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Peter Havens Restaurant

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32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a most delightful discovery. Our great evening started with the bartender who knew what she was doing and continued with our terrific server Emily who was knowledgable, most pleasant, and full of information. The menu was creative but not too much so and the food was excellent.

Thank dl53
Summit, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was well prepared from salad to dessert. The atmosphere was relaxed and upscale. Both trout and swordfish were cooked nicely with local veggies and delicious risotto. The apple slices with almond paste over filo with freshly made vanilla Ice cream was a dessert worth savoring. Even the decaf was excellent.

Thank AJLiebman L
Putney, Vermont
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this restaurant. Such great food. Such great service. Such great ambience, white table clothes, service. So classy. Reasonable prices, but good value for what you pay. Fabulous, very carefully chosen wine lists One of, if not The best, in Brattleboro.

Thank rowlandz
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chef owned and operated and consistantly serving the best food in Brattleboro Vt. Not inexpensive, however easly worth the money for a great; flavorful evening of fine dining. Don't miss the lamb shank if it's available, and the desserts are heavenly............

Thank NoahandAdam
Ellington, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Brattleboro after passing through town many times on I-91, but we discovered not only a bustling downtown district but also a nice selection of eateries. Peter Havens was our dinner choice based in part on comments made on this site about how great the bartender is, but this bistro offers the full package of... More 

Thank Route6ALover
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, mouth watering food, relaxed ambiance. We went to celebrate a special occasion with a couple of good friends. The duck, salmon, and swordfish entrées were outstanding. We all had deserts, each also outstanding. Creamy mousse, fresh crem brûlée , and house made pastries. We were in heaven!

Thank ChloeRosita
Putney, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peter Havens offers consistently delicious dinners, a pleasant atmosphere, and professional and friendly staff. This is the restaurant where we celebrate family birthdays -- and in the summer we also stop in for informal suppers on the deck (simpler menu, more casual vibe). It's the restaurant we recommend to guests from out of town.

Thank Maggie C
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went to dinner at Peter Havens in Brattleboro. We both ordered the pan roasted duck breast with French green lentils, pear and sauce bigerade. The duck was tender and delicious. The lentils were perfectly cooked, the pear added a nice flavor to the meal and the carrots were al dente, which is the way I prefer... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I had lunch while walking downtown. We ate on their outdoor deck. The prices were reasonable and the food was fresh and delicious. The server was attentive and very pleasant. We decided to go for dinner the following week. What a charming restaurant. The seating intimate and everything spotless from the interior of the dining room to... More 

Thank dparker437
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I love tripadvisor! I never would've known about this sweet spot if not for TA. Perfectly prepared delectable food. I had the salmon. Cozy atmosphere with outdoor seating option.

Thank NewHampshirePeppie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $50
American, French
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-257-3333
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?