Kaua'i Grill

Sprawled across a terraced cliffside above Hanalei Bay on Kauai’s North Shore, The St. Regis Princeville Resort attracts honeymooners, hedonists, famous faces and foodies who come here just to experience Kaua’i Grill, an outpost of star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s global culinary empire.

Beyond the hibiscus-red glass doors is a vibrant, chambered nautilus-inspired chandelier dripping with glass strands that glow above the swanky interior of zebrawood and red accents.

But even more gratifying than the décor could be a grill menu fused by French-Asian dishes. As is the case at his restaurants around the world, Vongerichten creates edible wonders based on daily-caught fish from the sea as well as organic meats and produce from farms and ranches on the island.

His signature cuisine eschews the traditional use of stocks and creams, focusing instead on the flavors and textures of vegetable juices, fruit essences, broths and herbal vinaigrettes, preparations that highlight, rather than mask, delicate Hawaiian seafood and exotic ingredients such as mango and lemongrass.
Things to Know
•Each dish is so artfully plated that diners keep their smartphones and cameras handy to record the delights of every course.

•The dress code at Kaua’i Grill is defined as “casual sophistication” and “resort elegant.” While that doesn’t mean jackets and ties for gentlemen or dresses for ladies, the über-luxe atmosphere calls for aloha shirts and slacks for men and flowing, flowered skirts and dresses for women.

•While the Kauai restaurant is an once-in-a-lifetime destination for some visitors, the ambience is relaxed and welcoming. Famous for their natural warmth and friendliness, many servers and resort attendants have worked at the resort for years, some for decades.

•As dinner at The St. Regis Princeville Resort’s Kaua’i Grill is a must for most resort guests and island vacationers, it’s advisable to call well ahead for a reservation (808-826-2600) or book online at OpenTable.com.
The Food
•We suggest the crispy poached eggs with caviar and vodka crème fraîche to get the meal off on a triumphant foot.

•An evening’s specialties may feature char-grilled black-pepper octopus or Hawaiian onaga (long-tailed red snapper) with sesame vinaigrette, succulent Wagyu strip loin, sea bass with Malaysian chili.

•And for an unforgettable finale, savor the fragrant lilikoi (passion fruit) soufflé or J-G’s famous cheesecake with rhubarb sorbet and hibiscus syrup.
Getting There
5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Hawaii 96722
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