Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.41mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.90mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.41mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.90mi

About The Haven

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, Thurs, Dram Night 9-11pm Friday and Saturday (we offer x4 drams for $25 and talk you through the drams), Scottish Fiddles on Sunday Brunch monthly and a host of special events throughout the year.

2 Perkins Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm -9:30pm Late Night Menu 10-Midnight

Cross Street:
Centre Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 524-2836

Website:
http://www.thehavenjp.com/

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.

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.

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

Public Transit:
The 39# Bus stops at Perkins St/Huntington Ave.
Orange line T stop is Jackson Square with a 4 minute walk up Centre Street.
Green E-line T stop is Heath Street and a four minute walk along South Huntington Ave.

Executive Chef:
Hughie McChuff

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Look out for Burn's Suppers in January, St Andrews night celebration, Tartan Week in April as well as a host of other one off culinary events and beer launches.
Most weekends see a UK football game featured during brunch on the bar side of the reastaurant.

Private Dining

The Haven is a unique and affordable option for a birthday, wedding rehearsal dinner, wedding, graduation, business meeting, office party or meet up large or small. We offer free wifi, sound system and projector for your use. We have two rooms for hire. Once for 10-20 people and another 20-40. Alternatively the whole restaurant is available for hire too.

The Haven Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (13)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
See All
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sort by
S
540 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Our server Tameka was great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food was delicious & the service was excellent. Have been many times for dinner, will try to go back for lunch or late night!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food is always interesting and generous portions. The drinks and beers make for an interesting change from most other places as well. While clearly there are regulars, there is always a welcoming feel to the room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great beer and atmosphere but food wasn't very good

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I really enjoy the Haven and went there for the atmosphere really. The beer is great! and our waiter was extremely attentive. However, for a vegetarian, it is not the place to go.

Tags: Fun
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This was a great place for an after work get-together with friends. We all found something we loves, both food and drink. The staff was amazing and friendly, definitely a team and happy workplace. We both recommend and will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The mussels were the best I have ever had. Every dish we ate was wonderful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Cozy, friendly ambiance. Beer selection is awesome and the food was really scrumptious. It's Scottish style comfort food. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Authentic and fun place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Love this place! It's cozy with great inexpensive food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The Haven is a wonderful, authentic, homey and friendly Scottish haven from this crazy world, guaranteed to put real food prepared with care on the table, a twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step.

From your kilt-wearing host, to the jolly bartender to the helpful and happy waitresses, to the genuine Scottish fare in the menu, including haggis with neaps, vegetable bridies, creamy and rich Cullen and Skink and a smoked seafood platter with salmon, mussels and smoked haddock spread, complete with homemade oatcakes and pickles, you will not be allowed to leave hungry!

You will also not leave thirsty as the Haven has assembled the best Scottish bar menu in Boston, with great stouts (Dragonhead, etc,) and lagers and a variety of beers on taps, as well as great whiskey cocktails and other libations served in a pub atmosphere that is both charming and inviting.

They also do regular musical evenings and celebrations that have become local favorites.

So, come as you are and enjoy the hospitality of this Scottish Haven!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2016

This is a very cozy-feeling restaurant with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. There were two of us and we had a lovely window seat, however I noticed a couple of groups (maybe 8 or 10) that they accommodated well. The menu is not huge, which I prefer, because it usually means being able to be very good at a few things, and this was true. All our food was delicious and the woman who waited on us was very friendly and helped us make some choices. It was a great place to meet up with a friend for a catch-up visit and enjoy the drinks and meal, too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Unexpectedly excellent dining experience. Food was unusual and delicious; atmosphere was cozy; service was friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Our family went to The Haven thinking we might re-live last summer's trip to Scotland, and we were not disappointed! The service was great, the beer was great (we had Bellhaven and Innis & Gunn), and the food was great. In fact, the Cullen Skink was as good (maybe better) than what we had at the Glenfiddich distillery's restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2016

