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Epoch at The Exeter Inn

90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
+1 603-778-3762
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Ranked #8 of 44 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Transit: Stops in front of Inn Coast bus
Description: We welcome you to Epoch Restaurant and Bar located in Exeter NH. Join us for casually elegant dining featuring the freshest seacoast of New Hampshire products creatively presented. Our award winning kitchen staff takes great pride in serving only the most exquisite food to our guests. Come try this new creative restaurant with great service and outstanding food.
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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Our daughters had suggested Epoch as a place to celebrate mom's birthday last year. Well, we shouldn't have waited to experience the incredible sophisticated food and wine choices that Epoch offers. Derek our server was quick to respond knowledgeably to inspiration (appetizers) questions, wine inquiries and entree presentation. MacMannus or Erath, Pinot? Erath, he says and he was spot on.... More 

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Stratham
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My sister in law and I had an amazing dinner on a Sunday night durning restaurant week! Our service was excellent and the food was delicious!! The flat iron steak dish was amazing. Our server chose a great complimentary Cabernet to have with it. We will all be going back for many more visits!

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great wine selection and food was creatively and deliciously served. Portions were very generous and prices were reasonable for the area.

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Southern NH
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Epoch has aspirations. It's location and menu supports this. Although the service is good, it isn't formal enough for the level of restaurant the "brand" is trying to strive for. Much more training is needed to have the service staff raise their level to something above going to the pub around the corner and talking about personal things, with either... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went for a work lunch yesterday and ordered off of the seasonal menu. Spinach salad, butternut squash and the ice cream.. All were delicious. Quaint dining area for lunch or a romantic dinner. Highly recommend!

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Joelle B, The butternut squash ravioli is one of my favorites too! A definite winner since introducing the seasonal menu change. As always, our chef sources local, fresh food to make it a hit (even the ice cream)! Good to hear from you and looking forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent food. The menu has a good variety of 'haute cuisine'. You certainly spend but the food and the ambiance are quite satisfying.

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Globoterraqueo, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We absolutely LOVE that you loved us :) It means a lot. We are surrounded by so many restaurants in the Portsmouth/Seacoast area and we have to stay competitive. We always have to stay on top of our game to remain one of the top in the area. It... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I went to Epoch a few years ago to have dinner. with all the hoopla that we heard about, why not? well, it was not good. there are too many great restaurants around Portsmouth for us to select. We were not going back. Last Friday night, we had to go the the Exeter Inn, for a function.... More 

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Reneep621, Great to hear that you were in and enjoyed! We work very hard to WOW our guests and it's a pleasure knowing that you are back! Thanks again, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We finally tried Epoch after living locally for years and dining mainly in the Portsmouth area. There were some high points but overall we were a bit disappointed. We arrived at the bar early to meet friends and had to wait 10 minutes or so to even be acknowledged by a bartender. The bar was crowded and it was a... More 

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Donna M, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent experience with us. It sounds like a majority of your experience was a very positive one. I've shared you comments about the food with our chef. He's a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to food and I assure you that he... More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In 2012, we were auditioning towns in seacoast N.H. in anticipation of settling in the area. We stayed at this sweet inn and had dinner there. That visit was a lovely experience. The next meal, not so much, The fish special was bland and ordinary.(The service is always excellent). We moved in July of 2013 and have since eaten there... More 

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations and Welcome, NewtoExeter, We very happy you decided to move to Exeter! It's a beautiful area and I would like to thank you for making us a part of your new life here in Exeter. We look forward to seeing you for years to come. Say hi next time you're in! Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had the opportunity to dine at Epoch in late September for an anniversary dinner with 2 other couples. After talking about trying Epoch for over a year we finally made it and it was totally worth the 40 minute drive from our house. We were seated at a round table in the corner of the dining room which was... More 

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SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lethier, Table 27! Ask for it the next time you're in! It's great spot to gather with a larger party. I've shared your comments about the 1/2 portions with our chef. He loves hearing that our guests appreciate the diversity and the option to choose a smaller portion if you don't think you could eat a whole portion. I... More 

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Additional Information about Epoch at The Exeter Inn

Address: 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone Number: +1 603-778-3762
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American

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