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About Leis Family Class Act Restaurant
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!
Kahului, HI 96732
Global, International, Contemporary French / American, Eurasian
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.
Note: All large party reservations of more than 8 guests are to be arranged via direct phone and email correspondence with our Restaurant Manager.
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Chef Tom Lelli
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.
Private Party Contact:
Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
A most delightful experience ! We were served an Italian feast by very earnest students in a gorgeous dining room accompanied by wine we brought to accompany the lunch . The short rib atop cheese infused polenta, was a standout of beautifully braised meat and deliciously warm foccasia . Can't wait to return on our next trip to Maui !
The restaurant was completely full except our table was ready and we were seated immediately with menus. in some confusion we waited 13 minutes for water and attention. Interestingly, the manager, Mark Malone, had noticed it. When we were leaving he took us aside and apologised profusely for the delay in serving us. Although the restaurant is always sold out, he said anytime we want to come again, simply call and he will do his best personally to accommodate us. His sincerity more than made up for our minor inconvenience. The food presentation at Class Act is beyond compare, even at the finest restaurants on Maui.
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