We had an okay meal and dining experience at Habitat. There were just a few tables filled so I was surprised by the lack of speedy service with empty glasses, missing salad dressings and items made incorrectly. While those issues were remedied, it took prompting from us on a few instances. Very shocked by the small amount of food on the charcuterie platter that displayed 2 pieces of cheese, a few pieces of meat and two small pieces of bread for $25. Not sure if we’ll try it again since it wasn’t just one issue.
Went for our 30th Anniversary Getaway.. enjoyed the Habitat while staying at the Grand Bohemium. Very good food, service and will definitely be going back. It's like a secret hidden gem outside Birmingham.
Even though they changed up the menu and got rid of one of our favorite sides (the brussel sprouts), we weren't disappointed with new options. This is one of our favorite places to eat for special occasions and our waitress, Cora, was outstanding.
Although I marked anniversary on the reservation form, no acknowledgement of the special occasion was made.
Our service was outstanding and a great ambassador for the restaurant. Food was outstanding as well.
We will certainly be back!
The front of house staff were great. The server was nice but unable to describe any of the food.. along the lines of it is green sauce.
Delicious meal. Outstanding service
Great overall experience! One of the best buffets I have ever had. Highly recommended. I will definitely eat here again.
Very expensive and not a lot of food for the price. I had an overpriced vegetarian entree with rice that didn't even fill half the plate. Stopped for fries and a burger on the way home
Shrimp and grits were delicious. Service was excellent. We ate outside on a comfortable
This is the only bad review I have ever given a restaurant. The steaks we had at our meal on Friday were the worst I have ever had. Hard to give this review as we loved everything else about the Grand Bohamanian
Unfortunately, the food was poorly executed. The pasta sauce tasted like it came out of can. In regards to the shrimp and grits, the shrimp was ok but the grits were runny. There was no salad on the menu, and for some reason burgers were only available on the bar menu. We sat in dining room which was well decorated and comfortable. In addition, very limited wine selection. We enjoy staying at this hotel but will not be dining at the restaurant again. There are too many great options in Birmingham.
We love a great meal and do not paying more for something expectional. However, for $150 for a dinner for two, Habitat and Feed misses the mark on every level. The ‘crafted’ cocktails were reminesent of a dry opening at a taco bar. The appetizer and entrees were of less flavor and originality than a meal at Ruby Tuesday. The desserts were slightly better than the drinks and dinner. Our server wasn’t rude but did not express a true interest in our being there or our overall dining experience with her. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone I know.
I took my wife to Habitat to celebrate her birthday. We had a reservation for 6:30 in the main dining area but elected to eat in the bar area upon arrival (it seemed more inviting and less formal). We enjoyed some delicious beverages while watching some of the SEC tournament on the bar TV.
We skipped the appetizers and went straight to dinner...I had the 16oz ribeye and my wife had the Cobia. We both enjoyed our meals very much. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium and had a great flavor. The Cobia was grilled with a great assortment of local vegetables and was very tasty.
We also had the dessert special of strawberry shortcake which was delicious and just enough to share. After dinner we had one more beverage on the rooftop by the firepit which was a good way to end the evening. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves and plan to visit again.
We had a great time
Ladies lunch. Light and elegant fare. My trout was cooked perfectly. It was too cool to sit outside but looks like a great spot. Between the open kitchen and the music choice it was a bit noisy for the charming ambiance. But service was good and staff pleasant. . We all agreed we would return. Negative was the $11 wine pour was way too light.
We really enjoyed the food. Delicious and well presented. Our server was attentive and pleasant but probably a bit inexperienced for this restaurant. She did not know what a Kir Royal e was... We also found the other employees running past our table and yelling to each other across us distracting. They looked inappropriate for a restaurant of this caliber / price range, more like TGI Friday's employees in black leggings and t-shirts with laminated ID's hanging off their waists. It was an OK experience, but with so many other wonderful restaurants nearby that provide a better experience and value, we probably won't return soon.
They changed the menu from earlier this month and the grouper was fishy. I really wanted my pick 3 vegetables that was available before.
Excellent food fun
We had one of the best meals we have had in years! We actually made reservations because we loved the name ... but it was the food that was the "WOW" factor.
