beautiful view, variable food
We came here for our anniversary dinner and were very well looked after by all the staff. Even though the restaurant was empty (as we arrived very early), we decided not to sit by the window because of the heat/glare from the sunset; the wonderful picture window could definitely use an awning or shades to alleviate some of this!
Our food was variable; the grilled octopus, seared scallops were good but nothing special; however the poached shrimp salad and the wagyu beef were outstanding.
Service was excellent throughout.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular view of ocean
Spectacular view of ocean with kayak racers and surfers. Food was delicious and service was great. Sunset was spectacular. Servers were friendly, professional and at your service.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the tasting menu. My cocktail was excellent as well. Would have loved a seat by the window, but still was able to experience the sunset from an inner table. With the condo-like accommodations we stayed at, we actually ended up making a lot of our own meals, so this is what I would suggest as a fancy evening out, perhaps a bit of a splurge. The grounds of the St Regis are beautiful.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome place to celebrate
We went here to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Awesome service, views, and food.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attentive wait staff and great food. We had lamb chops and salmon. Both were very well prepared. The pineapple mint drink was very good as well. We were not able to sit by a window, but we were able to easily walk out on the terrace to photograph the sunset.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Exceptional Experience
Having eaten here on a few other occasions, I remain impressed with the cuisine, service and ambiance. This is world class cuisine served by incredibly professional wait staff. My tenderloin was outstanding as were the toppings. The asparagus vinaigrette was great although one serving proved overwhelming for a single diner. The appetizer of spring pea soup was subtle with a beautiful finished taste profile. The strawberry shortcake, while fine, fell short of the quality of the appetizer, entree and side dish. My waiter was outstanding and sensitive to the needs of a single diner as were the delightful hostesses. Be sure to enjoy the bread basket. This is sophisticated cuisine is worthy of any food mecca. It was well worth the money.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
What can you say....fantastic!
What a wonderful place to dine. The atmosphere at The Kauai Grill is wonderful, the view dynamic especially of the sunset and the mountains of northern Kauai. The quality of the food and service was outstanding, and the best bit...we thought it was good value for the money paid.
make sure you also check out the bar upstairs and the spectacular view before dinner and catch the sunset
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dinner With A View!
We truly enjoyed the experience. It was expensive but at least it was worth it. The food and service were terrific. This is rarely the case when you have a magical view as well. It was the only restaurant or bar at the St. Regis to which I would enjoy a return visit. Get there by 6:30 for a prime table. We enjoyed a booth that faced the window.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It Gets No Better -
Celebrating our 30th anniversary, my wife and I decided to go to the Kauai Grill on our last night in Kauai. The ambiance of this place begins when you meet the valet at the hotel entrance, and continues thru the lobby of the hotel until you reach the restaurant. We got there a little early to get a window table to view the sunset (which turned our to be gorgeous-do this if possible). We opted for the tasting menu-an absolute HIT. Our waitress was pleasant, but not always around (we wanted coffee and had to wait for her to come by, even after our desserts were served). The servers were just excellent. We have eaten at other "5 Star" restaurants, and this one is near, if not at, the top (value and view-wise it's hard to beat). Awesome!!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive but delicious, with a stunning view out of the windows and attentive, professional and friendly service. They could bottle the sauce that the mahi mahi is served in. Good for a special occasion or if money isn't an issue.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is probably the best place to view a sunset on Kauai. The food was fantastic, and the service perfect. It was our anniversary, and all our servers wished us a happy one!! We chose all the recommendations our primary server recommended - Perfect!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, annoying music
My husband and I had the tasting menu paired with the wine, and the food was wonderful. Service was spot on perfect, except it took a while to get the check. We had a nice table near t he windows, but a large beam completely obscured the sunset view, which I was able to see through someone else's phone while they were taking a picture. The biggest problem for me, and why I wou ld probably not go back, was the techno lounge Muzak playing. I don't know why some hotels think that people like at music. Maybe some do, but for me it ruined the ambience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top shelf seafood
Creative creations! Poached egg caviar, octopus, snapper and mahi all outstanding.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good All Around
Fresh food from Kauai made into sophisticated "amouse bouche' style meals. Explosion of flavors, good wine, fine service, handsome room - unique view of Hanalei bay and surrounding wonders. will be happy to return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and delicious food! Would definitely recommend to others.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Anela was so great!
Our server Anela was so great! She knew how to relate without being fake. Our food was fabulous.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view. Very good food.
The view is fantastic. Wear your sunglasses if you go at sunset -- the reflection of the sun on Hanalei Bay can be blinding if sitting next to the window! Food was very good, considering the environment. Instead of the tasting menu, we just chose to create our own with a few glasses of wine. A hamachi sashimi dish was excellent, very fresh with some toppings that worked well including avocado. We had a shrimp salad with a champagne truffle dressing, also excellent. The crispy poached egg with caviar was really interesting and tasty. The entrees were actually the least impressive but still good (wagyu tenderloin and seared bigeye ahi tuna). Mushroom side was good but fairly spicy. If I went back, I'd maybe just do a bunch of appetizers.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Great view...
