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32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Peter Havens provides an elegant but relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy...
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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Brattleboro for a reason

Peter Havens is a top notch destination in Brattleboro with out a doubt. they have great seasonal specials, and you can tell that time and attention is paid to every dish. Plus a bonus that is not mentioned on here is they are now open for lunch with a scaled back menu on the deck. It is a much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Peter Havens is a top notch destination in Brattleboro with out a doubt. they have great seasonal specials, and you can tell that time and attention is paid to every dish. Plus a bonus that is not mentioned on here is they are now open for lunch with a scaled back menu on the deck. It is a much needed... More 

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Upstate New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Lunch is served outside on a partially shaded deck - there was enough of a breeze to keep it from being unpleasantly hot on a warm sunny day. Very good salads and the vermont burger was outstanding.

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New Rochelle, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent soft shell crabs and carrot ginger Apple soup. The creme brûlée was ordinary and not very tasty. The Austrian rose wine was dry and spicy Very friendly and efficient service Parking right out front

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Canton, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great place to eat. Their chef is first class. Wonderful item selection. The staff is friendly. They have inside and outside seating.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We moved to Brattleboro last summer and last week was the first time we wanted to go out to celebrate our anniversary. Peter Havens has a wonderful reputation and so we made a reservation. It did not disappoint. The food was well prepared. It was wonderful. One of the best meals I've had in a very long time. Expensive, but... More 

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Franklin County
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Between the food, the wine and the impeccable service, this is a wonderful spot. The special wine-tasting dinners are wonderful. Last night's was extraordinary. Smoked duck breast; emu; and salmon and tuna tartare.

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Leverett, MA
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290 reviews 290 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Three of us decided to try this restaurant in Brattleboro. It represented a 45 minute drive, but it was worth it. We arrived a very few minutes early on a Saturday night and were seated immediately. We counted seats for up to 42 plus about 10 seats at the bar. Most were occupied. White table cloths and napkins were inviting.... More 

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Higganum
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised. There were not a lot of food choices; but everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a comfortable stylish restaurant with a lot of good reviews. This was my first time dining there and I was not disappointed with my main dish (swordfish) or my dessert (apple tart). However, my escargot was less than expected. The pastry shell was soggy and the snails had a flavor that was off-putting...like burned garlic. Another of my... More 

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After seeing the reviews, expected even better. Drink special (Ginger Snap) was excellent and interesting. Bread good, but not warm. Olive oil with red pepper well done. Mussels appetizer was superb. Ribeye special was average at best. Service was great and cappuccino decaf nice ending. I'll try again....

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Additional Information about Peter Havens Restaurant

Address: 32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
Phone Number: +1 802-257-3333
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 50
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-257-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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