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Havana

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
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318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637 (Wayman)
207-288-2822
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 60
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  • 27
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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
Very good food and service

The paella was really good and my wife loved the swordfish. Highly recommend finishing the night with the port wine flight. The service was really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The paella was really good and my wife loved the swordfish. Highly recommend finishing the night with the port wine flight. The service was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate on the more casual porch section of the restaurant and LOVED it. Great atmosphere, yummy drinks, amazing food, quick service and the staff was SO friendly! The next night we tried to eat at Mâché Bistro across the street but we waited for 20 minutes, and asked if our waiter could possibly ask us for our drink order... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

President Obama dined at the place, the menu had items that show some level of sophistication (saffron, etc.), nice accolades on the walls, we had already tried 3 other places during our stay and I would not recommend any... All these were premises for a nice dinner at Havana except that the waiter decided to redirect us to some lesser... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent! From the cocktails to the appetizers to the lobster, you will not be disappointed. Definitely make a point to go. Love that they take reservations!

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Garden City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a nice time overall but service started off slow but he apologized and service improved. I started with the mussels which was tasty but very salty. Then had the lamb shank which was very large but kind of lacked rich flavor as I was expecting. I wanted to add salt but knew I had my sodium levels were... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed mojitos and an ahi appetizer here that were amazing. At first he was not excited to go here - worried about the cost - but I really wanted to try it and were were pleased with the excellent drinks and wonderful food. The bar outside was comfortable. The size and layout of the interior space... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Havana provided everything we could've asked for in a night out. Lovely atmosphere, live music, friendly and efficient wait-staff ... Plus the most delicious lobster dish I have ever had! My husband and I both highly recommend the lobster moqueca, it was mouthwatering! The paella and the scallops (appetizer) were also very good. We also had black bean soup, which... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Celebrated both my brother, and mother's birthdays here last night. Absolutely phenomenal! It was great cocktails, variety of flavor in dishes, amazing service, and a treat to have the owner Michael walking around introducing himself to his customers and asking about their experience. The atmosphere was great for our night out in BH. I'd place this restaurant first on MDI.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I had a great meal at Havana. Our waiter, Enrique was charming and very helpful. My wife had the black bean soup which she claimed was the best she ever had. My lamb was fall of the bone delicious. The mojitos were very refreshing and the wine sampler offering ( 3 glasses of 2 oz each) was... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Love this place. Subtle but well-flavored food. Our party really appreciated that they have 2 non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as a super wine list & some nice wines by the glass. My favorite Bar Harbor nice restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?