Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani
Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani

Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.korestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (808) 875-2210
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Bar: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Japanese, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Tylun Pang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Nightly Entertainment: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kaukahi Street
  • Public Transit: The nearest Bus stop is located at the Shops of Wailea Maui.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Here at the Fairmont Kea Lani we offer self parking as well as Valet parking.
A word from Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani
Executive Chef Tylun Pang leads the culinary masterpiece of Kō, the only fine dining restaurant on Maui to offer cuisine inspired by Maui’s sugarcane plantation era. Located at The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Kō features island family recipes and includes farm-fresh Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese menu items with a contemporary twist.
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Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (51)romantic (43)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (40)scenic view (37)good for groups (21)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)Show More
  • Too pricey for mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    My kids liked the fajitas and the "grown up" kiddie menus. Service was great. And the location was definitely beautiful. Nonetheless, I couldn't stomach the price tag for mediocre food. This place may seem "amazing" if you live in the Midwest. But if you are from a city with real foodies (Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago, Manhattan, etc.) you will find this place underwhelming at best. I ordered the stir-fried noodles and was very disappointed. I could have bought a whole dinner at my local Thai restaurant for the same price as my entree, and it would have tasted better. Save your money and go somewhere else instead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a night...
    Tz5632
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We took part in the Wailea Restaurant Week and chosed the Ko for our last evening. It was fantastic - after a short wait at the entrance we were guided to our table and right away our waiter John appeared and gave us hints and tips regarding our drinks. The menu was delicious - the restaurant is maybe a little noisy (live music?), but nevertheless it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    jymz
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service was wonderful! The food was wonderful! The ambiance was wonderful! I would/have been recommending KO to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Monkey
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always the same; very friendly personnel and servers; outstanding, albeit expensive. Would and do recommend for special occasions. We are Kamaaina repeaters for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Big Menu and they pull it off.
    SkyAgentm
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The menu is wide with options from various parts of the world. From what we tasted, all was good and some too authentic for my kids to take. Had an amazing ginger martini type of drink - tasty and different. Food service was not up to snuff. timing of server, timing of food was poor, however they made up for it by making adjustments to our bill. Would try it again and would expect the service to be a lot better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I dined here during our stay in Wailea. The food was excellent and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Awesome experience especially with exceptional service from our waitress Leanne.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Ko
    Treats
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ko. This was our second visit to Ko and, once again, we were not disappointed. From the service to the appetizers to the entrees, it was a wonderful experience. The food portions were large and delicious. Anyone vacationing on Maui should visit this restaurant for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food and service were both excellent. Would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Absolute Gem
    Carol
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the hostess greeting through the dessert absolutely flawless. I would highly recommend this restaurant while in Wailea!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable and Sublime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Being in food service, customer care and quality are a must....they do it better than anyone else. From the moment we arrived the staff was energetic and excited to be there helping their customers have a memorable and magical experience. The food has me anxious to return to Maui as the plantation fare is that of no other - balanced and new tastes on an old palette make each bite exciting and when full you only eat more as you cannot put your fork, spoon or chopsticks down. Chef Tylun is a gem for all of Hawaii and what he has created is something my wife and I will never forget...thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poppy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a server who was outstanding. My wife had a smile on her face for two days!! Also a great menu and food. Something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food; overlooking pool
    bizdiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    go here for the food...really well done take on trditional hawaiin fare. we had the spring rolls and they were some of the best we have had - not greasy and plump with pork and shrimp. bread even stuck with the theme of hawaii. dinner was chicken (a great take on the hawaii box lunch) and lobster tempura. sauces are what made the dish for sure. location is in the hotel, overlooking the pool - not exactly romantic but not terrible. lots of kids running around is really the biggest distraction (no issues with kids per se, just that parents should teach them that dinner and restratuants are not where you yell and scream...) service was acceptable and friendly. we would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went to Ko for my boyfriends birthday to celebrate with great food! We had the rack of lamb and bone in pork chop. Everything was cooked to perfection!! Lisa, our server, was excellent - very knowledgeable and friendly! The kama'aina deal is definitely one of the best on the island!! We will be back and recommending this place to all our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat the Chap Chae!
    Natyd
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Loved this place! So many different foods. Appetizers were great and the Chap Chae noodle plate was my favorite! Great ambiance and wonderful food & drinks!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bday dinner
    humuhi5o
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We brought out friend here for her bday dinner. The food overall was great, except the paella. Not much there to write home about. For the price it's a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food,service,wine and view, what more can you ask for
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Sabrinabcat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything we ate was wonderful. Great service. Great live music, perfect volume
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Maui Beach dining
    ekzooksVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The cuisine here was fun and delicious and the pleasant beachside dining experience made the meal that much more delightful. Loved the two pupu platters that allowed for an assorted selection of the small plates. For main course we shared the paella, a bit unusual for Hawaii but the fresh seafood made it work perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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  • 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Foodilicious
    vetsie27
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Chef Pang is the best! His wait staff is very attentive and pay attention to every detail. Food was served in a timely fashion, but never did we feel rushed. The view is gorgeous at sunset! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average food-very high prices
    MauiDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant at the Fairmont Kea Lani is one of only three options for dinner at the hotel. The food was average, especially for the high price - $280 for three, which included only one glass of wine. The waiter was good, but the kitchen was slow. It took 40 minutes for our food to arrive from the time we ordered at 8:30 pm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    fresh fish, beautiful outdoor seating, and the perfect balance between fine dining and the relaxed feel of a resort made it our favorite spot for dinner in maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family dinner
    humuhumufish
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were staying next door in a condo and had dinner here at Ko's (2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 & 14). We've eaten at Ko's in the past and always enjoyed it, but this time was our best visit. The staff seemed to go out of the way to be friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and we had a nice table with live music. It was just a really nice meal and was our best one we had on our 8 days on Maui. I would highly recommend Ko's. Personally I thought it was much better than Mama's Fish House (and half the price). We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the Ko at The Fairmont Kea Lani reviews archive.
