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Peter Havens Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fulfilled Expectations

We are from 2 hours away, and we were given a gift certificate. So we combined dinner with a stay at a local inn, a glass blowing session and a horse adventure. The innkeeper, the glassblower and the stable owner all told us we would love Peter Haven. We did. The plate presentation was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
HamptonT
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Lenox, MA
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Lenox, MA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from 2 hours away, and we were given a gift certificate. So we combined dinner with a stay at a local inn, a glass blowing session and a horse adventure. The innkeeper, the glassblower and the stable owner all told us we would love Peter Haven. We did. The plate presentation was perfect and all of our choices... More 

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Thank HamptonT
Brattleboro, Vermont
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A wonderful experience eating at Peter Havens Restaurant. The food was interesting and scrumptious. The service was excellent and friendly. The ambiance was conducive to a romantic night out.

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Thank mirya104
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Our group of four had a wonderful dinner at Peter Havens this past summer. The service was attentive without being in your face and the menu is interesting. Everything was prepared to perfection and delicious.

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Thank Alice W
Guilford, Vermont
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We shared an intimate Valentine's dinner for two at this cozy restaurant. Although the dimly lit area was a shade too dark it was the perfect experience. The entire menu form wine selection thru dessert was amazing. Service was extremely good too!

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Thank Anthony F
Lexington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The staff are always friendly and willing to describe every dish in detail. I have been twice now in the past 3 months and recently had a hickory smoked salmon over a bed of risotto that was out of this world. Probably the best salmon I have ever eaten...anywhere!

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Thank Sport5
Troy, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were nearing the end of our New England trip and felt we deserved a bit of a splurge. Our B&B hostess from Forty Putney was able to get us a reservation on a bit of short notice and the meal did not disappoint in any aspect. The wine list was well-rounded and seemed reasonable. The food - tenderloins -... More 

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Thank brian721
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

this my favorite birthday restaurant. They always vary their menu and this year. this year they added an outside cafe. The food has never disapointed , always very good using lots of local produce. My only complaint is the small and limited space they have. Also part of their charm!

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Thank Vickie W
Northampton, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Finally got here for dinner after years of hearing about Peter Havens. Friday night, I was solo and seated alone but barkeep Brian made sure I felt comfortable. Tried one of the specialty cocktails at his recommendation and it was so good, I had another. Started my meal with raw oysters with mignonette- very fresh and good size. Next up,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

So we arrived a night early as I'd got my dates wrong, however, on a busy night they seated us and were very apologetic - even though it was my fault. The service was excellent, the food choice was perfect - we could have eaten everything on the menu. Wines too were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the... More 

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Thank Kevin K
Vermont
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Zach Corbin has taken over this Brattleboro institution, tuned it up a bit, and expanded its offerings with an outside Patio, and Sunday bistro night. This is consistent, high quality, and very pleasant. We have had Thanksgiving dinner here as well as frequent personal and business dinners--all well done.

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?