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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.
Exeter, NH 03833
American, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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
90 Front Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on the patio every Wednesday in the Summer featuring local artists.
Onsite and offsite available call catering office at 603-772-5901 ext 401.
Plenty of parking in this area of Exeter, onsite parking and street parking
Within walking distance of Coastal Bus Stop and Amtrak Train.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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