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“Exceptional Service and Quality Pub food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cornerstone Pub

Cornerstone Pub
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Coventry, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exceptional Service and Quality Pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

The service at the Cornerstone is exceptional. We have gone there a number of times now, and had many different servers and they were all spectacular. They were attentive and friendly, without hovering or acting "flirty". Very professional, yet casual and familiar. The food is very good quality pub faire with some nice specials thrown in. We go out to eat 3-4 times a month and at least 2 of those times we find ourselves at the Cornerstone. My wife and I both spent many years working in foodservice and we are pretty particular (however, we understand that every one has an off night once in awhile) we have NEVER been disappointed in the food or the service at the Cornerstone, The owner, management and staff do a fantastic job of creating a welcoming environment that is casual and comfortable without being too much like a loud bar and without being too intrusive. If you want to be left alone, you can have your privacy, however, the staff is more than friendly and happy to engage in brief conversation. Prices are reasonable and portions are more than enough to fill you up. Highly recommend the Cornerstone. We will be back again soon!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike G
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English first
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“In response to GM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was actual the customer that they were hovering over, We have been there many times and always greeted and treated wonderfully by all! I do believe the GM tried over and over again to accommodate this unannounced group. Clearly if they had called for a group of 30 or more they would have had that area cleared for them. As you clearly stated it was a Surprise Birthday party. The GM was correct we did not want another drink. We just wanted to be left alone and enjoy our dinner . The GM tried to offer you more tables. As we saw her doing her best to make room for you all. But each time YOUR party was rude to her ! We wait all week to have an enjoyable dinner and we ALWAYS do . But your party was terrible and we did not enjoy trying to speak to each other and have your bottoms in our faces. I think you and your friends need to find out what manners are. And Thank you Corner Stone and ALL the staff for always being so warm and friendly! I think you handled it more then well. As you tried repeatedly to make them happy! But hopefully they will keep their promise as you don't need people like that there . See you this weekend. And THANK you for how hard you tried to make it all okay.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Starsstripes123
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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“GM rude and unprofessional - servers were spectacular!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We came in and were unsure as to whether to sit at a table or the bar (it was a surprise birthday) and after taking time to decide we caught attitude from her immediately. It was approximately 830pm and the place was not busy. As guests arrived to our table to greet two people celebrating their birthdays and see people that have been away for months we stood up to hug and say hello. Instead of politely asking us to take our seats we were sharply told to "sit down" because a couple was finishing dinner at a table next to us. When confronted, the GM (who is supposed to be professional) raised her voice and spoke condescendingly to her customers. The couple moved to a different table to finish their desert. Here is the worst part: 1) on more than one occasion the GM was overheard talking negatively about our group to her servers AND 2) we offered to send drinks to the couple and were told by the GM "I think they're done with drinks," then we OFFERED TO PAY THEIR BILL and the GM refused to let us pay. The establishment had fantastic servers and a great owner - if you plan to attend and want a positive, non-judgmental experience do NOT give the GM a moment of your time. Her negativity was visible and her attitude was poor. We were a group of 20 professionals, not drunk and were there to order food and beverages, and had to deal with that?! Numerous people from our party have reported her lack of professionalism. I will not be dining there again. WE OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE MEALS OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO MOVED TABLES AND WERE RUDELY DENIED? Taking in the open about our group to other servers is absolutely disgraceful. They certainly got our money tonight but never again with a group!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I are new to the area and after an exhausting search for a Sunday football home we found the cornerstone pub. Extremely clean, excellent service, hospitable hands on owner, great bar food and a decent beer selection with a couple of taps that get changed out on a regular basis. They are doing a great job and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Tom M
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Manchester
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153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Ofzf the beaten track but good food and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Cornerstone is a bit off the beaten track. If you are on your way to eastern CT or Mass you may have passed it. Stop in food is quite good and reasonable. Fish and chips is fresh cod and plenty of it. I had a ruben which was very good. There are nightly specials. On the Thursday night we stopped in was quite crowed. Bonnie our waitress was personable and quite good. There was very little waiting time in spite of the crowd.. Good Martini and great selection of beers. I am sure you will enjoy the stop.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerald D
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