Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 15 times today

Havana

4.4
944 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Latin American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
Havana is American fine dining with a Latin flair, great atmosphere, extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff and sophisticated menu. Since opening ten years ago, we have been committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood. We search out New England farmers and fisherfolk to purchase products that are not only great tasting, but great for the environment and local economy. Seafood, lamb and meat dishes are flavored with intelligence and respect and change weekly, sometimes daily. Havana is located in downtown Bar Harbor, just a short stroll up Main Street.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Latin American, Seafood, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Open for 2018
Featuring new menu items, wine, and house cocktails.

Spring hours:
Serving Dinner 5 nights a week
Wednesday - Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Summer hours:
Serving dinner 7 nights a week (after Memorial Weekend ) 4:30pm - Close

Havana Parrilla( outside tapas bar and grill ) Re-opens May 2018

Please contact us to make arrangements for birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, company dinners, and special occasions for 2018.

info@havanamaine.com
1(207)288-2822
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(207) 288-2822
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Executive Chef - Cassady Pappas, Head Chef - Josh Crotty, Parrilla Chef Aaron Horvath
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We can accommodate parties up to 50, more can be arranged however there will be a fee to make it a private affair. There is a separates wine room, patio, and outside bar area to choose from for private functions. We can create menus from tasting appetizers and wine to full dinner menus with options and choices for all your guests.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Michael: (207) 288-2822
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Havana caters many events through the season. Farm Dinners, Private parties, office parties, non-profit events, and private gatherings. Contact us to make arrangements that fit your needs.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Wayman
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Parking is generally available on the streets surrounding Havana. It is not difficult to find a spot on our end of town.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Featuring live music on weekends and Holidays. Usually two to three local musicians without amplification. Always sets the mood for that perfect evening.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Check our website for the dates of our popular farm dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 944 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was exceptional; ambiance was relaxed without a hint of stuffiness and the restaurant beautifully designed. We go to Bar Harbor every year and will definitely be back at Havana the next time we are up for a delicious treat and a special night out!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent, creative food. Best meal we had in Bar Harbor. Extensive wine list. Eat here at least once during your stay.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

My husband and I loved Havana! Food and drinks were great! Would recommend to anyone in Bar Harbor!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

The best meal we had in Bar Harbor. Good food, friendly staff, good wine list.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Exceptional service, outstanding wine list, wonderful food. The paella was the best I've ever had. The half rack of lamb the my spouse had was also excellent, cooked to perfection with a tasty sauce lightly applied. We had the Mussels Boracho appetizer. If you order this wonderful dish, ask for soup spoons. You'll want to have the broth as a soup. It's outstanding. During our trip to New England, we dined at one of Boston's top rated restaurants. Havana easily competes with that experience. I can't recommend Havana highly enough.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Havana is one of those rare dining establishments that we seek out; original and authentically ethnic, with a superb wait staff and extraordinary cuisine. Absolutely loved it, and Enrique was the epitome of a gentleman waiter. Perfect from start to finish.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We were welcomed graciously and although early for our reservation, were seated. Quickly. Wonderful service food and atmosphere. Highly recommend and will return on a future visit to bar harbor thank you Michael for stopping by the table and saying hello

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We spent another very pleasant evening with friends at Havana. Excellent food and service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Very fast professional friendly service. We had Croquette steak and the scallops - both delicious

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Just ok. Wouldn’t write home about it. Server was great. Food was good.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent Latin fusion food, with a colorful environment and outstanding service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

celebrated our anniversary at Havana, food was great! beautiful restaurant, our waitress Jamie was excellent, great service and very personal and friendly. highly recommend people to dine when visiting bar harbor! for dessert we got a happy anniversary plate that was just a cherry on top of the wonderful night we had.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food and an extensive although overpriced wine list.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

This is an average restaurant. The food was decent but nothing that stood out. For a Cuban restaurant the food was starchy with few Latin menu items.
We were also seated in the rear of the restaurant in a cramped area.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful meal. The bread assortment came with three very tasty spreads/dipping sauces.
Tuna tartare over guacamole with salty tortilla chips was genius. Oyster and mushroom spring rolls were good, but my wife did not like the aioli in which they were served (perhaps should be on the side). Paella was excellent, with an abundance of seafood, chicken and chorizo, not overwhelmed with rice. (The desirable crusty underside was included.) We were stuffed at that point and had no dessert. However, the cappuccino and coffee were very good. I had a glass of excellent local pear eau-de-vie, and when I asked the waiter where it was available, he found out from the bartender and we bought bottles of it the next day at a local store. The owner came to the table for a few seconds to check up on our experience, but it was the waiter who was most solicitous and helpful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Great dining experience, both service and food was outstanding. We had amazing mussels, superb scallops and best rack of lamb ever.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Ordered a grey goose martini with a twist of lemon, did not taste right, ordered again and still had same different taste!. Questioned, did vodka have a flavor? They said no, but I and friends who tasted it do not agree!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

We ate here our first night in Bar Harbor...and then the next two nights as well.. sampling pretty much everything on the menu. It was amazing. Particularly the lamb...perfectly cooked and delicious. Highly recommend Havanas.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Spectacular service; food was fantastic and interesting. Everything was top notch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food, the avocado salad and seared tuna were delicious. The flourless chocolate cake was to die for! We also really enjoyed the quiet ambience, the music was perfect and we were able to have an enjoyable conversation in an enjoyable, down to earth space.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Fabulous! Oysters and paella were excellent and look forward to returning. Service professional and very attentive.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

A challenging dinner to review. Cocktails, appetizer and one entree were spectacular. One entree - paella - was not. The waiter was personable, knowledgeable, but when my wife told him was disappointed in the mushy rice and overcooked scallops in the paella, he started acting like a quick service waiter (no interaction, engagement). The owner worked every table in the room, except for ours. Couldn't help but feel like we were purposely avoided. Havana appeared to be the best of Bar Harbor, but that's not the experience we received.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service, very good food, though a bit spicy for my liking. I was also disappointed that my grilled vegetable appetizer platter was mostly peppers -- $23? I had to mark down on the value, food, and overall ratings due to this overpriced appetizer of mostly peppers. All else was very good and would recommend to others and we will return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was amazing and lots of it, portions were large. The wait staff was excellent, definitely will go back on our next trip!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Best restaurant in Bar Harbor. We have never been disappointed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Totally enjoyed the menu choices.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

My husband and I celebrated a special birthday here. The food was excellent, the wine pairing suggested by our server was just right, the server was knowledgeable, and the presentation of my birthday dessert was a thoughtful and fun surprise. The complimentary oil and vinegar birthday gift was an extra treat. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. All in all, a great experience!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Great meal with an interesting amuse bouche to start the evening. Wonderful service.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Overdone carrot entree and cold scallop entree, good wine

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Of Spanish - Cuban heritage I was gamed but skeptical of dining here. Menu certainly wasn't traditional,,,, I was wonderfully surprised. No not traditional but creative take on Hispanic cuisine produced a memorable dining experience. I had the fresh Maine oysters (while in Maine...) and the seafood paella. I've been eating paella for 50 years (including 2 as a resident in Spain) and without reservation will say this was the best paella I have ever had -- the plentiful seafood in it could have been a separate entre; it also had chicken and chorizo often left out of seafood paellas yet so critical to the classic taste of paella; the peas and rice were wonderful, especially the sprinkling of the crispy rice from the bottom of the paella pan -- all cooked to perfection. My husband had (and loved) the black bean soup, and the scallops (neither of had ever seen such large scallops), and about 1/3 of my paella. I didn't even want to look at the desert menu but my husband insisted. He smartly declined; I naughtily ordered the sea salt caramel ice cream. Honorable mention to the martinis and a big shout out to the flawless, friendly and attentive service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

My Husband and I were so pleased with our dinner at Havana and had a very nice experience at Parrilla, the attached tapas bar before our reservation. I highly recomend both! The staff was fabulous and food on another level.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

The Menu was short.
We ordered the bone in pork, was cooked perfectly!
Wine list was extensive .
Very busy for a Sunday evening, but very well managed and run.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

It was our first time at Havana and it didn't disappoint. We ordered the swordfish and the lamb specials but my husband's meal came out as their version of pork and beans. He was going to eat it rather than have them switch the meal out but they insisted and it was fabulous. Will definitely be back there again!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent as usual! The Paella is the real shop stopper! Also, excellent wine list for all budgets!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Havana was so delicious. The drinks were great along with the food. The complementary bread with different dips were perfect as well. The whole experience was great. I cannot wait to go back. So glad someone recommended this place to us.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Best restaurant in Bar Harbor. The Seafood Paella was out of this world. The wine selection is excellent and the service highly professional.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

My husband and I went here on the last night of our honeymoon in Bar Harbor and we couldn't have found a better spot to end our trip. The food was outstanding, the portions were just right (we shared two appetizers and an entree between us), and the atmosphere was warm, cozy, and romantic. The staff was attentive and friendly (even when we spilled one of our beers!) and the cocktails were meticulously made - definitely the best drinks I had all week up there. They also had some great local beers on tap that we couldn't find anywhere else. It's a little on the pricier side but not outrageous and you absolutely get what you pay for. I recommend the splurge if you can swing it ---you won't be disappointed!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Engagement celebration

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Unreal place. Mohitos we're incredible.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our second visit to Bar Harbor in three years and our second visit to Havana. The food is consistently delicious. We started with fresh local oysters (good but not cold enough for my taste). Entrees were amazing: the paella was one of the best I've had and included chunks of Maine lobster. The chicken breast with peas and carrots may sound like a Swanson TV dinner but tasted like the best pot pie you ever ate. Service is friendly and attentive. Looking forward to our next visit! On another night we discovered Havana has a walk in tapas bar to the right of the main restaurant -- unfortunately it was a bit cool on a September evening for eating on the porch -- but this might be a good option in summer for a more casual meal.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
24