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The Haven, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Haven

4.8
4.8
933 Reviews
$31 to $50
Scottish

Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar.
We no longer have an alcohol license at the Perkins Street location as we transition over to the Brewery Complex.

For the next month, we are operating on a takeout and delivery model and we are STILL OPEN FOR DINE-IN (without alcohol).

Please support our team during this time of transformation.

We look forward to seeing you in early June at the opening of The Haven at the Brewery!

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 524-2836

  • 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 is a unique, 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. 3 options: 10-20 people, 20-40, or the whole restaurant is available for hire.

  • Private party contact

    Jason Waddleton: (844) 792-5104

  • Neighborhood

    Jamaica Plain

  • Cross street

    Centre Street

  • 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.<br />Orange line T stop is Jackson Square with a 4 minute walk up Centre Street.<br />Green E-line T stop is Heath Street and a four minute walk along South Huntington Ave.

  • 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

    Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Popular dishes

Menu

Hours: Lunch 12 - 3pm Late Night 9-11

Main

Sandwiches served with choice of handcut chips or arugula salad

  • Beet and Walnut Salad$10.00

    Mixed leaves, pear, onion, w/ lemon vinaigrette

    • House Salad$9.00

      Mixed leaves, cucumber, tomato, vinaigrette

      • Cullen Skink$9.00

        Traditional creamy smoked fish, potato and leek soup

        • Curried Cauliflower Soup$9.00

          Coconut milk, onion, garlic, w/ fried chick peas

          • Finnan Haddie Croquettes$8.00

            Finnan haddie potato croquettes with cherry chili aioli

            • Scotch Egg$8.00

              Crispy sausage wrapped hard boiled egg, mustard w/ arugula

              • Bridies$8.00

                Cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, and potato filling

                • Lamb and Potato w/ Cheese and Onion$9.00
              • Haven Cheese Platter$16.00

                Three select cheeses from Boston Cheese Cellar

                • House Cured and Smoked Seafood Plate$16.00

                  Beet Cured Salmon, Smoked Shellfish, Finnan Haddie Spread and toasted bread

                  • Scottish Rarebit Toastie$13.00

                    A decadent toasted cheese sandwich with Cotswold Cheddar, roasted tomato and caramelized onion w/ side salad

                    • The Haven BLT$15.00

                      House smoked bacon, farm field tomatoes, lettuce, pickled cherry pepper mayo on Fornax batard bread

                      • Chicken and Bacon$15.00

                        Marinated Chicken breast, house bacon, farm field tomatoes, lettuce, mayo on Fornax bun

                        • The Haven Burger$16.00

                          Grilled 8oz beef chuck, Huntsman cheese, Haven bacon-onion marmalade, house pickle sauce, lettuce, tomato on a brioche bun

                          • Fish Sandwich$14.00

                            Beer-battered haddock, house tartar, lettuce on brioche bun

                            • Sassitch Sandwich$15.00

                              House made sausage with pickled red onions and whole grain mustard on batard

                              Dessert

                              • Deep Fried Mars Bar$7.00

                                Experience the deep fried sensation first created in The Haven chip shop in Stonehaven. Served with maple whipped cream

                                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                What 933 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.8
                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.8Food
                                • 4.7Service
                                • 4.8Ambience
                                • 4.5Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. JF

                                  JudyF

                                  New England

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A real favorite! They really know how to cook salmon! And all else as well!

                                2. B

                                  Bailey

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  My friend and I split two entrees. The fish and chips were superb and the vegetable curry was good. Great beer selection and excellent service. A bit loud and crowded on a Friday night.

                                3. MK

                                  MicK

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food, staff, atmosphere, and drink selection. My main arrived a bit colder than I'd like.

                                4. b

                                  bobbi

                                  New England

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our favorite place!! Great food, drinks and the best people

                                5. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had an absolutely wonderful time at The Haven. Friendly & attentive service, DELICIOUS food— highly recommend the fish cakes (brunch menu).

                                6. j

                                  joec

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was delicious.Only wish they served cullen skink as a soup on sunday so we were'nt able to take some home with us but we were able to take some sticky toffee pudding

                                7. n

                                  npwest

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  One of my favorite pubs in New England. Focus on Scottish comfort food is so old-world, yet refreshing for this area. Bonus for the array of Scotch Whiskys and other Scottish beverage options.

                                8. MM

                                  MaryM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Uniquely AMAZING and incredibly delicious! MUST DINE SPOT!

                                9. M

                                  Midge

                                  New England

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                                  First time at the Haven and did not disappoint. Salmon was excellent!

                                10. JC

                                  JimC

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Service and food were great

                                11. P

                                  Peaker

                                  New England

                                  7 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on March 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always a great dram night, meeting new people and learning about whiskies. Dinner is right on target for a casual Scots kind of night.

                                12. KO

                                  KatherineO

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great fish supper as always. This place never disappoints

                                13. J

                                  Julia

                                  New England

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We always have an amazing time at The Haven! Loved sitting on the side with the bar this time. The Tennent's was fresh and the food was perfection as usual. You guys rock!

