The Plantation House Restaurant
The Plantation House Restaurant

The Plantation House Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theplantationhouse.com/
  • Phone: (808) 230-1234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast/Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Jojo Vasquez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer several menus available to choose from for all occasions and party size. Chef Jojo works with groups to craft special requests for their guests so they can truly enjoy the dining occasion with all expectations met.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Plantation House Restaurant in its lush, tropical surroundings is the perfect setting on Maui for unforgettable and elegant private parties. Our on-site Director of Special Events will help you craft a memorable wedding reception, bridal brunch, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or any other celebration that is shared with family or friends. We can provide suggestions and arrangements for decor, flowers, cakes, entertainment, dancing, and menus: all the details that add up to a perfect occasion. The Plantation House in Kapalua is also the ideal Maui location for those wishing to arrange corporate functions, post-golf events, awards ceremonies, community meetings, employee parties and charity events in Hawaii. The Plantation House offers several unique on-site locations for those wishing to arrange a private party in Kapalua. Please visit our website to view our gallery, which further illustrates the endless possibilities that can be arranged.
  • Private Party Contact: Elaine Kerr 8086696299x
  • Entertainment: Local singer Wilmont Kahaialii Jr. appears very Friday 7:30 to 9:30 pm singing quintessential Hawaiian favorites accompanied by his guitar.
  • Special Events: Entertainment: Local singer Wilmont Kahaialii Jr. appears very Friday 7:30 to 9:30 pm singing quintessential Hawaiian favorites accompanied by his guitar.
    Yearly events: January hosting the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Honoapiilani Highway
  • Public Transit: Kapalua Resort Offers a free shuttle service in the Kapalua area, check with your concierge.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our large private lot is free to use. On certain nights and special occasions, we have optional complimentary valet service. This will be clearly marked.
A word from The Plantation House Restaurant
High above the coastline on the island of Maui sits The Plantation House.
From its unique vantage point atop Kapalua's Plantation Golf Course, the elegant open-air dining room offers panoramic ocean views and breathtaking sunsets.
Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez, voted one of Hawaii’s “Rising Star Chefs,”and rewarded "Best Chef America," has crafted menus to reflect his passion for locally sourced and inspired dishes as well as introduced signature menu items. Chef Jojo’s cuisine pays respect to locality, using diverse cooking techniques and contemporary presentations. The menu emphasizes Hawai‘i's fresh fish, with dishes that are enhanced by the bounty of fresh produce and herbs grown here on Maui. The Plantation House hosts winemakers for special events throughout the year and is host restaurant to the PGA TOUR Hyundai Tournament of Championships each January.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Plantation House Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (103)romantic (87)special occasion (74)fit for foodies (57)notable wine list (33)great for outdoor dining (29)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (19)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Fabulous find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Driving into the Plantation Estates is breathtaking! The Plantation Restaurant is simply beautiful and the views are spectacular, whether you are looking at the "greens" or the blues of the ocean. We arrived in time to enjoy happy hour in the bar, then moved into the dining room to watch the sun set. We were a party of four, the staff was most gracious and accommodating to assure us a table with a view. The service was impeccable, the food delicious; all four of us raved about our meal. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect dining experience. Aloha
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best experience on the island of Maui.
    mjatm109a1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The location is quite unique. Maui is about eating dinner on the sea shore but there is something to be said about on the golf course. You are perched upon this hill immediately over looking the golf course but the real beauty is the ocean in the distance. It's so vast but yet so peaceful. The staff was wonderful; the ambiance was amazing and the food was awesome. There is no push to get you in and out. It was quite refreshing to just sit and enjoy food the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Egg Benedict
    lovesushiVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I am in love with their Egg's Benedict! They have a variety of selections from vegetarian to seafood to the classic. I am definitely coming back for it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magic Happens in Kapalua
    JJsPICKS
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The Plantation House has it going on!! The new management team is focused on providing a warm and inviting experience at this beautiful Kapalua destination eatery. The food, service and wine list are all worthy of this World Class venue. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - Each have a special feel and delicious menu choices. Great to see Plantation once again providing Top Shelf dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful dining and a beautiful evening!
    Happy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is one of the most beautiful,breathtaking settings for dining on Maui. Our dinner was very good...the fish was excellent,the salad was great! We also enjoy coming for breakfast when on Maui. This is a very good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    azdiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love this restaurant because of it's view and the quality food and service. We always make it a point to come when we are in Maui. We like the late morning, early afternoon in order to take advantage of the great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful sunset viewing
    Mauiguest
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Locals recommended we eat here and they were right! The restaurant is lovely and has spectacular sunset views across the golf course to the Pacific Ocean. Food is amazing with delicious fresh fish. Service wonderful. Would definitely recommend this for any occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best benedicts ever
    SamalsarVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    All their eggs benedicts are excellent which is what we have whenever we go. Their banana bread though needs a major overhaul...it was awful.. Service is great. This is one of our favorite restaurants due to it's location, vies, great service and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Postcard Perfect
    Dave
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great views and food. Lovely way to start the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the very best
    Mark
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Consistently excellent food and wine list Food presentation and preparation excellent On the high end of the price list but worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Scon
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great views and food! What a beautiful location. Our service was great and the food wonderful. This is a must do when in Kanapali.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better
    GalSereno
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is a beautiful, golf restaurant overlooking the Plantation golf club. They are supposed to have a great chef, but the food just wasn't out of the ballpark the night we went. Stay away from the short rib. It's moist, but comes without any sauce. The Chateau Montelena wine tasting menu was quite good; the crude and halibut were better than the beef part. Wine was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the wine and we enjoyed his service. I'd go back, but would be a little wary about what I ordered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maui4us
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our table was ready for us when we arrived. Beautiful setting at a window as requested, for a gorgeous sunset. Waiter,Jaime, was attentive to all our needs and answered all our questions. Dinner was excellent. As it was our anniversary, we were handed a card signed by the staff and glasses of Champagne. Nice touch to a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary in Maui
    Sandy701VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful time our last evening on Maui. Delicious Hawaiian regional cuisine, farm to table, expertly appointed. Service was friendly & attentive. Will definitely be back on our next trip. Plan to do Sunday brunch and enjoy the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best View
    BestView
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Have been celebrating our anniversary at Plantation House for a number of years. This is the first year that I was dissapointed with the food. The portions and presentation did not live up to the price points.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maui Day 7
    DMitchVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had heard this restaurant had it's challenges but we decided to try for dinner. The server was not very attentive and seemed to be overwhelmed by the number of tables he had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Sunset
    Lainiebc
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our first trip to Maui and a great find for our anniversary special dining experience! This restaurant totally lived up to it's reviews. We were given a table with a view to the ocean and setting sun... We were treated to a glass of champagne in honor of our anniversary and the menu selections were perfect. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The meal was paced so that it was truly a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    gofoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Breathtaking views and great food. Surprisingly affordable. Our server was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Will definitely recommend to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was excellent, but the view and atmosphere are unparalleled. So romantic and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    NJFANS
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was our first visit to Plantation House after years of having it on our list and then choosing alternative restaurants. We were happily surprised by how good our meals were...highlights included the kampachi tartare appetizer and rack of lamb entree. Only complaint was that there were only 4 ribs on the rack, which was skimpy considering the $47 price. Dessert choice was good but not exceptional. We look forward to going back to this restaurant on our next visit to Maui.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    too expensive for what it is wine was not to our taste red wine chilled??? upset stomach after that night . cost for what it is a golf course restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • MakakiloVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A beautiful view, the food was wonderful, and our server John B. was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Incredible view of Kapalua Plantation course down to J.T. Flemings Beach with Molokai across the channel
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special experience
    Joanne
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Wonderful location with fabulous views. Food and service were outstanding. We appreciated the follow up phone call to ask about our dining experience. Indicates a real commitment to great customer service.
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KapaluaPHVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Really great restaurant to enjoy the sunset overlooking Kapalua Bay and Molokai. Food was excellent and the wine list was diverse and had some nice eclectic selections. Probably could have been deeper on the 1/2 btl selections. My wife and I both had fish dishes which were prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • plantation maui
    roys
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a great Breakfast, good food, fast service and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Maui dining at its best
    bestd9ing
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The Plantation House has been a long-time favorite of ours. Breakfast and dinner have been wonderful there. The spectacular views are worth the money. Although pricey, the food is very good. I had my mong chong fish order modified and it was served exactly as I asked. Martinis were ice cold, which is not the case at other restaurants. The Caesar salad was cold and crisp and actually served with anchovies! Over-all, a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place on the island!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've been coming here for the last 10 years and it's always a fantastic meal and the service is excellent. Consistently awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Views
    Rinny
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Plantation House was recommended to us by several different people on out last 3 visits to Maui and we finally made the time to go and it was really worth it. The views are fantastic and the food, service, and ambiance is great. I highly recommend the Plantation House to anyone looking for a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    poolcatVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you are going, make sure you get there before sunset for the view. Otherwise there are many better restaurants in Kapalua. We were not impressed with the food, and the service was just decent. We brought an expensive bottle of wine and the waiter did not offer to decant it or bring us larger glasses. Instead he immediately poured huge glasses in the preset wine glasses. He didn't seem that knowledgable about the appetizers, didn't really seem to care if we were happy. The appetizer was not at all what was described. The steaks and fish were just ok.
