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Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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.
$32 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Cozy, friendly and delicious. Fresh oysters from Maine, and homemade ravioli were some of the specials. I had an excellent pork chop and my wife had scallops. Beautifully presented and delicious. Cocktails were great and service was excellent. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019

This place is at the top of the list in a town with several tempting options. I was utterly impressed with every aspect of the meal- service, presentation and above all preparation. There is careful attention to detail. The pheasant was perfect - not to...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

The server was ok at best kind of an attitude But I ordered I’ve a Cornish hen Kind of hard to screw up but one of the worst meals I’ve ever had a sauce that smelled and tasted awful

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant, albeit a bit pricey. I go on most trips to Brattleboro. Service, food drinks have always been exceptional. Have loved meat, seafood, appetizers, and deserts. Likely top restaurant in the area. I do recommend making a reservation.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent cocktail, excellent service. L’escargot, rarely seen in the US, was excellent as was the trout with risotto. I’d definitely make an effort to go here if in the area

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Chef Zach Corbin never fails to please with wonderful dishes expertly created and prepared. The food is always outstanding, and everything about Peter Havens is worth visiting.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Elegantly prepared and professional service. All good. We had the apple brine pork chop special and roasted chicken. They had a nice selection of beer and wine. Diners Tip: make a reservation. There’s about a dozen tables. We got in at the last minute with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Started with drinks at bar, as we were early for our reservation. Bartender was friendly, and answered several of our questions.Had pate, and tuna as appetizers, filet, scallops and ravioli as main courses. Food and service was excellent. Only negative was being aggressively approached for...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Peter Havens has the best food and the most amazing staff. Brian makes a killer drink and Maggie always greets you with a smile!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We enjoyed a lovely evening with our friends, who came to visit from Portland/Maine. Being spoiled with a huge variety of restaurants in their home town, we wanted to make sure that we can impress them in Vermont as well. Peter Havens did exceed our...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from skiburlingtonvt | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they do
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Response from ModdyinVermont | Reviewed this property |
Days of operation and hours are posted on Peter Havens website.
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Response from peterhavens | Property representative |
Yes we do! Allowing up to 40 guests, our private dining room is perfect for your next birthday party, bridal shower, graduation party or rehearsal dinner. We can host a buffet dinner or we can create a Prix Fixe menu with... More
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