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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 92 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
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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92% Recommend
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Marquette, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

New England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When you come to Brattleboro and want a dining experience that is where it is at! Great service, a delicious meal and a wonderful selection of libations to complement the experience. Enjoy!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The chef owner shows a hands on approach, using local fresh ingredients. We travel all over the world and my husband is not easily impressed. He said "Home run!" The atmosphere and food was excellent. The staff was outstanding, start to finish. I noted other comments about the price. Based on the quality and freshness of the ingredients, the portion... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We haven't been to Peter Havens since the new owners took over. We went back for a special occasion and we are glad we did. Claude our waiter, remembered us from years ago and we remembered him. The food, wine and service was superb. Rib-eye steak was the best I ever tasted and the fish special was divine. Thank you... More

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Carlisle, Mass.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a very nice place. Quite cozy. Food excellent and very interesting, as well. Small place, so best to have a reservation. I tried duck, which I never had before. It was very good. The dinner was expensive, but if one is in the mood for a delicious, pleasant meal, and has something nice to celebrate, this is a... More

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