The food was authentic and good. The Cubano Roll, best thing on the menu as of yet! Absolute delightful atmosphere. Will be going back for sure!!
Great food and delicious drinks. Server Connor was very attentive and friendly. Great way to celebrate birthday with family.
A fun place with great food and a fun vibe! True authentic Cuban fare and ambiance.
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.
First time here, Valentines day dinner. Food was amazing and large portions. Wonderful service.
Great dinner and service for Valentine's date. I enjoyed the Paella
Although it was fairly empty, the service was extremely slow. Even with many empty tables downstairs, they put us upstairs where you could barely hear the music and it was cold. We asked to be reseated downstairs and they wouldn’t. Menu was limited.
The Pealla was simply superb!! Prepared SLOOOOOOWLY JUST THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!! EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!!!!!
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.
While the mojito and appetizer wings were amazing, the meal fell short with the ravioli tasted as if it was frozen and far from fresh.
The atmosphere was great..upbeat and lively yet not overly so.
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!
Steaks were very good but drinks were quite overpriced.
Great brunch dinning ! A wonderful brunch experience that we encountered by chance.
The food and drinks were fantastic. They even threw in free desserts unprompted because they believed our food had taken longer than it should have because of a party upstairs. We hadn't even noticed! We'll definitely return soon.
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!
Staff were attentive and helpful. Food was good. Getting to the restaurant was hectic due to construction and parking; however, they can’t help that
Beautiful restaurant, lovely evening! Had a great time with friends, thank you for helping make my husbands birthday really special. He appreciated it. ❤️
Fun place serving authentic Cuban food and cocktails. Friendly staff.
Great way to spend an hour or so before a concert at The Coliseum.
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???
excellent food...great for smoking a cigar...décor is beautiful. always friendly staff and interesting food presentation. mojitos are extra special.
The hostess Britany was excellent she made sure we were taking care of . I love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the dancing
Access was horrible - everything torn up outside (remodeling the farmers market). Inside was good, though I wish they could have opened the windows - that is the best part of the restaurant, the reason we came.
Service was very good, cocktails and food was very bland. Ordered 2 different kinds of Mojitos, and 4 different dishes. Food was cooked perfectly, just no Cuban flavor!
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.
Been there several times. Have always been very pleased. Love atmosphere.
The food and service were all great. I look forward to returning.
The service was super slow and the waitress seemed to be in another world. Definitely a let down from the last time we were there.
So yummy. Very positive vibes
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.)
I took my wife there for our fifth anniversary, first time for both of us. Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I made reservations because the last time we tried to go was an hour wait.
Awesome awesome awesome
Brunch with family, including a baby. They accommodated us excellently! Allison was our server and kept us happy. We got a variety of food and it was all very good. We will be back!
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!!
The only fault I had was no air condition in main dinning area. The bar area they had one section of there roll up window open. Was almost unbearable given it was 92 degree outside.
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.
Anniversary dinner; Good food, good service, good vibe!