Great meal with awesome sunset view. Perfect atmosphere for Kauai, casual with a fine dining menu.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Granted, I can only justify spending such high prices as we were on our honeymoon, but we had a truly memorable evening at Kauai Grill. If you're lucky to grab a table next to a window, overlooking the mind-numbingly beautiful Hanalei Bay, then you will certainly feel that is was worth your hard earned dollars. The sunset was the undisputed highlight, but my wife's grilled Waygu Beef Tenderloin almost stole the show. Other suggestions from our menu would include the Roasted Carrot Avocado Salad, the Spiced Chicken Samosas, and the Grilled Veal Chop. I'm not sure the sides were worth the price, especially the Snap Peas with Shallots, but our Warm Chocolate Cake and cappuccinos rounded out the night beautifully. The service was great!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
When on the North Shore of
When on the North Shore of Kauai, you must plan a night at this beautiful restaurant overlooking Hanalei Bay.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops on Kauai
This is one of the two best restaurants on Kuaui. The Beach House at poipu is the other . But this is acut above because it is far more quiet and therefore romantic. There are very few restaurants where the food, location, view, staff, were all memorable in a positive way. When my wife and I think great food in the islands, Kauai grill begins the list
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extraordinary food. Service
Extraordinary food. Service needs a little help. Nice atmosphere.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in Paradise
Kauai Grill certainly lived up to its reputation. The food was inventive and delicious, the service friendly and attentive. The view was spectacular. It is certainly pricey but worth it.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious flavors, beautiful view of Kauai sunset, excellent service. It's a synergistic team!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Menu offering are exquisite - both in flavor combinations and in visual presentation. We had seafood, beef and lamb - all equally delicious !! An exciting culinary adventure !!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Phenomenal All Around Restaurant
Food, Service & Ambiance were absolutely out of this world
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch on a special occasion
In our online reservation I noted that it was our 25th anniversary and that one of us would be eating from the vegetarian menu. When we arrived they wished us a happy anniversary and provided the vegetarian menu as we sat down. We were pleased with this unexpected small attention to detail, and loved it when they brought out our desserts with small chocolate medallions that said Happy Anniversary on them.
The food was excellent, the service unflagging, and the view of course was beautiful. We got to watch yet another sunset over Hanalei Bay, but this time it was extra-special. Thank you Kauai Grill for providing the backdrop for a very special time for us.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good But Lacking in Ambiance
Food was good, not amazing. Service was very very good. They noticed I was cold and offered a shawl which made the experience much better. Tables are a mile apart from each other so, has a cruise-ship or hospital cafeteria feel to it. Would still go, but not expecting a bubbling fun atmosphere like anywhere cool in NY, Paris or even Bar Acuda in Hanalei on Kauai.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dining experience in Kauai
Both the fish of the day and the steak were well executed. My wife is still commenting on how nice our dinner here was. My two children (7 and 10) were well accommodated as well. Prices are high at most all the nicer restaurants in Kauai and this one is no exception -- but at least I felt that I received some value from the experience as the food and environment were very nice. I experienced average food and high prices at some competing venues. While we stayed at the St. Regis and experienced the wonderful sunset view from the St. Regis bar and from our room, the view from the restaurant is not bad if you time your reservation correctly and get a seat near the window.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone should experience this restaurant once in their lifetime. Excellent service and food.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view & food
You can't say enough good things about the view. We had a table at the window and went at a time so that we could watch the sunset and it was a perfect view. Everything that we ordered was served hot, seasoned well and at a good pace. They did not have the same old boring things on the menu and we were very happy with being able to step out of our comfort zone of our typical food selections and try something new and not be disappointed. The only criticism I have is about our waiter Michael. He was good, but at this type of restaurant we expect a bit more. We had to ask him about specials and ask for suggestions and I'm pretty sure he didn't smile one time. However, the responses we did get from him were thorough and accurate.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were blown away by the caliber of food that we experienced. We've already talked about returning on our next trip to Kauai!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful View. Wonderful Meal
My boyfriend and I enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. I was grateful to swap out one of the dishes due to a food allergy. All the dishes were amazing - every single dish was exceptional. Though the portions were on the small side and left me wanting more. All the servers were friendly. The restaurant has an amazing view.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a wonderful very magical evening with great food, service and a fantastic view.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
You pay for the view
The setting is great and the view superb, but the waiter was not that we'll trained I.e. Didn't really know what he was doing with a bottle of champagne. The bill came before we we're offer tea or coffee and then when we paid it took 20 minutes for them to take payment. You are paying for the view.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had some pretty disappointing meals in Kauai, so we were hoping this place lived up to the hype. It did. We enjoyed some great sashimi, Wagyu beef carpaccio, Foie Gras Mousse, and a few other items. The cocktails were inventive and fun (worth their $16 price tag, unlike all of the other cocktails we had at the St. Regis). Dessert was the salted caramel ice cream sundae, which hit the spot.
