Habana - CLOSED

Habana Closed

After opening to great reviews and lots of business, Habana is doing well serving upscale Cuban-inspired cuisine and lethal Mojitos on the Van Ness Corridor corner once occupied by Rocco's. While the usual crowd of elder locals still frequents restaurateur Sam Duvall's pet concept (Duvall channels Hemingway from top to bottom), a fresh crowd has poured in to sample the lush, wrought iron-laden environs, the quite delicious food, and the well-executed cocktails. Mid-twenties girls in stilettos fork into perfectly seasoned calamari ($9) fried with bay scallops, green beans and onions, while Pac Heights matrons in Ross Dress-For-Less prints gab over tuna, scallop and shrimp ceviches ($8-$9 each) that range from so-so to soulful. - Excerpt from review by Tracie Broom