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About Havana 59
We take you back to the glorious days of the 1950's in Havana that were spent basking in sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our fresh made Mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with one of our delicious entrées. We are a from-scratch kitchen that sources our produce and seafood from local purveyors.
Richmond, VA 23219
Cuban, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 until 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
For your pleasure, the bar opens at 4:30 pm daily and stays open after the kitchen closes.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Salsa dancing--Complimentary lesson usually at 8:00 pm and dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight. Thursday's ONLY!
In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.
There is street parking (free after 6:00 pm)
One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
Private Party Facilities:
The string lights, crumbling plaster walls, palm trees, and aroma of cigars take you back in time to enjoy the tantalizing delights of a bygone era in Havana, Cuba.
At Havana '59 we implement the tagline "A Revolution in Food" by fusing the cuisines of all cultures that have once inhabited Cuba.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Clark: (888) 237-0761
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve dinner/dance
Scotch & cigar tastings/pairings
Cigar lounge with humidor
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Havana 59 Ratings and Reviews
This was some of the best-tasting food I've ever had. Every dish was amazing. Our server (I failed to get her name) was just terrific -- attentive, funny, engaging, responsive. When you walk in, the smell of cigarette and cigar smoke is pretty strong, even though the reception desk is in the non-smoking section. As a cigar smoker myself, I don't mind it but those for whom the smell of smoke is a problem should probably steer clear of this place. Also, it is a meat-heavy menu...not really meant for vegan dining. They had only two vegan dishes on the menu, and they were out of one of them, leaving the vegan in our group forced to choose the only option available to him -- the pumpkin ravioli. However, the chef did his best to change up other orders as needed (we also had a shrimp allergy, which they took seriously and accommodated.) Cool ambiance, interesting people watching. All in all, for us it was an outstanding experience.
We had a great time! The large party next to us standing literally right next to our table made it less enjoyable though. Not the restaurants fault but for a $130 tab and a guy leaning on our booth the whole time it was annoying. The atmosphere was great before they arrived although. Actually perfect for what I was looking for. The mojitos are very nice and the food super flavorful. Entrees were a bit small for my liking but I can understand as it is fresh ingredients. I will be back but hopefully no 15 tops will be right next to me lol. The waitress did a good job considering she had to keep asking them to move so she could serve properly. The theme of the place is fantastic as well though. Perfect for a special occasion assuming it’s a quieter night.
Had a wonderful birthday dinner. The drinks and short ribs were AMAZING and loved having cards on the table to play with while we waited for our food. They even provided a complementary dessert for my birthday. Overall loved the experience. Only complaint is the cigar smoke smell in the dining room.
I had not been to Havana 59 for a couple years. I always love their sea bass but unfortunately they had already 86’ed the bass. (Busy Thursday night). The waiter recommended the scallops and now I have another favorite! The reservations were ready when we arrived and the service and food was incredible. Business dinner with associates from San Franscisco and Chicago - everyone loved Havana 59!
Arrived with a reservation for a party of 9. Waited 20 minutes to be seated. Seated at 2 tables rather than 3 (apparently we were waiting for the 3rd table to empty), which was quite snug. The 2 tables had been available the whole time we were waiting. Waiter was helpful and polite. We waited almost an hour for our food. 1 person did not even receive theirs. The waiter said it would be out soon. When the rest of us were almost finished he told the manager to cancel his dish. He was told it would just be a few minutes. Waited another 10 minutes and again told the waiter to cancel the dish. The manager came over and was very apologetic but it was just too late. Luckily the entrees are hearty in portions so we shared with our hungry friend. Manager offered some free desserts. When the bills (split into 3 parties) came they were incorrectly split, although they each had a deduction of some sort on it. Had to wait more to fix the bill issue. Overall - the food was awesome; the staff were very pleasant but the mess-up really brought down the evening. Also, because we were in there so long (not by choice) some of us were really having problems with the smoke that drifted over from the bar - itchy, runny eyes, coughing, etc.
I'd go back for the food, but would hesitate after the evening's fiasco.
This restaurant is consistently fantastic. Amazing food - all 6 of us got something different and everyone LOVED their meal. The pork taste of havana and the chicken empanadas were amazing, as were the short ribs. The plantain nachos are my favorite appetizer! The service was absolutely terrific. Our waitress was friendly and food was served timely and fresh and hot. I LOVE this restaurant!
I used to consider the food here as great, but I was greatly disappointed by my recent dining experience. The Paella for 2 was tasteless. There did not appear to be any evidence of Chorizo or chicken, and very few mussels or shrimp. Overall, very unlike a decent paella. Mojitos were okay, but not outstanding. Perhaps the current street work has driven away the previous good cooks and bartenders???
It was hot, drinks were weak, food was overpriced and underflavored. We went to the upstairs bathroom, as 1st timers we didn't know where it was, and was rudely told to leave the area because it was closed for a private event. We can respect privacy, the rudeness was not called for!!!
Third time eating here and will be back. A great spot to enjoy a mojito and cigar at the bar or a great meal in the main dining room. I have eaten in Havana, Cuba and this rates a close 2nd though the drinks are more expensive here. But that's capitalism for you.
All of the newer restaurants have overshadowed the tried and trues in town. Thankfully, Havana cropped up in my search because it was a little slice of the Caribbean right in our backyard.
We started with ceviche, which was tangy and perfectly seasoned. Then we both had fish dishes and couldn't have been happier. Some of the best Ahi I've had in a while.
And they even accommodated my anti-rice kick by subbing in black beans at no charge.
Looking forward to coming back next time and drinking my way through the cocktail menu. )Stupid diet again. No alcohol.)
In preparation for a trip to Cuba, we came to Havana 59. Food and drinks were excellent. Even the purveying scent of cigars was charming. But we didn't realize what Havana 59 really prepared us for was the excessive heat we would experience in Cuba. The restaurant was so HOT--we sweat through the entire meal. The waitress gave some lame excuse about high ceilings, but there was something else going on because it was unbelievable. I've never eaten in a restaurant so hot...even in Havana!!
Havana 59 continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the city of Richmond Virginia! Their menu is extremely eclectic, the service is extremely friendly, and the ambience is cheerful and authentic. We dined there for our 20th anniversary, as well as our 25th, As well as many times in between.
The food came out sooo late, we had a party of 9 was seated in a timely fashion (arrived 7:45 food was served 9:40 pm) 4 members in our party ordered "Roja Rierva" and the next day 2 members got sick from the food, both had the same symptoms.
I loved the décor of the restaurant! By the way the appetizers and cocktailswas served quickly.
Hadn't been to Havana59 in many years, and wish we had come sooner. Sunday brunch was very good! Our server, Hannah was excellent! I had the pork belly benny but substituted chrizo sausage for the pork - it was worthy of having it again. Wife had a different dish, I don't know the name, and she equally enjoyed hers. I don't understand why the restaurants on the other side of the market get so much more business. Havana59 is good!!!
We came in on a crazy Friday night when they were down one server and our party included two ravenous men (one of whom was our demanding/very vocal dad). Bobby handled it like a pro, constantly checking on us and making sure we got exactly what we needed - including THREE orders of Cuban spring rolls and several drink refills. When an issue surfaced with our gift card at the end, Miles was so kind and respectful, explaining the issue and giving the customer the benefit of the doubt. Overall, the experience was incredible: great food and drinks, A+ service, and perfect Friday night vibe (we were celebrating a birthday).
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