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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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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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  • 94
    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
Very good dinner

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
mjm814
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New Rochelle, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Rochelle, New York
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
115 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
46 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
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
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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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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: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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?