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Peter Havens Restaurant

32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
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Ranked #5 of 93 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Peter Havens provides an elegant but relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy chef/owner Zach Corbin's accomplished cuisine. The menu has French and Italian influences (always house-made pasta and gnocchi!) But always has Zach's own culinary flare. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the intimate setting and often enjoy dining at our bar, where we serve innovative and exciting specialty cocktails. Our wine list is eclectic and ever-changing, with an emphasis on natural wines from France, Italy, and the US. Reservations are recommended.
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English first
Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My friends and I recently dined at Peter Havens for a special bachelorette dinner. We had a wonderful time. First, we had to push our reservation back by 30 minutes because we had to run wedding errands all day. They were extremely understanding and still greeted us with a smile when we came into the restaurant. They noticed that we... More

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Philadelphia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After spending a week in the area vacationing with friends, we decided to have a special dinner for our last night. Our innkeeper recommended Peter Havens, and we were not disappointed. The menu was high end, and the specials only made our decisions more difficult. All four of us were very happy with our appetizers, entrees, and desserts. (The entrees... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Peter Havens is a favorite haunt of my Uncle since Zach took over as the Chef, and when I was visiting last weekend we had an amazing meal. The restaurant is very unassuming from the outside, with what appears will be a very comfortable and well designed outdoor deck (I can't wait to visit again to enjoy this when it... More

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Leatherstocking Region New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

BT Brian was outstanding...knowledgable, friendly, and knew what he was doing. It was a pleasure to watch him work and chat. My wife and I were greatly impressed. Food choices were limited to our tastes, so we did not eat there, but everything looked good that came out of the kitchen. Many regulars and repeat customers by the looks of... More

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Marquette, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Thankfully Peter Havens was open on the 4th. We met friends there and had a delicious meal in a setting that encouraged conversation. The local veal was the best. My husband's steak was a little tough - medium rare. Service professional and friendly. Great wines by the glass. Will definitely return when we are in the area. Worth a detour.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the food was superb and the service was excellent. Really a very fine place to have dinner. The waiter was even able to give me a recipe of two.

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Becket, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was great! I had the escargot and soft shell crab, both were wonderful. My husband had the duck pate and the duck breast and again everything was perfectly prepared. We would happily go back!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

this was our 4th or 5th visit - every time we had reason to be in Brattleboro. The last time we were there we had noticed a slight dip from previous high standards, but they are back on top now for sure. It was a special occasion and handled like it. Wine pairings were first rate and the food was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been going to Peter Havens for 15 years when it was run by the original owners. It was always excellent in every way, so we were curious about the new owner who was highly praised by Tom, one of the original partners. The menu and food preparation are still excellent. The staff, however, was less than professional. We... More

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Shanghai, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Peter Haven's has been the best restaurant in the area for a long time. It changed hands recently, and after a slightly shaky start the food has returned to the same high standard it always had. I hope the following comments reflect a one time experience and I will continue to dine here unless this experience is repeated. As an... More

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peterhavens, Manager at Peter Havens Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the kind words about our menu. We want you to know that we do read all these reviews and take them to heart. Unfortunately you caught us on the first busy weekend of our high season, when we were training new staff. Please know that we have added staff for Saturday nights and that... More

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