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Havana 59, Richmond, VA

Havana 59

4.4
4.4
739 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 780-2822

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.<br /><br />

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    There is street parking (free after 6:00 pm)

  • Public transit

    One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St

  • Entertainment

    Salsa dancing--Complimentary lesson usually at 8:00 pm and dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight. Thursday's ONLY!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 739 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Late Night Find

  • Richmond

    Hot Spot

  • Richmond

    Late Night Find

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  1. DH

    DianeH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cubano Sandwich was really good with the black beans and sweet potato fries.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was not good. The prices were to high. The key lime pie was good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We were sat promptly at 630p and greeted in a timely fashion. Our drinks took a bit of time to get delivered but we were Ok. We placed an appetizer order and that took about 30 minutes. We waited over 2 hours for our entrees and they kept saying 5 more minutes. We ended up leaving at 830p with only having our appetizer. The server was very nice and apologetic but what an embarrassment for a classic Richmond restaurant.
  4. BC

    BCM99

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time at Havana 59. I love the atmosphere and the food. My wife and I had paella and it was excellent. A few years ago I hosted a post-staff meeting dinner for about 15 work colleagues in a private space upstairs and it was great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Met up with out of town friends here for a quick visit, my selection of Havana 59 was a big hit with everyone. They loved the food and atmosphere, it definitely was a crowd pleaser.
  6. DR

    DianaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting here, but definitely not my last. Excellent service , great drinks , beautiful ambiance , and delicious food. The energy is contagious, it almost feels like being on vacation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome experince
  8. MC

    MCWmcw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Plantain chips in the nachos were overcooked almost burnt. The mojitos were WEAK. The noise level makes it hard to hear seat mates. I came in the fall and had a much better experience. At that time was was anxious to return. After last night probably won’t be back.
  9. CB

    ChristaB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had an early reservation, requested indoor non-smoking. We got there on time…. Literally, the doors just opened. It was a cold and rainy day and was a little confused as to why they sat is directly in front of the open air to the patio. It was cold and rainy. Another large party was seated upstairs, but came down and crowded the area where we were seated. I’m unsure why??? The food was delicious and the servers were nice, but the experience was not the best.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting UVA from Boston and stopped for mojitos and apps on the way back to the airport. Sat in the open air window seats on a beautiful VA day and played cards. Our high school senior loved the ambiance. The Havana 59 team was fantastic and attentive. Mojitos we’re perfection and food was excellent. Try the Cuban nachos -you won’t be disappointed. We will definitely be back!
  11. A

    Anna

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! We sat at the outdoor seating and it was beautiful and relaxing!
  12. j

    jennyj

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations for 10 for my daughters birthday. We show up and there was a note on the door that they were closed due to staffing issues. I get the staffing issues. What I do not get, is we received no call. I did like Rosies Pub next door when they gladly opened there door early to us after they saw us outside.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place in a cool neighborhood. Food was delicious & better than expected.
  14. A

    Anyguy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    May have just been us or the rainy night but it was cold in the restaurant. We asked to be moved away from the window and they graciously accomodated. Because of the temp the plates were cold resulting in the food being cold. Chain restaurant quality food.
  15. TM

    TabathaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and vibe! Loved the cards on the tables as well! Good was delicious and the mojitos were AMAZING!
  16. KR

    KarinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! Loved the music and the atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  17. MW

    MillieW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our son here for his 21st. Although we don't smoke we sat indoors on smoking side for the ambiance. It's open air inside and there was a nice breeze so no issue for me. An occasional cigar. They have a cigar menu. Food and service was terrific. Great Cuban music. Definitely coming back.
  18. B

    Brandize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, Cuban nachos wonderful & filing & Mojitos outstanding !
  19. AE

    AlanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was authentic Cuban. The taste was very good. This was our first visit there and we learned that they make their own desserts. The tres leches cake was freakin awesome. Best I ever had. My wife had the vanilla bean flan and said the same about it. We will be going back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our app came after our meal was served and our server never came to check in on us.
  21. LV

