Savoring great food and enjoying romantic nights out is one of the best parts of any getaway. Luckily, when you stay with us at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast, you’ll have access to two of the best restaurants in Exeter, NH. Ambrose restaurant is owned and operated directly by the Inn at the Bandstand, while in a separate, attached part of our building, you’ll find the popular Otis. Restaurant.
Both offer unique menus that highlight the seasonal freshness of the Seacoast of New Hampshire and are considered the best restaurants in Exeter, NH. Though the meals you’ll enjoy at these restaurants in Exeter, NH will truly be exceptional, it’s an added perk that they are located right here at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. Reservations are always highly recommended, but you won’t have to travel far to get there!
The Inn by the Bandstand offers unique and elegant accommodations and easily ranks as one of the best places to stay on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. We’re located in the heart of downtown Exeter, NH, just down the street from the Philip Exeter Academy and 20 minutes away from Portsmouth. The understated elegance of our Federal Style Inn will leave you breathless and have you feeling right at home within minutes. It’s the perfect place to getaway! Book your room at our elegant New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast today!
The Best Restaurants in Exeter, NH
Though there are several wonderful restaurants in Exeter, there is nothing quite like the Tapas-style Ambrose Restaurant and the modern-American cuisine at Otis Restaurant. These exquisite restaurants in Exeter are located right here at the Inn by the Bandstand, offering our guests and the general public two incredible choices right in the heart of downtown Exeter, NH.
Ambrose Restaurant, owned by and operated within the Inn by the Bandstand, is one of the most celebrated new restaurants in Exeter. This Tapas-style restaurant is headed up by Chef Stanley Ornaldo Orantes, who has worked at heralded Boston restaurants like Ostra, Cultivar, and Ecco. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy an evening of inspired dishes and delightful cocktails.
The focus at Ambrose is on seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and creative small plates that are meant to be shared. On the menu, you’ll find a delicious range of foods, including traditional Salvadorian specialties, along with plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails. Diners are invited into the elegant dining room overlooking downtown Exeter, but you can also opt to dine al fresco on the beautiful garden patio.
Once seated at Ambrose, you’ll be treated to exceptional service with a fun, friendly, and welcoming vibe while your small plates are brought to you at a steady and comfortable place. There’s nothing quite like it on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. One evening with us is all it will take to see why this has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Exeter.
While dinner is exceptional at Ambrose, you can also enjoy a Saturday or Sunday morning brunch at this delightful space. Breakfast is also available for our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast guests by request. Like dinner, you can expect an unforgettable meal and fantastic service.
Otis. Restaurant leases space from the Inn at the Bandstand and is run by chef and owner Lee Frank. This building originally housed the Sleeper Jewelry Store and today provides a casual, intimate space for what has long been recognized as one of the best restaurants in Exeter. Otis. Restaurant serves dinner Thursday – Saturday, with two seatings: One at 5:30 pm and the other at 7:30 pm.
Given the creative and seasonal nature of the food at Otis. Restaurant, the menu is ever-evolving. Even so, it’s also simple, elegant, and absolutely divine. Opt for a table overlooking the historic Bandstand, or choose a table at the intimate chef’s counter. Once seated at your table, you’ll be treated to a pre-fixe 5-course tasting menu. You get a choice between two items for each of the five courses, so there’s sure to be something here for everyone.
The Best Place to Stay on the Seacoast of New Hampshire
High-end dining isn’t always available in small towns, but these two exquisite restaurants in Exeter are putting this charming Seacoast town on the map. This summer is the perfect time to get away for a few refreshing days on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, enjoying all this unique and beautiful area offers – not least of which are a few great meals at these exceptional restaurants in Exeter.
While exploring the area, find a welcoming home away from home in our relaxed yet upscale New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. From the moment you first arrive at our Federal-style 1809 mansion, you’ll be swept away to a bygone era, replete with the gilded elegance of New England’s storied past. Your stay will be anything but stuffy, though.
Not only is the Inn part of the luxury Select Registry group of boutique properties, but it’s also one of the few Four Diamond, AAA-rated venues in New Hampshire. Inside, you’ll find several elegant common areas and eight stunning guest rooms. Each guest room is outfitted with luxurious amenities, antiques, fine art, and the creature comforts you crave from home. There are two large suites, each with a king bed and two twin beds in a separate room, two junior suites with king beds, and four rooms with queen beds, two of which are on the top floor and have kitchenettes. Seven of the guest rooms feature a working fireplace.
Unlike at home, you’ll be treated to our award-winning hospitality, including our concierge service. Whether you’re looking for help planning itineraries and day trips, arranging car services, or making dinner reservations, we’re happy to help you curate the perfect getaway. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why the Inn by the Bandstand is rated as one of the best places to stay on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Are you ready to join us this summer? Book your room today!