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About Havana Social

Experience The Hottest Cuban Fusion Restaurant In NYC Located in Hell's Kitchen, Featuring An Eclectic Menu of Savory Tapas, Nuevo Latino Dishes and Classic Main Courses. Enjoy Our Unique World Brunch/Lunch, All Week Long (Mon-Sun). Menu Features An Array Of Brunch Dishes From Several Different Countries (Lunch Menu Is Also Available During This Seating). World Brunch also features a 1 Hour Unlimited Brunch Cocktails For ($24). Happy Hour Is Available Only At The Bar (Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm) & Features Our Entire Cocktail List For $8 Consisting of Champagne Sangria (red, white or rose) Fresh Puree Mojitos, Island Fruit Martinis & Margaritas, Caribbean Rum Punch, Brazilian Caipirinhas & (All Beers $4). Live Cuban Jazz The 1st Thur. Of The Month 7:30pm - 9:30pm. & Yes, We Are Kid Friendly Too. Please be aware that Due to the size of the restaurant, we are unable to seat incomplete parties. Thank you and we really look forward to your first or next visit to Havana Social.

688 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours
Monday - Thursday & Sunday Dinner: (4pm - 11:00pm)
Friday - Saturday Dinner: (4pm-1am)
Monday - Sunday Brunch/Lunch: (11am - 4pm)

Bar Hours
Sunday - Thursday (bar closes at 12 midnight)
Friday & Saturday (bar closes at 2 am)

Cross Street:
Corner of 48th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 956-2155

Entertainment:
Live Cuban Jazz Trio on Thursday Evenings from 7pm-9pm. Seating is limited so please reserve in advance. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Catering:
For all your catering needs please contact Edward Rodriguez at
212 956-2155

Parking Details:
Inquire with the restaurant about discount parking with a nearby garage when presenting your guest check to the garage.

Public Transit:
E, C, 1 Subway Lines

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Edward Rodriguez at 212 956-2155 to book your next event

Havana Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (7)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Live Music (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply an awesome and quaint dining experience. Great food, service and drinks

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service and attention to details on the food. Very well done all around. It is always great when the staff is happy and cares.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Bar service was a bit slow but the staff (especially Ben) was very friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks were fantastic. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

all was great, the food, the drinks, the service. very nice place for dinner or a get together with friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fantastic!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. Staff was full of recommendations and great value for what we got!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My 5yo asked the waitress if they had Gatorade. When we said he’ll be fine with juice. They sent someone to the store to get him Gatorade. That’s how great the service was and the food was even better.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Cuban food with friendly attentive staff. We will definitely be back. Loved it!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always love coming here when I come to NYC. Keep trying to try something new but still have favs (taquitos are to due...). Service is great and atmosphere and music fun!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came here on a Saturday night after reading all of the good reviews on Yelp and OpenTable and decided to give it a go. Food was delicious and service was pretty good. Drinks were strong and reasonably priced. Very cozy and intimate setting with good music. I would certainly come back in the future.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I don’t usually do this, but let's start with the problems. Havana Social is small. The space is utilitarian, not hip and cool but warm and friendly. So if the aesthetic is more or as important to you as the food, then you won’t be happy here. If, however, food is what you are after- really good Cuban food, then you’ve come to right spot. Having had the good fortune to travel to Cuba, I would say that this food is aspirational for Cuba.

A party of six of us went for brunch this weekend, and it was one of the best brunches I’ve had in my life. I had the Colombia Plate for breakfast. Before my brunch even arrived, a complimentary chips and guacamole appeared. I was able to score two chips, and a bit of guacamole before the whole plate was devoured to purrs of “this is the best guacamole I’ve ever had. After the guacamole disappeared, two perfectly poached eggs sat atop smoked salmon (there was also slow roasted pork, but I had it removed as I don’t eat anything with four legs- long story), some greens and a thin slice of tomato. Perfectly cooked beans and fluffy rice arrived on a separate plate. Juevos Rancheros were presented beautiful and loaded with avocado. The food was just excellent.

