I’ve been to 53 By The Sea for dinner and drinks — but never for lunch.
And I actually think lunch is the best time to dine here.
Mostly because of the view. You don’t see the sprawl of Pacific Ocean — with unobstructed views of the surf breaks that dot the coastline here — at night.
But also because you get the same quality food but at half the price. And you still get the ambiance of a restaurant in a $16 million, two-story Mediterranean-meets-gothic-style building on the water with views of Diamond Head.
So we booked the restaurant — located in the site of the former John Dominis — for a baby shower. And here’s what we ate:
53 By The Sea, 53 Ahui St. Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Sunday; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Phone: (808) 536-5353.