Habitat - Miami Beach

4.4
171 reviews
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Homegrown Miami chef Jose Mendin has created 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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambiance and service!!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Beyond amazing ambience

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere/decor! The only negative was kind of slow service. Maybe it was due to being a busy Friday night but for how nice of a place as Habitat I think it’s fair to expect great service. We still had a great meal and a fun evening which is why I’m giving 4 stars.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Habitat was the hilight of our weekend. Our server was very knowledgeable, patient and sensitive to my food allergies, and the chef was amenable to preparing my food to my specifications. As a result, I was able to fully participate in and enjoy my meal in a way that I don’t usually get to when I eat out. I will eat at Habitat whenever I am back in Miami Beach, for sure.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Mostly okay. I got the filet mignon though. It was tasteless and tough. When I complained, they took the entree away. I was frankly surprised to see it still on the check. No compensation offer was made. When you charge as much as they do, one might think they could afford to be generous when things are not perfect. I won’t be back.

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DS
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Das Restaurant ist leider zu stark gekühlt und das macht es ungemütlich

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas and desserts

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente !

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J
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. Loved every bite. Decor and ambience were perfect. Only complaints were slow service (typical for Miami Beach).

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T
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was really outstanding! Great personality and super helpful.

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DS
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite find on recent trip to Miami Beach! Food wonderful, setting very attractive, service good. Returned for a dinner after a wonderful lunch--neither disappointed!

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E
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, but empty on a Saturday night at 8:30 pm.

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Goodlooking restaurant. Food ok, nice wine, but terrible coffee

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere great food awesome recommend to everyone

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Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We arrived for our reservations at 7:15 on a Saturday to an uncrowded, not busy restaurant. Prompt seating, greeting, drink order taking. Food was ordinary, small portions and overpriced served by kitchen “runner.” Waitress was pleasant but seemed distracted and seldom present Service charge/tip (included 18% in bill) was too much.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Increíble, la comida muy rica el lugar espectacular, en general una buena velada 👌

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok but Way overpriced

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Lovely space.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food was good.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Delicious food. Some of the worst service...seemed like no one had any idea what they were doing.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The app forces me to give ratings. Open table allowed us to book a reservation for Tuesday night. When we arrived the doors were open and lights on but there was no one inside including employees. We found a hotel employee in the lobby of 1hotel who told us there is no dinner service on Tuesday. Open table please coordinate with the restaurant as this was very confusing and frustrating. We obviously don’t have any negatives about the restaurant as we never dined.

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EE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Habitat was one of the worst restaurants I've ever visited in Miami Beach. The overall service was terrible, from an inhospitable manager (Carlos) to a sarcastic waiter (Aleks) it was an awful time. They also charged us $30 for bringing an outside cake even though my sister in law has serious food allergies.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have tried the Habitat with my family, and as a whole, we gave it mixed reviews. I think I have to go back, as it is worth it to go back, and give it a second try.

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B
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started at the bar and the bartender Bob Gilardi was excellent. Recommended the Grilled Cauliflower which was amazing. Scallops for dinner were excellent; we be back soon.

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J
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

good food but very pricey

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E
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an exceptionally wonderful dinner at Habitat. The ambiance, service and food was amazing. Everything we tasted; shrimp and scallop dumplings (more like a ravioli shape), short ribs, crab croquetas etc were beyond delicious and well executed. There were also very healthy choices on the menu but we chose the high carb route that night. Usually one wouldn't feel that good the next day if you're not used to eating a lot of carbs but we both felt great. We sat on the banquette close to the entry on the window which was perfect seating for us as it was a quieter table. Our server (sorry forgot his name) from Latvia was super attentive and gave us the right amount of space for conversing with him and having our private conversations. He and his team poured our wine exactly when it was time to pour. We look forward to returning soon!

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

La verdad es que no nos gusto nada, ni la atencion, ni la comida... no volveria ni lo recomiendo

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the 1Hotel and Habitat did not disappoint. Great and friendly service and delicious food. We ate multiple times during our stay, bar bites satisfied, dinner was elegant and our inclusive breakfast brunch was a perfect way to start the day.

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l
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with amazing food and service. Very cozy atmosphere. Went for a business meeting perfect noise level. Great for any events celebrations as well, even for a date!!!! Keep it up Guys

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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere with the exception of the two brat young kids (4 & 7) with parents sitting next to us, the kids were making lots of noise, we had a 6pm reservation which was timely, ordered 2 main dishes... Snapper and other was scallops. Bother were excellent but took almost an hour before the main course came out. I asked several times why the delay but no explanation was provided. Prior to the food we had to move our table as both of us had a horrible headache from the adjacent table. Not what I would have expected as they call themselves a 5 star restaurant. Bill was approx. $200. Wouldn't rush back. Also, Habitat is part of Miami Spice but when I asked after seated, they said otherwise. Was disappointed of the false advertising.

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WD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was excellent. The Red Snapper and Bronzino were spectacular. The beet and burrata salad was also delicious.

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M
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The servers are complete idiots. I ate there 3 days for breakfast as I was staying in the adjoining hotel and every time they managed to screw up my order. They do not check in with the kitchen so the food arrives cold and then they also overcharged me. The decor is nice but the food and service are sadly typical miami poor standards.

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t
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the Miami Spice and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty everything was. They have a winner.

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Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible!! We waited 20 minutes to have our drink orders taken and once we ordered our food it took another 45 minutes! The waiter was no where to be found and we had to ask another waiter if our food was on its way. They brought everyones food, except mine was accidentally given to the table next to us... but when they said they didn't order it, they said it was on the house for them having to wait so long!! We got no apology and I had to wait even longer for mine. One of us ordered the Caesar salad... but it was basically just lettuce!! Barely any dressing and there was no cheese on it. One positive note... the Miami cheesesteak was really good.

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 1 is always a pleasure! We did the spice menu ! Great value and great selection.

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GG
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Hostess with awful attitude. Waiter forgetting our orders. Food mediocre.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The menu on the Miami spice website in completely different for lunch. Very disappointing, our waiter was with tired o in need of more training, we had to order wine multiple times and each time he was bringing the wrong bottle of wine. I was drinking beer and I had to order my beer more than three times. The place is amazing super clean and very nice. I will give them another try.

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O
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous service!!
Great team approach—from the bus person to the manager.
A consistently great experience.

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FJ
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great choice for a Miami Spice dinner. Several options for each course, some better than others, but none regrettable. Recommend adding some of their regular menu plates to enhance the overall experience.

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T
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Habitat was great, beautiful ambiance, good food, and a decent amount of people for a Monday night.

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