Now, the food is muy excellente and the staff (Grace, this means you) are just so lovely. We were celebrating a special occasion, and Grace called me to have a photo of the celebrator’s face put on the menu along with a personal note to him. The honoree was so happily surprised and, well, honored. Grace had all of us sign the menu and laminated that menu as a keepsake. Wait, I’m going to keep going. Along with this beautiful laminated menu, Grace included a coupon for 20.00 for the next visit (which, trust me, will be used). Finally, at the end of the meal, a special dessert with a sparkler was presented to the table. I have never experienced such heartfelt and kind touches pushing Havana Social way to the top of my list of favorites.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was very good, much better than I expected! But drinks can be improved.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was great! Everyone very nice especially the preggers bartender. White bean dip amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food here was amazing! My husband got the shredded beef, I got garlic shrimp and we shared the wings. The flavors were out of this world.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Havana Social is a MUST for us every time we visit NYC. Everything we’ve had, both food and drinks, has been amazing.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and drinks were great but I say very overpriced for the amount of food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service! It’s really nice what they do for special occasions!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was great, friendly and aware of our special occasion, complementary glasses of sangria- food was fresh, tasty and most enjoyable. Agreement: RECOMMEND! 👍

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service were wonderful. We service was excellent and the food was amazing! We went the several tapas and everything was great.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. It wasn’t very busy as we were going before the Rangers game at MSG. But that being said and not many people being there... it was hard to get someone’s attention to grab the bill.

But it was fantastic! Highly recommend. And get the tasting platter where you choose your own items. So great. Chips and guacamole were on point. And the paella was fabulous!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food and service were both great! We were in town for business and one of my colleagues felt like eating cuban food, so we looked this place up. After reading all of the rave reviews, we decided to give it a try. Service went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of and the food was excellent. We will be back.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great and attentive staff. Amazing food, will return and recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place never disappoints! I was in NYC for 48 hours and ate two meals here.

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

Food was amazingly delicious and the service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Normally this place would get a 5 for food. My mofongo was not as amazing as usual. However, the arepas dulce my friend had was delicious - and it always is! One of the best things on the menu.
The service is always great!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very friendly service and excellent food. Highly recommended.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The best thing about the resturant was their secret recipe drink. Delicious

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Grace the host & Raul the waiter were FANTASTIC. Its our go to place when in the city!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Live Music
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Really fun birthday dinner! They put your picture on a menu and give you shots and tiny cakes on the house. Really friendly and accommodating staff. Food was way expensive, everyone in my group just ordered tapas and drinks. The prix fix menu was $36, $45 with dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Amazing food!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was great..I was going to get the chicken, but the server let me know it could be 25 min wait. I got the shredded beef sine we had tickets to show. The food was amazing. Would recommend highly!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Amazing experience. Had our photo on our menu printed on it with "Happy anniversary" and our names! Comped two drinks, let us order bar prices at our table for Sangria, and the food was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Havana Social is amazing.. this was the 2nd time I've been there and both times the food and service have been excellent. Definitely recommend to all my family and friends!!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food didn't seem fresh and it was extremely loud in here , maybe because the space is so small you have to scream for your waitress to be able to listen to you . I'll say is an overpriced manhattan spot

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was slow. Food was exceptionally slow. We waited long enough for the 2nd round of tapas that we finally asked for it to be wrapped up when it was ready because we didn't want to stay there any longer. And then they charged a 20% tip on a party of 4 people with that kind of service? I would have been okay with the slowness but the tip on a party of 4 was too much. Would not go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Wonderful food and ambiance was like the best of Havana

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent meal. Great music. Good drinks. We had the Empanadas Mixta to start and then had the Bento Box Pernil Asado with sweet plantains, white rice, black beans and mixed greens.
Service was great from start to finish.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This was my 4th time here, and it has continued to go a little downhill each time. Drinks service is amazingly slow - over 1/2 hour to get our cocktails (table of 3). The chips that came with the guacamole were homemade, but burnt and oily - indicating that the fry oil was not hot enough & they were left in too long. The A/C was blowing really hard right on top of us, and when it cycled down & started back up periodically, you could tell the A/C system was mildewey from the dank smell. The pork chop was well cooked & tasted good, but the ropa vieja and fish were only so-so - and the good parts of the meal weren't enough to make up for the bad parts. Worst of all was what I assume is poor kitchen ventilation - I left the restaurant reeking of fry oil that smells like it's been used too long. I doubt that I'll return when there are a few other Cuban restaurants in HK where I've not encountered these problems.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I absolutely love Havana Social. My husband and I went for our 2 year anniversary and they offered to print our picture on the menu and a little note for us. The food is amazing as well as the drinks. Hands down my favorite restaurant in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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