Havana Nights
Havana Nights
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Havana Nights

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.havananightsvb.com/
  • Phone: 8553012822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kent Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Caribbean Room Restaurant is available for private events on Sunday through Thursday.
  • Private Party Contact: Bert Lowry 8553012822
  • Entertainment: Live music 7 nights per week in an intimate 36 seat jazz club. Jazz Trios and quartets Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cocktail piano Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Public lot plus valet parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Havana Nights
Please Note: Reservations for our jazz club cannot be made through Open Table. Please call us toll free at 855.301.2822 for jazz club tickets.

Recognized by the Virginian-Pilot as "Best Restaurant Reviewed in 2012", the Caribbean Room Restaurant at Havana Nights features contemporary Caribbean cuisine in an upscale and intimate 38 seat dining room.  Chef Kent Johnson’s creative use of local farm-to-table ingredients provide a unique dining experience.  Selecting a wine is made easy by using our iPad “Personal Sommelier.” Reservation are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.

In an adjacent room, our 36 seat jazz club is the home of live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and is a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks. Jazz dinner shows are featured on the second and fourth Sundays' of every month. Tickets for jazz club performances must be made by phone at 855-301-2822.
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Havana Nights reviews from OpenTable diners
  • So sad
    JoJo
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Havana Nights was our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach. While we were having a delicious dinner there on Saturday night, we learned that they were closing their doors at the end of the evening. We are so sad as we loved eating there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night location
    Von73
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Charming, quaint, romantic. Menu is small but offers succulent choices in every faire. Dress us upscale or better business. Service is a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuban? I don't think so.
    MandJ
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The only thing Cuban in this restaurant was the bread. The food wasn't authentic Cuban. The cigar room upstairs was a nice touch and enjoyable. Great jazz but have to pay separately. Service was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite restaurant in VB
    Dianne
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The service, food, & ambiance are superb. Top notch staff all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Hootie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Loved the intimate atmosphere. Meal and wine pairing was excellent. Being able to have a great meal and enjoy entertainment was a plus! Staff was very attentive. Great spot for celebrating special occasion ( anniversary). Looking forward to going back to experience another great meal. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    pampearl
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Havana Nights is an intimate environment set with excellent service and delicious food! The decor allows for a relaxed and romantic atmosphere if you are there with your love or friends. I chose the Shrimp & Polenta and my fiance` selected the Grilled Skirt Steak, and both dishes were cooked to perfection. After the main course, we went in for dessert to satisfy curiosity; the Bread Pudding is absolutely divine! You will not regret this infectious dining encounter, and I guarantee your visits will be frequent! I also recommend the Jazz club to top off your dining experience! Filled with great music, exciting energy, impeccable food, and personality, Havana Nights is definitely a HOT ticket and well worth the time! I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana Nights
    Shandon
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    The food and service were excellent. It's definitely a restaurant I'd recommend for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Reggierays
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Very nice, quiet little restaurant. The Jazz bar is seperate from the dining room, so there is no music other than some light stuff being piped in. Great service, food was really good. Real nice wine list, and not too overpriced. Great place, will visit again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Havana Nights was a great pick for me to take my boyfriend for his birthday. I loved the ambience and the food was tasty too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    ExclusiveTin
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    This place is great for a date night. The price of the food is reasonable, and they have great customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whatta find!
    Catherine
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Havana Nights is one of those restaurants I use for special occasions and just because it is Wednesday. The food there is always delicious and served with aplomb. I rarely choose from the menu because the specials are just too tempting but my husband always orders the wild mushroom fettuccine. We met friends there last weekend and the four of us split their award-winning bread pudding with hard sauce--it is the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    NBice0215
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    For my husband and I as we were treated to one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time! The bread pudding is definitely a reason to go and dine!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • closed
    JLK23
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I made a reservation through the Havana Nights website that linked me to open table and when I showed up, the restaurant was permanently closed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Happy as All Get Out...
    hubbyandwifey
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Our server's name was Travis. He was AWESOME. Took very good care of us. Fresh Cuban bread, scallops, mwah! My hubby said the Ribeye was one of the best he ever ate. My salmon was a lil salty and the manager Bert made sure I was taken care of got the Grilled Skirt Steak....OMG...FANTASTIC. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love this little gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Our second trip was as wonderful as our first! The food is always fabulous and the service is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    My family went to Havana Nights to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was very good. All the servers were attentive and friendly. The cuban bread was warm and fresh. Our appetizers of roasted mushrooms and mussels were delicious. Two in our party had the shrimp fettucine, one had the shrimp and polenta and I had the oyster stew. All of the food was outstanding. For dessert we had the bread pudding which my husband and I shared because the portion size was quite large. This was a great birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food.
    fanaticalfoodie825VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I'm definitely hard to please when it comes to food. I expect a certain quality of food, service and ambience when paying higher prices. This particular dining spot hits the mark. The food is perfectly cooked and of high quality. The portions are excellent, too. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. I have been twice and will be back. In my opinion, this restaurant is one of the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience and entertainment.
    Greg
