1760 Queechee Main Street, Queechee, Vermont 05059
Simon Pearce Restaurant
The Simon Pearce Restaurant is located at 1760 Quechee Main Street, in Quechee, Vermont.
Accessible parking is available close to the main entrance in a large, paved lot. There is an incline and then a ramp to reach the double door, main entrance.
The restaurant is on the main floor of the retail store with easy access from the lobby. There is a large, bar/lounge area to the left of the entrance to the building. There is ample room to navigate.
Multi-stall restrooms with two, large, accessible stalls, are located at the back of the store. There is a baby-changing station.
There are benches in the lobby.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: slight incline
Places to rest: benches in lobby
Paths and walkways: ramp to main entrance
Doors: double wooden doors
Number of floors: 1 (restaurant is on main floor)
Elevators: to lower level
Ramps: ramp to entrance
Steps and staircases: *stairs to second floor and lower level of store
Width of aisles: ample
Places to sit: tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: at back of store
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with two large, accessible stalls
Ease of entry and exit: good
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: lunch, dinner
Friendliness of staff: extremely pleasant and efficient
Notes: * Take note that the restaurant is located in the Simon Pearce Store. There are three levels, with stairs going both up and down from the main floor. There is a lift to get to the lower level.
The Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee, Vermont is amazing even on a dreary, January day. Although this is a premier glass blowing (where you can actually watch the process) and pottery business, one should not miss the incredible restaurant! We have been coming here for probably thirty years and it has never disappointed.
The first thing you should know about the restaurant is that you cannot just walk in and get a table. Reservations are a must, for both lunch and dinner. And, apparently, they need to be made far in advance of your visit. The last time we visited we waited too long to secure a reservation!
Situated in an old factory building directly over the river, it you are lucky enough to score a table at the rail on the “outdoor” covered, patio (glass enclosed in colder weather), you will have an incredible view of the falls below. I find the falls mesmerizing and could sit there all afternoon if I were allowed to. A bit farther down is the covered bridge you will have crossed to get to the restaurant. In summer, you may find kids jumping from the bridge, or the rocks, or even from a rope, into the water below.In winter, you get the snow and ice covered vista. Even if you don’t get a front row seat, the view is still quite lovely. The ambiance, food and service make for an amazing experience.
Everything on the table, from the napkins, to the glassware, to the plates and utensils, are Simon Pearce items. The settings are lovely, the service is seamless and the food delicious. Tables throughout have ample space between them. We have been here for both lunch and dinner. The food is always delicious, but I personally prefer lunch because of the view. On this visit, incredible Vermont Cheddar soup, a lamb burger with salad, and sesame chicken with cold noodles were our choices. Perfectly made capuccino and a Linzer Torte, were a delicious finale. The torte was so good, I forgot to take a picture of it, so what you see on the plate are its remains. We would have licked the plate if no one was around! Of course, our server was lovely, as they always are.
The entire building is easily accessible. Accessible parking in the large lot is close to the entrance ramp. Once inside the double doors one is welcomed with some of the beautiful items for sale. They are always set like a work of art.
A large bar/lounge area is to the left, and the restaurant is a bit farther on the right. If you have to wait there are chairs and benches. Of course, if you have to wait you can browse through the “store” or visit the glass blowing facility downstairs – there is a lift if you need it. FYI, if you go downstairs to the glassblowing, you can get “up close and personal” with the falls by walking outside. I believe there are three steps needed to get outside.
Large, multi-stall restrooms are located at the very back of the store, There are two, large, accessible stalls, accessible sinks, and a baby-changing station.
We love Simon Pearce! It is a “must visit” each time we are in Killington.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.simonpearce.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go!”