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Stages at One Washington, Dover, NH

Stages at One Washington

4.7
4.7
257 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Located just 10 minutes from Portsmouth and tucked away on the third floor of the historic Washington St. mill in Dover. Stages serves Progressive New England cuisine, focusing on foods that are farmed, foraged, and fished from within New England. Chef Evan Hennessey offers an array of flavors, sometimes familiar and sometimes unexpected, mixed with a variety of temperatures, textures and techniques all to create palette pleasing dishes.
Our 6 seat Kitchen Table is a unique and interactive experience, as you can watch and talk with the chefs preparing each course. We offer a constantly changing 9-11 course tasting menu for $120/person, an optional wine pairing for $65/person, as well as a full wine and beer list.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, European, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (603) 842-4077

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Evan Hennessey

  • Area

    Dover

  • Cross Street

    Main St.

  • Parking Details

    Parking is readily available in any spot around the mill after 5pm. Additionally, there is metered street parking in the front of the mill building .

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

We serve a constantly evolving tasting menu of 8-10 courses which consists of ingredients from the farm and from our walks outdoors. Our menu reflects what we feel best represents New Hampshire right now. We ask you to join us on an adventure for your palate with wines and cuisine of our choosing. You stretch your taste buds and trust us as we push the boundaries of creativity and art. We forage the shores and forests for wild edibles almost daily

Main

  • Jim brings us his best birds, lamb and eggs

    • Amanda brings us fish and squid

      • Abby brings us vegetables in their prime

        • Kathy finds us mushrooms and berries

          • Caterina and Luke bring us dairy and veal

            • We forage the shores and forests for wild edibles

              Featured Items

              Nal, and seasonal. Every dish is a manifestation of our art

              • Jim raises our birds, pigs and eggs

                • Amanda brings us squid or fish

                  • Abby cultivates our vegetables

                    • Kathy gathers us mushrooms and lichen

                      • Caterina and Luke bring us dairy and lamb

                        What 257 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        4.7
                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.9Food
                        • 4.9Service
                        • 4.8Ambience
                        • 4.4Value

                        NoiseModerate

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                        1. KP

                          KatieP

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing food, fantastic ambience, an overall wonderful, memorable dining experience. To watch the chefs work to plate each course is so much fun & the wine pairings were perfect! I can’t recommend this spot enough.

                        2. m

                          mamb

                          New England

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A must do at least once in your life whether you just have a cocktail in the living room or join them for "stages"!

                        3. E

                          Erin

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 19 March 2022

                          overall3food5service5ambience3

                          The food was outstanding as one would expect, but the price for the portion sizes was outrageous. We knew the price going into it, but didn't expect to leave hungry. Friends have asked about our experience and I was honest that the food was outstanding, but the price was absolutely not worth it. I had also inquired to have my husband's meal to be gluten/dairy free and they advised that it would be mostly gluten free, but could not adjust to be dairy free which we understood, but were told that there would be a cheese course that had other elements to it that were not dairy. However, there were 3 courses with heavy dairy where we both ended up sick because it was so rich. Again the food was amazing, we just wished the portions were 30-50% larger to justify the price and so that we left actually full.

                        4. KB

                          KatieB

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 5 March 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic and memorable meal. A beautiful special occasion.

                        5. V

                          Val1

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 19 February 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          What a wonderful meal we had. The chef needed to do substitutions for some of the dishes and those were great. Loved Emma’s cookies.

                        6. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 19 February 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Outstanding!!!!!!

                        7. CF

                          CotyF

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 13 February 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My fiance and I could not have been more impressed with our experience at Stages. The menu was incredibly creative from start to finish and we enjoyed every single bite. Chef Hennessey and his staff were all so friendly and interacted with all of the guests throughout the night. It was clear that each of them loved what they do. Highly recommend this experience to anyone.

                        8. AT

                          AndrewT

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 21 January 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We love this place, our go-to for special occasions.

                        9. RI

                          RebeccaI

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 9 December 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Chef was amazing to watch, food was impeccably prepared, and drinks were top notch. It was a great evening out and we will go back!

                        10. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 4 December 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This truly is a very special experience! Chef Hennessey and team prepared an amazing meal that was not only delicious but so beautiful!

                        11. JN

                          JaneN

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 2 December 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing, amazing, amazing, Amazing, amazing, amazing!

                        12. SW

                          SWest

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 7 November 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Chef Hennessey has curated an incredibly intimate and immersive experience that connects the guests to the seas and soils of New England, through ingredient selection, as well as to himself through his vision; shared through preparation.

                        13. p

                          portsmouthfoodie

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 5 November 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          One of the best meals that I've ever eaten. The wine pairing was excellent as well.

                        14. J

                          John

                          New England

                          32 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          32 reviews

                          Dined on 29 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I almost don’t want to write a great review because it’s getting harder and harder to get a reservation here! But I cannot begin to express what a wonderful experience going to Stages is, It’s not just the food itself which is off the charts, creative, mind-blowing flavors and unusual combinations. But the whole experience of watching Chef Hennessey create these dishes, talk about the preparation and the presentation that makes it a unique and amazing dining experience. The wine pairings are spot on and now that The Living Room is open, there’s at least another option to enjoy the food and cocktails when you can’t get a reservation at the counter! It is truly our most favorite place to dine!!

                        15. AR

                          AnnR

                          New England

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 28 October 2021

                          overall3food3service5ambience2

                          We would have loved a quiet private dining experience instead of sitting at a bar with four people we didn’t know staring into a kitchen. We enjoyed the food but it wasn’t hot.

                        16. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Philadelphia

                          2 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 23 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          What an absolute treat this was! Evan Hennessy is a kind and very talented chef. The food was amazing and what he’s doing for the environment and his clients is simply beautiful!

