The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a 'culinary casual' experience with creative island-to-table cuisine. Menus are created around what is readily available from Maui’s farms and fisherman ensuring that each dish is prepared using only the finest local, seasonal and artisanal products; including those grown in the restaurant’s own orchard.

From its perch on the hillside above South Maui's Wailea resort area, the restaurant offers sweeping panoramic ocean views from the upper lanai and intimate dining under the stars in the garden. Voted one of OpenTable's Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the US, and Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Great view. Meal and wine was $600 for two people.

JJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea was exceptional! Very friendly and helpful and made us feel very comfortable. Gorgeous view of sunset.

CR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious, location resulted in a beautiful sunset view, going during restaurant week was a huge plus as well.

R
Ottawa
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We were told when they confirmed that patio seating with beautiful sunset was on first come basis. We arrived for our anniversary dinner and they gave us a back table facing a wall. There were several tables on the patio for 2 and 4 people that did not get filled for the next 2 hours. The young girl would not give us a nicer table so for that reason we are never going back. The food was good but the prices are expensive. The server was rushed and OK but not great. For sure it’s a 2.5 and not a 4.75 especially where they seated us on our 38th anniversary.

S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. From the start to finish. I would highly recommend the mushroom truffle risotto and the scallops. And the miso chocolate cake. But whatever you have, you can’t go wrong

LA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was so romantic, food and service was exceptional (Thanks Kristen)!!!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our wedding dinner and had an amazing time! Food was excellent and the service was perfect! Thank you Kristin for making our dinner so special!

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

$48.00 for four small scallops that were cold in the middle...Lamb shank was good to many bone splinters..

AN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around! We will definitely be back!

BH
New Zealand
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best high end restaurant in south Maui. Consistently great god and service with an innovative menu

SB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly a high-end gem. Intimate setting away from the large hotels and hustle of other Wailea spots in shopping complexes. The food is a bit "precious." Small plates of amazing combinations that are both tasty and works of art. The risotto is perfectly flavorful without being too rich and starchy. The waygu short rib is prepared wonderfully with potato puree and french green beans. But, the stars of the entire menu were the carrots. When I can write a rave review about a side dish, it means you should make sure you try them. You may never think of carrots the same way again. This is a special place if you have a special occasion. In this case, my birthday, for which the waiter brought me a chocolate dessert that was a wonderful treat.

For people with long memories, there was a nice Italian restaurant in this location many years ago. Then there was Capische, which was considered a top place in the area. Now, these guys have gone one step further and have earned their place among the best restaurants we've eaten at anywhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special night. Our server Darin was amazing and so was the rest of the staff. Thank you to Sara and Eric for making our time at hotel Wailea so special.

NH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow-this place is incredible! Are here our first night in Maui and maybe set the bar too high? The service was outstanding, the dishes were flavorful and the scenery is breathtaking. Complementary half pour Prosecco was a nice touch & the value compared to other places was top notch.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Great food, service, ambiance and view. We will be back. Moderately priced, food was excellent

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special meal and location. Food and service were too notch. Expensive but worth it for the experience!

CL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is welcoming, has a lovely atmosphere, and great table service. However, even though the food presentation was nicely done, both our dinners seemed rather bland without much flavor, and honestly the lobster prepared for my husband was overdone and quite a disappointment. It’s quite unlikely we will return anytime soon.

BR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 25th anniversary dinner vacation and our "first" visit to The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea ! A three star rating for the experience on a scale of 0 to 3. Thanks so much for making it a special evening on 10/22/2019. The service and menu were outstanding. And the staff made it great!

Regards
Rich

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian made our evening memorable and the food was delightful!

AM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an experience eating at the restaurant. Very professional and kind. Would recommend

F
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto as good as ever. Market catch-fish delicious, not as heavy as other big meals here in Wailea resort restaurants...so room for the great staters.

