WARNING-GREEDY SOFT DRINK POLICY
We really enjoyed our dinner except for their policy regarding soft drinks. After the rest of my party ordered wine, I ordered a coke since I was the designated driver. When the waiter asked if I would like a refill,(my coke was about 6 ounces in a tall skinny glass) I asked if they charged. He said yes, so I asked what my options were with free refills, and he said iced tea, so I switched to that. When the bill came, I was charged $8 ($4 for coke and $4 for tea)
Each person in my party spent over $100 on food and drinks. You would think at that price point they would cover a mid-meal switch to iced tea that was due to their policy. They should either put their policy of $4 each refill in their menu or warn customers when ordering.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this one
This is an upscale dinning with a homestyle feel. It is set in the front of a house that gives it a great relaxing feel. You are home. The food and service was outstanding. My wife and I had the 8 course tasting from land and sea. It included snapper and lamb. It is a little pricey but it is worth a look for special occasions or a get-a-way from the strip dinning. Nice job Chef!!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little slice of France in Lahaina
Gerard's was fantastic!! The food and service was wonderful. We had a table in the garden/courtyard. It was perfect for the 4th of July. You could enjoy the fireworks in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food. We loved the charm of this old plantation style house. Our only complaint was that the courtyard got a little warm. The tall trees blocked any wind from coming in, and the night that we went was kind of a still night. My husband was overheated toward the end of our meal and didn't feel well. The restaurant should consider putting a fan in the courtyard. However, the are ceiling fans in the porch where there is seating and air conditioning inside where there is seating. We highly recommend Gerard's!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fine dining
We've been to many notable fine dining restaurants on the mainland. This was our first time at Gerard's. Gerard's was one of the very best dining experiences that we've had. The seafood tasting menu/wine pairing was fantastic.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, great food, very romantic. Service was slightly slow but we didn't mind because the waiter was so friendly.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have lived on Maui for over 20 years, and this was our first visit to Gerard's! We will definitely be back! One of the best meals we've eaten. The food was superb, and the service exemplary.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French Food in Hawaii!
My wife and I honeymooned in Hawaii and picked Gerard's to have a special meal at. We were seated at the end of the dimly-lit front porch - very romantic. We both ordered the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Our waiter was French and was very friendly and attentive. We received a complimentary amuse-bouche which is always a classy touch.
The food and wine came out of the kitchen at an even and easy pace. We really appreciated this as the food from another tasting menu we tried at a different place came out WAY too fast. Gerard's kept it relaxed and gave us time to really savor each dish. The plates slowly built upon one another - the menu was set up perfectly, and all of the wine pairings were excellent. Highly recommended!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience was wonderful. The fish special and veal chops were some of the best we have had. The sorbet was extraordinary. It's a "must" in Maui.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the degustation and only one word " fabulous" the waiter Burt was extremely knowledgable on the food and he recommended a really good bottle wine with the 8 course menu, we will definitely go back when we come back to Maui!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Maui
You will be hard-pressed to find better food anywhere in Maui (or anywhere for that matter). Gerard combines local ingredients to prepare the finest food you can imagine. We had the lobster, the filet and the red snapper--they were all cooked to perfection. The service is excellent. It may be a little expensive, but it is worth it.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is an old House, very nice. You feel like you are in 1800's. it is fine dining. Pricey but it worths.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service excellent, Food Uneven
Ate at Gerard's for my husbands birthday, Friday at 6:45 pm. Sat on the porch,which was screened by well-chosen plantings. Tables were nicely spaced. Every person on the staff was attentive & pretty witty too.
Appetizers = uneven: ahi/salmon carpaccio was beautifully tasty, but shrimp/pasta/truffle was drowned in butter with almost no taste. Mains = my husband had Rack of Lamb, and reports that it was very good, but not outstanding. I had the local snapper entree, which I enjoyed ... again very good, but not amazing.
Ordered wine by the glass, Nice selection, with a great Cal. Zin.
For dessert, we had the sorbet trio (guava, mango, coconut), yummy, with a birthday candle in it.
Overall, I recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is quaint and rustic, it has such a homey feel when you walk in. The service was excellent, the staff was extremely polite and quite knowledgable (which I love) The menu has a little bit of everything, they also offer a prix fixe which takes about an hour and a half, I definitely want to come back to try this. The food was also awesome!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Refreshing find on Maui!
Gerard's was such a breath of fresh air from the traditional Hawaiian cuisine (nothing against it, one simply needs a bit of a break from white rice and Khalua pork once in awhile). The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and history of the restaurant. All aspects of the food were as expected from a seasoned french chef. The ingredients were local and fresh, which gave the menu that island candor which one can appreciate. Lastly, it was away from the beach front, which while beautiful also attracted a great deal of noise. All of these touches made for a wonderful evening with a prime atmosphere for taking in the wonderful flavors of the island.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Best I had on Maui this trip. I started with the foie gras. It cooked well, but a little unseasoned for my taste, and the toast it was sitting on was way too sweet. However the snapper was cooked perfectly. The special bananas dessert was amazing. A definite must. Their kids menu is not really geared towards younger kids, more like middle school, because my 5 year old wouldn't eat a thing.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to Gerard's multiple
Been to Gerard's multiple times and it is always wonderful. Going to Maui without dinner one night at Gerard's would be a big mistake. We love it
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a restaurant in Maui with a creative menu.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still a great restaurant!
In our experience this is the finest restaurant in Maui, and has been for many years!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent Hawaiian and French
We spent a wonderful evening at Gerard's restaurant. As French tourists in Hawaii, we loved the typical French starters and entrees, but we also enjoyed a lot the very good mix of Hawaiian and French cuisine. The catch of the day was delicious and very fresh and very well served with a sweet potato mash. Finally, keep enough space for dessert : the Tarte Tatin is prepared with seasonal fruits, in our case, pineapple. It was just perfect with an excellent Espresso.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner yesterday ranked in our top five dining experiences of all time, and we've had some great meals. This even beat out Mama's, and our favorites in Chicago. Can't wait to return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful cuisine, great
Delightful cuisine, great service and a beautiful interior marked our experience at Gerard's. The quality of the ingredients used really shows, and the chef prepares them to exacting French standards. I had the duck confit, which was excellent; crispy on the outside, juicy inside. My girlfriend had the Alpacapaca, a Hawaiian snapper, and it was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend an evening dining with Gerard's.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
음식도 좋았고 맛도 좋았습니다. 하지만 팁 부분을 웨이터가 직접써서 주는 모습은 웬지 별로 였습니다. 하와이에 일하는분들이 너무나 친절해서 그런것 같네요 그래서 별네개로 평가합니다.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a lovely experience!
Another favorite of ours.
Service, food, atmosphere all fabulous.
French onion soup is worth the 30 minute prep time. Have a cocktail or two while waiting
Ask to dine on the veranda.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best on Maui, Really.
Best chef on Maui. We have lived and dined on Maui for over 20 years, Gerrard's serves the best food.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food in Lahaina
Excellent food, nice place, but no view of the ocean, just the street. Note: there are parking lots right across the street but don‘t take any lot, the lot directly across Gerrards has the best rates. We wanted to try the 8 course prix fixe menu, but it was not available that night (even though the menu states ‘daily’). However, the dishes that we ordered were outstanding: spinach salad w scallops, chilled cucumber soup, mahi mahi, snapper. Save room for their delicious homemade fruit sorbets, and a dessert called Dusty Road, which was coffee and chocolate ice cream with butterscotch and chocolate sauces, macadamia nuts, and chocolate dust.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delectable Food, Gracious Service
Visited for the first time during an overnight stop in Maui. The food was fantastic and the service very nice. Eric was knowledgeable about the menu and made it easy for me to make my selections. The seating in the balcony was very nice, only spoiled by a crying child on a nearby table. Perhaps the restaurant should have a policy to have couples with youngsters sit in a designated area, like the inside room so the atmosphere and experience of others is not tarnished.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Amazing Experience
Gerards is quite simply my favorite restaurant in the world. I've had a number of experiences with restaurants from Beijing to Paris, but Gerard's simply and perfectly merger superior-quality food with an amazing attitude and delivery of service. Gerard not only owns the restaurant and small house in which the restaurant sits, but he is personally and highly involved in the construction of his dishes as well as a presentation and the management of his staff. Your Gerard's experience is a truly unique one that will leave an indelible impression if you appreciate world class cuisine in a casual and warm environment. This is not a trendy/hip scene. It is real, authentic and a powerful experience. Please treat yourself!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinner on Maui
Best meal we had while in Maui! This restaurant was everything we anticipated and more, everything was excellent, the service, the wine list, the ambience, and the food was perfectly prepared. I would highly recommend this place to everyone I know.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. The outdoor seating is limited so make an early reservation. For wine loves this is a 2013 Wine Spectator top restaurant.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff and great food
We had a wonderful dinner with a very friendly waitstaff. They make you feel like guests in their home. Highly recommended and we plan on returning the next time we are in Maui. Enjoy!!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great service
Excellent food, great service on a very pretty terrace. Would recommend.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good French food
We were looking for a French restaurant and this was recommended. It was very, very good. We went for a 28th anniversary celebration and we were delighted. The sauce on the veal chop was a little heavy in my opinion, but everything else was very pleasant. This restaurant is not an ocean view.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great! Veal chop was awesome. Also shared escargot and the ahi and salmon appetizer. Both were great. A bottle of Cote Rotie. A successful evening!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special dining experience
No mater how many new places we experience around the world this is still in our top ten favorites places to dine. We have been coming to Maui for 20 years and always rank this one on our must do list. Great for special occasions.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful find!
