The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KapaluaMaui/Dining/The_Terrace_Chef_Crafted/Default.htm
  • Phone: (808) 669-6200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef John Zaner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Terrace Restaurant's Culinary Chef features a world cuisine which boasts of bold flavors, captivating aromas, and daring presentations inspired by local and seasonal ingredients.

    Private Dining Room
    • The semi-private dining room offers a warm surrounding whether it’s for an intimate party for 2 or a celebration for 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Lani Clarion 8086657230x
  • Entertainment: No Entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Office Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary Valet parking or self parking in the hotel parking lot.
A word from The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Terrace Chef-Crafted Hawaiian Cuisine features distinctive menus inspired by the freshest seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients from Hawaii’s local farms and Pacific coastlines showcased as brilliantly flavorful, chef-crafted delicacies. These culinary masterpieces are served alongside a world-class selection of fine wines and classic cocktails redefined with innovative mixology and local influence.

The world-class cuisine and robust wine selection of The Terrace Chef-Crafted is complemented by dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Pailolo Channel and the lush flora of the resort.
• Inviting ambiance with ocean views
• Offering a robust wine menu that reflects American boutique varietals and New World wines
• One-of-a-kind cocktails finished tableside with ice cubes infused with fresh, local fruits and flavors
• Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (3)romantic (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent service and food
    John
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    However, lacks ambiance. At least dim the lighted and use candles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Was the best dinner since we've been here . Best fish my husband had, he had Mahi Mahi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mysandman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The view over the Ritz-Carlton resort to the ocean is beautiful. Staff was very attentive and informative. Food was good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    JulesB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came here for dinner after a wedding at Kapalua Bay. The server Ron provided fantastic service and helped to make the dinner memorable. The chef even came out to greet us and whipped together a wedding cake that was elegant and delicious! Would definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 55 reviews are from the The Terrace Chef-Crafted - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua reviews archive.
  • Missed opportunity
    BigSur
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our waiter from France was the best. It was lobster Friday and they were out if lobster when we arrived for our 7:30 reservation. The food we had instead was very good but disappointed they ran our of lobster when it's the special
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  • Much better than I thought
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    As with other reviews, I wasn't crazy about the decor and ambience when I walked in but Robert put us at ease, made great recommendations and it was a lovely night for me and the wife. Get Robert as your server and everything will be fine! Tuba aoli and nah I mahi were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service/ good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Very good, fresh food. Service was a bit slow, but when I asked them to expedite our dinner, it came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh and delicious farm to table!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This restaurant is a quiet little gem inside the Ritz Carlton. I was looking for a great farm to table restaurant experience and this more than satisfied it! The food tasted so fresh with all of its natural flavors! Some of the portions were a bit small though. I 100% recommend the paella and ceviche. Service was excellent! The staff was so friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointing
    jdsbVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    At first glance of the restaurant, I took note that there were no table cloths, which made the room seem very casual for a high-end restaurant. The food was OK but not great. I ordered a filet mignon cooked medium, which means there should be a little pink inside, but it was cooked medium-well and was brown through and through. The steak was bland and lacked seasoning.I ordered bread pudding for dessert, and thought it was average -- it was a little dry so some sort of sauce would have helped. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. I left feeling mildly disappointed.
