Lanai City Bar & Grille

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317 reviews
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Contemporary American
Lanai City Bar & Grille is a lively neighborhood restaurant and bar in the historic Hotel Lanai, serving fresh local favorites and island cuisine in an upscale casual environment. With a spacious outdoor patio and beautifully renovated dining area and bar, Lanai City Bar & Grille offers a comfortable yet elevated dining experience where guests can enjoy an evening of live entertainment under the stars or handcrafted cocktails and global cuisine inspired by the flavors and ingredients of Lanai.
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Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A new concept for the grill is the church service Sunday brunch so we decided to try it and I must say it was outstanding I recommend it highly

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n
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Citrus Mousse desert was fantastic! The Ahi dinner I would give a 3.5/5. Menu disappointingly over-Southwest - need more variety.

We appreciate you however. Thank you for being on the Island.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

It was extremely loud and with many drunk people. The food was not very good at all. Our waitress, Theresa was excellent!

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C
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Really wanted to like this! Have been coming for 12 years but too many dusts and prawn crackers over the food . Curry scallop pupu with shrimp crackers was weird , ceviche also with shrimp crackers and complimentary shrinp crackers too with goldfish 🙈 Venison was v small portion and cold corn and pear didn’t work for me at all . Burgers were like sloppy Joe’s . Fries good, barley risotto covered in green dust - horrible. So sad it wasn’t good . Music great but way too loud inside. Won’t be back unf

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Previous menu was much better. The service was very rough. Not what I expected, as the service here used to be wonderful.

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill just recently reopened with a new lock in a new chef absolutely wonderful for a neighborhood restaurant on a small community Island like Lanai we’ve been there five times and enjoyed every meal we tried

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! The place was energetic and we enjoyed the food and live music! We love the remodeled bathrooms too!

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lanai city Grill is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant since it’s re-opening and remodeling it’s very much fun good drinks good wine list good food great place to meet your neighbors and the service is pretty good too and they are doing live music

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill just recently open going through an entire renovation also a new executive chef and the menu is delightful we really enjoy the grill

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuine friendly staff!

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful neighborhood gem! A gathering place for locals and visitors alike! Chef Jimmie creates several specials each night using local ingredients and often fish caught that day! The bar scene is lots of fun and music every friday and saturday night!

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lanai city Grill is a neighborhood favorite very cozy has a great bar great wine list and wonderful food

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with delicious flavor profiles. There was live music the night we were there. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and the chef took the time to come to our table to make sure we were happy with our meals. Don’t miss the bananas foster bread pudding .

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lanai city Grill is just kept best secret it’s been a wonderful setting schedule great staff good bar nice wine and everyone is always very friendly I recommend Lanai city Grill to everyone

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CD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Food was delicious, service was great and it was a fun mix of locals and tourists!

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lanai city Grill is a terrific neighborhood restaurant the food is just wonderful they have a great wine list good bartender service is friendly and good

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Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place in a charming little town. Good food, good beverages and great service. Enjoy and Mahalo!

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CB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner. Good selection on menu. Nice ambiance. Service was very good.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nicely presented meals. Sirloin and short ribs nicely sauced with good vegetables. Chef working hard to provide top presentations. Banana foster bread pudding was truly awesome. Servers including Jacob the bartender were friendly, helpful and just nice people. We saw the manager later at the gas station and she treated us like longtime family friends!

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just mouth watering . It can get noisy on Friday/ sat nights as there is live music from 7-10p but you can't beat the food

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice city Grill is a very special place located in historical a nice city it’s ambience is refreshing it’s Decour is wonderful the food is exceptional the staff is very very friendly they’re doing wonderful music on Friday and Saturday nights the bar is one of the best on the island we thoroughly enjoyed Lanai said to go

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Venison loin- WOW! Must have. Hands down best meal in Lanai and we were staying at Four Seasons

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G
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super quaint, lovely and authentic local restaurant located in tiny hotel ... imaginative modern food served in a contemporary setting with nice outdoor patio and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Solid cocktail program as a bonus!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC little treasure on the island.
We dined outside and the heat lamps made our outdoor dining comfortable. Food was amazing. Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious. Beef short ribs melt in your mouth. Our server Arlin is a wonderful , kind & humorous guy. Entertainment was great. Can’t wait to return and experience the remodel of the restaurant.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The chef was awesome about accommodating vegetarian preference and came to our table to make sure we had a good experience. We ate there two nights in a row. The first night was inside and noise level was quite loud, the second night we sat outside and listened to live music. Ambiance was great! Have eaten there before and look forward to going back.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good is always great and the servers like family.

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j
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time on Lanai. Went with local friends. We sat at the bar the first night and had cocktails and light dinner. Loved the Soba noodles and crispy green beans. Bartender was friendly and attentive. Second night we sat at a table and had a full service dinner. Shared the twice cooked fried chicken and the spare rib entrees...both were delicious, perfectly cooked and paired with well thought-out accompaniment of veggies, starches and sauces. Wait staff was super friendly. Overall can’t say enough...great food/drink, service, and ambiance...can’t wait to go back!

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R
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding. The venison meatball bolognese was delicious and the ahi was fresh and perfectly prepared.
The service was great. The quiet dining room made for a perfect dining experience.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't do better in Hawaii. It iss our favorite place thanks to Jimmy.

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TE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quality of food made the experience. The only drawback was the extreme noise.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went two nights in a row... Our server both nights was outstanding... friendly and attentive. Food was over the top delish~ fun place... good live music...

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CM
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a nice, relaxing time on Lanai, and although the dining options are limited, we were not disappointed. Lanai City Bar and Grille is located in Hotel Lanai and the ambiance is lovely. We were greeted by a very sweet hostess and had great service throughout our meal. My boyfriend had the burger, which unfortunately was a little dry, but my panko crusted seared ahi was very good. I'm sure we will be back.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place with happy staff and great food! We tried both the menu of tonight and some specials and took a doggy bag back to the house. Lots of food, live music, nice people and very delicious. Lots of Aloha!!!

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve - a very nice laid back Lanai experience!

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Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant, great food...try the venison.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in Lanai for vacation and dining here (3 times) was a highlight. Food and service superb! Very friendly atmosphere and great, lively local vibe. Two thumbs up!

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Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill is a great neighborhood local restaurant with a wonderful chef a great menu great service great music outside under the stars when he hit areas highly recommend Lanai city Grill

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MR
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Jimmie prepared fabulous ahi and prime rib specials. Service was impeccable.

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MB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet, awesome live music performances and really good staff.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stayed at the Hotel Lanai for a few nights and were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. The prices were very reasonable and the portions good. While we did not sit near the entertainment we were able to easily converse without being overwhelmed by loud background nouse and others conversations. That is my hallmark for a great restaurant. Would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Lanai. I only wished they were open for lunch!

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