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About The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea
Hawaii's first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a European-inspired elegance infused with creative island-to-table cuisine. Menus are created around what is readily available from Maui’s own 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 garden and farming operation.
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 for 2016.
Wailea, HI 96753
Farm-to-table, Contemporary European, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz and Blues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come watch the dancing fingers of Mark Johnstone, an extremely talented jazz musician whom began playing at the age of five. Accompanied by John Zangrando on the saxophone Friday Night, you will feel the sounds in your soul. Saturday he teams up with Marcus Johnson on his upright bass sending the sensational beats drumming through your feet. Sunday nights hear soulful R&B tunes of Kelly Covington and Brian Cuomo. Their songs will bring you back to the memories of the past while you make new ones in the present.
We have complimentary valet available or self parking if preferred.
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate large parties on the open air lanai as well as in our garden dining area. Our upstairs lanai can accommodate up to 70 guests with a picturesque view of the ocean. The intimate garden dining area will seat up to 50 guests.
We have on site wedding ceremony space available as well. Please call for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Jeannette Kasin: (808) 463-7978
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I chose to have Valentine’s dinner here and it was worth every penny. Amber and April went above and beyond to take care of us all night. The porterhouse we shared was one of the three best steaks I have ever tasted. Every course of the meal was divine. The food was perfectly complemented by the ambiance.
We went to the restaurant for Valentines Day. They featured a Prix Fix menu for $125.00 per person. The starter and soup were delicious. Unfortunately, the porterhouse steak for two, which looked wonderful, was overcooked, without flavor and served cold. A very disappointing experience. It should have been much better for the price.
We loved everything about our Valentine’s day dinner. The food was the best we’ve experienced on Maui. Plated beautiful, the flavor combinations were remarkable. Every bite was a treat. The service was attentive, warm, welcoming and extremely professional, with each course timed perfectly. The setting is exquisite. This is expensive, but fine dining at its best. Every element of the experience is thought through-a perfect evening.
Fantastic Service and execptional food. The Crudo was oustanding and highly recommended. Staff were very attentive. It was my friends birthday and they made her feel really special. They did a fantastic flambe marshmallow and chocolate lava cake which was out of this world.
Paid $200 for two people. We ordered the Tako appetizer, I ordered the Wagyu steak, my wife the salmon. Also ordered two cocktails.
- Ambiance was outstanding, incredible views of Maui, restaurant located in the incredible Hotel Wailea.
- One of my two cocktails was of the quality you would expect from a high priced restaurant, it was a bourbon based one.
- My wife thought her salmon was pretty good.
- For me it was standard American fare with fancy presentation and flavors that were expected, nothing mind blowing, and certainly achievable at many restaurants for much lower prices.
- My steak was ordered medium rare, it was medium.. which is fine, because the quality of the meat was excellent. It's just...there wasn't much else going on in the dish, in my opinion. There was a potato-like substance underneath the meat which was nice but also sparse.
- Sparse actually is a good word to use for this restaurant: They gave us two small Hawaiian rolls to start. We asked for refills multiple times because they kept coming out with two small rolls.
- The Tako appetizer was one relatively small arm of an octopus. Look, I weight 155 lbs, my wife 120, we dont eat much. This was just not much food for the price! The flavor was good, but nothing else going on besides just the grilled flavor.
- I thought, for the location and price, the cocktails were not amazing. I ordered a drink called the Girl from Wailea or something to that effect...very sweet. The bourbon drink I got was fine, nothing special.
I just don't like paying $200 for what amounts to standard American fare at a restaurant that dresses itself up as an incredible experience, but doesn't match up to it's incredible views or price.
We went here for my wife's birthday. Both service and food were excellent. We were first hesitant due to the limited menu options but every dish was made very well and prepared in special ways. My wife got a free dessert off the dessert menu. Would definitely recommend and return in the future. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We were impressed from the time we arrived until the time we left.
We took my parents here while vacationing in Wailea. Our nanny watched the children so it was just the four of us. From the pre dinner cocktails to the after dinner drinks-everything was superb! Our waiter was so knowledgable and seemed to genuinely care about the food and our experience. The whole evening was a delight!
Wife’s birthday. Great table to see sunset. She loved her food. My fish came with a too-strong sauce and the side order never appeared.
Overall a pleasant experience but food and service are not up to usual Relais & Chateaux standards, and therefore, it’s overpriced.
Food always among the best on the island. Great service by Frank and Tisha. Love the Kampachi Crudo, Ginger Rubbed Grilled Tako (Octopus), Oysters on the Half Shell with Yuzu Kosho and Radish. Generous meaty Colorado Lamb Chops matched with Caramelized Onion Potato Puree and Date Chutney, and excellent Maine Lobster. Fun dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake, but really it's more: Deconstructed S'Mores.
Loved the setting. The starters and salad were very light and full of flavor. We both ordered the lamb. Bit over cooked. The potato purée was tasty with the flavor of caramelized onion coming through. Its consistency was almost runny and very difficult to eat with a fork (no spoon provided). The quality of the food was not up to the expectations for the prices charged. In our opinion it does not come close to what it is attempting to replace- Capische?.
The property and views are gorgeous. My husband, friend and I were really looking forward to dining here. We are locals and appreciate fine dining. Being that it is Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant, we were anticipating a culinary experience.
We were greeted and sat at a table with a nice view. They served dinner rolls similar to King Hawaiian rolls except smaller. One per person?
The waitress went over the menu, and did mention the first couple appetizers were one bites only. So my husband ordered the Truffle Risotto. It was literally 3 tablespoons worth of food with 3 pickled shallots that overpowered the entire dish, even the truffles and parmesan. As we waited for our entrees to arrive, (seemed to be taking a while but we felt that we weren't being rushed) our waitress stopped by to ask if we needed more drinks. My husband then told her about the risotto. She said she'd pass it on to the chef. Ok.
We patiently wait for our meals to arrive and ask for more bread. (Hungry!!)
Our meals arrive, we ordered rib eye, lamb and duck. We begin to eat and each one of us said the same thing...our meals were barely warm to cold. We informed the waitress, she told us the meals would be refired. So we wait again....25- 35 minutes.
No one approached our table to apologize for the cold meals, no offer of something to hold us over, perhaps a complimentary glass of wine, nothing was done. I say this again because this is a " Relais & Châteaux restaurant. And it holds higher esteem as such.
We finally receive our meals and while the food did taste really nice, my husbands WAGYU RIBEYE, was well.... tough and chewy. He had me try a bite and I'm sorry to say this, I had to try swallow it as it was very chewy. He mentioned it to our waitress but we really didn't want to have to wait on another meal. Again, no mgr approached our table, no offer of apology. We passed on dessert and left very disappointed.
The selection is limited but between my husband and me, we tried a third of the menu and everything that we ordered were superb and presented so attractively. We definitely recommend the ginger rubbed toka (octopus) appetizer. The service was exceptional and finessed , leisurely but just what you need if on a romantic or special occasion dinner date. I wished I remembered our server ‘s name but he was very helpful and knowledgeable. The only reason I gave the overall rating of 4 stars was because we were seated next to a large party and although they weren’t extremely loud, it ruined the romantic ambiance a little.
We went to The Restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We had a front row seat for a beautiful Maui sunset. The service was attentive with great recommendations. The drinks and food were not exactly “Hawaiian” compared to other places we went during our vacation but the food used local ingredients and was super flavorful. The ambience was romantic / quiet - perfect for a date or special occasion.
We decided to spend one of the nights of our honeymoon at the restaurant at Hotel Wailea and it was definitely something to remember. The seating offers diners a view that alone, makes it worth the price tag and we were seated just as the sun was setting. The service was impeccable and the food was delightful; the dessert was definitely worth sharing. The portions are small, which make it worth ordering an appetizer, entree, and dessert. I would recommend going if you are comfortable spending a minimum of $200 among two people.
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