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All 94 Brattleboro Restaurants

Peter Havens Restaurant

32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
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Ranked #4 of 94 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $50
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
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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  • French first
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English first
Leverett, MA
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237 reviews 237 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Haddonfield, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We drove down from Manchester based on the reviews and this place did not disappoint. The restaurant was in a decent downtown Brattleboro area. Not much was open but we did find a few places to have a drink prior to the meal. The bar at the restaurant is great but small and filled with diners. We were seated late... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We've started our vacation with this restaurant every year (we're from the Midwest). The smoked butternut maple soup was exceptional as was the rest of the dinner. We will continue to return!

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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were concerned that the new chef might disappoint, but boy, were we wrong! We think it is still the best in Brattleboro. It still receives our very highest praise.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by numerous friends, so we had to give it a try. It was very worth the effort. Their special was a medium rare tuna with locally grown vegetables, which was my first choice. My husband tried their duck. Both of us were thrilled with the results. Bryan was at the bar that evening and was... More 

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Boulder, CO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We found this one almost by accident and ended up having a great meal. Possibly some of the best duck pate ever! Meals were well presented; the chef even foraged his own Chick and Hen mushrooms! Our waitress was a delight, as was the rest of the wait staff. The filet had a great Demi glaze. All was delicious from... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Still wonderful, the best restaurant in Brattleboro, and my personal favorite anywhere. About one year under new ownership, still terrific food and service.

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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: American, French

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