                        17. j

                          jjrc

                          New England

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on 10 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Run, don't walk to Stages at One! This was a standout tasting experience - one I'll remember for years to come. Our meal showcased what New England has to offer - chef brought us end of season fruits and vegetables, pickled and preserved past season ingredients, and in our case (October), threaded mushrooms into each of the dishes. But, somehow, he managed to showcase the best of each ingredient and without tiring of the use of any single ingredient. So thoughtfully conceived and well executed. The wine pairing was also enjoyable and featured wines from lesser known regions and grape varieties.

                        18. l

                          lionspeaks

                          New Orleans

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on 7 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A series of very creative courses served in the immaculate kitchen made for a most memorable dining experience. Thanks Chef Evan and staff!!!

                        19. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 2 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful chefs table experience Great to try new locally sourced foods that we’d never had before and unexpected food combinations Shellfish allergy was handled appropriately

                        20. M

                          Mainelife

                          New England

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 1 October 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Evan and his team were outstanding. Just a wonderful experience altogether.

                        21. N

                          Number10

                          New England

                          19 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          19 reviews

                          Dined on 24 September 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing and personalized experience! Evan and his team do an excellent job of ensuring you have a memorable evening.

                        22. CT

                          CristinT

                          Baltimore

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 11 September 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was an incredibly memorable dining experience. The tasting menu was packed with bold and innovative flavor combinations that were meticulously executed. The cocktails were also excellent and unique with balanced flavor profiles. Informal and intimate seating in the kitchen made the whole experience very interesting.

                        23. B

                          Blivet

                          New England

                          26 reviews

                          5.0

                          26 reviews

                          Dined on 7 August 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          One of the most unique dining experiences I have ever had. Food was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. Loved watching the chef and his team work.

                        24. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 31 July 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The experience was one of a kind. The food involved many different flavors that you might not experience unless you give it a try.

                        25. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          San Francisco

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 24 July 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was an incredible meal! I am home visiting from San Francisco and this meal was unreal! I recommend to anyone to try this place. Can’t say enough good things about it. Service, food, drinks, the people, the experience! Immaculate

                        26. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 18 July 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing and unique dining experience!

                        27. C

                          Catherine

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 7 May 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Best meal I’ve had in a very long time!! We will be back soon!

                        28. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 1 May 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was the perfect evening. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing.

                        29. CT

                          CT100

                          New England

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on 25 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very creative menu, definitely worth trying out. My spouse loved it and is going back with a family friend, I liked it a lot but my tastes tend to be more traditional so I'm on the fence about a repeat visit.

                        30. NV

                          NathanV

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 17 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Best dining experience me and my wife have ever had!

                        31. DD

                          DougD

                          New England

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 10 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A very quiet, intimate setting with only six diners being hand served by the chef, the most amazing food we have ever eaten! Amazing experience all the way around and I look forward to going back for another special occasion/date.

                        32. JT

                          JanineT

                          Los Angeles

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 10 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          One of the best meals I've ever had! It's defintely a special occasion restaurant but what a great experience.

                        33. ER

                          EmilyR

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 9 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The chef and staff at Stages are exceptional. The quality and creativity of food were spectacular. We will definitely return to celebrate special occasions!

                        34. PJ

                          PollyJ

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 3 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          What a unique experience with an extremely talented chef. Highly recommended if you are looking for a special date night.

                        35. LK

                          LindaK

                          New England

                          7 reviews

                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on 2 April 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          everything was outstanding! very unique flavors and combinations our taste buds were exploding with flavor we loved that he had a student mentoring. we’ll definitely go back

                        36. KW

                          KimberleeW

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 19 March 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Stages is an amazing and intimate experience. I’m a vegetarian and Evan did an amazing job catering to my dietary restrictions while giving other guests a “meat” experience. My versions were comparable and delicious! We had so much fun and will never forget this experience!

                        37. PG

                          PattiG

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 19 March 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Stages is the perfect Stage for any intimate event ... each of the eight courses were prepared with great care, creativity and class. The presentations were gorgeous and beautifully matched by the incredible range of flavors. My husband has sinus issues so has limited taste and his palate was so pleased he kept commenting that he can taste and it all tasted so amazing! We felt like we were in a big city 5 star restaurant yet, we didn't have to travel. We're looking forward to sharing our next special occasion with Evan and his crew.

                        38. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 18 March 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food was amazing as always and Evan is super nice and helpful

                        39. SJ

                          SarahJ

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 6 March 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing!!!!!!! Such a treat of an experience!

                        40. AB

                          AnnaB

                          Salt Lake City

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 5 March 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We had a lovely time, and we were amazed that one person could do so much! I imagine things are a little different during COVID times, but we felt safe and had an exception time! The highlights for me were the lobster course with garbanzo beans, hazelnuts, and a coffee-infused sauce & the beef course was perfectly prepared and tender. Also a shout out to the chef’s daughter who came up with the final dessert: cookies with warm lavender-infused milk. Very comforting way to end a meal!

                        Safety precautions

                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners

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                        Stages at One Washington is rated 4.7 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

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                        Additional information

                        • Cross Street

                          Main St.

                        • Area

                          Dover

                        • Hours of Operation

                          Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–22:00

                        • Cuisines

                          Contemporary American, European, Farm-to-table

                        • Dining style

                          Fine Dining

                        • Dress Code

                          Business Casual

                        • Parking Details

                          Parking is readily available in any spot around the mill after 5pm. Additionally, there is metered street parking in the front of the mill building .

                        • Payment Options

                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive Chef

                          Evan Hennessey

                        • Additional

                          Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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