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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Just OK

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Padre_Tortuga
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Stratham, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratham, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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 1
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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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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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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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 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Home from college, my mother and I decided to sample the local cuisine. We selected the Epoch Restaurant. Our unique experience started when we were greeted by the F&B Director Seth Dunne. After reviewing the menu we opted to "surf and turf" and selected the Sirloin Steak and Bronzed Sea Scallops. Could not have made a better choice! To start... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My brother and I brought my parents to Epoch to celebrate their 53rd Anniversary. We were greeted promptly, and seated. The waitress was attentive and personable. We started with the Apple Harvest Salad, crab cakes and mussels, all delicious. For our entrée, my father, mother and I ordered the strip filet medium rare, which was done to perfection, which came... More 

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

Dear Deborah W, Glad we could make your special occasion a great one. Our staff will go out of their way to ensure a perfect experience. I'm passing your comments about the food on to our chef, always great to hear compliments about our food. Also, please check in soon, we'll be rolling out a new 'small bites' menu and... More 

Lexington Park, Maryland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I ate here because the company said charge it to the room and they would pay for it. I had dinner and breakfast. Both were fabulous meals. Good service and food. Would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dawn K. Thank you! There is nothing like a business paid meal! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

Concord, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Traveling through on business made a stop at Epoch Restaurant in the Exeter Inn. I sat at the bar and watched as the bartender/mad-scientist concocted one of the most delicious martinis I've ever tasted. Seriously their drinks rival the libations at any of the swank tini bars in downtown Boston. I ate a spinach salad that was crisp, fresh, &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Hi JM, Our cocktail list has become one of the best in the greater Portsmouth/Seacoast area thanks to Erin Ruggiero, our Beverage Manager. There is a ton of time spent on creating, testing, and keeping us ahead of the competition. We thank you for your continued patronage and your appreciation of good food and cocktails! Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and... More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The dining experience was absolutely top-notch at Epoch Restaurant in Exeter. After being greeted warmly on this cold winter evening, the bar area was cosy and inviting. We were shown to our table promptly, and offered a choice of tables, even though the restaurant was lively and busy.The menu was extensive, and we were also offered specials. Our server was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SethDunne, Manager at Epoch at The Exeter Inn, responded to this review

Hi Hilary53!, Thank you so much for your recent review. I am very pleased with the level of service and food you received. Ben loves to meet our guests and is always open to suggestions and compliments. It's what has made our menu a success! I'll be sure to share your comments with our associates. Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and... 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

Questions & Answers

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