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Best of Boston 2019 – Best First Date Spot

In Boston’s sea of rowdy, singles-filled Irish bars, this rare Scottish gastropub stands out as unique, friendly, and approachable—just like the ideal date. As its name suggests, the restaurant is an intimate place to get cozy by candlelight with your Tinder match over an extensive, icebreaker-friendly scotch list organized by region, as well as hard-to-find specialties like haggis and Scotland-born deep-fried Mars bars. With so much to talk about, conversation will flow as easily as the Belhaven beer on draft 
2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain, MA thehavenjp.com

Best First Date Spot in Boston

Stuff Dining Awards

Ace Boston restaurant scribe MC Slim JB bestowed upon us a lovely accolade ‘Best Commonwealth Export’. Read all about it below!!


Best British Commonwealth Export (tie)

by MC Slim JB | October 03, 2011

Australia and Scotland: represent! Down Under finally gets its due at KO Catering & Pies (87 A Street, South Boston, 617.269.4500), a nifty Southie spot that goes beyond its superb namesake meat pies (the Aussie equivalent of ballpark franks) to serve fine corn fritters, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Meanwhile in Hyde Square, The Haven (2 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, 617.524.2836) bobs alone as a beatific island of Scots hospitality amidst a sea of often-dubious Irish pubs, serving up oatcakes, haggis and neeps, smoked salmon, and more familiar gastropub fare with good draft Scottish ales. You knew the grateful ex-pats would flock here, but these charming packages fronted by nice-guy owners have won a deserved Yankee following, too.