Epoch at The Exeter Inn

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633 reviews
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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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Happy Hour 3/4/5

Join us daily from 3pm to 6pm for Exeter’s best happy hour! $3 Draft Beers, $4 House Wines, $5 Well Drinks and 50% off our Small Plates section.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 27, 2018

Ends: November 28, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at Epoch Restaurant with our Brunch Buffet. Adults $49.99 and Kids 12 and Under $14.99. Book Today!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter at Epoch Restaurant with an Easter Brunch Buffet. Adults $49.99 and Kids 12 and Under $14.99. Book Today!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 633 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little hidden gem! I've seen Epoch pop up in searches before, but I'm so glad we gave it a try this time. Great intimate atmosphere, small but delicious menu, and wonderful service. We will be back!

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JM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Tasting Menus are great! I especially liked the Chicken Croquet with green buffalo sauce paired with the 9seafood) Voodoo stew.

the wine list is perfect, as well!

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Tim was wonderful, absolutely great service!

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was great, even tho it was very crowded. This is a fun place for dinner - a mix of locals and students with their parents and grandparents. Not to be missed!

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SP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. In particular the cheese plate and stew.

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s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hadn't been for a year. menu was very creative and all staff were super open with communications (including the chef).

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable dinner at Epoch on Friday evening. Good variety on the menu, professional wait staff, nice environment. Will go back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our server was the best, and the food was excellent!

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MP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epoch, at the Exeter Inn in Exeter, Nh is an intimate offering with excellent apps and entrees. In the spring, there is also a lovely patio for a pre-dinner drink.

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SP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was amazing. Excellent sides and specials were great.

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED Epock at The Exeter Inn! Staff was friendly, meal came out quickly and was absolutely delicious.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my in-laws for the first time. Everyone loved everything about this restaurant. It was the perfect place for a quiet lunch with a small group.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Not so great

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WD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in our area, by far. Double-cut pork chops were great - had a fantastic glaze.
Bill DuVall

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner staff was great food was delicious would recommend. Worth the drive .

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JM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new 'Tasting Menu' is great, very inspired! Exceilent food, every time we come!

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

As we are local and have eaten at the Inn on multiple occasions over multiple years. it was surprising how bland/bad the food was. It stated with the bread basket, Olive Bread? A Caesar Salad that was bland, zero flavor. We have in the past ordered dessert but based on the meal, why take the chance. I have used Open Table for 3 years and this is the first time I have written a response.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mushroom Melt Toast - yum! ............
........yum

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They did not have enough help. After sitting down and then ordering our food, we waited for more than an hour before we decided to leave. We left cash for 1 soup and 1 beer plus a few extra dollars. There were many unhappy patrons. Wrong cocktail being made wrong two times, no bread brought to many, the bill trying to be paid, but no one picking it up! Sad, but also annoying when you pan a special night out! If there is not enough help, do not accept so many reservations! You can’t have it both ways, truly disappointing!

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Valentine’s Day dinner. The fixed menu had some items that were not good and served cold. Over priced charged for what was served

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Our food was undercooked and we got serval wrong orders. The valentine's menu was absolutely horrible. Even having made a reservation the host didn't have our names on the list.

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VL
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very special Valentines Day dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. The evening couldn’t have been any better. As always the food and the entire staff were wonderful. We have never had a bad experience at Epoch. Thank you all for making our evening very special.

Epoch at The Exeter Inn
Responded on February 17, 2019

Vern, It was great to see you again! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate the kind words ! I will pass them along to the staff! Thanks again! Kieran

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was very poor
Can tell that staff was not trained properly
When you pay premium for Valentines Day dinner one expects something extra in return
Will not come back again

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have been here several times for brunch and loved it. I have to say, Valentine’s Day dinner was terrible. The food was cold and not that palatable. Portions were also very small. Very long wait time between courses. At least my company was amazing so it just became a joke. We paid almost $250 and left hungry. Disappointing. We will stick to brunch in the future.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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MP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, Epoch Restaurant at the Exeter Inn (In Exeter, NH) has a non-typical menu. The chefs preparation is usually very good and atmosphere upscale.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the ambience with great service and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The overall experience was good. the salad was over dressed. The drinks were generous. We were sitting at our table for almost an hour before any food was brought to us. We had to ask for bread after the salad was brought. The appetizer arrived with the salad. The dinners were good but not generous. Overall if the attention to detail was better, the experience would have been better.

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RD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only negative comment I can say is the lunch menu is very limited. The beef short rib stew was amazingly flavorable. Every item ordered was tasty.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to like this place, however, it wasn't meant to be. From a flavorless, watery, Caesar salad to a flavorless tempura (they called it a fritto misto) it was just a downslide of mediocre to bad food. The entrees were no better. Service was okay and attentive for the most part, however, I find it unacceptable to be given to go boxes to pack up myself at the table. This is supposed to be a better restaurant, take it to the back or the server station and pack it up, please. All in all, just save yourself the disappointment and avoid the place. High ceilings with no sound dampening mechanisms added to the din.

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k
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we've had dinner here since they got a new chef. We were very pleased. I loved the grilled salmon, and my husband really enjoyed the monkfish.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. Waitress was very attentive, leaving us with a well cared for feeling. Would highly recommend for any special occasion.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My companion and I had a very leisurely lunch. The restaurant was quiet, which we appreciated since it is hard for older people to hear in crowded, noisy restaurants. The food was excellent and service was prompt and attentive.

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C
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Met our “earliest-open, nearest” requirements. Nothing to write home about.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epoch has a great menu and a very enjoyable Sunday brunch. Bar area is on the small size but very intimate Adult beverages are a healthy portion and they also serve several local craft beers on tap. Nice place for a dinner or family function. I highly recommend The Epoch Restaurant. Always a good time, good food, and pleasant atmosphere.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came for what we'd heard was the best burger in Exeter and we did not leave disappoionted.

We found the menu interesting, although it is not up to date online. With distant overhead lighting in the dining room, we found the ambiance lacked intimacy; Being in the spotlight is great on stage, less so at dinner. Still, we had an excellent meal and will happily return at some point. The burgers in particular are excellent. The beef is clearly fresh and high quality, and the toppings are not skimped on and if I recall correctly, locally sourced. Worth the trip, without a doubt.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It was our one year wedding anniversary and we waited 20 minutes after being seated to even have someone come over. I had to tell the hostess nobody came over. It was embarrassing to try and have a nice dinner with my wife to celebrate and have subpar service.

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great time I only wish that they helped us out more with dairy free options as my boyfriend cannot eat dairy. Instead, we paid a lot of money for half of the food being something he can't eat. I had to return my steak back 3x as I requested medium well. It was very, very rare almost all of the times.

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KJ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for New Year's Eve (2019) which offered a pre-fixe menu. The food was very good, however, the entrees were the size of appetizers. My husband ordered the tenderloin. The portion was approximately 3 oz., and the potatoes were the size of a butter pat which was under the tenderloin. There were 2 asparagus on the side. We have been to Epoch before for New Year's Eve when they offered their full menu which was excellent. The inn is lovely, but we felt like we had a selection of appetizers for dinner rather than a regular size entrée. I ordered the scallops, which were delicious, however, there were only 4 very small pieces.

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DB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, just wish helpings we a bit larger.

Food was very very good

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