MauiTime Best of Maui BEST RESTAURANT: Lahaina Grill #BOM2012

The epic dining room of Lahaina Grill is in the historic Lahaina Inn, yet somehow the restaurant’s blend of the contemporary and nostalgic strike up a casual compromise, highlighted by great splashes of Jan Kasprzycki art. The menu similarly weaves together several genres and styles, creating dishes that we adore: the Cake Walk, ahi foie gras, chile relleno, coffee roasted lamb, line caught mahi and triple berry pie. The chemistry at Maui’s best restaurant is just impossible to beat. 127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina; 808-667-5117;

Photo by Sean M. Hower

Runner-up: Banyan Tree (JR) 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua; 808-669-6200.
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