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a creative dining experience

Welcome to Revel 853,  the newest dining experience in Hampton, NH, blending fresh ingredients, enticing aromas + unforgettable flavors. 

Relax in a sunny seat on the patio or cozy up in a booth. Meet colleagues for lunch or reconnect with old friends over dinner.

Revel’s menu features a “melting pot” of cuisine, expanding from Ron Jillian’s focus on Italian to new American, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. Offerings will include daily charcuterie, artisan pizza, steaks, seasonal salads, wines and specialty cocktails. The dining experience is refined casual, bringing a more upscale atmosphere than that of Ron Jillian’s while maintaining a relaxed enough environment for families.

Reservations are not required, so drop into our New Hampshire restaurant any time of the year. We’ll always be here with a warm smile.

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ROSEMARY BLOUIN: OWNER

Rosemary Blouin and her late husband, Ed, bought Ron Jillian's Italian Bar + Grill in 2006 and after 12 years of running it as a small and cozy American Italian restaurant, Rosemary decided to give the space a refresh. 

Here at Revel 853, Blouin and her team believe that the fresh, creative flavors from the menu paired with the delicious wines + cocktails will set them apart and showcase their new American cuisine. 

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BEN CASS: CHEF

With over 25 years of experience throughout the United States at four and five star resorts and restaurants, Chef Cass has brought his culinary expertise to the seacoast in the Revel 853 kitchen. 

The local celebrity in the kitchen after being featured on "Food Nation with Bobby Flay", Chef Cass brings local and seasonal flavors to the Revel 853 menu. He is passionate about flavor profiles and guest satisfaction. 

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KENDALL CONNORS: MANAGER

Kendall is an Amesbury, MA native, who has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. She has been a part of restaurant teams from Boston all the way up to the Seacoast. 

Kendall is passionate about giving the guest the best experience possible and rounds out the team at Revel 853 to provide the best level of service. 


 
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TO THE GUESTS OF RON JILLIAN’S AND REVEL 853,

As many of you know, my late husband Ed and I purchased Ron Jillian’s in 2006 after many years of dreaming about having our own restaurant.  We wanted to give our guests well prepared cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere paired with a good value.  Over time, the menu evolved: first salads, a few more entrees were added and desserts were made available.  Ed was always thinking of new ways to improve the menu and your experience.  Despite the changes we made, Ed always dreamed of putting his own “mark” on the restaurant, which is challenging when you take over an existing business.

Throughout that time you, our customers became like a second family, offering your support as we faced my, as well as Ed’s health challenges. When Ed passed in March of 2017, I lost my husband, partner and best friend.  Deciding to continue running Ron Jillian’s and keep our dream alive, I hired Chef Ben Cass and Manager Kendall Connors to help me run the restaurant.  Their many shared years of experience in the business have been invaluable in both running the restaurant and maintaining the same customer experience for you.  Also, they have been instrumental in the refresh of both the menu and the décor as we brought Ed’s dream to a reality with the launch of Revel 853.

Today, just as back in 2006, we strive to offer creative cuisine at affordable prices.  We want you to come in to Revel and enjoy yourself with a delicious meal and a tasty cocktail in a relaxing atmosphere with people you know.  Our expanded menu includes some of the most popular items you’ll remember:  appetizers like calamari, crab cakes and mussels.  Entrees like Chicken Parmesan, Chicken, Broccoli and Penne, Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccine Alfredo are available.  Most of our menu can be made gluten free. However, if there is an item you would like but do not see listed, just ask your server.  We can recreate most items to order, within reason.   We have created this menu for you.So although the name has changed, the walls painted and the menu expanded, Ed’s and my dream remains the same: to provide creative food and interesting cocktails in a warm, inviting atmosphere.  We think you will find it here at Revel 853.

Please come in and ‘revel’ us! 

Thank you,

Rosemary Blouin