I live in NYC and have eaten at Jean George's restaurant in Columbus Circle NYC ( on a very special occasion) and had one of the best meals of my life.
My husband and I were just married and we decided to splurge at the Kauai Grill.
I was shocked at the level of service and poor food at the Kauai Grill.
The waiters were not familiar with the wine menu, and I actually felt bad when I kept probing about different wines. As we live in NY, we are not familiar with California wines and needed some direction. The staff was unable to guide us. The wait staff were all redicously good looking, but clueless on food and booze. I ordered tuna and it was over cooked, and $45. My husband's food was mediocre as well.
We ended up spending $290 on 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 3 glasses of wine.
I was so depressed when I left, as I could have spent the same amount of money in his NYC restaurant and had a fabulous meal.
If you know food and booze, don't bother.
We should have gone to our regular spot the Kilauea Fish Market for Ono tacos.
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