                                14. LC

                                  LizaC

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  We had a great evening - good food, good service, nice vibe and great to be back at The Haven after COVID. Very happy to return and to see it doing well! We will be back again soon.

                                15. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on February 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful dinner as always! This is my favorite local JP spot. The food is delicious, service is impeccable and the ambiance is great. Cannot recommend enough!

                                16. MP

                                  MichaelP

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great place. Good food and great atmosphere. Feels like you are in Europe.

                                17. AE

                                  AntonEgo

                                  Washington DC

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Some outstanding cooking going on in this kitchen. Great menu and a good wine list. Of course, their Scottish fare is the standout. Our waiter remembered us from our last visit. A real neighborhood bistro.

                                18. JM

                                  JackM

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Fantastic food, fun atmosphere, good cocktails, and an excellent host made for a great evening.

                                19. R

                                  Rebecca

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our favorite neighborhood place in Jamaica Plain!!

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                  Jason is the man.

                                21. P

                                  Peaker

                                  New England

                                  8 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on January 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always a good time at The Haven! The menu is growing as we slowly climb out of covid. The chicken pot pie was a hit, and always, great scotch selection.

                                22. CG

                                  CherylG

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was excellent. Server was friendly, efficient, but not pushy and let is relax while we ate.

                                23. DN

                                  DennisN

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Best burger for 100 miles at least! Jason and his staff really know their stuff and make the entire experience amazing!

                                24. b

                                  bobbi

                                  New England

                                  13 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great environment, food and cocktails. Very friendly people, always smiling and accommodating. One can not find a better place for food, drinks and ambiance.

                                25. L

                                  Libby

                                  New England

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on December 30, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious food, friendly staff and wonderful cocktails. I’ve been going here almost 10 years and it never disappoints!

                                26. RL

                                  RobynL

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 29, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fish & chips as good as ever! Great to be back at The Haven.

                                27. c

                                  chrisr

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great place, really friendly staff and excellent food in a simple menu. Loved everything we had and the price was right too.

                                28. K

                                  Kathy

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 22, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  We truly enjoyed our dining experience at the Haven in Jamacia Plain. The atmosphere is simple and casual with Scottish pub decor. The food choices were Scottish to the core. We ordered Scottish eggs, haggis, fish and chips, and bridies. Every dish was delicious! And the bar did not disappoint!

                                29. JA

                                  JAHP

                                  Los Angeles

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Had a lovely time during brunch, and they had great brunch cocktails.

                                30. b

                                  bobbi

                                  New England

                                  13 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on November 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always a great place to eat. Keep the Haven on Perkins street. We love it.

                                31. EM

                                  ErikM

                                  Memphis/West TN

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food has always been great. Definitely a place to visit if you’re interested in whiskey.

                                32. S

                                  Sterling

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This is a superb restaurant. Focus on the food, no fuss, but everything as it should be. It's not trying to be all things to all people. Rather, it has integrity and does what it does very well - authentic Scots food in a pub atmosphere. Service is friendly, timely, relaxed yet professional.

                                33. AG

                                  AvaGlows

                                  New York Area

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything delicious and service friendly and efficient

                                34. WS

                                  WindowSeat

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Cozy. Friendly. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Wonderful place.

                                35. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  6 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on November 15, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Nice Scottish-themed restaurant at the heart of JP. Cozy and relaxing ambience with dimmed lights makes it a perfect fit for a date or a hangout with your old friends.

                                36. PR

                                  PattR

                                  New England

                                  13 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on November 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My husband and I were in search of a good burger and fish & chips. We found both at The Haven. Beer was delicious too. Fun lively little neighborhood place. We will definitely be back.

                                37. b

                                  bobbi

                                  New England

                                  13 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on November 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great place as far as food, drinks ambiance and people who work there. The best, Bigger Man, Connor!!!

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  17 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My second time and always a good experience. Service is always nice and polite and the food is great. Great drinks too, will definitely be back!

                                39. RD

                                  RussellD

                                  New England

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great neighborhood restaurant with Scottish flare!

                                40. b

                                  betsy

                                  New England

                                  9 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on October 30, 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Good menu and casual. Servers very nice. Tables spread out a bit due to Covid. Recommend for dinner

                                FAQs

                                The Haven does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Haven also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 524-2836.

                                The Haven is rated 4.8 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

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

                                Make a reservation

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                                Booked 7 times today
                                Google Map for The Haven

                                2 Perkins Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Centre Street

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Jamaica Plain

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am

                                • Cuisines

                                  Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • 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.

                                • 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

                                  Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

                                • Phone number

                                  (617) 524-2836

                                • 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 is a unique, 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. 3 options: 10-20 people, 20-40, or the whole restaurant is available for hire.

                                • Private party contact

                                  Jason Waddleton: (844) 792-5104

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