BTR Maui: Tommy Bahama – Wailea

Tommy Bahama is known for its easy, breezy beachwear shops, but the brand also has several restaurants around the world. Sticking to a theme, both the clothes and the menu items are tropical and beachy.

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I went to the restaurant in Wailea, which had outdoor seating for enjoying the unseasonably warm  weather (for a mainlander)!

_DSC0209The meal started out with bread for the table served with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey butter. The bread was fluffy and irresistible and the butter was quite unique. It made the bread seem like dessert!

Jerk Chicken Tacos

Jerk Chicken Tacos

For my meal, I got the Jerk Chicken Tacos ($17.50), which were topped with mango salsa, avocado and Asian slaw and served with banana chips. The presentation was beautiful. The banana chips were amazingly addicting; I’ve never had anything like them before. They were covered with cinnamon and sugar. The tacos themselves weren’t the greatest things I’ve eaten, but I liked how the fruit and veggie garnishes cooled down the spiciness of the chicken.

Harvest Veggie Burger

Harvest Veggie Burger

The Harvest Veggie Burger ($17.50) was topped with roasted garlic aioli, gruyere, lettuce and cucumber and served with the “Bungalow Salad.” My vegetarian friend who got the dish was impressed because the burger seemed to actually be house made (she says most places just use Morning Star veggie patties). The burger was made out of a rice base and was seasoned with taco seasoning. The Bungalow Salad was good too, according to my friend, who liked the goat cheese on it.

Seared Ahi Tuna and Kale Salad

Seared Ahi Tuna and Kale Salad

 The Seared Ahi Tuna and Kale Salad ($22) was prepared with a lemongrass crust and came with edamame, corn, hearts of palm, mushrooms and pine nuts, and was served with a tahini miso dressing. I didn’t get a chance to try it, but my boyfriend complained that the dish was quite small and not very filling. However, he said the tuna melted in his mouth like butter.
 Our waiter was nice and attentive. I enjoyed sitting outdoors, but we came for a late lunch as the sun was setting, so one side of my face got a lot more sun than the other. I recommend coming later in the day if you’re sitting outside.
With our bill, the waiter gave us a postcard. He said that if we fill out the card, the restaurant would add postage and mail it out. What a great idea!
THE BOTTOM LINE:
FOOD: 3.5/5
service: 4/5
AMBIANCE: 4/5

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar on Urbanspoon

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