Readers’ Pick

We’re betting there are an awful lot of elastic waistbands at the Orchids restaurant at the Halekulani on Sunday mornings. How else to deal with the superb, top-notch spread that takes you from sashimi through eggs Benedict through Kobe-style roast baron of beef, crepes plump with ricotta and blueberry (gasp), a design-your-own omelet, a Halekulani popover smeared with poh-a berry preserves—and that’s just getting warmed up. The $52 oceanfront buffet is so popular, in fact, you need to reserve a year ahead for the big holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter and Christmas. 2199 Kalia Road, 923-2311, www.halekulani.com.