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Itta Bena -Montgomery

4.5
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213 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 213 people are saying
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4.4
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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the ambience, music and food. Great hidden spot for date night!

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jodyj
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Itta Bena. Food and service superb. Social distancing and masks practiced by all staff. Cant wait to go back. Thank you again!

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Terrence
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super nice. Outside view at sunset was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe...perfect for a date night or special occasion celebration.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ribeye was very fatty but good. Service was very good. Over priced.

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly a wonderful experience for me and my daughter! Food was delicious, service was great, and host was very inviting and warm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect and the atmosphere was even better. Will be back and will recommend others to eat here as well!😃

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Our waitress ruined my experience. I don't eat a variety of foods so I had questions and she had an attitude. I asked to change my food because i hated it and she said let me see then finally brought a menu and when I asked what was in it she told me only 2 things and it came with more and I almost sent it back but I ended up just picking through it. There was a limited menu because of Valentines Day. Everything else was awesome! I will be back but she can NEVER wait on me again!

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Ross
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have lived in Montgomery our entire lives. We had no idea this restaurant existed! Our daughter gave us s gift certificate as a Christmas present. It was a wonderful “date night” for two old folk! Our wait person Christopher was exceptional! He was very knowledgeable, and went beyond and above. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, the pianist in the background was wonderful. The food was EXCELLENT

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kevinh
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Really expensive
Server could not give me a description of the dish I was interested in ordering.
Bland Food, not very well executed, uninspired menu. I ordered the Snapper served on top of shrimp & oyster gumbo. The only seasoning in the dish was on the snapper, the remainder of the dish (rice, gumbo) was devoid of any significant flavor.
Server took 25 minutes to serve me a club soda...had already gotten through apps before it arrived
Bread took about 15 minutes to arrive


Might have been nice to know that i needed to walk through a smoke filled casino, then through a speak-easy, to get to the elevator to take you to Itta Bena.

I won't be back.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience. Wasn't crazy about the music selection for Valentines evening but other than that it was amazing all around!

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FeliciaT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend this place. Nice atmosphere.

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DeannaC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service and food We always enjoy our visits to ITTA BENA Montgomery

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JMew
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was extremely slow. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks. We didn’t receive our food until an hour and a half after our reservation time.

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StephanieP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary with a large group of friends. The manager was very accommodating to our large group. The service was excellent all evening. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect!

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jodyj
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Went on a Sunday night. Our waiter, Aubrey was outstanding, the she crab soup was superb and the airline chicken cooked to perfection. Also make sure you try the cajun shrimp appetizer, delish! The pianist was an added touch to top off the evening with some smooth jazz. Thank you Itta Bena can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tonight I had reservations for 8:30

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our first drinks took 20 minutes to come out after ordering. Our appetizer was very late and originally got delivered to the wrong table. My steak tasted great, but my wife’s fish meal did not have squash and zucchini as advertised on the menu. Overall the service was slow. We did enjoy the atmosphere and the Memphis feel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a Birthday

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ChrisH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining there. Each experience was better than the last. All of the staff was great and the waiter was the greatest. Will definitely be returning soon.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Our waiter did a good job. The food was served quickly and was very good. I got the salmon which came with a potato hash, which I loved. The drink I got from the bar was also good. My father got the short ribs; he said they were good and tender.

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MrsKFuller
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quiet Thanksgiving dinner! Delicious food, wonderful service, love the atmosphere! The booths are PERFECT for a romantic evening! Be sure to request one as a couple!

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michellen
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect evening for the four of us! The food was OUTSTANDING! The atmosphere was lovely, lots and lots of candles. The acoustic music was perfect. We will be back!

