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La Mer at Halekulani
La Mer at Halekulani

La Mer at Halekulani Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.halekulani.com/dining/la_mer/
  • Phone: (808) 923-2311
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Alexandre Trancher
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Salon La Mer comfortably seats up to 16 guests and offers a tranquil private lanai for that pre dinner cocktail.

    Salon du Vin entertains up to 22 guests and may open up to an elegantly appointed living room to indulge in a La Mer specialty cocktail
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations (808) 923-2311

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lewers Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
A word from La Mer at Halekulani
La Mer is far more than a restaurant, it’s a degustation destination. Celebrated as Halekulani’s finest and Hawaii's longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, this consummate dining experience is unmatched. The internationally acclaimed menu features Neoclassic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic and romantic ocean views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Indigenous ingredients are uniquely blended in masterful dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce an unsurpassed dining experience. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. Jacket or long sleeve dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes are required for men. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had just gotten married on the beach earlier in the evening. We got the perfect seat, overlooking the ocean, and both went for the set menu. It was lovely, not too filling, and most everything was a delectable tasting combination of interesting flavors and beautifully plated choices. We had a few drinks and the evening was marvelous."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • " Outstanding menu selections. Superb wine choices. Gracious and attentive service. One of a kind restaurant , well worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent everything; truly, a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Every food had agreeable complexities. Their hospitality multiplied an elegance of the beautiful food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A truly top-notch place that should not be missed if you enjoy the finer things in life. Spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food. Great restaurant. Super service. Special views. Made us feel like very special guests."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I resarved 2weeks ago. My friend told me La mer! We ordered 3 courses dinner, It was good choise for us, because we ware really full! and then we saw big rainbow!! They have a nice hospitality‼︎"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "After 20 years together, my partner and I decided to celebrate our wedding in Hawaii after same-sex marriages became legal. It was going to be a low key affair, so I decided just to book a restaurant near our hotel. I found several reviews of La Mer on-line. I wanted something elegant but I admit I was concerned that it might end up being a little 'stuffy'. I couldn't have been more wrong! We had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding, both in taste and in presentation! The staff were very welcoming of the four of us. If they had any 'issues' about celebrating a 'gay dinner wedding', they certainly hid it well. They seemed very genuine in their congratulations. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had dinner at La Mer on the last night of our honeymoon and we couldn't have ended it on a better note. The food was excellent, the staff were super friendly and helpful and we had a great table overlooking the beach. Everything was perfect and they even gave us a little chocolate cake at the end of the night with candles and the words "congratulations". Best dining experience in Waikiki."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I spent our 18th wedding anniversary at this spectacular restaurant, La Mer in the Halekulani Hotel. We couldn't have had a better time. The view was awe inspiring and to top it off, we were serenaded byhe Kelly Boy Delima Ohana. I can't say enough wonderful things about my friend Kelly Boy and his legendary Kapena Group. The management and staff of this wonderful venue are first class and showed endless amounts of aloha. This is a true 5 star restaurant to its core. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very special and unforgettable dining experience. The lofty price tag of our spectacular culinary repast on this extra special occasion was well worth it! We will soon visit again!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "One of the positive aspects of La Mer has been its consistent quality in food and service. Much to my surprise this time, I found the food quality to be dropping. Specifically, the caviar and steak was just average. The seafood salad was bland and tasteless."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "For the food, the ambiance, the service.. but be prepared to be there a few hours.."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Myself, Sharleen and our 12 year old daughter Jasmine had an amazing unforgettable experience at LaMer. Alvin was our waiter and was outstanding. He was helpful and made us feel so welcome. He also was very attentive to our daughter and explained the menu to her and us and gave us great advice on what to select and how the menu worked. I must mention all the staff were five star. We had got married in the afternoon and Alvin and the team made it a night to remember. Very special. The food was out of this world. We can't fault this experience. When desert was served Alvin had organised a cake with a candle for us to enjoy as a complimentary gift which was a lovely finish to the evening. Over all 100% LaMer ! Thank you."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was uneven - steak / fois gras was excellent. abalone - a bit chewey. duck- little over done. Vanilla souffle - excellent."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great romantic spot for special occasions. The monchong and vanilla soufflé were delicious and the service was superb. The view of Waikiki beach was beautiful and relaxing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "great kindness, services for our cerebration. They made awesome seat, foods, wines and services. Had great dinner in La Mer"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service is fabulous, the setting is sublime, and the scene is romantic. This is the premier special occasion restaurant in Hawaii."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Extremely a wonderful experience. The ambience and superb service were immeasurable. The food were well prepared and the Foie Gra's was very tasty as our honored guest described. Everything was great and fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A wonderful way to enjoy a special moment with friends. What a special place. Thank you !"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "La Mer is a special place. Pre fixe dinner (3courses) is 110.00 @ w/o wine pairings. Wine begins about 65. and goes from there. It's for a very special occasion with a special person or special friends. Outstanding on all levels. Where else can you have a special dinner, watch the waves, listen to Hawaiin music with Diamond Head as a backdrop??"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Nothing special. Taste of the beaf was not excellent . Fish neither(My wife ordere) It could be said Hawain french."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Although cooking was also wonderful,it was impressed by service of table person charge."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The service and ambience was outstanding, but we were very disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food compared to when we attended a year ago and Phillipe Padovani was the chef. The high prices are no longer justified."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Prior to arriving in Oahu, it was suggested that we dine at La Mer. I booked a reservation. It was such a treat. The location - upstairs - provides for a beautiful view of waikiki beach at sunset. Our servers were professional and attentive, but didn't hover. The food was delicious and the suggested wine pairings were also superb. if we make it back to the islands, we will go back to La Mer."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. I hadn't been to La Mer in a longtime but it was as beautiful and gracious as I remember. The food was excellent with some subtle modern and local touches within a French framework. A meal might have been crafted from just the innovative and delicious appetizers alone but the lobster and pork cheeks should not be missed. The souffle and accompaniments was wonderful, and the gold frosted cake offered to my companion for her birthday was an unexpected treat."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Let me start by saying that the service was excellent. The food was just OK and our table location was not very good. We spent $450 for dinner and drinks and stayed around 90 minutes before heading to the bar, Lewers Lounge downstairs. There is a dress code at both which requires dress shoes, a long sleeve dress shirt or a jacket for the men. The problem with this is that it is an ocean air restaurant without air conditioning which meant some sweating while seated...however it appeared that you could show up in jeans and a shirt and they would provide you with a jacket that could be draped over the chair back..so much for the dress code. I would recommend just formal Hawaiian style would be more comfortable and possibly more enforceable."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "With the name "La Mer," I assumed I would have a good selection of fish dishes to choose from. But, sadly, only one. That one wasn't great. The portions were small, the prices through the roof. I don't mind paying for qualityand a menu that offers variety, but when it doesn't deliver on the basic requirement, a great dining experience, then I feel disappointed. Mark Jorgnsen"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I very much enjoyed our dinner at La Mer. The service was impeccable and creativity in the food apparent. The only drawback was we felt the price point was a bit inflated."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Very good service quality and perfect french cuisine."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Service was a standout - staff were professional and engaging. Food was excellent and it came with a great view."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The best service I have ever had. Here on business, I was dining alone and they could not have made me feel more comfortable. The food was sublime, and the setting and atmosphere breathtaking."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I know La Mer works hard at customer satisfaction; I have been there perhaps a dozen times. I was actually a bit embarrassed this time mainly with the menu. It was a bit complicated for my 81 year old mother [her birthday]. Perhaps have one prefix and the rest "as is". ? "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I highly recommend this place For special occasions. I ask my girlfriend yo married me and it was perfect! The environment is romantic, the view is unbelivable and the food is amazing! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "If you are in Honolulu for any reason don't miss this amazing restaurant. Gorgeous views of the beach/ocean and the live performances at the hotel plus outstanding food and impeccable service. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The service and the food were the best they could have been. The staff were extremely professional and they made you feel very relaxed. All dishes were expertly explained to us and we had a great night! Thank you La Mer."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have been to all the best restaurants in Honolulu and would bet that there isn't one in all Hawaii that is better than La Mer.....everything was perfect...the food, the service and the ambience....everything was first class! Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "No doubt, it is expensive, and a bit stuffy, but for a special occasion, it is fantastic. Dark wood, prints, and a colonial atmosphere reign in this establishment. The service is top notch, cocktails are superb, and they have a great list of wines by the glass. The open windows and view add to the charm, as does the personal service and feeling that once you're seated, you are settled in for a nice, long evening. For some reason, whenever I have been there, the appetizers and first courses outshone the main course. Maybe next time I will just order a number of firsts and skip the main? Vanilla soufflé for dessert was spot on!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Liked dessert the best. Not my kind of food. Overpriced"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food. Excellent staff, attended to every need and beyond. View was magnificent. Great for a special occassion. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I went to La Mer for our anniversary and we were very impressed with the food, service, and the overall ambience of the restaurant. We love that La Mer is the last restaurant in Waikiki that requires a jacket. It makes the dining experience even more special for us. We'd recommend the seven course tasting menu with or without the wine pairing (my wife doesn't drink much, so she went without). Definitely somewhere we'd highly recommend for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/17/2014