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About Epoch at The Exeter Inn

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.

Two Pine Street
Exeter, NH 03833
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, International, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Every day 7:00am-10:00am

Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:00pm;

Bar opens at 2pm until 10pm

Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Front Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 772-5901

Website:
http://www.epochrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the patio every Wednesday in the Summer featuring local artists.

Catering:
Onsite and offsite available call catering office at 603-772-5901 ext 401.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in this area of Exeter, onsite parking and street parking

Public Transit:
Within walking distance of Coastal Bus Stop and Amtrak Train.

Executive Chef:
Benjamin Chesley

Private Party Facilities:
For parties of 10 or more call to find out about our 5 private rooms for group of 10 to 130.

Private Party Contact:
Laura Sterritt: (603) 772-5901 ext. 401

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every day is a special event at Epoch. Whether your staying in house and joining us for breakfast or bringing a group for dinner on our patio. Please allow us to treat you with our farm to table menu and hosted events: wine dinners, private parties and and entertainment outdoors on the patio. Our Sunday brunch is a local favorite with a specialty brunch cocktails and seasonal menu.

Epoch at The Exeter Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Lunch was delightful, as always. You can not beat their tasty cup of soup and half a sandwich or a salad . Always a wonderful lunch time treat!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent brunch, the crispy home fries, $5 Mimosas a plus. We’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Busy when we arrived but despite the crowd, the service was attentive. Delicious food, too. Love the seared tuna.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Epoch Restaurant is consistently reliable, always good food and a very good waitstaff. Management checks in once during a meal, which is appreciated. Always a good "special" on the menu. This is our go-to restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great time at Sunday Brunch with 3 children and 3 adults. The service was great and the food was very good. Lovely restaurant in Exeter.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal, as usual!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Food was outstanding. Ordered restaurant weeks menu plus a few apps and all were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was great! We have been there several times and then and are very impressed!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very good food - attention to detail - service is excellent. Special place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had an awful experience. The manager took the food off the bill. The food was terrible. Under cooked scallops swimming in polenta soup. Awful! Over seasoned to the point it was inedible. Our waitress was rude and inattentive. I just would not recommend this restaurant. To many of the reviews even say the food is to salty.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences ever. Over an hour from order to appetizer coming out.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place never disappoints us! We always have delicious food and cocktails! Their burger is TO DIE FOR and they had Poutine as an appetizer which was delicious! We love french fries! Definitely recommend this spot!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Background noise from a DJ disrupted conversation at our table

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Consistently delicious food, fantastic service, and warm atmosphere - always a wonderful dining experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have stayed at Exeter Inn twice but never thought to eat at Epoch. We were turned off by the very out of date decor. Figured the food would match the ambiance. We were very pleasantly surprised! The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was good and the maitre 'd was very personable and attentive. It was a very busy weekend for the Inn (Exeter Academy parents weekend) but the entire experience was very good!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I dine here frequently and I am never disappointed. The atmosphere is perfect. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is fresh and beautifully prepared. The menu is interesting and creative. I often have trouble with my choices. Today I chose the New England BLT with lobster salad. It was all perfect. The home made bread perfectly toasted. The Applewood Bacon thickly cut and perfectly crisp. Fresh garden tomatoes. The lobster salad had huge pieces of lobster meat with a light dressing. It came with a side of home made hand cut potato chips. I also had a side of beet salad with goat cheese. Again, a perfect and fresh selection. I will be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We never are disappointed with the food or ambience here! The new menu items are delicious, like the mushroom ravioli, and the old menu items continue to be consistent, such as the fish and chips or the various salads. It's always delicious!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Epoch offered a complete dining experience to my family. I highly recommend this establishment!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The service was not good at all. We were there for at least twenty minutes before the pre dinner cocktails were delivered. Everything we had to eat was delicious with proper sized portions. When I worked in the restaurant business, we were told never to go anywhere empty handed - lots of empty hands at Epoch. When I made the reservation, I noted that it was an anniversary event - there was no mention of that by anyone at the restaurant. Would have been a nice touch.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 1, 2017

