Habitat - Miami Beach
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.
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri - Sat, 6:00 pm–12:00 am
Quite terrible food, really. Everything was doused in truffle oil and the staff couldn’t recommend anything believably.
Went to celebrate Father’s Day and had a blast! Food and service was amazing. Definitely recommend!
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
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.
Fabulous food, cocktail and atmosphere experience!
Excellent food and service. The wine was very pricey - Martin Codax Alvariño was at 3.5 times its retail price! Expensive but worth it.
Very mediocre buffet for the price wouldn’t recommend at all.
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.
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.
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.
Unique dining concept. Loved the Truffle Oil Popovers to start! Highlights were the Octopus, Barrata and The Filet. Would return. Lobster was so-so.
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.
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.....
Everything is perfect, food and services!!!
Great ambiance, nice space, pretty good food but not a great value. Lovely truffle bread puffs. Carpaccio was great and the dates.
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.
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.
Celebrated my niece’s 25th birthday- delicious food, attentive service - crazy desserts cart!!! Just a wonderful evening.
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.
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
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.
It was great food with a wonderful atmosphere.
The service was amazing.
The decor is beautiful.
The absolute best bartender I have been served by!
Very disappointing. For the 1 fine dining choice not so good. Food was lifeless, wine list boring
The food was amazing. The service spoil the entire experience.
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.
I would not recommend. Unimpressive food saturated in sauces
Name of review: It’s too bad because the food is really, really good
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.
The food was very nice, but the service lacked experience or charm.
Terrible service that ruined already mediocre food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
The gentleman who served us went above and beyond - we were so impressed with the service and the food!