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The Haven, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Haven

4.6
4.6
1151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Scottish
New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar in the historic Haffenreffer brewery complex in Jamaica Plain, (relocated in 2022 - after originally opening in 2010).
We now provide expanded menu offerings, multiple weekly events and a fantastic cocktail and single malt program in a beautiful award-winning designed space. There's a tasteful nod to Scotland and a sense of comfort throughout the new larger space. You have plenty of choice as to where you enjoy your night, next to the bustling bar or in a cozy corner in the snug or outside on the patio.
Whether it's the famous Burger, Haggis or sumptuous dessert, you find something for everyone at The Haven.
We look forward to seeing you at The Haven at the Brewery.

With great transportation, ample parking and easy access to Sam Adams Brewery we are a destination venue.
Dave Broom - " The premier Boston whisky bar"
Jacobite Burger (created with Sam Heughan, Outlander) - Best Burger in USA 2021.
Best Date Night spot 2021, BOSTONmagazine.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm 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
  • 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 a 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,151 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,151 Reviews
  1. Cheryl

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's a reason The Haven is a favorite gathering spot for our friends - great food, incredible service, relaxed ambiance. It is now our "unofficial clubhouse" location.

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  2. cazmachine

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to The Haven often; it is one of our favorite places. This is the first time I have given it fewer than five stars. For some reason, both of our meals -- I had the fish and chips, my wife had a burger -- were particularly greasy and didn't sit well with us afterward. This was an anomaly, and we will certainly be back.

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  3. tml0

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn’t been here in a while. Food and drink were disappointing, service was good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely traditional Scottish pub ! Great atmosphere , food, drinks selection and friendly service

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  5. StevenT

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb restaurant with a warm inviting interior and friendly staff. Food is always wonderful. We had the veggie )beyond) burger which was amazing prepared on a brioche bun and cheddar cheese. The chips (fries) are huge and delicious. My partner had the five cheese pizza which was terrific… amazingly good considering this is a Scottish restaurant. Jason the owner is a wonderful host and will make you feel very welcomed. Haven is a real Boston gem!

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  6. LisaC

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was awesome. Someone spilled their drink and she gave the person a refill of what was spilt! Food was outstanding too!! Overall the best time I’ve been to the Haven!

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  7. VickiF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are just in town for a few days but we would come back again. It was superb. We had the fish plate for an appetizer and the Haven Haggis and Fish suppers. Everything was delicious and top quality.

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  8. Phil

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fish and chips in Boston. Feels like a Scottish pub with authentic food choices, a great whiskey selection and beers on tap that you don’t normally see around here. I would strongly recommend The Haven

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  9. JamesD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice dinner with our son and his wife on Sunday. We had made a reservation and the place was getting busy at 6pm. Service is attentive, the food is varied and better than regular bar food. I had Fish and Chips and the cod was excellent covered with a thin(not greasy) batter. Delicious!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is outstanding! Don’t walk, run. You will not be disappointed.

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  11. MaryM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place for an Easter brunch, although the menu was small, there was something for everyone. It was a quiet cordial venue, bar looks gorgeous, ambiance was lovely. Can't wait to try the patio when weather is warmer!

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  12. Andrew

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful stand-by. The food is delicious. Unpretentious.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place! It's a beautiful place. We loved it. Parking is easy.

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  14. LouiseA

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to the Haven a few times for the rugby and it's a great pub. The room with the projector is super and the staff are really nice.

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  15. LianeW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Haven lives up to its name as a culinary retreat for people who are homesick for Scotland.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, top notch food and drink from a friendly and attentive staff. Portions are generous. Everything is prepared perfectly. Hunter’s Chicken is one of the only non-fried chicken entrees I’ll order at Boston area restaurants. Highly recommend The Haven!

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  17. greendragon

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at the Haven! The food is excellent, Jason (the owner) is always charming, and the staff are terrific. Their menu is excellent - I especially enjoy brunch here. If you're a scotch drinker, you'll love their wide selection of whiskies. But you'll find something to please you whatever your tastes are! 100% recommended.

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  18. Paul

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine with our party of 6. The Haven Burgers were delicious. We also enjoyed the scotch eggs as appetizers along with beer and wine. The seating was comfortable and service from our waiter, Oliver, was just right. The interior of the restaurant is spacious with a cheerful ambiance. It’s one of the largest restaurants in Jamaica Plain, and it’s adjacent to the Sam Adams Brewery complex. I always enjoy coming to the Haven.

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  19. Want2BFoodie

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to The Haven. First time having lunch in the “new” space: usually there for dinner. There were three newborns with six adults at the next table: awake but quiet. I think they liked it there too!

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  20. cazmachine

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the burgers this time. Delicious as always!

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  21. BlakeL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and knowledgeable, kind staff.

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  22. PauletteS

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice presentation, wonderful decor and solid service! It was the perfect setting for an intimate gathering for a friend’s birthday.

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  23. Hungry

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Haven is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is fun and cosy, and the staff are always friendly and helpful. They also have a wonderful selection of single malts.

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  24. ElizabethL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new location and decor, the food is so good! I highly recommend dipping your oatcakes in toffee sauce.

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  25. elizabethm

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Best burger in Boston. Friendly wait staff. Fabulous scotch assortment.

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  26. KateS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! We are locals and love the Haven when we are able to have a date night in town.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The stage area is great for families, where as the dining room is perfect for dates

    1 person found this helpful

  28. PattieR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot get a better burger anywhere. So glad they moved to a bigger space. It’s a real treat.

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  29. MichelleR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always and a little taste of Scotland just around the corner. For a Scotch drinker it’s also nice to go out to eat and have a variety of quality single malt scotch to choose from. Only wish would be to add maybe haggis bonbons and a steak pie to the menu.

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  30. JasG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to book and cozy! Food is great as well! Would reccomend!

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  31. CAMILLAC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! I missed a nice full Scottish breakfast!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food as always was excellent, the service outstanding, the ambience great.

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  33. SnickerDudel

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Haven is such a class establishment. Jason, the proprietor, was such a gracious and friendly host (a true Scotsman)! Went there for a burns cabaret and it was so festive and such a class act. Food was outstanding as well. Will be returning soon

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  34. Helen

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Accommodating to families with small children too.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy setting. Best version of a Shirley Temple I have ever had! Delicious na version is both kid and adult friendly, not too sweet with lime juice and real maraschinos!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. janeB

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Jason. Food experience was mixed. The chicken sausage wasn’t great, and the oat cakes used to be brilliant, now a bit tasteless.

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  37. MariannaZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and beautifully served food. Nice drinks. Very friendly and helpful staff, great service. We loved the atmosphere and had a wonderful evening. It was our second time there and will definitely come back.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good service. Lovely space. Will be going back soon

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  39. PeytonW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time and we loved The Haven! Can't wait to go back from the burger. We had the salmon over barley, pepperoni pizza and a vegetarian entree and they were all delicious. The cocktails were great, too. The owner, Jason, was super and the ambiance is fun and perfect.

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  40. NatalieD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality pub food, nice atmosphere. Get there early if you need parking.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Haven using the Order Online button. The Haven also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 634-9184.

The Haven is rated 4.6 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, 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 a 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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