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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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This restaurant is at Exeter Inn
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    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
GREAT CRAFT BEERS AND SMALL PLATES

Great atmosphere! Great small plates--most between $5-$7. Delish. Bartender could have been a little more attentive, but was a good experience nonetheless.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
cathi r
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After a very disappointing visit to Epoch about six weeks ago, my girlfriend and I decided to try it again. We were having a girls night out the last time, and we sat in the bar area, and we were very disappointed with our overall experience. It took the bartender a while to notice us, and even when she finally... More 

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

Hi! We are very thrilled that you came back. We have improved our guests bar experience by adding a bar-back on certain nights that we expect to be busy. We're finding that it's paying off! Derek does a great job and also takes the time to teach our staff whenever possible. Sounds like we'll see you again, so, thank you!... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere! Great small plates--most between $5-$7. Delish. Bartender could have been a little more attentive, but was a good experience nonetheless.

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

Hi Cathi, Thanks for the review! We take a lot of pride in finding new and unique craft beer. We try to update our selection often. We've had an excellent response to our beer and new small plate options. I'm sorry if you felt that the bartender could have been more attentive. I'll share this with my staff so that... More 

Huntington Station, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A bit disappointed, after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. We spent three days at the Inn and decided to try the restaurant on our first evening. Despite the efforts of the chef, the entrees were average. Wait staff was stressed due to larger parties going on in other areas of the Inn. I found it a bit overpriced as well... More 

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

Hi Jo Ann, Thanks for giving us important feedback. We obviously did not impress you in many aspects of your visit. I do wish that you had given us another try on the other nights that you stayed at the inn. It is not typical of our guests to have an experience such as yours. We have received many excellent... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I wanted to try something different from a chain hotel. It wasn't awful, but for the money I wouldn't go back. There is never a greeter at breakfast to seat people, pour water, get coffee, which would be very helpful. The first morning there was only one other table there. The next day there were 9 tables. Both days only... More 

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

Hi Colette, We're very happy that you were impressed with our food. Our chef spends a lot of time making sure that our menu will appeal to almost everyone. We use the freshest ingredients and try to use local vendors whenever possible. As for your experience with the service, we are always open to our guests recommendations, thoughts, and feedback.... More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice bar. Expensive. You can eat outside which is nice. Not much of a view. Maybe 1000 yards from Phillips Exeter Academy. Food is average and small portions. People are friendly.

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

Hi Denise, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! We try to keep up on pricing trends by visiting local restaurants and bar so that we will always be in line with our competition. We do do this monthly and spend a lot of time researching cocktails, food, and atmosphere. I've shared your thoughts about the food... More 

NY
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were a little underwhelmed by our meal overall. It was good, but I think from the fancy setting and ambience we expected more. Our seafood was well cooked but missing something. Dessert, however, a hazelnut-chocolate tart, was worth the drive up there alone. Lovely staff, everyone was friendly and professional. I'd eat there again if we stayed at the... More 

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

Hi! Thanks for the review! While we're thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your dessert, we're also disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations with dinner. I've passed your thoughts on to the chef. If you could give more detail about the seafood entree you had, that would be great! We hope to see you again. Food and Beverage Manager More 

Port Perry, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped by on our first night in Exeter. Beautiful setting in the Exeter Inn. I declared that I had a difficult food allergy and their response was wonderful, they make everything fresh so would have no problem accommodating. What a relief! My meal was excellent and the service attentive. Thank you for making my first night in Exeter so... More 

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

Hi there!, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Chef Ben takes allergies very seriously and can accommodate just about anyone with very short notice. We're all glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Food and Beverage Manager More 

Portland OR
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant offers all 3 meals of the day, and there is something interesting on the menu for all of them. The fish is always cooked to perfection, and most of the time they have an outstanding selection of fresh salads to choose from. Have always had great service here as well, though you may have to wait awhile before... More 

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

Hi Tesspers, Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like your experience, overall, was excellent! I have already addressed the breakfast server timeliness! We have recently really picked up breakfast business and I'm afraid we hadn't always anticipated how busy it could actually be! All fixed now! looking forward to seeing you again. Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

ma
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great service, tasty food, wonderfully interesting historic building. We ate at the bar and the hostess was charming.

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

Dear Bogblogger, Thanks for staying with us! Very pleased that you were pleased! Hope you can make it back soon! Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Though this is a more formal restaurant, they have great bar food too. Drinks were great and the times I have eaten meals in the dining room or on the porch, everything was good. Nice porch for summer evenings.

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

Hi Maureen! Thanks for the review! Whether you're dining in the bar or in the dining room, or on the patio, it's all great food and service! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Seth Dunne Food and Beverage Manager 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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?