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Epoch Restaurant & Bar

90 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2723
+1 603-778-3762
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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90 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2723
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We used to go here years ago and I had not been back for about 5 years. My husband and I got a gift card for Epoch and went. It was okay - we ordered a cheese dish to share - it was fine. For...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank allyna2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu hasn't seemed to change in the last 20 years. At least it was a good menu when they first put it out. Neither has the decor changed. This place is a 90's time capsule. Depending on who is working the bar you may...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Derek H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with thoughtful feedback. While, I am thrilled to know you love our location, building, and restaurant space, I am equally disappointed to hear your experience at our bar hasn't been consistent. We strive to provide all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience was wonderful. Service was beyond excellent Food was average at best expensive meal. Steak could have been ten times better salmon was ok very small serving portion. Expected a lot more quality of food for this type of establishment and for the priceMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TMC159
Derek H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While, I am thrilled to read you enjoyed both the ambiance and service, I am disappointed you did not find the food to be of the same caliber. I will certainly pass along your comments to our culinary team. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel terrible about writing this review. We didn't have any logistical problems with our visit, and we really wanted to enjoy the restaurant. This is strictly about how bad the food was. We wanted to try someplace new nearby, and with Restaurant Week we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Derek H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First, let me thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback regarding your recent dining experience with us. Certainly, we are disappointed we did not meet either yours or our own expectations. Our entire team works tirelessly to ensure each guest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and so wanted to love this place. Cool atmosphere and would enjoy sitting at bar for a drink on a cozy winter night. Dinner was meh. Ordered the lamb riblets and they were cold and fatty. Got the gnocchi for dinner and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank sue c
Derek H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. I know I speak for our entire team when I say we work tirelessly to provide each guest with a truly memorable experience. With that being said, I am certainly disappointed...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice, and the food is usually very good, but - unfortunately- the service is inconsistent at best, and terrible at times. Lots of staff turnover, as well. It’s too bad, it could be a real gem in town if this wasn’t the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank bern-chuck
Derek H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with important feedback regarding your recent experience at Epoch Restaurant. Our entire team takes a tremendous amount of pride in delivering a memorable dining experience to each guest. Unfortunately, we clearly fell short in...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

My son had an interview at Phillips Exeter and we ate at Epoch the night before...what a treat! I had the tuna, my son had the flat iron steak and my wife had the salmon. Everything was perfect! Even the raspberry sorbet was fantastic. Finally,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Exeter Inn gave us two free drink coupons when we checked in. So, we went down to the Epoch Bar to enjoy our drinks. We had a Southern Comfort Old Fashioned and a Rye Manhattan – both properly executed. They were delicious. The service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Exeter Inn hosted a lovely lunch for a very large group after a funeral service for a friend. Her husband asked me to help with the arrangements and all I had to do was place the call, Laura and her staff did the rest....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were seated at 5:15 p.m., the first guests to arrive. The menu offers good choices. The atmosphere is elegant. Service provided by Shawna was excellent. We were pleased with the smoky tomato bisque, the field green salad (with sliced peaches, candied pecans, goat cheese),...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 821anital
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31 May 2016|
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Response from 821anital | Reviewed this property |
A group of 15 had breakfast yesterday and the service given by Bonnie was excellent. She is a pro! Another group of 5 had left NIH last Wednesday. The service was fine.
2 December 2015|
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Response from Jo Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Do a Google search for the Exeter Inn. Scroll to the bottom of their home page, and you'll see "MENU."
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2723
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Stops in front of Inn Coast bus
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 603-778-3762
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at 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.
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