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Was my birthday dinner. Very nice experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience. Food was delicious and service very efficient. Nice to walk around the store at the end of the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The dessert was AMAZING!! We loved all our food! Great restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have had lunch at Simon Pearce in the past and this time came for our anniversary dinner. It never disappoints. The food is excellent and so is the service. We had the Simon Pearce sparkling wine with our meal this time and it was outstanding, so much so that we purchase some to bring home.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

2nd visit, first was 19 years ago and it was as good this time as it was before. My venison was over the top, appetizers very good, server was unobtrusive, just a great evening when it was -10 degrees outside. Hope to be back much sooner.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We go to Simons frequently and the food is always excellent. This visit we had the special "Halibut". The fish was a little dry but the salads and appetizers were great.

We recommend Simons highly !!

DG

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had an excellent dinner with our 2 boys. We requested a table with a view and they accommodated us with a gorgeous table that looked out over the frozen waterfall. We especially loved our server named Stephanie. Quite possibly the best server we’ve ever had. My boys loved her and she made our dinner super-enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The table we were given has a vent above it that is known by management to blow cold air on diners. Although the waitress made an attempt to turn up the heat in the entire restaurant to help compensate for cold air, the result was mixed. In my opinion, no one should be asked to sit at that end of restaurant until problem is resolved because it affected the evening and our conversation.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely ambiance - food was very good, though a bit pricey and service was slow. Entree took far too long to arrive. Very nice though. I guess for the area, this is destination dining. Picturesque and you can shop while you wait for your table (by design?). Went for lunch the day before and the wait was ridiculous. We were very last seated & then alone in the restaurant & felt Kind of rushed. After an hour-and-a-half wait, was somewhat anticlimactic. Food is nice though - get the Vermont cheese plate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was amazing as always and can't beat how beautiful restaurant is!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent as usual! We live Simon Pearce for special occasions

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always delicious meal with attentive service. Can get very expensive if your visit includes Simon Pearce's adjacent shop with its gorgeous handcrafted glassware

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

My Halibut was dry.
The mussel portion was abit small for the Price.
No vegan options and vegetarian options was very limited!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice restaurant in quaint town. Good food. Unique setting but not fancy/special occasion worthy

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was our final dinner on our honeymoon. Simon Pierce was such a romantic spot. We got there early and enjoyed all the location had to offer. The food was delicious and the glass blowing a fun, interesting and relaxing activity to watch.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed everything about Simon Pearce - the food, the wait people, the beautiful glassware, and the active glassblowing.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a lovely snowy weekday evening family dinner. Food was delicious, service perfect, quiet and elegant as always.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was fabulous and the holiday atmosphere is beautiful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everthing was delicious Would definitely go again if i am ever in that area of Vermont.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We eat here regularly. Sunday's dinner was extra special, as there was venison on the menu. Very tender and delicious, although I would have liked a different kind of vegetable to the spaghetti squash, perhaps a green vegetable? The dauphine potatoes, however, worked well with this entree. Both the Vermont Cheddar and the carrot soups were very good, as was the Pavlova dessert. The latter is always a treat at Simon Pearce. A very pleasant Malbec accompanied our meal. Coffee always good here, too. Service was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is delicious (try the duck!), the ambiance and view are classy and comfortable. My expectations are always exceeded.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lovely evening. The food was delicious but the steak was slight tough for the price. Would recommend to anyone stopping in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere - excellent cuisine. Very professional & pleasant staff. We were 1 1/2 hrs. late because of weather and an accident, but they held our table - and were very caring and welcoming. Of course, all glassware is Simon Pearce - it's just perfect!!

A little disappointed that they didn't mention our anniversary - since I noted it on the Open Table reservation, but that was just minor flaw.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food- Small but quality menu. Our waiter was awesome- Super genuine and very friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were in VT for a birthday weekend and we picked Simon Pearce’s restaurant for the birthday dinner. The servers were so friendly and helpful! The food was amazing!! Great ambiance in and out, you get to view all the blown glass in a retail store right outside the restaurant. We will be going back and recommend to all our friends and family. If your in the area this one is a must go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We drive almost an hour to get to Simon Pearce. It has been our "go-to" restaurants for special occasions for years and has never failed to satisfy. Exemplary service (harder and harder to find that anywhere), interesting and beautifully presented food in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Bonus is the opportunity to watch glass-blowing and peruse the lovely glass, pottery and housewares in the shop.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant was recommended by bed and breakfast in Woodstock, Vt. Did not disappoint . The mussels were delicious as was the cod fish dinner. Who new you can get a perfectly cook fish dinner in the middle of Vermont.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was outstanding with excellent service.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The overall excellence of Simon Pearce is clear from their delightful service, comfortable pace and, most importantly, in their food. We tried the char and the cod and both were delicious. I particularly love the creative accompaniments. Only the bread was disappointing - two types, one an ordinary white baguette and the other a cold quick bread (pumpkin?). But our entrees made up for that. Not a bite was wasted! Dessert choices were fairly ordinary, but our chocolate cake was yummy.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The perfect date night spot! Food, service and wine were all fantastic

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always look forward to dining at Simon Pearce when in Quechee!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We sat along the glass at night. We were cold. The nighttime view is zero. Crying babies nearby called out for staff intervention. The staff did nothing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

What a treat! We got a table viewing the falls, (which you could even see at night) & really enjoyed our evening. Be sure to allow some extra time to shop for beautiful glassware & watch the fascinating glass blowing too.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very special setting for a restaurant. It's on the edge of a river and part of a glass specialty store with glass blowing happening when it's open. Small menu, but food was good.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

just a great spot, food is good, service is always good and a great wine list!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here when we’re in the area! Food, ambience, service all excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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