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  • Delicious, but not a perfect 10
    AZHoneymooner
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I had very high hopes for this restaurant. After reviewing the menu online my husband and I were very excited. We had excellent service, our waiter could not have been more helpful. The Pineapple Cream (1944 Mai Tai) was divine. Food is very tasty, but for the price and portions I would rather go to Merriman's at the resort next door. Probably will not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    chartmann
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Had a phenomenal meal at the Terrace. The whole experience was much more than we could have imagined. Outstanding food and wine pairings made the meal perfect. Thanks for such a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no ritz carlton quality
    foncho
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It is hard to believe that they use the same restaurant for breakfast and for fine dining. Unfortunately it retains the breakfast ambiance. I went to celebrate my wedding after a beach ceremony on valentines day. They knew about the wedding and did not make any effort to make it special. Food was good but the whole dinner was way overpriced! Breakfast is very good but go to Merrimans for dinner...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Server--terrible ambiance
    jessicaVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Dinner review: It is too bad a restaurant with such great food and great service looks like a Denny's inside. It is quite obvious upon entering the restaurant that it was designed to be a breakfast place, which makes you feel so out of place for dinner. Robert, our server was fantastic and deserves to work in a more appropriately designed-for-fine-dining dinner setting. All they really need to do is dim the lights and put some votive candles on the tables--that would be doing a little to go a long way to improve the ambiance there. They would probably get more business if they would make it seem like a different spot than where you ate breakfast--for some reason that's just not very sexy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Shelf
    BiggrVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The food and our server Robert were both fantastic. Usually hotel restaurants are a notch below, this one is top shelf.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Like the Banyan Tree was
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The Ritz at Kapalua used to serve romantic dinners in a beautiful open air dining room overlooking the ocean. We were very disappointed to find they are no longer using that venue and have relocated the fine dining restaurant to the enclosed, coffee shop location below the main lobby. Although the food is similar to that served before, the ambience is vastly inferior, and we doubt that we will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful, friendly service.
    OmnivoreVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We were welcomed by an excellent, professional waiter, Robert. He is French and seemed happy to put up with my kids' and my desire to practice French. The service was perfect throughout our meal and Robert was so friendly and kind. We all left with warm feelings about the restaurant. The food, however, was a bit variable. A flatbread with artichoke, goat cheese, and black olives was crispy, perfectly balanced and delicious. The burgers were excellent with lots of smoky flavor from the bacon. But when it came to more complicated dishes like the crispy opakapaka, it wasn't as good. The fish was a bit overcooked and the skin was actually rubbery. The wine list is fairly limited for a restaurant located in a prestigious hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6-star
    KiahunaJim
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The dinner was so good that we repeated the experience a second night. The best seafood paella on the planet. Friendly and personable wait staff..
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ritzy food and service
    MauiJim
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The restaurant was lovely and the food and service were fabulous. Nevertheless, it was hard to enjoy because the room was way too cold. There we were in Maui with great weather and the Ritz kept the room too cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, no points
    shallyshillVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We were definitely there at the end of September for our anniversary, and there was no email saying our reservation was a no-show. But two and a half months later I see in my Open Table account that there were no points given even though the dine was recorded. I cannot figure any other way to communicate this, so here it is. This is a lovely restaurant on the beach, or as close as you want to be for fine dining. Food is good, but two months later I can't remember too many details. I heartily recommend the Ritz Terrace, but MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR OPEN TABLE POINTS!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    foodluvrVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Convenient after a long day of travel as it is located in the hotel. Very nice wine list, fresh, local fish and produce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    The best vacation dinner ever. Fabulous.. Superb. Awesome. You really have to try it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    admurrayVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Was staying at the Ritz so ate there twice. Same servers who were excellent - very attentive. Food both nights very good. Wine list needs more "special, limited production, smaller winery wines," not the typical wines that you seein almost all the restaurants in Maui. Also would be nice to have an outdoor section but since they redid the hotel in 2007, they enclosed it. Too bad.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Meal for a Price
    TravelinMan26VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    All in all the food was very good - we only had hamburgers. Burgers were large and came with an ample supply of Maui onion rings which were very good. Prices for food at The Ritz are expensive. Two hamburgers and two glasses of water came to $50 with tip. If you want a cheap dinner you may want to dine somewhere else. Otherwise you won't be dissappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafeteria meals at the Ritz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    The Ritz used to have a spectacular restaurant over looking the ocean called the Banyan Tree. Sadly they closed it when they opened the Terrace. Whomever made this decision should find a new job as this room, menu, service and view have nothing going for it. I would only eat here if I was a guest and had no intention of getting in my car. We should have had a clue when the bride and her groom waiting out front said that although they were married at the Ritz her reception was elsewhere. A sad waste of a gorgeous space and irreparable damage to a world class brand.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food in Maui
    ot14
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This was the best meal we had in Maui and we went to Mama's Fish House etc. By far a better menu and food quality than anything else we experienced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and refreshing.
