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Havana

#677 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
#743 of 8,617 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Caribbean, Cuban
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412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654 (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
13126441900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Havana Grill is a unique Chicago restaurant and friendly neighborhood bar...
Havana Grill is a unique Chicago restaurant and friendly neighborhood bar dedicated to providing exceptional service in a warm atmosphere. Along with our large variety of lunch and dinner selections, we also offer many delectable Cuban desserts to complete your perfect meal. Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, we feature a unique 1940s art-deco themed interior and large windows that showcase Clark Street. Our seasonal outdoor patio resembles a tropical oasis and is the perfect place to enjoy a pitcher of hand crafted caipirinhas or mojitos. Enjoy live music and Latin inspired dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Whether you are interested in trying one of our famous empanadas, or just want to share a night out with friends over our mouth-watering mojitos, we are the perfect River North restaurant for you.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Dinner & $20 Mojito Pitchers

We had Tostones & Ropa Vieja. The Mojito pitchers are $20 on Fridays. It was a pleasant atmosphere & the server (& bartender) were lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Jen A
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had Tostones & Ropa Vieja. The Mojito pitchers are $20 on Fridays. It was a pleasant atmosphere & the server (& bartender) were lovely.

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Noe B, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

Tostones and mojitos? Liking your style, Jen! Thanks so much for spreading the word about our fun servers and Friday pitchers. We'd love to welcome you back again soon! Cheers, Havana Grill More 

Warrenville, Illinois
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had wanted to visit this restaurant for a while. I finally went for lunch today and maybe had set my expectations too high. The food was OK, I have had better Cuban meals in the city. The service wasn't good at all. We ordered an appetizer which came out the exact same time as our meals were served. Even... More 

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Noe B, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

We can understand your hesitation to return given that poor service, Donna -- we're truly sorry to hear about it. Rest assured, we'll be looking into it as a whole team. Meanwhile, we really hope you'll give us the chance to show you our best cards. We can do a lot better, and would love to prove that to you!... More 

fort walton beach,fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not only is the food amazing and authentic but after dinner service is over the bands they bring in are so much fun! The crowd spills over onto the sidewalk because its small and intimate but that doesn't stop people from dancing their way around or in place :-)

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Noe B, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. All the best, Havana Grill More 

Chicago, Illinois
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298 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Right after they opened they really cared now they don't. Salim...change a stuff:) The food was good as well the mohito. Right now the stuff doesn't care only god things is a music, they have a nice artist playing sometimes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Make a reservation...this place was awesome! We loved the food and the mojitos! Even my 11 year old enjoyed the food and he is picky!! We will be back!!

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very loud. Service average. Restroom (men's) a mess. Food tasty but somewhat cold. For downtown Chicago there are many better options

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Cuban sandwiches are good but have had better. The yucca majada was cold. Ribs are goods, plate big enough for two. Calamari was unsalted and small compared to other places. Expensive if you consider $12 for a sandwich and fries.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food, presentation, and service were excellent. Our only complaint is the noise level at this restaurant, although we could hear each other at our small table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had good food and pleasant ambience. Drinks for adults were good and kids had superb virgin cocktails. Portions were very large ( as usual in U.S.) Staff was extremely pleasant!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were staying very close by and exploring our eating options. We did not go wrong with Havana. We were here twice in a space of few days. Try out the Caipirinhas. They are good. The seafood Paella was very good. Portions are large. So make sure you are hungry. The food is Latin American. So there is something for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
  • Public Transportation: Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13126441900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Havana Grill is a unique Chicago restaurant and friendly neighborhood bar dedicated to providing exceptional service in a warm atmosphere. Along with our large variety of lunch and dinner selections, we also offer many delectable Cuban desserts to complete your perfect meal. Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, we feature a unique 1940s art-deco themed interior and large windows that showcase Clark Street. Our seasonal outdoor patio resembles a tropical oasis and is the perfect place to enjoy a pitcher of hand crafted caipirinhas or mojitos. Enjoy live music and Latin inspired dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Whether you are interested in trying one of our famous empanadas, or just want to share a night out with friends over our mouth-watering mojitos, we are the perfect River North restaurant for you.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?