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Havana Central Ridge Hill
Havana Central Ridge Hill

Havana Central Ridge Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havanacentral.com
  • Email: info@havanacentral.com
  • Phone: (914) 423-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Menu Served: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 11:30am-11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:30am-12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Stanley Licairac
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Havana Central Ridge Hill
Havana Central transports you to pre-Revolution Cuba with swanky decor, lively jazz, relaxing bar and beloved recipes. Traditional Cuban cooking is a labor of love: many dishes are slow-cooked over low heat and require constant attention to create that perfect flavor. Executive Chef Stanley Licairac has mastered the patience and style necessary to recreate old-world Cuban classics.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Havana Central several times and the food never disappoints. It's wonderfully seasoned and tastes like Cuba. It is always crowded (because the food is fab) and therefore it's very noisy. Will be coming back soon."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I made a resev for 6.30pm.i did not get seated until 7.20...my 6 month old waz getting uncomfortable an stared to cry... Everyone doin there own thing did not pay any attintion to you.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've been to Havana Central in Ridge Hill a few times. The food is good & the place is very pretty. It is pretty noisy, though, especially with the live band, so it's definitely not a place for a romantic, cozy dinner. It gets super-packed on the week-ends so I DEFINITELY recommend reservations...unless you enjoy waiting up to an hour on an empty stomach. Overall, a nice place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were drawn into Havana Central by email ad for "National Empanada Day", which promised $1 Empanadas. Figured it would lead into other tasty plates. We were quickly informed that only some were part of the deal, NOT including the "Spinach and Goat Cheese", which the waitress admitted was a customer favorite. What followed was a short Mojito filled with more stuff (mint leaves, ice, sugar cane) than liquid, and an Arroz-heavy Arroz Con Pollo. Would have complained, but our waitress, while pleasant/smart, worked some 10 tables, while also delivering plates and filling water glasses. Rarely saw her, except as a blur going past us. This isn't the first poor experience that I have had at this Havana Central, but it most certainly is my last."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I have been to Havana Central at least 8 times and never had a complaint about it. Great atmosphere, not too noisy, great food, and usually great service. On this particular visit, I was part of a group of 5, and the waiter forgot about my drink, never brought my appetizer, and just overall seemed to have a bad attitude. Maybe he was having an "off" day, maybe he was new... I don't know, but our experience was less than stellar this day. Other than this one time, every experience at Havana Central is usually great. Bring back the ceviche!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The services, ambience was excellent , they make a mistake about reservation ,They gave the table to another group. But finally everything was fine, honestly the food didn't surprised! I have gone many times and it has been delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food is excellent. The service is friendly. The atmosphere is happy. The band is great. The prices are reasonable. There is parking at a good price next to it. My wife had the classic Monitor and she did not like it much but there are other choices of Mojitos. It is a good place to dine."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I been to this restaurant 3 times already and live everything about it. The food is great and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "No complimentary dessert for a birthday dinner. Food was good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Every aspect of this restaurant is great! Love coming here!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great place to eat and enjoy lively music! Love the live bands! Food is Amazing! My 10 year old loved the food! I would recommend everyone to try it at least once and you will definitely come back for more!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had a 9:45pm reservation on a Sunday . As soon I sat down at my table I was rush into putting in my order because the kitchen was going closed. I never got a chance to really look at menu and ask questions to the waiter. Because they were on a rush my empanadas we're burn and yellow rice grain hard. I date night with my husband wasn't enjoyable at restaurant due to all the rushing the was going on. They last reservation should be done at 9pm. For people can actually eat and drink without being rush."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Outstanding customer service by all staff. Everyone had a smile abd were very attentive. The food is outstanding. Love it!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife recommended we take our family for dinner. My children are 6,8,9. They had a blast. We did our reservation online and and when we arrived we were greeted promptly and seated within 30 seconds. It took about 3 minutes after seating for our server to come. We had water in our glasses with 1 minute of sitting down. The appetizers were great. We had the sampler. One item was missing but upon notification our server apologized and place another order. The food arrived about 12 to 15 minutes after our appetizers. The food was fresh. I had the special of the day. Skirt steak stuffed with lobster. It was ok. I wouldn't order it again. Overall the food was great all in all I would definitely go back!! 3.5 stars."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was tasty, restaurant had a DJ which I found was a little too noisy but everyone else seemed to like it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Havana Central at the Ridgehill Shopping Center in Yonkers,NY is captivating visit! The food is delicious with authentic Cuban food and drinks. The Mojitos are great and they have an extensive bar menu. I had the Ropa Viejo with black beans and yellow rice and it was fabulous! The menu is such that all tastes will find something to satisfy you! During the day and early evening it has a nice family atmosphere but the Latin flavor with often live Latin music! The staff is very friendly and bends over to satisfy your wishes!! Visit Havana Central!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed this process from beginning to end"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 5 people at 6pm. They took us to our table on time however they ran out of menus. How does a restaurant run out of menus. We waited about 20 minutes before getting menus and we had to share the menus because they still didn't have enough menus for all of us. Our waitress was great and very friendly. However the food does not add up too the price. Not enough shrimp for the shrimp in garlic sauce and it's expensive!