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“Great food and staff”
Review of Cornerstone Pub

Cornerstone Pub
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Never disappointed staff is friendly and most efficient. This place is always packed. So expect a wait on almost every night. The owner Pete is great always walking around ask everyone how their visit is and thanks you for coming in. He also pitches in clearing & serving tables seating people what ever it takes. I really respect an owner like that.
The there are always good specials and soup of the day. Bar food and entrée s are of the best quality.

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you want good pub food,good drinks with a friendly and attentive staff then this is your place. I first came here about six months ago and have been back a few dozen times since. The Cornerstone is on the edge of a rural community and is really one of two like places in the area so it gets packed especially on friday nights. I usually sit at the bar and have been greeted warmly by a beautiful member of their staff who is professional in every sense of the word. Your glass doesn't stay empty for long but yet they don't push it. Whomever trained these young ladies definately knows what he/she is doing. They have great specials and a wide array of wine and beverages. Most of the menu items are generously portioned at a typical price. The specials are usually the way to go. for example, the last time I was there they had a lobster roll special that was a deal! 15USD and packed with all lobster, no fillers like celery and mayonnaise. They were sold out by 6PM! Other winners include the pizza, clam chowder, meatball and Italian grinders. Really you can't lose here and by the amount of cars in the lot many others agree.

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Thank sigichloe
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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!

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1  Thank Mike G
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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.

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2  Thank Starsstripes123
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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!

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4  Thank JordyAlleston
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