The Haven

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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 684 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Scottish breakfast surrounded by bunny paintings!

AK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very congenial.

r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Haven burger was amazing!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

ER
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing burgers! Welcoming staff!

ND
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing amazing experience!

T
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
122 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great and one of a kind

S
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The entire experience was well worth it! I had the Fish Dinner and my dad and brother both had the Burger - we each tried each other’s food and everything was fantastic. If I’d had the burger I could easily say it was my favorite. We also had the Scotch egg and bridies, both of which were delicious. It was a great for my brother to be able to have Irn Bru and Scoth in the same sitting. The staff was wonderful, very attentive. Next time I’m in Boston, I’ll be back for sure!

r
New England
66 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely evening and meal at The Haven -- the fish dinner is the best fish & chips around (great piece of fish, gently cooked, complemented by nice fries and great mushy peas). Wonderful choices both of beers and mixed drinks. Each time we come, we wonder why it has been so long since our previous visit.

AP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently visited on a Friday evening with our toddler, and The Haven couldn't have been more accommodating. We made a note in our reservation that we would need a high chair, and they had one set up before we arrived! The staff was also very friendly, and they had lots of great food for both adults and children. Would highly recommend.

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in Boston, hands down. The ambience is also super cozy and inviting! I absolutely love The Haven.

PD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good and reasonably priced, but I had made a reservation for three people and we were seated at a large communal table that was shared with other parties, which was disappointing.

GC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Haven was a great brunch location. We can't wait to go in the evening for food & drinks.

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The Haven is a cool neighborhood bar with decent food. It’s Scottish restaurant. Service was slow and felt like we were inconveniencing our server.
It’s got a good vibe and definitely worth checking it out!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love The Haven. Great food, even better beer on tap, and reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere (sheep on the walls) and friendly service. One of our favorite local places to eat out in this part of Boston.

JJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. The only downside was that we were seated at 7:20 for a 7:00 reservation.

MB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy it, even more so since they have added malt whiskeys. The last visit coincided with an event (cheese and Scotch); we hadn't checked and that was a loud mistake on our part.

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