Ro­man­tic Big Is­land Eater­ies

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While there’s no need to hunt out ro­mance in Hawai‘i, plate lunches and shave ice for ev­ery meal may not do the trick. In­stead, check out th­ese restau­rants for a view, good food and a per­fect place to feed the flame. Brown’s Beach House What bet­ter way to rekin­dle that spark than be­ing sur­rounded by tiki torches and palm trees right along the beach? Brown’s Beach House of­fers the ideal sun­set meal, pair­ing out­stand­ing Hawai­ian fare with a stun­ning view and out­door seat­ing. In the Fair­mont Orchid at 1 N. Kaniku Drive, Ka­muela. (808) 885-2000 Keei Cafe With hard­wood floors, wood ta­bles, lo­cal paint­ings—oh, and win­dows that look out onto the ocean—the am­biance of this small fine-din­ing restau­rant is sure to charm. Keei Cafe is known for its seafood and de­li­cious lo­cal desserts, as well as its over­all at­mos­phere. Even bet­ter, the menu won’t break the bank; just re­mem­ber that they don’t ac­cept credit cards. By mile marker 113 on High­way 11 in Cap­tain Cook, near Kona. (808) 322-9992 ‘ULU Ocean Grill at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort Hualalai Ca­sual is­land el­e­gance sur­rounds din­ers here as they in­dulge in ex­ec­u­tive chef James Babian’s “R.S.A.-Re­gional, Sea­sonal and Ar­ti­sanal” cui­sine. Chef Babian, known for his ef­forts to­ward sus­tain­able din­ing, has cre­ated a menu that is 75 per­cent sourced from Hawai‘i Is­land. With a co­zily lit lanai over­look­ing the ocean, this is the per­fect place for an evening meal ac­com­pa­nied by sooth­ing trade winds and a view of the stars. 72-100 Ka‘up­ulehu Drive, Hualalai (North Kona Coast). (808) 325-8000

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