Gaylord's is set on the lush and manicured grounds of a former family plantation. Dinner is a fine dining experience. Seating is in a covered outdoor patio with well-trained waiters and gourmet choices. It is family friendly, but sedate. Live music is available at times, and it would be a beautiful site for a wedding.
Tropical drinks are delicious, and the menu is varied and on the gourmet side. Dress is upscale casual. We have visited Gaylord's on all three of our visits to Kauai, over the past years. It never disapoints, with freshly prepared and well-cooked dishes. This last visit (March, 2013) we had a fantastic starter of an onion tarte, that I wish I knew how to re-create. I had the garlic prawns and my husband had the short-ribs. It is a bit on the pricey side, so it may not be your nightly choice. But go at least once! Reservations are suggested. The plantation house (inside) has a beautiful bar area, antique, period furniture, and several small shops selling art, clothing, fine jewelry, and other souvenirs.
During the day there is a little train that take visitors on a tour of the grounds.
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