As always, my dinner from beginning to conclusion was excellent, and it was highlighted by a brief discussion with the owner, an extremely cordial individual. The Haven is a go-to restaurant, always enjoyed by my visiting friends, who repeatedly request a return there when they visit. One out of state friend deems it the best restaurant in Boston, and it always lives up to its reputation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Fantastic in every way. This was our first time at The Haven. There were three of us, one who knows her Scottish cuisine, the others not so much. We all were totally wowed: food, drink, service and ambiance. Excellent for quiet conversation. Amazing list of beers and ciders. This is a neighborhood place with cooking that transcends the local. We will definitely be back, the sooner the better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Nice Scottish atmosphere and great attention to detail in the food prep. Friendly waitstaff with a good sense of humor.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Always a good time at the Haven. Great service, great food, drinks, ambience.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

This was our first trip to Haven and we will be back. Very welcoming and comfortable with a pleasant menu and a remarkably interesting and wide range of beers. The lamb shank was spectacular -- very tender, cooked slowly enough that all the tougher tissue melted and left behind flavorful meat. We happened to be there on an evening with a piper, which added to the enjoyment.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Excellent meal. Everyone very pleased.
Enjoyed the bagpipes!

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Amazing food, the only place in Boston to find Scottish victuals. The staff is warm and welcoming and they have bag pipes. And men in kilts. MEN IN KILTS!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The Haven is a great place to get together with friends, enjoy great Scottish food and hear live bagpipes. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is fantastic. My friends and I love going there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Always welcoming, wonderful food, great service! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The Haven has classic Scottish dishes - some could be considered "comfort" food like burgers and fish & chips - others more "creative" like haggis and mint peas. The chef has a great touch and most are very good. My wife and I go on occasion and some dishes can be quite special. In addition there are excellent beers on draft and a very friendly staff. The only negative is that it's a bit noisy, especially on a crowded night - but certainly festive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food and cocktails are equally delicious and unique.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

As always, my visit to The Haven, this time with an out-of-state friend, was excellent and left both of us very glad we had dined there. The food and drink were perfect and, succinctly, the ambiance, as always, was superb!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2016

This, my first visit to The Haven, was a happy surprise. The menu includes enough authentic Scottish dishes to keep a scotophile happy for several visits at least, plus enough other offerings to comfort the benighted souls who can't understand why anyone would enjoy the stuff. The service was friendly and attentive. The kitchen readily accommodated my request to substitute kale for the tatties that went with my haggis and neeps.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2016

One of the best burgers in town, and great ambiance. Service was good, though they switched our burgers (one med/well, one med). I love the Haven and will always recommend it for people who want cozy ambiance and yummy comfortish food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Authentic Scottish food. Great beer selection. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Live Music, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Overall great experience! Great drink menu, limited food menu. I had the Lamb, which was good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Excellent breakfast sandwich!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Love, love, love this place. Great neighborhood place. Intimate, super friendly staff, fun small bar with great Scottish food.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

I went to dinner with my daughter and her boyfriend. This is the second time I have been to The Haven. Both times the food was good, and the beer choices were numerous. I really enjoy the atmosphere. The dinners are priced nicely, and the staff is very friendly.

Tags: Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2016

The Haven always comes through with an authentic Scottish vibe and a small but well thought out menu. We look forward to our next meal there!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We love this awesome pub style neighborhood treasure. Great lively ambiance. Friendly staff and cozy seating. Small but interesting Scottish menu. Hamburgers and fish & chips are our favorites. We will definitely go again. Gets pretty crowded by 6:30 pm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Went for dinner with my girlfriend and had a wonderful evening! Service and food (I had the haggis, my girlfriend had the salmon) were excellent, and the beer menu stayed true to the restaurant's Scottish roots. Very vibrant and fun atmosphere. Would definitely visit again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fun, Cozy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2016

A great neighborhood spot. We really like the brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Came here for a casual birthday dinner with a few friends. Seated immediately, timely food delivery, tasty comfort food, good beer. I would recommend.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Loved everything about the place. Everyone in our party of 6 was very satisfied. Food great, service great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.