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Havana

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Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
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318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637 (Wayman)
12072882822
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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, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • 28
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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
A nice change of pace for Bar Harbor

The minute one gets into Maine there is unlimited lobster. One day at the hotel I heard someone talking about there dinner at Havana. They were surprised that no one had recommended it even though it was highly listed on "Yelp." As a party of 6 they praised their choices from the night before. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan M
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Seattle
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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The minute one gets into Maine there is unlimited lobster. One day at the hotel I heard someone talking about there dinner at Havana. They were surprised that no one had recommended it even though it was highly listed on "Yelp." As a party of 6 they praised their choices from the night before. My wife and I called and... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We decided to share a few small plates for dinner. We ordered the sweet potatoes, Tortilla, pork buns, and a Charcuterie plate. All of them were outstanding in flavor. This is a must visit place while in the area. Great outdoor seating, too!

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This restaurant is by far one of the most delicious places I have ever eaten. They had live music, lovely spiced food, and interesting dishes. We enjoyed our New Year's Eve and a wide variety of foods in their 4 course set menu!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

How frequently does a vegetarian do well in a seafood restaurant that has a Latin flair! This was a pretty good find even from a veggie's perspective. Obviously if the POTUS picked this place there had to be something in it. Food was very tasty with lots of great flavor. I remember ordering all the veggie options on the menu... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife & I had diner here. We do enjoy a wide variety of dishes so Havana did not disappoint. Their location is on the edge of town which actually made parking easier. Everything here was great. Service was.. OK.. not too engaging, maybe he was new. That said, it was not an issue, it was fine and the food...... More 

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Lamoine, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Only our 2nd time there and the food has been outstanding both times. We're thankful for the few restaurants that stay open during the off season. We've had the Farm Salad with Havana style egg, spicy tuna in an avocado, duck confit, proveleta, steak and tuna. All are delicious and presentation is excellent. Great wine selection from a book that... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Havana has one of those impossible-to-choose menus. My uncle and I opted for spring rolls and scallops for appetizers with a nice bottle of Malbec.Then we both chose the Papardelle Bolognese, which was delicious--if a little too light on the sauce. One thing I loved was the little surprises our server brought: an amuse-bouche of smoked salmon on cucumber slices... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

On Saturday, November 14, my wife and I went to dinner at Havanna in Bar Harbor. There was no line, we were seated at a romantic private table without asking for it, and the service was exceptional. Sea scallops are my favorite main course. I ornder the sea scallops appetizer, which included five large sea scallops and blackened green beans... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Smoked meat and bean chili, a large bowl for $5. The smoky flavor, the creaminess, and the kick put this in 1st place over the wonderful green chili of Colorado. And the lemon vinaigrette on my wife's salad was also terrific. We did small plates adding a brussels sprouts roasted in citrus soy sauce and Provelata (fried cheese with Andouille... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner during a weekend getaway in Bar Harbor and loved everything we ate and drank. During the warmer months, there is an outdoor patio and bar area called Parilla where you can sit and have a direct view of the grill area where your food is being prepared. We had hiked all day... More 

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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: 12072882822

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic

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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