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a very nice restaurant it had good food and great service. they had a live band there and the place is a lot of fun. Also great drinks give it a try."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went with a group of kids who were working on a project about Cuba for school. The waitress and manager could not have been nicer. They told the girls all about Cuba and Cuban food and suggested many dishes that they could share in order to taste many different items."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food and huge portions. Excellent house Mojito! Want to return for the salsa music."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We decided to dine here for a per-movie meal and were extremely pleased. By the time we got to the movie there wasn't even room for a kernel of popcorn! If you want a liter meal get couple of Cuban samplers for your group and add some side salads. If you want a hardier meal than everything else on the menu will do. This is definitely our favorite Latin restaurant. Sorry Caridad Louie we've moved on!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed having lunch here..the menu as well as the service was good. Meals came with choices of beans, salad, or rice. Nice decor.."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for Restaurant week. They don't even advertise that they are participating. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server didn't show up for 10 min. He finally did and we asked him for the restaurant week menu, he gave it to us and then walked away. He didn't offer to bring us a drink. Then a new guy shows up and he is now our server. We order our food and I got a beef empanada as an it was delicious. My boyfriend got a salad and he seemed to like it. We order Strawberry Mojitos and when they came the glasses were sticky. They were ok. there were no strawberries, they were just pink. Our food shows up and I ordered the roasted chicken with mango habenero glaze. It was burnt and cold."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We went to Havana Central with friends and their kids, total of 7 people (including 3 kids). Although the restaurant was empty when we arrived, we still waited until the whole party was there before being seated, then were seated at a slightly oversized booth really meant for 4 - they pulled up a chair so we could be 7. Service was uneven - waitress was friendly but seemed scattered & disorganized. Our food came out at different times; one soup was watery and thin and later replaced (without us asking) by a thicker, better version. Of the two desserts on the lunch prix fixe menu, one was unavailable. However, the was overall very good, and we will dine there again - we prefer lunch or brunch, so we can get the same food for better prices."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Well the service was ok. Honestly, I think that they should train their staff better. The service staff including the hostess need to be train in other way. The food was horrible i couldn't eve eat it, I had the beef something I don't remember the name."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We went there specifically to take advantage of a restaurant week special. After drinks at the bar, everything seemed to go down hill. From the food quality to the small portions, to not bringing out a few items we ordered, to not refilling our water. The general manager was respectful and tried her best to compensate us. However, I am not sure if I would give this place another chance."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great for entertaining and making a good first impression"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Ambiance was really nice. Spacious interior. Servers were very attentive. There seems to be a lot of families with children who frequent there though, rambunctious children, maybe not the ideal place for a quiet dinner. Considering it's sort of a chain, the food was pretty great quality, close enough to "authentic" but I'm not Cuban. Prices are a tad high if compared to a local Cuban spot, but you're paying for the environment as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS GREAT. I LOVE THIS PLACE WHEN TO THE ONE IN THE CITY ON 42ST IN DEC.2013 AND HAD A BALL. THE PLACE IS VERYWELCOMING OUR WAITER WAS VERY KIND."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious the sangria was good and my son enjoyed every bit of his meal :-)"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My fiance' and I have been to Havana Central in Ridge Hill quite a few times and we always love it, but the past time was off. Service could be better. Food is amazing though."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Havana central in yonkers is an amazing place to dine, the staff and management are incredible!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had dinner at Havana Central. Food was sell prepared and tasty. Service was efficient and friendly. Prices were reasonable. Good Mexican food at a reasonable price. Ate with a cousin from Tennessee would thought the food was very good as well. Would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "This has been my 4th time dining at Havana Central. I must say every time I have been there it has been a great experience. The wait staff is very familiar with the menu and gives suggestions when asked. Big plus in my book."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Friendly and beautiful setting. I felt like we were right at home very relax . Great service and family friendly. I would diffidently come back with family and friends. Everything was just right."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "After the convenience of the online reservation, the not having to wait, and the cordial welcome, it went down hill. The booth had three placemats and five guest, when asking for the two missing was rufused,3 orders were wrong! Ordered, 2 appetizers(wrong) the Shrimp Mofongo, Pernil on the bone with yellow rice, instead of the black, and Yuca,(wrong2xs)and 2 Paellas.the Mofongo was good, but miniture portion Pernil order was wrong got the pulled pork when corrected the second time it was still wrong. got the black rice instead of the yellow rice!The paellas were good but a surprise in the miniture caldero. I"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed everything about this restaurant. I would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday everything was good and waiter was amazing."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had a throughly enjoyable dinner with family. The food was excellent as was the service. They were able to acccomodate all our food allergies without sacrificing the taste experience. We will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014