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Epoch at The Exeter Inn

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90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833 (Front Street)
Stops in front of Inn Coast bus
+1 603-778-3762
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We welcome you to Epoch Restaurant and Bar located in Exeter NH. Join us...
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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Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely place to eat

Both breakfast and lunch were lovely. Thy the breakfast quesadilla and the clam chowder! Service was gracious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
MajorNYC
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Both breakfast and lunch were lovely. Thy the breakfast quesadilla and the clam chowder! Service was gracious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Hi MajorNYC, Yes, our breakfast is awesome! Thanks for joining us. The chowder is always a hit and made from scratch daily. Out chef utilizes all fresh and local ingredients to make your experience better than the rest! Please let us know what would have given us 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon! Remember, breakfast, lunch, and... More 

Southern NH
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have not eaten her in a while so we decided to try it out again. It was ok not overly WOW but it was ok. But for the price I wish it was a little upscale like the Bedford Village Inn or Copper Door.

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

Dear Hawaiiantraveler, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm a little disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. We take great pride in the service, food, and atmosphere that we provide to our guests. We are well aware of the two other locations you mentioned and feel that we at least meet or exceed their... More 

Hillsdale, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food was very good but what made it regarding is that we sat down right at 9pm when they stop serving and waiter made sure we got our food and were able to order. Lobster Roll sandwich was spot on!

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

Hi Bill, Thanks for the review! I remember you. We frequently get guests checking in late and know that travels can be hungry! We do our best to accommodate! Please let us know what it would have taken to get us 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been here twice with my husband for dinner and both times was above and beyond delicious food and drink. It's reasonably priced for the caliber food you are served. Their staff is friendly and attentive, and the interior is relaxed but still upscale. I had a duck and risotto dish the most recent time here and it was out... More 

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

Hi Joy, Superb! Thanks for the review! I believe I met you and your husband. We love making new friends! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Remember, we have some new additions coming to our menu...stay tuned! Seth More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our family, with 14 people spanning 4 generations at this visit, can sometimes challenge even a superior restaurant. Epoch did the best with us we've seen. They led us to a separate room, where our two one year olds could wander around at will. Our ninety-plus year olds, sometimes difficult to please, were very happy. The food was excellent. I... More 

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

Hi Harry, Thank you for the review! We love being able to take care of our guests for their special occasions and are very happy that you had a great time. We have many large rooms that can accommodate parties of your size and more. Brunch is the perfect time for a family get-together! See you again soon! Seth More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had not been to Epoch since it opened. We always make our way to Portsmouth with so many great choices. Ate at the bar on a week night. Bar tender was very attentive while he had time but should have had some help with the food service as people started rolling in around 6pm. He was really earning his pay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Padre_Tortuga, Thank you for taking the time to review Epoch Restaurant and Bar. We use any comments to help improve our guest's experience. Our bar recently went through a renovation, adding many more seats and improving the atmosphere. Around the time you came in, we were still trying to get a grasp on our staffing needs and we were... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I were visiting our son and had a couple of hours to kill. Epoch is a bar/restaurant in an old inn. We sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks and some bar appetizers. Everything was terrific. Service was first rate. Erin, the bar manager, waited on us and couldn't have been nicer or more... More 

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

Thanks Jack! Erin has spent a lot of time and energy to bring the bar to where it is now. From garden fresh cocktails to daily specials, she never stops creating! You need to see our newly renovated bar again soon! More seats and more options! Thanks again! Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

New Durham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Epoch has my favorite breakfast menu in the Seacoast. Everything is made from scratch, portions are generous, and the only challenge is deciding whether to try something new or stick with something I know I love. This time it was the breakfast quesadilla and it was perfect. The atmosphere and service are also outstanding. Even though there was knee deep... More 

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

Thank you! We spend a lot of time to prepare a fresh breakfast every day. It is the best! Don't forget to try out our brunch on Sundays too! Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

Plum Island, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I frequently dine at Epoch and really like the interesting and creative menu. Executive Chef, Ben Chesley, is always around to checks in with his guests. The specials are spot-on and I especially enjoy the daily charcuterie selection. From the scallops in the dining room to the burger at the bar, the food is great. The service is exceptional, too.... More 

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

Hi Chris, Great to hear from you! Thanks for the comments. Ben really does a great job in keeping things fresh and new. He is very creative! He's currently working on some new additions to our menu so please stop by the next time you're in town. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and... More 

East Kingston, New Hampshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I were promptly greeted upon arriving at Epoch and were seated in one of their roomy booths. Almost wished that we had to wait so we could have enjoyed the beautiful bar area. Our server made a wine suggestion based on my preferences. We began with the cheese plate which featured local cheeses from Vermont and Massachusetts.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Hi Julie L, Thank you for you review! The cheese plate is always a winner! It changes frequently so please stop in again and see what's new. Our chef also changes our specials daily so there is always something different. The bar can be tough to get away from! Especially since we have recently renovated it and made it even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Stops in front of Inn Coast bus
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-778-3762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?