Heading to Maui in a few weeks and staying near Wailea. Last time we were there (four years ago) we loved Haile Maile General Store for an upscale meal and places like 808 deli, Paia Fish Market, Sansei Sushi (yes it is just big rolls but it was great at 50% off!) and other less $$$ places for other meals.
This time we have a kid with us but are bringing the grandparents and have promised ourselves two fancy dinners. A lot has changed in four years - lots of additions to the market. So feedback on Gannon's vs Haile Maile vs Merriman's vs Amasia (alan wong)? Or if there is a place you like better than all of those let me know. Gannon's is very close for us (we are staying on the golf course) but I haven't seen much talk about it on this board. I like seafood and playful, interesting farm to table concepts. My partner likes meat and we both like cocktails (though we can get those anyplace).
Also if any of these fancy spots are just as good as/better for lunch than dinner we could do that.
I went ahead and made reservations for the new Alan Wong place at the Grand Wailea based on his star power and place in Honolulu. And the fear that waiting might mean being out of luck. But we can cancel if it turns out to be all fluff. Also they don't post prices but i am assuming it will be similar to Honolulu (around $100 for a tasting menu no drinks or extras). If anyone goes, please report back!
And of course other recs welcomed as well as always.
Born to Eat
Also heard 808 deli has a new bistro. Anybody been? We did Cafe O'lei last time - it was a good value but didn't blow me away.