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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 1000
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
44 Allen Rd
phone: (207) 925-3200
(Place added by: DarkStar2222 on 08-16-2005)
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Reviews by Kinsman:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Made another visit today and had a much better experience so I decided to re-review. Will leave my old review simply for reference.
My brother and his friend joined me after work today for a trip over. Late afternoon, in between dinner and lunch presented us with a relatively empty dining area. We were quickly seated and given plenty of time to peruse through the selection, which as always, was amazing. We all had burgers, and even though it can be hard to say much about the quality of found based on burgers, we were all more than just satisfied.
Following the meal we were allowed to sit and enjoy our drinks as the waitress could tell that we came to drink good beer. Eventually she asked us if we would want to go into the cellar with Chris, which we obviously said yes to. Down there we had a great conversation with him and came out with a great sampling.
Overall, I find this place to be a bit odd with it's location and atmosphere. Many people walk in there without realizing what they are getting into, so it's not as beer-geek centric as you would expect. However, with the beer-geeks that do show up, they seem more than willing to share and talk with you about beer all day long.
Was living relatively nearby in Pinkham Notch for the summer and finally had the chance to make it over.
Ebenezer's is a great place, no doubt about it, but it wasn't quite what I expected. The beer selection was amazing, and thats what really matters, but bad timing on my part led to a less than ideal visit.
First, a large party of what appeared to be members of the country club, was occupying almost the whole restaurant and all the wait staff, which wasn't very welcoming for other visitors. Additionally, it being a sunny summer weekend afternoon in the White Mountains, I should have known there would have been a lot of bikers. So, while the first large party cleared out, the restaurant was quickly filled again with a bunch of old biker guys and their wives and their Michelob Ultras. Again, not very welcoming for anyone else.
Overall, I'd give the place another try, and hopefully have better timing.
08-27-2010 02:39:39 |
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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Great selection of draft Belgium's you won't find too many places, except maybe in Bruges. Lots to choose from, with the true sour Lambics, IPA's, Dubbels, Tripel’s, Strongs and Saisons, you get the picture. The staff is somewhat knowledgeable, well, much better in past visits. The owners were not on site the day we visited and I think they were short staffed. I went with several friends to have some appetizers and some special beer and take in the Patriots game. It turned out to be a complete sh*t show!
Took at least a half hour to get a drink, by that point everyone was annoyed. The last time at Ebenezer’s we experience very slow service, but chalked it up as being in Maine, “can’t get there from here”. This was the straw that broke the camel’s preverbal back, I will not go back to this establishment unless the owner calls me to tell me he has just tapped a new keg of Black Albert and are not serving it until I arrive. Truly the owners need to hire Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue to straighten this place out. The bathroom looked like an old frat house bathroom I may have visited a few times, doesn’t say much for cleanliness. I always check the bathroom in a bar/restaurant, good indicator of what the kitchen will look like, never ordered food in fear it would arrive the day after.
We received a first beer, slugged it down as if we were playing a good game of quarters and paid the bill and left. As I see it, we would have spent all afternoon there enjoying the fine selection of beers and some food. They lost out on a lot of money, but maybe they don’t really care. Sorry Ebenezer’s, I won’t be back and neither will 12 of my friends. This visit took place on Octover 13th 2013.
10-15-2013 16:18:47 |
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10-11-2013 01:46:26 |
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 1.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
I have been here several times now. The selection here is top tier, but a tad pricey. Not a big deal considering where it is located. A lot of one off Belgians on tap where you will only find at a few other places around the country at best. Always some great local beer on tap too. A decent bottle selection for purchase in the cooler. The real gems of this place are in the cellar, but are available at the owners discretion. There is a really nice atmosphere here as well. Lots of beer swag decorate this place, and basically anyone who goes here enjoys good beer. The food here is great
My only complaint here is the service. Each time I have been it has been terrible. Waitresses disappearing for long periods of time. Waiting almost 20 minutes to get the beer I order can get annoying. I was at this years Belgian Beer Festival for Great Thirst event, and my party was served our dinner without utensils, and napkins. We had to ask twice, and wait over 15 minutes to get some. I know they can busy, but really? I have been at busier bars and seen better service.
I'll definitely be back when I am in the area, which is a few time a year but I find that the service can be really frustrating.
10-08-2013 21:07:04 |
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More by mcintire78
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
If you like Belgian Beer, this place is one of the best in the North East, it is definitely the best spot in Maine and New Hampshire. The volume and rarity of what is offered on tap is amazing. In some cases, I would be surprised if another place had a keg of the same stuff. Their bottle selection is also amazing. They will amost surely have something you have not seen before.
The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They can recommend something on draft tailored to what you are looking for.
The food is good and portions are generous. Since the beer selectionis is outstanding, the one thing you will notice is that the food is not quite as up to par as compared to the beer. It is the one thing that could be improved upon to get to the next highest level. But again, the food is good.
Another thing that would help the bar out is to have a list of bottled beers offered when the draft list is offered. A lot of the beer is so obscure, you may not recognize the bottle even though the bottles are clearly visible behind the bar.
Atmosphere is good and the custom tap handles are a really cool feature. It appears the draft system is not well balanced for certain styles as many brews seem to be over carbonated during the pour...requiring a pause in the delivery of libations. This a nitpick on my part.
Overall, an outstanding place with good food and excellent beer. When you get this close to perfection, its easy to nitpick, which is what I probably have done in this review, but trust me when I say nitpick, because this place is a rare gem.
09-15-2013 12:46:58 |
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