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Old 04-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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Our Monday neighborhood golf group has been stopping at Havana the last few weeks after golf for drinks and appetizers. Our group size varies as we could have 12 to 20 folks but Havana says no problem and sets up on the patio for us when we come in even if everyone is not there. Food and service has been pretty good.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:49 AM
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Oh Boy,,,, is this a complete 180 from what we used to hear. Good to know, glad to hear but just don't order the veal piccata, its like shoe leather. I eat there at least 3 times a week and there are good days and bad days, so I keep my menu selection to those things that I know will be good. I've always had good service though and I love, love, love the entertainment but I wish we could have more of it outside, it was beautiful out there in the past.
Thanks Havana for getting your act together.

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It's been sometime since the wife and I went there. After readind the recent post we decided to give it another try. We convinced 2 neighbors to go with us. Meal was great, service was good. Hope they finaly got their stuff together. They're close by and it would be nice if things are taking a change for the betteer.Time will tell. returning soon with other neighbors.
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Oh Boy,,,, is this a complete 180 from what we used to hear. Good to know, glad to hear but just don't order the veal piccata, its like shoe leather. I eat there at least 3 times a week and there are good days and bad days, so I keep my menu selection to those things that I know will be good. I've always had good service though and I love, love, love the entertainment but I wish we could have more of it outside, it was beautiful out there in the past.
Thanks Havana for getting your act together.

Kath,

As usual, you are spot on. I, too, love to go there for the entertainment and the proximity to our home. The food can vary so I stick to certain items. I really hope they keep things moving in the right direction. Since the involuntary departure of one member of their waitstaff - service has been consistently good.

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Had lunch yesterday( 4/21/11 ) after a round of golf @Havana and all 8 of us were graciously seated on the patio and ALL of us were very happy with our meals. Certainly will return and look forward to it.
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Went to Havana for lunch yesterday with my wife and daughter. We were greated and seated outside, lunch was great. We will be back soon!
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Went to Havana last night for dinner. Have waited this long to post to remove any emotion. Walked in and there was no one there to seat us. Another couple ahead of us so asked if they had been waiting long. There answer "to long" So we waited another 5 minutes and finally the hostess showed up and seated the first couple then us. Our waiter was fine. Took a while for drinks to arrive, but I guess the bar was busy. Our food did arrive, we both ordered one of their nightly specials. Very mediocre at best. I counted 22 people working there, kitchen, wait staff, hostess, etc. Almost as many people working as patrons. Workers stood around talking and not taking care of the people. That is what I learned where the hostess hung out instead of greeting new customers. Two tables near me called for the manager. One because they ordered the salad bar and no salad plates were delivered. Not sure what the issue was at the other table, but they had some problem.

I have been to restaurants where they are more diners and 1/3 the staff they have and the service and food were outstanding. Everything about the dining experience last night was below par. I personally will never go back until the owner or manager or whoever makes the decisions there is gone. They really have no clue about managing a service oriented business.
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We went to Havana for lunch today ... party of 4 ... seated immediately ... prompt and efficient service (Eric) and good food ... but this was lunch and dinner may be different ...
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I've been to Havana about 5 times in the last 2 weeks. Service has been top notch every time. My expectations might be low, but the food is Ok and what I expect at the country clubs, especially at the prices we pay. If I want a great meal with impeccable service, I eat at home! . We rarely eat alone at the clubs, so ambiance and conversation with friends is the priority for us.

I will keep going back....
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:36 PM
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I've been to Havana about 5 times in the last 2 weeks. Service has been top notch every time. My expectations might be low, but the food is Ok and what I expect at the country clubs, especially at the prices we pay. If I want a great meal with impeccable service, I eat at home! . We rarely eat alone at the clubs, so ambiance and conversation with friends is the priority for us.

I will keep going back....
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Went to Havana for the first time tonight. We were in a party of 8, seated immediately (most snowbirds have flown north), good service and good food.

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Really good pizza....big change since the new chef there! Love those Too Old Boyz on Wednesday nite!
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I think the food is better too but do not understand why in the early evening they cannot have outdoor music. The patio is lovely. The dance floor inside is impossible. So many people go for the music as well. Surely there could be some accommodation with the neighbors who complain--perhaps just some nights? We almost bought a lot nearby and I would welcome the music.
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I was at Havana last evening and someone in my group commented that one of the regulars in our Friday couples golf group complained to the manager about the loud outdoor music, when trying to have dinner and conversation on the patio. I always thought the loud music issue was with the neighbors, but it might have been with Havana customers ...

Don't know, but it does put a different spin on the issue.
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I stayed away from Havana during the crowded time. went back about a month ago on a Thursday night for German night. Outstanding. Have been back twice since on Thursdays still great. As for the music it seems the people on the other side of the golf course opposite the outside area don't all like music and know who to contact to have it stopped. It's a damn shame because the outside is great area for music and it only plays till nine. I didn't think 9 PM was that late since that's when the squares ends it.
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