Great ambience. Celebrated
Great ambience. Celebrated Mother's Day. We were seated in a private room. Beautiful setting, lots of privacy, friendly and professional service, good food. Felt special. Very enjoyable. Everyone had a great time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would recommend La Mer for a romantic night out. The views were BREATHTAKING! We were seated right next to the wall-sized window with a first rate view of the ocean. It was really something. A must for honeymooners or anniversary couples. Also, the vanilla souffle was fantastic. It came with chocolate, coconut, and guava syrups that were very tasty. Best dessert I had in Oahu. I also ordered the pork cheeks braised in red wine and baby vegetables. This was also very good but I wish I ordered a lighter meal since I was not very hungry and it is a heavy meal. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Oahu!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son had been asking to go to LA Mer for quite some time and this trip with his wife and without the young children seemed like the perfect time. They were celebrating their 10th anniversary which made it even more special. We started AT L'Aperitif but moved to our tables before the drinks were served because the table was so perfect, looking out at the ocean and setting sun. L'Aperitif is a great addition and we look forward to returning. The meal was fabulous as always and the service is impeccable. The wait staff is there if you need them but invisible otherwise. Highlights were squid appetizer, pork cheeks, and the vanilla bean souffle with 3 sauces. We will continue to go to La Mer because it is such a special place.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
outstanding all around
I took my partner here the first night in Honolulu for a special evening. The food and service were perfection. The scenic sunset did not disappoint. This was truly a classy place and a wonderful introduction to all the beauty of Hawaii.
A definite must for those visiting Honolulu with that special someone!!!!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderul spot to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The whole deal was wonderful except fot the very subdued lighting which had the effect of making the menu impossible to read and the food difficult to see.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special evening in every way. We will return when in Waikiki.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was pretty good but...
...nothing really wowed me. Service was ok, though I felt a bit rushed by the server towards the end of the night (perhaps he wanted to hurry up and go home already). Regardless, because that was the last thing that happened that night, that's the thing I remember most--feeling rushed to finish our wine and leave the restaurant. Ironic because we were initially seated on the inside of the restaurant (as opposed to one of the tables near the lanai with a view of the water) because the couple before us was taking their time to finish their meal. Once they were done, we were moved to their table with a view. Since the food and service weren't up to snuff, the least we could've gotten to do was to enjoy the view without being rushed.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive staff, gourmet fare
I can't say enough about everything at La Mer. It was everything I was led to believe.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enduring Romantic Elegance
The service and ambience are first rate. We choose this venue more than any other for our special occasion nights out. Pricey but well worth every cent.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family special event
We celebrated a college graduation and birthday for two of our daughters. Our family of 5 had a very special time at La Mer. Service was impeccable and the food was excellent.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fathers Day Present
My husband is not an easy person to impress but he was very impressed by the location, the scenic view, and the service of the restaurant. This was the first time I was actually able to plan something for my husband and he didn't regret it later or had a negative comment. He was so pleased with our waiter "Dean" that he gave him an extra tip which has never ever happened. I usually have to make him leave a tip regardless of who's paying. I just want to thank the whole staff for making this such a pleasant dining experience. I can not stop bragging about the service.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Open
Great food and service. Open air dining but no sea breeze makes for uncomfortable dining, needs some slowing rotating fans to keep air moving.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary to remember
We loved everything from the personal welcome through the delightfully sophisticated yet friendly service of a landmark meal overlooking unique sunset views all the way to China! La Mer's staff capped our 25th wedding anniversary with a most memorable event. Your humor, style and mellow setting were both relaxing and memorable. We felt at ease with our surroundings, the special touches and the absolutely wonderful dining experience. Thank you!. We will be sure to make La Mer a keystone planning mark on our Oahu calendar for each future visit and definitely will tell our friends on the island and on the mainland about our experience with you.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can not speak English. But you are very kind.
So we had a good time for wedding dinner.
The foodies were very delicious.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific in All Things
I was a single diner at La Mer. Everything about my experience was top-notch and comparable to the finest establishments in New York and Paris. I often dine alone while out of town so I would like to particularly acknowledge the fact that the service was in no way diminished just because I was a single diner. (They treated me like a queen!) The food was just as memorable. When a table closer to the beach overview opened up in the middle of my meal, the wait staff moved everything from my table to the table closer to the water. If you are looking for a fabulous place for an impressive meal, go here. Yes, it is a little pricey, but worth every penny.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
For that special occasion
Le Mer is quality plus! The food and service are spectacular but don't come cheaply so expect to pay in line with a quality degustation menu. Wines are very extensive and will add to the bill depending on the quality chosen but again are not inexpensive. We chose Le Mer for an anniversary and it was well worth the cost.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb elegance and ambience
Lovely meal for 4 with exquisite views of Waikiki, gentle ocean breezes, music, and excellent food. The service was impeccable. Expensive, but well worth it.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special place........outstanding food,service,ambience. chic sums it up.....
