Stages at One Washington

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242 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Located just 10 minutes from Portsmouth and tucked away on the third floor of the historic Washington St. mill in Dover. Stages serves Progressive New England cuisine, focusing on foods that are farmed, foraged, and fished from within New England. Chef Evan Hennessey offers an array of flavors, sometimes familiar and sometimes unexpected, mixed with a variety of temperatures, textures and techniques all to create palette pleasing dishes.
Our 6 seat Kitchen Table is a unique and interactive experience, as you can watch and talk with the chefs preparing each course. We offer a constantly changing 9-11 course tasting menu for $120/person, an optional wine pairing for $65/person, as well as a full wine and beer list.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
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CristinT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredibly memorable dining experience. The tasting menu was packed with bold and innovative flavor combinations that were meticulously executed. The cocktails were also excellent and unique with balanced flavor profiles. Informal and intimate seating in the kitchen made the whole experience very interesting.

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Blivet
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unique dining experiences I have ever had. Food was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. Loved watching the chef and his team work.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was one of a kind. The food involved many different flavors that you might not experience unless you give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible meal! I am home visiting from San Francisco and this meal was unreal! I recommend to anyone to try this place. Can’t say enough good things about it. Service, food, drinks, the people, the experience! Immaculate

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and unique dining experience!

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Catherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a very long time!! We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect evening. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing.

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CT100
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative menu, definitely worth trying out. My spouse loved it and is going back with a family friend, I liked it a lot but my tastes tend to be more traditional so I'm on the fence about a repeat visit.

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NathanV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience me and my wife have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very quiet, intimate setting with only six diners being hand served by the chef, the most amazing food we have ever eaten! Amazing experience all the way around and I look forward to going back for another special occasion/date.

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JanineT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had! It's defintely a special occasion restaurant but what a great experience.

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EmilyR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef and staff at Stages are exceptional. The quality and creativity of food were spectacular. We will definitely return to celebrate special occasions!

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PollyJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a unique experience with an extremely talented chef. Highly recommended if you are looking for a special date night.

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LindaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was outstanding! very unique flavors and combinations
our taste buds were exploding with flavor

we loved that he had a student mentoring. we’ll definitely go back

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KimberleeW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stages is an amazing and intimate experience. I’m a vegetarian and Evan did an amazing job catering to my dietary restrictions while giving other guests a “meat” experience. My versions were comparable and delicious! We had so much fun and will never forget this experience!

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PattiG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stages is the perfect Stage for any intimate event ... each of the eight courses were prepared with great care, creativity and class. The presentations were gorgeous and beautifully matched by the incredible range of flavors. My husband has sinus issues so has limited taste and his palate was so pleased he kept commenting that he can taste and it all tasted so amazing! We felt like we were in a big city 5 star restaurant yet, we didn't have to travel. We're looking forward to sharing our next special occasion with Evan and his crew.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always and Evan is super nice and helpful

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SarahJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!! Such a treat of an experience!

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AnnaB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time, and we were amazed that one person could do so much! I imagine things are a little different during COVID times, but we felt safe and had an exception time! The highlights for me were the lobster course with garbanzo beans, hazelnuts, and a coffee-infused sauce & the beef course was perfectly prepared and tender. Also a shout out to the chef’s daughter who came up with the final dessert: cookies with warm lavender-infused milk. Very comforting way to end a meal!

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MeganT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one if not the best food experience I have ever had! I took my husband here to celebrate his 40th birthday and he was blown away be the entire experience! Chef Evan is beyond talented!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Evan is a true artist - presentation, taste, the combination of flavors = a true Five Star Experience

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TrevorB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of the best, most creative meals I’ve ever eaten. A wonderful experience, my wife and I will definitely return!

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lisaanne
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time dining at Stages, and somehow it just gets better every time! Chef Evan’s dishes are not only delicious, they are each a piece of art, and it’s a privilege to be invited into his space to watch him create each one with such care & finesse. The anticipation of each first bite is like opening one special gift after another on Christmas morning. And never being disappointed. It’s always an honor to dine at Stages!

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RafaelF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Evan was a great host and the food was fab. Great presentation and creative flavors!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to start... Wow, what a great meal. We were seated at the Chef's Table and could interact with Chef Evan as he gracefully prepared our meal. Truly as much a show as a meal. And what a meal. Dang. Easily in the top 5 in my lifetime, probably more like top 3. He graciously shared his knowledge and was happy to explain questions we had about the food or prep. During these COVID times, there was us and one other couple at the Chef's Table, so a very intimate experience, like a top Chef was prepping food basically just for us... and well, that's exactly what it's all about. The food was daring and amazing, in presentation and flavor profiles. Service was well-paced, and attentive, to say the least. My partner very much enjoyed the wine pairing and would recommend it. Can't say enough good about the food, experience, and Chef Evan's consummate professionalism, paired with casual conversation. If there's one upshot to restrictions dining out, it's that experiences like this are magnified and appreciated. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation at Stages now.

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LR17
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stages is not dinner - it is a dining experience. There is nothing like it that I've seen, and one of our guests said that "it was the best meal I think I've ever eaten". Chef Hennessey is amazing, and this is literally a seat at the Chef's counter so you can see everything prepared and served. Add on the wine flight for an even bigger experience.

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Nammy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors. Tiny bit pricey for the ingredients used.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and hat’s off to Chef Evan!!

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TimD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give 6 stars if I could. Evan is an amazing chef and it’s not an exaggeration to say that we felt like we were on chopped (minus the crazy stressful cooking part) save up and get dinner with wine tastings here-totally worth it!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend there to celebrate his birthday - The plates Evan made were beyond expectations, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, it was the best dining experience we have ever had. If you go in with an open mind and an empty stomach, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for a lovely night, Evan!

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KurtC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great concept dining in the kitchen while watching Chef Evan Hennessey create exceptional dishes. We enjoyed every course and each wine pairing he selected to pair with the menu. The food was impeccable! The only thing I would recommend is a bit more wine served with each pairing. I found myself wanting more with every course. For $65/pp the wine pairing should have flowed more freely. We will return for sure, it's well worth the experience.

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Kathleen
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dishes created, prepared and presented by Chopped winner and James Beard semi-finalist Evan Hennessey. An amazing culinary experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very delightful and intimate dining experience. Covid precautions handled very well.

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RylandK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative cuisine in an intimate setting.

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ForeverFresh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience i ever had!! Evan was amazing took my girlfriend for her birthday she's been raving about it now the whole family wants in . Must try if you haven't already

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A True Culinary Experience!
Highly Recommend this Gem in Dover NH - Chef Evan will not disappoint 👍 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great and personal experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant and experience. The food was out of this world! The chef is very nice, welcoming and a pure genius. You will not be disappointed!

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Hall
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing and one of the most memorial dining experiences one could ever have. Would encourage people who are worried about COVID to go since they only seat one party at a time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Not only is Chef Evan a prodigy in the kitchen but he also provides unbelievable service and you can tell he has a passion for what he does at Stages. More than satisfied with every course, worth every penny.

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KimH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly one of the best restaurants I have ever been too! Evan is fantastic! Highly recommend this experience! And it is an experience, not just dinner!

FAQs

Stages at One Washington is rated 5 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.