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About Havana

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.

318 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/JANUARY & most of FEBRUARY - 5 nights/week - Tuesday through Saturdays
Winter hours are 4:30 pm - 9 pm

November Havana Parrilla - Outside Bar & Grill open Thursday - Saturday 4:30pm - Close.

Cross Street:
Wayman

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 288-2822

Website:
http://www.havanamaine.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring live music on weekends and Holidays. Usually two to three local musicians without amplification. Always sets the mood for that perfect evening.

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.

Parking Details:
Parking is generally available on the streets surrounding Havana. It is not difficult to find a spot on our end of town.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef - Cassady Pappas, Head Chef - Josh Crotty, Parrilla Chef Aaron Horvath

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.

Private Party Contact:
Michael: (207) 288-2822

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for the dates of our popular farm dinners.

Havana Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (21)
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Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fun (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Best paella we ever had! Appetizer special was oysters from hulls cove bay and they were outstanding. There was a party of about 20 people next to us so it was a little noisy. If you're in bar harbor do not miss this restaurant. Best in town!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Delightful salad with Pomagranate dressing, red onion, goat cheese, toasted almonds & avocado following by the Lobster Patty - everything with a tiny Latin twist ... my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed having sinner here and our service was impeccable. A wonderful break from the hubbub of tourists wandering the streets of Bar Harbor ...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food and service were amazing! The staff was very helpful in making a good selection

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great find in Bar Harbor. Yummy food. Great service. And they were wonderful at accommodating multiple food sensitivities.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was divine. I had the pork and beans, which was amazing. My friend had the lobster macaque and was extremely happy with it. We also had the cheese plate for starters and split a blueberry flan for dessert. It was a meal we will long remember!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We make multiple reservations every year for the week we visit Bar Harbor. The food is fabulous, the ambiance delightful, the service impeccable and the staff friendly and helpful. We have been doing this for the last 5 years...my traveling companion and I have very different tastes in food choices; however, neither of us has ever been disappointed with our selections. We recommend Havana to everyone heading to Bar Harbor!! Monica our server for the last 2 times we visited was a gem! I hope she gets a raise!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Spicy, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had an excellent meal here to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. We met the owner who made a point to check in with all of his customers. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The staff was timely and attentive. The wine list was a gem with great hidden jewels for your dining pleasure. The jazz was a terrific addition.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My wife enjoyed her scallops, my pork chop was not thoroughly cooked so I didn't eat all of it, otherwise it was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Top notch preparations of authentic cuisine takes one's palate to the homeland of the dishes. Inventive at the same time as true to the foods roots. If you can't make it to the Caribbean or South America the trip to Havana is well worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Have been to Havana many times and always love it. Food, wine, cocktails, service, ambiance, and a visit from the owner! Just love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The dining experience was spectacular, would highly recommend it. The service and food quality was flawless. Look forward to returning on our next trip to Bar Harbor.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This place was absolutely amazing!! The food was excellent and service was phenomenal!! My friend and I had gone for the first time this past weekend and were very satisfied. She ordered Sea Bass special, I had Fillet with roasted potatoes and mushrooms!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Could not have been better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Fine dinning in Bar Harbor. Very good food and excellent service. I had the beef filet with mushrooms, very tasty. My husband. The seafood paella, excellent. Service is attentive and friendly. Somewhat in the expensive side but very nice dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing food! Loved the spring rolls and paella. If we come back to Bar Harbor we will eat here again. Absolutely wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Extremely well thought out taste combinations. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Just my favorite Bar Harbor restaurant :) Lovely bar, drinks, food & folks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Lovely meal. Worth the reputation. Anyone visiting Maine should put Havana at the top of their list of restaurants.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food at Havanna was very good. It is a great twist in the typical seafood fare. The portion size is huge.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

NYC in Bar Harbor! If you are looking for a variation from the standard Bar Harbor seafood fare, this is it. We had a great meal, unique dishes with fantastic flavor. This would be a top restaurant any where in the world. Enjoy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

There's a reason it's on everybody's "Not to be missed" list.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We got a reservation and were glad we did. The restaurant filled up quickly as the dinner hour progressed. The food was delicious and service was very good. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Would definitely return if we are in the area again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Some of the best flavor and spice combinations we've had for quite a while. Grilled mixed vegetables were outstanding. The lime zest pork chop was very good, as was the shard. Would definitely return if we're in Bar Harbor again. Great food variety, extensive wine list, and (I've heard) great mojitos. A real winner and very upbeat staff and ownership.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Creative contemporary Latin influenced dishes. Great quality food, well executed with exceptional service. The restaurant was busy but well organized so it managed a relaxed feel.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were in Bar Harbor for a few days and had seen rave reviews so we decided to check this place out. It was excellent. The mussels were delicious and the paella is a must try. Couldn't recommend it more.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Incredible food and experience - if you like great food and wine, don't miss this place. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Havana was unbelievable. The wine and food were fantastic - very accommodating for food allergies. Very unique tastes which we loved. The servers were knowledgeable and helpful. The owner stopped by to see how everything was and he was even clearing tables - clearly cared about his restaurant. Not something you see every day! The staff brought out homemade truffles for my boyfriends birthday and they were incredible! We will definitely be back next time we're in the Bar Harbor area.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was excellent, and the food, overall, was very good. However, I found the seafood paella disappointing. There were two scallops and two shrimp in the entire dish. The chorizo consisted of maybe a half dozen over cooked wafers the size of quarters, by all dimensions. I found none of the chicken listed in the ingredients. What was there was very tasty, the chicken and chorizo would have added another layer of flavor.
The cheese plate and gazpacho were the best we have had. The seafood in each dish were done to perfection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 27, 2017

fantastic wine list, but disappointing food. the chicken was dry and the lobster moqueca was tasteless. nice jazz band and friendly service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary at Havana. The drinks were very unique and the food presentation was outstanding. Loved the extra added touch of live music in the bar. Great ambience. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My wife and I were visiting Acadia National Park and wanted a nice dinner in Bar Harbor. Havana was wonderful and a nice surprise. We met one of the owners (she actually was filling our water glasses) and, like the wait staff, she was friendly and helpful. The food was creative and delicious. It is not the cheapest place in town, but it is one of the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food while preparation was good lacked the depth of flavor one would expect from a restaurant providing ethnic culinary diversity . Lobster cake appetizer was the highlight .

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful cocktails and dinner at Havana. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great atmosphere . The food was excellent except the tuna was less than rare and the steak was also over cooked to our liking.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We loved the tuna tartar with avocado. The scallops were perfect. Pork was spectacular.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

What a lovely experience. Fun, creative dishes, excellent mojitos, spectacular 🍷 wine list, genuinely warm personable service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Anniversary. Gluten free friendly with warm corn bread to start. Excellent drinks, service and food. Paella was awesome.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fabulous meal. So many choices to select from. Loved the mussels and the seafood paella; as well as the tres leech for dessert. It was so good, we went back the next night!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Extraordinary in every way. This is memorable dining.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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