Itta Bena -Montgomery

4.7
144 reviews
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Itta Bena Montgomery is located within the new Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Montgomery. Enter through either the hotel pool bar area or through the BB King's Blues Club and its exclusive Red Velvet Elevator to reach the elegant Blues themed Speakeasy style steakhouse featuring the finest in New Southern Cuisine and the best hand selected Grilled Steaks, Seafood and fine Wines and Spirits. Relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful Pool and Spa while listening to soft live music and the finest blues.
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SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great layout. The customer service is beyond extraordinary!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience from the moment we walked in the door! Great service, delicious food. We had a lovely dinner.

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HW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous experience. Excellent pianist set the atmosphere. Staff was very courteous. The food was excellent especially the creamy collard greens. Fried green tomatoes were served with a most complementary sauce along with a variety of breads and spreads. The steak was cooked to order and the crab cakes were firm yet delicately delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and her suggestions were spot on. Great night and is sure to be repeated.

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R
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Surprising to say the least. Food & ambience were over the top. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Would like to have had a little more attention from our waitress, but overall a wonderful experience.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itta Bena is quiet and the atmosphere is wonderful. One suggestion: If we reserve on line, there should be a place to confirm with a credit card if that is you rule. Calling from a number that is not familiar will cause me not to answer.
A special thanks to the waitress, somebody was responsible for our getting a nice basket of bread. I certainly appreciated that.

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PS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow considering it was not crowded at all. Only about six tables being used. Some food was very good, however, the crabcakes tasted like the crab was old. Nearly to the point of spoiled. Also the cheesecake tasted as if it had been in the freezer for a very long time. The chicken, vegetables, and drinks were very good. The server was very nice; however, we waited nearly an hour to receive our meal. For a bill of over $100.00 I expected more.

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LL
Monterrey
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the privacy of the booths. Food was fantastic and service was exceptional. Will be back for sure.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose to eat here for my birthday. The food was delicious, the drinks were well mixed, and the staff made it pleasurable.

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

Great food and ambiance. This is one of the best kept secrets in Montgomery for premium dining.

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DH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere

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G
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My husband and I visited the restaurant for a quiet, quality meal.
We each ordered a bowl of Signature She Crab Soup, $11, when I noticed the small serving. We alerted the waitress, Lily Kathryn, informing her that the serving appeared to be less than a bowl, stating that bowls are normally 12 ounces and cups are 8 ounces. She became visibly upset and stated that the restaurant serves 6 ounces for a bowl and 8 ounces for a cup. She brought the chef and he confirmed her statements. The chef was not the least bit apologetic or conciliatory in his remarks. I maintained that all businesses should practice truth in advertising. Their menu should print the size if they are not going to conform to standard measurements. Their were only three occupied tables, including ours, during our stay at the restaurant. The ribeye steak, baked potato and fried green tomatoes were prepared to perfection

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was awesome and so was the food and service. Just a perfect evening

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DM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Not what I expected but pleasantly surprised. Except for having to go through the Jazz Club and casino to get there the food and atmosphere were excellent. Service was a little slow but didn't feel it was the servers fault. Will definitely go again to add variety to town's limited options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was great...fillet was very tasty...not quite cooked to a perfect medium, but not over cooked. My wife’s crab cakes were very good as well. Service was very nice and personable albeit a little slow. Nice setting with private booths. Maybe a little over-priced, but not bad for an occasional date night. The carrot cake waffles for dessert were amazing. Overall, a very nice place to eat with the added bonus of live music downstairs. We caught a couple of songs on our way out.

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent return engagement for us at Itta Bena.

As before, the restaurant was cozy and intimate, perfect for a special night out.

My wife and I came to celebrate my birthday, and the staff and chefs knocked it out of the park. We had many items, sharing a delicious fried tomato appetizer, to soups - the she crab soup being especially notable and rich, to salads, ceasar and feta cheese with candied walnuts. My entree', a strip steak, was excellent, grilled to taste and served with a dollop of butter.

I can't believe we had room, but we ordered dessert, but we did, and were pleased with the carrot cake waffle and the stout cake. We will certainly return again to enjoy this jewel in the Wind Creek Casino of Montgomery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have eaten there a few times but this was the best . Food and service very good and the pianist very entertaining. Would recommend to anyone.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and music, will definitely be back!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I was celebrating our 19th Wedding Anniversary and she loved how our waitress showed her special attention! Thank you!

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WM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for NYE with a group of 8 and at the end of the night had a great experience. Our original server was having a bad night to start and ended up quitting during her shift, or at least that’s my understanding. Anyway the GM Byran Wooden stepped in and Jarvis started handling our table. Couldn’t have been a better night from that point on and the food was outstanding.

This is a true gem in Montgomery and I wish I had discovered sooner. Our experience was a textbook case though of understanding. We understood the restaurant was facing a very unforeseen and unfortunate situation with a server quitting mid shift and we let them correct the situation. When the leadership is addressing and working to fix issues that’s usually a good sign of good things to come.

Happy New Year to all the crew out at Itta Benna! We’ll see you again in 2019.

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TC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance! We celebrated a birthday and the staff made it extra special. Food was amazing and restaurant was very intimate.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak not cooked to order, but had excellent flavor

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant far surpassed our expectations. Will surely be back. A hidden gem in Montgomery. Great staff and great food. Our waitress Jasmine did an excellent job. Very attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back

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j
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Creative, delicious and the ambiance was perfect!

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NS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and relaxing romantic experience.

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G
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service made our night special. They made our night special.

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m
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food but slow service.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lilly, our waitress, was amazing! The pianist was amazing! Our welcome was amazing! The food was amazing! It was my mother's birthday so I pre-ordered wine for the table and it was there...the table placement, décor and ambiance was perfect. It is SO beautiful you forget you are in a casino...or even in Montgomery. It was as if we were on a vacation. The bill was a little high BUT worth every penny spent. Thank you for an amazing time and wonderful memories!! We will all be back again together...
B & L Sexton

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DB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining and will not be my last. The wife and i really enjoyed the experience

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SL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, great food and service. We had the maple bourbon chicken, jambalaya pasta, and BLT salad. Our server SHEILA was professional and knowledgeable. Her helpful and pleasant manner definitely added to our enjoyment of the evening.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My Steak was over cooked and my husband’s was undercooked. They were cooked on a Dirty Grill! It tasted horrible because of it. Wasn’t able to eat it. A grill has to be cleaned more than at the beginning of a shift. I ordered the She Crab Soup, which was delicious! The portions are ridiculous! If you order a Cup of Soup, then it should actually be 8 ounce and a Bowl twice that. Or you should refer to it as something else in measure. I ordered a bowl to go only to get back to hotel and see that they added Cream to Crab but didn’t cook it! It’s White! Who does that! None of the garnish that made it so good was in there. I could have appreciated them informing me if they had no more but to sell me soup that was unprepared is unbelievable! My Mashed Potatoes were cold. I asked for Butter & Sour Cream but never received it. I gave up. I will not be coming here again.

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OJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really nice, and the food was really good. The atmosphere was very nice also and great service. Thumbs up from me.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've been too in Montgomery in a long time

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TC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, friendly staff and excellent menu! The desserts are to die for!

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V
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itta Bena lived up to the hype - great food, great atmosphere, outstanding service

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal.. it wasn’t really busy on a Thursday night, so we received a LOT of attention. It was our anniversary and were given a Carrot cake waffle with Cinnamon and I was given a white rose. Service was great and quick. Our first time, would go there again.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The hostess and waitress were very nice. However, the wait for food was extremely too long. Although our waitress was nice, she was somewhat negligent throughout the course of the meal as it relates to checking in and refilling drinks. The food was just ok... I was expecting it to be better especially considering the wait. Maybe we just caught the restaurant on an off night not sure if I’d return.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Setting was nice , food was okay but service was HORRIBLE !

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great food, exceptional service. Can't wait to go back.

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KD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The Atmosphere and Ambiance was a complete 10 out of 10. It was romantic, dimly lit, piano player playing and the booths make it feel like you have the entire restaurant to yourself. The waitress called us by name throughout the entire dinner which made us feel special.
BUT, the kitchen/food either needs major work or they had an off night on the night we came. My food was cold, not even room temperature (which I would have eaten), it was so cold that I had to ask for it to be heated up in the microwave. I ordered pork chops and they were tender but surprisingly dry. So dry that I had to eat every bite with mashed potatoes in order to complete my meal. I also ordered a lobster tail on the side which either the waitress or the kitchen kept forgetting. I had to ask for it twice. Finally when I forgot about it the Manager brought the lobster tail out. This was the FIRST lobster tail I’ve had that wasn’t good, it was tough had not a drop of seasoning. We ordered wine which was great, but the water cup we had was never refilled (even though we asked several times). Don’t know if the waitress was too busy & overworked or if the restaurant was understaffed.
If we don’t count the food, or the fact that we were thirsty, the atmosphere alone will bring us back for one more visit. P.S. the Manager handed me a white rose on the way out the door.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fancy formal dining. Piano playing while you eat. Very nice.

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