Merrimans Maui

With its vaulted ceilings, candlelit tables, and panoramic ocean views, Merriman's is one of Maui's most elegant and romantic restaurants, without being overly stuffy. The dishes here are made using 90 percent local ingredients, a showcase of the island's seafood, meat, and vegetables. Menu highlights include Keahole lobster with Maui corn and Hawaiian chili pepper, Kahua Ranch lamb with papaya salsa, and taro cakes with Hamakua mushrooms and local Swiss chard.