    Jenip424
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    The restaurant is fairly new but the food is exquisite. The chef uses very seasonal and local products and really knows how to pair flavors. The drink menu is very elaborate with unique mixed drinks available. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fresh and local ingredients. The prices are very reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Lynne
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    I thought it was going to be a very nice place, instead it was a a country club a place you would go for a beer after golf. The wine list was very extensive ,but overall not the place you want to dress up for. And very very expensive .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every aspect of this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Every aspect of this restaurant topped the charts. Very pleased with everything from employees and their positive energy and knowledge about the menu/wine list, to how everything tasted
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Jimmy
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    We ate here twice during our vacation since we were in the hotel. Food was very good and expensive but that is what you would expect at the Ritz. We had our picture taken with JOJO the chef so that was a treat!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for a hotel restuarant
    Jimmy
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Nice food, we liked this much better than Merriman's down the street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    My server Robert was awesome. This meal was back in November, and I still haven't forgotten how great it was. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    We went for our anniversary and it was 1/2 price wine night!! Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for 1/2 off wine night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2011
    Went for 1/2 off wine night. the tuna was great and my dish "special" was ok. the wine was half price and wonderful, and the view and people are great!
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  • The food here is amaaazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2011
    The food here is amaaazing! The bartender is probably the top one in Maui as well!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2010
    Unbelievable meal. Stayed at the ritz while on the maui segment of our island hopping honeymoon and thought we would try the banyan tree one night to avoid going out. Had an excellent server and great dining experience. would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting tasting menu -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2010
    Interesting tasting menu - some of the dishes tried too hard, so I wouldn't call this a destination restaurant for foodies. Great, if you're staying at the Ritz. Service was kind and polite but a little unprepared (server had to check with the kitchen/bar on a couple of items, one of the tasting menu dishes that he recited was later (as in, 2 minutes later) deemed unavailable, etc.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Banyan has the most outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2010
    The Banyan has the most outstanding food on Maui. Dishes are prepared attentively and imaginatively with local ingredients. Can't say much more than that. Being the best on Maui isn't necessarily a crowning achievement - but if the Banyan was situated in San Francisco it would easily hold its own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the Ritz Carlton Kapalua's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2010
    This is the Ritz Carlton Kapalua's signature restaurant, and you want to order fish of some kind here. The food is very good through all the courses, and the place is great for families or groups as well as more intimate dinners, which is a virtue in a fine dining establishment located on an island resort. This won't be the best meal you've ever eaten, nor the best meal you've eaten for the price, but if you're staying at the resort anyway, spend an evening here and you'll enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful place to go on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    A wonderful place to go on vacation. The wait staff is the best we have ever encountered (a special shot out to "Robert" (pronounced Ro-bare). The food is delicious and the chef routinely comes out to make sure everyone are enjoying the food. This is one of our first stops in Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu descriptions weren't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    The menu descriptions weren't very accurate and didn't match the actual dishes. The lamb tandoori with mango mint lassi appetizer turned out to be rather unappetizing lamb meatballs on sugar cane skewers with very little lassi. The Waipoli Green Salad vinaigrette was watery and wilted the lettuce leaves. The Sea Bass wasn't cooked through all the way so half of the fish wasn't edible, and the part that was tasted more like a Halibut than Sea Bass. The "couscous" that came with the Sea Bass wasn't the usual fine grain couscous, but it was the best part of the dish.The Crispy Ehu was tasty, and the best dish that we ordered. The service was awful, our server didn't know the menu well, and never checked to see how our main dishes were.
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