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Havana

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Latin, Seafood, Cuban
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318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637 (Wayman)
207-288-2822
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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
  • 56
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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
Great Atmosphere and food prepared like art!

We stopped in for a drink before a show. The drinks were great, but the real fun was watching the chefs prepare amazing food that looked and smelled delicious. Each plate was prepared with precision and beauty. Go eat the art!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
fischk
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Tallahassee, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a drink before a show. The drinks were great, but the real fun was watching the chefs prepare amazing food that looked and smelled delicious. Each plate was prepared with precision and beauty. Go eat the art!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Busy, "happening" restaurant with good food and drinks. Large portions. The paella was very good -nice and smoky. The lobster maqueco was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I'll tell you how good they are: I wanted to be a waitress there until I got all their recipes. :) especially, I mean the sauce in the scallop appetizer. Also their bread is to die for! I ate too much of it and I didn't have room left for dessert.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My son choose this resturant. We went in without a reservation but they were able to seat us quickly. That was just luck. Make a reservation. The portions were very large. You could probably share and have room for dessert. Highly recommend.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had the seafood paella and Cochinita Pibil (slow roasted pork). Both were excellent. Watching what other people were getting, I think we really missed out on the scallop appetizer that looked amazing. So glad we decided on this restaurant while in Bar Harbor, we only had 1 night there. Loved the innovative menu. I would not even try to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is described as Latin or Cuban food which is very far from accurate, the menu is comprised of fairly familiar options albeit re-imagined with a bit of exotic ingredients and spice flair. It doesn't quite reach the level of fusion and certainly not authentic Latin or Cuban cuisine, however this allows them to appeal to a broader audience.... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We sat outside at the bar on a busy 4rth of July afternoon where the shade and atmosphere made for a pleasant respite from the crowds. Though the place was busy we were seated quickly. The place had a pleasant busy buzz almost totally from holiday travelers. Our server was a bit confused and forgot to give us utensils, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We've been to Havana three times and each time we've had a fabulous dinner. This time I had the mussels appraiser and my wife had the Farm salad; both were terrific. I had a lamb shank and my wife had pulled pork, again both were excellent. We keep meaning to try other restaurants in Bar Harbor, but we keep returning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Heard good things about Havana and made reservations for night. First thing is there is a step up from the waiting area to the restaurant and the hostess tells every single person to watch their step. We sat right next to the step and it gets a little annoying hearing it 30-40 times during your meal, build a ramp maybe?... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised have such a great experience at Havana. The wine was outstanding, the service was top notch and the atmosphere made me want to hang out all night. Definitely worth a visit!

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Additional Information about Havana

Address: 318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637
Phone Number: 207-288-2822
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Latin, Seafood, Cuban

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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: Latin, Seafood, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?