‘Tis the Season to Be JollyFeatures Order of the Day
December 22, 2013
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Surely, there are many reasons to feel joy this time of year, not the least of which includes health, family and the spirit of giving. Not to be forgotten, however, is the simple yet irreplaceable act of sharing a delicious meal with those you love. Whether dining with a significant other, family or friends, Hy’s Steakhouse provides the ultimate fine-dining experience.
Perhaps the first thing most diners notice as they set foot in the restaurant is its impressively classic decor. From its hardwood mahogany floors to ceiling panes made from the stained glass of an actual chapel, Hy’s is old school in the best possible way.
As one of the island’s premier steak-houses, Hy’s boasts a menu expertly crafted with high-quality ingredients and a few unique cooking techniques to enhance flavor.
“All of our steaks are USDA prime,” says Bob Panter, vice president and general manager of Hy’s Steakhouse. “In addition, our chefs cook everything over kiawe wood, which imparts a deeper depth of flavor.”
Known for a number of special signature dishes, Hy’s Steak Neptune ($49.95) consists of 7 ounces of sizzling filet mignon topped with Gulf shrimp, spears of asparagus and Bearnaise sauce. Porterhouse T-Bone Steak ($79.95) is another winner, which features a filet mignon on one side of the bone and a New York strip on the other.
“Like many of our entrees, it comes with brown or white rice, your choice of potatoes and vegetables du jour,” says Panter. “Having a big appetite at Hy’s is key.”
For the slightly more adventurous carnivore, Filet with Foie Gras ($63.95) is an appropriate choice that combines a kiawe-grilled filet with pan-seared foie gras enhanced with decadent port wine reduction. To balance the entree’s heartiness, the restaurant also recommends a number of light appetizers, such as ‘Nalo Baby Arugula Salad with Prosciutto and Parmesan ($12.95).
In addition to a well-rounded menu, Hy’s features live music five nights a week, as well as a variety of tableside services. “Our customers can look forward to their servers cooking flambes, mixing Caesar salads and carving meat right there at their table,” says Panter.
While reservations are highly recommended, they are not required. Complimentary valet parking is available at the hotel for all diners.
From now to Dec. 24, any $50 purchase toward a Hy’s Steakhouse gift card will include a complimentary $10 gift certificate to be used at a later time.
Hy’s Steak House
Waikiki Park Heights Hotel
2440 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu
Open Monday-Friday, 5:30-10 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday, 5-10 p.m.