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Havana Grill

#249 of 7,710 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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412 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4750 (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
+1 312-644-1900
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the roasted pork, it was fantastic. The pisco sour was great too. Reasonably priced for Chicago, would like to come back with a group of friends.

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

We'd love to have you stop by with friends in the future, Peter! Thanks for the awesome review. Best, Havana Grill More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Havana Grill! The food is delicious and the mojitos are amazing. They have Cuban plates, they also have appetizers, salads, soups, special plates and vegetarian options. My favorite appetizers are the empanada with the chimichangas coming in a close second. Favorite Cuban plate is ropa vieja. Delicious! The Cuban sandwich is the best outside of Miami. The bartender... More 

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

We love it whenever you stop by, Dianne! Thanks for the wonderful compliments on everything from our food to our service and atmosphere -- we can't wait to see you again soon for another delicious meal. All the best, Havana Grill More 

St. Paul, MN, US
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118 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Havana Grill. We found it doing a Google search and walked from our hotel across the river. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is delicious and the service was outstanding. We shared several appetizers and an entree. The empanadas were tremendous! Highly recommended! Our server pointed out the... More 

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

We're honored to know you could stop by and have a wonderful meal with us, Susan! Thank you very much for all your outstanding compliments on our food and service -- we look forward to seeing you again someday. Sincerely, Havana Grill More 

Spokane, Washington
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106 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After reviewing the menu for a very long time (on our part) we decided on the Plantain-crusted Halibut served in a jalapeno cream sauce,roasted seasonal vegetables. We were able to substitute the sweet potato for the jalapeño mashed potatoes. The jalapeno in both the cream sauce and in the mashed potatoes were mild in heat but added full wonderful flavor.... More 

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

We're happy to hear you could find something on our menu that you absolutely loved! Thanks for taking the time to write in and leave us your compliments -- we can't wait to welcome you back in again someday soon. All the best, Havana Grill More 

Fox River Grove, Illinois
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339 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Havana may not look impressive from the outside (had I not learned about it via a web review, we probably would not have chosen it), but it is well worth a visit. The ropa vieja (literally, old clothes, but don't let the title dissuade you from trying it) is the typical Caribbean shredded meat, rice, beans, and plantains. (The same... More 

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

It's truly a pleasure to know you could have such a wonderful experience with us, Karen! Thanks for stopping by and giving us a try -- we absolutely look forward to serving you many more delicious meals in the future (accompanied by mojito pitchers, of course). All the best, Havana Grill More 

Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After reading all the great reviews, I had high hopes for this Cuban themed restaurant. I'm Cuban (growing up on Cuban food from NJ to FL), so after specifically having ordered several of the 'Cuban plates' (which comprised less than 25% of the Latin/Mexican menu), I realised that the dishes were mediocre, not authentic, and took almost an hour to... More 

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

Well we certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We will definitely keep them in mind moving forward, but since you were a fan of our Cuban sandwich, we hope you can come back and have another one soon. Best, Havana Grill More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing , try the skirt steak with tequila sauce . Lovely ambience , I could imagine Hemingway sitting in the corner , understated stylish decor . Friendly welcoming staff . Very reasonably priced . We had a delicious meal and a lovely evening . Entrees all around $17 . Good portion of wine by the glass

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

Thanks for the beautiful compliments on our food and atmosphere, Tamsin! We loved the image of Hemingway stopping by for a meal. :) See you next time, Havana Grill More 

Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Delicious! Great Caribbean menu, heavy on Cuban, but includes other latin foods such as tostones, enchiladas, guacamole, paella, etc. I had the Tacos de Pescado (fish tacos). Three small, doubled corn tortillas with tilapia, slaw and a nice mayo based sauce. My companion had the Ensalada Fresca con Calamari. Warm calamari over arugula with roasted corn and red peppers tossed... More 

Thank Francophile54697
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate all the compliments! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this marvelous review -- we hope you both can join us again soon for another delicious meal. Best, Havana Grill More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Havana was a wonderful restaurant! The food tasted great but the margaritas are to die for!!!! Our waiter was very attentive. Very cozy place that I would defiantly visit again!

Thank Lovestotravel1231
Noe B, Owner at Havana Grill, responded to this review

We really appreciate your wonderful review! Please make sure to come back and see us again for some more delicious margaritas. :) All the best, Havana Grill More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I have made it an annual tradition to travel by train from Omaha to Chicago for a long weekend every spring. We first discovered Havana Grille by accident due to it's proximity to our hotel three years ago, but quickly fell completely in love with the food, service, ambiance and mojitos, and eat there two of our... More 

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

Kevin, it's so great to hear the meal has been perfect for you two each time -- that's all we could ask for! Thanks for making it back to see us each visit. We can't wait to welcome you in this weekend! See you soon, Havana Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-1900
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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