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“Valentine's Day at Epoch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Epoch Restaurant & Bar

Epoch Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Transit: Stops in front of Inn Coast bus
Description: 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.
Nottingham, New Hampshire
1 review
“Valentine's Day at Epoch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Had an excellent time at Epoch last night. Everything was just right - outstanding food and menu including a Valentine's tasting menu, friendly and attentive service, and the dining room and bar were buzzing with energy from guests and staff.

The scallops were outstanding as was the chicken entree with fried chicken livers and root vegetables. We did not choose the tasting menu as we were dining a bit late but we did sample the special dessert comprised of a layer of baked meringue topped with caramelized dried cherries, fresh made chocolate ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bchesleynh
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James H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 20 February 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the opportunity to share your experience with the online community. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Epoch. It was a great occasion and our staff too were delighted and thrilled by the energy of the room and the fun had by those who came out to dine with us.

Please be sure to follow our website closely as we are working on some great promotions for this spring.

We hope to see you back soon.

Regards,

James Hocking
General Manager
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  • English first
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English first
Winston-Salem
Level Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Attractive setting, delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013 via mobile

I recently enjoyed a late evening dinner at the bar with a friend. The kitchen closes at nine on Monday nights, but they were still willing to serve bar food slightly after 9. It was the best "barfood" I've ever experienced. They had a diverse selection of items, from lobster rolls, to gourmet burgers with fancy cheeses, etc. I had the fish and chips. They were perfectly moist and the batter was absolutely delicious and flaky. The fries were seasoned with pepper and salt and very tasty - just the right texture. They also had a great selection of local beers on tap.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank barbebass
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James H, General Manager at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us on this occasion. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We take great pride in offering a unique bar option at Epoch and we are also open to receiving new and fun ideas from our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards,

James Hocking
General Manager
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East Kingston, NH
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just OK.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

My husband and I recently had dinner there for a "date night". The decor is very nice, however, it was a freezing cold night and every time someone came in the door, we got a frigid blast of cold air. Not pleasant. Service was ok. Our server was very nice, but not really on the ball. The bread basket was a disapointment. Two bread sticks, two crackers and two nice rolls. Not warm, not enough. The salad did not come with a meal, and it was nine dollars for a wedge of iceberg, with some blue cheese and nuts on the side. Dinner was so so. I had a steak, asked for it to be med well. It was charred on the outside but strangley red on the top of the meat and brown on the bottom inside. My husbands food was good. Food very pricey. We don't mind paying top dollar, IF everything is done top shelf and it sadly was not. Probably would not return unless someone else was paying.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank James K
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Went to dinner with people from work, and we had such a wonderful meal. Chef Peter Agostinelli did and outstanding job,and our wonderful server Greg took great care of us. James Hocking the General Manager, made all of us feel welcome. He has put together a wonderful team at the Exeter Inn.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MontyE_11
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Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“poor and unprofessional service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Went for New Years eve dinner,
There was a cold air vent coming in next to the table that we had to cover with a menu.
Our waitress showed up 20 minutes later , we ordered, then she took off to get a wine list, we waited in vain so i went to the bar and bought two glasses of wine .
Meantime the table next to us that arrived 10 minutes after us had finished their first course.
A kitchen staff member brought our starter, when we wanted another glass of wine with our main course, I had to go back to the bar to buy wine and bring it to the table.
Now I understand that it is busy, but the manager should have allowed for that and brought on competent service staff to cater to the guests.
Incidentally the 2 glasses of wine at the bar came to $16 whereas the menu had a rate per glass for the same wine at $12 a glass, so by serving ourselves we saved $4 a glass.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jchd
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