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Havana

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Latin, Seafood, Cuban
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318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637 (Wayman)
207-288-2822
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: American fine dining with a Latin flair. Havana has an elegant modern...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 309
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Make this your destination in Bar Harbor

We enjoyed a very pleasant experience at Havana with wonderfully prepared food, accommodating, courteous and friendly waiter and pleasant surroundings to enjoy the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
leelan41
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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504 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed a very pleasant experience at Havana with wonderfully prepared food, accommodating, courteous and friendly waiter and pleasant surroundings to enjoy the food.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Starting with a chef's present of smoked chicken and broiled pineapple, things went up from there. A smoked seafood appetizer plate of mussels, tuna, hake, and lobster with a couple of spreads was terrific. Spring rolls and then mussels in a bacon sofrito broth was followed by delicately prepared hake covered with an avocado blend, over creamed corn (nothing like... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have never had a bad meal at a restaurant named Havana and this one was no exception. Fortunately, we were there at the end of the season in late October or we would never have been able to get in without a lengthy wait or a reservation. The dining room was well appointed and the fllet was prepared perfectly... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We found Havana to be a friendly and delightful experience. The menu has very interesting selections - imagine finding paella in Maine (and it was excellent)! Also, the cocktails are made from scratch at Havana. For example the bartender actually breaks an egg and uses the egg white to create depth and foam. Also pure rough sugar and lime juice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

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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New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637
    (Wayman)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Latin, Seafood, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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