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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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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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 6 days ago

Although Simon Pearce is a famous artisan I was not familiar with his work. We stumbled across the shop and restaurant because the name of the town, Quechee, intrigued us. We were returning from a weekend in Montreal and wanted to stop for lunch. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeanneDP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views of the waterfall (which used to power the factory which was there) and perfectly delicious food: you simply must try the cheddar soup and we think the lamb-burgers are pretty special, too. Good and timely service,too

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidhnichols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must stop. Andrew the SOM was awesome and made a great suggestion on a tasty Sancerre. The appetizers home run was the carrots. The view of the falls...... AMAZING. The artisans blowing glass and the glassware at the tables-Mind boggling. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank WTI002
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate supper here one evening while in White River Junction - on a couple's getaway .The service was first class, but somehow the overall experience could be qualified as a let down. I always like to try restautants that are qualified as "terroir "...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank selmerfudd
Simon_Pearce_VT, Owner at Simon Pearce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We take great pride in our dining experiences and service we provide and regret to hear we fell short on this occasion. If you would like to discuss please contact me directly 802 295 1470 x 3303. Jerod Rockwell Simon...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lived in the area for years, finally went yesterday. Had delicious pumpkin tagliatelle, Husband had hazelnut encrusted salmon---both delicious and the service was excellent. In the attached shop, beautiful glassware and giftware handblown in the respected Simon Pearce tradition. The glass blowing studio downstairs is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank GammyWhiteCar
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Something as simple as a grilled chicken sandwich never tasted so good. Fresh, flavorful and subtle were the themes for lunch. Cocktails were unique and tasty. All this and rushing water outside the window. Great place to start the weekend off right.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matraveler2015
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The setting and the ambience are fantastic, the service is both warm and professional, but let's face it the food has to match up - and it does. My only caution is that there are a lot of rich item and yiu need to balance...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We were here for lunch on our way home from Woodstock. The restaurant is inside the original Simon Pearce workshop and store. Their pottery and glassware are not to my taste, but the food is really good -- and you get a great view of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johncberg
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here as a party of 6. This is a really nice restaurant with lovely views of the weir. It’s nice to visit the shop and watch the glass blowing as part of this restaurant too. The food and ambience was really nice. Nice for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frankie192
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Came across this little gem just by accident - and what a happy accident. Lovely surroundings in the White Mountains hinterlands, and a glorious setting in an old power station. Worth browsing around the expensive shop for glassware (though, to be honest, cheaper and better...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Pian
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Barbara G
18 September 2018|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I’m also not aware of a dress code. It was fairly casual if I remember correctly.
6 August 2018|
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Response from peter a | Reviewed this property |
i would not say quantity is their priority...but the quality is excellent and the portions are very fair a delightful and memorable place to dine
9 December 2017|
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i think it is on line
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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