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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
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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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great Scotch! They have a great menu of scotches and weekly tastings. Pair that with some traditional and creative Scottish foods and you are in for a fun night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Greeted immediately on arrival. Offered a choice of seating. Ordered a cheese plate that is on the dessert menu as a starter. So good! The blue cheese was amazing! Got a salad and the fish supper. Ended up bringing the salad home. Not as crowded as usual which was nice.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best service we’ve had in a long time. Friendly staff, great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love The Haven and drive over from Cambridge for an occasional Friday night beer or come for special occasions with groups large or small. They always have a vegetarian entree. Really appreciated the staff asking about our plaids when we wore plaid for Saturday. Our Scots family love taking both non-Scots local friends as well as family when they're in from out-of-town! A wee drap'a'haem!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Live Music, Comfort Food, Cozy, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Crazy crowded, loud and lively. Friendly staff. Waited 10 minutes to be seated. Once seated, drinks came quickly, the fried fish was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very attentive service and consistently delicious food. Great spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great time at the Haven! You don't have to be Scottish, but if you're even a little bit Scottish, it's a little bit of heaven. And now they have a full liquor license which means no end of single-malt scotch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Feels like you're eating in Scotland, without the need for a plane ticket!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We always go to The Haven when I visit my son whose school is nearby. Sometimes we go twice in one week! I love the atmosphere which is cozy and busy but not too noisy. The authentic Scottish menu is not huge but has just enough variety for everyone's tastes. The shepherd's pie, smoked fish soup and battered haddock are great. I love the chicken served with rumbledethumps. You have to love something with that name! The sticky toffee pudding (my favorite dessert) is usually very good. I love the decor, especially the paintings of sheep which are for sale. Elderflower cider is usually on the menu and that is worth the visit by itself.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

In town for four nights, at the suggestion of a friend we ventured out for a taste of Scotland, which we got. The Bellhaven beer, imported from Scotland is excellent, as was the Scottish salmon. If it hadn't been for the American voices, we could have been in Scotland.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love The Haven! Service is fab--wines very good--food excellent--salmon was crispy and delicious! Perfect autumnal get together conducive to great cozy conversation! We lingered:))

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love this place! We live a fair distance from it, so we only get to visit about twice a year—but well worth the drive. Service is consistently fantastic, food is good, the owner usually greets us at the door with that wonderful beguiling Scottish accent. This place is Boston’s best kept secret. We’ll be back soon!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really loved the ambiance. The food was good -- we loved the salmon and the shepherd's pie, though I'd skip the veggie burger next time. This would be a wonderful place to go on a cold evening -- very cozy and friendly.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great place. Amazing food. Lovely staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We recently dined at The Haven for the first time. The service was excellent - attentive and solicitous without being intrusive. We started with the veggie bridies (a half-moon-shaped mini hand pie filled with cauliflower and other veggies). The outer pastry, in particular, was delicious. My husband and brother both ordered the white pudding sassitch & mash (chicken sausage with mashed potatoes and other veggies). One of them liked it a lot, while the other didn't care for it. I had The Haven Burger, which was more like a Heaven Burger - outstanding! The generous (8 oz.!) patty was topped with flavorful Huntsman cheese (which I had never eaten before), house-made bacon-onion marmalade (incredible!) and pickle sauce (delicious), lettuce and tomato, and the bun was excellent. The "hand cut thick chips" (huge "steak fries") were great. (I would have preferred them a bit crisper, but I also know it's hard to get such thick fries crisp.) All the portions were quite generous and we really didn't have room for dessert, but couldn't pass up the chance to try a deep-fried Mars bar, so we split one three ways so we all could have a taste. It was out of this world (couldn't resist the pun)!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I already loved the Haven for dinner, and after having the full Scottish breakfast - full of house made bacon, black and white pudding, baked beans and tattie scones- I love it there even more. The full liquor license finally came through so my husband could have his proper dram of peaty whiskey too! They were accommodating to our need for a toddler-friendly table, and the noise level is very forgiving for 2 year old sounds. Such a neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We discovered the Haven a few years ago and come back a couple of times a year. Located just off Centre Street in Jamaica Plain it is a local neighborhood restaurant. The portions are large and the fish and chips was very good with some of the freshest fish we've ever had in this dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great service, cool ambiance, delicious food. Reasonably priced for hearty, well portioned food. No wait for Saturday brunch either! Highly recommend.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had the most amazing meal for the last night of our trip in the US. The owner Andy & girls who served us were lovely & looked after us so well. The food & cocktails were great - we had the burger and fish & chips which were delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was very good and I really like how veggie friendly this place is, despite the cultural cuisine being very meat heavy. The drinks menu was very comprehensive and had great variety. The dessert menu was also varied and had great options. One of the waitress seemed annoyed at us, but overall the service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Great Beer, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious Scottish meal and great service! Loved having one of the long tables near the bar. We loved the Scottish salmon, Scotch deviled egg, and white pudding sassitch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Surprisingly delicious food and super nice service

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Another wonderful experience at The H

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had the beet pickled salmon, mussels, and finnen haddie spread appetiser, the salmon entre, the chicken sausage, and the vegan vindaloo. It was all good, although the overall effect was of "comfort food" rather than a gastronomic adventure. But the prices were reasonable, the staff very attentive and friendly, and I'm sure I'll return.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

One of my favorite spots in JP and Boston generally. The table we reserved was running late, but they brought us a small appetizer and dessert free of charge, which was very nice of them. Great drinks, great food, great service.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Forget the chi-chi burger joints!

