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About Habitat - Miami Beach

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.

2395 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 7am to 11am

Brunch
Sat-Sun: 12pm-4pm

Lunch
Monday-Friday: 12pm - 4pm

Dinner
Daily: 6pm - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 604-6700

Parking Details:
$10 Validated Parking - Validate your Lunch, Dinner or Brunch at the Host stand.

Executive Chef:
Jose Mendin

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

Habitat - Miami Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.3

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

61% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (7)
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Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Spicy (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was slow and for the value, the food was not exceptional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines day

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing! Amazing waiters! Everyone so happy! Authentic food!! We loved it

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is delicious. The atmosphere is great))))

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Small Menu, few options and expensive for what serves.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We really wanted to like it, but the food was just "ok". And "ok" at that price point just doesn't cut it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was awesome. Would definitely go again

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The restaurant is cute and that’s about it. The food was terrible and totally over priced. It is a sharing menu With 2- 3 items recommended per person. We ordered 4 items and 3 out of the 4 came out at the same time like we were in a diner. Totally embarrassing for a restaurant charging $45 a plate. When we asked them to slow it down they completely forgot to resend out some of our food until our server noticed we had been sitting for. While with nothing in front of us. 3 of four dishes had absolutely no flavor and one (a pasta dish) was totally over seasoned with an oddly sweet sauce. The music was so bad and cheesy and completely took away from what could have been a really nice ambiance. I would never return and would advise others to steer clear.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ambience to die for. It was like heaven of white wash drift wood & beach chic washed over you when you walk into this place. You know you are somewhere special. Food was delish, prepared beautifully and great for friends to share if you're into that.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I understand you are a new restaurant but the service needs to improve. Staff training - especially regarding dietary restrictions is a must.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The appetizers we had were very tasty but the overall menu is very expensive. We will not be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lunch menu had changed to ONLY burgers. Disappointing as we had seen the previous menu which was looked good. Burgers were overpriced and only ordinary.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing meal, amazing service, amazing live band. Could not recommend this place enough!!!! Only complaint is that one of our crab claws was frozen but the staff quickly took it back and brought us one that was not.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Outstanding service - food was good - presentation was outstanding.
I had a bourbon old fashion that was outstanding.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was amazing, as it is with all the restaurants from the Pubbelly boys. I was however, very disappointed with the drink menu. There were 5 of us celebrating my husband’s birthday, and none of us liked our drinks. I sent back my first one and my husband drank the second one I ordered just so I didn’t have to send it back too. I settled in a glass of wine. I wish they would use some of the drinks from Pawnbroker, which is sadly no longer in business.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I chose Habitat as a Pubelly Group restaurant that specialized in Seafood. It had an interesting menu & lots of choices for my family. It was a special occasion that we were together so I chose something my wife & daughter would enjoy.
We were not disappointed with the small plate choices - the beets - the ceviche - the burrata - and the Foie Gras. Unfortunately the Foie never made it to the table. But the other 3 were good. The ceviche needed a little more acid & salt but was tasty. The burrata was the best of the 3. We also shared the branzino & mushrooms - the shrooms were better than the fish. What was most appreciated by my wife & daughter were the cocktails.
We also shared the Dessert was a chocolate play on S’mores - nothing special. Overall - good place - stick to small plates. Expensive Miami Beach spot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great space, high ceilings , light wood. Aroma of wood fired oven. Nice bar area. Fantastic preparation, some unique twists on standards like carpaccio, and grilled lobster.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall great experience. A true Miami gem. Amazing food and even better service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food. Largest Wood Fired Oven in South Beach - food comes out fresh and fast.
Service is superb.
Nice vibe - Miami scene

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, but terrible service. We had 3 different servers, water glasses left empty multiple times, and servers were unable to describe the food. On the upside everything we ordered was delicious and if they can fix the customer service then this place could be a hit

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Stone crab was not cracked to enjoy
Snapper had many bones making it impossible to eat

