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Kauai Grill - St. Regis - Hawaii
Kauai Grill - St. Regis - Hawaii

Kauai Grill - St. Regis - Hawaii Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kauaigrill.com
  • Phone: (808) 826-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Open from Tuesday & Wednesday From 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    & Friday & Saturday from 5.30 PM to 10.00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, High Tea, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining
  • Private Party Contact: Antonio Palomares (808) 826-0600 x2602
  • Entertainment: At the St Regis Bar:

    Daily: Champagne saberig ritual @ sunset.

    Every Friday night: Aloha Friday Hula Dancer, local band playing from 7.00PM to 10.00PM.

    Every Sunday: Live Jazz entertainement from 4.00PM to 10.00PM.

    Every other nights of the week: various artist performing live from 7.00PM to 10.00PM.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking if dining at the restaurant.
A word from Kauai Grill - St. Regis - Hawaii
Comfortable yet elegant hideaway -- signature Jean-Georges sophistication realized far from home.

Sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai surround Kauai Grill, the latest in creative dining experiences from Michelin awarded Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Kauai Grill combines a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ greatest appetizers, side dishes and accompaniments from his portfolio of domestic and international restaurants around the world with the highest quality of meats and freshest local fish available. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Kauai Grill experience at The St. Regis Resort Princeville.

