Words and Photos by Vina Cristobal
Downtown Honolulu: a treasure trove of good eats. Grondin is part of that trove.
The restaurant, a French-Latin fusion, transports customers into a mini-New Orleans restaurant or a Parisian cafe with its cozy atmosphere. The restaurant primarily serves dishes that Jenny Grondin and David Segarra (co-owners of Grondin) loved to eat when they were growing up.
Especially with the holidays in full swing, the warm, welcoming environment adds to the festive aesthetic.
The main dish was the Omelette Du Jour – healthier than your typical omelette. Inside the omelette is the chef’s choice for the day; in our case, it was sautéed jalapeños. Local mixed greens complemented the arrangement of the omelette.
In addition to the Omelette Du Jour, a set of fingerling french fries, which looked like deep-fried mushy potato skins, were set on our table. We also ordered the French Toast, which was Hawaiian Sweet Bread drizzled with maple syrup and chestnuts that proved to be a sugary combination with just a bit of a crunch.
The restaurant serves brunch and dinner, and hosts a well-stocked bar in time for Happy Hour. Whether it’s a quiet meal with loved ones or getting a drink or two after work, Grondin is the perfect gathering place.
Grondin: French-Latin Kitchen
62 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (brunch); 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (dinner)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (brunch); 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (dinner)