Fodor's Expert Review The Tavern At River's Edge
A convivial downtown gathering spot on the Exeter River, this downstairs tavern pulls in college students, suburbanites, and parents of prep-school kids. The place may be informal, but the kitchen turns out sophisticated meals. Start with sautéed ragout of mushrooms stewed in a marsala cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted shallots, garlic, and Asiago cheese, then move on to Moroccan salmon marinated in yogurt and fresh herbs. The bar serves lighter fare.
163 Water St.
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833, USA