I notice a lot of reviewers call the Lahaina Grill one of the best restaurants in Maui. Let me tell you, this is not saying much. A food mecca, Maui is not. That said, my husband and I went to the Lahaina Grill for our anniversary, and were underwhelmed. Here is a breakdown of our experience- Our waiter was friendly, but a bit high pressure. Sort of like a car salesman. The drinks started out weak- in both flavor and strength. And, the tables are so close together, you have to put effort into not listening to other diners conversations. My appetizer of seafood stuffed chilie was average, and didn't fit the rest of the menu. My husbands Ahi appetizer was very good. The bread is very good. The butternut squash soup I got was delicious, as was the creamed spinach (honestly, that was amazing). My filet was overcooked- seriously, dry and grey around the edges, and the Berenaise sauce was oddly flavorless. The mashed potatoes, and vegetables that came with the filet were very average, and after a quick taste, I didn't even eat them. My husband got the $85 steak, described as the best quality steak in the world. Again, good, but, just good, not amazing.
Lastly, the bathroom was in a shocking state. Old, run down, not very clean, with an old rusted soap container between two sinks that looked like it was purchased from Walmart, like years ago. Not what I expect when I spend $400 on dinner.
Would I go back? No.
We also ate at The Banyan Tree, which was at our hotel The Ritz Carlton. That meal was also about $350, but, really amazing. The wine tasting meal was worth every penny. For a special meal, that would be my choice. :)