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  • Outstanding experience
    Lovelovelove
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Celebrated our 39 th wedding anniversary here. This is our 3rd visit to this restaurant. Picked sunset for dining,even though it was very over cast the view made up for the poor visibility. Lush green and ocean in the back ground. We were given to complimentary glasses of champagne. The service was excellent,quiet open air. Love love love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Amazing Dining Experience
    rogerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were married on Maui and had our dinner reception at the Plantation House nine years ago. We have been back to the Plantation House several times since not only for dinner but also lunch. Their food is outstanding not to mention the awesome views especially at sunset. Staff is friendly, fun and does an exceptional job. Plan to visit many times more in the future. Mahalo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Sunset Location
    LovethewinecountryVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at the Plantation House that sits up above the Plantation Golf Course. We had drinks first and watched the sunset. The bartender was very friendly. We were given a very nice table along the window. It was a warm evening so we had the ambiance of indoor and outdoor dining with all of the windows open. I had MahiMahi which was cooked perfectly and prepared with a macadamia nut crust. My husband had the rack of lamb which he said was very good. We had coffee following dinner and it was very relaxed. I would also recommend this restaurant for lunch as the views are outstanding and it is fun to watch the golfers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant
    KauiaTreat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It sits up high over the golf course and has an amazing view. Some of the best food we had during our vacation. The service was a little slow, but we were here to relax, so it was OK. We thought it was odd that there were so few people in the dining room
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  • We missed sunset...
    Cait
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    ...so can't say with any certainty how much better our experience would have been had we come at the right time (that was my fault when I made the rese). The food and service was great, but it was a bit too "classic" for us- we prefer inventive and unexpected dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as impressed as the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were at the Plantation house 2 years ago and loved it. It was phenominal! We decided to go back but didn't have the same experience. The food was pretty good but not as wonderful as last. The arancini appetizer was probably the best part of the meal. My fish was just okay & my dessert was just okay. During this visit I was very very unimpressed with our waiter. When I asked for guidance when choosing between a dish I was told oh both are popular. When I asked for guidance between desserts....oh both are popular.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better Than You'd Think
    ToughluvVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Yes, it's in North Kapalua...in a Golf Clubhouse...and a little difficult to find in the twilight...so, go early for the sunset...and to make the trip easy...only a few miles north of Lahaina/Kaanapali...but, oh, so worth the drive...NOTHING...we repeat, NOTHING, between OGG and Kapalua comes close to the food we enjoyed last evening at The Plantation House....friendly, free, valet parking...wonderful vistas over the course and out to the ocean...a wide choice of thoughtful, locally inspired appetizers...fresh fish with a variety of cooking styles and sauces...nice wine by the glass or bottle at reasonable prices...and a good, though, not "sexy" offering of desserts. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Always Reliable
    SbroadhogVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every visit to Maui includes either a breakfast or dinner visit, this visit dinner. The views are unparrelled as is the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food, the view, outstanding
    FooddetectiveVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The wife and I had dinner at the Plantation House, located 10 minutes north of Kapalua, and boy oh boy, what a find. Absolutely beautiful restaurant whose food is excellent and the open view is breathtaking. The Plantation house is elevated on a large hill with open "plantation" style of architecture that provides a wonderful view of the coastline. The bar was quite busy, not a large bar, perhaps will seat 15, but they serve excellent cocktails and no short pours. Full dinner service or their bar bit menu is great. The dinner was spectacular with good menu offering of fresh fish, a few steaks and one pasta (yum). The pricing is excellent, no rip offs. Had wonderful breakfast there the next day, for two, $33.00. This is a "locals" place.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • juppeats3star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our regular trip to Plantation House on this trip to Maui. The decor and layout of restaurant are spectacular, as are the views. Food a bit below what we have had in the past, but still good. I had the red snapper, that was tasty but sauce not exciting. One guest had the monchong in a broth which was somewhat bland. Another guest had catch of the night blackened with the normandy sauce and felt it was excellent. Another guest had pasta dish and loved it. Caprese salad interesting presentation. Butter lettuce blue cheese wedge top notch and enough for two. Service was ok, but below what one would expect for the prices of the food and wine. No one came after each course delivered so had to ask busboy for salt and some lemon wedges.
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    romantic, scenic view
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