  • One Word - AMAZING
    USCTrojanMBAVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    From the Molokini Tini through the Pao Doce Frito our dinner was AMAZING! One of the best dinning experiences on our recent vacation to Maui. Loved every dish we had...but if I chose a favorites it would be the Sugar Cane Skewered Prawns and Scallops w/Pancit Noodles or the Zarzuela both were simply gastronomic perfection. Chef Pang solidly delivers on his theme of "cuisine inspired by the sugarcane plantation era" and it was a very refreshing departure from the Macadamia Nut Crusted Cuisine served up by many establishments on Maui. (I am not knocking the Macadamia Nut Cuisine) I highly recommend KO to anyone visiting Maui. We were staying in Wailea but it would be worth the drive from Kaanapali/Lahaina. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding service and food
    IluvMaui
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We frequently go to Ko and we are never disappointed. We are vegan and they take good care of us to ensure everything we order is vegan. Their service is outstanding and their food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing dining experience
    Dinner44review
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a reservation for 7pm. When we arrived, we were initially completely ignored. When our presence was finally acknowledged after about 5 minutes, and the reservation confirmed in their system, we were made to wait another 15 minutes before we were seated, with no specific seating area allocated for the wait. We were seated in a busy walkway, with no view. The service was very poor indeed. It was difficult to attract our server's attention, and we had to resort to asking another server to accommodate our needs. The food was also quite disappointing. We have dined here previous holidays, and had enjoyed the experience, but this time it felt if we were in a dining hall where everyone had to fend for themselves. We're no hurry to return.
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  • Uninspired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The veggie tempura was cooked perfectly but it is what it is, not an appetizer that wows you (could be jazzed with better dipping sauces). The ginger steamed makai was over powered by the miso broth and disappointing; had been our server's top recommendation. The shrimp & scallop skewers were fine but nothing to rush back for. Bottom line: other restaurants have better food with an ocean view (instead of the hotel pool). Service was friendly and attentive. Was our first time there and with 2 months remaining in paradise, we'll not be returning to Ko.
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  • Delicious!
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was a lovely dinner;great food, fresh seafood, delicious flavors, perfect service, pretty view, romantic setting. We had oishii sushi, I had the fresh catch in ginger sauce, my husband had lobster tempura, and it was all outstanding. This was our best meal on Maui, by far. Go to Ko!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian and Hawaiian cuisine
    ShakaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Ko offers a variety of Asian (Chinese, Filippino, Japanese, Korean, to name a few) and Hawaiian cuisine-all done very well. Ingredients are high quality and fresh. Preparation is authentic with Hawaiian influences. The food is not Pan Asian like Spago's, Mala, Gannon's, but more of an upscale version of Asian cooking, Hawaiian style. Service is attentive, friendly and pleasant. We are a family of four (11 and 14 year old children) and Ko is one of our favorite restaurants on Maui.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Awesome experience
    Awesome
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went their for my daughters 18th birthday. They made her feel special! The food and service was beyond excellent!! I would highly recommend the Ko resturant! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    EXCELLENT food, service and environemt. Leanne, Lisa and Food Manager were EXCELLENT and a valuable asset to your business. Your bone-in-Rib-Eye Steak was "OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD" !! The very BEST on Maui! Resident rates were EXCELLENT: Buy one-get-one free offer is truly appreciated by the residents of Maui. THANK YOU and Warm aloha.....Carol and Jim Continued success in all your future gastro-endeavors !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ko restaurant was outstand. We had a beautiful dinner for our anniversary and we had a great kamaaina discount. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, wonderful service. Overall was incredible. My boyfriend and i enjoyed ourselves and we definitely will come back. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place , great food!
    AlohaAnnieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love it here, really great waiter, inventive delicious food.can be a little hot before the sun goes down, but beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for Kama'ainas
    mauiknutson
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went for restaurant week, food was very original and tasty. Portions were full size, not the sample size you might think for restaurant week. Everything was ono-licious. Water was filled constantly. Coffee refill could have been better. would definitely return. Lots of Kama'aina BOGO specials!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Fabulous Food Choices
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is by far one of my very favorite places to eat on Maui! Great variety, wonderful wines, super service ... amazing surroundings!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Our Favorite Restaurant on Maui!
    Penny
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We love everything about KO! The staff, the food, the location and the Kama'aina specials.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Awesome for food allergies. 4 course dinner was fabulous. Great service!
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    romantic
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  • Beautiful Dinner
    LucyU
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Everything from the drinks to dessert was perfect. Also, our waiter was so sweet and really got to know us. As with all Fairmont restaurants (which is why I choose them over other luxury hotels), they offer great veggie options for vegetarians and dietary restricted meals. They have an entire "Special Dietary" menu! Although this hotel restaurant does not sit right on the ocean with the views the outside dinning area is beautiful, serene and romantic. Also, the live music was great! Highly recommend checking out Ko even if you aren't staying here and are in the Wailea area.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Great Service!
    skugirl
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a friendly waitress and all the staff members that served our table, including the bus boy had great senses of humor. The service was quicker than the last time we visited Ko and I was pleasantly surprised being that it was a busy night. The food was excellent and my favorite dish was their unique sear it yourself ahi appetizer! I've never seen anything like it. A truly unique and memorable experience!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Frosty
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very Good, the Ribeye was over seasoned and a little tuff. Lobster was Great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.