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Havana Grill

#316 of 7,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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412 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4750 (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
13126441900
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently had the pleasure of dining at Havana!! We didn't have a reservation and it was early on a Saturday evening - we were pleasantly surprised to be seated right away. Fantastic recommendations were made by our server. Everything was on point from appetizers to drinks and entrees. Thanks for a fantastic evening - we will be back!

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Thank kristircline
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Really great to hear we were excellent in all regards during your visit! It was a pleasure having you come in and relax with an evening meal here, and of course we look forward to doing it again soon. :) Cheers, Havana Grill More 

Midwest
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338 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great dinner experience here with our son. The atmosphere is very relaxing, despite the open room. We started with a pitcher of caipirinhas (which were outstanding - just the right combination of sweet, sour and cachaça) and tostones (which were so-so). Our entrees - rollitos manchegos, combo paella caribena, and plantain-crusted halbut - were excellent. Too full for... More 

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Thank dwg51357
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled to know you and your son could kick back and have a good time with us! Between the caipirinhas, halibut, and rum flight -- it seems like you both made some excellent choices. Hopefully we can do it again sometime! Best, Havana Grill More 

New York, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has regular Cuban cuisine and vegan options. The grilled vegetables are very good. Great black beans which you can order with it without white rice. The white rice with black bean combo comes with several sweet plantains and makes a very nice meal.They also have good salads, guacamole, and tostones=fried green plantains. The service is very good, they... More 

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Thank Carmen Leonor S
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We get a lot of compliments on our meat options, so it's really refreshing to know you were really enjoying our vegetables, Carmen! Like you said, that or some delicious rice/beans and plantains is a wonderful meal -- it's no secret we look forward to the next time we can serve you. Best, Havana Grill More 

Oslo,Norway
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166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks were really good, but I was unfortunate with the order of the steak sandwich. The meat was so chewy it was impossible to finish. My company was happy with their order, so guess I just had bad luck. Friendly service and great patio for a sunny day!

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Thank Tim_Norway
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

It definitely sounds like you caught us on an off night, Tim! We know we can serve you a much better steak sandwich, so hopefully you can come back and give us a second chance. We'd love to provide you with an excellent dining experience from start to finish. Best, Havana Grill More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Chicago - tried Havana now for 3rd time - and once again outstanding food & service. Jammin' scene - really busy - you know you're at a Chicago hot spot. 1st time eating outside on patio - can now say both inside and outside are great. Don't miss the sangrias - both red & white are wonderful.

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Thank TJP-Scottsdale
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We want to provide an excellent experience from the moment you step through our doors, so whether you were inside or outside, it really makes us proud to know we could impress you 3 times in a row. Already looking forward to your 4th visit, Havana Grill More 

Wadsworth, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious. We got a ceviche mixto and its so good, loved their banana chips. For dinner my mom order Ropa Vieja and I ordered meat with tequila sauce. Everything was amazing and so were the mojitos. Definitely coming back again.

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Thank Melissa B
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Such a pleasure to have provided you a wonderful dining experience, Melissa. We appreciate you and your mother coming by for some delicious food and drinks, and nothing would make us happier than having you both come by and visit us again! Take care, Havana Grill More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing I noticed upon arriving to Havana was the great ambiance and atmosphere they had created. Celia Cruz was playing in the background, and it really felt like I was being transported back home to South Florida. I was greeted immediately and the waiters offered some great service. While service is key, I believe value is also important.... More 

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Thank silaschirino
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

It seems we dropped the ball during your visit foodwise, and we truly apologize for that -- it must have been an off night. We know we are capable of serving you a Cuban meal as authentic and compelling as the atmosphere and style we have here, so we'd like nothing more than a second chance to impress you. Sincerely,... More 

Roselle, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Thursday night after work. We had excellent service from the servers and the bar. The spicy margarita was top-notch. The appetizers were wonderful(but I think the chips we had with our guac were leaning toward stale). The Cuban sandwich was the best.

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Thank partie-of-seven
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Nothing like a nice spicy margarita after work! Thanks for the wonderful compliments, especially on our Cuban sandwich, and we sure hope we can do it again sometime. Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered Havana one night while looking for a new neighborhood place to grab a bite. We are so glad we gave this place a try! Although smaller than many of the restaurants in the area, Havana has a great energy and vibe with attentive service, stiff drinks, and tasty dishes.

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Thank aa_sher04
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We're equally as happy that you could come by and give us a shot! Thank you for all your compliments on the service, drinks, and dishes, and it'd be a pleasure to have you come join us again sometime. With heart, Havana Grill More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time here- the food is spot on & they give large portions! Drinks are tasty also!

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Thank keylimepie13
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back! A repeat visit is one of the best compliments you can give a restaurant, so we'll continue doing everything we can to provide a wonderful Cuban dining experience. Best, Havana Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4750
    (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
  • Public Transportation: Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13126441900
Description
Havana Grill is a unique Chicago restaurant and friendly neighborhood bar dedicated to providing exceptional service in a warm atmosphere. Along with our large variety of lunch and dinner selections, we also offer many delectable Cuban desserts to complete your perfect meal. Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, we feature a unique 1940s art-deco themed interior and large windows that showcase Clark Street. Our seasonal outdoor patio resembles a tropical oasis and is the perfect place to enjoy a pitcher of hand crafted caipirinhas or mojitos. Enjoy live music and Latin inspired dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Whether you are interested in trying one of our famous empanadas, or just want to share a night out with friends over our mouth-watering mojitos, we are the perfect River North restaurant for you.

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