thanks hunt and kaimuki!!!!!!
oh my goodness... my fiance and i had THE best time at hau tree!
and and billhunt, after your comment re the 39 years, my fiance and i decided we want to be like that too.... after 11 years for us, hau tree fit was perfect!
we got a lil dressed up for the ocassion (no jacket for him though).
our reservation was at 8 and like you all said, we requested a table by the rail. it was so cute too 'cause right when we walked up, they already knew who we were! hahaha odd... but it made us feel so vip... hahah
from the moment we arrived, there was just this calm ambiance. there was a guy playing cover songs in the lobby (LOVED THE BILLY JOEL)
they had a prixe-fix menu which was salad, main course, and dessert for about $58 or you could order a la carte off of the menu. the salad was something with walnuts and cherry dressing?, a choice of filet mignon or soemthing else. i forgot.
i was going to get teh pre-fixe meal, but it was dependent on the dessert which was a tiramisu cheesecake, and i all tiramisu-ed out. hahahah so i opted for the mixed grill (lobster, prawns, fish, scallops)
my fiance had the avacado crusted salmon (?).
we started off with the ahi tuna salad and mushrooms in puff pastry. the puff pastry was a bit tough, but still good.
so the food was really good. i agree it's not the best food ever in the world...
but hau tree has the ENTIRE package... the servers were so kind. they were extremely attentive, but not in an awkward sometimes seen in stuffy places... they were kind in a genuinely friendly way. and they took pictures of us and even suggested places in the restaurant for us to take pictures. they thought we were local, but when they found out we weren't they started telling us about the history of the place. =)
the food was very good. i was so stuffed =)
the funny part is that i went to the restroom and right after i returned, the servers brought out a cake with a candle in it. so my fiance thought i went to the restroom to ask for a cake, but i had told them no, and that i really did go to the restroom! hahaha
and it was carrot cake, my fiance's favorite... which was also odd 'cause i hadn't said anything....
it was just such a magical evening.... the food was awesome. the view was awesome. the service was awesome.
my fiance has such a wonderful time that he said he didn't want to tell our future guests about the restaurant because he wants to call it "our spot."
the next time we head out to hawaii we're gonna be getting married... =)
mahalo nui loa to everyone for your recommendations and for suggesting such a magical and romantic place =)