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Habitat - Miami Beach

4.0
103 reviews
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$50 and over
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International
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Homegrown Miami chef Jose Mendin has create an original and organic blend of old world elegance and new world vitality.
Chef Jose Mendin is fusing masterful Michelin-star techniques with local, farm-fresh ingredients to craft a menu that respects the elements and honors simplicity.
Daily catch pulled fresh from the sea, vegetables plucked from the garden, and grass-fed quality meats are transformed into crudo specialties and dishes fire-grilled to perfection.
At Habitat, the sophisticated service is as warm as the atmosphere and five-star cuisine is delivered family-style because great meals are meant to be shared. It’s just more fun that way.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7am to 11am

Brunch
Sat-Sun: 12pm-4pm

Lunch
Monday-Friday: 12pm - 4pm

Dinner
Daily: 6pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(305) 604-6700
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Mendin
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Parking details
$10 Validated Parking - Validate your Lunch, Dinner or Brunch at the Host stand.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's day with Habitat’s outstanding brunch featuring a lavish buffet with house specialties and brunch classics!
Enhance your experience with $28 bottomless mimosas or Rose wine

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 103 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
4.2
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3.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Muy buen lugar con una carta mezcla mediterranea y algunos sabores ajenos. Solo comimos entradas qye estaban magnificas. Especialmente el fois gras y los datiles. Comimos afuera y como ea al lado de la calle ea bastante ruidoso, pero eso lo elige cada uno. Muy buena experiencia dn gereral

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was very nice and we had a great server. The food was very good.
I would say- it doesn’t make sense to have sides because you make so much of the sides that they are wasted. So disappointing. Put all the food on the plate- include the sides in the dish.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was great food with a wonderful atmosphere.
The service was amazing.
The decor is beautiful.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The absolute best bartender I have been served by!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointing. For the 1 fine dining choice not so good. Food was lifeless, wine list boring

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was amazing. The service spoil the entire experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Another PB Group restaurant that does not disappoint! The food is exquisite and the service outstanding. Wine list pricier than expected, but hey, it’s One Hotel in SoBe! Chef Mendin and staff never disappoint! Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I would not recommend. Unimpressive food saturated in sauces

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Name of review: It’s too bad because the food is really, really good

Reservation 8:15
Seated 8:30 (but there are empty tables... why were we waiting?
Waiter takes drink order 8:45
Wine comes 9:00 (only after reminding waiter we are waiting for our wine)
Takes food order 9:00
Filled our own wine glasses (least expense bottle of wine is $100)
9:45 Wow... an hour and a half into our reservation and still no food.
At 9:51 we are informed they are out of the habitat caprese salids (we had ordered for appetizers for two of us). But the Amberjack sashimi ( 1 of the appetizers) came
9:54 the entrees show up... but still no appetizers. Sent back the entrees
9:59 appetizers (substitutes) come
10:03. They bring back our entrees (4 minutes after the appetizers came) And, they are the same entrees that came out before (except now they are cold)
10:06 ordered another bottle of wine
10:14. Two hours in and we realize we never got the side dishes (asparagus and mushrooms) 😳. Told waiter to remove from check.
10:20 they come to clear the plates (but we are not done)...!thinking we are getting kicked out now. ☹️
10:39 they clear the plates
1:42 asked if we want dessert or coffee/tea
They’re kicking people out and settling up for breakfast. (Putting coffee cups on tables, etc.)
10:50. Ask for check
10:57 get check... but no pen
10:58 ask for pen
11:07 get pen
11:10 Done... absolutely done... for sure.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was very nice, but the service lacked experience or charm.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Terrible service that ruined already mediocre food.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We booked late afternoon and were happy to get a table. When we arrived, they offered us a table in an empty dining room, so we asked for the main dining room. Though there were plenty of empty tables in the main dining room when we arrived, they nevertheless sat us next to the waiter’s station and right next to another couple.....with feet up and both on their phones.
Our waitress was not particularly friendly or attentive. The menu was not very exciting but instead of leaving we decided to order 3 small things and share. The croquettes were delicious. The mussels were only average, several had that low tide flavor that was very off putting....the broth was uninspiring . The lagoustines has a nice grill flavor, their sauce spicey, but again, they didn’t wow the taste buds. The S’mores dessert was quite good.
Like the table next to us, which we observed before our bill came, the waitress dropped the bill down before we had a chance to ask for an espresso. And with a 17.5% tip already factored into the bill, It seemed like our waitress saw no benefit in making us feel welcomed and well taken care.
A disappointment overall.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was tasty, with the exception of the Monkfish. The chef sent out a piece to our table that had an odor and extremely fishy taste. Considering Monkfish should have a very light flavor, the only conclusion that we could come to was that the fish had been improperly handled. It was very unfortunate as the rest of the meal was great, but it was also not the first time that an improperly handled piece of seafood was brought to my table at Habitat. The server and manager were very gracious is rectifying the situation.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I enjoyed it more when it was Colicio’s place. Food was average and overpriced. Space is nice, but with no foot traffic, it lacks energy. My neighbor spots in NYC have more imaginative fish preparation. The mushrooms were good. Otherwise a forgettable experience. At that price point, too many other places one can go.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server was inattentive. Took him 10 minutes to come to our table to get our drink order. We were only the second table in the dining room, so it wasn’t because he was busy. Never got a refill. Looked at me like I was stupid when I asked questions about the food. The food was amazing. However, the poor service ruined the experience. On top of that, server added an 18% gratuity to our bill. Guess he had no incentive to give decent service. Will not be visiting this restaurant again. As an aside, we had a drink in the lobby before dinner. The service and cocktails in the lobby were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was delicious and great service. We went for easter brunch and they had a very varied buffet, absolutely everything was delicious. The waitress was extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and vibe. Sunday brunch is affordable for South Beach and the quality is outstanding. From Oysters and sushi to paella! Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

