Delectable Exeter, NH Restaurant Options Await at Epoch Restaurant & Bar

Savor the bounty of the New England seacoast and countryside at Epoch Restaurant & Bar, the award-winning restaurant at The Exeter Inn. Led by Executive Chef Ben Chesley, the restaurant offers the perfect combination of worldly sophistication and casual elegance.

Scallaps at Epoch restaurant

Dine in the casual yet intimate dining room or on the garden patio overlooking The Inn’s courtyard and gazebo (open seasonally). Sample a diverse menu of “New England/New American Cuisine,” which emphasizes a market-driven, farm-to-table philosophy focusing on simple recipes and fresh, locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce. Epoch’s extensive wine list has been awarded Wine Spectator’s prestigious Award of Excellence five consecutive years and showcases a diversity of varietals and vintages to complement your meal.

Specialty Cocktails at Epoch Restaurant

Before dining or when unwinding with friends, be sure to join us in the cozy yet modern Epoch Bar for cocktails, light bites or a cheese tasting. Happy Hour specials are offered daily from 3-6pm & 9PM-Close.

Epoch Restaurant & Bar Hours

Always Open on Mondays!

Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:00 am daily

Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm 

Epoch Bar: 11:30 am to Close - Daily

Bar Menu:  Monday – Saturday 11:30 am -Close  Sunday, 2:00pm-Close

Happy Hour: Tuesday - Thursday 3:00-6:00PM and 9:00PM - Close

To learn more,please vist the Epoch Restaurant & Bar Website


Our second visit to Epoch was wonderful. We sat outside on the porch which was perfect on a warm summer evening. The service throughout the meal from our waitress and the manager was outstanding, both friendly and attentive. We started with oysters which were fresh and beautifully presented, the finely shaved horseradish was a unique touch. For starters we had Shanghai calamari and mussels in a beer broth. The calamari was tender and flavorful, a very generous serving. Mussels in beer were new to us and an interesting taste. For mains we had the rib eye steak and pan seared duck. The steak tasted very good if a little fatty. While the parmesan frites were ok we wished we had ordered the duck fat fingerlings instead. The duck was cooked perfectly and extremely tender. For desert we shared the wild berry tart which was excellent and once again a very generous serving. We felt like we had been treated to a special evening and look forward to returning to Epoch in the near future.

Trace, Hampton NH

I had a wonderful experience at Epoch. The interior is gorgeous, and very appealing. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable. The service was quick without feeling rushed, and the food was amazing! I will definitely be returning to Epoch frequently both for dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Ana, Portsmouth, NH

“Well worth the trip.”
We had the opportunity to dine at Epoch in late September for an anniversary dinner with 2 other couples. After talking about trying Epoch for over a year we finally made it and it was totally worth the 40 minute drive from our house. We were seated at a round table in the corner of the dining room which was perfect for conversation. We received prompt and excellent service. We enjoyed a cocktail from their unique cocktail menu before dinner and then enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. As a table we shared the fried calamari and crab cakes and both were delicious, however, the calamari was out of this world. A huge positive for me is that they offer half portion dinners. I chose the pan seared scallops served over a fresh vegetable hash. This dish was also delicious, especially the hash which was made with locally grown produce. The only problem with half portions in this case is that it was so good I wanted more. Thankfully I left room for dessert and I had the opportunity to try a few, first was the seasonal pumpkin ice cream from a local creamery which was very tasty and the other was the flourless chocolate cake which was outstanding. From beginning to end our experience at Epoch was exceptional. The service combined with the atmosphere, drinks and delicious food made our anniversary dinner a memorable one.

-New Hampshire



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