PR_LEIS__2013December 12, 2013 — The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable 2013 Diners’ Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America.  OpenTable determined the list of honorees after analyzing more than five million reviews of nearly 19,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

“We are thrilled to have won such a prestigious award,” said Juli Umetsu, Dining Room Instructor.  “I could not be more proud of the students at Maui Culinary Academy”.  Chef Tom Lelli agreed, stating “I am honored to work with the students in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant. We are proud to know that our diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience and gave us such high marks.”

“We congratulate the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America on achieving excellence in culinary creativity and hospitality,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Their skill at delighting diners on every level has consistently earned them rave reviews and a well-deserved spot on this exclusive list.”

Based on feedback collected from diners between December 2012 and November 2013, the 100 award-winning restaurants received the highest scores.  For more information about all of the restaurants on this list, please visit

About the Leis Family Class Act: Located with an ocean view in Maui, Hawaii, the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant offers a prix fixe 4-course menu that changes weekly.  It serves lunch on Wednesday and Friday, with cuisines of the world that vary from Contemporary Moroccan to French, Italian to American and more.  The chef’s tasting bar is a popular location to sit and watch the students in action.  In addition, there is a private dining room with views to Kahului Harbor that seats 16.  The chef at the Leis Family Class Act is Tom Lelli with Juli Umetsu serving as the dining room instructor.   The restaurant is closed for the holidays and will reopen for lunch on Jan. 24, 2014.  For reservations, go to and click on Class Act, or go to