Great dining experience
We always eat at The Plantation House when we are on Maui and have always been pleased with the food, the service and the ambiance. This time was no exception. The Risotto appetizer was excellent, the short rib entree was incredible, the fish very fresh and flavorful, and the location cannot be beat, particularly if you are there in time for sunset. The dining room is resort elegant, very nicely done. We highly recommend The Plantation House.
3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Plantation House.
We love Plantation House. The food is great and the bartender makes great drinks(and has her own specialties which are spectacular) and she is always friendly and helpful. Our last visit, the place was quiet (we were the last ones in) and April, the wait staff was spectacular, friendly and helpful. She is a great addition and asset to the team there.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy our yearly dining
Always enjoy our yearly dining experience at The Plantation House. Linda, our server, is fantastic - pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable - everything you would want. The food is delicious although my entrée was cooked more than I liked. Linda offered to return it to the kitchen and when I declined she said she would let the chef know.
The views are hard to beat so reserve a table to watch the sunset.
Looking forward to returning next year. :)
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant, Great View
This restaurant was wonderful from start to finish. We were escorted to an open window with a beautiful view. April, our server, was very attentive with the friendly Aloha spirit. The food was flavorful and presented very creatively. We were celebrating my husband's belated birthday. He was presented with a complimentary dessert with a candle and even a card signed by the Plantation House staff. When we walked out of the restaurant, the valet had our car ready with the air conditioning running. We would highly recommend this dining experience and look forward to returning to the island and experiencing this memory again. Thanks Plantation House!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Spectacular coastal views and food
I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. It was recommended to me and it was a great experience. The views were spectacular and the food and service were superb. In fact, we returned the next day for lunch! The menu was sophisticated and varied with Hawaiian food and locally sourced items prepared in 5 star restaurant style.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great View, Great Mai Tai's
We ate at the Plantation House after a day on the links and found the menu, while somewhat limited, to be well prepared and served in a very eye-catching and tasetful manner. Everything we had was good but not great; the prices, like everywhere else in Kapalua, are very expensive, but that's what you expect on this end of the island so if you want to saty up here you should be prepared. The "house" mai tai is a must try if you're into mai tai's (they also have a "regular" mai tai, but the "house" mai tai is the one to try); having tried mai tai's all over Maui, I'd have to say theirs was the best one I had anywhere on Maui (or any other island, for that matter). Even with a slightly overcast sky, the view was fabulous!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a beautiful place to
It's a beautiful place to go at sunset. The staff there are very attentive and friendly.
4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Mother's Day
After a long flight from San Francisco, our first relaxing evening was a great meal at Plantation House. What a beautiful and relaxing way to start out vacation in Maui.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for sunset dinning
The staff was as great as the food. The view at sunset was worth the time!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff were friendly. We arrived 40 minutes early and the staff worked to find us a table immediately. Food was excellent and prepared exactly as we requested. The evening we dined there was a wedding rehearsal dinner. The group was placed in the main dining hall noisy and not concerned with their impact on other guests. The toasts, children playing video games on iPads, the wanderings as the greeted each other, etc., took away from the ambience. Not sure what can be done under those circumstances other than to recommend inquiring when making a reservation about other large party groups.
There are many fine restaurants on Maui, but only a few qualify for a special occasion. This is one of those.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heaven in Paradise
A truly magnificent evening. We dined at many top restaurants in Maui, and for food and ambience, this is the best. The fish preparation was delectable and used many of the unique Island spices. If you want a special and memorable experience this is the place.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunset dining at its finest...
Still one of the best spots for an outstanding Maui sunset meal. We do miss the menu options for the fresh catch preparation.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First night in Maui
Lovely setting. Close to our place. Food for the price didn't quite measure up. Go for drinks and appetizers or lunch.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A highlight of our honeymoon
I found out about The Plantation House from a website while planning my honeymoon earlier this year. My now husband and I decided we wanted to go because how could we come to Maui and miss out on a restaurant with such great reviews. When we pulled up to the restaurant, it was on such beautiful grounds! Everyone was extremely pleasant. We were even able to be seated earlier than our reservation, the views were breathtaking and romantic,and our server was so friendly and attentive. They even have us a card and champagne toast because they knew it was our honeymoon. How special! Eating here was definitely a highlight of our honeymoon and if ever on the island again, we will be sure to come back and dine again.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Scenery
Food was very good. Scenery was unbelievable. They made our 3 young children feel very welcomed as well.
Favourite meal of our 10 day vacation in Maui!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and the view was even better. We tried pork belly for appetizer and even my 17 year old loved it!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our reservation was made for sunset and the view was spectacular! The service was very good, our waitress was knowledgeable and honest about the menu choices. I had the Ahi, it was divine and my husband the steak, the cheesecake was amazing as well, the Oreo crust is to die for!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the plantation house has amazing food, the view & location really earn it it's stars. We had a wonderful sunset dinner! The service was ok. Our waiter seemed a little stressed.
We had the scallops appetizer AMAZING!
The ahi entree & the local catch dish were very good
Pineapple cake dessert AMAZING.
Overall 2 drinks, appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert=$130+tip but worth every penny.
They do not accept discover/dc (which I read they did somewhere online).
