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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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“oysters” (15 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“filet” (8 reviews)
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32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

On my birthday, I treated myself to dinner at my favorite restaurant, Peter Havens. Oysters on the half shell, and pan-seared scallops over risotto special entree. Enjoyed with sparkling rose wine. A perfect combination for a nice celebration.

Thank ModdyinVermont
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was a very special occasion dining experience for which I have a mixed review. The most important feature, the food, was terrific. My companion had the lamb and I had the duck. Both were excellent, well prepared, tasty dishes. The food portions were generous...More

3  Thank Craig O
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Delicious dinner in an intimate restaurant. The chef did wonders with a bluefish special and the trout.

Thank Nellie144
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A friend told me that this Brattleboro restaurant (which is always on our short list for celebratory dinners) had started doing a casual lunch service on the patio for the warm months, Apparently, they had a food truck thing going at some point, and built...More

1  Thank Byron C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want to be guaranteed a good meal, albeit upscale and pricey, this is the place in Brattleboro. TJ Buckley's is the only competitor, and the two have different aesthetics but you can count on the food either place. Havens is more mainstream, but...More

Thank MacLean G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Loved the food, the ambiance, the service. Warm, friendly and welcoming staff, attentive service, and such wonderful food! Also, flexibility if changing an order slightly, (e.g., vegetable replacement) always done with a smile and "no problem." A gem of a place. We look forward to...More

Thank jessg_10
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Peter Havens restaurant for our anniversary. We dined outside on the patio because it was a beautiful evening. Amanda was our waitress and very sweet and friendly. We both had the smoked brisket sandwich- yum!!

Thank Angellaura67
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is the #2 rated restaurant in Brattleboro but you're comparing apples and oranges. This is fine dining in an intimate atmosphere. Food and service were excellent. Our hostess, bartender, and server were all knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank mikebD4922VO
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Such a quaint little place conveniently located just off Main Street. Hats off to the amazing chef! Absolutely delicious fare along with a very friendly & attentive bartender! We could have sat there all night! We will most-definitely return to Peter Havens next time visiting...More

Thank chrys1027
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband and I decided to try Peter Havens for our 40th wedding anniversary and we weren't disappointed! We were given a glass of champagne as soon as we were seated compliments of the restaurant. I ordered the duck liver pate for an appetizer and...More

Thank 1972MichelleS
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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