Havana
Havana

Havana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havanachicago.com/
  • Phone: 3126441900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday -Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm



    Friday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Music & Cocktails 11-2am



    Saturday 12:00pm to 11:00pm, Music & Cocktails 11-3am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Caribbean, Cuban
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We cater to your home or office, private events and business meetings.

    For more information visit:

    http://havanachicago.com/site/private-parties
  • Private Party Facilities: Warm, cozy, and inviting private room available for special events, meetings, and all other occasions. Our space can accommodate small and large events with space for 45+ people.
  • Private Party Contact: Sabrina Baker-Ball 3126441900
  • Entertainment: Join Havana every Friday and Saturday for cocktails, dancing and live music from your favorite Chicago bands. No cover charge, music starts at 11pm and ends at last call!
  • Special Events: From making formal business proposals to clinking glasses with friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining special event.



    Our management team has extensive experience, and the ideal materials to work with a warm and inviting setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.



    Havana's event room can accommodate up to 45 people and is ideal for gathering around a pitcher of our famous mojito's! Guests may order à la Carte or work with us to create their own customized menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells
  • Public Transit: Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake

    Red line: Grand

    Brown line: Merchandise Mart

    Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet services on weekends only, street and private lot parking available any day of the week.
A word from Havana
Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, Havana features a unique 1940s art-deco themed interior and large windows that showcase Clark Street. Along with the large variety of Cuban-American cuisine and specialty drinks, Havana also offers many delectable Cuban desserts and coffees to complement the perfect meal. Whether you're interested in trying the fresh Ceviche Mixto, or just want to share a night out with friends over our mouth-watering mojitos and live music, Havana is the perfect restaurant for you.
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Havana reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (19)late-night find (16)special occasion (15)hot spot (15)romantic (13)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food!!
    TXFoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent variety of options and the flavor of the food was awesome. Don't miss the pitcher of Mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mojitos
    jkczyk
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Mojitos are the best! My pulled pork as a little dry but the mashed potatoes and sauce were outstanding. Good atmosphere. good service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational
    Suztastic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were superb! An easy, fun environment that was perfect for a Friday night out for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual.....
    GordonScot
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I hate to write this but Havana is just outstanding.....why do I hate to write that, because I'm afraid it will get so crowded we won't be able to get in. Our only complaint on this visit is the food service was slow and everything seemed a bit "off". Now our waiter was very attentive and checked on us regularly but the food took a while to come out and we ordered coffees with dessert but had to ask twice for them. We were in no hurry though so all was good. The Halibut was outstanding as usual and we ordered the Tilapia special that we hope becomes a mainstay on their menu, very good. Have to have the Guava Mojito.....melts in your mouth!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice & kinda authentic
    Jiggy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Being from Miami there are certain dishes you come to expect in a Cuban restaurant - and Havana doesn't have them all, but what they do have, they do well. The drinks are very tasty and the service is excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Food but Noisy
    ChristyViewpointVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent. The staff were well trained and very responsive. The decor is clean and refined. The motion are perfect. The only issue is the noise level. Very difficult to carry on a conversation with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Popular spot
    Conventioneer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife an I were in town for only 1 night and found this hotspot. Made a reservation for 930 but arrive at 8 to sit by the bar and enjoy freshly made mojitos. We decide in a pitcher which had a special price of $20. Appetizers and food was authentic and delicious. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our waiter was an awesome guy, but he could have been a little more attentive. Outside of that, the food was phenomenal and a great date spot. Live music too. I've already recommended it to others. It is a little small on the inside, but no biggie. Get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Conan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delightful meal at very reasonable price. Will definitely go back. Try the traditional Cuban fare. Terrific service. Staff are knowledgeable and really cared about our overall experience. The restaurant is noisy when full of happy people with pitchers of mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not exactly Cuban but good food
    LizzyK
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is more of a combination of Mexican and Cuban but overall it's a nice place to get a feel for the Cuban food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Havana!
    Travelingfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The only thing that would make it better, would be to a special for the night. Presentation was great, food was amazing but the capringa wasn't that good. It was ok but lacked the sugar taste and texture. We were seated fast and perfect weeknight dinner choice. I wish there was valet parking so we could have gotten there faster. So far my favorite Cuban place I'm the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DillPickleVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was so fantastic Saturday night that we are going back tonight, Monday. Many delicious items on the menu to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too good for words
    NotARealFoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This food was so GREAT. Everything tasted so fresh. I'm originally from Miami and while I wouldn't put it up to par to that because it's a different type of Cuban (everyone makes things differently) it was great. It'll hold me off until I can find my way back. You've got to have one of their Mojitos. Each one was mixed perfectly. Not too much sugar, not too much/little rum and just enough lime juice. I had the Ropa Vieja. Probably one of my favorite Cuban dishes and it was fabulous. Seasoned perfectly. I wish I could've finished it all. And apparently it has live music until 3am. What more could you ask for? This has definitely become a favorite for me when I visit Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food. If you like flavor, this is your spot. Fun neighborhood gem. Really liked the appetizers, mojitos by the picher and all the entrees. Everyone in our party left full and happy. Definite thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Cityguy007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Havana capped off a great week in Chicago. Excellent service coupled with amazing food proved to be a wonderful choice to eat. I look forward to my future travels to Chi-Town which will definitely include a stop in Havana.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and drinks were good. Waiter slower than slow for place that wasn't crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty
    Rebeccaz74
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was very good, the drinks are to die for, mojitos are their speciality. limited dessert menu
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChicagoRed
    ChicagoRed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The drinks were delectable, food was delish and service was friendly, informative and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT Cuban!
    CS440VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    WOW! Haven't had Cuban this good since I lived in Florida. Great atmosphere as well. Nice for a date night, and I did see a couple groups of friends sharing pitchers of mojitos. Also, this place was a GREAT value. Tons of food for not very much. The "half" order of guac came with 2 different salsas as well! Will definitely be returning ASAP!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely Go
    paulebnj
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It is so refreshing to find a restaurant that does not have the same old food. Havana is a unique experience with dishes that you won't ordinarily find anywhere else. The food is fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good Cuban food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Havana. Our waiter was nice and attentive. The food was excellent and the various kinds of Mojitos tasted refreshing. Fidal and Raul would feel right at home having a Cuban meal here at Havana. I will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    foodiefest
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went here for lunch for the first time and it was really good, we got the empanadas to start and they were tasty, then of course the Cuban sandwich and Cuban Roasted Pork both were delicious and one of the few places that makes congri the right way. Service was also good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Lively Environment
    ehp23
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I love Havana! The food is always good (we had the halibut, salmon and guacamole) and I've always loved what I've ordered. The drinks-especially the mojitos and margarita- are delicious. At night, they often have great music which tops off a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phenomenal food!
    sarita
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The only thing lacking was service. We didn't have a server. The bartender (who was excellent) had to come from behind the bar to serve us so it wasn't as speedy as we hoped given as we were starving. But the food was worth the wait and the drinks were on point!! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovelyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Must try the Havana Pulled Pork entree - very good! Our server was great. We sat outside (outdoor seating is limited) but occasionally you get the smell of the alley coming by. Indoor seating probably would've been better!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Havana
    JohnBCVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a great meal, especially the black bean soup and the pork chops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana dinner.
    patnpam
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Made reservations for a pre - play dinner for 4. We had been here once before and this time brought friends. The margaritas are very good, not overly sweet. Service is very friendly and helpful with items on the menu. A nice little throwback to 50 ' s Cuba with good reliable menu. Music was a little on the loud side. The carne asada is very well spiced and cooked. Two of us had the Cuba pork. A nice plate but a little sweeter taste than I expected. Our friends liked it and we all agreed we would go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy!!
    Dick50
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I almost hesitate to write this because I want to be able to get a reservation the next time that I am in town. This is definitely a hidden gem! Everything was great! Drinks, appetizers and main course! All enjoyed! This is definitely on my return list! Mojito Heaven!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Karen
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Was a little disappointed in the food. Was kind of bland. The appetizers were good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but noisy
    ScottieB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was good but very noisy on Friday night. Made a 10 pm reservation around 9 and they honored it even during a busy night. Band played and it become more of a night club than a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Bekahbonkers
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a delicious meal and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for something casual while different. The Cuban food was really tasty just the right amount of flavor where you could actually taste it. The service was super friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with good staff
    Pasadena
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the spicy chicken wrapped in banana leaves, the chicken rolled with spinach and cheese, and the crab cakes. Guacamole was good but not great. Servers were attentive and friendly. Noise on a Saturday night was difficult for conversation but we would go back for the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girl's Outting
    Cooljay
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My gf's best friend and other mutual friends had a great time at this place. Havana is a overall good experience for ladies night out or a special occasion. For them it was a birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We dined at Havana on a Friday night. We had a reservation at 7:00p and we seated promptly. The waiter was attentive and we ordered margaritas and a bottle of Rioja. Both were very good. The food was outstanding. The ceviche, crab cakes, and empanadas were great as appetizers. The entrees of halibut, pork, and steak were all great. In particular, the sauces served with the items greatly enhanced the flavors. This is a restaurant we will come back to on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Surprise!
    datenightdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've walked past this restaurant so many times and finally decided to check it out for a late dinner. What a wonderful surprise! The food was really, really good and the margaritas and mojitos were outstanding! And to top it off, there was live entertainment after dinner! We keep coming back for appetizers (the best ceviche around) and drinks at the bar and occasionally for dinner in the evening. It's walking distance to where we live and we're so happy to have discovered what so many others have obviously known about for a while. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 692 reviews are from the Havana reviews archive.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was amazing, ambience was incredible. Our waiter was very nice, but never came to the table to check on us and it was very difficult to find him when we needed something. Other than that, we had an absolutely wonderful time and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to unwind!
    awtxVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    While part of the draw to Havana is their marvelous mojitos, the food is also excellent! Authentic and delicious Latin American & Caribbean cuisine. Have eaten here several times, both as a couple and with a larger group, and always had a good time, and food and drinks have been consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Bmtz7
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was impeccable! Had the Rollitos Mechacados. Yum!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food with Great Service
    ddem4
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our hostess could not have been nicer in accommodating us. The servers were polite and prompt without being overbearing. One of the better experiences while dining out in a while.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic