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Itta Bena -Montgomery

4.5
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224 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 224 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.8
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hostess working was not very receptive. We had noted for a booth for our anniversary, and she just sat us at first available. Our waitress noticed the seating request, but was then pulled from us because the booth was in a different servers section. The 2nd server had a shadower following her which made it odd. She didn’t check our table but 3-4 times in the almost 2hr we were there.

Overall the food and atmosphere was very nice.

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BrittanyW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good! Great service! A hidden gem of Montgomery!

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Davis26ann
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The she crab soup was delicious the best I have had. The curtain booth was very nice for our anniversary. Duck spring rolls were great! I was given a white rose for our anniversary—outstanding customer service!!

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HarriettB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I experience was amazing, our waiter was amazing, he built a rapport with us and his accent was like no other.

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DaniekaH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was simply amazing. This was my first time there. We will definitely be back.

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Erin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Arin was amazing and the manager even stopped by to ensure everything was good.

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ShantayR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant, peaceful and romantic restaurant. Chose this restaurant for my anniversary and it was the best decision I could’ve made. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Destiny was great! We loved every second of our dinner tonight.

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Searchingforgreatfood
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love going to Itta Bena. We had another great visit. Our server was Octavia she was wonderful, and remembered us from the last time we had been there. She was very attentive and a great server. I recommend her she is top notch! Thanks Octavia. The only issued right now is the limited menu due to COVID. I would like to see more offerings to choose from. The other issue is picky but that’s what a review is for i guess. The bar tender could use a little brushing up on his bar tending skills 3 out of 10. I mean come on with a good martini, that seems like a basic bar tending skill. Second it’s the table bread. The are using dinner rolls and although they are good. I am in the foodservice distribution business and know there are countless options for a great table bread. Thank about up grading or changing that all together. Don’t get me wrong we will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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AlanH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An earlier visit left us disappointed and I shared that experience with the manager. He was kind enough to give us a gift certificate and encouraged us to give them another chance. We returned and were well pleased. Service was great, food was good, even though the menu was quite limited given the pandemic, and our experience was very positive.

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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
14 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.

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 224 OpenTable diners.

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