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Epoch at The Exeter Inn

90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
+1 603-778-3762
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Ranked #10 of 44 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - 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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 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
Senior Reviewer
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

In the heart of charming little Exeter NH is Epoch. I fully expected the typical boring hotel menu and service and was thrilled to find innovative menus of food, wine and cocktails. Specifically, I an a bourbon lover and they have done some really cool drinks on their signature drink menu. Also, don't even think about leaving without a side... More

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

Hi WineforMoi! Thank you! Yes, the addition of the new cocktail menu has been a success! Everything is made from fresh ingredients as well. We are trying to stay clear of pre-mixed, artificially flavored alcohol. Our bartenders do a great job, always creating and learning how to be different than the rest. Thanks again, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with a bunch of friends. Food is a gourmet twist on New England classics and is always rock solid. Service was cheery and intelligent! It was a busy night but the server didn't miss a beat!

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

Hello WineGuy67! Thanks for your review! We're very pleased with your comments! I have shared this with my staff. Thanks again for being a loyal guest of Epoch Restaurant! See you soon. Sincerely, Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had dinner here a few nights ago with my husband. Our server was Derek, he reeked of smoke, and was not very attentive to say the least. He greeted us rather promptly but left before we could even put in our drink order. Once we did, it took a good 15 minutes to get them even though the restaurant... More

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

Dear Hannah V, Thank you for taking the time to review us and give some very important feedback. I'm deeply sorry for unfortunate experience you had and your disappointment with your service. This situation was dealt with immediately after seeing your review. We have NO SMOKING policy which means that none of our staff should be smoking during hours of... More

Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Epoch is by far the mix of fine dinning and exceptional customer service. The experience of New England was captured in the presentation of sea scallops bedded on Polenta, with Broccoli Rabe, and Lobster Brown Butter was truly remarkable. The wait staff attended to our every need like you were in a five star restaurant. My wife and I found... More

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

Dear Michael, We are so happy that you had and an excellent experience with us! The scallop dish is by far one of our most popular menu items. It became part of our new seasonal menu a few weeks ago. I'm very proud of our staff here and we take every guest's experience to heart. It really means a lot... 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 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American

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