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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.

16 N 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 780-2822

Website:
http://havana59.net/

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

Catering:
In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.

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

Executive Chef:
Bryan Rubey

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, lovely evening! Had a great time with friends, thank you for helping make my husbands birthday really special. He appreciated it. ❤️

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place serving authentic Cuban food and cocktails. Friendly staff.
Great way to spend an hour or so before a concert at The Coliseum.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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???

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

excellent food...great for smoking a cigar...décor is beautiful. always friendly staff and interesting food presentation. mojitos are extra special.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The hostess Britany was excellent she made sure we were taking care of . I love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the dancing

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Been there several times. Have always been very pleased. Love atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food and service were all great. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

So yummy. Very positive vibes

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.)

Thanks Havana!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Awesome awesome awesome

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Anniversary dinner; Good food, good service, good vibe!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be returning when back in town.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The location and atmosphere was great! Great food & drinks!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Brunch! The food was creative, had great flavor and the mimosas were yummy

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything was outstanding. Your restaurant is an experience. Not just a place for food.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A fun place to go to celebrate a special occasion. Food was good and service very attentive.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Dreary night. Great restaurant. Food and drink were marvelous. Leaky roof, not so much.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Excellent food an service. Very attentive staff cocktails are first class. Great for business meetings when hostin out of town travellers

Tags: Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I came in on a Monday night for my birthday and our server Alaina was beyond rude. I thought we would get good service since it was a slow Monday night but our server actually went out of her way to show attitude. It was very clear that she knew she was getting gratuity on our check and did not feel the need to even act like a decent human being. I thought this would be a fun festive spot for a special occasion but I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. It baffles me that she has even held a job there.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food and drinks were awesome!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a favorite spot when in RVA. I was disappointed in the time it spent for our meals to arrive on the evening we were at H59. Sitting near the kitchen I could see and hear the manager's frustration with the back up. The con pollo was not up to par as usual,but a round of complimentary drinks helped ease the tension of the evening wait.
Wished our waiter had asked us about dessert. We'll be back and hope for a shorter than hour and a half wait for food the next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

the restaurant was only 1/2 full at 7:00pm but they ran out of 2 specials by 8:00pm; the restaurant was extremely hot and totally uncomfortable; they have a beautiful rooftop area for eating and drinking where it would have been cooler but it was closed off ;very poor management at this restaurant making poor decisions!!!!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food and good drinks. What else could you ask for...

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious..we ordered the spanish pizza calamari and wings. The calimari was perfectly fried. The spanish pizza changes often and ours had plenty of cheeses and a drizzle that was wonderful. The wings were cooked nicely also. Def will go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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