We were drawn to Gerard's because of some coupons from our hotel (it is located at the Plantation Inn in Lahaina, sister hotel to Kaanapali Beach Hotel).
What a magnificent meal and service, our waiter(Bert)was very personable and extremely helpful recommending things on the menu to take full advantage of our coupons(some small restrictions when you read the small print).
Much larger portions than i was expecting as well. Desserts were just ok. The setting is very intimate and romantic,(server said they limit to 45 seating a per night) Gerard was actually having dinner there with friends when we were there!
Only drawback is that the tables are a little too close too each other and it is not located on the waterfront.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an outstanding restaurant...the food is as good as you get at any restaurant on Maui. Get a table on the porch. It's charming except for the occasional car coming up the street. All four of us were very pleased with our meals; fish and meats were perfectly prepared. Check out the rhubarb dessert if you still have room!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
GEM OF A RESTAURANT
Gerard's is a French restaurant in the middle of Lahina, Maui. We really didn't expect a restaurant this good. The veal chop, served with a cognac cream and peppercorn sauce was tender to the point that it could be cut without a knife. If you like veal, this is the place to have it. Service was outstanding. We are going back again before we leave Maui for the mainland.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A find after all these years
After hearing about Gerard's for years, we decided to celebrate our anniversary there. The whole experience was great - the service, the ambience, and the food were all excellent. We will definitely be back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always visit Maui once a year and it is a must to go to Gerard's. Love everything about this place.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic with tastes that titillated my palate. We had the degustation menu with wine pairing and each course was pared perfectly. My taste buds and senses were satiated. The service was impeccable.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Magnifique! Excellent food, ambience and outstanding service. If you want a special dinner while visiting West Maui, do not miss this place!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best restaurant on Mau
We went there for our 50th Anniversary and had a great dinner. After we had our appetizers I said that they were so good that things could only go downhill from there. They didn't. It only got better when the entrees arrived. The service was excellent as was the wine list. If you can only go to one restaurant on Maui, make it Gerard's!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine food and service. Seafood doesn't get any more fresh!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Locals from Honolulu
Locals from Honolulu on a weekend getaway - only had pupus (appetizers), but everything was great! Highly recommend the French Onion Soup for the fans, it was one if the best I've had!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Find in Lahaina
We'd been coming to Maui for many, many years, but somehow Gerards had escaped our attention until a friend recommended it. What a wonderful meal we had, starting with out-of-this world fois gras on this amazing "French Toast". Combined with a perfect Sauterne, it was sublime! Rest of the meal was also delicious and perfect. Sitting out on the front porch on a warm evening, it almost felt like we were on some Caribbean island instead of Hawaii. Service was impeccable. The only mar on the evening was watching what looked to be two very sad looking people intent on their cell phones instead of each other - cell phones don't belong in such a romantic setting.....
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining in Lahaina
The Plantation Inn itself is quite a gem. Dinner on the porch was outstanding! Great service. Might consider staying there next time in Maui.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a must do while visiting
Always a must do while visiting Maui. We wouldn't miss the fine dining.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance, service and
The ambiance, service and food were outstanding... The Foie Gras and Pork Medallions were incredible. Overall wonderful dining experience from beginning to end.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old Lady Decor
This place is great but I was taken back with the decore reminding me of someones old grandmothers house. Once you get past that, the food is traditional and very good.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maui Regulars from Minnesota
We truly enjoyed our dining experience at Gerard's! The food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. We would highly recommend this restaurant and it's old Hawaiian charm. One of the best on Maui!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM