Havana NY
Havana NY

Havana NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://havanany.com/
  • Phone: 2129440990
  • 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 2129440990

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Havana NY reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (16)good for groups (15)special occasion (11)romantic (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Solid Cuban/Latin in Midtown.
    DeanB
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Try the specials as they are the best of the chef. Could use to have some better quality rums and tequilas to enhance their drink offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very lively
    Vharris1913
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great service and happy hour 1/2 specials until 7 p.m. Had the lamp chop special that fell off the bone and was well-seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good Cuban!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you're looking for a Cuban restaurant in NYC just outside of Time Square, this is definitely your place! The food was really good, wait staff was attentive and the place itself is pleasant. My only compaint....I'm a big fan of Cuban coffee and when I ordered "cafe con leche" they gave me american coffee with cold milk. Again, I enjoyed my overall experience but I had to take points away for that, unfortunately. If they upgrade to actually serving "cafe con leche" and not the literal translation of that, I will give it 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for apps
    Casualdiner1980
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very good bar and apps main course good Put in to open table that we were celebrating our anniv. Very impressed that everyone we interacted with new and wished us happy anniversary !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LelandoVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great value for happy hour. The food is tasty and seems fairly authentic. Service is attentive and eager to please. This was my second visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    nonesuch
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the 2nd time we dined there. This is a place where staff will advise you if they thought u ordered more than u can eat. Good food for the value and good mojito. Noise level high, but this is NYC -- convivial atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuban gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is always consistently very good and the service as well. Very loud in the back room when crowded so if noise is an issue sit upfront. Would have been 4 stars but the noise level took away from the enjoyment
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Shaeking
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    First time and can't wait to go back. Amazing skirt steak and yuca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is amazing food.
    Castillo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went there for dinner on my anniversary. I just enjoy some mango margarita & Appetizer, food is delicious. I had good time with my husband. The atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a win
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food and service. Always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tourist visits NYC
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We stopped at Havana NY based on recommendation by friend. He was spot on. Havana NY was fabulous. Food was great and portions were satisfying. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cuban food
    foodie007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brought my wife for her birthday because we both like Cuban food, and was not disappointed. We had an appetizer plate and shared an entrée, which we couldn't finish, but was very good. They even brought us a piece of cake with a candle, on the house. All in all, a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food cute place
    Darcy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From the outside you would never tell but once inside it's a cute place good food. My one complaint for a Cuban restaurant sweet plantains are a staple and mine were not good at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    Lucy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The staff was very attentive and the food was pretty good, but the noise level was terrible. And we were there for lunch. I can imagine it would be worse in the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little Gem
    DuttyB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Where to go, what to eat. Well pull out your phone and open table finds a gem. Great service, great food and a serious rum punch!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here
    Sassy392
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is My go to spot for Cuban food. The service is great . Food is tasty and they have some delicious margaritas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana New York-- 4th time
    Sammy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My 4th time at Havana New York was a pleasant experience as usual. My favorite dish, Ropa Vieja, was delicious once again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Divaglami
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, awesome selections a terrific place overall and I highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Cuban Cusine
    SeymourVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We started with the drink specials of the day, Mango Mojito and a Pineapple Mojito. Both were superb. there was a hint of each flavor not overly done. They used suger cane slice as a garnish/stirring rod. Nice touch. We had the assorted empanadas and the black and red bean soup. All were outstanding. The wait staff had pride in the restaurant and its food. Prices were very good bang for the buck. great experience and we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • choco
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    appetizer was mediocre: lobster empanada... one meal sent back: pork medallions were dried out. Waiter didn't appear happy about returning it. We both ordered shrimp in a wine garlic sauce which was very tasty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The oxtail was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were greated by a very enthusiastic, professional staff. I was coming from Jersey and my party was already there as I slowly made progress towards the Lincoln Tunnel traffic. I called to give my party's name and when she got there, the manager greeted her by name, which she found very impressive and made me also come out smelling like roses. Our waiter was awesome and helped suggest some delicious meals we would have missed. To put the icing on the cake, one of the owner's became our friend when he came to introduce himself. We talked about visiting Cuba and he brought us two shots of this drink spiked with several spices and herbs. The best shot I ever had. The after taste lingered in my happy mouth for miles and a while as I drove home
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place
    Steve
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very accommodating for my kids, wait staff was great! Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    DocTVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Now I remember why we love coming to New York. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 418 reviews are from the Havana NY reviews archive.
  • Midtown
    Charger
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great spot for garment district lunch or dinner. Great mojitos and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient and Delicious
    HappyLeaderVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    As always, my resevation was honored, the service was excellent, and the food delicious. I only wish that, like so many other restaurants, they had a lunch menu. The menu and prices at lunch are the same as at dinner. If they had a reduced price lunch menu, I would lunch at HavanaNY much more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    EliG
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I had the pleasure of dining with my friend and although warm (I don't think the AC reached the front of the restaurant) the service was very good and the food was as well. Our waiter was well versed in the specials of the day and recommended a few delicacies. My friend and I had the shrimp and chicken in garlic sauce, respectively and the calamari and ham croquettes. All in all the experience was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana was great!
    bvazquez
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was born and raised on Cuban food in Miami, Florida and have been searching for a good Cuban restaurant. Havana was fantastic and I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Start Up My Weekend
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a great time like i always do!!! Love the food and the service like always also my boy friend enjoyed his first time there at havana... Always will come back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The young woman at the bar was wonderful, she's friendly and thoughtful. There was no one else in the restaurant and yet the waiter was not very friendly and was rushing us. We had some questions but he would rather have been somewhere else. It's a very cute place and I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jdng
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This was a great little find, perfect for a lovely dinner with friends. The food was really tasty, and not too expensive. Though it was a little loud, the atmosphere was pleasantly vibrant and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. If you're looking to hang out with friends or you just want to enjoy need a quick bite after shopping, Havana is a good place to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun with food
    CrankinSteveVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was good. The service was fun. Enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Would definitely go back. Love those plantains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!!!!
    Susie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was recommended by a family member to your restaurant. ..they go every time when visiting New York.... I too will continue to visit when I'm in town.. LOVED the place.. Went for dinner with friends and went back for drinks with more friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food was not that flavorful or fresh. Service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Caribbean Goat Stew Special!
    LineVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Went there for lunch with reservations at noon. It wasn't crowded, but once 1230 rolled around the place was packed and it was hard to hear, but hey, that's a good sign! It's a small space but still has a nice atmosphere. Great food and great staff. I'll recommend this restaurant and I will return again. The Goat was tender and flavorful. The meat came right off the bone. My friend who joined me for lunch tried it and said it was the best goat he's had. Kudos Havana NY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana New York es muy bien
    GBfromNYVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very good food, good service and fair prices made for an enjoyable evening at Havana New York. The portions were generous and the presentation well done. The dining room is located way in the back and while nice was not particularly special and made me a bit apprehensive but the concerns were quickly dispelled by the food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    SMBD
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I have been to Havana NY four times and loved every single time. Our most recent visit, my boyfriend and I took his brother to Havana for his birthday. The food was fantastic, he had the fish special that day and cleaned his plate! The restaurant brought over a dessert and the chef came to our table to wish him a happy birthday. The Happy Hour deals are amazing. The Empanadas are my favorite thing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times!
    Barakus
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had a birthday dinner here for 6 people and it was perfect! Great food. Great service (Starlin, you the man!) Drinks kept coming, which is always a plus. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food and the place were great!. Il recommend friends and family to Havana. The waiters are very professional!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The entire staff is warm, friendly and on point.....Especially Starlin....he totally rocks.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bueno
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We took the administrative professionals out to lunch. The service was excellent. Very helpful explaining the dishes and recommending others. All on the money.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.