They have very good food at a reasonable price, just a short walk up from the center of Exeter. The scallop dish was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great place for friends to gather. Good brunch options nice place to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Well received and presented very quaint outdoor option very nice courtyard would return

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Disabled Access
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Lovely atmosphere in a quaint town. Prices were very reasonable and you could order smaller portions if you weren't very hungry.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My husband ordered the larger size of the shrimp risotto which was $25.00. This came with a pathetic amount of 4 smaller sized shrimp. He thought it very bland. Nothing else was included, which he did not realize. When asked about vegetable, he ordered asparagus, not knowing and was not told that this was not included and was $7.00. My food was fine but my martini was gross.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful service and ambiance

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Pros: Seasonal Monday night "Buck a Shuck" oysters. Friendly bar. Service in the dining room was excellent. Bread was warm and very good.

Cons - Food disappointing. Scallops were chewy and tough. Halibut in the special was overdone and dry.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Thank you for the complimentary champagne for our anniversary.....and unexpected treat.
The food was excellent as usual. We will continue to have our anniversary dinners here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good food, good service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent dinner for party of six. Varied menu delivered options for every palate with small and larger plates. Our friends have high food standards, one a culinary school grad, and all walked away entirely satisfied with our round of drinks in the bar and dinner served most capably by Megan.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I am a bit disappointed. I booked this restaurant for my immediate family to take my father to dinner to celebrate his 90th birthday - an event I specifically mentioned in the notes in my initial reservation. The restaurant apparently did not get the message, as there was no mention or recognition of the occasion at all during our meal. We did notice that another table received a birthday dessert and a recognition by the staff. Overall, fine, but not what we hoped when we booked.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Some of the best service ever. Most accommodating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The cheese plate was delicious, as was my cocktail. Just 2 suggestions about the ambiance- the fake plants are unattractive, and the bottom of the booths are in need of repair (the black material is badly chipped).
However, our server was pleasant and food was received quickly. We definitely will return for another visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We had a waitress, who must have been very inexperienced. She brought one of us the wrong meal, spilled half of my husband's on his pants, never cleared the table. Oh well, summer help is hard to find, I guess!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Highly recommend the sausage eggs benedict and the apple pancakes!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere in a quaint New Hampshire Inn. The staff is always spectacular and the menu is creative and diverse. The food is well done and consistent. A hidden gem!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Brought the family to Epoch at the Exeter Inn for a Father's Day breakfast. We were able to get a reservation for five at 9:15am the previous night The breakfast and service were outstanding including home made corned beef hash, a favorite of ours. The coffee was very good and everyone had positive comments on their breakfasts which included pancakes, breakfast sandwich and eggs and bacon and hash. For all five the bill was $86. The potatoes could be better. Overall we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always a pleasant dining experience! Lovely room to sit in for a spell, great and helpful waitstaff, bartender is a little slow so put your drink order in early :). Food is dependable, predictable - it's just too bad they took the fried chicken entrée off the menu for the summer :(

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

First time visiting, won't be the last. Met a friend for brunch and strictly chose the location due to the menu on Open Table. Our server was very attentive, bringing over a pot of coffee to begin the morning. We both decided on the New Hampshire omelette - which was thick and full of ingredients. The english muffins were larger than normal and grilled to perfection. Their hash brown potatoes tasted amazingly different. All the while, the server made her presence known, but wasn't annoying at all. Combined with the historic nature of the location - it made for a wonderful Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

My husband and I had been in for breakfast previously and wanted to try out the dinner dining experience. We were not disappointed. The food was terrific. We started with the spinach and artichoke skillet dip and it was very good. It actually got better as it cooled down as the cheese began to come together a little more so scooping was a dream. I ordered, and significantly enjoyed, the sirloin. I loved the blue cheese butter! The husband went for the short rib pappardelle and not once did he go for a knife to cut down any of the meat. We didn't indulge in any desserts that night, but we are definitely going to be back to do so soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Food, as always, was excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful. However, the service was very slow. We have dined here several times before and the service has always been slow. The kitchen is quite slow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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