I hadn't been to The Haven in awhile. Was lukewarm about the dinner we had. But I decided to go there for lunch on my birthday. I ordered their Haven Burger. It was fabulous. Juicy, tasty, included an arugula salad, and with a perfect bun. Had to cut it in half to eat it. What a delicious surprise.

I've been to many of the chi-chi burger joints -- 5 Napkin Burger, Tasty Burger, Five Guys, Uburger, etc. -- and have been very disappointed. Hyped to hell and lacking. The Haven burger competes with the gourmet ones at JM Curley and Gallows. Definitely will go back when I get a burger hankering!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our food was excellent. This was our first visit and we drove 1.5 hrs, just to try it. Only 1 negative was the cramped seating. For a family of 5, who are all tall, it was a little uncomfortable. If you live closer, definitely go, as I said before, the food was excellent and my husband enjoyed their excellent selection of scotch whiskey'.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I'd been looking for somewhere to have haggis locally, and The Haven didn't disappoint. A total gem, and the oatcakes were awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! I live in the neighborhood and cannot believe I have not been here sooner. The fish and chips with the mushy peas reminded me of Ireland. The fish was crispy and the fries were hand cut; both were cooked to perfection. The cheese plate was generous on the cheese and well balanced. The lamb shank was on point; decedent, flavorful and huuuuge! The 99' Flake was the perfect way to end the meal, although all of the desserts sounded fabulous. My Irish sister-in-law is always talking about a "flake" and when they had one on the menu I knew I had to try it. Needless to say, I will definitely be adding this to my restaurant rotation. Everything about this place makes you feel like you have flow across the Atlantic and entered a quaint little Scottish pub far far away from the daily city grind of Boston.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Probably the best fish and chips available -- delicious buttery smooth fish, great crust without being greasy, hand cut fries. Friendly service and a comfortable place for everyone

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food was excellent and the whisky list was extensive. Emily was a fantastic waitress. I would recommend the Haven as a good place to have a meal and a dram.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

True authentic Scottish meal from the haggis and neeps to the fish and chips with mushy peas to the sticky toffee pudding. Great experience that took us back to a pub from our trip to Scotland last summer. Highly recommended!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I've wanted to try the Haven for some time for the "Scottish" food. They have haggis but that's not for me. My husband had the salmon and I had a 1/2 chicken which were delish. I loved the barley risotto. I forget the name of the vegs with my chicken which was a mix of potatoes, turnip and onion and was very good.
The only complaint I have is that the noise level was excruciating. I have hearing loss and my husband is deaf in one ear, conversation was impossible.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was delicious and outstanding. Our server was very attentive and helpful. The place was very cozy with an authentic feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Fantastic experience, great vibe and beer list, in addition to great food. Get the burger!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My sister and I both had the oats with poached egg on top and it was incredibly bland. I don't know if maybe I just don't like Scottish food, but I was very unimpressed. I had to go to whole foods after for a snack. Service was fine and the overall experience was enjoyable; if only the food had followed suit! My mom and husband got the quiche, which they said was fine, so at least they enjoyed their brunches.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This place was such a unique and exciting to bring my wife and kids for Mother's Day. We loved the atmosphere and service. The food was a great change of pace for from the typical Mother's Day meal. This might become a new family tradition.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Always a feast for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds. Charming, cozy space for locals in JP that welcomes all lovers of things Scottish. Creative menu of traditional Scottish fare + local seasonal inflections. Have a rollicking time at the bar, a clamorous gathering at a large table in the dining room, or an intimate convo and meal in one of the smaller nooks for two.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Delicious food. Cozy . Very quiet for a friday night so a little dissapointing in pub like atmosphere . Clearly not a busy time in jp . We live in cambridge and at 6 pm on a friday you can barrly get in the door of a gastro pub
But attentive service and really good food !
Would recommend highly.
Maybe its busier at other times !
I just really love a lot of hustle and bustle when i go out !

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The Haven is my all time favorite. A JP Neighborhood Jem that also happens to be one of the best restaurants in Boston. Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and awesome service! Owner Jason and Andy the bartender are the best. You really feel like you're worlds away in a Scottish pub. Also, try the Skullsplitters...best imported beer around.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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