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About Havana Beach at The Pearl On Rosemary Beach Florida
You revel in the flavors of Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with old world Spanish Portuguese and French influences. With meats, fish and produce from family-owned, small-producers within miles of your plate. Outdoor seating on the Veranda. Views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street. A smartly curated collection of wines and spirits. A hand carved mahogany bar worth sitting at. Mixed cocktails worthy of Hemingway. A good spot after a day of running with the bulls and fighting the mighty marlin. You eat and drink with gusto, and with the joy that comes from eating and drinking. Salud!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch. Reservations recommended for dinner and brunch.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Latin / Spanish, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 8:00am to eleven
Brunch Daily 8:00am-3:00pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
The bar is open until midnight
Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
The bar is open until eleven
East Water Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Havana Beach Bar & Grill offers private dining opportunities for groups of 30 - 120. Our intimate Hat Room is host to smaller groups, with the possibility of a buy-out of the entire restaurant for larger functions.
Havana Beach's culinary program, led by Executive Chef Michael Guerra, explores a hyper-local, ingredient-driven cuisine that redefines what it means to live and cook on the southern Gulf, featuring a harmonic fusion of the flavors and ingredients of the Creole back country, Mexican fishing villages and the soul of Cuba.
Private Party Contact:
David Pate: (850) 588-2881 ext. 5122
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Havana Beach at The Pearl On Rosemary Beach Florida Ratings and Reviews
The hostess was very accommodating - in that we had requested outdoor seating, but since it was cold and windy - we now preferred indoor. With zero wait - we were seated indoors. Our server was very attentive and presented the specials - one of which we chose - an oyster appetizer. Havana is very pricy - I'm not saying overpriced.......but, one can expect to pay a lot for a evening of fine dining.
The service was horrible, we were only 1 of 4 tables on a very slow night, wait staff said they totally forgot our order, after waiting forever, food came and was cold. The worst part is management did a very poor job of correcting the situation, we had a $550 dinner for 4 and they wanted to offer us free dessert which we didn't want. We had to beg for even a minimum comped round of drinks. Mistakes happen but they did a very poor job of making it up to us. We will not be returning, too many other good places to go.
This has been a favorite restaurant since it opened, but we were very disappointed with the food on our last couple of times there. They should not call the seafood dish paella. It had no flavors of a paella. It was sauteed seafood on rice. Seafood was cooked very well, but it said
paella and I was hoping for the wonderful flavors of a paella which there were none. The grilled
octopus was not very good cut into tiny pieces in a salad. Even the rolls were not the great
popovers and muffins they use to serve. We have had other friends that have not been back because they thought the food was not as good. Hope this helps to take a look at the kitchen.
Terrible. Terrible terrible terrible. Seriously, I never write reviews and yet here I am from the table at the restaurant feeling obligated to warn you. This place is completely dead, with only one other table with us at 7:30 p.m. And yet it took 30 minutes for our appetizers and drinks to arrive. We ordered the shrimp and burrata toast appetizers, both of which were $15+. The shrimp was 4 pieces of boiled shrimp with an inedible lettuce base, meanwhile the toast was one half piece of burnt toast with one basil leaf and cheese on top that had to be sawed into edible pieces. No no no no. So much no. Don't do it. There are so many better places at Rosemary Beach. $60 later, we're yearning for Taco Bell.
Despite having a reservation, our table was horrible and stuffed in the back behind a curtain with no view of anything but the hectic servers' area (when there were other tables available), when we were 'sat', one of the four in our party had to stand several minutes because there was no chair to sit in. Service was very slow, but waitress was nice. If we wanted our plates cleared, we had to get up and do it ourselves onto a nearby empty dirty table. The buffet had no healthy vegetables offered. The baked chicken was ok. The shrimp was watery. The salad was simply lettuce with sparse halved tomatoes and nothing else. It was an overall disappointment at each turn. We'd thought it would be much better.
This was our fourth visit to the Havana Beach Club at the Pearl spanning about two years. It was our best experience as the restaurant has made tremendous improvement in that time. Two years ago, the restaurant stretch and boasted to perform at the level of their awards. We left feeling this was a young restaurant trying but not yet ready to be great. Tonight they authentically and confidently matched their ratings with strong presentations and flavors, knowledgeable and personable service (thank you Mitchel) and romantic ambiance from the piano. This was a dinner finally deserving of the AAA 4 diamond rating with potential to move to the top tier.
About the only complaint I can offer is that the neighboring bar brings a rowdy crowd that distracts diners. Fortunately the elegant piano accompaniment drowned out this crowd tonight.
It was our 44th St Patrick's Day Anniversary, and Havana Beach was the perfect place to celebrate! They have a great cocktail menu, superb appetizers (the ceviche was fresh and light), and a limited but very nice dinner menu. Jesse took great care of us all evening, helping with a great wine recommendation, and topping it off with a funky-sounding but delicious cheese cake topped with caramel popcorn. We'll be back!
