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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Special Occasion (48)
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Good for a Date (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Local Ingredients (35)
Romantic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Cozy (26)
Authentic (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Spicy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Music (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Reception wasn't particularly friendly, afterwards service got a bit better. The food is good, we particularly enjoyed the starters and the desert. The entree fish of the day was also good, the paella wasnt. Wonderful fresh fish added on to a poor rice dish, which wasnt fresh or tasty. Some of the dishes would benefit from simplification, but in general they appeared very well designed and prepared. The selection of wines is surreal, given that the restaurant is located at al fin del mundo. Prices are certainly reasonable. You won't regret going here we expect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Havana is a long time favorite. We love it every time!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

A terrific mix of ambience, cuisine, culture and creativity.
Perfect place for a romantic and delicious experience

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a fantastic place, most extensive wine list seen yet, food and service was exellent. Owner was present ensure all was to our satisfaction. A must when in Bar Harbor !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Me and my fiance stopped into Havana on a nice Friday evening. It was a great atmosphere, vibrant with a great aubiance. Our service was good, although probably could have bit better (don't think its reflective of the restaurants as there were better servers there. Ordered the el presidente for a cocktail --- excellent assortment of flavors. The cheese plate was fantastic, and my dinner the lamb, was one of the best lamb dishes I've ever tasted. Excellent presentation, and the flavors were rich. Desert was the chocolate cake with some french press decaf coffee. Both were outstanding. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Would have like to have gone a second time but restaurant was closed due to a party. We enjoyed our dinners very much. My husband stated that was the best filet mignon he has
had in a long time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Thank you to the Havana staff for another wonderful evening. The team at Havana made our 19th anniversary splendid. Thank you for the personal touch! See you on our 20th!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

An excellent Spanish restaurant. The service was splendid and the food matched it. The drinks are very reasonable and the bartender was a real character that made us feel at home. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Consistently a fine dining experience augmented by a fine wine cellar, excellent local ingredients creatively prepared with excellent service. One of the few very best restaurants on Mount Desert Island. Michael Boland, the owner, is intensely hands on and it shows.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food is overpriced the service was horrible took 10 minutes to get bread and 15 minutes to get a Pepsi. Trying to be a type of restaurant they are not, I never give a bad review but in this case I have to.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was AMAZING and the mojitos were fantastic as well. Would definitely recommend Havana!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Have been to Acadia NP 6 times and while Bar Harbor is generally too crowded for my pleasure Havana has been a consistent "go to." Food is well prepared, service is friendly without being obsequious, don't remember a time that my table wasn't ready within 10 minutes of arrival. That is the case in mid-to late-October. Don't know what it is like mid-summer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Havana is a thoroughly delightful experience. It has an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable ambience, engaging and efficient (but not overly familiar) service and, above all, great creatively prepared food and a nice wine list with some reasonably marked-up choices. Our choices featured very fresh and carefully cooked seafood, and everything was nicely and subtly flavored. This is definitely a place for repeat visits.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Havana is a great local treasure! We always enjoy dining there and this past visit was no exception. They have a massive wine list which is excellent for finding a unique bottle to pair with the meal. Some of the dishes are spicy but we love food with some kick!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Cozy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were seated immediately upon arrival but then we were left on our own for quite some time before anyone got to us to even offer us some water. Beyond that, the service after that was ok. The food was ok as well, but just ok. Having eaten here before several times, we'd found it had slipped a bit. Finally, the bill left us awestruck. For two people, having two cocktails, a $45 dollar bottle of wine, a bottle of sparkling water and two entrees, the bill came to $170. Living between Boston and New York and frequenting both often, we're no strangers to expensive dining for good food, but to pay that in Bar Harbor for a mediocre meal left a bad taste overall.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner. Cocktails, starters, mains, and a dessert - everything was delicious. Menu is creative, service is excellent. The owner came around at the end of our meal to say hello and thank us for coming - nice touch. Wish we lived closer, we would be here very often. Nice work all.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The oysters

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and service, in a quiet setting. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was probably the best meal I have ever eaten. I had the lobster and haddock. The other guest had the swordfish and the Tuna. All were fantastic. Service was top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great dishes for every course. Very flavorful. Server Enrique was very cordial and professional.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Disappointing after it was so highly recommended aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssassaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best paella ever and very creative food! The chef was amazing! Wine pairings were perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A wonderful experience! Friendly, knowledgeable staff serving up fantastic food, wine and mojitos. We have enjoyed Havana on half a dozen occasions over the years and they remain one of the best places to dine on MDI - if not all of Maine.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the best meals we have had in years! Wished we lived closer! Don't miss it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We spent 3 nights in Bar Harbor as part of our vacation. Our B&B mentioned this place so we decided to try it out. All I can say is AMAZING! We had the cheese plate - delicious and generous, the Provoleta was to die for - the sausage OMG. I immediately started searching places in Chicago that may also serve this!!! Then for the main course we had the seared yellow Tuna, also very yummy!!! We contemplated coming back our last night to try more items... that is how good the food is! Well done.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Havana's. The food and the service was amazing. They went the extra mile to make our anniversary special. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We made a reservation ahead. The table was ready 5 minutes after we arrived. Bread served with cocktails was great with interesting dips. Avocado salad was excellent. One of us had a little issue with our entree. It was resolved very nicely. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous meal, friendly and attentive staff. A pleasure every time we visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Got seafood paella which was excellent and big portion. Also got lamb - the butternut squash puree was delicious; walnut chutney/campote was suprisingly a great compliment. wish we had enough room to try a dessert but we were stuffed (maybe from eating through entire main coast through the weekend before ending here).

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Surprising find in Bar Harbor. Very good food and excellent wine list. Fun, interesting menu with great locally sourced options. Extensive wine list with tried and true wines as well as lesser known wines. Really enjoyed dining at Havana.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I were actually very disappointed with our last visit. We had visited two times prior and been really happy but this time was terrible. We waited close to an hour before our waiter decided to disclose why our food was taking so long, which ended up being a mistake in the kitchen. That wouldn't have been so bad, but we waited another half hour before our food arrived and both meals were undercooked. We sent both meals back to the kitchen, all the while it seem like our server was dodging us. The woman that seated us came to quickly check on us and I tried to be polite but my husband was clearly not impressed. Our waiter only came back to see if we wanted dessert and then gave us our check. At no point did anybody try to rectify any mistakes or apologize. If we're expected to pay $100+ for a meal, it had better be fantastic, and it was barely edible. I had high hopes since we had been impressed at past anniversary dinners, but this one was just disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Terrific food and service. We visited twice during our time in Bar Harbor and were very pleased each time. Highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Marvelously fresh, well prepared food that was seasoned well. All the ingredients in the salad were crisp with full, natural flavor. Seafood paella was very tasty as all the flavors melded together well and each ingredient was tender and moist. Service was attentive and timing between each dish well done. The waitress had no problem splitting the entree which came on 2 separate plates, nice presentation. Extensive selection of wines.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We received a warm welcome, attentive staff and great menu. Food was delicious. Owners both stopped by the table to check in & make sure we were enjoying our meal. Service was great & we will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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