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I renewed our
My husband and I renewed our wedding vows on the beach and then had a lovely dinner at Athens Plantation House.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing experience!
Another amazing experience - one of many over the past 20 years! Still our favorite restaurant! Initially we weren't very excited about our table location. A man in shorts and a cap stopped by after noticing us standing and discussing and moved us to a superb ltable with a fantastic sunset view. Turned out he was the owner! What service! Our meal was spectacular and service was awesome. The owner stopped by several times to make sure we were having a stellar experience and even brought his wife and son and introduced them to us! Plantation colada is to die for, and I dream of it when I am not in Maui! Entrees were all excellent and loved the pineapple cake for dessert. I can't speak enough about our experience! It was magical!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come to Plantation House each time we're in Maui.
We realized this time something was different and found out it is under new management.
The menu has changed and the general atmosphere is a bit "less tidy" and attention to detail missing. (Cocktail and wine glasses left on our table all the way through the end of our meal.)
That said, our table location was spectacular, the food was good, our server was friendly.
The management is interested in impressionsc as I got a call the following day asking for feedback.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations late in the day for that evening. It was a nice find as the food was excellent. Service was v. good but lacked a little attention to be considered excellent. We liked the farm to table concept if most items on the menu.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh ingredients, very nice meal
Also, nice local music playing. Soup was very good. So was the sorbet for dessert.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind restaurant, view
One of the best restaurants we're fortunate to visit. Incredible sunset views and excellent dining. If you're on Maui, do not miss the Plantation House for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Dining Experience
The panoramic view at sunset was spectacular and the dinner was delicious - very excellent ambiance.
It is our number one favorite in the area and we look forward to each return visit.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Plantation House is hardly unknown, but it's distant from most of the rest of Maui (i.e., outside the Kapalua area). Food: great and a great value (even though the prices are not modest). We tried the Monchong (fish) at almost every restaurant, and the Plantation House tied for first -- moist, tender, subtly but pleasingly spiced. (The other first-place went to a restaurant you'll get if you think about Robin Hood and his). Staff was just right -- responsive, willing to chat, not intrusive. WIne list not extensive but of high quality. Also, the Mai Tais had some octane. More than half of the places we tried on this trip served Mai Tais in a distinctive glass and with hardly any oomph. Beware the distinctive glass.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the view was spectacular and the food was awsome!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing view that was only matched by the service provided and the meal served.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was nice to dine without the hustle and bustle of most restaurants. The service was great and they did not rush you out the door. We eat here every time we go to Maui.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our fourth time to the restaurant and the food, setting, and service were very good. A little disappointed that the flaming bananas foster has been removed from the menu.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice birthday dinner
Excellent dinner, as usual. Linda was a very attentive waitress.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine as usual
We have dined here many times. As before, service was outstanding and food excellent. The view is stunning, especially if you dine at sunset. Even though it is pricey, the experience is worth it.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service!
On our many trips to Maui we have never been disappointed in the Plantation House experience. Although a bit pricey, it never fails to deliver an outstanding meal and experience. The only downside was the amateurish, loud music offered for an hour (thankfully, only an hour!) by a duo. The piped Hawaiian music before and after was much more conducive to our time at table. Linda was an absolute gem of a server!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location with spectacular
Great location with spectacular views of Maui coast.
Sunsets are spectacular!
Food is also very good.
An above average wine list.
A place to go that is memorable and special.
We will eat at the Plantation house again on our next visit to Maui.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not great
Food was very good, comparable to several of the high end restaurants on Maui. The prices were a bit high for the value received.
Have had a better experience on previous visits. Server forgot my wife's drink. Lahaina Grill a better choice for the money. Ambiance can't be be beat, however, great view.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always worth the trip
We've been going here at least once on virtually every trip to Maui for the past 20 years, and it continues to be superb. The view cannot be matched and the food is a close second.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The plantation provided a nice Thanksgiving dinner plate with both white and dark meat, mashed and sweet potatoes, stuffing, and green beans. Dinner rolls were tasty but gravy tasted like it came from a package. Desserts were outstanding.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Meal was overall good.
Our Meal was overall good. The mahi mahi was superb, however, the orzo lacked in flavor and the whole plate lacked in visual appeal. The spinach salad was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and engaging.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
You have an awesome view of
You have an awesome view of the sunset at dinner time, but anytime of day the view is spectacular!
It's definitely a must visit as there are many great dishes to choose from. They always have a "catch of the day".
We went for breakfast one day and dinner on our last night on Maui. Plantation House is one of our favorites and whenever in Maui we go at least once. Service is excellent and very accommodating staff. Highly recommend !
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hilltop Island Experience
My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at the Plantation House Restaurant. Driving up to the hilltop early evening began to set the stage for a romantic night. The view of the ocean gave a panoramic perspective of the island. The staff were exceptional and the food was amazing quality. April our waitress provided friendly and professional service. We'd like to clone her! The filet mignon was one of the best I have eaten. We also had dinner at Merriman's in Maui which was also exceptional, but the filet was a step up at the Plantation House. Thank you for a delightful evening Plantation House. See you next time we return to Maui!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Opens at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Make reservations in advance and get there 1/2 hour early to get a ringside seat for the sunset.
First come first table with a reservation. Mai Tai's extraordinary. Tremendous views. Great memories.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM