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Havana 59
Havana 59

Havana 59 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://havana59.net
  • Email: events@havana59.net
  • Phone: (804) 780-2822
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00 until 10:00 pm
    Thursday 5:00 - 10:00 pm Late night menu until midnight
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Late night menu until midnight
    For your pleasure, the bar opens at 4:30 pm daily and stays open after the kitchen closes.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Rubey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout
  • Catering: In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.

  • Entertainment: Salsa dancing--Complimentary lesson usually at 8:00 pm and DJ dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight. Thursday's ONLY!
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve dinner/dance
    Scotch & cigar tastings/pairings
    Cigar lounge with humidor

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking (free after 6:00 pm) and private ($4-$6) lot parking.
A word from Havana 59
We take you back to the glorious days of the 1950's in Havana that were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our fresh made Mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with one of our delicious entrees using imported fresh fish from New Zealand, Hawaii and Antarctica, aged Angus Beef, Ashley Farms chicken and farm fresh local vegetables.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Fish dish was phenomenal. Cuban style eggrolls to start working very good. Service wasn't great my guess is on a busier night it may not be tolerable"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I loved the food, the atmosphere, the feeling of being in a place other than Richmond. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our group of four needed to eat quickly in order to get to a show on time. We ordered lots of appetizers to share. The waiter was friendly and attentive and got us in and out on a Friday night fast! We enjoyed the happy hour special on the mojitos and the nachos were a favorite. My friend wished there was more goat cheese in the empanadas but I loved them as is. Plus the open air atmosphere is perfect on a beautiful spring night. Parking is the only challenge."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "They probably shouldn't have a 11pm Dinner Reservation time slot on open table when you can't get dinner at that time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Parking was an issue. I almost bailed on this eatery as a result. Ended up having to park in a pay lot. Everything was good but for the cigarette smoke floating over my shoulder causing a low grade headache and irritated eyes. I smoke cigars but cigarette smoke is different. It's an irritant. We weren't sitting in the bar side but in the first level dining area. The weather allowed the large door to be opened which was nice. Anthony was our server and really knew the menu items an recommended some good eats and drinks. Into the meal, conversation revealed Anthony was only on day two of his employment at Havana 59. Impressive ! This was our first visit to Havana's. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great time at Havana 59 this week. Terrific food and AJ gave us super service. Ate in the smoking side so we could enjoy a Cuban cigar after. Not smokey at all with ventilation system that cleared it out well. Good selection of brown liquors from the bar. Will be back next time I am in Richmond."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had the Tuna- done perfectly! The nachos with plantain chips fabulous!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "wonderful experience! Fun atmosphere, great service, and amazing food! Would definitely recommend a dish called " a taste of Havana" and their salmon, prepared to perfection, delicious!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The best thing about this restaurant is their staff and extremely fast food service! The food was delicious! I had the empanadas for my appetizer and Taste of Habana for my entree...and the food left your pallet very satisfied!! :-) i've only been there once and I'm definitely going back!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Solid food, atmosphere. Server was particularly solid and attentive."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We sat on the smoking side of the restaurant which has an awesome atmosphere. We really enjoyed being able to smoke some cigars with our previous dinner drinks. They did a good job accommodating our large group. The food was very good and the servers were very friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The Happy Hour specials are what really make Havana 59 a find. The food is good - though perhaps not quite as good as the prices would suggest - but it's the $4 classic mojitos and appetizer selections that really make this a great spot for a get together with friends or an after-work wind down. In addition, ALL of the wait staff was friendly and attentive. They were all eager to help and our server was happy to offer suggestions whenever we had trouble deciding."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have been hearing about Havana 59 for years but just kept delaying for whatever reason. The food was great (particularly the apps) and our server could not have been better. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We arrived half an hour earlier than our Saturday evening reservation, but were seated promptly. Our server was Stephanie and she provided terrific service throughout the evening. We had a pork bits appitizer that was very tasty. For the meal, we had grilled salmon and a "Taste of Habana" and both dishes were excellent. We shared a vanilla flan for desert that was delicious. We were able to park just outside the restaurant in the farmers market area, making parking both safe and convenient. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed immediate seating with our reservation. Our entire meal was great. Service and timing for our visit were nearly perfect. This was an enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate my birthday and between the service and food I can't pick which one was better! Everything was delicious and worth every penny to spend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is great! Service has also been good when we have gone. Love the inside!