Gerard's Restaurant Maui

4.6
1916 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Please note, we are currently closed on Sundays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1916 people are saying
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Timothy
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant has closed down as of last month. Was really looking forward to eating here.

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RobM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Menu
Amazing Food
Amazing Service
5 Star

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MishaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have experienced fine dining at Gerards over the years. The staff is very attentive and professional. Chef offers a delicious selection of French cuisine.

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JamesT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. The different foods were 1) overcooked, 2) not hot and 3)not prepared well.
I would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food immensely! Top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Im a carnivore... by that I mean till this week I spent about 7 months eating nothing but meat no exception. So, I feel qualified to judge the meat. Worst chicken I've ever tasted at a resteraunt. I made one almost as bad once but I froze it twice and left in the fridge for 2 weeks. Lamb was mediocre at best. Id be embarrassed to serve it to my family

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vipDarrinS
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service is spectacular, venue was great, but the food and the prefix menu is not great - especially for the price.

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lisap
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal. Food is amazing and the portions are huge.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have not had such a wonderful dinner and total dining experience in many, many years. Gerards must be a required stop in Lahaina for a superb setting and fine, really fine food for anyone looking for a great relaxing meal. To Gerard himself, BRAVO. Outstanding.

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AnnSLP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. But would we return…probably not. TOO EXPENSIVE

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patriciaS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot, French onion soup, fresh fish, fillet mignon, boar when available. Never have I had an unsavory bite! He is Cordon Blue trained and it shows. The presentation is a work of art. Treat your mouth, eyes, and nose to a meal you’ll remember.

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vipSuduryFoodie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

3 course prefix for $95 would leave you to believe there are items on the menu that are available and worth the charge. At gerards that is not the case. Escargot, quail and sweetbreads not available. All beef surcharged for $18. French Onion soup surcharged for $10..what??? This meal was simply overcharged and what was served was mediocre. Fish of the day overcooked. Chicken cordon blue ….was decent, but really??

If you’re in Maui…skip it.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Somewhat expensive

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vipJohnZ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food is great and a nice atmosphere. Service is ok but for that kind of money I expect much better service.

Pre-Fixe at $95 plus drinks and wine makes at about $200 per person or more. We bought a fairly low cost wine so just slightly below that. In that range I shouldn’t have to pour my own wine. Nor should the pregnant woman who dropped her fork had to pick it up. They didn’t even pop by to give her another/fresh fork.

Kind of disappointed.

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vipJackieUSMC
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the porch, it was a cute restaurant. The food was amazing but I would recommend looking at their menu before booking a reservation. They have a 4 course pre- fix menu with a variety of choices however many items are extra $. At $95 per person and add on drinks it was a $320 meal for two people, this was too expensive for me but shame on me for not looking at menu before I booked. Food was amazing, service was great and I loved the setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 4-course dinner with great service. More than we usually spend for a nice dinner, but we were celebrating two graduations and it was worth it.

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ChuckP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sevetal items om menue unavailable, but pork ver hood anf ono fosj only ok, snd rscargot goof with seated foi gta excellent. However, vrry rxpemsive over $300 with tip.

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TrunkBay41
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Overpriced mediocre food. No effort in presentation, quality, or service. Paper napkins & dirty silverware. Seems like the restaurant gave up and is now overcharging tourists for mediocre food. Not informed beforehand menu was prix fixe $95 per person. $200+ for two people not including drinks or supplemental charges for many items on the menu. Also, many items not available. Price fixe menu is almost identical to regular menu except for the ridiculous price increase. I dislike leaving negative reviews, but I felt compelled. I also question the authenticity of many of the “positive” reviews. Would not recommend.

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vipRayS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michael was excellent as was the Maitre’D. Truly one of my favorite restaurants anywhere!

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vipGayS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Was unaware it was a pre-fix menu when booking. Told staff paper dispenser was out in both men and women’s restroom and was still out 1.5 hours later. We had to ask for more water despite moving glasses to edge of table where he could see them. Disappointed with the sliced sandwich bread- easy but not what you expect for a $95 per person meal. Many of the appetizers listed on pre-fix menu were at an additional charge ($15-$20). Seared foie Gras was good. Onion soup lacked onions and cheese was bland. Spinach salad with scallops had oily dressing but scallops were good and no egg as stated in the menu. Fresh catch of the day was dry but sauce was good but sparse. Ice cream dessert was good but was something I could get at McDonalds. Expected better for a $300 dinner for two!
Restaurant had so much potential, but we left very disappointed. We will not be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is definitely reminded me of New Orleans, and our server is very accommodating for our child.