E
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, views and service

DH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at the restaurant. It was a wonderful experience for us. We used to live in Maui and our favorite restaurant then was Le Gunji, which was part of the original Diamond Resort, now Hotel Wailea. Glad to say this restaurant has now become our favorite and we will continue to return to it whenever on Maui. Returning to Maui often, we have found a decline in the quality and service in most of the restaurant, so its refreshing to find this little gem.
Duke & Laurie
Scottsdale

BD
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Chris and Dylan provided ex Ellen ser ice! Highly re ommend!

b
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Booked three months ahead for romantic Babymoon/Anniversary dinner and then got stuck in terrible traffic. I called and they said it was fine, but then they didn't save us a good table with the romantic view which was the whole point of booking this special atmosphere for our Anniversary. The attitude of the Matire D was very blazè and didn't help matters. As an anniversary treat they brought us two glasses of prosecco- which would be a nice gesture if they weren't ignoring half of the info of the booking (pregnant, can't drink). Menu was disappointing as only one protein of all the main courses was locally sourced. (The Local Fish of the day). All their "favorite" entrees such as the scallops or crab spaghetti was using fish from way away places. "alaska, maine, etc". I liked my mocktail in a fancy tiki glass, but none of the food really blew me away. True, I was not in the best of spirits because of missing the sunset and the good table, but great food would have cheered me up and it just wasn't great. I didn't finish my crab pasta and I wasn't super impressed with husband's local fish or their "famous" truffle risotto. The molten cake with banana ice cream was my favorite element other than the "bites" which were like amuse bouches that aren't complimentary. It was the most expensive meal of our weeklong trip but one of the least delicious. Overall, I picked the wrong restaurant for the occasion. Luckily we had great meals elsewhere with better service, just not on our literal anniversary. I would pick a different restaurant for your special meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset and delicious food. Everything was amazing!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with ocean and sunset views. One of our most delicious meals in Maui. Expensive but service and food quality make it worth the price. Tomato and burrata appetizer and Wagyu and lobster entrees were absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, dinner and service!

K
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy; gourmet meal. Great idea for a special occasion.

K
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very special experience! Loved our romantic dinner!

B
New England
62 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in WAILEA. We enjoyed the salmon and diver scallops. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff superb. This restaurant should be on your vacation list.

BS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant is not to be missed. The service is warm and attentive, but not overbearing or intrusive. The food is spectacular. We started with the mini tuna crackers. Essentially tuna tartare on black rice crips. The tuna was fresh and the flavor light and delicious. Then we shared the hamachi crude and gazpacho with lobster. Both stellar. The gazpacho was fresh, light, slightly tangy and delicious. The hamachi was four generous slices with the most delicious sauce. My husband and I both got the fish special - a white fish that had been steeped in a broth with so many delicious flavors - think Thai flavors. We also got a side of the roasted carrots with chimmichurri and the roasted cauliflower. Both were so spectacular!! We had been here when it was Capische, and then soon after it changed to The Restaurant. There was definitely a hiccup for a few months after it changed, but that is NO longer the case!! This may be my new favorite place in Maui!! Truly a memorable and delicious experience!!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Period.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The food and service was superb. Highly recommend this place!

CC
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal and experience. We arrived to a beautiful setting. So well designed. We were early and ordered at the bar. The Bartender was warm and friendly and made suggestions. I overheard him tell the lady at my right he could make her anything if she had any idea of what was in a drink she had elsewhere.

We came to Maui to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had reservations at a different location and had to move them to another night so we spent the actual date at The Restaurant.

My husband ordered Truffle Risotto. I ordered Burrata and Tomato Salad. The risotto was the best we've ever tasted. The salad amazing with a variety tomatoes and the creamiest Burrata ever. The herbs gave it the perfect accompaniment. For our main courses we had duck and scallops. Perfect food. Well prepared. I think they are very creative and deserve at least a Michelin star or two

GA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kristin and Ian were outstanding. We had a fabulous meal and a beautiful setting.

WL
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be the BEST restaurant in Maui!

JS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of a restaurant experience is contextual and we had a terrific table on the edge the balcony and we were blessed with a beautiful sunset. The food and service were also terrific. The food is geared more toward foodies. The preparations are unique and the portions are not huge. But we enjoyed the opportunity to taste a variety of different delicious appetizers and entrees without feeling stuffed.

MT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary dinner here and it was perfect. The atmosphere is gorgeous, the staff was so friendly and prompt, and the food was beyond amazing. It was a special spot for our celebration.

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