FLOW EATS: Grondin

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.

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The Omelette Du Jour.

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.

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Two Omelette Du Jours are pictured alongside the French Toast dish.

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)

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