The Haven

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695 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Scottish
Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar.
We have a Scottish menu made from scratch with love. A Scotch list of over 30 Single Malts and over 25 Scottish crafts beers - this is a Scottish Imbibers heaven. Expect a warm welcome from Kilt clad staff.
Numerous awards Best of etc...
That's not all....
Look out for FREE live music every Weds, Dram Night 9-11pm Friday and Saturday (we offer x4 drams for $30 and talk you through the drams), Scottish Fiddles on Sunday Brunch monthly and a host of special events throughout the year.

Specials

Steak and Scotch Sizzler

We are celebrating our 9th anniversary with a Filet Mignon and a Single Malt for just $30! Available every night of the week from 5-7pm!
Just make a reservation before 7!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 17, 2019

Ends: June 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Wed 5:30PM-7:00PM

What 695 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy and felt authentic. Brought to mind the Ploughing in Cambridge. Bartender a bit curt but wait person lovely. Food and drink excellent. Nice place overall—I’d go back. Good value too.

CF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely staff, great food, pretty quiet and chill environment as well so great for a small gatherings or dates

M
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I know it's a Scottish restaurant but could you add a pasta special? Our last meal there was very good. The service is Amazing, as well as, the ambience.

BG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We arrived at 10:15 PM for a late dinner on a Friday night. The place was lively but not loud. The late night menu is reduced from the overall menu. The food we had was very good. They have a selection of imported beers and good cocktails. They have an excellent selection of Scotch.

SL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a client there, which saya a lot. Food and drink have been consistently outstanding and we can even hear our own conversations.

D
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good. Scottish cuisine is interesting. Different flavor combinations than I am accustomed to. Drinks were very good. The toffee pudding was good.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burgers. Friendly service. Comfortable.

PR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite places in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is a hidden gem with excellent service, food, and atmosphere. I've been there for a pint during the World Cup, dinners with family, brunch dates, and celebrations. Every time I go, I leave delighted!

r
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at this JP neighborhood gem. We took a friend to celebrate her birthday. We were all satisfied with our choices. The poached pear, the smoked fishcakes, the breakfast sandwich and my toffee French toast. I had to force myself not to order the same thing I've had on the last two or three Haven brunches (the delicious fishcakes with poached eggs) so I ordered the French toast. It was a true delight.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been many times and we always love it for the combination of the vibe and the food!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place and my fish dinner with fish and chips with mushy peas was so delicious, I will be eating here again

OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Scottish breakfast surrounded by bunny paintings!

AK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just got back from Scotland and was jonesing for authentic food. Loved this place!

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Haven has a nice atmosphere - it's like your typical pub but a bit more intimate and a bit more like you're on a pirate-ship. The food is a like pub food but stepped up a couple notches. The fish and chips were delicious - a nice meaty piece of fish with batter fried to golden and crispy perfection.

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, love the smoked fish platter, I get it every time. If you prefer wines with dinner, the selection is not great, but it is fine. The Haven has a list of fun ciders, stouts and beers.

TZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very congenial.

r
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second Sunday brunch at the have in the last two weeks. We enjoyed to so much last Sunday we wanted to share it with friend. We all had Bloody Marys which really are among the best I've ver had. I repeated my meal from las week having the smoked fish cakes and eggs but this time I ordered a side of the house made back which was out of this world. My wife switch from the toffee french toast (last week) to the poached pear and she was very pleased with it. Out friends had the french toast and the fish cakes as well. All very delicious in a really pleasant setting and being that we visited Scotland recently we felt right at home. Same server as last time and same excellent service. The Haven is a contender for the best brunch in Jamaica Plain if not all of Boston. Loved it. In fact we're planning on going back for dinner soon.

EA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, and seemed very authentic Scottish breakfast and menu! Really liked it and would go back again if I am ever in the area for breakfast or brunch.

SC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Haven burger was amazing!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good beer selections and tasty food. Uncomfortable furniture and loud.
Parking impossible.

ER
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every time we visit Boston we make a dinner reservation at The Haven. The food and ambiance have always been great.

AP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been almost a regular for six months. Love the salmon, Scotch egg, haggis, Shepherd’s pie... this time I tried the gazpacho because it was too hot for haggis and even that was delicious, and I’m a Spanish teacher! Also their burgers and homemade ketchup are to die for, and don’t even get me started on the sticky toffee pudding! I usually get single malts or the Bobby Burns, but my mom got a gin and tonic (infused with lavender and pineapple?) and that was amazing, too! Great place, friendly people. ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

j
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with authentic Scottish fare, nice selection of whisky and lovely atmosphere.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and beer were excellent, wish the a/c was a little better but not a deal breaker. Will definitely go back

t
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Always wanted to try haggis and it didn't disappoint. My wife had the burger, which tasted great and cooked perfectly. Definitely try the Scottish eggs and the cheese platter. Great beer and ciders. Finished the night with the fried Mars bar. All around a great experience

H
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Friendly atmosphere, great service, awesome food. One of the best burgers in Boston!

KS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing burgers! Welcoming staff!

ND
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Haven is an independent restaurant specializing in Scottish cuisine and it’s excellent. Highly recommend eating here. Great food, great beer, great service. What more could you want?

G
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. It's like an established Aberdeen local dropped out of the sky, complete with owner, kitchen and ambiance. Great food, drink and conversation. Go today!

JK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy and charming ambiance. Deviled Scottish egg app was amazing. Starter salad and burgers were delicious and flavorful. Solid cocktail and beer list. I enjoyed the Paloma cocktail and finished the meal with a pour of a nice peaty scotch. Overall a solid place for a bite and a beverage!

M
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gem! Love the food, quality of drinks is amazing and staff is attentive and warm. Feels like I was eating at a home! If I lived in Boston I would be there every week! And they play soccer. Will be back for sure!

WS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A comfortable place with friendly staff and good food. What's not to like?

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing amazing experience!

T
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Would recommend but not for brunch. Lox Ness Monster has lox pickle in beer juice (huh). Bubble and Squeak was utterly tasteless. Finnan Haddie had very little Haddie. Overall very disappointing.

m
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my sons and daughter-in law for brunch on Sunday. We had a fantastic meal! The savory porridge, the scotch eggs, and poached pear were outstanding. Our waiter was perfect. I live in New York and whenever I visit the kids in Boston, we will share a meal at The Haven.

JP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Haven. The atmosphere is great, the staff are friendly, and the good is consistently good. It is a great place for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

T
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Met an old friend there for dinner...decor was very cute, very "Jamaica Plain" and it seemed to be popular with locals. My friend and I split the salad which was yummy, but her lamb lollipops were overdone and not especially good. My salmon entree was delicious. Prices were a little high for what we ordered, so not sure I could afford to frequent it too often.

BB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience with a great waiter. He steered me in the right direction Food was fresh and delicious

DH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yes. Food, ambience, and service were great. Crowded, though, and noisy at time.

AC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Yes to recommendation, but not based on this visit. We felt rushed and as if we were annoying our server with our simple requests: water for the table, dessert menu. Food was very good, as usual.

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