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Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui
Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui

Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Merrimanshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 669-6400
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Menu: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Happy Hour: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:59pm
    Point Bar Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Peter Merriman and Neil Murphy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our chef will create a menu specifically for you and your event. We are capable of doing small intimate groups of 25 or up to a large group of 250. We will use the same philosophy in preparing your group's food as we do in our restaurant. Fresh, Local, Sustainable, and Delicious!
  • Entertainment: We provide live music 7 days a week starting at 5:30pm and ending at 9:00pm.

    Sunday - Wednesday: Ranga Pae
    Monday: David Wolf
    Tuesday: Phil and Angela Benoit

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for dinner. The Kapalua Resort offers free shuttle service through out the resort for guests.
A word from Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui
Chef/Owner Peter Merriman has transplanted his version of Hawaii Regional Cuisine to this beautiful ocean-side location in the Kapalua resort. He uses only the freshest products of which 90% or more are locally produced or caught, using only sustainable methods. Peter has always been a front runner in the "Farm to Table" concept. All food is prepared in a way that highlights the natural flavors of the food. We have a very friendly staff to ensure that you have an incredible dining experience. Their food knowledge is among the best in the industry. All this is in the most beautiful location within the resort, right on the water where the most incredible sunsets are watched nightly at our oceanfront winebar. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a must do when you visit. The most beautiful view in Maui for sunsets. Food is wonderful. Service is great. As my husband says every time we visit, baby it's romance time'"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have gone to Merriman's in Waimea for many years, as well as Merriman's Mediterranean Cafe in Waikoloa. This is the first time we had been over to Maui to dine at Merriman's Kapalua. We found it to be beyond our expectations and enjoyed it thoroughly! The old Bay Club site, combined with Merriman's atmosphere, service, and most importantly, food, was tremendous. Perhaps, we would catagorize it as the best restaurant we have visited on the islands, in the 30+ years we have been vacationing there. Great job!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "While merrimans has always been a great dinner spot, it is a bit pricey. Now a great way to try it out us a weekend brunch which is very reasonably priced. The service is 5 star and food is delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Merriman's had been recommended to is by a friend on several occasions, and we finally made it here for my birthday dinner. We were not disappointed....spectacular view, amazing food, and outstanding service. This will definitely be a place we come back to when in Maui, and that we highly recommend to others!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We visited this restaurant while celebrating our 40 th wedding anniversary in Maui. The views are exquisite, the service impeccable, and the food delicious. I kept pinching myself...it was so beautiful and romantic. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Be sure to arrive in time to watch the sunset! It is breathtaking!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We always look forward to dining at Merriman's--the view is beautiful, the service is outstanding, and usually the food is wonderful. This was the first time that we weren't overly impressed with the food. It was a little more ordinary than usual, it lacked the care and creativity they are known for. The steaks were over-cooked, the fish lacked flavor, the desserts were just alright. We hope it was just an off night and that on our next visit we will again be "wowed.""
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This beautiful hot spot of a gem is nestled on Kapalua Bay Beach and was a superb find. My husband & I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary & renewed our vows, Merriman's helped to put the exclamation point on it! 2 thumbs up!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "What a great dinner we had this past week during our stay in Maui. Salads were delicious,and all of the entrees we had were just fabulous. The wait staff is always great !!!! Definitely a place to keep on our yearly list !!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Ambience and food were very good; service left something to be desired; Water can be served with distinction and attentiveness just like an expensive wine bottle; our waiter Shawn seemed focused on the latter at other tables."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had been to Merriman's in Kauai and loved it, so we looked forward to the Maui restaurant. The menu was limited and the food was just okay. The restaurant is beautiful, but it ddidn't make up for the food."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a 7:45 reservation, and we were seated promptly. We had a great table, by the open doors, with a beautiful view of the bay. Our waiter was very good, as was the wine sommelier. I liked that you can try two different entrees, we all had 1/2 filet (which was cooked perfectly) and 1/2 lobster. We had the soup for a starter, that was just ok, but that won't change my rating. We went back the next day for happy hour, so we could enjoy the view. Good priced Mai tais, and pupus."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Was very excited to dine at this restaurant, but was overall disappointed. Portions were small, very overpriced and not a lot of choices. Restaurant was also very loud. Really could not have any conversation. I ordered the Lobster dish and it was not even warm also lacked flavor - bland.... Location was good but unfortunately our reservation was after sunset so we could not see anything. The service was good. Overall, I would skip this restaurant as it is overrated....."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great modern vibe with spectacular patio seating for sunset views. The food is delicious. Favs were the lamb special, filet, and the Mahi Mahi with butternut squash ravioli. The service is top notch. If you are looking for a special night out this is the spot."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "What a wonderful restaurant with great views of the ocean! For smaller tables, you can sit right by the beach - very romantic. Food is consistently great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've ever had, absolutely the best sunset ever. Everyone was getting up from their dinner to go take pictures of the sunset I had the ribeye but it was not like any other fine dining steak I've had. The seasoning was phenomenal, it had a chimichuri sauce on top that just made it unique and awesome We got a side of asparagus and bacon and OMG!! I will go home and experiment and try to recreate it There was a male and female performing live music but it was not very loud and just enough to add to the mood Service was phenomenal Right on Kapalua Bay with view of beach and ocean Highly Recommend for a 6pm seating"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first time at Merriman's on Maui and everything was perfect! Our server, Patrick was outstanding, knowledgable and just sincere. Thanks Patrick for a great experience!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a great place for whatever event you have going on. Romantic. Great scenic views. Outstanding wine list. Top notch service. You can not go wrong at Merriman ' s in Kapalua."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our waiter never checked back on our table of 2 throughout whole dinner. Horrible service!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was great. The staff is proud of what they do and work to provide an experience. They describe all the dishes. They give advice on when to take the best sunset pictures. Visit if you are on NW Maui."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Celebrating our 10 year anniversary AT the spot we married (f/k Bay Club Restaurant) it is the ultimate in romantic, scenic dining. Kapalua Bay/beach, sunset, water, and the food was good as well. Highly recommend. Go early 6-6:30 to enjoy the view/sunset."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I were on our honeymoon to Maui. A family friend recommended Merriman's without further specifying why and how, only "trust me. you will not regret it." We made a 9pm (last order time) reservation, b/c we couldn't get earlier table times (guess is due to high popularity) The valet parking guy was friendly, our waitress was amazing and knowledgeable of the menu and ensured us we did not have to rush. We ordered lobster and the daily fish as entree, and an appetizer. Food and drink were outstanding, and the vibe was great at the restaurant... there's even a live band playing (up to 9:15 i believe) Definitely for more mature crowd, as you see many couples and larger group of couples here. Expensive, but it's worth every dollar."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "When on Maui, we always go to Merriman's for one of our more special dinners. We ask for a great waiter named JJ every time we go because he is personable, efficient, and takes good care of us! The food is fantastic. We especially like to order two half orders of entrees on one plate. Wonderful atmosphere, but the music was too loud where our table was located. Otherwise, PERFECT!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service was very slow. Took 25 minutes to get a drink. Salad was fresh but all other food was just ok. We use to love going here but past 2 visits have been bad. Skip the restaurant and head to outdoor bar for a cocktail at sunset."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Heaven on earth! Great food, beautiful setting & wonderful attentive service from "Davey"!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is a MUST for dining on Maui. The views are unparalleled, service is excellent and food is always fresh and of the finest ingredients."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant on the water; Romantic and great food and service! The Cavatelli pasta appetizer was fantastic!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We heard great things about Meriman's but we found the service marginal and the food average. Much better restaurants to choose from."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had read about Merriman's being one of the top restaurants on Maui and so made a reservation two months out before our trip. We had a 7:30 reservation, which is considered its second seating, and asked for a special table with a great view of the ocean since this was out first visit to the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The table was right next to the window in the corner so that is was the most private table at the restaurant with a great view. But this restaurant was more than a nice table. From the ambience to the service to the food itself, everything was top notch. Our server was very attentive and each of our meals were cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience was spectacular. Pricey but the quality is superb. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've been coming to Maui for years and finally made it to Merrimans. What a treat! The food was outstanding and the view exceptional. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars on service was that we had to ask for water several times. It was probably more our specific server than the restaurant. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was a bit overpriced for the quantity they served."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dinner was most excellent in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The service was impeccable and we cannot wait to come again. Aloha and Mahalo!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Everything we had was absolutely perfect, and the views cannot be beat. Make sure you get there in time to catch the sunset!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went to Merriman's for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner. Sorry that we did. While the restaurant was beautiful, on the ocean and the food was very good, our server made our experience less than desirable. Levi was our server & he had ZERO personality. He barely spoke to us besides taking our order, & even then was limited to a few words. Other servers were interested in their tables, asking what brought them to Maui, offering to take pictures with the sunset backdrop, even gave them complimentary macadamia nut/coconut cookies, & Levi did none of this. We didn't need anything complementary but it is just the point. 't was a special night for us & I wish he would have offered the hospitality other servers appeared to give their guests."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit to Merriman's in 4 years. They have some fabulous wine by the 1/2 bottle that should be encouraged at all restaurants. We had a 6:30pm reservation requested a railing table; but had to wait due to they start seating at 5:30pm, so by 7:15pm our table was ready. It actually worked out better since we could enjoy sunset on the deck and then come in for a very relaxing dinner. I ordered the chicken, which was the best chicken my Husband said he had ever had. Crisp, moist and the most delicious sauce. Husband ordered the Trio plate which was good but really small portions, so he finished my chicken. Once again the salads were the highlight; fresh, fresh, fresh. We will be back for sure next time we are in Maui."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the service and the food was great. Had the Mahi Mahi and was probably the best fish I've ever had. Ambiance was great and view was better. Service was good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Being from Chicago, we like to eat at restaurants featuring small plates since it gives us a chance to enjoy different flavors. Although the Merriman did not offer small plates directly on their menu, my husband and I each ordered a Duo and split them. The waiter even accommodated us by allowing us to split a soup and a salad. We recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some differentiation for what seems like the standard island menu (macadamia, fig, mahi mahi, poke...). The sauces and vegetables pairings made this meal memorable."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderful meal in a fantastic setting. Our second time here and already a real favorite. Surprisingly loud this time."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We renewed our wedding vows on Kapalua Beach and went to Merriman's to celebrate. The food and service were amazing and the musician was outstanding. My husband is a wine afficianado and appreciated the recommendation from sommelier. All in all a beautiful evening."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The ambience was very classy but laid back atmosphere. The only problem we had was the service was poor. We got sitted on time but waited for about 10 minutes just for drink order. Another 10 min for our food order."
    Dined on 6/11/2014