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Havana Grill

#280 of 7,635 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Near North Side
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
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412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654 (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
+1 312-644-1900
Today
12:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Wisconsin
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good spot for cuban food and beverages when you get tired of Chicago steakhouses and pizza. Wasn't busy during our visit but it's not big so might need a reservation some nights. The food is good, the mojitos are good, and service is fast. Prices are reasonable. Ask your server for recommendations-best way to try a restaurant on the first... More 

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

Happy to hear we can be a go-to spot for you whenever you want a break from the usual! Thank you for the fantastic review -- we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon. Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

Winnetka, Illinois
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So -- Don't be disappointed by the lack of curb appeal -- The food is spectacular - The service is very good - the selection is good And the Mojito will knock you off your feet We had: guava ribs - excellent Honey Jalepeno Pork Chop

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Thank AdamL60093
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We're happy to know you had a five star experience with us! Thanks for taking the time to leave us your kind compliments. Best, Havana Grill More 

Bonne Terre, Missouri
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I really like this restaurant. It is small, vibrant, serves great drinks, and offers a variety of Latin foods. They make a potent caipirinha, sip and enjoy. We had the Alambres for appetisers skewered shrimp, peppers, and onions on pineapple rice with a coconut chipotle glaze. Delicious! For entrees we selected the Rollitos Manchego and the Carne Asada. The Carne... More 

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

It is our goal here at Havana to provide our customers with an excellent meal from start to finish, Les, so we're happy to know we could do just that during your visit. Thank you for the exceptional review -- we look forward to the next opportunity we get to serve you. All the best, Havana Grill More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went here with my son and 6 of his college aged friends (all over 21). Great place for dinner. They serve pitchers of mojitos and margaritas, lots of choices for appetizers and dinner. Reservations are needed. We had chips with guacomole, fried plantain, Chimichangas, fish tacos, steak - all good, enchiladas were just okay

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

So glad you all could join us -- like we always say, the more the merrier! We hope the 8 of you can come back for another delicious meal with us someday. Best, Havana Grill More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The mix of good food, drinks and the cuban moodd makes this place special! We are ribs and the steak (from the kitchen specials) and they were both so tasty, I definitely go back there for the food. Drinks range from sangria to mojito or anything a cuban bar would offer, so tasty and quite strong too. Service was extra,... More 

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

From our drinks to our flavors to our service, we're happy to hear you enjoyed it all, Yves! We absolutely can't wait to have a chance to serve you again, so come back and see us someday soon. Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

Clinton Township, Michigan, Usa
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Cute places in the City Center area. It's located near lots of Spanish styled resturants and bars. Lunch prices are $8-11. Dinner is slightly higher.

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

It makes us happy to hear you're a fan, Chantell! Whether it's for lunch or for dinner, we hope to have a chance to serve you another lovely meal soon. Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Havana is a great restaurant with good food and service. The cuban sandwich is probably the best I've had and the mojitos are incredible...and can be made with less sugar if you ask nicely. I'd recommend a reservation if you're going at a popular time. I've been to Havana at some of the less popular times and, quite frankly, I... More 

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

To hear your compliments on our mojitos and Cuban sandwich is a dream come true, Christina! Thank you so much for taking a moment out of your day to makes ours -- we absolutely can't wait to see you again soon. Warm regards, Havana Grill More 

Staten Island, New York
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday for the $20 mojito pitchers which are very well made. For food we had the Cuban roast pork, steak tequila, empanada trio and the chips with fresh guacamole, all were excellent. The restaurant gets very busy on weekends so I would suggest reservations.

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

We're thrilled to know you had a wonderful Friday celebration with us! It was a pleasure having you stop by for some delicious mojitos and Cuban food, and of course we'd love to welcome you back in again someday soon. Cheers, Havana Grill More 

Saint John, Canada
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fantastic experience. It was the first time I felt more at home and relaxed than anywhere else in the city. The food was even better than many meals I have eaten in Cuba. The portions were huge, but still full of flavour. The staff was welcoming and actually did not seemed stressed out like many establishments I visited i Chicago.

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Thank hotcandie6
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

Nothing makes us happier than knowing you had a truly excellent experience here. Thank you for writing in this charming review -- you'll have to come back and see us sometime! Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

Colorado
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612 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a group of eight who all enjoyed our meal at the Havana Grill. The small restaurant took us to our table right on time. It's a bit noisy when busy, so this may not be the place for intimate or romantic conversations. The service was superb. The wine and beer list adequate, with nice and nicely-priced options. The... More 

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

We're so glad to hear you and your entire party could have such an enjoyable experience here! Your compliments on our food and desserts are well received, and hopefully we'll have a chance to serve you all again someday soon. Cheers, Havana Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654
    (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
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-1900
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?