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Epoch at The Exeter Inn

531 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(603) 772-5901
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Benjamin Chesley
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Private party facilities
For parties of 10 or more call to find out about our 5 private rooms for group of 10 to 130.
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Private party contact
Laura Sterritt: (603) 772-5901 ext. 401
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Onsite and offsite available call catering office at 603-772-5901 ext 401.
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Cross street
90 Front Street
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in this area of Exeter, onsite parking and street parking
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Public transit
Within walking distance of Coastal Bus Stop and Amtrak Train.
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Live music on the patio every Wednesday in the Summer featuring local artists.
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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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 531 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Special occasion dinner.
Table was long and narrow. Felt like we were dining with the table next to us. Nearly impossible to have a private conversation.
Waitress was unpersonable and unattentive. No bread or extra water.
Salmon entree was very good but small and pricey. Steak was good and cooked to order.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good and came out hot and in a timely fashion despite being Valentine's Day and extremely crowded. We arrived 45 minutes early expecting to wait at the bar for a glass of wine. The maître de was able to fit us in immediately without having to wait at all. Limited menu and fixed price for the evening but the entree choices were diverse as were the other two courses.

HarryP (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Chose Epoch for a special Valentines Day dinner. The meal options were preset but the choices were all interesting. We both enjoyed what we ordered; the lamb was the best I have ever had. Management was around regularly to see that all was well. Pricey but worth it.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good. Did not blow me away.
Our waitress was very good but the food runner was subpar. Brought our entree and did not clear our bread or appetizer plates. We had no room in the table and my entree plate was half in my lap. As soon as our waitress saw this it was rectified.
The cocktails were ok. The bigger issue was for $13 I would expect A FULL DRINK. both my husband and had half glass cocktails over ice. Not worth $13.
Ambiance was very nice. And even on a busy Friday it felt cozy and relaxed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal. We’ve been quite a few times and have never been disappointed in the food. Compliments to the chef!

3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Our food was amazing, however our bartender was terrible. Bad attitude. Bad service, overheard her gossiping about us to a coworker. Will not return as long as she's there...I think her name was Stacey. Thin, older, brown hair.

vipSusanB (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived for our reservation and NO ONE was in the restaurant or the bar area. No bartender, host/hostess or waitstaff. No customers- obviously they were not open.
Checked with the front desk of the Exeter Inn and the receptionist “didn’t know”. Found another great restaurant for lunch in Exeter

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our first kid-free New Year's Eve in years and we wanted a romantic, quiet dinner. Too bad there was a wedding happening in the next room and it was VERY loud. I'm all for a fun wedding, but maybe get better sound-proofing or warn dinner guests that there is an event happening when the reservations are made? If we didn't have to deal with the thumping sound like we were at a rave, it would have been a very romantic dinner. If we had known there was a wedding happening, we would have eaten somewhere else that night. Also, my husband ordered the crab cake appetizer for $8 and it was one tiny crab cake barely bigger than a silver dollar - not worth it. On a good note, I had the sweet potato bisque which was delicious and we enjoyed our entrees (salmon and flank steak).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Poor experience, would not do it again. Bad service , leaking ceiling.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Exeter in the service and the food was outstanding

vipSusanB (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

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!

BetseyM (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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

vipSusanB (New England)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.