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Havana NY
Havana NY

Havana NY Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://havanany.com
  • Email: info@havanany.com
  • Phone: (212) 944-0990
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Silvia or Abby (212) 944-0990

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 7 train to 5th Avenue and B, D, F &V trains to 42nd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available after 7:00pm.
A word from Havana NY
Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, Havana NY gives you the true Cuban experience. Hearty dishes, fresh seafood and prime meats, daily specials and an inviting staff keeps our customers coming back year after year. Whether you're seeking a full course meal, or our famous Cuban sandwich, or refreshing Mojito, Havana NY is the place to kick back for the City's premier Caribbean cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious, I felt like I was eating at home. The prices are reasonable and worth the amount you pay for it. The ambience of the restaurant was amazing, you felt like you stepped into a Latin world. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Next time I'm in the city I'm going there again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food is good-nice specials to choose from. Service excellent and very attentive. Noise level grest-came specifically because you can have wonderful conversation but not feel like others around you can hear as they are having conversation too! Just and easy place to go!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This little place has it all, terrific food, fun ambiance and helpful waitstaff. Went here with a group of seven and we were so pleased that we choose this spot for dinner. Prices were really reasonable for a delicious New York dinner. Great menu and the food matched it. (not always the case...) Service was outstanding. Get the pork on the bone. Wow. Yum. Go and have fun. We certainly did. Thanks Havana. You deserve your great reviews."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went here for lunch with a friend and the food was good and plentiful. The service was prompt and helpful. The only negative was how noisy it was. Would go back, but not for a quiet meal."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "..with the exception of the inexperienced greeter , who would not sit us in an totally empty restaurant ! Because our third person hadn't arrived yet.. After convincing him she was right behind us .. He sat us at the very worst table! Of course we moved.. (Ourselves!) But after that awful person disappeared... It was great! Our waiter was perfect.. The food was fantastic .. And I would absolutely return and explore more dishes..servings were very good and the food was just delicious .. Even the simple tea served with a spoonful of coconut was inventive.. U could feel the care and attention to the details and presentation of the food. Now one of my fav's"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love Cuban food so we picked this place on a whim. We could not be more satisfied. The food was authentic, service was great and it's in a good location. Thank you for the great meal!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very accommodating maitre d and friendly staff. An energetic and crowded bar scene suggested this would be a great experience. The food, however, was disappointing at best. The beef empanadas tasted like spoiled meat. The dry chicken in the chicken and rice was not edible. The rice, itself, had little test. I would not return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night after work. Great food but the wait time to be served was a bit longer than expected."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "All of our party were disappointed by the food, though the waiter was very enthusiastic about the specials. However, in hindsight I don't think even he believed what he was saying. He promoted a special appetizer - basically a garlic based broth with seafood - as being a crowd pleaser because of the aroma. So we ordered it and were totally underwhelmed. It was served on a huge platter, covered - but when the cover was removed it revealed the tiniest dimple sized shallow in the middle that had the teeny tiniest little shrimp, clam and mussels. Then we got our food, which no one liked. My garlic chicken was overcooked, rubbery and tasteless. With no notice, I was charged $1 extra for boneless, and $1 for a little tiny cup of hot sauce."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Exceeded my expectations. Great food. WONDERFUL service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Was looking for good option (not too fancy) walking distance from MSG. Large menu and drink selection. Food was very good, drinks were tasty (although a bit watered down, I thought). Great dessert. Would recommend, just not perfect."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The meal was excellent, from the sea bass ceviche to the skirt steak. The tres leche was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dining experience. Our server, Starlin, was very knowledge and helpful. We had a seafood appetizer special that had outstanding flavor. Both of our main entree specials were excellent. The pork was fork tender and had great flavor. The fish special was moist and very enjoyable. We finished our meal with a great shared dessert of a Cuban flan. Overall, we would recommend that anyone who would enjoy Cuban cuisine to be sure to go to Havana. We will return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Service was great - everyone friendly & welcoming. Seafood special cake with no shrimp and afterward when I grog it to waiter's attention, he apologized and comped dessert. However chefs & him should have noticed before served. We loved EVERYTHING we ordered.,Coconut flan to die for!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "awesome! would def go back! went for valentines 2/14/14 can not complain"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "2nd time dining at Havana and I would continue to recommend the restaurant to friends and family. Very romantic setting with friendly staff and the food was absolutely amazing. There was not a long wait for the good to come out and it was delicious along with the drinks. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great service - they aim to please. Fabulous happy hour with very generous pours. Great place to dine midtown."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I love having dinner here before heading out to my favorite dance club conveniently located right around the corner. The staff are great and the food is awesome!