Gerard's Restaurant Maui

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French
French Cuisine with a Hawaiian flair. Established in 1982, as casual place- where Gerard creates his dishes by getting his ingredients only from local fishermans and farmers. A true pioneer in farm to table dinning, long before it became fashionable. In 1987 Gerard moved his restaurant just a half block up Lahainaluna Rd. to the Plantation Inn. He has quietly continued his culinary greatness the only way he knows how, making each dish exactly perfect. Sourcing only fresh caught whole fish directly from local fisherman and fruits/produce from his own garden and others on Maui and Big Island. Gerard’s team of professionals in the front and back of the house execute team service to perfection. A seamless flow in the kitchen continues to the front of the house where dishes are served straight from the oven to the guest. Servers work together to assure every table gets VIP service. Free parking nightly
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service as always

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vipLIOGT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girard and his entire team is great. Don’t miss it when you’re on the island.

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vipMickey
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful! Bert and Gerard were both great!!

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vipiMac
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fantastic meal at Gerard’s. My wife had the Snapper preparation with Opakapaka and I enjoyed a Ahi Tartar and the Quail. Both meals were perfectly prepared and consumed with relish. As I tell anyone who will listen, this is world class restaurant that should not be miss by anyone who appreciates great food.

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vipTuTu
London
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I called early afternoon to see if they had Opakapaka as the fish of the day. The answer was “Yes! You are lucky. Our fisherman brought some in this morning”. For years and years I have enjoyed their special fish preparation with fennel and orange sauce. It is so Unusual and delicious! While ordering dinner our waitress said yes, they did indeed have Opakapaka as the fish special. I talked about how much I loved the orange sauce and wanted extra please. When our entrees arrived (there were 4 of us....all having the Opakapaka with the same preparation) it was served in a brown butter sauce with capers. While I’m sure this was also delicious it certainly was not what we went to Gerard’s to eat. Everyone but me said it was okay and they would keep the mistake and enjoy it. When my dinner came back it did indeed have the orange sauce and fennel BUT I am sure it was not Opakapaka. It should be light and flaky but my fish was firm and cut like a steak in perfect little pieces that looked like cubes. What a disaster! I ate part of it but by this time I was SO disappointed that the entire evening was ruined. Unfortunate for them because we were taking a group there this week and I now have canceled.

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vipLocal
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would recommend this superior restaurant.

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Berglar
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Suprised food was not that good. Desert was fine but aps and entree don’t compare to Lahaina grill or mama’s

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Spike
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great dining experience! Making reservations again as we speak.

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Happycustomer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here 5 years ago with my family and we absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was incredible and something we still talked about to this day. I came back to Maui with my Dad and cousin and wanted this to be our one special nice meal. The service was amazing. Frenchie as she called herself was a delight - attentive, quick, and provided great service. She found my friend and I the perfect wine to pair with our order which took stress away. The food was do die for, I am still raving about the dessert. It’s truly and incredible experience to go to eat at Gerard’s. It feels like a mini trip to France at your best friend’s house and they’ve got the best chefs. Will be back next trip to Maui for sure.

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RonaldK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming. Good food. Bring jacket. AC and fans blasting. Very very cold inside

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerards is the by far the best and classy restaurant on the island. Hats off to Chef/owner Gerard

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vipJanetK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We come back whenever we are on the Island.

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vipLindaN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Lahaina on vacation this past week and ate at Gerard's twice. First, the restaurant is in the most beautifully decorated plantation home with an open veranda where you may be seated, or in a garden section, or indoors. This is a French restaurant, the menu is extremely unique with many amazing choices, all available. First night, we started with raw scallops with fennel, and fish dumplings (so light and fluffy-delicious!) then, shared the rack of lamb, which was just perfectly seasoned and cooked! The wine selection is great! Another evening, we started with the shrimp and pasta, then, shared the fresh fish dish, again, perfect citrus-sauce and whipped potatoes, just soo delicious. Then, finished this meal with the creme brulee, fantastic soux chef!! We met very interesting and genuine people during our meals, finishing the evening with nice conversations, some laughter and even were introduced to the owner, Gerard, who is kind and gentile and knows all of his returning patrons. We enjoyed the service, top notch! We will be back and look forward to enjoying more memories at Gerard's!:)

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vipiMac
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the venison and my wife had the Snapper fish preparation. Both were outstanding. IF YOU ONLY EAT AT ONE RESTAURANT ON MAUI YOU MUST MAKE IT GERARD’S IN LAHAINA. I MY OPINION, IT IS THE ONLY WORLD CLASS DINING IN HAWAII.

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SydneyW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Over the past 35 years I have returned to Gerard's whenever I am in Lahaina. Sadly the service this particular evening was off. It was astonishing that they ran out of menus for our table for 3 and we had to wait about 15 minutes before we were given one. The glass on the cocktail that was served was chipped so much that it could have caused injury. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere wonderful. It was disappointing that the service didn't measure up.

