Ruth’s Chris serves your favorite steak on a heated plate so the sizzling chunk of flesh stays warm throughout the feed. On the menu, they even spell out the degrees of doneness for you—that way, through good communication, you can have your meat just how you want it. The price for these flavorsome cuts range from $25.95 (the pork porterhouse, and the only pork on the menu) to $39.95 (if you want the T-bone), so bring extra money. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8815; 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 874-8880.
runner-up: outback steakhouse. 4405 honoapi,ilani hwy, kahana, 665-1822; 281 pi,ikea ave., kihei, 879-8400. (hk)