About 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.

412 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean

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

Cross Street:
Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-1900

Website:
http://www.havanachicago.com/

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!

Catering:
We cater to your home or office, private events and business meetings.

For more information visit:

http://havanachicago.com/site/private-parties

Parking Details:
Valet services on weekends only, street and private lot parking available any day of the week.

Public Transit:
Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake

Red line: Grand

Brown line: Merchandise Mart

Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

Havana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (24)
Creative Cuisine (19)
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Casual (18)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Live Music (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Spicy (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is incredibly mediocre. Shellfish looks and tastes like it is cooked from frozen. Guacamole is outstanding but chips were clearly from a bag and everything else was "meh"

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Cuban food presented beautifully. Potent cocktails, nice wine list. Great wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Usually a great spot. Very disappointed with the ropa vieja, which is usually amazing but tasted like brisket with light seasoning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Really fabulous food and attentive service. I would highly recommend it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Went there for business dinner. The four of us ordered a pitcher of a Brazilian cocktail, amazing especially since it was the special of the week. Then proceeded to order some very authentic Cuban food. Everyone was full and happy couldn't have asked for a better meal

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome place for whatever your heart desires. I've never been led down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vegan, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Took a couple of friends there for their first time. Food was great and Eddie, as always, was a great server. They said they will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a wonderful dinner we had! The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My friends and I had a great time celebrating our birthdays. Also highly recommend the mojitos. We will definitely be back very soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place to visit. The staff never disappoints. Outstanding service. Outstanding food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Me and my guess were celebrating a birthday. The food was incredibly delicious and portions were good. The music started a bit late but we had sangria and enjoyed the moment.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It is a great place to try Cuban food! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

They weren’t open and we had a long trip to go eat there

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was ok but cold. Service was excellent and the Mojitos great

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our meal was excellent!! The ingredients were very fresh. The items were unique. The drinks were unique and very good. We loved every part of our meal at Havana. We were there on a date but there were families there as well. There were plenty of options on the menu for everyone. We visit Chicago about once a year and we will definitely dine at Havana again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great place

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our fourth visit to Havana. My wife and I come to Chicago a few times a year and always promise we will find another restaurant, but always come back. Great menu, food is always awesome, service is great. That's why we keep coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful- a real find and treasure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was very satisfying except the key lime pie desert which tasted like it had been frozen for 3 years then thawed for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing! My only issue was that it was very difficult to carry a conversation because it was too loud.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I has the Apricot Chipotle Pork Chops, two, eight-ounce grilled pork chops marinated in apricot-chipotle sauce, served with jalapeno and potato hash and roasted seasonal vegetables. Was exceptionally delicious. Great food, great service, I highly recommend you enjoy some of their Cuban delights.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Cuban food and drinks at reasonable prices. Excellent quality. Enjoyed the atmosphere too.
They have some Mexican items in the menu but didn't try them. Will certainly be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was amazing here as were the mojitos. We ordered all of the waiters recommendations from the traditional Cuban menu, and loved everything we ate. The empanadas were our favorite, as well as the cuban roasted pork.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were good. The place was too small and crowded. Since it was so busy, it was hard to get the attention of our waiter, although he was very nice!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great time and the Cuban food is excellent; had the traditional Cuban sandwich, plantains, Guava cheesecake, Ropa Vieja and the Mojito pitcher special. Everything was awesome. Only issue was it's a bit loud if you're trying to have a nice, quiet conversation with a date, for business, etc. It was a Friday night though. Other than that it was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

GOod time and great food. Good value too! A little noisy but live music was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I highly recommend Havana to anyone visiting Chicago. We have been there multiple times and it is always top notch. The food is spectacular, the service is great and the staff is super friendly. A must do! We enjoyed the Carne Asada and Paella this time as well as some tostones and ceviche for apps. Havana has the best ceviche ever!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food and service as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good variety of drinks and lots of flavors of margaritas, caipirihinas, etc. The Vaca Frita was a bit dry and could have used a sauce. The chiles rellenos were not breaded and were a very enjoyable lighter dish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Only problem was the disappearing waiter. He got out drinks. Didn’t see him for 30 mins. I mean did not see him anywhere. Happened several times during the night. Food was excellent, everything else was excellent. The small irritant of the waiter taking so long between visits did not in any way feminist the overall experience. If you want great Cuban good this is the place to go.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Guava Martini was AMAZING! Tostones were tasty as well. The plantain-crusted halibut didn't disappoint. The coconut rum caramel flan was light and a great finish to the meal. Will definitely return if I'm back in Chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waiter was friendly and fast. I mentioned we would split our lunch, and he served it already split on two plates for us!

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waiter was great! Food was delicious. The ambience was perfect for a first date. I will definitely be back! Thanks for the memorable experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Met my friend here for a Friday lunch. Amazing food, great service, and a beautiful restaurant!

Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was SO delicious and the service was great!

My only 'negative' thought was that there should be some fabric (curtains, drapery, tablecloths, anything) to help absorb noise. It was so loud in there and it made talking to my sister (sitting across the table from me) a little difficult...and we're only in our 20s.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My wife and I were in Chicago for a few days and were looking for a unique dining experience. I would say we found it! Excellent food, excellent service, and excellent experience. The $20 pitcher of mojito certainly helped. But in all seriousness, we would go back. Antonio was an excellent server and we hope to return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Havana is a great restaurant in an awesome setting with unique cuisine. We enjoyed the authentic atmosphere and the menu has tons of great choices, we will definitely be back to try different menu options.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Cuban and Latin food menu options were a refreshing option for downtown Chicago. Lively atmosphere and authentic wait staff added to the experience. Ambient noise and bad acoustics in building made it difficult to hold easy conversations across the table.

Food was good, but not great. Salsa and fresh guacamole were a good starter. Plantains were delicious. Sangria and mojitos were very good. Everything else we had sounded better than it tasted.

Would have loved to been able to hear the live Latin music, but it did not start until 11:00. It would have taken more than one pitcher of sangria to make it from 7:00 dinner. Should have just came for drinks and dancing, instead of dinner.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This was our second time here. Loved it the first time, but totally unimpressed this go-around. First appetizer was bland, other was overly salty. Entree decent but not mind-blowing. Tequila flight was just three shots of tequila on a napkin, which I guess is essentially what a flight is but I've never seen one served so shoddily. Won't be coming back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very loud. Food was good but not spectacular.

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