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Peter Havens Restaurant

32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (23 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (11 reviews)
32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal, service and staff at Peter Havens were great. A very casual hip establishment, dont believe any of the negative reviews (I think there are only a handful). Ages of diners ranged from 30s on up, the staff was knowledgeable and the service timed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wether it's a special occasion or a quick visit for a later nite dessert, I we have always had a great experience. Maggie is great at front of the house. Servers take great care of us. Waiting for soft shell crabs , which are the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went at the rave reviews of my brother and was quite disappointed. The food is "French" (ish) and trying desperately hard to be fashionable but the chef is getting his recipes from 15 year old French cook books. I ordered the cheapest thing on the...More

1  Thank lucerperson
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit this restaurant for years and tonight was the night. We shared the tasty white bean and bacon soup and brussels sprouts with balsamic, along with entrees of lamb shank and Diver scallops. We cleaned our plates, no room for recommended desserts....More

Thank bikerbroker
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely gem in Brattleboro for high end dining and delicious food that feels special without being pretentious. The staff is very warm, friendly, and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that most of the menu is or can be made gluten free....More

Thank Maria Noel G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We enjoyed the atmosphere. My husband and I shared the mixed green salad with root vegetables... excellent. Not sure how anyone could finish it solo. I had the pan seared beef with mash, kind of sick of truffled potatoes, and they were on the cold...More

Thank hunterpm
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This 10-table restaurant on a Brattleboro side-street was a reward for an afternoon driving for scenery on a special day -- and the dinner was terrific. Imaginative cocktail and wine recommendations from both server and bar/kitchen staff ware a good start and the menu was...More

1  Thank johnhA3674EL
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Another wonderful dinner at Peter Havens. The Wellfleet oysters were probably the best we'd ever had- and we are all oyster fiends! Super cold, fresh and delcious. Our entrees were amazing- we had the duck, the rib eye, and the trout along with a shared...More

Thank Localgirl0330
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Brattleboro is a unique town and this venue nails it! Classy, sophisticated, elegant and excellent service and as well as outstanding chef/owner! Keep up the great work Peter Havens Team!

Thank skiburlingtonvt
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautifully offerings creatively conceived and beautifully presented. We loved the escargot with puff pastry, lamb shank with truffle mashed potatoes and rib eye special. I'll still give 5 stars despite my wish more fat had been trimmed from the rib eye. We'll be back!

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Sheila S
30 November 2017|
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Response from ModdyinVermont | Reviewed this property |
Days of operation and hours are posted on Peter Havens website.
20 September 2015|
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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
Lee W
22 December 2014|
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Response from peterhavens | Property representative |
We are not. We re-open on the 26th. Thanks for thinking of us!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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