[david paul's island grill]
Been to all three and recommend them all:
Pineapple Grill: Award winning: Best Restaurant, Best Wine List, Best Hawaiian Fusion. At the Kapalua Resort, 200 Kapalua Drive, Kapalua, 808.669.9600 (lunch: 11-2:30; grill menu: 2:30-5:30; dinner) lunch entrée: 9-17; dinner: 26-40; and a great happy hour (pupus/drink) menu on the lanai overlooking the pristine golf course. Of the three listed here, it is the most casual restaurant (perched within the confines of the Kapalua golf course). Very peaceful view and chance to relax with friends on the comfortable outdoor sofas under the sun, moon and stars. Live music from 7-8pm.
David Paul’s Island Grill: 900 Front Street, Lahaina, 808.662.3000 (average entrée $45). Great place for formal dining indoors and covered lanai. Everything from appetizers to dessert was delicious. Good wine list as well. Call for reservations as this place is usually busy.
Lahaina Grill (127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, 808.667.5117); $10 off coupon at the airport baggage claim kioks. Average entrée: $40. Feels like a french bistro inside. Impeccable and attentive service. I also enjoyed the preparation from appetizers to desserts here. A popular mainstay in Maui.