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant! Good for dinner! Reasonable prices!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Excellent, tasty food with a great ambiance to enjoy a romantic date."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to discover this restaurant. Great food, great Sangria, a little noisy but the staff is very attentive. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This is the place for great Spanish food with great presentation. Had the ropa vieja and guacamole with banana chips and they were equally delicious. The service was great also. It's an absolute must return."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This is the second time I have gone to this place to meet with a friend that haven't seen in awhile. The waiter was great and made us feel so welcomed and not rushed at all. The food was excellent. Love this place!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This was our first time here and it did not disappoint. Taking my staff out to try Cuban food for the first time (other than my wife and myself) everyone thoroughly enjoyed their choices. Our waiter was thorough in explaining the dishes and all his recommendations were spot on. Highly recommend for small intimate groups for an enjoyable meal. Will look forward for a return trip."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Continues to be a very good meal with very good service."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I selected this restaurant on a whim - name, location, and cuisine, without prior experience or recommendation - and was very pleasantly surprised. It's small and the a bit crowded. The table, out of necessity, was small so at times it felt a little cramped, but the staff was friendly, the food was excellent, prices were good and the atmosphere was enjoyable. There was an impressive list of specials and a well rounded dinner menu. I selected this for a business dinner, and want to come again with my wife so as to experience it differently."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Been here a few times, food is always plentiful and excellent. The chef always have excellent specials and the regular fare gave the diner an excellent selection. Kasim the manager is very personable and runs a very tight ship. Our server Starter, a young man from the DR, is very animated, attentive and knows the menu inside out. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We went for lunch and enjoyed the daily special empanada appetizer (lobster, beef, spinach). It was a good appetizer to share. I had the arroz con pollo which was good but a but dry. I put black beans on it and moisten it. Very good. My husband had the cuban sandwich which was huge, about 12 inches long. It came with a few fried plantain chips. The red sangria was yummy. The decor is pleasant; service was good. We will go back the next time we are in NYC."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "The food was great and the service exceptional! I took my boyfriend and a few family members to celebrate his birthday and they made our experience memorable. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Casual restaurant with great food. Not a 5star restaurant, but has great Cuban food and reasonable prices in a nice casual atmosphere. Service was fast and very friendly. Their mojitos are fantastic!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This restaurant serves a wide variety of traditional Cuban food. We enjoyed the Shrimp ajillo, platano maduro, and rice and beans. the ropa vieja,(shredded beef dish) had a bit too much sauce, compared with other Cuban restaurants we have frequented. Wine list and cocktail list was above average. It was a really pleasant place for a birthday lunch!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We visited this location for a birthday dinner and thankfully, we had no plans afterward. Although the wait staff was pleasant, the food took quite a while to come out and there were only 6 people (including the 4 of us) in the restaurant at the time. The food was very good as were the drinks. I would definitely come again so long as I don't have plans after."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We had a great meal on a Saturday night, capped by outstanding service. All of the wait staff were excellent, especially our primary waiter, Walter (tall guy with a pony tail). He could not have been more attentive but was not at all overbearing. He made some recommendations for our dinner choices that were right on target. The pork shank he suggested was outstanding. We were not rushing to get to the theater, so after dessert and coffee we were free to sit and chat. There was no push at all to move out. Greetings at our arrival were pleasant and professional, exceeded by the thanks we received from everyone, including the chef, when we left. What a great place!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I took some college friends and my teens here before a game at the Garden, and we loved it.The food was great, and except for our rush out the door to the game, the service was great too. It is a nicely located Midtown spot that isn't too pricey, and the waiters were fun and helpful."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We visit Havana @ least twice a month and it is always excellent, never a problem at all. Would recommend this to anyone who likes Cuban food or wants to give it a try."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The food here was very tasty. The atmosphere was also appealing for a nice, relaxing dinner."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Food was okay and the service the same. Tip was automatically applied. I was not wowed."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "I went here with a friend to kill some time and get a few drinks and eats. I started at the bar which had decent drinks and cheap apps but then there were no bar tables to eat at so we switched to the dining area. Food was good but was more than I was looking to spend. Stick to the bar"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Had an excellent meal at Havanas on a visit to NY. I had the paella which was phenomenal! Passion fruit mojito was to die for! I will definitely be returning to Havana."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The food, service and overall experience was good but the ratio price/quality was just not there. Besides the fact that the happy hour is confined to the minuscule area around the bar, the specials did not come with clear pricing so they were kind of a lottery... And without too many winners!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013