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The Haven, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Haven

4.6
4.6
985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Scottish
Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar.
We are in the Haffenreffer brewery complex in Jamaica Plain, having relocated from Perkins St, where we originally opened in 2010.
Thriving during a pandemic due to great take out options, hard working loyal staff (and a new sidewalk patio), we now provide expanded menu offerings, more events and a fantastic cocktail and single malt program in a beautiful award winning designed space.
Wether it's the award winning Burger, Haggis Ravioli or a sumptuous dessert, you will find something for everyone at The Haven.
We look forward to seeing you at The Haven at the Brewery.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 634-9184

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Kembrey

  • Catering

    Catering packages for all your needs. From Pub fare to fine dining. Chef can tailor a menu to suit your budget. In house and off site catering available.

  • Private party facilities

    The Haven offers a unique option for birthday, rehearsal dinner, wedding, graduation, business meeting, office party or meet up large or small.Assembly Room - Private dining room w/seating for 45 people. stage for band or DJ. Whisky Room - Semi- private room (w/ fireplace and antlers) seats 30ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Jason Waddleton: (844) 792-5104

  • Neighborhood

    Jamaica Plain

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain

  • Parking details

    Plentiful on street parking exists on Perkins Street, Centre Street and South Huntington Ave.

  • Public transit

    Stonybrook T station on the Orange line is a three minute walk.<br />We are located on the Orange line bike path.<br />

  • Entertainment

    Music X3 times per week on Weds/Thurs/Fri @ 9.30pm-late NO COVER.Saturday is "KIlt Night": wear plaid and get a free Deep Fried mars Bar. Book for an immersive Scottish experience. Check website for Scottish Brunch w/ Live Fiddles.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JN

    JonN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, cocktails were great. Thanks a lot
  2. ZW

    ZachW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great atmosphere. We are definitely going back
  3. CB

    ChristineB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! Brings back childhood memories! Go every year to have Haggis! Amazing service and atmosphere!
  4. S

    Satisfied

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lamb shepherd's pie is not to be missed! And the Bonnie Prince Charlie is great after dinner. Love the new location! Great bartender.
  5. JP

    JennaP

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent burger! Also the seafood platter is a must try.
  6. KM

    KathyM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and service couldn’t have been better!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    No where near our expectations. Have been to UK many times so I was automatically coercing a similar experience. Whiskey selection was limited. Food was basic. Our main course came before we were even half finished with our appetizer. When waitress was queried she said yeah the chef is working on their timing. Portions were ok. We had two whiskey selections and wanted a 3rd but our waitress was nowhere to be found. Got the attention of another waiter and when 3rd drink came the server brought a pipette. I hugged her since we weren’t offered this for our first two drinks and we ordered some expensive product - while it’s standard protocol in UK just assumed ok they were not hip to that. Finally hailed down another waiter - not our waitress for our check, paid and on the way out saw our waitress sitting at the bar with a drink and a full plate of food stuffing her face. Had not seen her after we ordered our 2nd drink - 30 mins after we arrived! Bottom line - won’t go back - not worth the cost nor hassle to get to a very difficult location. And missing the little things like timing of meal dishes and quality of service just make it a forgetful experience.
  8. LN

    LindsayN

    New England

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sadly, the service was super slow but we went during the marathon, so understandable. I think it was tough to wait 2 hours for a $17 egg and vegetable dish that consisted of 4 pieces of lettuces, 5 cauliflower and two small eggs. Also got two small cold cheese birdie pies. The portions aren’t good.
  9. S

    Stargazer

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Miss the old place! Went with the food better. Also seemed to have changed the menu items - seafood place now has sad chilled cocktail shrimp in place of the amazing beet smoked salmon.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always try to dine at the Haven when in Boston to visit our family here. The food and service are always outstanding.
  11. M

    Mijohn

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great dinner here with friends on a drizzly evening. Very cozy atmosphere, great, friendly service. The steak entree is very generous and tasty. I don't drink beer, so it paired nicely with a dry, crisp hard cider. Definitely will be back. This is a neighborhood place for us.
  12. RB

    RaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible find. A must for locals and out-of-towners.
  13. L

    Leah

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Parent date night! Quick but lovely meal.
  14. M

    007M

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A remarkable place. Every time I'm in the Boston area I make it a mission to visit this place. Fantastic ambiance and food!
  15. MP

    MicheleP

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous meal. Wait staff at the ready to answer questions or make suggestions. Wonderful experience every time
  16. VV

    ViViD

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was perfect-- high quality ingredients, excellent preparation, delivered to the table piping hot and delicious. And don't miss the sticky toffee pudding. One of the best desserts I've ever had!
  17. AL

    AdamL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the new location, but the atmosphere had more personality at the old location. The food was very good. The fish supper hit the spot as usual and the sticky toffee pudding was perfect in every way. The new addition of pizzas was a little confusing, but the lamb pizza was a very pleasant surprise. The only change I did not care for was the smoked fish plate. The old version was way better! Overall, still a classic and a solid choice for good food!
  18. MS

    MsShush

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing. First but not last time I'll be here.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice surroundings. Service was pleasant but very rushed. Ordered drinks and a starter. Waitress asked for dinner order at same time. Appetizer charcuterie arrived about 10 minutes later. Entrees appeared almost (2 minutes maybe) later! Twice during the meal were asked if they could remove any plates… Food ok, but service became the topic of our table discussion - it was that intrusive. Sadly colored the whole experience.
  20. m

    martham

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Drab interior. Burger good, cheese tray blah. No diet drinks or alternative sugar for coffee for folks who are diabetic. I wouldn’t go again.
  21. IB

    IBISRadio

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The "worst" part of the experience was that the food came to us too quickly. But it was delicious. "Best Shepard's Pie, I've ever had," said my friend. And the owner was gracious and friendly and shared some of his "secret" Scotch Whiskey with us.
  22. g

    great

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Haven is truly one of a kind. There is something here for timid and adventurous eaters alike. It is one of the most hospitable bars in the city and the waitstaff knows both the food and (more importantly) the whisky menu better than most bars that charge twice the price.
  23. L

    Lizzy

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  24. AS

    AlisonS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I want to like it as it's my new neighborhood restaurant, but I find it really expensive and the menu too limited.
  25. DK

    DianneK

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I like the vibe and the menu is interesting. Two of us had the Shepherd's Pie and liked it. I had the vegetable curry and thought it was bland. I did not think it was a $24 dish, especially since there is no meat or fish. Interesting draft beers, but unfortunately the tap was not "ready" so I ordered a glass of red wine. Too bad since I was looking forward to a Bell's Ale. I have had better experiences here. I will try it again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible and the haggis is a taste of home that always helps whenever I miss Scotland
  27. RG

    RonG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place we have been enjoying the Haven for over 15 years. Jason and crew are friendly , the food is top notch and it will only get better in their new space
  28. S

    Sparky

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Love this larger version of the original local pub. Food and service is good, hopefully getting better, bar is limited to scotch and beers. So if you're looking for broader bar options for your guests you're sadly not getting any here. Hopefull for improvements and success to the owner and team.
  29. MB

    MikeB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at The Haven and we will return! The service is attentive and friendly, our food was prepared well and delicious. The peppercorn sauce on the Wes Beastie Steak is prepared just as it should be, the fries are perfectly salted and the salad is tasty. Try the Mac’n’cheese with bacon as a starter. It is yummy!
  30. BC

    BethC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and vibe!
  31. c

    charless

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Just what we were looking for. Sat outside. Waitress told us twice that our order was missed. Waited quite a while. We thought we should have been comped a dessert or something.
  32. R

    Rryan

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic!
  33. F

    Fleb

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first trip to the Haven at its new location. We have been to the Perkins Street location many times. The new place is of course much bigger, and the menu has expanded some but still a lot of the same favorites. Great atmosphere too with a fun mural of QEII and interesting paintings on the wall. One of my favorite things is they have Belhaven Ale on draft - it's my favorite beer and so smooth with the nitro-tap. All the food was great. We had the cheese plate, the seafood plate, the chicken, the burger, and the steak. The seafood plate in particular was excellent and the chicken (new to the menu, I think) was outstanding. I normally don't order chicken in a restaurant, but I'm really glad I did. Perfectly done with gnocchi and a savory mushroom sauce. We will be back!
  34. C

    Clinton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday night's *supposed* to be festive, right? So, I'd say there was the requisite amount of noise--enough to make you feel like you were having a good time, but not too much that you couldn't carry on a conversation.
  35. R

    Rkaitz

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great place for Scottish food. Very nice ambiance and food
  36. AM

    AMRL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a birthday dinner. The candle on the deep fried mats bar was a laugh
  37. S

    Sharkie77

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, I highly recommend the bridles to start with.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our second visit was just as good as the first. LOVE the deviled scotch egg. Not completely authentic, but a smart interpretation and delicious. Our server Andrew was very knowledgeable and opinionated about beer and scotch which was exactly what we wanted. (Sorry for grabbing the bottle and getting a whiff of that scotch! Was caught up in the moment!) The only issue was overall the lighting was too bright, a detail overlooked in dining rooms far too often. You’ve created a beautiful space for us JP diehards, maybe investigate warmer-toned LED alternatives and get everything on a dimmer! We’ll definitely be back!
  39. CD

    CarolD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service friendly and helpful, and there were a lot of people having fun at the weekly trivia night. highly recommend
  40. JM

    JennaM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food in a well-decorated restaurant! Would definitely go back.

FAQs

The Haven is rated 4.6 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for The Haven

284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain

  • Neighborhood

    Jamaica Plain

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plentiful on street parking exists on Perkins Street, Centre Street and South Huntington Ave.

  • Public transit

    Stonybrook T station on the Orange line is a three minute walk.We are located on the Orange line bike path.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Kembrey

  • Entertainment

    Music X3 times per week on Weds/Thurs/Fri @ 9.30pm-late NO COVER.Saturday is "KIlt Night": wear plaid and get a free Deep Fried mars Bar. Book for an immersive Scottish experience. Check website for Scottish Brunch w/ Live Fiddles.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 634-9184

  • Catering

    Catering packages for all your needs. From Pub fare to fine dining. Chef can tailor a menu to suit your budget. In house and off site catering available.

  • Private party facilities

    The Haven offers a unique option for birthday, rehearsal dinner, wedding, graduation, business meeting, office party or meet up large or small.Assembly Room - Private dining room w/seating for 45 people. stage for band or DJ. Whisky Room - Semi- private room (w/ fireplace and antlers) seats 30ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Jason Waddleton: (844) 792-5104

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