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Havana Grill

#384 of 8,181 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Cuban, Spanish
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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
Small place, Nice ambiance, Good food

We enjoyed our meal at Havana prior to a play. The ambiance is kind of cool and the wait staff attentive but not overbearing. Really enjoyed the variety of Cuban food - the wait staff recommended several dishes and they were all good. Mojitos were awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Nancy E
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

we went as a big group, so reserved the table ahead of time. Super friendly staff; very nice bar...but the best part was- food. each and every item we ordered (almost 10) was delicious. no complaints from this place.

Helpful?
Thank Gunjan M
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Gunjan, it's great to hear that your large group enjoyed your meal after making reservations with us a little while ago. It's wonderful that your food was delicious and that all of the items you ordered hit the spot. Even more, we're thrilled that you found some friendly faces and attentive service here -- we'll be sure to pass that... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Havana prior to a play. The ambiance is kind of cool and the wait staff attentive but not overbearing. Really enjoyed the variety of Cuban food - the wait staff recommended several dishes and they were all good. Mojitos were awesome.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy E
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Nancy, we're thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and drinks with us before your play! In particular, we love hearing that our crew served you well while making you feel welcome and that their recommendations ended up hitting the spot -- we'll be sure to pass around what you said. We hope you'll come back for another round of good... More 

Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

the food is very good on this site and believe me, I know a lot about cuban food. I particularly recommend the "ropa vieja" ..the service is very good, good atmosphere and prices are in the normal level for chicago area... very good place

Helpful?
Thank daisymiami
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Especially since you know your Cuban food, it's awesome that you liked ours so much when you stopped by! More specifically, it's great that you felt you got a good deal and that you enjoyed our atmosphere. We're thrilled that you found a warm welcome here, and we'll be sure to let the crew know what you said. We hope... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a birthday celebration for dinner and dancing. The entrees were delish, had ordered pulled pork and a fish entree. Great flavors and hefty serving. The appetizers of plantains we're mouthwatering also. The guava and mango mojito were certainly yum also. They had a live band which made for some fun dancing. The place is cozy so not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Florence C
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Florence, we're so happy that you enjoyed dining and dancing with us during the birthday celebration! In particular, it's great to know that your plantains, pulled pork, and fish were well-portioned and tasty and that you found a good drink in the mango mojito. We're glad our live band put on a fun show, and we sincerely hope we'll see... More 

New York
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very cute restaurant. Food was very good. Drinks were good. We were there on a Saturday night around 7:15. It was packed. It is Great for groups and it is very casual. A little loud but not an issue unless you want a quiet romantic dinner. Enjoyed our meal and would return.

Helpful?
Thank Betsy75
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We're happy you found some tasty food and drinks when you stopped by! In particular, it's great to know that you thought our place was good for groups and that you felt relaxed in our atmosphere (even if it got a little noisy when you visited during the dinner rush). We're glad that you enjoyed yourself, and we're thrilled you... More 

McKinney, Texas
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61 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

One thing I like about this place is the menu combination of straight Cuban fare plus several creative variants with a local twist. It's all good. Good service. Good prices. Good atmosphere. I'll be back.

Helpful?
Thank OedipusTex
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

It's great to hear that our Cuban-American cuisine was up your alley when you visited! We love knowing that you felt you got a good value while taking in our atmosphere. Most of all, we're glad that our staff was helpful -- we'll pass along the compliments. We look forward to seeing you the next time you stop by. Wishing... More 

Prenton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on the first day of a twelve night visit to Chicago. The food was good, so we returned 6 nights later for the "wine'd down Wednesday" (purportedly half price bottles of wine) . It wasn't half price; The chalk board said it was half price; The hostess when I booked the table in the morning said it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank J L
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

While we're happy that you enjoyed your meal and that you visited us twice during your stay in Chicago, we're truly sorry for any miscommunication regarding our Wednesday special. The flyers on our tables remain there throughout the month, even on Wednesdays when other specials are going on. If you ever have any questions or would like clarification about anything... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I truly love Havana probably as much as any restaurant/bar in Chicago. I've been here a few times so I thought it about time I gave them their props. First it's in just the right location in River North area yet somehow is unique to that landscape. I've been there in the afternoon solo and had lunch outside in their... More 

Helpful?
Thank joshhill2015
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

It's such a compliment that we're your go-to spot for date nights! Whether you've been sticking with your classic jibarito or sampling our tacos, calamari, and other fare, we're glad you've consistently found fresh flavors and tasty treats. Also, we always want you to have a great time with our mojitos and caipirinhas, and it sounds like you've been doing... More 

British Columbia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We happened across this restaurant and liked the menu and the cool vibe of the casual room. It was seven pm and lots of seating was available. Both of us decided on the pulled pork, which was unlike most other pulled pork dishes you might order. It was so delicious we scraped our plates clean. We recommend it highly! The... More 

Helpful?
Thank BCreviewer25
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

A clean plate is a great compliment -- we're happy you both enjoyed the pulled pork! We always hope that our Cuban-American fusion is unique, and we're glad you felt it was flavorful. Also, it's awesome to hear you thought our atmosphere was cool and that you got to see some of our other dishes circulating the room. We hope... More 

Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner in a group of six. We had reservations so getting a table and being seated went very well. We were given a table in the back in the basement. There were people at other tables but we were very comfortably seated at a good distance without feeling cramped at all. Service was fast but not really as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alamills
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

It's great to hear that your group had a good meal, fast service, and felt well accommodated! However, we want everyone to enjoy what they pick -- even though your crowd liked their selections, we're sorry that the ceviche didn't live up to your expectations. I hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with an even better touch... 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: Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic

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

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