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The Cuban - Garden City, Garden City, NY

The Cuban - Garden City

4.5
4.5
108 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
In your glass is a marriage of exotic colors and an inviting sparkling liquid essence. The look almost makes you want to just admire the drink, but then the aroma, a blend of rum & lime with a fragrant hint of mint draws you in and demands that you taste this exquisite beverage.
You close your eyes and take a sip and suddenly you are transformed to a land of vacation, music, beauty & elegance. Yes, the taste of sweet and tart is soothing to your palate and you have to remind yourself you just came to THE CUBAN for drinks and a great meal. But why get rid of the fantasy? No, this is what luxury SHOULD be…This should be your life EVERY DAY!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 222-0295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Gabriel

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Cuban

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  1. KE

    KimberlyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice restaurant. The staff was so friendly and courteous. The food was outstanding the music was great the atmosphere was exceptional
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Okay for starters the food was amazing! I love Cuban food, and this place definitely didn’t disappoint. Went on a Monday night to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Upon walking in the ambiance is very colorful and exotic. It’s very sexy but also super kid friendly (can’t wait to bring my kids) The food was everything! For starters we had the calamari, pastelitos de cangrejo, and tostones rellenos (2 beef 1 chicken) Then for our meals we ordered ropa vieja and plato ilegal. Both came with a side of black beans, maduros and white rice. DELICIOUS! For dessert we had flan, tres leches, bread pudding and churros with banana ice cream. Also had a peach cosmo which was very tasty! Enjoyed the live show of the mariachi band. Sang at our table for my husband while we ate dessert. Lastly customer service was excellent. My husband and I dine out often and customer service is extremely important to us. This place and our server definitely exceeded any expectations we had. Definitely will be returning. Sorry I don’t have photos of food I was starving when we arrived and didn’t think about a photo 😂 It was STELLAR! Also forgot to mention they gave us free rum and coke (I don’t know if they do this all the time) they were having some party with Bacardi at the time. Also the bread they give you is soooo good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, and amazing music and drinks
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The service was lacking. Very hard to find our waiter but the food was good and the price was very reasonable
  5. MJ

    MichlJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not the most pleasant place to have meal. Staff a bit indifferent
  6. y

    yoly

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Ordered the salad with shrimp and only received 3 pieces of shrimp. I understand it's COVID but definitely not worth the price since it was an iceberg lettuce.
  7. m

    mariam

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happening place. Great music food and drinks. We literally closed the place down because of all the fun. Would recommend for a fin celebration dinner.
  8. ER

    ERIKA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and crear food!
  9. NS

    NatalieS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated our grand daughter’s 25th birthday and it was wonderful. Everyone was so attentive. The staff worked so well together. The outfits were so cool. I wanted to purchase a hat, but they don’t sell them any longer. The drinks were so good and colorful. The appetizers were yummy and then the meal was reminiscent of was Cuba. Cuban people have always been very friendly and the staff at The Cuban was just that. The birthday surprises - happy birthday on the plate with the cake and candle, the staff singing together, the rum drink - was a treat to remember forever. We will all remember this FUN birthday!
  10. RM

    RobertM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was good as always but my only issue was that my appetizer came out and a minute later my dinner was brought out so by the time I got to my dinner it had cooled off tremendously! Which was disappointing. Not sure how that happens. Other than that a decent experience.
  11. K

    Kittykat

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday, food good and employees very nice and helpful!
  12. n

    newplaces2eat

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Great service. We felt like we were in the country of Cuba. Truly an authentic atmosphere and experience. Highly recommend.
  13. SZ

    StevieZ

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service
  14. J

    Jenny

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, reminds me a bit of haitian food which is a plus! The music was great and the workers were very nice. The bread giving as you come was 10/10. Def going back for brunch with friends.
  15. J

    Jake58

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Drove around the restaurant for 15 minutes could not find adequate parking. Was chased from the parking lot next door. Will probably not go back as their parking lot is almost NON existent
  16. SB

