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Simon Pearce

The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-295-1470
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Mill at Quechee, 1760 Main Street, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice location for lunch, looks out over a mill pond and falls. Helped that the weather was perfect. Nice, tastey menu that catered for vegans but the portion size was a bit small. Very varied drinks menu. The butternut squash bisque was exceptional...More

Thank kgh62
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been a regular customer at Simon Pearce over the years and every time I go, I have a wonderful experience. The staff and service are impeccable the atmosphere can't be beat. While the food is also delicious, the main recommendation I have is...More

Thank BrigitteAmbrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping past the old brick walls into the modern, immaculate restaurant and crystal showroom was a delight. the service was excellent and the food all one could want. My wife and I had Sunday brunch with a friend and then came back later in the...More

Thank Eastonreviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shop had beautiful items sadly out of my price range. Patio on the back of the glass blowing area had great views of the dam and the covered bridge.

Thank bolild
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is geuine attention to detail at Simon Pearce. The experience starts off with a wonderful view of the covered bridge and the cateract. What could be more Vermont than that. The menu is creative and the food is excellent. We especially enjoyed the selection...More

1  Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are willing to drive a couple of hours or are anywhere close by, you have to go to this restaurant. They do not take reservations for lunch but go early and try to get a table overlooking the water and hopefully the waterfall....More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most recent of many visits to Simon Pearce, and possibly the best meal we've yet had there. I had a perfect table at a window overlooking the falls after dark. Everything from the regional beer selections, to the night's soup (carrot ginger),...More

1  Thank CavalierJCS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here during the day to have a look at the glass showroom and booked a table at 5.30pm for dinner. We wanted a window seat, they do not reserve specific seats but advised us to come early and they would try to oblige....More

1  Thank SimonSaint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gift shop after we watched the glass blowers make some of their beautiful hand crafted glass items. We then stayed for dinner and had one of THE BEST dinners I have ever tasted. I had the salmon and my husband had the...More

1  Thank Penny V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we showed up early, with no reservations on a Thursday evening, and were shown to a lovely window seat overlooking the falls. as luck would have it we were treated to a spectacular thunder/lightning storm followed by a rainbow as the sum was setting -...More

Thank Brookline~baby
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Questions & Answers
22 August 2017|
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Response from Kristina R | Reviewed this property |
I believe there was a kids menu selection available however I couldn't tell you what was on it. There were children dining at the restaurant when we were there.
27 July 2017|
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Response from dharmaji | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this. Yes, you can see the water at night. They have some spotlights, and there is ambient light from the nearby businesses and dwellings. It's awesome!
9 August 2016|
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Response from KenBoston_MA | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. Best to arrive early for lunch or dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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