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Michel's at the Colony Surf
Michel's at the Colony Surf

Michel's at the Colony Surf Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 923-6552
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM
    Brunch Reservations: First Sunday of Every Month: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Eberhard Hardy Kintscher
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Amber (808) 728-3463
  • Entertainment: Nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday 6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Two time Grammy award winner Jeff Peterson calls Michel's home on Thursday, Friday and Saturday's when he is home in Hawaii.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kapahulu
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.
A word from Michel's at the Colony Surf
Come and experience French fine-dining cuisine at its best at Hawaii's premier ocean front restaurant, voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" on Oahu's Gold Coast.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We had dinner Wednesday night at Michel's and I would highly recommend this restaurant as one of the finest restaurants in the country. Every aspect - food, service, view, wine list, ambiance - are stellar. This restaurant is a gem. The staff are well trained professionals who you can tell are proud to work here and will definitely make you feel special. The panoramic view could not be any better. I rarely write restaurant reviews but Michel's is off the charts. You will not be disppointed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I am a frequent customer, always leave more impressed than the last visit"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We tried the menu tasting that consisted of 6 courses. Each course was not more than a few bites, but enough to stimulate the salivary glands. After the last course of dessert, we were satisfied and felt full but not uncomfortably stuffed. The service staff were very attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Alan Wong's, 3660 and Michel's all have good food and service. Michel's service was better. It is simply a step above."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the moment you walk into this restaurant the team of wait staff are absolutely marvellous. Their knowledge of the menu is extensive, they are attentive whilst still allowing us the privacy of an intimate dinner and the view from the restaurant is just exquisite!! The lobster bisque is a must try, however for those less keen about seafood the french onion soup was also a winner. We really enjoyed how the finishing touch of each dish was carried out in front of our table, the crepe suzette definitely has a wow factor to the dish. Will definitely return the next time we are in Hawaii!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "As always the service and food were excellent. Dinner met all expectations and as always a first class evening with a grand sunset view of the famous green flash."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great location total old school atmosphere...loved everything about it!!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Wine recommended was said to be $ 20. However, the actual accounting had become $ 35. It was a shame not to hear me even complain. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at Michel's, and while the view was wonderful the food was only okay, especially for the price."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took a friend out for her birthday and wanted to impress her with a 5* dining experience. She thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and drinks that were served. The ambiance was perfect and the servers were patient and knowledgeable about the menu. All in all a fantastic dining experience that she says she won't forget."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I wouldn't say we were greeted. We were met by a disinterested, unwelcoming hostess (who never bothered to say thank you/ goodnight either!). Once past her, the physical ambience is terrific. The junior staff are helpful and charming. The senior staff are close to crossing the line from dignified to pretentious. The evident atmosphere of joy we experienced two years ago now seems missing. Two years ago every staff member was smiling. Very few smiles now. The food continues to be excellent. But the expensive experience left something wanting. Recommending Michel's comes with that "reservation.""
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We don't dine out often, but we celebrated our annitversay here a couple of years ago and truly enjoyed the evening. This was always a great choice."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This place was way above expectations, and ours were already high. My wife had eaten there many years ago and wasn't disappointed with the return trip. The servers prepared many dishes table-side and everything was the best we had tasted all week. That doesn't even count the view of the sun setting from our table and the fireworks over the beach later in the meal!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family and I go to Michel's every time we travel to Oahu on holiday. Every year, year after year, this restaurant proves to be one of the best in the world. The french food is awesome and formal. Ambiance is being unbelievable. And service is so good that we cannot believe it. If you have the time and money, you must go to Michels. You will not regret it."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal. The food and presentation was outstanding. The waiter was very helpful describing the meals. Would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were here 20 years ago for our wedding. It has not changed perfect for romantic atmosphere. We brought our friends to share and it is all our English friend talks about. They take care of you very. Well"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We always enjoy our return visits to Michels. Consistently creative cuisine, fabulous view as you dine practically at the waters edge. Fun, attentive waitstaff. We will return again and again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great for a special night out but I would recommend going earlier when the sun is still out to appreciate the view. Chef's tasting menu was superb."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "An old favorite of ours. Love the Lobster Bisque, table side Caesar with extra Anchovies, Steak Tartar, and Foie Gras. Expensive but you only live once for sure."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem! If you can only go out once while you are in Honolulu--this is the place to go. Pricey, but worth every penny. They have a dress code--so this is an elegant, spectacular evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "ハワイに詳しい知人の紹介で行ってみました。事前に海側の席を予約していたこともあり、最高の席を用意していただきました。店内の雰囲気は気品がありながらも堅苦しくなく、美しい夕日を眺めながらの食事は格別の一言でした。ウェイターの対応も素晴らしく、本当に来て良かったと心から思いました。頻繁に通える価格帯ではありませんが、特別な日には是非ともおしゃれをして出掛けたいお店です。"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was our first dinner at Michel's and it was all we expected. The waiter was not listening when I ordered "On the Rocks" and he mistook another word for a drink. The was the only service flaw. We all enjoyed seafood dishes from A Bounty to cooked in paper. Even my husband who is not a seafood lover was pleased with his cioppino. We had three different soups from Onion to tomato bisque. All outstanding including their signature lobster bisque. We shared a decadent chocolate cake to ice cream. It was a delightful evening with high quality food and service. It was as it should be."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The service is outstanding. The food is great and the view is fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The service is superb, the food outstanding. Best place in Honolulu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The fish special was delicious, so was the steak tartare,. Lobster bisque , silky and yummy."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This was our first time here and we will be back. It is expensive, but for a special occasion it is worth i!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great, overlooks the ocean and the lights of waikiki. The waiters are top notch and the food is incredible! It costs a bit but you can really take your time with the meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It just doesn't get more romantic than this. We love their Caesar salad and specials. Sipping Martini's, watching the sun set and the lights come on at Waikiki Beach is just the best."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting and will definitely return . The food was well prepared and the service was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great food and service! Most items cooked table side which is a nice touch! The lobster Thermidor was outstanding . Try the bananas foster for desert!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "If you want a very special place to dine, this is it. Everything about Michaels was romantic, the location, food, service, soft music, etc. We were there on an evening when the restaurant had two wedding parties, but even with that we found the place to cater to our needs, and they handled the wedding parties as if we were the only customers, so we enjoyed it tremenousy"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We are some great food while in Hawaii. La Mer, Orchid, Azure, Bali, Sarentos,(Go to all of them if you can.), some Great Korean and Japanese places. Many had some unique offerings and beautiful settings. Michel's had it all. The bartender, who only has 37 years there, presented a great dirty gin Martini. The atmosphere is romantic and people are friendly. Great wine selection. Great advice on the menu, no hard sell. The local fish specials are prepared and presented with great care. You will want to stay all night. The Taxi out and back is a little pricey but believe me, you will be glad you made the trip. Did I mention the views of Diamond Head and back at Waikiki. Great Experience!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Great view, expect well-prepared old school French/US cuisine and you'll be happy. Enjoy table-side prep on some dishes."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "excellent as always, not expensive by NYC standards, wonderful sea ford, not enjoyed since the good days at Gage and Tollers"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My grandparent used to dine at Michel's when they would winter in Honolulu. The food, service and view are all amazing! I would come back on another trip out."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Michel's ambience, service, and good is timeless - just the right amount of attention, spectacular view, perfect music, exquisite food. The saffron-brothed sopa de mariscos was superb as was the tableside preparation of the warm spinach salad and bananas flambe."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The service was the best , our waiter was so pleasant full of knowledge about everything on the menu and more and so helpful, he was a pleasure to talk with. So My husband tipped him very well . Beautiful veiw of the beach, but the food was far from my expectations, definetly not worth $$$. We wouldnt even order desert becsuse everything else tasted poorly , (except the lobster bisque) Maybe because the orginal chef no longer works there"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Food & service were great. Spectacular view if Waikiki with a phenomenal sunset. Saw the green flash!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our experience could not have been better! We had a table with a view and the view was absolutely spectacular!! The sunset was wonderful and as the darkness descended we loved the three torches on the rock at the edge of the ocean. What wonderful ambiance!! The food was up to standard though the prices were a bit high. The service was efficient and unobtrusive."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The service was OUTSTANDING! They could not have improved on anything it was so perfect and we could have not picked a better place to have our wedding dinner."
    Dined on 1/23/2014