All under the brilliant execution of Chef Maxime Michaud.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The Thai Basil Smash was the most delicious cocktail we have ever had. The salad of fresh palm hearts and tomatoes with coconut vinaigrette was absolutely superb. The crisped herbed shrimp with creamy fennel and orange dust was excellent but not as unusual as it sounded. The crispy poached eggs (amazing how this is done!) with caviar,vodka creme fraiche and brioche cubes was also delicious, as was the crepe cake for dessert. The service and attention to detail were excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was excited to eat at this restaurant under the misconception that this was a Jean George restaurant. That was true only in name as the service, food and wine list were far below what I would expect from his other two restaurants in NYC and even Vegas. Overall, an above average meal as far as Hawaii goes, but not worth high expectations. At the very least, people in old fishing t shirts and flip flops with old shorts were welcomed to dine. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Menu selection was poor; Servers were not knowledgeable about food preparation and I just was not sold on the vibe of the restaurant. On a more positive note, view was amazing and the Hostess was professional, very accommodating and friendly."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We were not staying at the hotel so that even though we requested a table near the windows and there were some open when we arrived,hotel guests seem to get preference so we were seated at a table on the side. The food was very good. We had a salad and a shrimp appetizer. There are three shrimp on the appetizer that were quite tasty. We had a fish dish and a chicken dish. The mahi dish was very good as was the chicken that had a delicious topping. We had to ask for water refills a time or two which should be taken care of without asking at an expensive restaurant. Our waiter seemed to stop by every so often and left most of the service to his assistant/busboy."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Previous restaurant had Hawaiian appeal. Now it's just another contemporary loud restaurant but the food is still excellent. But for the price I prefer to eat at a hotel that represents the island. I can get a good expensive dinner on the mainland.. Our car valet was rude. Expect higher quality from a 5 star hotel."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were told to check out the Kuaui Grill for its amazing view of the sunset and amazing it is! The grill is a beautifully appointed room, service is attentive but not overbearing, and meals are elegantly presented and delicious! Included are little extras, like small puff pastry rounds, presented before the meal. My husband lived his fish with asparagus, and my short ribs were moist and tender. For dessert, we enjoyed the petite buerre with fresh raspberries. It was all delicious, from start to finish, and the setting and ambience made for an absolutely perfect final evening in Kauai!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "As always, the food was very good!! The setting is awesome as well. We made reservations in advance for my daughter & son-in-law's anniversary, and we were quite disappointed in the seating/table that we were given. In spite of the fact that there were open booths, the 4 of us were seated at a long, narrow table that made conversation very awkward. Although we have been to the restaurant every year since they opened, we were very disappointed with the seating that we were given."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "After reading other reviews, we went there with high expectations, and it did not turn out to be as fabulous as I had hoped. While the view was out of this world, ( even on the cloudy day we had) the restaurant interior was less elegant than I had hoped for. It kind of had a contemporary feel, that gave it a somewhat cold, cafe style feel. The service was fine, but not exceptional, and for the price paid, the food did not leave a lasting impression, except for the cheese board which we did enjoy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was a very nice meal with great service. You certainly pay for the view."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We chose the Kauai Grill for out last dinner in Kauai based on the fantastic view of the sunset over Hanalei Bay. The view didn't disappoint nor did the food. An absolutely delicious dinning experience, we were blown away by the food. My dining companion is a celiac and were very excited that they had a large gluten free menu, better yet they had a gluten free tasting menu so we could both experience a sampling of their best dishes. Highlights were the ahi tuna on both as well as the fish dishes on both menus. The mahi mahi sauce was unbelievable. Excellent experience and would recommend to anyone while visiting the Garden isle. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We ordered the filet mignon and it was very tender, and the ahi was cooked to perfection….that is all that was good. Food is WAY overpriced for what you get! The view was primarily our reason for dining in at this location. We wouldn't go back and we are on the island at least once a year. There aren't many fine dining spots on the island, but this one is not worth the money. The wait staff was stuffy and overall it wasn't what we had hoped we would encounter. Worst spent $200! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fun, great food and a to die for view! The most beautiful Hotel facility ever!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We showed up for a 6 pm reservation and felt like we were treated like royalty. Leis for all 7 of us, a spectacular table with views, delectable food cooked to perfection and wait staff willing to take our family photo. It was an unforgettable experience for our family. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Mahi Mahi and King Salmon were absolutely delicious! Leave room for dessert - the white chocolate and yuzu Pavlova is a must have. Exceptional service throughout. Kauai Grill is highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Party of 9 for a Birthday and did the Pre-Fix - 5 course tasting menu. Overall the place was good, service was average to above average but staying at the Hotel we ran into continued service issues. Highlights: Lobster - Well portioned (half tail plus 1 claw - deshelled), outstanding flavor and the foam butter was incredible. Filet - TINY! We are talking 2 oz. which is ridiculous but the flavor was perfect with the cilantro sauce and bok choy. perfectly cooked at medium rare. Bread - The texture was chewy and very light. Accompanied with a high fat whipped butter at room temperature was very well paired. Improvements: Heart of Palms Salad - Should be called a tomato dish with a few slices of palms, lack luster and poorly executed. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We ate here two nights during a recent stay at the St. Regis in Princeville. The food and service were excellent, and there was a very interesting selection of wines available on a "carafe" basis -- essentially 1 1/2 glass servings. Special appreciation for the maitre d', Antonin Palomares, who was extremely attentive and ensured we were receiving top service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is the perfect restaurant for couples looking for a fine dining experience. The food is excellent and the staff is very attentive. As a bonus, we came at sunset and enjoyed the fabulous views."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always a great restaurant!! Loved our waiter Dusty as well! "
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The setting and the view is just breath taking. Staff very good, I remember Mike, who served us, he was excellent. The Ahi tuna as a stater was delicious The highlight for me was an incredibly tasty tenderloin. The crispy very flavoursome top side and the very well marinated and cooked meat were unforgettable. Great wine list. Very good desert. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Ww had the prefix menus, and one was vegetarian. Brilliant! The ambiance is amazing. "
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A must do when staying on the North shore. My server, Chris, was gracious and went out of his way to get my favorite cocktail. The hamachi sashimi and lobster were both stellar. Look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • " Everything was phenomenal the food was beyond our wildest expectation. And the service was something I have not experienced anywhere that I can recall, and I work in the hospitality industry, what a warm atmosphere. The food, from the appetizers to the main course, and the deserts were just unbelievable! The view of the mountain range was spectacular, as well. We had the Hamachi, Pork belly, and the Kauai Shrimp for starters, 3 things we eat often, but will the preparation, presentation, and the unique flavor was just unbelievable, and was out of this world! For dinner we had the Steamed Onaga, The peppercorn crusted Ahi, and the 12oz Wagyu NY Strip, the flavors were soooo good and cooked exactly as ordered!! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The most amazing dinner we've ever had. Every dish presented to our group was great to look at and even more great to eat. The service was impeccable and you can't beat the view. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The best of Kauai that has the best food, wine & views that anyone could ask for. Great staff. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great views, classy restaurant, upscale but worth it for a treat!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had read reviews before going to dinner and decided we would give it a shot, after all it is the St. Regis. However, other reviews were spot on. The food was not impressive in the least, my steak was cooked medium well when I asked for medium and the taste was bland. My husband opted for the lamb and also thought it was just ok. The server, while nice, had a poor knowledge of the menu and just wasn't the caliber of server I would expect for such an establishment. The only saving grace during our dinner was the beautiful sunset. That being said, I could have pulled off on to one of the beaches and had a picnic and probably been more content than I was at Kauai Grill."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Kauai Grill delivers with a very fine restaurant with a tremendous view of the north coast of Kauai, down to the Na Pali. We opted for the tasting menu with wines (5 courses, 5 wines) to accompany. Each course was prepared exceptionally well and with the entire meal was just the right amount for me, maybe more than enough for my wife! But she had a great time; it was her birthday. The wines were generally well chosen, although the White Burgundy was too dry and woody for the accompanying course. The first wine was a Mosel from Selbach and the slight touch of sweetness was perfect with a fish course that also had a touch of sweetness. Why only very good? Well, the cost is high!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A beautiful setting by Hanalei Bay, romantic ambience, unusual and delicious food, great service...what more could we want? What a beautiful evening!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We are foodies and were so looking forward to this meal. We were not wowed and found the food average sadly. Not a lot of flavor not anything exciting on presentation. We are staying at St Regis and love this place so were very surprised. Makana Terrace was much more impressive to us thus far. Hope it was just an off night. We do highly recommend St Regis Resort....truly wonderful! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Our waiter was on the ball with everything. Plus his food recommendations were outstanding. I would definelty recommend this restaurant to a friend, in fact I already have. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. This restaurant is classy, great ambiance, great service, awsome view and outstanding food and wine selection!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I ate at Kauai Grill with my sister and brother-in-law for her birthday. While the good was very good, we were all very disappointed the our waiter. He was aloof, did not make eye contact with us for the majority of the meal, and did not check on us much at all. I expect more for a restaurant located inside a St. Regis hotel."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our waiter was very good and I so appreciates the vegetarian menu but only the window tables have a view and the prices are outrageous--not worth the excessive prices ($26 for tofu) and not all that special"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at the Kauai Grill. We had a beautiful sunset view table! The food was all delicious and our server knowledgable about the menu. We both enjoyed fish dishes that were wonderfully prepared. The cheese fritter side was delicious! It was a wonderful place to celebrate our special day."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went there not our trip in Kauai -the best meal I've had!!! Pricey, but worth it! High-class, the best cuisine, elegance!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "The menu and taste of the food was absolutely superb. However, the general ambiance such as view (from where we were seated), lighting (florescent), and service were similar to average restaurant dining."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant! The ambiance was very nice and romantic. For starters, I ordered the baby romaine salad, which wasn't anything special. My husband had the hamachi sushi, which he claimed was outstanding! For entrees, I had the filet mignon, which is what I normally order, but what made it different here was that they brought four different sauces for the filet. Bernaise is my usual favorite, but the soy-miso mustard wasn't bad either. My husband had the grilled lamb chops, which he totally devoured; unfortunately, the portions were (expectedly) small. For dessert, we shared the warm chocolate cake. Delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Don't mind paying high prices for great food. Kauai Grill has fallen very short for a high priced restaurant. All items are very expensive & ala carte, I don't have to mention the wines. The portions were very small (add a few more dollars to fill up the plate w/ vegetables). The plates were small (in size also), bowls were small (in size) - general feeling is that you are being ripped off for the scenery & name. This restaurant is not close to Josselin's on the island, nor the level of most Napa/Sonoma name restaurants (price/taste wise). Go there for a drink or get appetizers & soak up the absolute gorgeous views!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Ambiance was poor - paper placemeats, excessively loud, bright flourescent lights! Service was poor as well for the price. Very inattentive (waited about 20 minutes once we had the menus before anyone came by, had to ask for bread)."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was great waiter was great beautiful scenery loved it!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This Jean-George restaurants is a true gem on the Garden Island. Set in the beautiful St. Regis resort, just the walk to the restaurant sets the tone for your whole dining experience. The hearts of Palm salad was perfectly presented and expertly seasoned. The pepper encrusted ahi blew my mind--most, firm and perfectly spicy. Dessert is creative and deliciously unusual. The salted caramel sundae included popcorn which seemed wrong but was completely right. Save your pennies and go there to make your vacation memorable!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014