we went to the easter brunch and the buffet was amazing the atmosphere was great we left very happy and satisfy and hoping to go back soon...we just love that place.Everything not only the restaurant all the hotel is just make you feel very nice

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I had a great meal at Habitat! The ambiance was great -- dim lighting, beachy vibes. The croquetas are amazing as was the fillet, which I paired with the Caprese salad (the mozzarella balls literally burst in your mouth). Our server was extremely kind and knowledgeable. I would definitely return here!

My only regret was that I was too full for dessert. (The s'mores desert looked amazing)

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice place and food was just okay. Nothing stood out. We went for the small vegetarian plates and for the price, none of them are worth it. Lacking in flavor and creation. I think this was a little overrated. Best part was desert.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The gentleman who served us went above and beyond - we were so impressed with the service and the food!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Staff was as nice as they come, super friendly and sweet. Having to ask for water refills a few times isn’t that cool though, especially when the restaurant wasn’t packed. Food was very good. Our medium rib eye steak came rare, it happens, but shouldn’t in a restaurant such as this. Desert wasn’t quite up to snuff and since the waiter asked how it was, we were honest. He generously removed it from the bill, a good move. Overall a great room, comfortable, with an excellent ambiance. Thumbs up overall.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service somewhat shambolic, had to ask for things a few times, food was good but not amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My 3rd time at Habitat and never disappoints. Food is awesome, great service. Now also great lounge upstairs with live music. I would say Habitat is THE SPOT! Keep it up guys.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had 1st visited Habitat in January & loved it. This time was subpar - the service was very slow & the food was bland. The rest of my party will not return.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great decor, cool vibes, food average and unfortunately completely overpriced for what you get. I won’t be fooled
again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing service and food. What every restaurant should be like

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Restaurant was nice but we had to wait almost an hour even with this reservation!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tapas were good, main course fish was too much cooked an the sauce was too sweet. Nice waiters, good service, trendy design

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Clams carbona Omg. Tempura kale, delicious

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Glad we ignored the negative reviews and tried Habitat. Service was tremendous, very friendly, attentive and accommodating of a few special requests. Food was delicious, in particular, the maitake mushrooms. Price was on par with other restaurants in the area.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Nice interior, poor and caotic service, average food. Poor competance with service personell and to many involved

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is one of the worst restaurants I have been to in a while. It is like a hotel restaurant in an airport lounge, no ambience. The service was terrible, food tasteless and the wine list was unimpressive. In fact the house wine we ordered wasn't even available. I cannot see how this restaurant will last

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Poor service. Food was dry. Fish was dry

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Extremely expensive for what it is - good, not great. It does have a great ambiance though.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Disappointing and not up to the expectations of a Chef Mendin restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Service was not great... at breakfast or dinner. Everyone seemed new or uninterested! Breakfast food was good. Dinner was way overpriced and not really worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Good food and appropriate and lively atmosphere. Fun tapas menu. Terrific meal.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Slow service and food was mediocre. For the price not impressed. Great atmosphere but that’s about it

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Completely overpriced for what you are getting. Food is slightly above average at best.

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