here on Sabor Pgh's blog.
I ordered a glass of Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier and SP chose a Lechthaler Pinot Grigio. Habitat is one of those 'upscale, fancy' restaurants where the bottle is brought to your table, you get to confirm the label is what you want, and then you get to have a taste of your wine and approve of it before an entire glass is poured. This happens so rarely for us that I am always a bit surprised! I think this is the third or fourth restaurant we've ever been to that does it that way.
I debated for a long time about whether to order the PRW meal or to order off the menu. Habitat is into local, sustainable food when possible, and we both were happy to see organic, grass fed, happy meats. I also liked that tucked into the menu is a card with dining options listed under categories like Gluten Free, Diabetes, Raw, Vegan, Heart Healthy, etc.
the roasted lamb gnocchi I had at Bistro 19 but with short rib.
Our server was attentive and friendly, knowledgeable about items on the menu. Tables were very nicely spaced, I barely noticed the other people dining there.
But I'm torn in my opinion of Habitat. I was unsure of our choice in PRW restaurants going into our meal. The average rating on both Urbanspoon & Yelp is just so-so, and usually I avoid places with that kind of so-so rating. I was a little disappointed in my appetizer but I did really enjoy my short ribs, even if I was a little... taken aback by the gnocchi. The plates were beautifully presented, service very good, atmosphere was great, and the price point for this kind of places does not surprise me nor do I have an issue with it BUT if I'm going to pay $100+ for us to dine out, I can think of several places we've been to where I enjoy the atmosphere just as much, the service is just as good, and I enjoy my food just a little bit more. On the other hand, it is located conveniently close to the Cultural District. Would I go back? Yes.