La Bella Habana

La Bella Habana lives up to its name. It is beautiful, tastefully designed and meticulously maintained with attentive staff that is engaging without being overbearing. Above all it is a calm place where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of Havana.

The menu (which is all available on-line) offers some good twists on a varied international theme including Hawaiian crepes and a chili tuna Habanera dish. Look for excellent meats including the traditional Cuban ropa vieja as well as decent pastas. The seafood selection is extensive and you can even get a good quality Greek salad.

My only reservation is that on a quiet night the place can seem a little too precious, you want to whisper to your dinner companion so as not to upset the overall harmony of the place.