You can’t get any closer to the ocean than these tables overlooking the beach at 505 Front Street. Start with flash-fried oysters and wakame seaweed salad or lobster ravioli. Move on to saffron beet risotto studded with seared shrimp and chunks of seafood. Vegetarians will delight in the Portobello mushrooms with quinoa and cilantro pesto. (The kitchen sources ingredients from its own O'o Farm up in Kula.) This is a superb and relatively affordable lunch spot. Indulge in ginger-crusted fish ($23) or smoked pork sandwich ($14) and a glass of spicy Syrah while watching the ships sail by. At night, the rear lawn leading to the beach transforms into a dramatic setting for the excellent Feast at Lele luau. Sunday brunch is also a delight, featuring organic eggs Benedict (choice of pork belly, ahi, or crab), avocado kimchee toast, and a gourmet “loco moco”—the local gutbuster usually made with two scoops of rice, hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy. The Pacific’O version ($17) features caramelized Maui onion gravy, an organic poached egg, and a choice of Kauai grass-fed beef or housemade sausage; the rice is fried like tater tots. Plan for a post-meal nap.
505 Front St, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Lahaina Phone 808/667-4341 Prices Reservations recommended. Main courses $14–$23 lunch, $29–$46 dinner; $13–$22 Sun brunch. Cuisine Type Pacific Rim Web site Pacific’O
Map505 Front St USA Maui
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