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was amazing- our server knew the menu so well! The food was delicious and creative. The restaurant is beautiful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I didn’t realize how big it was. Incredibly noisy...more so than what you expect. Didn’t live up to the hype. Octopus was a disappointment as was the stone crab fettuccine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Although the food was good, the service was very amateurish. Despite the number of staff, they aren't trained how to work as a team, except for our bus person, who did a great job. There was also a football game on in the bar area that didn't contribute at all to a fine dining experience. I also recommend that you look at the menu before coming here. It's odd and you get the line "the food will come out when the kitchen wants to delver it", unspoken is not when you want to eat.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food great, but be prepared for no organization in the timing of your food coming to the table. My friend had finished two courses, one of them hot, before I received either of my two cold courses.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Just got married on Saturday. We spent the first of our mini-moon at Habitat and it was wonderful. The food was spectacular, and our server, Alex, was phenomenal. We ordered the tasting menu and Alex always promptly explained what each dish was. When some dishes came out in the wrong order, he apologized profusely and gave us a free drink each to make up for it (even though we were entirely unbothered by the mishap). My only complaints are that there was a TV turned to a football game, which correspondingly attracted yelling fans that I found to be disruptive of the general ambience of the restaurant, and that the restaurant's music sounded like it was from a mid-2000s high school dance. Other than that, it was an amazing experience.

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 (London)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food but slow service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Two years ago, we went to this restaraunt when it was called Craft and we had a very bad experience. I am not sure if it actually changed hands or to give the impression that things were changed under a new name, but we had the exact same poor experience we had previously.

We called 90 minutes ahead of time to try to get in early, but the person who answered the phone said they were way overbooked already (first bad sign of the evening) and we would have to keep our 9PM reservation. We got there at 8:45 to check-in, but observed a decent crowd of irritated people waiting to be seated. I told the hostess we were there and she asked if I could come back at 9PM. I specifically asked her if things were on-time and she assured me that they were. We had a quick drink at the bar, arriving back at exactly 9PM. We then proceeded to get the run-around for another 30 mins before they actually sat us...and that was after my complaining three times regarding their mis-information to me each time.

After seating, the only attention we got from the wait staff was a bus boy who filled our glasses with the sparkling water that we requested. (Note: later in the evening, the bus boys proceeded to fill our glasses with regular tap water instead of sparkling.)

After asking someone (I believe he was the sommelier) to take our order after about 20 mins of sitting, they were able to bring the apps out in a reasonable time, but it then took another 30-40 mins before our entrees came, after watching tables around us get there dinners. Not once did the waitress come to our table during the dinner, no one asked to refill my wine glass, no one checked on our dinners throughout the process until I requested. I had to request attention 3-4 times in order to get service.
Bottomline- their service is HORRENDOUS.

On the positive side, the food was very good. Too bad you have to be frustrated in order to get it.
There are far better places to go for dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overpriced. Small portions. Confusing menu. Poor service. Typical South Beach spot. Not worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One word: Awful. NOT recommended. Entrees took an hour to arrive, and drinks were also very slow. When the food finally arrived: 1 dinner was over-cooked (fish), 1 was cold (fish), 1 was fatty (lamb) and the last was just okay. The server spilled fish juice all over my lap when serving my dish, and simply said sorry and walked away. We talked to the manager - also not helpful. She “took some appetizers and drinks” off of the bill - which still wound up being $320 - and said she hoped we would come back. None of us will ever go again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Unfortunately there is such an extreme disconnect between the kitchen, the server, and food and wine delivery that the experience of dining here was ruined.
Truly a terrible experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Un endroit au décor parfait, mais surestimé au niveau de la cuisine et renpli d'une clientèle de "m'as tu vu"!! Les repas en sauce, avec beaucoup d'ail, font partie d'une époque révolue en cuisine. Le risotto aux champignons était le seul excellent plat! Le service est par ailleurs attentionné et vraiment sans faille. Un 7/10.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was delicious and our waiter was amazing. We allowed him to choose anything he wanted for our tasting menu and nothing disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing food. Anything you order off the menu not only tastes the best but is presented beautifully

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I didn’t like the fact that I got an email during the dinner that I did not show up. I immediately went up to the hostess stand.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. A little expensive but not overpriced considering it's South Beach.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tried the Chef's tasting menu, very vegetarian friendly!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The hotel changed to this restaurant and I don’t think it is as good as the previous one. The food is good but very overpriced and you may still leave hungry as dishes are sparse. We did have some tasty seafood dishes.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place. Varied menu that allows you to have a good meal at a good price, or go all out. Only improvement I can see is that the bone marrow should be seared/charred length wise instead of just on the tips, with the tartar served on the side. It would be a million times more flavorful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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