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“Still dreaming of this place...”
Review of Havana

318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1637
207-288-2822
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Ranked #18 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
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Honeoye, New York, United States
1 review
“Still dreaming of this place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My fiancé and I were in Bar Harbor 3 years ago and stumbled upon Havana...we LOVED both the food and atmosphere and the sommelier was excellent as well. Needless to say after visiting a couple of other restaurants it became very clear that Havana was the most unique cuisine in Bar Harbor! By the end of the week we were regulars lol and I still dream about the delicious food we enjoyed on our trip!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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acadia4us
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place for "special occasion" meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We wanted to find an extra special place to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary and Havana turned out to the be the perfect place. The service was absolutely top notch (very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive) and the food was incredible! I had the scallops and my husband had the surf & turf (swordfish & NY strip steak) and we both LOVED our meals! Great beer and wine list to go along with any taste. Although we were too full for desert, our waiter brought us a very nice customized "Happy Anniversary" plate topped with two small desert treats! We agreed it was the best meal we've had in recent memory! 10 Stars for Sure!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weston, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A treat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great service. Wonderful food. Interesting choices. We were there at the end of the season and there were many regulars that were local residents. That's a positive sign!

Visited October 2012
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NY, NY
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations, our best meal over our extended weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I am not a huge Cuban food fan, but the wife wanted to go for our anniversary dinner. This place completely exceeded my expectations, even with the fantastic reviews. Start to finish everything was top notch and was a "10". There was a complimentary salmon on a chip, which was very good and the bread was great. My wife had the mushroom spring rolls and I had the black bean soup, both were excellent. For the main course the wife had the seafood paella, which was a big portion and she loved it. I had the filet mignon. The fillet was probably the best I have ever had...it was perfectly seasoned, peppercon-crusted and pan-seared, with a rye whiskey/sweet cream pan sauce. The beef just melted in your mouth and the seasonings were succulent. The wait staff was fantastic and made us feel very welcome. They were extremely knowledgeable and very attentive. It was teh best meal we had in recent memory. 10 out of 10.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great restaurant for a birthday celebration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Celebrated my birthday here, very good meal with attentive service. The lamb and scallops were excellent. The only average item was the farm salad which did not have much flavor in the dressing to compliment the egg. The wine list is extensive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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