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Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

4.7
321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is our student run fine dining restaurant at the University of Hawaii - Maui College. Students enrolled in the Maui Culinary Arts Program are your chefs and servers under the leadership of their instructors. We serve a 4-course prix fixe menu on Wednesdays and Fridays with reservations available from 11:00am - 12:30pm.

Our price for the complete (inclusive) 4-course meal ranges from $31 - $50 plus Hawaii state tax depending upon the entree selected. Gratuities can be accepted as cash only and are very much appreciated as the funds collected are utilized to offer and enhance additional learning experiences to the students working at the restaurant. The globally influenced menu changes weekly. Be sure to reserve early as we are often sold out weeks in advance.

Menus can be viewed by clicking the MENU tabs on this Open Table site. We look forward to serving you!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary French / American, Eurasian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Wednesdays & Fridays. Reservations available from 11:00am-12:30pm beginning on Friday, January 19, 2018. Our last scheduled lunch is on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Very Important Note:

Our revised estimated time line for Spring 2018 semester is as follows;

1. Release of menus and reservation availability schedule, Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

2. Reservation sytem to open via Open Table, Friday, January 12, 2018 at 12:00pm HST.

3. Reservations and messages taken via phone, Monday, January 15, 2018.



4. Our first day of service will be Friday, January 19, 2018.

If for any reason there are additional changes to this REVISED schedule, we will keep you posted via facebook, via OpenTable and via our voice mail answering service at 808-984-3280.
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Phone number
(808) 984-3280
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Tom Lelli
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room seats a maximum of 16 guests with views of the Pacific Ocean. This is a beautiful room for a private luncheon, birthday party, office event, or shower! The remote AV screen makes it a wonderful board room as well. We offer the Leis Family Class Act prix fixe menu for guests who book the PDR (Private Dining Room) on Wednesdays and Fridays with a minimum of 10 diners.
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Private party contact
Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280
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Catering
Private catering is available when the restaurant is dark. Call Doug Paul
at 808-984-3500 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event for any day OTHER than our standard operating hours.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wahinepio Ave
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Parking details
Enter University of Hawaii Maui College off of Lower Beach Road (across from the MACC - the Maui Arts and Cultural Center). There is a large parking lot ~ parking is free. The Class Act is located in the Pa'ina Building, 2nd building closest to the ocean.
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Special events & promotions
Grand Finale - Holiday Wine Dinner
Our end of semester Gala Dinner will be served on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This event will feature a coursed dinner created by our students along with a selection of premier wines. Reservations are now open. Details & menu will be forthcoming on this very special end of the semester wine dinner.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 321 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

What an amazing experience. The food was amazing, service was outstanding. I always look forward to their delicious menus. I can’t wait to return. Outstanding job!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was very good as was expected. Our server needs a little more practice but that is why he’s there after all. We will be back as much as we can to support the school and to enjoy the great variety of cuisine. Keep up the terrific work. 😀

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lei's Class Act is a joy we look forward to with each visit to Maui. Audrey gave us exceptional service and has a super personality to mix with your guests. The staff are all so friendly and will do everything possible to make your lunch occasion memorable. The cooks created a fantastic lunch, and the scallops were done so well and were not over cooked as many restaurants tend to do. A superb job by everyone and I commend Mark on great management of the students, and wish much success in this program's future.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was really good. Service was great. The students did such a wonderful job. I always look forward to going for an outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Mark Malone is outstanding. He oversees all the customers needs.

Food is creative.

Students are well trained.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Sooooo wonderful! Absolutely everything! Fantastic!!!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Wow! What a great experience. The restaurant in run by college students learning the restaurant/cooking trade. I enjoyed myself the entire time. The service was great. The food was delicious. I will definitely be returning. This is not someplace you would go for a quick lunch. It took about 1.5 hrs. It is a 4 course meal. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Not only do you support the local college but you get to experience an amazing meal with impeccable service. The students are eager to please. We go back whenever we have the opportunity.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

The serving students were all super friendly and in good moods. The food was absolutely fabulous! Unbelievable what a great offer this is!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

the students here do a fantastic job. we met some of the faculty who are very dedicated to quality. the food was delicious and beautifully presented. a wonderful experience that we would do again when we return to Maui.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Hawaii's premier cooking school. Exceptional experience, not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful dining experience provided by students and faculty. All courses were excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Fabulous, amazing meal. Exceptional service. Cannot say enough great things about my dining experience here. Going back again soon

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Awesome

Ambiance, friendly staff

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

This dining spot is only available during the fall and spring semesters at Maui College. Patrons support the colleges culinary arts program. Reservations can be tricky to get but the food and service make it well worth the effort.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

An amazing evening! The students and instructors were just wonderful and they really put on a wonderful special event.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Love the food prepared by the UHMC students. Great atmosphere and everyone was very friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Excellent food with lovely presentation...every time!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Another fabulous lunch and really wonderful students!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Another fabulous lunch! Looking forward to going again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Can't say enough good things about the experience. Food and service were all outstanding. The cost of this gormet, 4 course meal was $42-- an incredible bargain, particularly by Maui standards. We'll definitely return again to the Maui Culinary Institute.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding presentation and food quality

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

This was our 15 th lunch at the restaurant. We love being served by new and up and coming new
waiters. The theme food makes the experience great for us. We love the Italian, Asian and French food the best. The meat is very fresh and flavorful. The deserts are great. We like the different soups as well. Overall a great experience that we enjoy, and next to Mama's Fish House this is our favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

The enthusiasm of the servers was contagious.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

As usual exceptional food and presentatiom.
All staff attentive and friendly

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

We truly enjoyed the wonderful food - Italian Theme. The students came up with some creative ideas, which very possibly will not be had at any other restaurant! The Open-Face Lamb Shank & Spinach Ravioli, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Cream & Local Tomato Coulis was spectacular and served in a unique way. The Barolo Braised Short Ribs, Creamy Polenta, & Gremolata was very good. Our server, Tiff, was very sweet, and we wish her the best in starting her own bakery on Maui. It is a wonderful experience - one we wouldn't have associated with a trip to the islands of Hawaii, but one we hope to do more often. The only problem is the difficulty of getting a seating. There are few available, and they are filled almost immediately! We are looking forward to our next visit for the French-themed meal. I'm sure that Mark and his team will provide another sensational meal!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

We had the Chef's Tasting Menu which was superb.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

As always exceptional and our server Kat very good and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

This is justifiably considered one of the best restaurants in Hawaii if not the country. Reservations are hard to get but you can also get on the waiting list. The students of the Maui Culinary Institute at Maui College do everything. The food, service and presentation are all first rate. We go whenever we're on Maui.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

Outstanding lunch once again at Leis Family Class Act. The American menu was excellent and everyone in our group of eight enjoyed themselves. Will definitely go back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Consistently the best food in Maui. I highly recommend having a very special lunch here.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Grand Finale Dinner was an extravaganza "Holiday in Paris". Every detail from the ice sculpture, napkins, and Eiffel Tower ornaments on a Christmas tree were exquisite and opulent. Wine pairing with a 6 course French menu was balanced and genius. Special kudos to Mark Malone and Chef Tom Lelli for orchestrating such an ambitious dinner!

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2016

Been here many times. This was on the bottom of the scale. The food was not creative nor well executed. Four of us had filets. Two cooked perfectly and the other two were almost raw when the diners had ordered them medium well. Took another 20 minutes to get the steaks back. It turned out to be a two hour and 15 minute lunch, which was just too long. Dessert choice was unimaginative. Neither was good. Overall, a disappointing experience

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and find it extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

This is a culinary school dining experience that is available on Wednesday and Friday during the school year at University of Hawaii, Maui. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Students do the entire work with seating customers, taking orders, serving and clearing. If one chooses to bring wine, it will be opened and served with lunch. Next time I will do that. They have changing menus French, Thai, Asian. We had the French menu but will look forward to trying other menus.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

It is the best restaurant on Maui. Always have a great time. Menu items are very creative. Food is attractively presented and delicious. Wait staff are attentive. Great overall experience.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2016

Excellent food and service. All dishes were perfect. Only slight complaint was that the crepe was not hot.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Great restaurant with student cooks and servers learning the restaurant business. Outstanding food and service. Charming.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2016

This restaurant is such a gem - I am always so impressed by service and innovative cuisine!

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