The Plantation House by Gaylords
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Classic Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Fresh vanilla whipped cream, toasted coconut crust, butterscotch sauce
Fresh Fish Tacos*
Seared fresh catch in flour tortillas, asian slaw, grape tomoato salsa, drizzled with spicy chipotle creme fraiche, served with unagi mayo, furukake french fries.
Delicious food, great service, and beautiful ambience combine to make Gaylords one of the best restaurants on Kauai. I had the surf and turf, and the portions were very generous. I’m spite of a little confusion about the prices listed on the menu vs. what we were charged, we highly recommend this elegant plantation restaurant. Take time to explore the gift shop and art gallery while awaiting your table.
Plantation House is a charming old Hawaiian home with a lovely flowered patio. The ambiance is delightful. On top of this, the food was delicious. We both had fish dishes served in creative ways. There also were several meat dishes that appeared tempting. Service was excellent. We will definitely come back here on our next trip to Kauai. Book early.
What an amazing restaurant! The location and ambiance are incredible! The service was top notch, we really enjoyed Jeff as our service but all staff were friendly, professional and prompt. The food was incredible! I had the fresh catch prepared in the Oscar style and it was my favorite meal I have had while in Hawaii!
Best lunch on Kauai
Beautiful setting and solid food. Huge open air patio overlooking the garden. We went for lunch - Food was solid for salad, nice sandwiches. The bison burger with pineapple was great and they will cook it medium rare. Lots of kitchen shops are hustled in the plantation house - careful as we spent more on art than lunch.
This is our third time to Gaylords and again they created a memorable experience. Their mai tai is the best on the island. We ordered the ahi tower — so good. The fresh catch of the day on my tacos and my husband’s entree was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My son had the pulled pork sandwich with fries. Huge portion and delicious. Can’t wait to go back!
Had our last restaurant outing at Gaylord's for lunch. It was a lovely day and our server did a terrific job especially since there were only 2 servers for lunch that day. She kept up with all of it. The food was very good (pulled pork and shot rib dip sandwiches). We do recommend them. Their homemade soups are also very good and recommend trying them, as well, since we have never been disappointed. I always recommend Gaylord's as a lovely restaurant to enjoy a wonderful meal.
As an aside to the restaurant, it was a little noisy (hence the "energetic" level for Noise in the review) as we were seated next to a large party and the music speakers were generating at a level that, in conjunction with the large party, we had trouble talking/hearing each other. Two person tables seem to be next to the large group tables when we go there.
Our server was great however my husband ordered the Filet and Lobster but they were out of Lobster and we were not told and it came out with shrimp. The filet was grisly. I had the cioppino which is a favorite of mine but it was VERY sweet. That dish is not suppose to be sweet. We were not taken care of either. We were looking forward to our dinner there but was disappointed.
The view and ambience were out of this world, the food was over the top, and the service could not have been better. Gaylord’s is our new favorite restaurant! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Amazing food! Service was great even though they were short staffed. Highly recommend! The grounds are beautiful and you can wander everywhere on the plantation..
I loved this beautiful garden setting atmosphere. The food was great and the service was amazing. A real gem.
Service was fantastic! The main course meals needed flavoring or seasoning.
WOW what a beautiful settings accompanied by a great service from the moemnt you arrive. Great food, out of this world desserts and always served with detailed explanation such as my catch of the day YUM. Dessert was well worth feeling stuffed afterwards.
Just a magnificent experience eating outside in their gardens. If weather is bad I’m not quite sure what they do with you. The Poke!!! The banana cream pie!! The lava cake! Food presentation was amazing. Just wondrously all around.
We requested beforehand something special for our anniversary for lunch and they gave us a very private seating. It was a really nice experience and the food was delicious.
Very nice gluten free dinner selections. The Asian style seafood was delicious!
We both ordered the chef specialty of Mongchong Oscar (sp). Fantastic! We would certainly return for that again! A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
A wonderful meal start to finish. Beautiful scenery and a helpful server. Would most definitely go back!!
Wonderful setting, great service and good food. Grounds to wander, shops to explore and rum to taste. Great way to spend some hours in the afternoon.
We were not impressed. We were seated outside in the humidity. Multiple menu items were out of stock including surf n turf. The steak was full of fat and we didn’t have steak knives until 10 minutes after our food was dropped off. Spring rolls were good. Dessert was good.
Excellent server, Jeff. Sat in the cute remote area out on the lawn. Excellent drinks, appetizers and entrees. So full we needed to-go boxes and had to skip dessert. A lovely evening!
as always the food was delicious, the location is gorgeous and the cocktails on point
Service was great, food excellent and the nice quite atmosphere was appreciated. Bar service was excellent and the menu was quite extensive.
The food was good, but it felt like a limited menu. You should be able to eat a steak at lunch.
We always eat at Gaylord’s Plantation in Kauai. Food is excellent and so is the service and ambiance. Never disappoints!
Enjoyed our time on the patio/terrace
Came back after 22 years and still just as good as we remember
Great food and even better service!
The food was fabulous, our best dinner on the island in a week!
This is a hidden gem. We are so happy to have found it.
Great place to eat, beautiful setting, great dishes and very nice servers. Thank you!
Good all the way around!
Staff friendly and mostly attentive -~- UNtil you have over stayed your welcome and you need to move on subtle but there! In these visitor recovery times ~ things have changed! Local residents got spoiled! Much Aloha!
Absolutely amazing dinner!! Plantation House never disappoints. The service is top notch as well. The setting is so gorgeous, sitting outside surrounded by beautiful gardens!
I love Gaylords! Great food and experience every time. However, i was very displeased that my “to-go” food was thrown away instead of ,packaged to- go, then 10 mins go by and i had to ask where it is. Then the manager i forms me a young new employee tossed it and a new mini sized meal was being made. Very nice, though, the food wasn’t made how I had ordered it per my dietary restrictions. Thus, it went to waste. Disappointed, but still love this place!
very pleasant lunch. our server was personable and attentive; food was excellent; and all in beautiful surroundings!
Hands down the best food we had on the island! Great ambiance and awesome staff! Would highly recommend any coming to Kauai to go here!
We had lunch there. The French Dip was excellent and the bread pudding absolutely outstanding. I cannot wait until the Sunday Brunch Buffet opens up again! We shall attend every time we are able.
My kids, husband and I all loved the experience. Much different than all the other places we have eaten.
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 2793 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.