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vipHonu
Denver
143 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any meal at Gerard's Restaurant in Lahaina will satisfy you. We began our evening with appetizers - Shiitake mushrooms in Puff Pastry (delicious and enough for two people), Escargot Forestière (a different preparation than usual but equally delicious) and Scallops with passion fruit coconut oil vinaigrette (presented beautifully). On to our entrees - two guests in our party dined on the locally caught Hawaiian Snapper, I had the Honey glazed bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with apple and banana, rhubarb compote (this paring was fantastic and the pork was so tender you could cut it with a fork). Now for dessert - Profiteroles (puffs with honey ice cream, hot chocolate sauce - delicious and enough for two), Crème Caramel (caramel custard with strawberries scented with Kirsch, Chantilly and meringue - can't beat that combination) and finally Dusty Road (the 'dusty' is the chocolate powder covering the dish - vanilla and honey ice cream, chocolate sauce, butter scotch, mac nuts, whipped cream). What a perfect end to a great day on Maui.....would suggest you bring a light jacket or shawl as it can get a bit windy on the lanai or in the garden. Do make a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining on MAUI!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Chris
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food prices were average for Maui and taste was delicious. When we received our bill, there was no itemized bill, only a total. We asked for one (our waitress said they don’t give itemized bills) but she got the bar tender to print one. Our two simple drinks (One Cosmo and one Mai Tai) were $18 each! More than our appetizer!!! Ridiculous price for two small drinks and we won’t return because of that. Too bad - the front porch seating was delightful.

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vipJimbo
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Gerard’s restaurant experience was amazing, when On Maui, it is our favorite place to visit, we had a wonderful dinner, we usually sit outside on the lovely porch, and decided for once to eat in the dining room, loved the comfortable romantic feel of this space and the service was impeccable!

We started with delicious cocktails and Gerard’s amazing pork rillettes, then we got a very nice bottle of wine, the server decanted it in a beautifully shaped decanter, it for sure elevated the wine experience!


Gerard’s is the real deal, Chef Gerard had a classic french traditional training and comes out with very inspired island subtile twists and amazing flavors, you can taste love and passion in his cuisine!

The highlights??? Everything we had was delicious! To name a few , the seared foie gras, the escargots, the quail in puff pastry, the venison sauce Grand Veneur, and of course the beautiful catch of the day, won’t tell you more, give it a try!!!

Can’t wait to go back!

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LornaS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

GREAT food, romantic setting and lovely views of the Hawaiin hills. The food was extremely tasty.

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viprokn1500
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow. It was a holiday.

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vipRMBPHD
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Only question appeared to be slight mixup in bill. Got straightened out easily.

Definitely high quality food and great setting surrounded by greenery of nature in “downtown” Lahaina.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seating outside is very nice. The staff is friendly and cheerful. The food is just excellent. A great alternative to all the other loud restaurants in town.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

After getting a recommendation from a colleague that had known the chef/manager team (did the interior design for the plantation inn) we were disappointed to be seated almost half an hour after reservation, after not being able to finish the price fix meal, we asked for leftovers to be boxed and never received them after waiting for twenty minutes, and lastly, it was Valentine’s Day, and the host was giving roses to all of the women, and my wife was never offered one. I think we may have been the only ones not offered one the entire night.
The only highlight was the chef spoke with us before the end of our meal and was very nice and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Einfach perfekt!!!!
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vipJosephC
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipSuzanneC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on Maui. We come to Maui at least once a year and always include dinner at Gerard’s. I like most of the appetizers and the soup, And my favorite main course is the snapper. I’ve never had anything I didn’t love.

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vipiMac
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the pork tenderloin and I had the quail. Both were prepared perfectly and delicious. If this restaurant was in New York or Chicago you have to wait weeks for a reservation. Fortunately, on Maui a reservation is usually available because most visitors don’t know about Gerard’s or don’t appreciate fine dining.
When on Maui this the one restaurant that you should not miss.

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Thomas
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gerard's is a very traditional French restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. It's setting is lovely and the service is impeccable. My only criticism is that the food is a bit heavy. I'd love to see some lighter and more contemporary fare on its menu. There are no choices that are vegetarian, so I'd love to see some added, also. If you want very traditional French food, this is the place.

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vipdoemarie
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$$$$, but very worth it.

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vipMark
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Snails were good and the daily catch (red snapper) were wonderful and the service was spectacular!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful! Great ambience and excellent food!

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Nicknameisnickname
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great good and a beautiful location. Highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence in food and service. Best restaurant on the
West side of Maui.

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albertoz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant represented the best food on the island, and we made it a priority to visit some of the best fine dining there. The food and experience was sublime.
Fish dumplings exceptional.
Wait staff excellent-attentive an informative-again the best of the island.
If I lived in Maui, Gerard's would be a regular destination .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Gerard's. M. Gerard serves a delicious and varied menu with dishes that use both Hawaiian ingredients along with French choices. My favorite dish was the dumplings (made with local snapper) prepared in a classic French sorrel sauce. Our evening was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

epicurean delight . fabulous food . service a little slow and we did sit outside on the veranda

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from REGINA Saskatchewan and this is the fifth year in a row we have dined at Gerard’s every year has been an excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If was just wonderful ! I have wanted to come here for so long and am so glad I finally did ! It was exceptional

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