63 Main Street
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Elegance and extravagance without the ego
Located at the end of Main Street in elegant Rosemary Beach, within the walls of the
elegant The Pearl Hotel, is the elegant Havana Beach Bar & Grill.
Elegant, to be sure, but prospective diners should not be daunted by the ambiance.
The restaurant maintains a Southern hospitality approachability that welcomes
guests dressed to the nines, and those who have stopped for a bite on their way to
The term house-made doesn’t even begin to explain the kitchen’s approach to food.
Everything is expertly sourced, from the Wagyu beef right down to the garlic.
Havana Beach is one of the few area restaurants that is not only attached to a hotel,
but is open three meals a day, 365 days a year. The kitchen also serves The Pearl’s
banquet services in the ballroom, in-room dining and on-site business meetings. To
be able to pull off Thanksgiving meals for 700 requires a talented kitchen staff.
The French cooking method of sous-vide helps to ensure meats are tender, juicy,
and consistent day-in and day-out. One dish that might be enjoying a water bath on
its way to your plate is the dry-aged, grass-fed short rib. The accompaniment
changes seasonally but, for example, it might be served with glazed local carrot,
chargrilled Georgia ramps, puffed red sorghum, and carrot mojo sauce.
The cut also makes an appearance on the breakfast menu in the grass-fed short rib
hash. This time the kitchen braises the meat and serves it on chopped herb-crusted
fries with a pan-fried Jenefers Garden egg and champagne hollandaise sauce.
Another crowd favorite is the grilled Spanish octopus dish, plated with heirloom
arugula, Florida orange, brown butter roasted fingerling potato, crushed Marcona
almonds, and dressed with a sherry vinaigrette.
This spring, the kitchen offered a true domestic spring lamb that is so fresh and so
expertly raised, you can actually taste the pea hulls the animal ate.
Upstairs at Havana Beach Rooftop Bar, guests can’t get enough of the nacho fries or
the smoked chicken wings. The latter is served with an Alabama white sauce so
tasty, guests have been seen dipping their spent chicken bones in it.
For those who like to sip as expertly as they dine, Havana Beach offers its
Millionaire’s Cocktail Menu. Wet your whistle with the Sidecar ($800), Margarita ($200), Rum Old Fashioned ($150), or the Vieux Carre ($130), crafted from some of the most extravagantly priced liquor ingredients in the world.
That Sidecar, for example, is a blend of 1.25 ounces each, Louis XIII Cognac, Grand
Marnier 1880, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, shaken with ice, then strained into a
Coupe glass, and garnished with a lemon twist. Trés chic!
Havana Beach Bar & Grille is open year-round at 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach.
Reservations can be made – and are recommended for dinner service – at 877-935-
6114. Breakfast is offered from 8 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner
5:30 to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is
open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday during the winter. Find
more information online at www.thepearlrb.com.
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