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“A special meal in a special place”
Review of Kauai Grill

Kauai Grill
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Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Kauai Grill is a comfortable yet elegant hideaway with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. The seasonal menu is composed of a wide selection of hand-crafted dishes created from flavors found here on the Garden Island of Kauai with the highest quality of meats and freshest local fish available. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Kauai Grill experience at The St. Regis Resort Princeville.
Richmond CA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A special meal in a special place”
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated two birthdays with dinner at the Kauai Grill. Seating is first come, first served so we made reservations for 5:30, early enough to enjoy the lingering sunset over Hanelei Bay and the surrounding mountains, and we had a table with a good view. The service was excellent and the fresh fish was superb. Pricy wines were available, but our small carafes of house wine didn't break the budget. One person ordered the 5 course vegetarian menu and was very pleased with it. Luckily, there are many places in Kauai to get good food at lower prices, but this was a wonderful place for a dressed up special occasion.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Expensive but great”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Came here for our final honeymoon dinner on Kauai. We wanted to have a view of the sunset but they couldnt seat us at a window seat so we decided to goto the St Regis bar for cocktails first. They were very accommodating and sat us pretty quickly once we came back.
The meal was delicious. We had the calamari to start which was different from other places and very tasty.

We enjoyed our main dishes as well. If I recall correctly I had a nut crusted mahi mahi which was awesome. I loved the sauce.

The decor and atmosphere was ok. Nothing that really stood out as it was just a big room.

Overall A nice dinner (expensive but good) would be awesome for sunsets and apparently on the weekends they serve on the terrace which would be amazing

Visited September 2013
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Batavia, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

When going to the St. Regis you know it will be pricey so that's not surprising. What is surprising is the aloofness of the waiters. The wait staff supporters were kind and pleasant but the head waiters,although pretending to be attentive, were average at best. We felt like we were on the get em in, get me out conveyer belt.
The food was as expected..great but pricey. When considering the St. Regis, go to the Makana Terrace instead. It's miles better than the grille and a better experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Westlake Village, California
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food, bad value”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

This place is expensive as is the other hotel restaurant Makana Terrace. Not sure where else you go on the North shore, the south shore is so much better for food options. Service was good, the room has little to no ambience with windows surrounded by heavy framing limiting any views, with the glass reflecting interior lights after the sun is down, so no view. Feels like a trip back to the nineties for decor/ambience. Makana is a lot better, its the same food but you are outside with the views, more romantic. Paper place mats on wood tables was also weird. We had the strip loin and opakapaka/snapper, both were very good but neither came with any starch or veg accompaniments so expect to pay extra for that. The panna cotta dessert was poor, jelly like and tasteless, with 3 tablespoons of fruit diced into tiny chunks. Not sure how the Jean George's name helps these guys.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have special dietary requirements, no garlic or onions. They made recommendations and everything was great. We ate there twice with a business group of about 15 and they were very efficient and everyone seemed to like it.

Visited October 2013
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