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Havana

318 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637
+1 207-288-2822
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (155 reviews)
“moqueca” (40 reviews)
“tuna” (66 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
318 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637
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1 - 10 of 989 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant 3 or 4 times over the past 6 years. Always a good meal, never had a bad time. Ate here for my birthday with family this past September and once again had a good meal, tasty libations, and yummy desserts. Recommend the...More

Thank PeterOlson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eclectic interesting choices with a cuban flair. Waiters are supremely knowledgeable and helpful with dinner selections. Food was so unusual and delicious Loved everything we ate if a special is recommended, then go for it! You can't go wrong. Also pretty and romantic.

Thank akorn222
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Havana multiple times over the past few years - and have never had a bad meal. Good service, great food - and somehow they maintain it year after year. The Charcuterie and Mixed Frill are our goto dishes, and the chocolate...More

Thank Shadowprints
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Perfect location, locally sourced, extensive wine list, owner on premises and a fantastic menu. Staff efficient and pleasant. Quiet and romantic.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to go here after reading some of the other reviews and we left beyond disappointed. The chefs offering of 2 single chips with guacamole was the best part of the whole meal and you couldn’t order any more of it. We...More

Thank jgflys
MichaelBoland, Owner at Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear jgflys We're sorry to hear of your displeasure. We don't intend to honor lamb or Cuba but do certainly intend to have our guests enjoy their meals, which clearly didn't happen here. Again, my apologies. I will say though that we make it clear...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Classy place with gentle hands on management. Polished professional staff. Good menu with some GF options. All of us enjoyed our visit.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Fresh, inventive, delicious. Seafood paella was perfect. Mussels Borracho perhaps the best mussels that I have ever eaten. Expansive wine list, excellent cocktail options. Very good service. A fine meal!

Thank anonymousdiner2017
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

What a tremendous find in BH! The atmosphere, food, service- wow! We had the paella that was amazing. As was the the tuna appetizer. I have been making tres leches cakes for years, and found theirs to be fantastic. A “must go”!

Thank HereAtLast
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went to Havana because most of the other restaurants in town have a very similar menu of mostly seafood. We ate in the outside section, the Parilla. The first time we went there it was a five star meal. Our waitperson was friendly, and...More

Thank MoxieGore
MichaelBoland, Owner at Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Yikes! We need to remedy this - first step is to apologize. Unsure what went wrong but please email me at the restaurant and I would very much like to make it up to you. Michael Boland Proprietor

Reviewed 23 October 2017

While Bar Harbor has beautiful views, we found their restaurants to be sadly mundane. Havana was the exception. We are fairly critical of places and happy to say that the food and staff met out expectations. Appetizers: Spring rolls and Mussels and Lobster patty on...More

Thank austan2017
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Questions & Answers
Allison K
14 October 2017|
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Response from MichaelBoland | Property representative |
Hello Allison K. - betting this Q needed a more timely response but for future reference we have two areas that can accommodate dogs - the main restaurant has a patio that adjoins our wine cellar and the more casual part of... More
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marycollier12
21 June 2016|
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Response from MichaelBoland | Property representative |
Hello Mary - while we don't have a children's menu we do strive to accommodate children of all ages. We can plain grill any entree and put sauces on the side or just leave them off completely, and we do keep a few standard... More
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Sue M
13 November 2015|
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Response from MichaelBoland | Property representative |
Hello Sue, while we are inspired by all kinds of Latin foods, we currently dont' make Chicarones. Michael BOland, Proprietor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Main St, 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: +1 207-288-2822
  • E-mail
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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