So disappointed. Had family here from the mid Atlantic and Arranged for a sitter for all of the 6 kids so the adults could get a night out. Had a reservation for 7:45 and we were seated at 8:15 at a table at the bar(which was available since we arrived). Sent the short ribs back because they were undercooked and fatty. Will not return
We were disappointed generally with our experience at Havana Beach. Although our server was knowledgable and reasonably prompt, the kitchen was unreasonably slow and we waited long periods between courses. A cheese and charcuterie platter to start was okay overall, if somewhat miserly, but was served with "Portugese" bread that was dry and seemed a bit stale. During the wait for our next course, a salad, we were served popovers that were pretty good, with a nice crust and properly eggy interior. The fattoush salad of beets, butternut squash, watercress and torn pita was very average and bland. The pita should have added some crunch but was inexplicably not toasted or seasoned in any way. Just torn into pieces and tossed in. During another long interval, we were served yet another bread, this time she generic dinner rolls. My entree was the paella. The rice was overcooked, and I wound up just picking the seafood out of it. Fortunately between the waiting and all the bread, I wasn't all that hungry. My husband ordered the short ribs. Despite being described on the menu as "Malta braised," our server informed us that they were in fact prepared sous vide. They were tender enough, but again rather bland. If you are in Rosemary Beach, there are several restaurants within the neighborhood that are much better than Havana Beach, including La Creme Tapas right across the street.
We have been there many times and always had excellent food and service, This time the food was mediocre and the service sub par. We ordered starters for the table, but they didn't arrive until we mentioned it when our appetizers had arrived. We then waited 45 minutes after we finished our appetizers for the entrees to arrive. The waiter was oblivious as to how to perform his job.
We had reservations at 5:45. We checked in at 5:30 acknowledging we were early. Told the the hostess we were right there by the hostess stand whenever she was ready to seat us. We had to go back to the hostess at 5:55 and she apparently didn't remember we were there. There was not one other person waiting nor was there anyone else in the entire restaurant except for the bar area. It took forever to get our food. The crab cake appetizers were lukewarm at best when we got them (at $21). Caesar salad was any ole salad. Steak was good. We had no drinks. No dessert. Didn't eat the crab cakes because they were almost cold and our bill was about $150. Very overrated and overpriced. We went back the next afternoon to see if we could get a coffee and dessert. It took 20 minutes to get someone to wait on us. Another 20 minutes a to get the coffee. And another 25 minutes to get a piece of cheesecake (coffee was cold at this point). So, needless to say our experience with the restaurant was not impressive at all.
Food & experience has been much better in the past, service needs improvement- hostess rude and needs training in fine dining service if not fired! Kept us waiting, then rudely interrupted while in the middle of a conversation with front desk staff about a room issue, as though we should be accommodating HER and not the reverse, then made us wait again while she seated the people that came in after us! Terrible first impression on a dining experience. Needs serious improvement- As does wait staff- though waitress was nice, was left waiting for initial drinks for 10-15 min, and with empty glasses throughout meal, waitress brought water bottle and told my child she was in charge of pouring?! , dirty finished plates left sitting for excessive, long periods, waitress and/ or kitchen got order wrong so child had to wait & wait, with no accommodations made, item I planned to order on menu unavailable, just poor service, experience and management in general. But food was good, far better than the overpriced, underwhelming special menu the night prior, when it finally came , and great location & atmosphere outside on the patio.
Very Disappointing! Food & experience has been far better on many past visits. Special holiday menu disappointing, very small portions and very underwhelming. Food not to level it should be, or was previously under past chef, and needs serious improvement . The special menu was far overpriced for what it was AND wasn't. . $90 for a " four course" meal- first course consisted of a non-edible amuse bouche of what equated to a frozen store bought appetizer of seemingly babyfood in a pastry crust, horrible. Second course an undercooked potato pancake with ONE scallop. And on ordering, when I asked for almond cream sauce to be omitted, and replaced with a simple olive oil drizzle , was met with complete disregard and lack of service or care to be of service by waiter and course was served with no olive oil drizzle! So very bland in addition to being a semi raw underseasoned potato pancake. Third course consisted of a beef tenderloin the size of a clementine. It was good but portion ridiculously small and plate underwhelming. "Fourth course", dessert, a very average, again underwhelming, red velvet cheesecake. Not impressed. And what was to be the highlight of the meal , as had been done on multiple previous occasions , a specially requested dessert , left up to the chef to decide, for my child went undone, nothing at all was brought though requested in advance and to make it worse waiter at close of meal came to table and wished my daughter a happy birthday though it wasn't her birthday?! , had a very uninterested in providing fine dining level service attitude &!didn't seem to care . Waiter repeatedly mispronounced Sancerre. . Service poor, seriously lacking, & not to caliber it should be for fine dining & needs serious improvement. Location & atmosphere outstanding. Overall very disappointing especially given our past experiences under previous chef were fantastic and that it was a special occasion. Just not to the level expected of a fine dining experience.
Better than Rathbun's in Atlanta! One of the best meals, from service to amazing food, we've had in years. Paella & Scallop dishes were fantastic. William was the BEST server-told us amazing stories regarding history if restaurant and local artist that provided art inside. Chef, James (congrats on your upcoming baby boy and for helping me win a bet) is a name that we'll hear more of soon. Amazing talent and incredible palette. Look forward to coming back soon.
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