Habitat - Miami Beach

4.3
134 reviews
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$50 and over
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International
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Sunday Brunch
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri - Sat, 6:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(305) 604-6700
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Payment options
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, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 134 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The service was excellent and the food... gooooood! Take your time, enjoy the ambiance and have a nice drink.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Our female server was so nice and attentive, we really enjoyed her service!
The lighting was not good, it was too dark to see the meals.
Our food was really good, one should try it!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great ambiance. Cozy and beautiful. Food was delicious.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Don’t waste your time! Staff are not there to serve you unless they know your pockets are deep. The kitchen was embarrassing in terms of how they brought out the food cold and carelessly put together on your plate.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excellent Miami Spice menu and a superb service from our waiter Luis!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We enjoyed the food very much and will return. The only thing we didn't like is that we didn't have good service.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Chef Mendin is one of the greatest gifts the culinary scene in Miami has ever been offered. The Miami Spice offering has great variety and reflects why he has gained so many accolades over the years. Habitat is a beautiful space and service is warm and authentic.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great Service!!! Outstanding food. We were celebrating a 50 th b Day and the staff was amazing. We got Prosseco on rhe house!!! I highly recommend it!!!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Adrian the bartender at the Bar was Fantastic!!

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Quite terrible food, really. Everything was doused in truffle oil and the staff couldn’t recommend anything believably.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went to celebrate Father’s Day and had a blast! Food and service was amazing. Definitely recommend!

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Muy caro, porciones pequeñas y no me gusto la oferta del menú. El lugar esta muy lindo decorado, muy poca gente. Buen servicio. No volvería

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good Food Recommendations, super slow service. Server was friendly and nice but it almost seemed under staffed. Not his fault. Our extended dining time was a buzz kill. Took our energy downhill for the evening.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fabulous food, cocktail and atmosphere experience!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent food and service. The wine was very pricey - Martin Codax Alvariño was at 3.5 times its retail price! Expensive but worth it.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very mediocre buffet for the price wouldn’t recommend at all.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The brunch is way over priced. All the “hot” food is cold. The only decent thing was the omelet but definitely not worth $60. The wait staff was not attentive and found myself waiting forever just for a cup of coffee. Very very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Annoyed that the menu online didn’t coincide with what was actually available.
Server was mediocre - not proactive at all but not a bad server.
Everything i did eat was tasty.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Habitat accepts reservations for 4pm on open table, but apparently the kitchen is closed at 4pm. We were called an hour prior to the 4pm reservation we had made a month in advance to celebrate my goddaughter’s first performance with the Miami City Ballet and asked to come early. We arrived 20 minutes early and were told to order immediately, which we did. Food arrived in random intervals, dessert never came, $18 Bloody Mary was vodka & plain tomato juice with no ice. Waitstaff was struggling. Bartender chewed my friend out about disgusting Bloody Mary and said he had no mix (as if that is my problem and why doesn’t a 5 star hotel have Bloody Mary mix???) and then refused to take he nasty mess off of our bill. Dessert we ordered never arrived, which prompted the jerk of a manager to get in my face and tell me that we came after they closed and we were lucky to get any food at all. 1Hotel is amazing, with amazing service. Habitat ruined the entire, very expensive, experience. There is no excuse for a restaurant to take a reservation after closing hours and then attempt to shift blame to the guest. There is no redemption for a restaurant with an accusatory, rude manager. $250 for 4 alcoholic beverages, 2 sandwiches and 3 bacon wrapped dates.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Unique dining concept. Loved the Truffle Oil Popovers to start! Highlights were the Octopus, Barrata and The Filet. Would return. Lobster was so-so.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

dinner was really amazing - we were sitting at a "bar table". The regular tables didn't appeal to us. will definitively go back there soon. staff also super friendly and helpful.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very disappointing. Went for Mother's Day brunch as we were here last year and it was FANTASTIC. This year someone apparently decided to cut expenses and reduce selections. Things that were included last year were extra expense this year and not unlimited as you would expect. No photo booth, no servers roaming with interesting and different foods, drinks and deserts. The crowd was blue jean casual and even the hosts and hostesses were not dressed up. And lastly, last year had HIGH quality champagne for Mimosa's, this year was bottom shelf type included and you again had to pay extra to get the quality bubbles. I definitely will not go back again. Such a let down.....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything is perfect, food and services!!!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great ambiance, nice space, pretty good food but not a great value. Lovely truffle bread puffs. Carpaccio was great and the dates.

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Small plates with hefty prices. Ordered a burratta cheese appetizer and was asked if I wanted bread to spread it on. Really? It’s a spreadable appetizer that doesn’t come with anything to spread it on. They don’t give u bread for the table. They charged me $4 for exactly 4 half slices of bread. Absurd. Service was slow. Very slow. Is this so we will order more drinks at $22 each? Perhaps. Too trendy and arrogant..even for its trendy location. Very disappointed. Pass.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Undercooked lobster, undercooked strip steak, underwhelming s’mores. Branzino was good as were the asparagus which were the highlight of the night. Dom Perignon at 400+ markup. Would not come back. Manager was extremely friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Celebrated my niece’s 25th birthday- delicious food, attentive service - crazy desserts cart!!! Just a wonderful evening.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Habitat as a tapa restaurant would be ok, but not as a restaurant to eat well.it looks like a cafeteria , you receive little plates to eat , they do not change plates when you get another type of food.For a tapa restaurant , very expensive and minimal portions .The hotel One is excellent , the rooftop pool fantastic and therefore we expected more from this restaurant inside the hotel.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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 on April 20, 2018

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 on April 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The absolute best bartender I have been served by!

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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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