Havana Central Ridge Hill
Havana Central Ridge Hill

Havana Central Ridge Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Havana Central Ridge Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (15)special occasion (14)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)romantic (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • food packed &rushed out b4 u finish ur meal.
    Foodlover
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Salty food. Your food is packed and are rushed out if the restaurant before you even finish ur main course. I would understand if it was busy, but I was there on an empty Thursday night. One star for actually having a reservation -not impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    Gil32
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the food. It was hot , tasty and the servings were good. Service was good and so was the ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but fun
    MravsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Saturday night live band made it heard to hear each other. Good better than expected but salty so we were all craving water after. Better than most chain restaurants. Waitress was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but........
    PattyGVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The service was slow. This is the second time within 5 weeks we were there and the service is slow. At first I thought it was because they were busy, but they really weren't. It was a Monday night, both nights we went. There servers just seem to forget about you. Both times we had to keep asking for stuff. My family and I love this restaurant, but I think when I am in the mood for it, I will drive the extra miles and go to the one in Times Square. Never had a problem with that one
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food.
    romance4two
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Havana Central had a great atmosphere. It was very relaxing, great music, delicious food, the service was very punctual and pleased of the manager walking by and asking how everything was. Looking to have a nice romantic dinner, Havana Central is the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    E1021
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I just went for brunch and although I was late for my reservation they were still able to seat us. Wow!! Food was great. I love how they make the sangria right in front of you! Great Live band but they also have good music playing when they take breaks. you can actually hear the band even though you are on the other side of the restaurant. You can actually enjoy your food without overhearing the convos of other tables or it being a loud chatter where you can’t hear your friends speak; it felt as if it was just my friends and I. Overall a great spot for family and friends. Very clean, friendly staff, manager even came to check on us, good food, great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    bxlatina
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have dined here several times and I am never disappointed. Good food. Great Service. Nice place to go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Finedining
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My family and I had a wonderful time celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. The food was great, very nice kids menu and I loved the Latin music playing in the background... I have to refrain from getting up and dancing...😃... I highly recommend it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food & lively atmosphere
    TweetyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went on a Friday night when they have live Latin music and a very lively atmosphere. The place was hopping. Had my usual sugar cane lime chicken salad which is always good, and tried the lobster-stuffed avocado appetizer which I highly recommend. Their mixed drinks were amazing with a wide variety of mojitos, margaritas & sangria. Service is always friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Cuban/Spanish Food in Yonkers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We spent an enjoyable dinner with friends. The ambiance was perfect and our friends were delighted, it was their first time. The food was very tasty and well presented, ropa vieja and picadillo were excellent. The staff is very friendly and eager to serve. It would be nice to have some live music during the evening also. On our first visit we had lunch and the live music was fantastic. Live music truly makes the dinning experience more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!!!!
    Knight1974
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have had Hispanic food many times before but this is by far the best ever!! The food was amazinfgyc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating in the neighborhood
    Cosycorner2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I appreciated the cosines that Havana central brings, without the travel and hassle into Manhattan. This is the second occasion I had the pleasure of entertaining my guest, and they loved it. The music, ambiance, and familiar food (rice, beans, yuca) brings a mixed crowd together.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, watered down drinks
    Adam
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went with my girlfriend to go have some food , drinks and listen to some live music. The food was awesome . I had skirt steak and my girl had the mango salmon . The live music was awesome. We ordered drinks and it was watered down. I would give it a 5 star, but since all the drinks were watered down so much . I would say a 3 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Waitress Darlene was great! Food was amazing. Good live band Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time at Havana Central!
    RBecky4
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a party of 7 for a family get together on Saturday. Made reservations on-line. From start to finish, we all had a great time with great food and sangria. Everything came out in a timely manner, didn't feel rushed at all. Our waitress was wonderful. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Maria
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    No complaints and that's a lot coming from me......good time all around
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great dinner spot
    FoodGoddess
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love Cuban food, so I brought a friend who never had it before. Well now she is a Cuban food lover...she had the arroz con pollo and I had the picadillo. Both dishes were wonderfully flavored...we had the appetizer sampler which was so delicious. the plate presentation is appealing, and we enjoyed the mojitos ALOT. To end the dinner we enjoyed a sampling of the desserts..the flan, churros and tres leches cake. Our server was charming and attentive. we couldn't ask for a better place to eat on many levels. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiter added a 18% TIP!!!!!
    yakJ
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took my 2 kids out for dinner at Havana central Rid I had a big problem when the waiter brought my check with an added 18% for graturity!!!! The original bill was 157, he added a whole 27.86 , when i questioned it he got a bit testy. HAVANA CENTRAL NEED TO STOP ADDING GRATURITY TO CUSTOMER'S ESPECIALLY OF ITS A SMALL PARTY OF ONLY 3 PEOPLE. PLUS CUSTOMERS COME OUT TO SPEND THEIR MONEY IN YOUR RESTAURANT, WHY ARE YOU HUSTLING THEM ??? SINCE WHEN DOES GRATURITY BECOMES A PART OF ONE'S BILL? I WAS VERY VERY UPSET. I asked him to remove it, he came back with the amount charged but crossed out in a green ink pen, and disappeared for further clarification. NOT GOOD!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 283 reviews are from the Havana Central Ridge Hill reviews archive.
  • Fair
    Ridgelover
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was mediocre. Server was friendly but didn't check in enough. Waited 20 minutes for check.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awful
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    After being seated, ordered the plantains and guacamole. Chips were cold and stale. Our meals never came, and after a wait of an hour wait, they brought one dish but not one we had ordered. Wife insisted we leave at that point.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was a great spot to celebrate our anniversary! The food was great and the music playing was just perfect!!! Glad we came!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    MamaJen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We always enjoy going to Havana.. The food is always very good and tasty.. However this time when we went the music sounded a little " warped" we really wanted to say something because it was hard to tune it out...but overall we do like it there and will be returning..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did we wait to go there?
    katnart
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our waiter (Luis) was wonderful...answered our questions and made recommendations but did not oversell....I hate overselling! Although it was a busy night we didn't have to wait too long to get served......and when we did it was delish! The portions were really too large for us to finish so we took the rest home and had it the next day....none of the taste was compromised! I was struck by the good attitudes of all the waitstaff....not a grump among them even on such a busy night! By the way, we do not cook with salt at home but use many other spices, so I was concerned the food might be too salty for us....but no, it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    brinasdining
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    waiter was not accommodating and did not display poor hygiene when wrapping take out order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab Kid Celebration
    Bitty
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My boyfriend honestly thought I was crazy to take my daughter whom was turning 8 to Havana's for a dinner celebration. But to my delight he was proven wrong. We've had a multitude of romantic dinners at the Havana Central located in midtown NYC (45th street) so it was hard not to think of the sultry adult atmosphere. However, my daughter loved the restaurant. Our server ensured we were well accomodated for even with the unexpected arrival of my ex-husband. The food was delilious. I didn't think my request to have dessert presented with a lit candle would have been remembered but it was. Thank you so much for helping us acknowledge our daughter on her 8th birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Excellent staff.
    Foodi3
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Dining experience was great. Manager stopped by to see how we were enjoying how meal. Staff was fast and efficient. Food was great c
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cuban Cuisine
    Rock21
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service was great. After a movie we came back for more apple mojito and enjoy their live band! I would say that was the icing on our cake! Best night ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    RCruz
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We joined you for a birthday/graduation lunch. It was nice of manager to honor the birthday email even though we didnt print it. We enjoyed everything that we ordered
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were disappointed that they did not serve the brunch menu for Father's Day... That was the reason we selected the restaurant
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed it.
    jbell
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Food in the Ridgehill location is better than in Manhattan, the flavors were nice. It has a nice atmosphere, the food was delicious and served in good time. The staff was friendly. They give you boxes to pack your own leftovers rather than do it for you, but that's not a big issue for me, it just took me by surprise a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great birthday dinner was ruined
    Nothappy
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The service was nonexistent. I could not get my waiter to respond to my requests. Another young lady named Ursula (who was not my server) was the best part of the evening. She saw our distress and aided us at every turn. To make matters worse i checked my credit card statement and i was charged twice fir the meal and both charges were inaccurate. I called to speak ti the manager abd was told that he was fired. The interim nanager has called me twice but has not resolved my credit card statement after a week. I have been to all of the Havana centrals in New York and have never experienced such incompetency. Meanwhile, it is obs of my favorite restaurants, usually because if the service and the food. I may never go back again. Such a shame.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE
    Yzabella
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Never A disappointment. Fast, Quick, Friendly and with an Awesome Ambiance! I always recommend and will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    adbx
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The mofongo with shrimp was delicious. Great music a little loud but it was entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Latin meal
    Yummy4tummy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food is delicious and affordable whether its spur of the moment or a special occasion I would definitely recommend dining here. Be sure to leave home with and empty stomach because they give very generous portions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana at ridgehill
    Katya
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    While the food and service was outstanding, me and my family found the noise level too loud. Given it was a Friday night and we had dinner at 9pm, the DJ had the music on so unreasonably loud that any chance of a decent conversation without a yelling at someone or even to our waiter was nil. I would think that a bar/restaurant would at least wait till after dinner service at 10 pm before cranking up the music. Otherwise we had a lovely waitress, Chantel, and food came out quick and yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    Jen4224
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We celebrated the departure of a co-worker. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. There were no complaints. The manager came over to us and asked us if everything was satisfactory. We told her why we were there and she sent us a dessert sampler. Everyone loved it, there was a little debate as to which dessert was best but overall, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day!
    Jmorales
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had a reservation but somehow it didn't show up. I showed them the email and even though there was a 3 hour wait they took care of us and seated us immediately. The service was slow but the place was so packed I excepted it. The entertainment and food was awesome. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great choice
    trysomethingnew
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband hadn't made a Mother's Day reservation at one of our favorite restaurants so I decided that I'd make a reservation at someplace new. Considering he and my daughter can be a bit basic when it comes to food, it was a day for me and I wanted something different all the while hoping they'd too be satisfied. It was a score! We were seating as soon as we arrived which was a few minutes before out actual reservation time, the waiter was prompt, friendly and helped us make some dish choices. I will definitely dine at Havana Central again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nostalgic
    Freddy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Ambience is great, food is good and staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My initial visit
    rubemeister
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Decorated beautifully. Got a feeling of being in Havana. My dish was not as hot as I would have wanted it to be. A bit pricey but understandable for the area. Service was great. Waiter was extremely nice and pleasant. Would probably go again. Fans overhead were a nice touch but they tend to cool off food. Delicious cheescake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.