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Havana

318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637
207-288-2822
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Ranked #19 of 119 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wayman
Description: American fine dining with a Latin flair. Havana has an elegant modern atmosphere, an extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff and a sophisticated menu. Seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes are flavored with intelligence and respect and change weekly, sometimes daily. Havana is located in downtown Bar Harbor, just a short stroll up Main Street.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful find, small and boutique with an interesting menu, note not the usual tourist offerings but interesting, tasty, exciting and eclectic menu. We were spoilt for choice and again wished we had found this first night so we could go back!  Decor simple, colourful and they manage a small space with style and enable privacy. It was lovely... More

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Clarksboro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our innkeeper who said it was the best meal she had ever had. She was right. Had the grilled rib eye and it really was the best I have ever had

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Walpole, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After having a disappointing food experience at the Reading Room, I was very pleased to find a restaurant in Bar Harbor that knows food! Havana is an exceptional food experience. The bean and sweet potato soup was incredible. Layers of favors with every spoonful. The scallops and sushi grade seared tuna could not have been prepared better. I was lucky... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was nice to find some innovative menu options in Bar Harbor, with servers who were knowledgable and attentive, but not intrusive. Their scallops were the best we had all year!

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

authentic and creative cuisine. Excellent service and drinks to boot. One of the desert which was Bread pudding with caramel was disappointing as it consisted of bread with caramel sauce on it but no custard! Otherwise everything else was very good.

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

CANNOT for the life of us understand what all the raves are about - has the dining world gone insane? Heavy-handed, over-spiced foods lacking in sophistication, carelessly slopped onto plates, with high prices to match New York City, served in dimly lit rooms with amateur wait staff (here is your salad... Um, which salad? I ordered two...) ::: Needed all... More

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MichaelBoland, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

Dear Tommypics, I really don't know what to say to your mean spirited and useless review. We welcome constructive criticism but it seems you just want to rant. I can't imagine ranting and complaining like that brings much pleasure but if that's how you roll . . . Specifically, in response to what it seems your complaints are: PARRILLA vs.... More

phoenix, arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Granted, we'd been to Brazil this year so were excited to see a moqueqa on the menu. It was delicious and the wine list was fabulous. We'd always wanted to try a Saxum wine from the Paso Robles area in California, but had not been able to find it on a wine list. It was wonderful! We ate at two... More

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New England
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Havana is not just a Cuban restaurant in Bar Harbor, it is one of the best restaurants in Bar Harbor. The food, service and wine selection are all excellent. And with the recent additions to the building, it is large and comfortable. It can get busy - even mid-week and off-season - so reservations are recommended. Watch for specials -... More

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Ventura, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food was okay. The manager was very nice and personable. Our waiter seemed a bit pretentious. When they served the water they asked if we wanted "tap water" or would like to purchase sparkling water. I would like to have seen more authentic Cuban dishes. Their drink menu offered a number of options that were unique.

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MichaelBoland, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

Mr. George Maxson, First, thanks for using your real name. I believe Trip Advisor should require that. Second and more importantly, I am sorry you didn't enjoy your dinners. Hope you give us another shot sometime. I will say though that we are very focused on making our fine dining restaurant an unpretentious one, and am puzzled as to which... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Our dinner at Havana was the best meal we have had in a couple of years, and among the top five ever. The food was superb and the service matched it. Someone visited our table every 10 minutes, to fill the water glasses or just ask if we needed anything, when not taking cocktail (don't miss the mojito), appetizer, wine,... More

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