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, and the service was probably the best I've experienced at any restaurant. Very professional but personable. The view of the ocean made it perfect. It is an expensive meal, but one of the best dining experiences there is.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
such a special place
I have known the place how wonderful because I visited once about ten years ago for my friend's wedding. I booked the table at the ocean side and expected the atmosphere. At the night,I worked in to La Mer, the table was perfectly set beside of the ocean like I imagined. It looked like a movie scene, I never ever experienced such atmosphere. It is special. I have really enjoyed my fill of being in Hawaii. The test of the meal and its services are excellent needles to say.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding menu selections.
Outstanding menu selections. Superb wine list. Gracious and friendly service.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
An absolute must when dining out in Waikiki. Beautiful setting, attentive staff & a superb degustation menu. Wine list is expansive and covers all palates. Reservation was exactly as requested by email. La Mer exceeded our expectations and is was good to see that the dress code was adhered to.
Congratulations to La Mer and all staff, well done and thank you.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our anniversary "go to" restaurant
We just celebrated our 12th year wedding anniversary at La Mer. We go there every year and we are NEVER disappointed. Everything from the impeccable service, the amazing food (especially the foie gras), and the most romantic view makes every year more memorable. We will be there next year and many more years thereafter. We LOVE that restaurant!!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend for a special dinner there and we left the restaurant engaged.
Amazing service, amazing view and amazing food.
Not cheap but sometimes you have to splurge.
As Sydneysiders we get a bit snobby with restaurants but this is up there with any 3 hat venue we have visited at home.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the wonderful ocean view and the elegant ambience. The servers were well trained and attentive. My guests enjoyed the floral presentation with the cocktails. The appetizers, particularly the baby squids, were amazing. Overall, an excellent dining experience to celebrate special occasions. I definitely look forward to going back again! Mahalo!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around excellency.
Every thing was beyond expectation! Very highly recommend for dining on special occasions, such as birthday, wedding, because
of hefty expenses.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional in every way.....
From the moment we arrived to celebrate my husband's birthday with a close friend until the moment we left (3 hours later) we were treated like valued guests. The service is 5 star, and the view only compliments the amazing decor. We have dined at Le Mer previously for breakfast while Orchids was being remodeled last year and it was lovely, but dinner is what we were waiting for all along. The waiters were knowledgeable, unobtrusive, but always nearby. They anticipate your needs and run a flawless orchestration of your dining experience. Each course is beautifully described (we chose the 4 course dinner) and the cheese cart was an absolute highlight. Perfect setting, and the best service in Honolulu, don't miss it! We will be back:)
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Memorable La Mer
We were in search of a memorable dinner for a special occasion. We found that at La Mer. What an extensive and impressive wine list! Service was outstanding. We felt very special and pampered. The artistically presented and uniquely delicious courses were served in a timely yet well paced manner. I especially enjoyed my lamb entrée that almost melted in my mouth. Loved that all the breads, pastries, desserts are made in the restaurants own bakery. We will definitely return and also recommend La Mer to family, friends and tourists.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A restaurant in a very beautiful setting which lives up to it's reputation as probably the best in Honolulu. The service was impeccable and the food along with accompanying sauces were superb. We had a very nice evening, one worth remembering.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal great service
Excellent meal great service and hotel wide attention to our special event. Expect to pay a lot.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food with a view
This was an amazing evening overlooking the Pacific and Diamond Head with impeccable service and beautifully prepared courses presented in a way that made us truly feel like royalty. The restaurant is exceptional and the service is top notch. From the foie gras to the coconut desert, we could not have asked for more. However, although we had the wine pairing, it would have been better if they had not set every glass on the table at once - a little daunting. And the pours were also very heavy handed. Smaller pours for the number of courses we consumed would have made this much more enjoyable. Again, service was excellent as every staff member from server to hostess tended to our every need.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic La Mer
We came here to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The hostess greeted us warmly and promptly seated us. The table had a great view of the ocean. The dining room was dimly lit, a perfect setting for a romantic dinner. The ladies' drinks were garnished with a red rose. The food was great, presented as an artist's chef d' oeuvre on a big white plate. The boeuf Rossini was cooked more than mr though. The service by Alvin and everyone was outstanding!! We kept marveling at the friendliness and the efficiency. The complimentary anniversary dessert and the petits fours and the chocolate pearls were reminding us still of the fabulous evening.
A great meal, a memorable evening. We shall return when we are in Honolulu again.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 4th time dining here. My husband and i are from New Zealand and discovered La Mer while in Hawaii on our honeymoon. We requested a corner table about 4 months ago, for us and another couple who would be dining with us there for the first time and we wern't disappointed!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary at La Mer. It was a wonderful experience. They wer accommodating and treated us like special guests. The food was unique and delicious. The atmosphere was romantic and comfortable.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful selection of fresh
Beautiful selection of fresh seafood, duck, lamb, fish done in unusual combinations that really work well, duck and blueberries with beetroot for example
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Special Evening
This is formal fine dining at its very best. The food! The room! The view! The SERVICE! I knew to expect something special but this really was an outstanding evening and meal. Be warned though: fine dining at this level comes at a cost; and the full degustation menu is extremely rich. Overall all, though, this is a restaurant experience that will be remembered with great happiness. It's also an experience that I will happily return to in the future.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Transendent dining experience
I am a chef, and, after exhaustive reviews of restaurants in Oahu, we chose La Mer for our wedding dinner. We were not disappointed. We were greeted by the whole staff at La Mer, who all graciously thanked us for celebrating with them and we were treated like royalty. After being seated at the balcony with a sunset view, we chose the seven course Degustation menu which was positively divine. Each course was flawlessly prepared and artfully presented by the most talented waitstaff. The chef even sent out an amuse bouche (a beautiful vichyssoise with smoked salmon) before our meal to offer congratulations from the kitchen. After our spectacular meal, we were presented with delectable gifts from the pastry chef as well. Sublime.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was truly an amazing experience. I was so excited to find caviar service on the island! 5 hours of pure bliss and luxury. Dinner for 2 with wine and caviar $750 and well worth it
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to expectations
Reading the menu and reviews prior to dining raised our expectations for a great evening, and La Mer met and exceeded our highest hopes.
The food was tremendous, the setting divine and the staff service friendly, knowledgable and exactly at the right level. I've dined at Michelin starred restaurants, and the level of service and food would not be embarrassed by comparison.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb service atmosphere fabulous
A perfect evening at the Halekulani. Superb service from beginning to end. Wonderful venue for a special occasion. Chef hit the mark layering textures, colors and flavors.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't usually write reviews about restaurants but La Mer deserves one. Exceptional and memorable food . A very talented and creative chef. We had a delightful dinner and enjoyed every bit of it. Already made reservation to go back. We are foodies and were surprised to find such an amazing food and service in Oahu on our 5 day visit .
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite simply, our dining experience at Le Mer was superb. Some of the most memorable dishes of my life at one of the loveliest ocean front tables with a view of the warm glowing horizon just moments after the sunset and beautiful Venus rising in the western sky. It was also the most expensive meal of my life. So for the privileged few, Le Mer offers excellence. Attentive, unfussy service with exquisite food. Standout dish: the sea urchin with poached quail egg with a tiny sprig of asparagus and a tiny sprig of dill. One of the most delicious bites of my life. This meal was a perfect 10.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service. Food was
Impeccable service. Food was beautiful. We both felt, however, that our meal with the previous chef in 2009 exceeded that of today.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely spectacular, I can't imagine a better dinning experience. Location, service, wine and food made for a wonderful and memorable evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Is the "do not miss" fine dining experience on Oahu. Great meal as was our last trip two year's ago. Creative menu & execution. Flawless service. Stellar wine list including good choices for half bottles. Make you feel like they are sincerely glad you came; as do you.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is difficult for me to find enough words to praise this dining experience. Flawless in every respect. Warm outstanding service. We celebrated my birthday with very close friends and I can only say perfect in every respect. The lobster bisque was delicate, the vanilla souffle amazing. Very sophisticated dining experience.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exquisitely Unforgettable Food/View
The restaurant and service was exactly what we'd hoped for...and more. The French cuisine was exquisite and delicious. The staff was helpful, friendly, and always tuned into our needs. Ambiance was perfect with candlelight and the ocean waves crashing just beyond our table. My hubby and I were celebrating our birthdays, honeymoon, and anniversary and the restaurant made sure we had the best seat in the house (EPIC ocean view). Not only that, but the food was prepared and served with such care and it tasted AMAZING from the the beginning to the end. Our Sommelier, Jason, was outstanding and so knowledgeable. He made the dining experience and educational one as well!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great experience.
We have been to La Mer several times. The food is always impeccable as is the service. Our meal was delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable. I enjoyed everything we ate. The beef was tender and delicious. It was too bad that we had our first dinner on the Hawaiian Islands at La Mer - my husband and I both commented at the time that we knew that the dinner at La Mer would be the best meal we would have during our entire vacation.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is now at
This restaurant is now at the top of our list as one of the best meals of our lives. I will say that if I was judging on good alone it would be an amazing meal but because Le Mer not only serves top notch food but has unbeatable ambiance, service and the setting makes it extremely romantic and relaxed.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM