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Havana 59

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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608 (Main Street)
One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
804-780-2822
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the...
The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our home made mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with our daily made entrees.
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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place in Richmond

Great food, very good service and a great decor. We had dinner there twice during our stay in Richmond. I really liked the place. Very good atmosphere and good food. I love the starters, especial the Cuban nachos, but the rest was good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Hollywood, Maryland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

great place to grab a drink at the patio bar. Cigars are sold at the bar also. Food is excellent. This restaurant draws people from every demographic. Sit down dining is offered inside the restaurant.

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, very good service and a great decor. We had dinner there twice during our stay in Richmond. I really liked the place. Very good atmosphere and good food. I love the starters, especial the Cuban nachos, but the rest was good as well.

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richmond, va
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Havana 59 features salsa dancing on the upstairs deck on Thursday evenings. There is a class from 8-9 pm, followed by dancing to a DJ from 9-12 midnight. Cover charge before 9 is $3.00 and $5.00 after 9 pm. It's a great place to go for salsa dancing.

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Richmond, VA USA
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What can I say ? I Love This Place ! After multiple visits, I'm amazed by the wait staff, service and food. Just a short visit but well worth the stop. DonQ

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blacksburg, va
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Saturday night hot spot, right across the parking lot from the Amtrak Station. Open front, ceiling fans galore, cigar smokers galore, way too loud, but nice drinks, nice appetizer. Went back Sunday night to same area to find a quieter bar and the entire place was shut down.

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Houston
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here for an dinner and an event. The place is made to look old but in this case it is both fake old and really old and pretty dirty. Having lived in South Florida, I have eaten Cuban food many times. This is not Cuban.

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Havana was one of my favorite Richmond eateries when I lived there 15-20 years ago. Despite its hiatus after the flood, it's comeback is nearly identical. The mojitos rock, the plantains are still heavenly, and the pork is melt-in-your-mouth yummy. A Bottom classic

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Loudonville, New York
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped at Havana 59 after a dinner so were quite full to order food. We all had a few drinks, some ordered appetizers. Several people were smoking cigars behind us and wind from open windows was blowing the wrong way and blew into our faces. Not bad, but annoying. Service was quick, bar tenders didn't stop all the while... More 

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Blackstone, Virginia
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Third time there, third time amazed. This place hands-down is my favorite restaurant in the Richmond area. The atmosphere, service and food are all outstanding. IF you don't treat yourself to this dining experience, you're missing out.

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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place has a nice atmosphere, the food was good, possibly slightly over priced for the USA, but cheap enough for a brit! A nice find in a rather drowsy Richmond city centre. Sam was very helpful, and he had a good knowledge of the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-780-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our home made mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with our daily made entrees.
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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