Habitat
Habitat

Habitat

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.habitatrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (412) 773-8848
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Dalling
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Habitat offers many options to accommodate your private dining needs including an intimate communal table, semi-private dining near the exhibition kitchen and bar seating perfect for cocktail receptions. All private parties enjoy the impeccable service and cuisine for which Habitat is known.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Thomure 4127738848x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and Liberty
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking are available for an additional fee
A word from Habitat
At Habitat, your table is set at the center of culture, cuisine and community. Let our staff share with you how Executive Chef Jason Dalling expertly blends locally-sourced ingredients to create a menu that ranges from internationally-inspired to traditional American dishes. Enjoy food that is tastefully unique and truly memorable in an atmosphere that is engaging and comfortable. Habitat is a place to call your own.

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Habitat reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)special occasion (100)romantic (46)good for groups (43)great for lunch (41)scenic view (34)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (25)hot spot (25)great for brunch (15)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Delicious brunch!
    discerningfoodie63
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My husband, a friend of ours and I had a wonderful leisurely brunch before seeing Otello recently. Everything tasted as good as it looked, or even better. We also raved about the fresh carrot-and-ginger juice. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pittsburgh Restaurant
    Pittsburgher
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Habitat is a hidden gem in Pittsburgh. It's not one of the places one usually thinks of when dining in town, maybe because it's in the Fairmont and not at street level. However, it's well worth the walk up the stairs to experience the ambiance and flavors of Habitat. I'm not a foodie and general like simple food, but the salmon entrée was one of the best I've ever had. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend it for a dinner before a show or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    jubby72
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    As a vegan of 1 year I loved that they had a menu specifically having items I could order. In addition, our waiter Raj also mentioned the chef could most likely prepare anything else I wanted as they had a full kitchen. What I loved the most was that while Habitat would be considered high end dining I did not consider the pricing to be overwhelming. Even the meat items (which are locally sourced) I felt were very reasonably priced. I am looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mwallace3544VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Was impressed with the level of service and the speed of getting food to the table. While our server was quick to serve she never made us feel rushed. The food was very good and I recommend the express lunch. This gives you a taste of all the specials and includes desert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were there for Sunday brunch. The food was good. Great service. I would recommend Habitat to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Key, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We experienced great service, great food, and it was perfect noise level to be able to have a conversation on a blind date. I noticed the big group table where about 10 people were enjoying a meal-- looked like a great spot for that! I'll be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience.
    Eventx3
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was very good. Kitchen was spotless. Wait staff was very attentive. Overall we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    What a great night out. The service was outstanding. Everything recommended by our waiter Raj was delicious. The warm naan served with three different spreads just melted in your mouth. My husband had the pork chop which was huge but so juicy and tasty. I had the filet. Oh wow! Perfectly cooked you could practically cut it with your fork. It was lean and delicious. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food missed out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had to ask for bread. The yellow beets in the beet salad were undercooked and hard to slice. The blackened salmon that my friend ordered was undercooked and raw on the inside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very good food, good service. Oddly, we were seated at a table right between two other parties of two. It seemed odd since there were other unoccupied tables, so we didn't need to be on top of one another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable!
    BurghFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Dined at Habitat couple weeks ago, after the restaurant was highly recommended to me by friends. High quality ingredients, well-crafted dishes, attention to details in plating, attentive (yet not overbearing) service - this is what separates average restaurant from upscale dining. And Habitat is meets all these criteria of fine dining. Located inside swanky Freemont hotel - decor and lighting adds to a nice intimate ambiance inside. Chef uses only seasonal ingredients. We were impressed by flavors - I had red snapper and my husband had black cod. Aged meat carpaccio appetizier was fantastic as well. Despite being fairly expensive venue (plan to spend around $200 for two) - it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Habitat Delivers
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Myself and a colleague had dinner - 2 Beet salads, 1 Red Snapper and 1 Rack of Lamb. 2 completely satisfied customers!!! The service and attention to detail was at its highest level, as always. Stop in - try their Fall menu - it is filled with delicious plates.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Difficult to find, but worth it
    dholcomb
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I wasn't aware that Habitat was a restaurant IN a hotel lobby. Probably because I am oblivious. But the dining room, the service, and the food were WELL worth finding. Had a great table next to the kitchen, with a great view of all that was going on. Fun for a foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    amylynn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our recent visit to Habitat was a nice treat - we had family visiting from out of town, and wanted them to see the classy side of Pittsburgh. Everyone loved the food, and even picky eaters had no problem finding something they enjoyed. Definitely a special occasion spot for my budget, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    Cinimodsue
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was wonderful! Service was good - loved the roasted beet salad and Salmon was GREAT - and all 3 of us thought it was too expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Habitat
    AltoonaEd
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had dinner here with two other couples. We were impressed with the multiple menus that took into account folks with dietary limitations or preferences. Lobster & grits were very good as was the snapper. Overall our group had a very pleasant & enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant would have been easier to find had we known it was in the Fairmont Hotel. But then again, we might not have chosen a hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not Great
    Rob7
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I expected this restaurant to be excellent and it came up a little short. The mushroom bisque was too heavy on too heavy on the cream and too light on the mushroom. The scallops were very good. The wait staff and bar staff could use a little polishing for such a high end hotel restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    mrsox
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Habitat. Food was great, service was fabulous. Recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New fall menu delectable
    Serenity
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the vegetable terrine appetizer to the scallops or roasted Amish chicken to the delectable pear dessert with cinnamon ice cream it was an enticing delicious meal! I has expected more on the ambiance side from description but overall was nice and simple. Entree prices a bit high (28$ for chicken) and pay extra for sides but worth it in the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    parking is a problem. The valet parking is very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check the Dictionary - It is There!
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A habitat is defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary as the place where something is commonly found; a natual environment for a species. In the case of "Habitat" - the Restaurant, the "Diner" becomes the species that finds this place so natural. From the moment you reach the welcoming desk and through to your departure, the "Diner" will be enveloped in a habitat strictly tailored to your needs and requirements within the environment that is "Habitat". It is a complete package - summing up to the fact that the Management, Hosts and Hostesses, Wait Staff, and Kitchen Staff at Habitat, in my opinion, offer the best dining experience in downtown Pittsburgh!! Thank you all for your efforts!! Scottish Salmon medium rare - melts in your mouth!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parking situation needs addressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food is great and the service is excellent. My one complaint is the parking situation. For what you spend on dinner, I think the hotel should offer free parking or at least a discount on parking. Paying $20 to park to spend $200 at the restaurant is not appealing to me. I would be remiss to return because of that when so many downtown restaurants offer free or discounted valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Habitat
    was2000
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food prep. Service for our group of six was outstanding. Only negative - the bourbon drink I ordered did seem to be mostly ice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So amazing!
    Nat0484
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everytime I bring a friend to Habitat they are always blown away by the exceptional service (our waiter Phil was amazing!) and the accommodating menu (good for vegans and those with other dietary restrictions) as well as the creative and delicious dishes. The pumpkin soup was the best soup I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for pre-show dinner
    jt55
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good food, excellent service, convenient parking, and a quick walk to the Cultural District theaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu selections
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The choices from appetizers to main courses to sides and desserts made it difficult to make a selection. We loved the fact that the beef and other items were from local farms. The martinis were excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cassoulet Ole!!!
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Red snapper served over cannelloni bean cassoulet with andouille sausage. Stupendous. Fresh grilled asparagus as a side.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual!
    DonV
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We love Habitat! It is great before a show and the food is always delicious. The service is impeccable. Raj, our server, was the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lunch for four at habitat
    barney
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we enjoyed our lunch very much from the valets to the server everyone was very pleasant. The food presentation and taste were excellent. Nice quiet atmosphere to have lunch and still be able to have a conversation. We will be looking forward to coming back in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous food
    texastraveller
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fabulous food, really lovely waiter, a fantastic find in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale Dining
    angeatsout
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lovely presentation, food was very good, local or sustainable foods are their signature. Very modern architecture, with artistic flair. Has a gallery look. Felt luxurious in a way. Quite expensive. Preparation was unique, not your regular fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Sea" for yourself
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    For this business dinner both of us chose the beet salad as an appetizer and the lobster as a main course. Suffice it to say that all plates were completely empty after each course. Deelishiissss!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Foor and Presentation
    BobFromAccounting
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Habitat is always a favorite of mine. Just made reservations to go for my third time. The food is delicious and well presented. My date and I couldn't wait to see the food much less taste. The staff is excellent, compassionate, and thorough. It is a delight to dine at Habitat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    sleigh
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went to Habitat before a matinee at Heinz Hall, so we were on a tight schedule. One of our party opted for the brunch buffet, which turned out to be an excellent option, with a wide variety of choices. Our server also told us, if there was anything we didn't see at the buffet but wanted, we only had to ask. Two others in our party opted to order off the menu, one of whom is extremely picky. She was pleased with her lunch and we all found the food quality to be exceptional. The most outstanding feature of Habitat, however, was our incredible server. She was warm, thoughtful, and attentive. Overall, I would give Habitat high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Option
    Justafoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First - our server, Raj, was great. He was attentive, but not bothersome and he had excellent suggestions. We ordered the dishes he recommended and loved them. He also pointed out which things were large and therefore best shared. We wanted to be relatively quick because we were going to see a musical, and the service easily accommodated us. we will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ingredients, tasty food, $$$$$
    DukeMateo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Thought we'd try a hotel-based restaurant near the theatre district. Habitat did not disappoint. Excellent service combined with wonderful presentation and top notch ingredients made this just the ticket for date night/dinner and a show. We had modest portions to be sure but the appetizers were exquisite and the mains of halibut and duck (always tough to get right - slight pun intended) were first class. Our only regret was that we didn't have time for dessert. Be aware though that if you add a nice wine you'll be north of $100 each for the experincene.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in Pittsburgh
    KfromPA
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    For special occasions my friend and I love to dine at Habitat. The food is locally grown, the menu is seasonal, and the dishes are out of this world! If you go this fall, make sure to try the potato and leek soup, which was our favorite part of our meal during our recent visit. I'm already looking forward to our next dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    PrefersNotToCook
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Habitat was a fantastic dinner celebration for my parents anniversary. We had asked for a table near the kitchen since it's fun to watch all the food prep. Nathaniel was a great server. The food is delicious, creative, and presented beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Enjoyed the food very much. I found the service to be a bit slow, particularly when there was hardly anyone in the restaurant, which I did not understand.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best service ever
    Host25
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Dined for a late birthday celebration and Phil N was our server. He was AMAZING, the birthday girl loved him. And the food was delicious paired with a nice bottle of wine and a an unforgettable dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.