albany, New York
January 25, 2003
The menu had two parts: nightly specials and house specialties. I chose mahimahi in a cream sauce, which was quite good. My husband’s selection was even better: swordfish in a ginger sauce. We also ordered a bottle of wine. The restaurant had a very extensive wine list but we are not wine experts. We selected the secondo rosso, $29 a bottle, and it was excellent.
As we did in the Big Island, we ordered the dessert special--chocolate soufflé--which has to be ordered when you receive your main courses. It was GREAT! For a chocoholic, I give it a thumbs up.
The waiter was very friendly and I think it was the chef or maybe even the manager who came out to the dining room to make sure that all was OK. This was indicative of paying attention to detail but not being intrusive.
The bill for two (including bottle of wine, desert, tax, and tip) was $120. A little expensive but par for the course for that type of restaurant.
We had reservations, but there were very few diners when we arrived (around 6:30pm) so you could probably get away without reserving ahead. Of all the restaurants we went to in our two weeks in Hawaii, this had the worst view--but the food was good and I had no regrets.
From journal What a great week in Poipu Beach