Itta Bena -Montgomery

4.5
121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday-Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday-Saturday 5 pm- 11 pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
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Phone number
(334) 514-5129
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rocky Prince
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dozier RD
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Parking details
Full free lighted parking is available and 24 hour Valet is complementary
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Entertainment
Live entertainment from soft jazz to light blues and baby grand piano are offered on weekend evenings featuring local musicians. Offerings vary from week to week.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 121 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and relaxing romantic experience.

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G
Birmingham
9 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
14 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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OT
1 review
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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BG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

No military discount which is sad and food is very expense.

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great. The waitress ruined the experience. She was forgetful and slow.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was average and did not match the ambiance. We had an issue with our food and the manager did not handle properly

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RV
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was stellar from Sameena.
Food was poor and overpriced for the quality.

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MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food.

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M
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and came out very fast we were in and out within an hour and we ordered appetizers and dessert.

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GH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was ok ,,I hate they changed up the menu and took off my favorite ,
My husbands meal messed up ,, he asked for No shrimp and when they brought it , it was Filled w shrimp ,,in which they fixed it ,but when they brought it back it has WAY too much sauce and my salmon was Wayyyyy too salty !!! ,, but what I was mostly upset about was that I ordered ONE only ONE drink ( in which we shared )and I tried to drink it (drank a few sips) but due to the Excessive amounts of Cocoa , I couldn’t drink it ;in which I tried to spoon out most of it but was still way too bitter but ,,,they fixed me another one only to tell me that usually their policy is they don’t exchange drinks but would in this case ,,,
I can understand if I had consumed most of the drink then tried to switch it out but ,,,,,,,, this chocolate martini was Drownded in cocoa ( unsweetened to be exact ) and should’ve been exchanged without the server Ever mentioning that . Of all the times we have gone I the past we have always been very happy and have sent Several people there also ,,,,
Not sure that will be the case anymore

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING!! We were given five star treatment as well. This is what fine dining should be . I will definitely come back..

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AJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed meeting the general manager staff was very attentive. Great experience!!

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AW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. The menu is not extensive but the offerings gives you enough choices.

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P
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We wanted to try this place since we had never been there. It is located in a casino and it was not very straight forward on how to get to the restaurant. You have to walk through/around a restaurant (B.B. Kings) to get to the elevator that will take you to Itta Bena.

Once we finally got there, service seemed good except for when some of our food came out. I’m not sure if he was a manger but he was not at all friendly. We ordered a few items and when they came out, there were definitely some hits and misses. More misses than hits. We did enjoy the garlic pizza and the duck bruschetta though.

It was a strange experience but an experience nonetheless.

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TM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is the best thing about the place! His cooking is what I come for. The setting is wonderful and serene, I love taking dates and friends here. The bar tender is amazing and I have not had a drink or food item here I haven't liked!

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DT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here this past weekend for our 4th anniversary dinner. This was a pleasent change of pace from the normal "upscale" we have in Montgomery.

Compared to Central, the atmosphere is far superior. We sat in a dim lit booth that had a 'privacy curtain'. Which was just a fund addition. We were able to close it a little and we felt like it was just us at the restaurant.

The appetizers were wonderful and probably our favorite part of the meal...but that does not mean that the entres were lacking. The crab cakes were cooked to perfection and the salmon was delicious. I'd reccomend both dishes.

Their wine list was great and their glasses were filled to the rim (which i like).

Above all, their service was impeccable. To live in a city is is known for BAD wait service. This place is a pleasent surprise. We will be back.

Only complaint is that the entrance (through BB Kings restaurant) was blocked with a covercharge and we had to take the back way in. Which took us asking a security guard for assistance.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itta Bena-Montgomery is a well kept secret. This was our first visit and it took a little while to find it. Signage would be a tremendous benefit to patrons as well of the resturant.

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GG
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Interesting restaurant. It is tucked inside a casino. Had to walk through a very loud bar in order to gain access to the restaurant. I thought it would have its own separate entrance from the casino or even from the outside. Not a family (children) friendly place due to this. Also, service was not good. Took over 30 minutes to just get beverages and salads took almost 45-50 minutes for delivery and even then it was disorganized (with two salads showing up for guests). It was obvious that our poor server was not only new to the restaurant but new to serving. We had a large party and there was not enough experience or serving staff to ensure a smooth customer experience. Food was decent once served. Would recommend for adults only and if in a small group.

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HK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent and the people were friendly. The live music, a piano and a saxophone, was superb... they are very talented, and we enjoyed the eclectic playlist. A little pricey, but we will return.

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SC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very impressed. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Piano music. Loved the restaurant

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K
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for Girls Night and all enjoyed our night. The food was delicious, and there are many options (that are very hard to choose from). They have a nice wine list, but I did find that the wine was marked up much more than other restaurants. I will be going back to this restaurant for special occasions for sure.

There are some very private tables for dates, and seating on the balcony and bar.

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D
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I can not recommend this restaurant. We were one of about six or seven tables seated, so not a busy night. We waiting 10 minutes after being seated for our server to stop by our table. She took our orders and we did not see her again until our soup was delivered and that is the last time we saw her.

We ordered an appetizer, soup, and main dishes. We waited 30 minutes for our appetizer, the shredded duck bruschetta which was the best part of the meal. Our soup was brought at the same time as our appetizer which was disappointing. The She Crab soup was good but not great. The beer cheese soup was mildly warm but not hot and too salty.

Five minutes after our soup and appetizer were delivered (we finished our soup and had just started our appetizer) our main dishes were delivered. The blackened fish was very good. The crab cakes were mediocre at best and the sauce on the plate had a film on the top from sitting too long under the heat lamps.

Once our food was delivered (by a different waitress), nobody stopped at our table for the next 20 minutes to check on us. I finally flagged down the manager and asked for our bill. Others at tables near us simply left money and walked out because they couldn’t get anyone to bring their bill.

The manager took our appetizer off of the bill without us asking or mentioning anything which was thoughtful but it was still a terrible experience. Every table seemed to the having the same experience as us.

Unfortunately, the terrible service and mediocre food come nowhere near meeting expectations of a $30+/entree type restaurant.

I highly recommend trying one of Montgomery’s other fine dining establishments and avoiding a stop here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Bar service and appetizers were great. Service was very slow...but in her defense, she did immediately notify us that we were the largest group (6) that she had ever served. Steaks were good. Jambalaya pasta (ordered by 2) tasted like the sauce in Spaghetti O’s. Salmon dish was so salty we could not eat it. Ambiance was fantastic! All in all, for a bill over $200 per couple, food and service left A LOT to be desired! Go up the road to Fire inside the Wetumpka casino...you will get the same bill with excellent food and service!

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We went with friends who had been here before. They had a good experience the first time. However, the food we had was not up to expectations at all. Prices are way too hight for the quality of the food. Soup was served warm not hot. The potatoes were also served cold. The filet was average at best. Flavor and tenderness were mediocre. They were not busy. Maybe the regular chef was not there, but we will not be back.

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S
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service from staff great but kitchen way too slow getting our food cooked

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JL
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group of six from out-of-town were all very pleased with this downtown Montgomery gem. Excellent Southern menu of locally sourced food. Warm, welcoming service, very good cocktails, and friendly atmosphere.

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