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“Great food - inspired by Latin American / Spanish flavors” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Havana

Havana
318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637
207-288-2822
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Ranked #14 of 119 restaurants in Bar Harbor
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food - inspired by Latin American / Spanish flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We heard good things about this restaurant, and they were right! Havana serves contemporary interpretations of Spanish and Latin American cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. The owner was friendly and greeted each table. She was very knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. I had an excellent mojito as a cocktail. We shared the tuna escabeche for an appetizer - just right for two people and very tasty on tortilla chips. I had the grilled scallops for my entree - perfectly cooked and yummy with the manchego grits. My husband had the special : swordfish with a smoked tomato relish. For dessert - an excellent rendition of Tres Leches.

The atmosphere was comfortable with a gentle Brazilian soundtrack playing in the background. Dress could be neat/casual to jeans with low hiking boots. Perfect for the Bar Harbor crowd.

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English first
Ellsworth, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food is wonderful and the servcie is great. My wife is gluten free and the waitress walked her through the menu and explained which items could be made gluten free and it wasn't a problem at all.

Visited October 2012
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Arlington, VA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Still the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Havana was and is the best restaurant in Bar Harbor. This is really special food, with a wide variety of options, in no way limited to Latin cuisine. And the wine list is terrific and very fairly priced. Great service. Lovely space inside and in the courtyard. This is the place to go - they even have lobster. Make sure someone in your party orders the paella.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding intimate restaurant. Worth every dime. Call for reservations.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

This is
An unexpected find in a town like Bar Harbor (my home town). The environment encourages you to exhale, Settle back and re-engage in the art of fine dining. We had paella which could not have been more authentic. The steak was cooked perfectly and the unusual aide dishes made the meal a stand out. The bartender is an original and the beverages he prepared were outstanding. Do not miss it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Titusville, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“American fare with a Latin twist!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Havana is definitely one of the nicest dining experiences in Bar Harbor. My husband and I found their menu to be quite imaginative; offering something for every palette. We found their staff to be quite knowledgeable and accommodating. It's nice to have a staff that actually knows their menu. They also offered a very extensive wine list. Value wise, this is one of the better restaurants in Bar Harbor.

Visited September 2012
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