Maui Food and Dining

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is On The Menu for Restaurant Week Wailea

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Chef Daniel Bader grew up here on Maui, and understands the importance of supporting our island home through charitable efforts like Restaurant Week Wailea. A portion of every prix-fixe menu sold during the promotion goes to benefit the Maui Food Bank.

“Being in Wailea here, and a lot of the hotels, I think it’s good to give back to the community in that sense, says Bader, who has worked at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Wailea for more than 10 years.

It’s among 20 restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week Wailea from Sunday, Nov. 4 to Saturday, Nov. 10, when you can enjoy top-notch, three-course, prix-fixe menus from between $29* and $59* per person (*depending on the restaurant – beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Many restaurants enhance this promotion with intriguing wine pairings to savor with your meal, at a very special price.


Here are the participating establishments:

Ama Bar & Grill* (Fairmont Kea Lani) (808) 875-4100
DUO Steak and Seafood* (Four Seasons) (808) 874-8000
Fabiani’s Wailea* (Wailea Gateway Center) (808) 874-1234
Gannon’s* (Wailea Gold & Emerald Course) (808) 875-8080
Humble Market Kitchin* (Wailea Beach Resort , Marriott) (808) 879-4655
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a* (Grand Wailea) (808) 875-1234
Ka’ana Kitchen* (Andaz Maui) (808) 573-1234
Kō * (Fairmont Kea Lani) (808) 875-2210
Lineage (The Shops at Wailea) (808) 879-8800
Longhi’s* (The Shops at Wailea) (808) 891-8883
Manoli’s Pizza Company* (Wailea Village Center) (808) 874-7499
Matteo’s Osteria* (Wailea Town Center) (808) 891-8466
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman* (Wailea Gateway Center) (808) 891-2322
Morimoto Maui* (Andaz Maui) (808) 243-4766
Mulligan’s on the Blue* (Wailea Blue Course) (808) 874-1131
Nick’s Fishmarket Maui* (Fairmont Kea Lani) (808) 879-7224
Pita Paradise Bistro Wailea* (Wailea Gateway Center) (808) 879-7177
Ruth’s Chris Steak House* (The Shops at Wailea) (808) 874-8880
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea* (808) 879-2224
Tommy Bahama* (The Shops at Wailea) (808) 875-9983

You can also visit Open Table for reservations with participating restaurants (*).


With a longtime presence at The Shops at Wailea, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has been involved in Restaurant Week Wailea since it began nine years ago. Here’s a look at their special menu, available for $49 per person:

Steak House Salad
Petite Filet (broiled expertly to melt in your mouth) or Chef’s Fish Selection (Your server will describe tonight’s preparation) or Stuffed Chicken Breast (oven roasted free-range double chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese, lemon butter)
Choice of Accompaniment: Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Creamed Spinach or White Rice
White Chocolate Bread Pudding or Sorbet
Royal Kona coffee or tea service included

Ruth’s Chris recently finished a major remodel in its kitchen, dining room and bar space.


“We built a little lounge area in the bar to separate that from the dining room,” explains Bader, “so if people want to come in and watch the game, we put a wide-screen TV in there for people to enjoy.”

They not only increased capacity in the bar, but also expanded their happy hour, which now starts at 4 instead of 5 p.m.

“Happy hour goes 4 until 7,” he says. “We are in the process of revamping our happy hour menu to put some more choices on there.”

Restaurant Week Wailea is a popular twice-yearly promotion, and the prix-fixe menus are not valid with any other discount, coupons or promotion being offered at participating restaurants. Diners can contact each restaurant directly or visit Open Table to make reservations in advance, which are strongly recommended.  See details and printable menus at the Restaurant Week Wailea website.


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