Havana 59
Havana 59

Havana 59

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://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: Steak, Caribbean, American
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Havana 59 reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (23)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (16)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (13)late-night find (11)romantic (8)scenic view (8)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Service and food was prompt and delicious!
    ChiefRosie84
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We ordered the Cuban nacho's for our appetizers....for our main courses we selected "Taste of Havana, Steak Frites and the Chef Friday Special," our selections were sooo tender and tasty. We will definitely check them out again. Havana 59 has a great vibe going on, we can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We went to Havana 59 for a pre concert meal. I wanted a nice place with an atmosphere with great food, this was part of my wife's birthday present. Atmosphere was nice, food was good, and service was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was exceptional
    Moze
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything the table ordered was crazy good. Ambiance is great. We were raving about dinner all the way home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love cigars and mojitos
    BistroVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I can recommend it for above. In the summer time or when it is warmer of course it is extremely nice since they can easily open those huge windows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Puerto-Rican and Cuban
    aAJ2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very tasty - well done all meals from fish to steak to traditional dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Four of us adults went to Havana 59. We had an appetizer of fried cuban sandwiches which were a great snack. For dinner, two got the fish special and two got the Taste of Habana. All meals were delicious. For dessert two got the key lime pie and two got then plantain bread pudding: FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Family FUN!!
    TallDiners
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food and service were superb. Cheryl Street and Kaylin (our server) were simply amazing! My husband's birthday was the special occasion that prompted our dinner; we will eat there many more times! We live in the south of the Rivah, and stay closer to home most evenings out, but when we venture we will return! Chopped salad, then Marlin, steak and Swordfish were enjoyed - SUPER! Thanks for a lovely meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good. Mojitos were excellent. Tight seating. Some random guy off the street selling roses to customers (didn't like). I'd most definitely go back again for happy hour. Not really a romantic date night spot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Havana
    Richmondfoodies4fun
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We took friends from Ohio and had a great dinner. It was also Salsa night and the upstairs was hopping. A really fun place with great food and service. A real Richmond gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This restaurant provides a consistently great menu and venue for business dinners. We appreciate excellent service and will continue to utilize Juleps for future needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OldFatGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came for a family supper and were pushed into the bar/smoking area to eat. I believe this was because they had an event upstairs. I can understand, but it meant my 15 year old daughter was between an old guy blowing smoke in her face and some young card players speaking foul. I would not have come if I had known. The drinks were a charming combo of too weak and too expensive. The pork bits appetizer was very nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    ZaraVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Enjoy the food and excellent service. We look forward to dining here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    AABE01
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was great. Our party gathered outside in one of their 3rd floor rooms. It was really nice, but just a little hot. A couple of fans would have been perfect. The appetizers were outstanding and the server was 1st class. We definitely plan on going back...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner section service slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unfortunately, the slow and absent service sticks out most as a memory. Food was flavorful and prepared well.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transported to another place & time
    FoodrichVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Caribbean food incorporating fruits, spices, and vegetables along with the protein. Festive décor reminiscent of Old Havana. Parking is challenging as with other restaurants in this neighborhood. Extensive mojito listing but beer is only bottled.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance & Mojitos Only
    Juanita
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Living in NYC Metro area this was an unexpected find. I had late night reservations so had the short menu only. Mojitos were good but not traditional. No sugar at the bottom they were shaken. The Cuban nachos were no good. It was like TGI Fridays. The plantains with the nachos were AWESOME. They should just serve the Plantain chips with salsa! My fish tacos were good but my dates sliders were a bust. They mix beef and chorizo into a patty. He thought he would get a few chorizos and 1 beef. Not good. Music was on point salsa and merengue but no bachata. They closed the rooftop at 11pm. Who does that?!!! If the restaurant can offer a traditional Cuban sandwich and stop Americanizing the menu this place might be Richmond's Restaurant Gold.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Cuba in Richmond
    Kemi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Havana 59 was quite a surprise for us! As New Yorkers and semi food snobs, I wasn't sure if I would find a top notch restaurant here. However this place didn't disappoint! Cuban nachos were awesome. Traditional mojito drinks were amazing. The maduros or plantains were sweet and yummy. Rooftop deck was cool as well. Brought my kids with me and they devoured the steak. They have a separate bar side area that seemed like more adult oriented which is good for couples and groups to hang. Service by John was attentive and friendly. And the decor was authentic all the way - as I have been to Havana myself. Made me feel like I was right outside the EL Malecon dining in the outdoor air!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Wolfpacker
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a birthday dinner for my daughters 21st birthday with Havana '59 being her choice. She had never been there but was very pleased with the food and service. I had not been there in several years, but was came away happy with all aspect of our experience. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the main course. Overall could not have picked a better spot for her big day.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 216 reviews are from the Havana 59 reviews archive.
  • Great Food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food but not great for special occasions. It was our 3rd Anniversery and they didn't take time to say congrats
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    Aly08
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Havana 59 is a great spot for an evening out with friends or a date. They have excellent drinks and delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant has a delightful ambience that takes you to the tropics. The service is impeccable and top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Cuban food
    ReasonableexpectationVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Reminded me of Miami. Great food, exceptional service, awesome atmosphere. Don't miss this place. Accommodated 11 of us. Very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    WildJohnBill
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had reservations for 5:30 PM and I thought it was a little early, but by 6:00-6:30 the place was packed. Ordered the taste of Havana at the top of the menue and it was FANTASTIC! It was a medley of Cuban dishes and there wasn't one thing on the plate that I couldn't or wouldn't eat. The serving size was large and the level of "heat" was very low. I will not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and am looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food service atmosphere incredible
    Dee007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have gone to Havana 59 three times so far. Love the place, it's one of the few places you can still smoke a cigar in, they have so many quiet smoke eaters you don't even notice the smoke. The price is great for the incredible food. They have cute touches like decks of cards on the tables, and something cool when they give you the bill. I'm not telling so go find out for yourself. Lol. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try Salsa Dancing
    SoTxBell
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Enjoyed great evening celebrating a family event. Salsa dancing lessons were fun even for those of us who aren't great dancers. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun time
    jlandis
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Definitely would recommend. We had dinner here for a Bachelorette weekend. Good way to start the party!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere!
    Stevendf
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Loved sitting outside on a beautiful night! Prompt, attentive service, with great food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was very good--the Cuban Nachos and Taste of Habana platter were especially delicious. However, the hostess was extremely rude: upon arriving for our 6:30 reservation, she greeted us by saying our table was booked for another party at 8 o'clock and that we'd have to leave before then. We were a bit off-put by her attitude, and she continued to treat customers rudely over the next hour, angering several people. Our waiter similarly rushed us through dinner, asking multiple times if we were ready to order within the first 15 minutes after being seated. He brought out the dessert menu while we were still finishing our entrees. The interior felt like a generic chain restaurant. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Taste of Havana in Richmond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The combination of food and ambiance is indescribably wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Havana 59 provides a wonderful dining experience especially when the front windows are open to enjoy the evening air!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    KCHINES
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Stopped in before a night out on the town... Great food and drinks... I ordered nachos and pork morsel... Both was delicious and ordered a passion fruit mojitio which was also a great choice!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer in the City!
    IslandGirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, excellent service, fabulous ambiance, all around fun place to be. With or without cigars!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    foodforthesoul
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My son requested Havana 59 for his birthday celebration. We all loved the energy of the place. Reception was inviting. Server was on point. I had the most traditional Cuban meal(pork, beef,black beans, rice, and plantain). The food was good. The Mango Margarita and the mango bread pudding was enough for a return visit. Might even go upstairs for salsa lessons.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    whenisthenextmeal
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I loved the food, the atmosphere, the feeling of being in a place other than Richmond. Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try eating tapas style
    Scarlett
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go on a slow night it was excellent
    FatRat250VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Reservation
    Cajual
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    They probably shouldn't have a 11pm Dinner Reservation time slot on open table when you can't get dinner at that time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a good experience.
    Mark
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuban food and cigars
    Ricardo
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gr8t food& dining
    Gr8tfood
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Had the Tuna- done perfectly! The nachos with plantain chips fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience! Fun
    Anya
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.