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Havana Nights provide a great atmosphere to enjoy a romantic dinner and smooth Jazz. the food and services were great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really liked the comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I really liked the comfortable easy setting of this restaurant. The soft lighting and beautiful tables really makes one feel like this is a special occasion dinner. The special offerings were such a nice selection, between fresh fish and beef. I especially liked the tenderloin special offered with a very nice sauce added. The service was very good and always on time. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Weeatout
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I made a reservation for my husband and I and it was an awesome night. The food was very good and the jazz performance was great. The atmosphere is adult. I love it...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place
    foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I've been several times for "date night". The atmosphere is always soft & romantic. The service is always amazing. The bread & butter is a surprising highlight. The food is great I've tried almost everything on the menu. The skirt steak, however, is not a favorite. Besides that it gets 2 thumbs up from me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O What A Night
    mesang
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Havanna Nights rejuvenated my spirit with the hospitality, food and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    shawn
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Havanna nights is a great restaurant. I was very pleased until I received this email asking for a review at 12:30 am waking me up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I think the food was amazing,
    ebonyqueen
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    I think the food was amazing, a little pricey but amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Small Dining
    ExploringNewPlaces
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Very disappointed. The dining area is very very small. We were seated at a two topper that was pushed against a wall in the back corner with a wait station directly behind it. I had less than a foot between my chair and the waiters rear ends. I had a surge protector w/ 5 ipad chargers right next to my chair. It is so creepy quiet that my husband and I had to whisper just to try and have a private conversation. Our waiter could barely fit between our table and the table next to us due to limited space. Luckily the 4 top did not have anyone seated in it at the time but with the table against small wall on the right then a 4 top less than 2 feet away on the left it was just miserable. Food was okay but nothing amazing. Wont be returning!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Five-star meal, two star service
    GiGi
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We selected the scallops and caesar salad to start. Both were excellent. The shrimp and polenta entree was perfectly prepared. The Reisling we ordered paired well with our meal. The apple tart with cheddar was tasty, but there were very few apples and no cheese. We were seated near the entrance. The table arrangement is not conducive to intimate conversation and the constant exit/entry of the wait staff is distracting. The server and expediter were pleasant, but a bit overwhelmed. Two people cannot provide exceptional service for 10+ tables. At this price point, diners expect better ambiance and adequate staffing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok, a little pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Food was ok, a little pricey. Bread pudding was the best ever!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    roseloves2dine
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    My husband and I enjoyed a nice dinner. The food was delicious, speedy service, and a romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining at its best!
    Adeana
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    From start to finish, an incredible restaurant. Excellent service. Elegant dining at its best. The food was delicious! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Intimate Adult Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    My husband and I celebrated our birthday(s) together at Havana Nights. It was the first time we had been there and it was a special experience from beginning to end! We loved being in a restaurant w/ an intimacy that is truly a "grown-up" night out w/o kids. The food was excellent...our waiter was new and not quite acclimated to the menu but he was pleasant and funny. The evening was wonderful and then we went immediately to a wonderful night of jazz in the Jazz Club.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Newtothis
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    On my birthday weekend for my girlfriend. My thoughts were someone nice.Havana Nights was my first experience at such a restaurant. The food was great especially the scallops. The server and hostesses were great and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, attentive service...
    foodie2
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Great food, attentive service... wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Garry
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Exceptional food, great service ,nice quiet atmosphere. Great for special occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We totally enjoyed it, from
    Island1
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We totally enjoyed it, from the Cold Mohito's to the desert, all was great. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Wonderful spot for romantic evening. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • VERY EXPENSIVE NOT ALOT OF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    VERY EXPENSIVE NOT ALOT OF FOOD ALSO I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SIT NEXT TO MY WIFE INSTEAD SHE SAT ON A LONF BENCH SEAT AND IM AT A CHAIR ON OTHER SIDE OF TABLE WITH OTHER PEOPLE SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO US
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  • disappointed
    justme
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    I expected a twist on Cuban food, but instead it was just bad food, forgetful waiters and overpriced food. I am Hispanic and lived in Miami for years so I have tasted great Cuban food and this place does NOT do it justice. The name is deceiving. The entrees are poorly conceived. My husband had the 'ropa vieja' entree and all it came with is a couple scraps of vegetables and a big chunk of meat. Although we ordered a side of black beans and white rice (a staple on Cuban cuisine) we had to send it back. The beans were bland and the little dollop of rice they put on top was dry and pasty. I sent my entree of shrimp fettuccine back as well. The noodles were overcooked and mushy and the entire entree was bland. We will not be going to back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    gtvillain
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Took the wife to Havana, food and service was great. Server even cut my cigar and recommended a great cognac.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow service. Bland food.
    Lipsmacking
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Very slow service. Bland food. Overpriced. Dining room area was very cold. Wait staff not well trained. At least two other tables next to us felt the same
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Havana Nights offers an intimate
    JPMorgan
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Setting with superior service. Because of its limited seating, attention to detail is clearly atop the 'to-do' list of the waitstaff agenda. There was no rushed feeling, offering the diner the ability to savor the flavor of every masterpiece delivered to the table, fresh from the Chef's hands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.