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Peter Havens Restaurant

32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
+1 802-257-3333
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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32 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3208
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creative food with superb service. We enjoyed the muscles with smoked tomato. Duck breast had a savory sauce that made it even more delectable. Rainbow trout with pesto sauce and mushroom risotto equally as delicious. Shown below is dark chocolate mousse with real whip cream....More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great dinner experience. Service was very attentive and food excellent. Monkfish special was spot on. Only minor flaw was over heated bread.

Thank 1234hoff
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We are always completely satisfied at Peter Havens. Lovely small boutique restaurant with down home feel. The menu is locally sourced, hand picked and amazingly created by the owner Zack. From the oysters brought in fresh daily (in season), to his home made pate'. We...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Peter Havens is always good - from the duck to the fish of the day, the food is perfectly prepared with crunchy vegetables. The starter salad was a work of art with many local and delicate greens perfectly mixed with a a vinaigrette - the...More

Thank _dmpinvt
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant would have to be my favorite dinner spot in lovely Brattleboro, VT. I've eaten 3 dinners here on each of my visits; twice at the bar & once at a table in the dining room. When the seasons permit, there are outdoor tables...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We only stopped in for dollar oysters and drinks to kill a little time. Took us right in at the bar. Specialty drinks were most excellent. Staff was very friendly, as were the locals at the bar. A great pit stop!

Thank DawgPound81
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a very fine restaurant in Brattleboro. Their most special dish in my view is their vegetarian crab cakes made from hearts of palm. I only eat fish in restaurants so can't talk about the meat, but the fish has been truly spectacular sometimes...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Peter Havens has for a long time been a regular stop for us, even when its past owners operated an earlier restaurant for several years by the name of Taft's in that same town. This restaurant changed ownership a few years ago and, I must...More

Thank PABelhumeur
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Peter havens forever...it is a fantastic meal every time. Zach is a great chef who will prepare a beautiful meal for you even if you have dietary restrictions. I love all of the seafood dishes.

Thank LoLo B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is hands-down our favorite local restaurant and has been for years. Delicious food prepared by talented owner-chef Zak is plated beautifully. The friendly staff, superb cocktails and great ambiance bring your dining experience to another level. In the summer and fall you can enjoy...More

Thank nhrocky
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Do you have a separate room for parties of 13 to 16? What is the cost?
19 September 2015|
Response from peterhavens | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry; we do not have a private room available (the restaurant is one room with 10 tables, 4 in the front section, which is slightly set off from the back by a half wall. There are an additional 5 tables... More
Lee W
Are you serving Christmas dinner?
22 December 2014|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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.