I came here after driving by regularly. My girlfriend and I are always looking for more tapas restaurants to try and figured with the hustle and bustle from the outside looking in it was worth a shot. I've also learnt that a busy place is deceiving, especially if it's on Main St. :)
Cascade Room next door (same owners) is always busy so we ventured next door to Habit. Same story. Busy busy busy. The small entrance is crowded as I weeded my way through to a server only to find out the wait time is approximately 30 minutes. No problem we'll wait. We were eventually seated after about 15 minutes.
A quick glance across the room and you'll see all kinds of personalities, young and old. It is LOUD. Probably the loudest sit down restaurant I've been to. I had to keep my ears open and voice loud to catch any conversation with the girlfriend.
The servers here are casually dressed; if they didn't venture back and forth from the kitchen you'd swear they were a customer. Our server introduced herself and gave us a run down on drinks and dishes she recommended. Very friendly with a smile. We ordered the Homous, Malasa Spiced Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Tofu, Red Coconut Curry and Grilled Lamb Satay. Dishes were presented in simple large white plates; a little deceiving making the portions look small.
The Homous was different, I believe made with white beans. The accompanying house breads were fresh with a crusty exterior. The tofu was made "Agadeshi" style with a hoisin sauce and paired with spinach and mushrooms. Fairly simple ingredients but tasty together. A bit steep on the price at $9 for the dish. The other dishes didn't jump out at me but was good nonetheless.
The dishes are prepared in a very simple manner with a overall clean taste. All our dishes weren't heavy and quite possibly can be seen by others as a little bland; I think it caters more for the local area folks who seem to like the healthier, clean palette tasting choices.
Overall a decent place nestled in the trendy area of Main St. but I can't say when I'll be back there again.