The Plantation House

The Plantation House - Fine Dining & Fantastic Views
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Plantation House offers award-winning fine dining in a picturesque oceanside setting. The establishment has been recognized as Maui’s Most Romantic Place to Dine and named among the Top Restaurants in the U.S. for Sunset Dining. This isn’t a place to bring the kids, but come with anyone whom you’d like to impress.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

The Plantation House offers award-winning fine dining in a beautiful Maui setting. Bite into scrumptious food from land or sea, as you look out at the ocean waves.

The meals at The Plantation House span brunch, lunch, and dinner, and they’re all worth coming here for. Bananas Foster Pancakes and Ahi Poke lead off on the brunch/lunch menu, while the dinner menu features a variety of greens, entrees, and (of course) desserts. Start with some seafood to share, such as the Hawaiian Ahi Poke or White Shrimp Scampi. The progress onto entrees such as Macadamia Mahi-Mahi, Tofu Coconut Curry, Hawaiian Short Ribs, or a Prime Ribeye.

A half-dozen desserts beckon regardless of when you dine. Skip the standards like ice cream and chocolate pie, instead of getting a truly Hawaiian treat. The Lilikoi Pono Pie (Hawaiian passionfruit), Tropical Bread Pudding, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake are popular favorites.

Complementing the array of rich foods at The Plantation House is a solid beverage menu of draft beer, bottled beer, cocktails, and wine. None of these sections is the most extensive, but they all have some excellent choices to choose from.

All of this is paired with a view that’s worthy of the meal. The dining area of The Plantation House sits right along the ocean, with a gnarly tree that’s been here since time immemorial dominating the scene’s forefront. The setting is perfect for a first date or engagement photo, and the restaurant is the ideal place to take your significant other — The Plantation House has been named Maui’s Most Romantic Place to Dine.

The Plantation House has a menu for children, but this generally isn’t the place that kids want to eat. Instead, bring that special someone or anyone else whom you’d like to impress for an excellent meal.

A few of our menu favorites at The Plantation House include:

Hawaiian Ahi Poke
Poke is a Hawaiian and Southeast Asian dish that combines sliced ingredients in a salad-like combination. This serving comes with Hawaiian kukui nut, guacamame (greek yogurt, salsa, lime, edamame), wontons and goat cheese. A healthy option if you’re tired of more calorie-rich restaurant food, this bowl is still quite filling.

Macadamia Mahi-Mahi
Locally caught mahi-mahi, crusted in macadamia nuts and served alongside coconut rice. Can dinner get more Hawaiian than this?

Loco Moco
Brunch is the time to go crazy, and what better dish than the Loco Moco? Rice, hamburger, and a sunny side-up egg — all doused with a healthy (rather, unhealthy) dose of brown gravy. This is a meal that’ll keep you going the rest of the day.

Fresh Warm Banana Bread
Banana bread is good when Grandma makes it at home. It’s extra good when the bananas are local, the bread has just come out of the oven, and lilikoi (see below) butter is on the side. Get a plate of it for breakfast, or to share as you start to brunch.

Lilikoi Pono Pie
Lilikoi Pono Pie is a dessert that you’re unlikely to find anywhere on the mainland. The pie is made from Hawaiian passionfruit, which is both tropical and sweet.

Insider Tip:
Make your dinner even more romantic at The Plantation House by booking reservations around dusk. The establishment was also named one of the Top U.S. Restaurants in the U.S. for Sunset Dining.