Michel's at the Colony Surf
Still a great place to dine!First visited over 40 years ago - still same great location/ food and ambience - with a considerably more relaxed dress code than years past. For a special occasion it cannot be surpassed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat on all levelsI have eaten at many 'five star' restaurants but Michels blows them all out of the water! The level of service here is in a league of its own. Great dinner, will be back again soon!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe had a great experience at Michel's, as always. We are never dissapointed. However, I did leave a note on the internet reservation that it was our 15th anniversary and unfortunately it was overlooked. We have been there before for other anniversaries and special b-days and have always enjoyed the staff and of course the food. Hats off to Chef Hardy! We'll be back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and SunsetGreat service, Chase and team were always on top and responsive. Great food and enjoyed the evening.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW! Fabulous spotMy husband and I are foodies and REALLY liked this restaurant. We were in Oahu for 5 nights and made all our reservations through open table, selecting high scoring restaurants with good food and wine lists. This place met all our expectations and the bartender makes the best martini's on the island! Food was superb, and tied for the highest rating of the 5 restaurants we visited.
It will definitely be on our list to return to on our next visit.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTop-Notch!When visitors from Boston wanted to go to a restaurant in Honolulu that had seafood, Michel's was the first place I thought of. Although pricey, it never disappoints. Excellent presentation and food, from the artichoke bisque, to the mahimahi en papillote, to the apple banana flambe. If you want to treat yourself, this is the place to go! Just be sure to bring a sweater - it's cold.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTables sit on open windowsTables sit on open windows right on Waikiki beach. Great French food5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING!!Michels' is an outstanding restaurant. From the ambiance to the service to the selection of food. It left us wanting more and more. The atmosphere and the view was spectacular. And if you make reservations on Friday evenings, you will be able to catch the Fireworks show from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery splendid dinner and service!!We enjoyed dinner of the 30th anniversary of the marriage.
We were guided in the good seat which should have been a reservation just one-day before that and was able to watch the sunset.
As for all dishes, as for the taste, serving it was fantastic.
The waiting on customers was the most high level, too.
We will visit Michelle in the nest year ( every year visiting Hawaii.)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHonolulu favoriteThis is my favorite restaurant in Honolulu. My wife and I try to eat there every time we come to Oahu. The view of Waikiki and the sunset is fantastic. The table side prep is always fun to observe. Try it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMClassical Cuisine/Refined AmbianceWent to dinner on May 1 and had a great experience, to start the menu is classical but a nice emphasis on table side preparation (Caesar Salad, Steak au Poivre, Lobster Bisque), this service touch is unique and sorely missed by today's modern trendy restaurants.
Service is friendly, efficient and professional again, one of those things that is unique....
The decor is refined and elegant and the added feature of 'live music' with dinner appropriate selections adds to a romantic atmosphere.....
A great evening and I would not hesitate to recommend and book a reservation when I come back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMhadn't been to Michel's inhadn't been to Michel's in over 20 years. Was delighted to come back and find exquisite food and outstanding service. This is a must in Honolulu.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Ambience, Delicious FoodWe loved this place. Everything was top-notch, and we could not have picked a better place to celebrate our anniversary.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed this restaurant! FromEnjoyed this restaurant! From the greeting when we arrived, to service, to view... a perfect evening4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a long time favoriteThis is a long time favorite when we are in HNL. The spot is beautiful and one of a kind. Food is great. It is expensive but for special occasions it can't be beat, especially when you get a front table!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting. Were hereBeautiful setting. Were here for dinner on the day of our marriage 4 yrs. ago, came back for our anniversary the next year, were on a cruise last year, back again this year and will continue to do so next year if we are not on another cruise!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA real nice place, I wouldA real nice place, I would love to and will probably go back to this place! service was excellent and the food was outstanding!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFor 40 years, Michel's stillFor 40 years, Michel's still remains our favorite romantic restaurant in the world,and Xay still remains our favorite waiter in the world. It is always a truly memorable experience for great food, beautiful sunsets, and a romantic setting.Bill & Lorraine HaddadBoston, MA4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go here every year whenWe go here every year when we go to Hawaii. We love this place.