About The Signature Prime Steak And Seafood
It begins with a private elevator ride. An uninterrupted, 36-floor ascent that ends at the top of the Ala Moana Hotel, also known as The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood. Upon stepping off the car, eyes are drawn to nearly every detail of the expansive restaurant. In one corner, a wooden installation mushrooms over an art-deco bar that gleams with crystal and marble. In another corner, an ornate butterfly chandelier is reflected in the lid of a white grand piano.
During happy hour, guests can gather in the area around the piano, or they can cozy up in one of the room’s many dining areas. Some include leather-wrapped booths, the curved seats of which open toward floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the Waikiki skyline. These views are perhaps what the restaurant is best known for. Depending on which area you sit in, you’ll take in panoramic views of the ocean, the city, the mountains, sunset, and on Friday nights, a fireworks show.
Those more interested in oenology than topography might consider reserving the private wine room, a 10-person space enclosed by wine displays. The elegant wine list includes both Old World and New World varietals available by the glass, bottle, or half bottle. The food is equally elegant with a classic steakhouse selection that includes everything from prime porterhouse and rack of lamb to Maine lobster. There’s a light Asian influence as well, evidenced by beautifully plated appetizers of ahi sashimi and ahi katsu.
Signature Prime Steak And Seafood
This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood manager Jessica Melton, who gives us a little taste of The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood and shares just what fuels her culinary drive.
NAME Jessica MeltonTRAINING/EDUCATION Thirteen years in the food and beverage industry on OahuYEARS AT RESTAURANT Since its opening this spring
Who or what inspires you as a manager? Im inspired by the power of aloha and what it truly means to give each guest an incredible experience. Making guests feel welcome when they arrive to our restaurant is very important to me. Having a passion for the quality of work performed daily is one of the most important aspects of this business that I have learned from past and present owners, managers and chefs.
Whats your most popular dish? Our Prime Bone-In Ribeye is a cut to die for. This prime cut ribeye with bone attached is bursting with flavor and marbling that comes from wet aging on the bone. We offer it at 22 ounces. Our signature truffle mashed potatoes are also amazing! They accompany all of our entrees, and are freshly hand-crafted by our chefs.
Is there a dish that you create thats not on your menu, but available upon request? We try our absolute best to accommodate any special requests. We do have vegetarian requests, which we do our best to answer with flavor and creativity. I think weve been doing pretty well because weve received some five-star feedback from them online!
Peter Kim Kicks Off A New Steak House
The former Alabama kicker credits legendary coach Bear Bryant for life lessons that have served him well as he built a highly successful restaurant empire, including Yummy Korean BBQ. Now hes moving into fine dining with The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood atop the Ala Moana Hotel
When Peter Kim brought wife Jennifer to the 36th floor of Ala Moana Hotel to look at leasable restaurant space, she exclaimed, Wow, what a signature view!
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Signature Wines & Cocktails
What’s a celebration without Champagne? At The Signature, we offer an exclusive selection of Champagne. Choose between a bottle of Taittinger, Dom Perignon, or Krug Grand Cuvee.
Prefer to celebrate with fine wine? We pour premium wines by the glass. Enjoy a glass of Stag’s Leap Artemis or Cakebread.
Bespoke cocktails are crafted with unique toppings. Try our Signature Seduction, Tiny Bubbles, an ice-cold martini, or our iconic Bloody Mary.