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Pjs1
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren't sure we were going to enjoy the Pre Fixe menu but it was fantastic. Service was excellent and the food choices were delicious.

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vipMarkA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious meal and cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fresh catch of the day was delicious as well as the escargot and fresh ice cream. We would definitely return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hawaii is expensive no doubt but this place is on another level. In hindsight wish we went elsewhere.

$95 per person prefix menu that has several items that are additional costs....like french soup. Really? An extra $10 bucks if the soup is picked instead of other items for an appetizer?

Also several main course choices on the prefix menu are +$24 "supplements"

This is one of those one and done tourist traps that show more flair than value.

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SummerIsBetter
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly, just heavenly. We sat on the front porch, enjoying fresh air and a perfect dinner. I tried the spinach salad and shrimp entree; my husband ordered the fish appetizer and catch of the day. All splendid to taste and beautifully presented. Then we delved into dessert — crème caramel and strawberries melba. Fabulous! For a special evening, a perfect choice.

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vipLovhawaii
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gerards is a real gem on Maui. In my opinion, some of the best food you will find on the island. My only issue now is the recent change to a $95 price fix menu. It seems that more and more restaurants are going to this model, which must provide reduced waste, which is great. However, we don't generally want dessert when we go out to eat and many of the items on the menu are only available if you pay a supplemental fee, i.e. +$24 for steak or scallops. If I was a tourist, I would likely not be as frustrated with this model, as we all tend to spend more than normal while we are on holiday. However, as a local person, this is a bit pricey and more than we generally want when we go out to eat. I still highly recommend this restaurant and am hopeful that this change to price-fix is temporary until we can get beyond Covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place. Everything was perfect.

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MichaelB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It’s a beautiful spot and we ate in the garden. Unfortunately, despite our reservation, we had to wait 45 mins to be seated, and the they only had 3 menus, when there were 4 of us. The service otherwise was terrific and the food very good.

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vipBradV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Way overpriced! We love great food and this was a 4. 95$ per person is the starting point for the meal which includes appetizer, entree, and dessert. However, many of your choices have an additional charge (ex. Lamb chop = add 24$). In total, with 20% tip, it cost 350$ for two of us ( the only up charge was lambchops) This included 1 glass of wine, 1 cocktail, and 1 espresso. So , even if you figure 20$ per appetizer and 15$ per dessert this means your entree is 60$….plus any up charge. The food was good, well seasoned, and nice presentation. But it was absolutely not worth the exorbitant cost. The service was top-notch and they do offer free parking in the lot next to them which is great.

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Catdamm
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerard's is one of our favorite places to dine while in Maui. This time we brought our 19 year old daughter and she absolutely fell in love with it also. The food is superb and service outstanding. Definitely recommend and we will visit each time we are here.

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BryanH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Everything about it.

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vipLadyC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our top two restaurant picks from all of the top-rated restaurants we visited on this trip to Maui in August, 2021. My husband had the seafood pasta and I had the catch of the day. Both were tender and cooked just right. The French onion soup is delicious! The meal was expensive, but it was worth the price.

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NicoleT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! This restaurant is worth every single penny. The staff were were welcoming and the food was incredible. Come hungry and be prepared to eat a 3 course meal. We would travel the 5000 miles from Baltimore just to eat here again.

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Eddie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Great food.

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

,Awesome food, service and staff.

Thank you
Thank you

Until next time

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Barbara
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was delicious, service great and beautiful ambiance

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. It was our 25th anniversary so we were looking for a special experience and Gerard’s did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the waiter was fabulous and the outdoor seating was so pleasant.

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Emily1
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the prix fixe menu. We were able to try a nice variety of courses with our dinner party of three. Memorable place for us as it was the location of our engagement 30 years ago. Service was excellent.

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Gerard's Restaurant Maui is rated 4.6 stars by 1916 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.