The Haven

4.8
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719 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Specials

Winter Warmer

Sheperd's Pie with a Mulled Wine for $20 - Available Mon-Thurs on reservations BEFORE 7pm,

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2019

Ends: December 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-6:45PM

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the best burger in Boston. Love this as a date spot! First dates, anniversaries, valentine's day. Really you never need to try anything new after this.

MG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The drinks menu is great. Food average, but a fun local place to go with friends!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best {Scottish} Friend Mhairi’s 🎂 birthday‼️

L
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal as usual. Very reliable spot for a nice evening.

a
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Haven is a lovely little restaurant and pub in Jamaica Plain. The cocktail menu is creative and there are plenty of beers and wines, not to mention single malt scotches, to choose from. My fish and chips were a bit overcooked but the salmon was delicious and the burger was as well. The steamed mussels are divine - ask for extra bread for the amazing sauce. And you can actually have a conversation with your friends without yelling, which is a real treat. The service is excellent.

BB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real gem of a place, especially if you've ever lived in the UK (particularly not England). A nice reminder of times and camaraderie across the pond. Great food and fantastic drink. Slàinte Mhath!

FW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, authentic Scottish food and a fabulous whiskey collection. What could be better?

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Haven never disapoints. Fantastic food (burger is Best in Boston easily) and scotch egg is fantastic. Drinks are tasty and boozy. Sticky Pudding dessert? Yes please.

Huge fan of this spot. Have been coming for years and will continue to be in my top 5 favorite locations in Boston.

BG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute treat to experience traditional Scottish fare in a very relaxed and authentic atmosphere. Brought back so many fond memories of the home land!

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I came for the Cullen Skink but was not available. Made do with the blood puddings and fin haddie. SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

JP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Haven was everything I'd imagined and more! After living in Scotland for 6 months, it was so nice to have a piece of that back home. The ambiance was absolutely perfect and so Scottish from head to toe. The Shepard's Pie was my favorite, and you have to get the deep-fried Mars Bar! Can't wait to go back.

r
New England
69 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every month or so -- and it never disappoints. The service is friendly, the overall vibe is fun and the food is consistently excellent (and the portions are large as well). The beer and Scotch list are unique compared to lots of other places in town (wish we lived in walking distance so we could explore more choices with a meal!).

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food (we had fish & chips, a burger) — definitely the best fish & chips I have had. Owner was friendly so was the service staff. A neighborhood gem!

c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food, great drinks and great atmosphere.

BS
New England
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent authentic food (try to pronounce some of those Scottish items!) and the fried Mars bar is a must have dessert. Service was excellent, great selection of beers and scotch, mixed drinks were a bit weak. Recommended!

TH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the casual, intimate atmosphere. Feels like a neighborhood local. Food was delicious - cocktails, too!

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Scotch tasting event

SF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Haven on Christmas Eve for a small family dinner. The staff was super and the food was as great as always. The night had a great happy holiday vibe and the ambiance was outstanding!

CC
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the only Scottish restaurant in the area and is special. It is cozy and has a good menu. The food and beverages are authentic. We had good service. My dining companion had the haggis - not something you can get at another restaurant in the region and I had the shepherd's pie which was made with lamb and quite delicious.

BB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!! Crazy that we can get a filet cooked perfectly at a local Scottish pub. Amazing!

JR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place. Could actually believe your were in a Scottish pub. The owner is so friendly and cordial. Truly great. Talked with him for quite awhile. Service was wonderful, as was the food and single malt scotch!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Always a great experience- love the curry and the oatcakes!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good scotch. Fun night.

OT
New England
7 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
30 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
17 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
25 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
3 reviews
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
25 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
7 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.

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