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“slightly disappointing birthday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haven

Haven
1411 Dresden Drive, Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30319
404-969-0700
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Ranked #203 of 3,458 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Appalachee
Transit: Located 1/2 mile from the Brookhaven MARTA line with sidewalks that deliver you down Dresden Drive to the restaurant.
Description: HAVEN is an upscale eatery set in a loft with exposed brick walls, warm pecky cypress woods and soft amber lighting. The cuisine is modern American influenced by French, continental and hints of new southern. HAVEN has enjoyed remarkable success during the past seven years. Voted a top ten restaurant for six years straight, HAVEN has become quite the Atlanta destination. Haven is located in the heart of Brookhaven in the wonderfully charming Village Park Place development. The restaurant is nestled in a popular historical neighborhood one mile north of Buckhead.
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“slightly disappointing birthday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

first, let's start out with the good....the food is fantastic! had the trout wrapped in bacon and it was delicious! truffled potatoe hay (strings) were equally wonderful as was the salad with candied bacon and oven roasted tomatoes and blue cheese. I do judge a restaurant by it's wine menus and Haven passed with flying colors. Now to the bad...well, not necessarily bad but not up to par....the service. Our waitress was very nice but didn't seem to really want to be there. While just getting our drinks and appetizers, she brought our salads...way too quickly...then a lull until our main course was brought out. timing was off. the reservation was made for a birthday celebration, presents on the table, hostess said happy Birthday but the waitress didn't acknowledge. Most places will send out a dessert...maybe with a candle but Haven just sent out the check....disappointing.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The Chef is people friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great food, Wonderful service, friendly people and nice atmosphere. A wonderful way to share in a son's birthday dinner. Recommend this restaurant highly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Best of Everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Everything at Haven was wonderful. Our waiter was professional and entertaining The food was exciting, extensive wine list and tasty non-alcoholic drinks :-)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Why have I never heard of this place before?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

As a local resident (1.8 miles away, according to the GPS), I am always surprised when, on the odd occasion, I discover a secret place reserved for local neighborhood people. So imagine my surprise when I find a whole street I didn't know about.

I've always used opentable to make reservations, and if I see a place I don't know, I ask around to see if anyone can make a recommendation. However, since this place is listed as Buckhead - which it certainly isn't - when I asked, no-one had heard of it. It's actually in Brookhaven.

Searching on a local event site, I spotted Haven's brunch advertisement. I looked it up, and sure enough, it was one of the elusive spots I'd failed to find a fan of. I booked, and we pulled up to the ridiculously small valet lot, and felt a little silly handing the keys over to a valet who would have to drive exactly 10 yards to park it for us. Oh well... Free valet is never something to moan about.

We were seated swiftly, and noticed that the bar area was completely full. Also noted was the odd choice of white shirt and blue jeans the servers wore - more casual than the menu pricing would suggest. Also strange to see an almost entirely middle-aged male staff, except for the young girl hosting.

The service wasn't particularly friendly, but it was efficient and easy. We ordered an appetizer each, since we were planning on salad for entrees. This was a mistake, since here, small plates does not mean especially small, and the trout cake and beef options were more than enough for a single diner each. The salad is well worth a mention - check out the spinach salad, innocently claiming to contain egg and bacon. Nothing odd there, except it was a perfectly poached egg and the "bacon" was closer to delicious belly pork, cooked expertly. Diner number 2 had long since abandoned the idea of salad when he spotted the roast chicken with fingerling potatoes and carrots - and, despite the plate arriving with enough food to feed a family (two large chicken breasts, when one would have been too much) the verdict was a happy face and lots of appreciative "mmmmmm" sounds.

If only the service had been friendlier, I'd have given Haven the full 5-stars. As it stands, I will be returning to test out a different server, and possibly spend a few lazy hours sitting at the bar, trying out a few cocktails.

On a final note, the restaurant reported me as a no-show on Opentable, which dimmed the "mmmmmmmmmmemories" somewhat and was a pain to fix - but lets see how they do next time.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Nice neighborhood restaurant, consistently excellent food, great service. Check out the Sunday wine special

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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