The Plantation House by Gaylords

4.6
2983 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Gaylords now rebranded as Plantation House by Gaylords offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Located in the historic Kilohana Plantation home, diners are seated around an open-air courtyard with views of the plantation grounds and Mt. Waialeale in the distance. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails. Menu items include starters like fresh Ahi poke, and organic salads, local seafood, meat, vegetarian, and vegan entrees. Don't forget about our famous Banana Cream Pie for dessert! After your meal take a walk around the Kilohana grounds, shop in our assorted boutiques, visit the Koloa Rum shop, go on a rum safari adventure or take a ride on the plantation train.

If reservations are not available online, please call us anytime and we will be more than happy to accom

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2983 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!!!!

KC
KatieC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food was good, not amazing but satisfactory.

BF
BobbiF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it!!! Such a beautiful setting and the the food was great!

RM
RichardM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Fish was awesome. Mai tais are a must.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had really high expectations for this dinner and sadly we were not impressed. The setting is nice, but the ambiance compared to other locations on the island just wasn’t there. The staff was friendly and we had no issues with our server. Despite a reservation we did end up needing to wait about 15 minutes which wasn’t a big deal. The food servings were quite large but the pasta and the steak were only average despite the high prices. Overall, ok food and service but not a must go place on the island. I don’t think we will make a return trip here.

GF
GoodFood
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had banana cream pie as scrumptious as the Plantation's. The toasted coconut crust is amazing. Our server, Greg, was very good, even though he was busy. Thanks for a great dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and very attentive staff. Beautiful setting of outdoor dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

JM
JeanneM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious starting with our cocktails, the fried Panko brie was a new treat for us, the filet mignon was perfectly prepared. Can't get a better venue than Gaylords!

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Cloggirl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, good food and good service.
Made a reservation on line..did not have to wait for table..awesome

DM
DocManzano
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaylord was lovely upscale dinner for our special treat meal while on Kauai. Nice selection of seafood and other Hawaii options. Enthusiastic waitstaff. Nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaylords is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant on Kauai. Food is always delicious.

NN
NeNeCrossing
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a couple of times in the past few months, both times it was excellent. The menu is seasonal, so we got to try new things this time. I think it's worth mentioning that on each occasion, everyone at the table cleaned their plates. We went with different people each time, and everyone ordered different items. Seriously, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The ingredients are fresh and interesting. I just can't say enough. This time, I had a friend visiting from Milan and he didn't stop raving about this meal until he got on the plane. It was that good. The consistency and value, make it one of the best on the island right now, and most definitely the best in Lihue. The portions are generous, but not too much so. The service is excellent, we never felt like we were waiting for the waiter to check on us or progress the meal forward, but we also never once felt rushed. We couldn't decide on a particular wine and the Sommelier picked the better of the two, not the more expensive. The atmosphere is lovely, the fresh air (especially in times of Covid) a bonus. I highly recommend (with hesitation because I want to be able to get reservations), you book this restaurant. So ONO!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

This place is really only good for its ambiance. The entrees are nothing to brag about. Typical “Instagram worthy” plating without actual quality in my opinion. Staff was nice. Outside seating was nice, food not so great.

JB
JeremyB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal at the best setting in Kauai! Highly recommend.

SV
SarahV
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the beautiful atmosphere made it a special dining experience. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Jama
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation for dinner or just enjoy drinks and apps in the bar. Unique experience and good rum

PS
PamelaS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service and friendly servers. The food was "not our cup of tea." We ordered 2 different fish dishes. Thank fully I asked for the sauce on the side as it was very rich and salty and the fish was "unnecessarily breaded! The food prep for the items we ordered seemed very southern-style which do not suit us but readers may experience it differently.

CN
ColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

An off day?

We LOVE this restaurant, but today was unusual. I realize that I typically arrive for lunch before noon; today we arrived at 1:30 for our reservation. We were seated closer to 2pm. Then it was (or felt like) another 30-45 minutes before we met our server. The hostess was kind enough to bring us water a bit sooner.

The vegan dish was delicious, but missing some of the key ingredients listed on the menu that had made me want to order it: eggplant and peppers among them. I was halfway through my meal when I told our server and she said she'd have them prepare some of the veggies for me -- she wound up bringing me a whole new meal, with all the ingredients -- and it was truly delicious. We watched our server working HARD. I can only surmise that like so many places the Plantation House was short staffed on the floor and in the kitchen. Maybe it would be smart for the hostess to have warned us??

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FuzzyB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grounds are absolutely stunning. The staff were phenomenal. The food was extraordinary. A very enjoyable time.

EB
vipElliottB
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. COVID safety protocols strictly adhered to. A great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! My husband and I had a dinner here. The fried brie was to die for. Our ahi tuna and white fish plates were amazing. The service was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, drinks were outstanding & the food was ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to eat lunch here right after the train ride and it was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

JT
JacalynT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mai Tai. Our waitress was awesome. She provided superior service. She made my birthday lunch very special

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation- love this place- great food and best Mai tai on the island!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good service from the start. The host was able to get us a great table, while we waited in the bar-great specialty martinis and very attentive service in the restaurant.

MW
MichaelW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it so much ... brought my daughter and her finance - both visiting Kauai from Honolulu.

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vipfonebill
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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Dino999
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Gaylord's and loved the outdoor seating. The food was very good, starting with the mushroom soup, beef tenderloin, seafood risotto and banana cream pie. We will be back next time we are on the island.

SA
SteveA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

made reservation a week and a half in advance, for 5pm and asked for gazebo seating. we were there on time, took 15 minutes to be seated...and they took a party of 3 who had reservations at 5:45 before our party of 3. we were not seated in gazebo. this was our fourth time in a month... probably won't be back soon. wouldn't recommend without a few caveats.

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vipBogie133025
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food. Will definitely return.

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Robert
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good and I highly recommend the brie appetizer. The staff is wonderful every time we go. We've also been to Sunday brunch and the luau on that property.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The descriptions of the menu items looked very impressive and innovative. The execution let much to be desired.

BL
BonnieL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jeff was outstanding! Enjoyed his humor too! The food was a10, everything cooked to
Perfection and flavors were excellent. We have been to Gaylord many times but this was one of the best times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did not care for the room we were seated in, felt like 2nd class.

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vipCharisse
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The service was outstanding and recommend this very much. One of my favorite's on the island.

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vipfonebill
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, especially dealing with the pandemic issues. Staff was very nice and engaging.

FAQs

The Plantation House by Gaylords offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 245-9593.

The Plantation House by Gaylords is rated 4.6 stars by 2983 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.