    LouisV

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, even greater service by Emelia who provided top notch service and was very attentive of our needs. After making reservations through Open Table we were placed in the smoking section (why? we really don't know, you'd think they'd place us in a non-smoking section first and then offered us the smoking area). The food was except as well as their mixed drink. We would definitely go back as well as recommend them to our friends.
  22. MM

    MikeM

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It's always fun to eat here. On our most recent visit, the pork morsels were dry and overcooked, which was surprising as the food is almost always perfect.
  23. M

    Manasvi

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was good. Only problem was no proper ventilation. Non smoking zone was filled with smoke. We had requested non smoking tables but we still smell like cigar a day later.
  24. MM

    MitziM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved every thing we order. Would go there again!
  25. SJ

    SirJohn

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed great Cuban cuisine at Havana ‘59 in downtown Richmond, Virginia. It’s a very lively place, with salsa music playing (but not blaring) in the background. I began with an original mojito & a cup of black bean soup, which was cleverly decorated with a 59 in sour cream! I ordered their seafood paella, which included shrimp, mussels & fish. It was excellent. I topped everything off with flan & a double espresso. It’s a fun place with great food.
  26. B

    Banyuls

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I was there with a large group for brunch. The food is consistently well prepared with attention to detail. Fluffy omelettes, interesting sauces, unique approaches to standard dishes, like poutine made with yucca, sweet caramelized plantains, rich shrimp & grits with pork belly, Mojitos with lots of muddled mint - all at reasonable prices in a rustic atmosphere. What’s not to like?
  27. TP

    TawnyaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    It was my 1st time back to Havana since pandemic and it was disappointing that the smell of cigar smoke permeated the dining room and made the meal much less enjoyable. I will not recommend it to people until that is addressed by the management.
  28. SC

    SeanC

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Our server made some excellent recommendations. She was spot on with everything! The decor was vintage Havana and added to the vibe. I would highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent.
  30. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the pork bites for an appetizers well seasoned and tender. The cuban sandwich is great.
  31. a

    atruefoodie

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I were looking for a local restaurant in the area as one in our group was staying in a hotel nearby. I hadn't been to H 59 in many years, and I choose this restaurant due to the proximity. The two other family members had never been to H 59, and following our evening there, raved about the food and ambiance - just a fun place in historic Richmond. Our server was very attentive, and as I said, we all enjoyed our meals as well as the specialty drinks. We will definitely return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant did a fantastic V-day experience for me and my gf! We had the v-day pre-fix menu and the selection was absolutely delicious. First time having their food and I would go again for more than just the salsa dancing.
  33. F

    Favortie

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Definitely will go again! Good Cuban food and service is great!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server was great. Did an excellent job. Host and hostess were very rude, telling us we had to sit at the freezing cold table by the window, when most tables were empty. Was about to leave and our server saved the evening by getting us a warmer table. Enjoyed our meal and by the time we left there were still open tables.
  35. o

    otisw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best and they greeted us very nice .
  36. SW

    StevenW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my second time there. We found the food to be well prepared and tasty.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and a very cool atmosphere
  38. GD

    GaryD

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The place is open to the outside air, it was in the 50's and windy outside and inside it was cold. Food arrived also cold and had to be sent back. We wont be back.
  39. WJ

    WJac

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner at Havana 59 a month or so ago and cant wait to go back.
  40. F

    Frank

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so cool! The ambiance inside and outside are spot on and very decorative. The food was excellent. We had ceviche appetizers which were made to perfection. Mojitos were very tasty. The Cuban sandwich was the best I’ve ever had! The service was friendly and steady. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Havana 59 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 780-2822.

Havana 59 is rated 4.4 stars by 739 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Havana 59

16 N 17th Street Richmond, VA 23219

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking (free after 6:00 pm)

  • Public transit

    One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Salsa dancing--Complimentary lesson usually at 8:00 pm and dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight. Thursday's ONLY!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 780-2822

  • Catering

    In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.<br /><br />

  • 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

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