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About Lanai City Bar & Grille
Lanai City Bar and Grille is the alluring restaurant located within the historic Hotel Lanai. In harmony with the charismatic ambience of the hotel itself, this friendly venue glows with Hawaiian charm and is a bona fide feast for the senses.
The menu is a delightful mix of island fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors and colors.
Lanai City, HI 96763
Pacific Rim, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot located in front of Hotel Lanai / Lanai City Grille.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lanai City Bar & Grille Ratings and Reviews
Firstly, if you are on the island you will have little choice for "fine dining" than this pleasant place. Alt is the Four Seasons, a fair distance away and quite pricey indeed --- though they do, uncharacteristically for 4Seasons, give you a big plate of food.
The food here is also a 'big plate' particularly on the modest items (e.g. pasta with red sauce). The fish is very good indeed. But in general beware the sauces, which can be a bit heavy handed. The chef , who is quite a good fellow, also likes to use a liberal amount of hot pepper which is not always well blended, so you can get a 'blast' of heat this is not so wonderful.
We expected a new menu but there were only a few additions. We got the one waitress we dread due to too much small talk and not enough service, also her sense of humor is a little too flirtatious. We had an average time and will probably not dine here for a while.
We had a very good dining experience at Lanai Bar & Grill and we highly recommend this establishment to those visiting Lanai City. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful in describing the various menu options. Kudos to Jimi, Arnell and Shanette for their outstanding service.
The restaurant was very nice with excellent food. As for the hotel, it's too bad the clerk at the front desk was very unfriendly and not attentive to locals visiting the island and paying a nice price tag for the rooms. He made us feel like we were back in the plantation days while paying over $200 per room per night. It's unfortunate this still goes on in Hawaii let alone the United States of America. Need to clean up your act Lanai and show some Aloha to the locals.
Outstanding meal! The chef has an impressive pedigree that include Chez Panisse. Gets two local deer every week to make his venison dishes. Fresh island fish was also outstanding! The dessert was a bananas foster/layered ice cream creation that was over the top! Amazing quality for the little town of Lanai City!
We had a wonderful evening at Lana'i City Grill, with a meal that easily rivaled the other island's hotel dining options, minus the water views. The new chef has recently come to Lana'i from mainland California, serving up a creative, delicious and exemplary menu of fresh farm to table options from fresh salads to local ahi to venison. We were very impressed with his talents, and highly recommend the ahi and ono options. The outdoor terrace is ringed with tall pines and twinkling lights. We wish that we had had more time on Lana'i to sample a second night! Local music on weekends.
My wife has a wheat or gluten allergy: Our waitresses were diligent in going over the menu with her in detail and returning to the kitchen to sort out any questions. Ultimately the chef came our table to put her at ease, and he really knows his stuff. The food was excellent, bartender great. Some of the dishes might have a bit of a more european influence: complex sauces (which isn't for everyone) This remains a wonderful place to eat and relax.
Chef Jimi's culinary creations are wonderful. Had the Venison, Pork Chop and Fish special, everything was delicious. Chef Jimi also came out of the kitchen to chat with us and other guests. A wonderful experience all around, wish we had more time on Lanai to enjoy another meal.
Great value for the Island of Lanai, which is very costly. Manager Eileen always remembers guests names and checks the floor often -- she is great! Food was excellent, sound level is impossible (conversation means yelling) and wine list is almost non-existent but still a terrific option to expensive hotel choices. Favorite of locals.
We found Lanai City Grille from the excellent reviews on Yelp. Driving into Lanai City for our first time, I'll admit to be skeptical, but was so pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The restaurant is super cute offering both indoor seating and an outdoor deck area. The food was delicious (chickpeas, wings, and milkshakes were the favorites with our family)! Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone in Lanai City for dinner.
Spent three days on Lanai, and dinner here the first night was the highlight. They open at 5pm, which was great for our schedule; and they were very accommodating of our keiki. They both chose the calamari, and it was the only meal where they cleaned their plates the entire trip.
I had the venison loin with vegetable hash and could not stop eating it! My wife had the white fish special with risotto, which was also exceptionally well prepared.
The chef and staff are friendly and not at all fussy. But they are very sincere and take great pride in their work. For the quality of the food, the atmosphere, and the price you will not find a better value on Lanai!
Was staying at the Lanai City Hotel & ate here out of convenience as much as anything else AND we were glad we did! Ate here a second evening as the first left us well impressed. The venison loin and pork shank are to die for and paired well with one of 2 cabs on offer and the Merlot respectively. Service was friendly and prompt. Will recommend!!
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