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Havana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havanachicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 644-1900
  • 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: Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
  • 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.

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  • 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 (312) 644-1900
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was so fantastic Saturday night that we are going back tonight, Monday. Many delicious items on the menu to try."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food and drinks were good. Waiter slower than slow for place that wasn't crowded."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was very good, the drinks are to die for, mojitos are their speciality. limited dessert menu"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The drinks were delectable, food was delish and service was friendly, informative and fun."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had a great meal, especially the black bean soup and the pork chops."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Was a little disappointed in the food. Was kind of bland. The appetizers were good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was impeccable! Had the Rollitos Mechacados. Yum! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food (if you don't like the tostones you don't have a soul), tremendous drinks (try the mojito flight), and reasonable prices. We had a group of 10 and they accommodated us with a large table in the downstairs dining room. Overall a great time and highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Stopped in after work for happy hour and we ordered a pitcher of mojitos. FANTASTIC - one of the best mojitos I've had. The service was great as well - our waiter was attentive yet not intrusive. We were running late and the restaurant was happy to adjust our reservation, which was very much appreciated. We ordered several appetizers but, unfortunately, were not wowed by any of them. The tostones were rather bland and the calimari was a bit oily. Not enough to complain or send back, but just ehh. May try dinner or, at the very least, stop in just for mojitos. The drinks and service make Havana are good enough for a second chance."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Delicious good. Fast and friendly service. Fantastic drinks. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was good!!! Best Cuban place ever."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was good, which is why I gave it one star. The service was terrible. We had to wait 20 minutes for a beer every single time. The venue is small and gets crowded and hot when live music starts. Live music started about an hour late. I will not come back, it is not worth it. Too hot and uncomfortable. Not really my scene at 34 years old. I like to have a good time, but not be suffocated and pay big bucks for poor service. The women's restroom was uncomfortable, the floor was flooded with water or urine?? It was located downstairs and made for quite a trip when you had to move from you table to anywhere in the place. I think this might even be a fire hazard. It was terribly overcrowded."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped for dinner before the theater. Good service. Good drinks. Food was a pleasant surprise and a really good value for restaurants in the area. Loved the feeling that you could be in 1950's Cuba for the whole experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Mojito's had a harsh alcohol taste the food was just average. Nothing really bad, but nothing was well seasoned or flavorful. Service was good. We had Platanos Maduros, Carne Asada, and Pollo Horneado con Platano."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was with 2 girlfriends celebrating one of their birthday's. And we had a great time we got a pitcher of the $20 mojitos, and a pitcher of white sangria, it was Ok, the sangria could be stronger. The food was great we had the gaucamole, empanada trio, the paella was good, the salmon was great and the birthday girl orderd the steak. Everything was good! At one point it got very loud but it was on a Friday after work, so it was very much expected. Service was great too. Overall all a great night with friends."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Good for people watching in the city for lunch outside. Had the Cuban salad and it was good, not great. My friend got the enchilada lunch special and said it was awesome! I will try it next time!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "More on the trendy side than traditional but your in the loop so you need to expect that. Was good quality. 6 people went and all enjoyed the food. We were there for Lunch. 1130 place empty. 12:10 almost full. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I've been to Havana before and have experienced slow service - but never to the level of our most recent visit. Our server greeted us shortly after we arrived at our table and took our drink order - it took about 5 minutes to get our drinks and she then took our order for appetizers - we ordered guacamole. Our server never returned to our table. After waiting 45 minutes we stopped another server who was walking by and inquired about the appetizer and placing an order for our entrees. He apologized and comped us for the guacamole. It took another 10 minutes to get the guacamole and another 30 to get our cuban sandwiches (there were 3 of us at the table - we all ordered the same thing). It took three hours to get through the meal."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We loved the food and drinks here and were very appreciative of the manager asking us if we wanted a table downstairs in a private room where we could converse! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014