The jazz trio made for greatThe jazz trio made for great atmosphere. The service attitude was of how can I please you? Food quality and selection in the buffet was everything you would expect.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding brunch!We have been to Habitat several times and have always been pleased, but this was a particularly fine experience -- their Mother's Day Brunch. We were treated with a wide variety of outstanding and often very creative treats, attentive service ("if there is anything you want that is not on the buffet, just let us know"), and even a jazz trio -- even a bag of extra desserts to take home for the Mom!. We could not have asked for more.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticwe had a great experience. Our server, Raj, was timely and anticipated our needs to a tee. He also introduced us to the chef and had our picture taken with him. The general manager, Gerry, also stopped at our table to make sure everything was to our liking. The food was out of this world. we did a tasting menu and wow, did the chef hit the nail on the head. We will definitely return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFairmont Hotel diningHabitat experience :
Welcoming, gracious staff, manager attentive, kitchen open to view food preparation and very clean,
interesting menu, food served with flair.
I had the "one cow burger" with sweet potato fries and it was excellent. Cherry chocolate dessert was great..
Other guest had a fish entree and was satisfied too.
Prices are competitive with other top organic and local food source restaurants in the area.
Not cheap but you get what you pay for.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMQuick Dinner before ShowStopped by before Wednesday night play at O'Reilly. First time diner - everything above expectation. Food prepared from local farms and suppliers. Excellent selection and outstanding service. Very enjoyable.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHabitat is a real gem!Great food. Great service. Great vibe. Simply one of the neatest places downtown for lunch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place. InterestingVery nice place. Interesting local menu. Our waiter, Raj, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Very interesting and delicious food. some portions were a tad small.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAdmirably committed to sustainabiliAdmirably committed to sustainability, buy fresh buy local, special diet needs eg gluten free and vegan.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVegetarians are fancy tooThe service was absolutely outstanding, and I couldn't have been any happier. When it came to the food, I was very grateful that they had a special menu that had vegetarian options, but it was disappointing that the vegetarian food was not as fancy and exciting as the rest of the menu. I ended up with the veggie burger (which was the best I've ever had by the way), but since we were there for an occasion I was really hoping to get something more special. Also, since I was getting a veggie burger I didn't get an appetizer, even though I wanted one, because a veggie burger with fries is always too much food, and is not something that you can take home.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat locally sourced food.My wife, son, and I enjoyed the food and ambience. I had a one cow burger, and they let my four year old son look into the kitchen as they prepared his meal. He is a wanna be chef.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for CelebrationsWe took my father-in-law for his birthday, and our server added a candle and a beautiful happy birthday chocolate treat to the dessert we ordered -- it made a delicious dinner even more special. The crab cakes were terrific and the beet salad was divine.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service with unique,Excellent service with unique, locally sourced dishes. Will definitely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Had honey-glazedVery good food. Had honey-glazed duck which was very flavorful and cooked well, my wife had blackened salmon which was firm and skin nicely crisped. They were very nice to my son. Dessert of red velvet cheesecake was very good. Had a good time there.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-show or special occasionOn a weeknight at 9 PM the restaurant was very quiet. The menu is limited in size but very diverse in its offerings, and the health-conscious will appreciate the extra page at the rear that suggests ways to meet your dietary requests (diabetic, vegan, etc.). The interior location of the restaurant makes for unexciting views, so be sure you have good company. The best seats in the house are probably those that are near the open kitchen. Our dinner & dessert were delicious, and the naan bread served as an appetizer is amazing with the hummus topping. This is an excellent choice for a special occasion dinner like a birthday or anniversary, or before heading to a show.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy with our experience.I was a little worried about my husband's very healthy appetite after reading other reviews about "smaller portion sizes", he is a big man, about 6'2", 130 pounds. I was concerned for nothing. Thought the portions did look a little smaller (just slightly) than average restaurants, he said he felt full and satisfied and that the meat was filling. The food was delicious, every bit of it. Our server, Rajeev,was very nice and attentive. It was our anniversary so we were given a flat chocolate wafer with our dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. The food is mostly made with local and organic ingredients & grass fed beef from local farmers. It was health food without seeming like rabbit food. We enjoyed and will return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST TRY!I absolutely love how this restaurant uses local finds. I eat out a lot while trying to pay attention to my diet. I strive to find locations that serve fresh, clean food. This is the place. Our server, Fiona, was awesome and super personable. I ordered the Amish Chicken Breast and it was the most moist and delicious chicken that I have ever tasted. I am excited to try more on the menu. We were told that the menu changes with the seasons- so that is nice for someone who enjoys frequenting the same restuarants.