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a pleasant meal, but felt a bit rushed. The place is a lot livelier in warmer months"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner here on a Thursday night. We had a livingsocial coupon which made the trip well worth it. I had the most delicious steak with a special sauce that was fantastic. I substituted the fingerling potatoes and had the green vegetables which were saute well. My husband had the Sea Bass which he loved although he thought he could have been given a bigger portion. The place was busy, the service was excellent and he refilled our drinks before we could even ask. The waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful in determining what to order. I highly recommend this place! The GM, Mark, truly cares about customer satisfaction and comments. We will be returning:)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Always enjoy dining here. Great atmosphere. Food almost always good. Met some family members here as they were passing through Richmond. Restaurant very flexible when we needed to switch reservation time. Only issue was the spider that arrived on top of my husbands meal, but they apologized profusely and comped his meal."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I have eaten here a few times and the food is always fresh and delicious. The service is superior. Great local restaurant. The atmosphere makes you think you are in Havana."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Another great meal...started with the salmon and goat cheese stuffed relleno...delicious and just right for an appetizer. We both ordered the special beef filet with pork belly on top of spaghetti squash and au gratin potatoes..the steak done perfectly...the whole presentation was an excellent combination! Didn't need it but enjoyed bread pudding for dessert...another delight. Our server , Ashley,was very attentive, helpful and informative."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our server Jon, did a great job ! His recommendations for our dinner selections were fantastic! My wife's Sea bass was excelent as was my Short Rib dinner. He obviously knows the menu well. Jon's attention to our service and knowledge of the menu (drinks included) were refreshing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal - great beef tenderloin special. Good service and friendly atmosphere. Had not been to Havana in a long time, but it was very good. Will go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great and the mojitos were awesome. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service with a smile, food with passion and a great entrance and exit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I searched the Internet for a special place to take my wife to celebrate Valentine's Day. This was going to be our first visit to Havana 59 but the special menu item seemed appealing. We were seated immediately for our reservation and we did not have to wait long for our drinks and meal items. The food was absolutely superb, which enhanced our special evening on the town. We look forward to our next visit to Havana 59."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the menu is somewhat narrow, the food is tasty and beautifully presented. Service is absolutely top-notch. Great specialty cocktails. Classic Monitor is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have visited this restaurant a number of times in the past and have been pleased with the food. This time, my husband had a Taste of Havana, and I had paella. My husbands meal was delicious but mine was just ok. The seafood was fresh but the rice was a little gummy and bland. The service was excellent and the chocolate tort for dessert was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Havanna 59 is one of our go-to restaurants when we want really good food. We have never been disappointed. Our server was wonderful, our food was fresh and hot, and I loved the grapefruit margarita to go with it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was a local to Richmond when Havana 59 first opened. It was fantastic and quite a hot spot even then. I was pleasantly surprised when I had the chance to go back and see what they had grown into. Great setting, the staff were all extremely accommodating to anything we needed and the atmosphere was as I remembered it. The old Cuba feel is still in the air, glad to see that some things remain the same."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "although the food was good the amount of smoke from the cigar bar was unbearable even in the nonsmoking section……this is a deal breaker for me and will not return again…..however if you don't mind inhaling smoke while eating you may enjoy this restaurant.i gave it a FAIR rating because of this … .our clothing smelled of smoke when we left."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Bartender was great very personable and courteous. Made us fell right at home. Good Happy hour at the bar. Dinner great priced appropriately enjoyed thoroughly."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Service was good but not terribly intrusive. Food was good to excellent. Everyone in our group demolished their dinners and apps. The atmosphere is moderately loud. There is was definitely cigar smoke smell in the non-smoking area of the restaurant but it was not overwhelming. I would go back for the food for sure and have two upcoming business dinners already scheduled there."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance were all great. Our only problem was with the smoking the restaurant allowed. The entire first floor reeked of cigarettes and cigars. If you are allergic to smoke, or if you simply do not like the smell of smoke, you will want to avoid this restaurant. If you can stand the smell, you will enjoy all that this unique restaurant gem has to offer."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This has always been a favorite in Richmond but now has been taken off our dining list. Cool atmosphere but the food has really gone down hill."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great cigar list. I was worried since it allowed cigar smoking, I would have trouble breathing. Not so. They had enough smoke eaters that you didn't even smell and cigars We will def go back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Everything Was great until our server disappeared mid-meal. She never asked us if we wanted another drink (we did) or dessert (we did) so we decided to go next door to Rosie O'connally's for drinks and cheesecake. The server missed out on a bigger tip and the restaurant missed out on more cash flow. Overall though we enjoyed our experience as we have in the past. '"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The location and outside appearance is like a "hole-in-the-wall". First impression for me upon entering, rustic. The Latin music playing, at a reasonable loudness, was energizing and made me smile. The wait person was attentive and lively but not overly. The food...AMAZING! I did not expect the type of food and the presentation from my first impression. I will definitely be going back and would highly recommend this establishment to everyone!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was my first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014