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“Late lunch with fabulous views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Tavern - CLOSED

The Tavern
5-3900 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
(808) 826-8700
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
SF bay area
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Late lunch with fabulous views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We came here for a late lunch based on a recommendation from a local friend. The restaurant was not crowded and we were able to pick a corner table in front with fabulous views. The fries are excellent and we also enjoyed the special sodas. The salt and pepper wings were good (gluten-free). My favorite was the Nicoise salad which comes with fries instead of tiny potatoes - how great is that! The bacon blue burger was excellent. However, the first try it came with the bun which we had asked to be left off. They quickly re-fired and the second was excellent. The BLTA was also good. In fact, we enjoyed everything we ate and would have returned, but we were staying 30 minutes away and there were other places to try.

The service was very friendly too.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Seattle, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We reserved a table for4 on New Years Eve and are glad we did! The food was excellent, we tried a variety of items including the shrimp scampi, the short ribs, and the fish special. The waitstaff were very pleasant and attentive. The drinks were strong! The only downside was the noise, due in part to a few large groups who had started their partying at the dinner hour. This would be a great romantic dinner place on a less busy night. Great place for foodies!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great dinner, waitress and views !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I'm always amazed at some of the reviews I read on here. We experienced NONE of the negative things mentioned in the bad reviews. Not to say they didn't happen, just saying our experience was very good.
Like one persons review stated, you would never know it was there if you were not looking for it. We arrived right when they opened at 5. We were seated next to a window with views of the golf course, mountains and ocean view. They do bring out popcorn instead of bread and while its not super exciting, I've had worse.
Our waitress (I think Ashley) was great. We were joking around quite a bit and one person in our party can be needy and she easily rolled with the punches. We were so impressed by her in fact that we asked to speak with the manager so we could make sure he knew what a great job she did.
Our meals were all very tasty with nice portions. We all tried a different desert and they were amazing.
This was easily our best meal while visiting the island. A great choice especially if your staying in Princeville.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tracy, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food in an unsuspecting location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You'd never know this place was here if you weren't looking for it. On the golf course at Princeville and in what looks like the clubhouse. I can't say for sure since I've never been there in the day time. Had blackened ahi Caesar salad and it was delicious. Drinks are good and wine list is nice. A nice change if you get tired of going to Roy Yamaguchi's other more famous restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Solid good food. It would have been nice to find this place sooner. The steak was awesome. Everyone in our party was pleased. And good service as well.

Visited December 2013
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