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Havana 59

££ - £££Latin, , Cuban
16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
+1 804-780-2822
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“plantains” (11 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a perfect weather evening. The window/doors were open and we sat right by them. The decor brought you to feel as though you were sitting in a cafe in Cuba. An alert on the menu apologizes before hand for the slow service...More

Thank Annie72
Jessica H, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Annie, I am so glad you had an excellent time! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Our group was in town on business and we tried this place out. Great atmosphere and liked how they opened the walls (roll-up doors) and it felt like we were outside but with AC. Group all the loved the food and good variety. Try it...More

Thank GasEngineer
Jessica H, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks very much for you kind words, we hope to see you the next time you are in from out to town!

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at Havana 59 tonight with my husband awesome vibe with great food and drinks. Everyone is always so nice, they take great care of you from the time you walk into the door. Some of the best Mojitos ever.

Thank Suzanne Chaney H
Jessica H, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you so much Suzanne! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

What makes this place so fun is the wait staff and bartenders and good food. Our bartender, Cat, not only made great specialty drinks, but made great recommendations on the appetizer and entre. The interaction between Cat and the other bartenders made the time pass...More

Thank treble3
Jessica H, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words and input. Kat will be very thrilled to hear the compliments. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Rented the balcony for Cinco de Mayo for a post wedding party - not the reception. While in my contract, I went through two different coordinators, who clearly gave me different visions of what the night would look like. Not only was there confusion about...More

Thank Jennifer M
Ashley C, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Jennifer, I apologize that you felt your experience with us warranted this negative review. I am a little confused since I received an email from you that stated "So, loved Friday evening. It was all that I ever wanted!" The contract lists the Food and...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Downtown Richmond has many unique and delicious cafes and restaurants. Among the is Havana 59, which serves authentic Cuban food. The ambience is casual and retro with circa 1959 Cuban decor. The food was excellent, and the service was also. If you know you are...More

1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The wedding party rented the upper deck for the after wedding celebration. Had mojitos and a buffet of salmon, veggies and more. The venue was cool and open air. The staff were fabulous!More

1  Thank impromptutraveler
Ashley C, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We strive to provide an outstanding guest experience that stands up to our outstanding offerings from the kitchen, and it sounds like we have met our goal! I am excited to share your compliments with the staff,...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding on the second floor balcony of this restaurant. The event coordinator of the restaurant was working hard. The bartenders were on it. Tables and chairs were swiftly moved out of the way to make room for a dance floor. And when...More

1  Thank ladynfamous
Ashley C, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We strive to provide the very best service and guest experience on par with such a special occasion, sounds like we have met that goal! I am excited to share your compliments with the staff! Thank you...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Loved the open air dining at Havana 59. Staff were attentive and our appetizer & meals were delicious. I enjoyed a Pomegranate Mojito with my rice & pork dinner. the Collard Greens that accompanied the Steak Frites were DELISH. My only small disappointment was no...More

1  Thank Christina H
Ashley C, Manager at Havana 59, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Christina, Thanks so much for the compliments! I'm sorry you didn't get your cafe con leche, especially since we have that as an offering; come back again and we will make sure you enjoy your after dinner coffee. Jessica

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came across this place and fell in love with the vibe. The pomegranate mojito and original mojito s rock. The nacho appetizer was savory. I loved their use of plantains as nachos. Afterwards we indulged in a sweet cigar. Good times!

1  Thank Cbm364
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
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: +1 804-780-2822
Description
Havana ’59 has been a staple in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom District since its opening in 1995. We are proud of the community we have served for 22 years and the loyalty and longevity they have provided us, as demonstrated by our 2017 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award. We invite you to step back in time to the tradition of excess in 1950’s Havana, when the island city was known as the “Paris of the Caribbean.” The combination of tradition and indulgence cultivates a casual yet elegant atmosphere where the string lights, enormous open windows, crumbling plaster walls, palm trees, and aroma of fine cigars envelope you as you relax and enjoy the tantalizing delights of a bygone era. We proudly offer our guests an unforgettable culinary and cocktail experience delivered with exceptional service, from the fresh juices we press in house for our cocktails, to the locally sourced ingredients utilized in our scratch kitchen.
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