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Havana

318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637
207-288-2822
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Ranked #19 of 120 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Had read the reviews here and on OpenTable, and despite the occasional uncomplimentary ones, we decide to try it out. My wife and I have been coming to MDI and Bar Harbor for years, but had never gotten around to eating here. Now that we have, we will be back. Our waiter, Arlo, was wonderful and very attentive without hovering.... More

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Jackson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Havana, the excellent restaurant in Bar Harbor, now has an outdoor grill deck for walk-in diners. We had dinner there in July and loved it. It is small-plate dining so we tried 4-5 dishes and each one was wonderful. The grill is open so you watch your food being prepared. There is an excellent wine list from the main restaurant... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We just wanted to sit for a beer and watch soccer, ended up sitting the whole afternoon trying all kind of beers and trying all kind of delicious small dishes - a few were a little higher priced for what you got, but we liked the open grill area and to see the cooks preparing the meals. Overall a pleasant... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very good food with a spicy flare. We had a gazpacho starter that was outstanding (watermelon is apparently the secret ingredient) and then had fish specials and even a lamb special. All was prepared well and delicious. They even have a Wednesday 50% of bottles of wine special so plan accordingly. Havana will book out but they have a covered... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant with an incredible wine list. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. Owner stopped at each table to say thank you and make sure all was well. we secured an outdoor table after using Open Table to reserve. We will return on our next fist to BH

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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice meal at Havana. Everything was very good, nothing was memorable. For the price, there are some better alternatives in the area, but we had absolutely no complaints about our meal or service here.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Don't eat here! Worst meal ever! McDonald's serves gourmet food compared to this slop. Visited June 2014 and ordered Seafood Paella. The menu describes dish as including lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp, clams, scallops, chorizo and chicken for $36. My companion isn't the greatest fan of mussels and clams, so requests more shrimp or chicken and a little less mussels and... More

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MichaelBoland, Owner at Havana, responded to this review

Hello there Coralblue49, My name is Michael Boland and I am the proprietor of Havana restaurant, along with my wife Deirdre. I don't know your real name. Your so-called review is hard to respond to, mostly due to its' gross inaccuracies but also due to its' tone. As moms everywhere have said, "if you don't have anything nice to say,... More

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sat outside in the bar area (different menu than indoors). Very nice setting. Everything was excellent! Vegetarian grill had selection of garlic scapes, peppered provolone, peppers, tomatoes, all grilled and flavored perfectly. Short rib tacos with horseradish sour cream were tender and spiced nicely. Wonderful crab cakes- freshest we had in bar harbor. Shrimp cocktail and steak salad were good,... More

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Springvale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First, I have to apologize as this should have been written a month ago. Our Daughter graduated from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor on June 7th. After graduation there was a reception with finger foods at the school. Our daughter was renting a house just up the street from Havana. We decided to go out for drinks... More

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PA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This certainly was a good experience, from the moment we walked through the door the service and interaction was excellent. It is a deceiving large restaurant with a few different dining areas. We were seated in the rear dining room with the large wine cellar very visible, It was very comfortable, even with a large group sat beside us. All... More

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