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DebbyT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good time to go on a Thursday night at 5! Boy the bread was good! Great service! Crab cake yum! Steak a little tough but we are definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing

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DT1027
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

While the ambiance and live music were enjoyable, their were aspects of the meal that left me unsure about ever returning to or recommending Itta Bena. The menu read ‘Bone In’ 10oz Pork Chop but I received a pork filet (possibly loin) which is a very different cut of meat. I’ve eaten in enough high end streak house’s to know that the kitchen includes the bone with your meal-unless instructed otherwise. So I’m not sure why I did not get what the menu stated. If it wasn’t available, I should have been made aware so that I could decide if I wanted to proceed with that entree selection.
Secondly, for dessert we ordered the Maple Bacon Creme Brûlée w/candied bacon...well we did get creme brulee, however there was no actual candied bacon-not even in the flavoring.
What I’d like the staff of Itta Bena to know is the menu’s description of the food you serve weighs largely on how and what diners choose. If the kitchen isn’t stocked with ingredients for a particular menu item-either inform the customer and offer another available option-or remove it from the menu until those ingredients are replenished. It’s misleading to do otherwise and poor business practice. As a result of this experience, I’ve reluctantly rated our service less than ideal for an otherwise decent waiter. In hindsight, I feel as though it was up to him to communicate any differences between the menu and what actually came to the table.
This was supposed to be a special milestone birthday dinner but as I stated earlier, aside from the ambiance and music, I’m left disappointed.

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Holmes
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service is awesome, but the food and drinks are a bit overpriced. The food menu is a bit small as well. I will still recommend it because it’s a nice place for a date or a birthday.

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Swamp
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for the first time after hearing about the place for years. Didn't know what I was missing. Great place.

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Cie26
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed everything!!! From the time we walked in the door until the time we left. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipStephanieR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in an almost, speakeasy, secret location. Elegant, excellent service and outstanding cocktails, wine list, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Would visit again!
Also, it was our anniversary and the server had a beautiful centerpiece of flowers on our table and presented me with a white rose.

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vipGigi
Birmingham
48 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Itta Bena is a jewel. If you want a special evening, I highly recommend. Do not go if you are in a hurry. Go to savor and have an exquisite dining experience.
We have dined here many times and are always wowed. Tonight was no exception.
You exit the elevator to a place with lovely ambience. The booths are cozy and romantic. Xavier was our server tonight and provided attentive but not intrusive service.
We both started with She Crab soup - some of the best ever. My husband had Shrimp and Grits and I had Mushroom Pasta. Both dishes were delicious.
This is perhaps a bit of a hidden jewel but I highly recommend you put it on your list.

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AbateD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails. The food was moderately priced but worth the money. Large serving sizes and well seasoned. Great atmosphere as well.

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KellyC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and it was fantastic. Food was delicious and the drink, specially made by our server, was fabulous! Will definitely go back.

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Amzn
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I wanted so much to enjoy this restaurant. We found our way to the 3rd floor restaurant and there were only about 2 other tables eating inside and 1 outside. It took our server about 20 minutes to get us water and another 10-15 minutes to get our drink orders taken. By the time she came back the second time, we went ahead and ordered because we didn't know when she'd be back again. The food was decent but we ordered soup that came out cold. The manager asked us how everything was and we told him about the soup and he did take it off of our tab and said that he'd go check to make sure the burner was working. The server never came back to pour more water or ask how everything was and it seemed like we waited forever for the check. The ambiance was nice, but I double I'll be back.

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ErinK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was ok. I was not impressed with the casino experience and most definitely not happy with the smoking I had to do in order to walk through, and it was pretty expensive for something I could make at home.

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AliceL
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. Service and Food was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Our initial experience back in February of 2019 was great !! From the music, ambiance and service every thing was great. However my second experience was horrible, my husband and I decided to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and was deeply disappointed. The service has gone down the drain to put it nicely . the server we had was very forget and knew nothing about the menu .. not to mention we had to ask him repeatedly for napkins, straws and utensils.. I will never come here again !!!

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Sherrell
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I loved this restaurant. We went on Friday, July 19th, 2019. The ambience, the music, the candles, and the food was wonderful. I loved it and so did everyone in our party.

However, my only complaint is the service, which was slow as molasses. It was not any fault of the waiter because he seemed to be running, but it seemed like they were short-staffed. And, it was not even crowded in the restaurant. It took 30 minutes for him to bring our drinks time and time again. Almost like he had to go downstairs to the BB King Lounge to get them.

When you are charging that much money for the food & drinks, I think that the service should be on point. Everything should be on point!

Please don't ruin the gold mine that you have in this hidden treasure by being short staffed. It will be worth your while to hire a few more people for this gem.

FAQs

Itta Bena -Montgomery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (334) 514-5129.

Itta Bena -Montgomery is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

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