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Simon Pearce

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The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-295-1470
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came for Sunday brunch. Salad and calamari were excellent. Great setting and view. Service is very good.

Thank Ramil A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time in three months. It is a first class restaurant. The food is amazing and the shopping is a bonus. I will drive 2 hours for the lamb burger.

Thank Jeff G
Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a stunning store, amazing restaurant and glass blowing to boot! Do not miss this. And their wine list is superb as is their food.

Thank got3dogs
Concord, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a miserable, rainy Sunday morning my wife and I drove up to VT, specifically to eat at Simon Pearce, for Brunch. It was worth the 90 minute drive! The food was outstanding, we had a pleasant waiter and had a wonderful meal. It then got better by visiting the store and glass blowing down stairs. Just a great time,... More 

Thank Tim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently did an Airbnb in Quechee, beautiful place, lots to see and do in the area. Please do yourself a favor and visit the Vermont Institute of Natural Studies nearby! We dined one night at Simon Pearce and overall the experience was very pleasant if a little predictable? Service was good, food good but lacking in imagination a bit.... More 

Thank MickEarly
Philadelphia, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have not seen glassblowing before this is interesting, but the glassblowers are just repeating the same design over and over, there seems little creativity involved on their part, and I find the glass somewhat clunky and unimaginative - just my personal opinion and you may really like it.

Thank OceanAdrian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simon Pearce was a handsome, young, ambitious Irish glassblower with an eye for style and a knack for merchandising who came to this country with a dream and a plan. Since then, he has built a sizeable empire based on pretty good taste and quality production. He has not only name brand (and very expensive) glassware—from glasses, lamps, vases, and... More 

Thank Kate S
South Shore, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lunch at the Simon Pearce restaurant is not to be missed when you are in the area! The service is spot on, the restaurant beautiful with large windows that look out at the river and waterfall, and the food is wonderful! Try the Vermont cheddar soup, it is so good! Their sandwiches, salads, and entrees are all very interesting and... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food and service is consistently excellent. The great location and décor enhance the superb dining experience.

Thank Richard K
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk through the door, customers are greeted by crystal clear gleaming glass objects tastefully arranged beneath bright lights. Beverage glassware for all occasions to Christmas trees and polar bears. Oh my, everything is so perfectly crafted. Down stairs watch the master and apprentice artisans hand blow each piece like magic. Glowing red gobs of molten silica... More 

Thank Paul P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  Quechee
  • Phone Number: +1 802-295-1470
Simon Pearce Restaurant, recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants by Travel and Leisure and Best of New England, VT 2011: 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?