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Wed, 4/25
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9:00 PM
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The Haven

4.7
568 reviews
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$30 and under
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Scottish
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  • Cozy
  • Great for Lunch
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(617) 524-2836
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hughie McChuff
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centre Street
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Parking details
Plentiful on street parking exists on Perkins Street, Centre Street and South Huntington Ave.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

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What 568 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The Haven is always a really unique space to head to - they do a nice job in keeping traditional Scottish themes alive. Great atmosphere, very pleasant staff.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love this place. Service is terrific and the atmosphere adds to the ambiance.

Owner was very friendly and present. Greeted us on the way in and out and he was wearing a kilt. Awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Haven is a great spot for casual dining along with themed special events. The menu is large enough that everybody will find something they like. Of particular note are the Scotch eggs and the fabulous burgers. The beer list is very good and the Scotch whisky list is fabulous. If you want a true guilty pleasure have the deep fried Mars bar for a true Scottish sweet tooth delight.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was tasty, but its Scottish aspect, limited the choices for this plain food eater.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely, Boston’s best fish and chips

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Fish dinner was good, but not outstanding. Very much enjoyed the cullen skink. And of course you can't go wrong with a pint of Belhaven Scottish Ale!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

As always, the Haven was a lovely choice for a random date night with my husband. The White Sassitch and Mash was delicious, and surrounded by well seasoned veggies. We always get the scotch deviled eggs and fish and chips, but this visit they were the best we've had there!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The Haven is one of my favorite gems of Boston. The staff are in tune to customers and very friendly, the servers are experts on Scotch and beer and proud of the food menu. I always can’t decide what to order because you can’t go wrong.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Pot pie and shepherd's pie were awesome, and a great beer list here with a wide variety of Scottish beers and ginger beers.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

They were overbooked so I had to sit on stool at the bar. Not very comfortable. Otherwise OK.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

What else can be said about Scottish perfection that doesn't require a passport and a flight?

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

DELICIOUS food & awesome decorations. Service was a bit slow but they were extremely busy.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Not only was the food fantastic—but the Scottish ambiance was top-notch. They even had live music complete with a fiddler, guitarist, and bag-pipe player! Does it get any better!?

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great but it would be nice to have some kind of alternative to dairy for the coffee. Had to ditch the coffee I'd ordered and get some green tea. Ambiance is very nice. Love the old wood!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We were a little uncertain about some of the unfamiliar Scottish menu offerings, so we played it safe and went with familiar dishes. I can't say enough about the Shepherd's Pie made with lamb. It was so flavorful! We also tried the chicken pot pie, the mussels appetizer, and the butternut squash soup. All were delicious. We tried 2 of the desserts and they were both outstanding as well. Wonderful comfort food on a cold winter's night.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Love that we have a scottish restaurant in Boston! The haven is a cozy haven from the hectic pace of Boston - we thoroughly enjoyed brunch & look forward to returning for dinner!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Friendly and fun. The salmon was delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The Haven is a staple for us. Truly a wonderful, hidden gem with the best burger I’ve ever tasted.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I had a great, authentic Scottish meal then we stayed for the dram tasting which was really fun and educational. The wait staff is friendly and the owner is really knowledgeable about scotch. We loved it so much we went back in the morning for an amazing full Scottish breakfast!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

As every time previously, The Haven lived up to highest expectations. The food was excellent and the service was well beyond reproach. All personnel, including Jason, the owner who came to our table for a brief chat, are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. This great spot is perfect for all types of people and everyone is cordially treated. The Haven is definitely a welcome gem in Jamaica Plain!!!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great and local. Recommend highly. Love the vibe and the food

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5.0Dined on December 3, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 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!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Very attentive service and consistently delicious food. Great spot.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Great place. Amazing food. Lovely staff.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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