The menu is well priced for the quality of the food and I would return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service but the restaurant is much too noisy for a high class restaurant.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lack of attention
I normally do not complain publicly, but I mentioned to my wife that I just did not feel the service was all that great especially considering the price of the meal. This was confirmed when we met a couple outside of the restaurant who asked how we felt about the service because they had a similar experience. I did not feel that our server paid much attention to us. We received more attention from the assistant server. I would have ordered a second cocktail with dinner but the server did not come to our table in a timely manner.
Overall the dining experience was very good and with and amazing sunset view. I definitely recommend this restaurant just wishing the service was a little better.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I saved Kauai Grill for our last night and was overall impressed with the diversity of the menu and quality of the preparation of our dishes. We enjoyed our crabcake appetizer and hearts of palm salad, respectively. Both featured fresh ingredients and the appropriate balance of flavors. The best of all were our entrees--the onaga and the parmesan-crusted chicken. The onaga was flaky and light, whereas the chicken was rich and decadent due to the parmesan crusting. We shared the warm chocolate cake for dessert that did not fail to impress. We would highly recommend the restaurant for both guests and outside visitors, but be prepared to pay a higher price for it.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very special place!
Kauai Grill had an amazing view of the ocean and the food was excellent! My husband had the red snapper that was cooked to perfection, very moist and tender. My lamb chops were very good too except it's a tiny bit salty for me which is the only really why it didn't get 5 stars from me for the food. The chocolate cake dessert was divine. All around an amazing place to celebrate our anniversary.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at the Kauai Grill on our last evening in Kauai as a way to cap off a wonderful week. The St. regis is a beautiful hotel - and the Grill was equally wonderful. The food selection was extremely goo and varied - we had a difficult time figuring out what to eat - since everything sounded appetizing. We went with their sampler menu - which my wife loved. Everything was cooked to perfection. The Mero was delicious as were the braised short ribs. Our sirloin steak was equally as good as our other entree. We would definitely eat here again on our next trip to Kauai.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing from the mero and fillet to the kid's grilled chicken! My only complaint was that it was so good I wanted more! Really outstanding cuisine!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good at most
Aside from the excitement my wife and I had from celebrating our first anniversary, our experience was Good at most given the cost and expectations.
Seating - Odd layout for romantic dining. Booths faced 2 tops in a "flower" pattern.
Climate control - It was very cold with direct air flow down on the food.
Service - Friendly staff, but not consistently checking on us.
Food - Splurged on the $72 Wagyu, but could have been a $30 Choice grade. I would recommend sticking with the cooked fish entrees, or simply the appetizers.
Drink - Passion Whiskey Fizz is amazing. Coopers Stout beer not commonly found from Australia, so good and smokey.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food on the North side
You expect good food at at St. Regis property, this met all our expectations.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food & views!
The Kauai Grill was the perfect ending to a wonderful week in Kauai. While it is an expensive experience, the food exceeds expectations, and the views at sunset cannot be beat. Terrific food, great views and wonderful attentive, non-intrusive service!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner in Paradise
Overall, exquisite meal. The cocktails are amazing and are made from fresh squeezed juices. The appetizers and entrees are well prepared, delectable and again sourced locally. The dessert menu can not be beat. The service was outstanding and very receptive to any request. This is as good a meal as you will have anywhere in the USA, from a foodie who has eaten everywhere coast to coast. The price is commensurate to the quality. The view spectacular! Don't pass this gem up if you are in Princeville!
Additionally, major kudos to the kitchen for having a very sophisticated GLUTEN free menu!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was great!
We always come to dinner here when we are in Kauai as a special treat. The service is excellent (one waiter noticed that my chair was a little far from the table and brought me a pillow for my back)! The food was light and very good - pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful setting but....
Over looks the bay, luxurious interior, great wait staff but missed the top mark . This could be a perfect spot except for the noise. They need to work on dampening the over all noise. Very loud for high priced dining. Fouled the romantic dinner for our 48th anniversary.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, window table
Great dinner, window table with a view. Unfortunately it was noisy, due to some rather loud children, but not much can be done about that. Delicious food and good service.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dessert ever
Had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was expensive but worth a special occasion. The highlight was definitely the dessert course which was a salted caramel ice cream sunday with brittle and popcorn. The other courses offered a good variety of the menu and the wine pairings were well thought out.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM