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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic meal, lovely spot

We stopped for a casual appetizer and cocktail on the deck our first night in town and enjoyed it so much we returned for a more formal dinner the following evening. Everything was so spot-on- fabulous service, and meals that were easily among the best we have ever enjoyed. Wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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New England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped for a casual appetizer and cocktail on the deck our first night in town and enjoyed it so much we returned for a more formal dinner the following evening. Everything was so spot-on- fabulous service, and meals that were easily among the best we have ever enjoyed. Wonderful!

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Cockeysville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wow! What a great surprise. Peter Havens is a top-notch restaurant in an otherwise run-of-the-mill town. The staff was attentive and professional. The food was outstanding. Worth the drive if you are in the area.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went on the recommendation of locals and were not disappointed. Are on the deck where they serve a more casual menu. No reservations for the deck, but our wait (15 min.) was soothed by delicious white sangria. We both had the shrimp skewers, served over a bed of fresh local greens. I had some oysters to start, which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went with my family with two small kids. We sat on the patio which offered a smaller menu and lower priced (relatively speaking) alternative. I had a all-natural burger and fries for $12, wife had skewered shrimp on a bed of greens for $14. We didn't order the lamb but that looked good also. Everything we had was excellent.

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Windham County, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Pick your own superlatives and paste them into this review… simply the best. We eat at Peter Havens frequently and are never disappointed.

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Wantagh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent staff . Excellent food. Probably the most delicious filet my family and friends have ever eaten.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Another wonderful meal at Peter Havens! Our waiter was very knowledgable and help select a great wine pairing. The dirty martini was delicious and the chocolate mousse to die for. Will return again and again.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene

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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