My wife and I chose this restaurant for their Valentine's Day special dinner. Wow! It was fantastic. The ambiance was wonderful. The service was excellent. And, the food was incredible. The value for what we got was definitely worth it, as well. This was our first time at this restaurant, but definitely not our last. We enjoyed it immensely. I had the Short Rib and my wife had the Steak and King Crab. The crab came out of the shell, so no hard work to get the sweet meat. The steak was done expertly. My Short Rib was tender and succulent. They started us off with bubbly and we then had glasses of wine. I had a Malbec and my wife had a Pinot Noir. Both were excellent. At the end of the meal, a meal not constantly interrupted by the server, which we loved since it was Valentine's Day, we received the dessert, which was, again, wonderful. Overall, the experience was pretty incredible and it was definitely one of the best Valentine restaurant packages we have experienced.
Fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner. Too much food of superior quality. A good time was had by all.
Food was amazing though the steak was a bit undercook which is not a bad thing for me but was noticeable. Portion size a touch small but delicious. Only true complaint is size of the table. The space is not small by any means but the table is not any bigger than a diner table. I spent more time clearing space and asking server to remove items than eating. Overall will return for the food which is incredibly tasty but the ambiance and comfort level need some work.
My wife and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner and it could not have been nicer. It happened to be a Prix Fixe menu (due to Valentine's Day) but the options were expansive and the food was fantastic. Our server, Cora, was incredible - just the right amount of attention and space, she was very pleasant and made the meal even more enjoyable.
We have eaten at Habitat several times and have never been disappointed but this was the best so far.
We had a morning business appointment pending, and were pleased with the server's response to our request to be mindful of the time. We had a delicious and hearty meal and were able to depart in time to meet our commitment.
We enjoyed a wonderful happy hour for planning for a business meeting, and then a truly delicious as well as healthy meal. What a treasure to find this hotel and restaurant while traveling,...I highly recommend it!! In the charming area of Mountain Brook surrounded by natural beauty, shops, restaurants, and destinations of the botanical gardens and the zoo, this is a location to which I plan to return!
Fantastic food and service
The food was way under par for a boutique hotel like this. The lettuce in the salad was brown, old and nasty lettuce from the end of the lettuce stalk. It's so easy to make a top notch salad, which most ladies love to order for lunch. I had people from out of town expecting a really nice lunch and 3 of them did not touch their salad after seeing it!
Truly enjoyed the experience. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Everything was just ok but the price was the same as highest end restaurants in town so ok doesn't cut it. Quality control was also an issue. We got a baked oyster appetizer with four normal sized oyster and one tiny oyster. We laughed about it but 4 and 1/2 oysters for $16 isn't what a high end restaurant should serve.
We had a wonderful time celebrating a friend's 60th birthday. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We loved the atmosphere and my tenderloin was tender and perfectly cooked! Great wine selection as well.
Great food and atmosphere! Staff was very accommodating
Our first time at Habitat was a great success. Nice variety and high quality foods. Tremendous wine options. Light options were delicious and the desserts were excellent. Focus is on local fresh produce and it is very nicely done. I very much look forward to returning to further sample the menu.
We always enjoy the food, service is great and low wait times.
Great staff. Stephanie was an amazing waitress! Food could have been seasoned better and the food temperature could have been better
My wife and I were visiting family in Birmingham for the holidays. We decided to celebrate NYE with dinner at Habitat. The ambiance was nice and the services was great. My wife is vegetarian and the server was able to create a entree not listed on the menu for her. Although it was noisy due to holiday, it wasn’t unbearable and still allowed for conversation. We will definitely return at our next visit.
Our waiter, Blake, made New Years Day even better! Great server; great restaurant!
Christmas buffet. Food was plentiful and delicious. Service, not so good. Server took the drink orders, brought the drinks and disappeared. We bussed our table (set our plates on a nearby vacant table) between courses and fetched our own water. To be fair, he did drop by occasionally to pick up used plates and refill water glasses. (We were never asked if we wanted wine refills) I realize this was a buffet dinner, but this poor level of service is unacceptable.
First time and the restaurant surpassed my expectations. Will dine here again