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Bonta - CLOSED

287 Exeter Rd, Hampton, NH 03842-1736
603-929-7972
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant

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English first
Manchester, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Since Chuck Rolecek closed his celebrated C.R. Sparks restaurant in Bedford, NH in 2010, the ensuing gap has never been filled. In Hampton, Bonta regulars feared the very same fate when Bonta was sold. Little did they know that the Montrones had deliberately patterned Bonta after Sparks’ California bistro style. We had enjoyed Bonta, but upon learning Rolecek had bought... More

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Hampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went to this new restaurant for dinner on the second night of restaurant week. We had a 7:00 p.m. reservation and were promptly seated. Water was poured, drinks ordered and menus reviewed. There were three entree items on the restaurant week menu (lamb chops, chicken and shrimp) They were out of lamb chops and unable to offer a substitute.... More

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New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

CR's The Restaurant just opened on 287 Exeter Road Hampton NH. I would advise reservations the place was packed. This is run by the Owner of the former CR Sparks in Bedford NH and is up to the standards set there. Our waiter Matt was great and attentive. From the appetizers to the entrees everything was prepared exceptionally well. We... More

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Newburyport Massachusettes
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83 reviews 83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Inconsistent food and high prices have sent this business back to an empty lot just off 101. Food was always marginal and extremely expensive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have driven past this restaurant a thousand times (literally) and had never stopped to eat until some friends invited us to join them there. The dining area is mainly open and there is enough space between tables that you are not sharing the next tables entree. We shared a couple of appetizers, the Calamari and Mozzarella, good but not... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A great place with a huge open dinning area right off of the bar. Good friendly service and excellent entree's. I had the scallops special and the peanut butter desert both were awesome selections. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Hampton, NH area.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We ate at the bar and ordered 4 items off the bar menu. Service was on the slow side even though it was a weeknight and not busy. We had "slow roasted meatballs" 4 on the plate. Nothing special at all. And they were barely warm. Kind of room temp. "Crispy mozzarella balls" (3) on a slice of roasted tomato.... More

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Kensington, N.H.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I have always thought the dining room at Bonta was one of the loveliest anywhere. It is elegant and intimate, with its use of wood, paints walls and the charming fireplace in the middle of the room. We have had mixed feelings about the food, and on this visit were completely dissatisfied. We began with an antipasto, which was heavy... More

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Eliot, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I write this with mixed emotions and wish I could have given a better rating. After years of wanting to try Bonta, I finally had my chance for my birthday this year. We had 7:30 reservations on a Friday and showed a half hour early; to our surprise we were sat immediately. The staff is friendly and our waiter (Jeremy)... More

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Epping, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was the 4th or 5th visit we've made to Bonta. An excellent--and I'm using the word advisedly--restaurant relative to the area. Food, service, atmosphere all strong. My wife always has the fish and she's extremely fussy about freshness, and Bonta is her favorite restaurant. The place is not inexpensive, but, simply stated, it's worth it.

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Additional Information about Bonta

Address: 287 Exeter Rd, Hampton, NH 03842-1736
Phone Number: 603-929-7972
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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