Parking was easy too. There is a underground garage in the Fairmount. You can take the elevator to the 2nd floor and Wha-laa!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful mealThis was a "wow" meal. All the dishes ordered were amazing, great attention to detail from the chefs, cheerful, helpful service (she is a gem, took great care, was there when we needed her, not hovering and a delightful personality.), and a sincere visit to the table from management. The tile fish, not to be missed. The short ribs, a rich, flavorful dish. Inventive salads and even sunchokes! We were taking out a group for a business meal. Thank you for making us look so good.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat downtown lunch spotHad lunch and enjoyed the roasted beet salad and butternut squash soup. Fresh fair and nice atmosphere. The service was good as well. I would definitely go there again, though perhaps a bit pricey.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, wonderfulGreat experience, wonderful service, food tasty and presented in beautiful fashion.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a relaxing, high-endAlways a relaxing, high-end treat for those stuck downtown for some reason.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious and beautifullyFood was delicious and beautifully prepared.
The table next too us was overly loud, and my conversation with my husband was negatively impacted. Habitat was not full, don't know why we were seated us so close to a very loud table.
Phil, our waiter, was courtous, not as attentive as we expected, that was disappointing.
Jerry was outstanding, a shining role model of service.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite cuisine in a bright,Exquisite cuisine in a bright, clean, vibrant downtown location. Love it.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a terrific food experienceJust a terrific food experience from start to finish!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfull selection of foodsWonderfull selection of foods all well prepared - portion size was perfect - came away satifified but not stuffed. Be sure to save room for desert - the courses complement each other beautifully.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and our service was outstanding. Love that they have special options for dietary concerns/restrictions. Menus for vegans, diabetes, heart healthy, macrobiotic, raw, etc. We had seafood dishes and both were delicious. Some of the best food we've had there.
Pass on the desserts....not worth the calories or cash.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy Habitat ... we'll be back!!The food was delicious!
Nice wine list.
We didn't have any room for desert after the large portions provided with the entree.
The staff were all so pleasant and helpful.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPittsburgh's best downtown lunch!Great staff! Great food. Great view. Great ambiance. A real gem.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a great experience! TheSuch a great experience! The food was delicious and service perfect!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFine hotel dining.Very good hotel dining. The restaurant's menu changes periodically. Several good sounding fish dishes on the menu that I have not tried. The naan on a recent visit was a great starter. Their big burger is good as are the roast chicken, duck breast, etc.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always!This will always be one of my favorite restaurants! The service is immaculate and the food is out of this world! Everytime I am in downtown Pittsburgh this restaurant is my first choice!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHabitat is fantastic!Habitat was fantastic! They have the most outstanding service- the best fine dining experience I have had in Pittsburgh in a long time.
The martinis at Andy's bar are fantastic, too. Try the rum, pineapple and banana infused one with real whipped cream and nutmeg on top- AWESOME!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant: we'veI love this restaurant: we've been several times before opera or symphony (the location is perfect for that), and it always starts the evening with a treat.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Better thanGreat service. Better than what I expected for fine casual dining.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had a marvelousMy friend and I had a marvelous experience at Habitat. I had the duck, which was excellent, and he had the short ribs, which he said were the best he'd ever tasted. We are definitely going back for our next special occasion!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA premier fine dining restaurantA premier fine dining restaurant in Pittsburgh's premier hotel.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the BestTook a client team here for dinner - menu was ecclectic and absolutely fabulous. Lots of locally-grown vegetables and everything was fresh. Service was quick and friendly. Manager came over and checked in with us, then took us on a tour of the kitchen. The price was very reasonable and the atmosphere was spectacular. A must-do dinner when in Pittsburgh.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM