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Cubana Social
Cubana Social

Cubana Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubanasocial.com
  • Phone: (718) 782-3334
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday 12:00pm - 12:00am
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00am

    Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Contemporary American, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Simon Lange
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available for catering on site and off. Contact for details & menu.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz, Roots, Afro-Cuban, World Music Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.

    Carefully selected tracks & mixes to pair with your Cubana Social eats & cocktails.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for private parties, weddings, showers, film & photo shoots, catering, crew holding, & rehearsal dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wythe & Kent Avenue
  • Public Transit: L Train to Bedford Avenue
    & East River Ferry to North 5th Pier.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street Parking Available as well as Enclosed Pay to Park Garages on N. 3rd & Berry and North 5th & Kent.
A word from Cubana Social
Empanadas, Rum Bar, & Organic Restaurant in Williamsburg Brooklyn serving Cuban/Caribbean inspired eats, espresso, & classic cocktails with a Brooklyn rooted focus on homemade, local, seasonal, & organic. Converted from an industrial factory, the space draws inspiration from the bustling cafes, nightclubs, & art deco cabarets of Havana’s 1930s-1950s hey-day & serves as a hub for community, culture, & music from around the world.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The music was lively and the atmosphere conjures up 1940's social clubs in Havana for sure. The food was spot and very flavorful. The waitress didn't write the order down and inevitably forgot something (little pet peeve of mine)! Servers write it down! She was lovely otherwise. Reasonabley priced and nice night out."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was not as good as the last time we were there. Not bad though. The music was so loud we couldn't hear the other couple we were with. It was very distracting. So it made for a not so enjoyable evening. We were disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Love the variety of food, got seated right away with Open Table reservation. Live music was wonderful but could still have a conversation and not shout at each other. Got the Yuca Fries, Crispy Avocado, Kale for sharing. Empanadas, Black Bean burgers and sides were all fantastic. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options were refreshing this hot summer's evening. GF, Veg and Vegan options."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "After making a reservation on open table (albeit very last minute) my friends and I were excited to try cubana social for Sunday brunch. The hostess was flustered -- "open table let you book so last minute?i thought we shut it down... We're really backed up". We were served our cocktails after 15-20 minutes... Mine came 15 minutes after my friends' drinks. The food was mediocre -- plantains flavorless, cold and dry, bacon so-so, decent eggs. We waited about 30minutes for it too. AND after all that, the bill took ages annnd the charge was incorrect. Needless to say: not a positive experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had a very nice Mother's Day brunch at the Cubana Social. Food was good and our waitress so sweet and professional. Thank you Lisa for making our time at the Cubana Social so special."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cubana is one of my favourite restaurants in Williamsburg. Wednesday is burger night; greatest veggie bean burger ive had. Great place to take people to introduce them to Cuban food."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "If you're looking for good food but in a casual setting this is it. The menu is limited. I went with a large group, everyone in my party enjoyed their food, from cuban sandwiches to the lechon. I wasn't impressed with their drink menu, not much of a variety. The website noted there is a live band on Saturdays, unfortunately there isn't one anymore. We were looking forward to listening to live music. Overall we had a nice time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went for a quick after work drinks with a friend, ended up staying for dinner. Empanadas were awesome! Mojitos were delicious and SCRUMPTIOUS Yuca Fritas! Will return with friends again!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It was a spur of the moment date night for my girlfriend and I. Unfortunately ideas were limited, so we chose to come to Cubana Social as we've been here before. But something went wrong with a supply delivery and there was no food to prepare. However the Bar and music were in full effect, and people looked happy. At the moment, I wasn't happy as I was real hungry, and the crankiness was setting in. The hostess provided my girlfriend with drink tickets for a future visit, which really shows how far the establishment will go to make things right. That made me feel better. Not the drinks, but the effort. We did not stay because both of us were hungry, but are definitely looking forward to a future visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took my 20- something kids there during visit from DC. Mohitos were perfect though small. Kale and avocado unusual. Delish. Empanadas light and yummy. Chicken great. Shredded pork a little too vinegary. Fun lively place- noisy but happy. We all loved it. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was tasty and flavorful. Good relaxed environment. Smooth music (weekends) jazz . good drinks whiskey sour with egg white amazing. Good date spot"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Looked for a place close to Williamsburg Music Hall and found this on UrbanSpoon. The place is right next door so it was super convenient. So glad I did! Such a nice place! From the moment we walked in we were treated so nicely with smiles all around. We were sat on the stage which was kind of cool. The person who sat us joked around after we ate that we were expected to perform something. Love a sense of humor! A couple of solid vegetarian choices (I had the veggie burger) and friend had Cuban sandwich and raved about it while scarfing it down. Good food, good service, decent price...what's not to love."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Had a small dinner there with some friends - to see each other before the holidays. We each (3) were very pleased w the food (taste, quality, freshness etc) and the cocktails were great too. Live music starts at 9pm. Its at a very classy, social level of music - complimentary for cocktails, conversation, dessert etc...."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Cubana Social is a great spot in Williamsburg, the food is really good and well priced. I had the cubana and split the empanada appetizer and enjoyed both. The service was good and I was suprised at how empty the restaurant was but may have been due to the rainy/ cold weeknight that I went. Definitely recommend it and want to go back for brunch!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "the rum toast was excellenet...we also order the empanadas....the duck confit....OMG it's so good. Me and my 2 children went there for brunch sat and the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The decor was very cute with a projection tv playing Charlie Brown cartoon...so classic The Bloody Maria with the pickled green beans...YUMMY!! I def go back..."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Good service and ambiance, but the food and drink were mediocre. Don't waste your money on their mojitos or wine."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "They took us right in with our open table reservation, but... it took 10 minutes to get water.. another 10 fr our drinks and 50 min for our apps (I stopped counting for our actual entrees).. we wasn't sure if it was our waitress (who always seemed to be MIA) or if the kitchen was backed up.. its a good thing we wasn't starving.. the food was good.. definately a good place for some drinks & apps w friends.. the "live band" started setting up when we arrived & hadn't even started when we left 2 hrs later (they looked very confused most of the time).. overall, food was good, drinks were okay, service was slow...would I go again? Yes, but only if I'm not starving & have alotta time to kill..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I came across Cubana Social when out in Williamsberg a few weeks. I finally went there and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and did not want to leave. The music and whole atmosphere was very good. I ordered what the server recommended and was greatly pleased, fish tacos. The service was excellent. I love the style of place and will be visiting again soon."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had an exceptional time, I drove over an hour to get there and it was well worth the drive. Service was excellent, the food was exceptional. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not to forget the live music which was superb. I would take the drive from New Jersey any time."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was pretty good. Cubano was tasty. Drinks were ok."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Discovered it once randomly while walking in Williamsburg and vowed to return and it was just as great the 2nd time as it was the 1st! The food is so fresh and delicious. The drinks are all so different but delicious. It is a must try!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I took my wife out for her birthday and the place was very intimate but at the same time it had a busy noise level. The food was so good, I had the cubano sandhwich with fries on the side and it was amazingly good. My wife had the ropa vieja and it had such good flavor and the portions were great. We also had the 3 for 10 empanadas and they were so fresh and homemade tatsing, we enjoyed every bit of it. The only thing we didnt enjoy was that all the food came out at once. We thought the empanadas would be an appetizer. Also the drinks were a bit small and pricey."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "I had a wonderful dinner with a friend on a Friday night. We had the special which was sustainably caught monkfish in tostone tacos. It was a perfect balance of savory and sweet mouthwatering goodness. The chef is incredibly creative and the plates are beautiful. We also had the reliably nourishing and delicious Kale and avocado salad which I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It is like nothing you've tried in any other neighborhood restaurants' attempts at a Kale salad. The Kale is blanched and tossed with olive oil, lime, fresh avocado and ceviche red onions. And its a generous helping that's guaranteed to satisfy. Our cocktails were outstanding and their are so many house original creations. Don't miss out on this place."
    Dined on 8/30/2013