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful view of the oceanWonderful view of the ocean at sunset, the food was to die for and the service was excellent! My only issue with MIchel's was the noise level. The both times my husband and I visited Michel's there was a large party of Japanese guests. They were extremely loud and completely spoiled our dining experience. Looking around the restaurant, I saw that other patrons were also a bit annoyed with the level of noise and the japanese boys jumping from the windows onto the beach. The reason my husband and I chose Michel's was because we were under the impression that we would be able to have a romantic, somewhat quiet dinner. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI took out of town newlywedsI took out of town newlyweds here for dinner and it was perfect. The sunset view was gorgeous and the service was excellent. My boyfriend had the rack of lamb that was really good. The lobster bisque was exepcellent and bananas flambé for dessert was a great way to end the meal. We had a great time celebrating a special occasion.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the price I paid I feelFor the price I paid I feel as if the food around have been a little better. But the service was excellent3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA classic spot for a specialA classic spot for a special brunch that lived up to our very high expectations. Just wonderful!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a special event or culminatingFor a special event or culminating a vacation in Hawaii you can't beat Michel's. From its Diamond Head location looking back at Waikiki, you can enjoy excellent food accompanied by harp music and an exceptional level of service. Many dishes are prepared table side, and even if you don't order one, you can enjoy the presentation at nearby tables. This year we had an ahi tartare appetizer followed by a seafood thermador for my wife and the special (skirt steak with scallops) for me. Both delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Sunday BrunchWas recommended to come here for their brunch by a client and had to keep changing my reservation to accommodate more and more of my friends and co-workers who also wanted to come and try out the food. Very pleased we did make it at Michel's - the food was wonderful, the view was amazing, and we enjoyed the attentive service.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic with gorgeous sunset viewSpectacular view and a charming setting combine for a memorable experience. Service is excellent and many of the courses are prepared tableside. You'll be there at least 2 hours so don't be in a rush. The Caesar salad is divine and the fish was delicious. Only quibble is they slice most of their steak entrees so if you prefer whole cut let them know.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Dining ExperienceMichel's is our favorite special restaurant on O'ahu. Everything is near perfect so don't hesitate make a reservation soon for that special someone or date.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTime your reservation for sunsetAmazing view of the sunset and warm ambiance. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was tasty and table side preparations were fun to watch. Winess by the glass list was short on French selections. Bead choices were weak. Their menu is great with a wide selection of French classics to tempt even our picky teenager diners. Onion soup was delicious.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing I wanted wasThe only thing I wanted was to sit next to the ocean but they weren't able to grant that request. The service and food was awesome and the view was relaxing.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, excellantFantastic food, excellant service and outstanding views of the Pacific. Highly recommended.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawlessHave been to Michel"s multiple times for both dinner and brunch and each experience has been perfect. Food is outstanding,done to perfection and served with style.The wait staff is courteous,refined and attentive but not overbearing. The ambiance and view are superb and quiet conversation is the norm. If you are ever in Honolulu, Michel's is a must!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended if youHighly recommended if you like clasic, rich, french food. Very friendly, warm staff were very accomodative when we asked to move tables away from the live guitarist ( it wasn't horribly loud, we just wanted a quiet evening which was what we got when they moved us to an oceanside table!) tableside cassar salad is a must! My wife had lobster and shrimp thermador and I the madras seafood crepes, both were fantastic. Reasnobly priced for this type quality of food and venue. I've paid double this for similar high end french restaraunts. We'll be back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and MemorableThis is my second visit to one of the most wonderful scenic restaurants in the nation. My table was right along with open window with a lovely view of the sea and sunset (reserve a table between 530 and 630 to see the sun drop below the horizon).
The food was very good. I had the Lobster and Shrimp Thirmador which was very good. My dining partner had the Rack of Lamp. To start, the Losbster Bisque is a must, creamy and rich. Service was excellent on all accounts. This restaurant and Le Mer at at Halakulani are the best of the best in Oahu or anywhere else, but come for the view at Michel's because it is such a gem with a rich tradition of fine food, service, and again a breath taking view.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal. It wasAnother great meal. It was valentines day and only a special 5 course menu was available but it was superb.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM