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Average meal price at Banyan Tree, DUO, Ferraro's, Spago?

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ellebee83 Feb 4, 2012 06:36 PM

Hi All!

My husband and I are getting ready to go to Maui in exactly a month, and we'd love to splurge on a couple of really great meals. We'll be staying in both Kaanapali and Wailea. While there are a ton of other restaurants we're interested in (yes, Mama's is on the list!), I'd also be interested in knowing the average meal price at the restaurants listed in the subject line (Banyan Tree, DUO, Ferraro's and Spago), as their pricing is not available online. As far as what I would describe as an average meal:

-1 bottle of wine
-2 appetizers
-2 entrees
-1 dessert

And my husband's almost strictly a steak eater, so if the cost of a filet or NY strip is going to be over $75, then I'd also like to know! $75 is about my mental limit for a steak, hahaha. After $75, I don't feel like I'm even paying for quality anymore.

Thank you!

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  1. Bill Hunt RE: ellebee83 Feb 4, 2012 08:34 PM

    I do not have the Banyan Tree bill handy, but believe that I included that expense, with details, in my review, which should still be up on this board. Same for lunch at Mama's on that trip.

    Now, "bottle of wine" is very, very broad. I have spent from US $ 70 to US $ 1800, on a bottle of wine with a meal, though not at Banyan Tree. IIRC,we did three half-bottles, and the total wine bill was probably about US $ 250, but could well have been less, with different choices.

    Also, the next year, they shut down for a refurbishment, so were closed during our next visit. Do not know what changes might have been implemented, regarding the menu.

    Enjoy and aloha,

    Hunt

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      ellebee83 RE: Bill Hunt Feb 5, 2012 06:00 PM

      Great, thank you, Hunt! I'll look for your review (would be very curious to see the content, not just pricing!)!

    2. manomin RE: ellebee83 Feb 5, 2012 05:54 PM

      All of these places have websites with menus that would be a good place to start.

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        ellebee83 RE: manomin Feb 5, 2012 05:58 PM

        I noted this in my original inquiry, but I didn't see the pricing listed on the online menus. If you see otherwise, please let me know!

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        gfweb1 RE: ellebee83 Feb 10, 2012 07:30 AM

        Spago is about a $40-70 entree IIRC. Duo and Ferraro a bit less. In general I've had it with Spago. Service is generally inept and food isn't good enough for t he price.

        I think you'll like Duo more, or Ferraro's. Or Nicks, at the Fairmont.

        About two miles away is a nice place, Sarento's. Looks like nothing from the outside, but inside it is fine dining and fairer prices.

        Gannon's is also nice. Serious food, better prices.

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          Juji RE: ellebee83 Feb 10, 2012 10:27 AM

          I tallied up the costs of my meals at Ferraro's over the past several years and it comes out to about $100. Typically I'll have an appetizer, entree, split a dessert and 1-2 glasses of wine. Duo is probably on par with that.

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            Bellachefa RE: ellebee83 Feb 10, 2012 10:39 AM

            Although I have enjoyed a couple of meals and mini meals at Spago, if you look at the Keiki menu, seeing the price of buttered pasta will give you a headsup to the extortionary prices.

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