    SassB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat or to have drinks with the great music and environment, but it is extremely packed on the weekends. Don’t go there hungry because reservations are not available on the weekends
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cuban staff was very friendly and attentive to the customers. The food was exceptional I had pollo sofrito with white rice and beans, with a tres leches as dessert. It was all delicious. The waitress Vanessa was super awesome.
  18. YL

    YumLetsDance

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    well prepared fresh dishes, excellent staff service, some of the best Latin dance music....it's my favorite Cuban!
  19. CE

    ColleenEM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is authentic. Our waiter Roberto H. was excellent and very courteous and attentive to all our needs. You must request to sit at his table. Excellent and professional. I love the energy in this place because of the live music. All the staff makes this place look like it's fun to work here.
  20. DH

    DarrenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and drinks and great atmosphere !!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We waited over an hour for our food and our appetizers were cold. Portions for the entrees were microscopic for the price. So loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. Wouldn’t go back.
  22. B

    Beast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing The Staff was on point fresh drinks and well cooked food great seasoning
  23. WM

    WilsonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to dine out with good food. I recommend it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great!
  25. MM

    MrMas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was good. The atmosphere was good. Service was average. The noise level was too high to carry on a conversation.
  26. C

    Cathy

    New York Area

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, great service and wonderful entertainment. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will go back soon
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Very cute place for a date night. Food was also good.
  28. SO

    SOPB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dinning there .Had a wonderful time ,food and drinks was great . Would recommend .
  29. GE

    GladysE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best to eat .the server are well trained. And very friendly
  30. QN

    QueensNY21

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music, food and service. Only downside is they didn't have anymore individually wrapped straws.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great band, friendly service, clean, delicious food and drink. Almost felt like the world was back to normal.
  32. l

    luvlatinfood

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Don’t waste your time or your money! If you are looking for good authentic Cuban food stay away! White wine tasted like syrup, apps were decent but they brought out our entree while we were still eating our apps. Ordered the salmon which said “best choice” under the seafood & it was dry - they also served it with cold quinoa! I am Cuban & I have never seen quinoa served by any self respecting Cuban!!! It was so bad & not one server came by to see how we liked it. We didn’t even stay for dessert- I was sooo disappointed!!!
  33. FG

    FranG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good , not amazing. I will not go back since I was not impressed with the place. It looks nicer outside than inside. The staff were very attentive and pleasant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great music loved the ambiance.
  35. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere, service, energy, food and staff, love to go all the time
  36. c

    cfd202

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My reservation was fir a standard table but when arrived was told only thing available was a high top in the bar. Took it but it wasn't ideal as it was crowded and tight. Service was slow as the bar staff were our servers and they were busy at the bar. They were very nice and friendly though. They had music both live and recorded which was way to loud. Food was pretty good but not great. Could have been out choices but my wife's pork was dry.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cuban is by far the best and my favorite restaurant in Long Island. Food is consistent when it comes to flavor and the drinks are an experience. I have been there numerous times and never get tired of going back. If you ever have the opportunity please put the Cuban on your to do list.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Lack of service , waitress keep forgetting about what we ordered. Had to keep reminding them about our drinks. After we reminded her about our sparkling water. Came back with it and completely forgot about us for the rest of the night. Had to get up. When to the Manager and handled him my credit card. Told him about the terrible service. Didn’t even apologize to us about it. Charged us and he sent the waitress with the check with my credit card. She ended confusing my credit card and gave it to the table next to us who was also complaining about the lack of service. Place was crazy loud. Honestly. Terrible decision. Not looking for a free stuff. I just want to get the service for what I’m paying for. Still gave her 20% tip. Was not about the money. Was about the terrible service and the manager that didn’t do anything about it. This is the 2nd time that this happened. That’s why I’m leaving this review.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for celebration, drinks, food and service great. The live music an added bonus!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had an office sinner party. It was lots of fun! Food & dancing were great! Will definitely come back :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Cuban - Garden City using the Order Online button. The Cuban - Garden City also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. The Cuban - Garden City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 222-0295.

The Cuban - Garden City is rated 4.5 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for The Cuban - Garden City

987 Stewart Ave Garden City, NY 11530-4925

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Gabriel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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