La Mer at Halekulani

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French
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. La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older. Dress Attire We request elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and dessert was great! But this is what I call a bring your magnifying glass to dinner place. Because you're gonna need it to see your food. I ate my entree in 2 bites (it was $60). Enough said

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

完璧なマリアージュとサービス

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GR
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This was an outrageously expensive and disappointing meal. Situated in one of the main upscale hotels of Waikiki, the expectation created by the descriptions that I had accessed were high but they really missed the mark. From the simple management of a vodka tonic with the waiter forgetting the tonic to mix and using a glass too small for proper mixing (the bar must have run out of clean glasses...?) to waiting over an hour to serve the main entree, we felt like we were “fill in” diners that they honored us with their service. We only had a three course meal with good appetizers, but my wife’s red snapper was tasty but grainy so to speak (overcooked?) and my abalone was more rubbery with minimal taste than I recall from other times I had eaten it. I have to say the dessert soufflé was very good but by the time we got to it it was anticlimactic and my wife actually feeling queasy from her main course. I expected a large bill but have felt cheated for having to pay so much for such disappointment. In regard to service, we received more attention from our bread and water attendant than our primary waiter. It is a beautiful setting but missed the mark in the most significant way- delivery of an the exceptional meal advertised.

GW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable! We partner and I chose to dine at La Mer for an early Valentines celebration. From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty, there was not a single detail overlooked.
Our server Chip took great care of us, making sure we were not in want of anything for a moment. The sommelier (I think his name was Kevin), came out to suggest a different wine than the bottle we originally chose, and we were grateful for the recommendation.
The chef was very gracious in making modifications due to my shellfish allergy and every course was perfection. We loved that he took classic dishes and put his own spin on them, making them unique and memorable. In particular we could not get over how incredible the scallop dish tasted!
The ambiance was elegant and serene, we felt fortunate to be seated at table 25, looking over the ocean while eating an amazing meal. I cannot praise the staff enough, who were all fantastic.
In short, Le Mer is exquisite.

H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the ambience were outstanding! The food was wonderful, both in presentation and taste!

FS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best fine dining venue in Honolulu. Quiet, intimate, pampered, delicious. Cost is very reasonable for value.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

サンセットと中庭からのハワイアンミュージック、美味しい料理と大変良かったです。

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the shop people were great

WT
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mahalo for yet another wonderful evening and delicious dinner at your beautiful, elegant and peaceful restaurant. See you again next time I am in town. - Wolfgang.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!! Definitely lives up to all expectations! The service was great to making reservations, special seating request, and dinner service. Just excellent!! I will definitely be back! Thank you!!

GY
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is excellent, service is friendly. I will visit again when I visit Hawaii again !

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Memories in honeymoon

PF
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance, service and view were amazing! I don’t feel, however, that the food was worthy of the high prices. I had other equally exceptional meals at other local, less expensive restaurants.

RC
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Mer is our favorite restaurant in Honolulu.
Food quality and services are always excellent .
Good wine selection especially they have many half bottles to choose from .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても満足しました。
まず案内して頂いた席がオーシャンフロントの角で最高のロケーション。
シャンパンにあわせてキャビアを出して頂いたり、選んだワインにあった料理を完璧に提供して下さいました。
また、スタッフの方々の気配りがとても満足しました。
2人で3000ドルほどしましたがとても満足です。
またハワイに行った際には必ず寄りたいです。

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chip was a superb waiter. The table by the window was private enough to allow us to feel like honored guests.

H
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose the restaurant as the place where I gave a marriage proposal. It was success and was a memorable one because the food, service and ambience were awesome! Our table was right next the seashore and it was special enough to celebrate our engagement! I really recommend others to use the restaurant as a special place:)

LK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of guests retired recently and dinner at La Mer was her wish. Started with Taittinger champagne Waiter recommended 4 course after hearing our menu interests. Staff was well-dressed, knowledgeable, and outgoing. The 3 types of bread were warm and very soft. I had the seafood carousel as a appetizer, with the roasted John Dory and lobster bisque. One of the guests selected an Onaga fish dish The next day at our favorite sushi restaurant, the chef said that Onaga was unavailable and couldn't believe she had it All four of us selected cheese for dessert. Our waiter identified the 8+ cheeses formally and with humor - goat, round, and hard as a rock. He then asked us individually for our choices and carved them. He also advised us that our second champagne choice was sweeter and recommended a Billecart extra dry. Two of my guests have traveled to France and appreciated the sauces that were not oily and had flavors created by proper preparation. Overall, I believe the four course is the best value.

JF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had two dinners at La Mer during a recent trip to Honolulu. Both were among the best dining experiences I've had anywhere in the world--from food to atmosphere to service--and that includes Le Bernadin in New York. It just doesn't get any better than this. If you go, ask to be seated at one of Alex's tables. He's been there for 30 years, so that tells you a lot about the establishment. The bartender makes a perfect Absinthe, and a generous one at that. One suggestion, while an ocean view is nice, ask for a table overlooking the courtyard. That way you get to hear and perhaps see the entertainment below. It's great as well.

i
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have a special occasion to celebrate, and are ready to pay for it, this is the place for you.
This is one of the best restaurants I have dined at.

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out-I had booked through Open Table and clicked on the WRONG date! We showed up and the staff could not have been more gracious. We were seated right away and the evening just kept getting better. The service was impeccable, as was the food. Perfect mix of flavors and presentation. BE SURE TO BOOK A WINDOW TABLE ON THE OCEAN SIDE BEFORE SUNSET!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

TL
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a very close call food-wise with Chef Mavro, but the setting and service make it rise above. This is the best restaurant in Honolulu, and one of the best in the world.

RR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and view. Couldn’t have been better.

LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience! Great food, great service, great ambience simply outstanding.Whilst expensive it’s worth every cent.Highly recommended.

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu with wine pairings was excellent! Not too much or too little, and many wonderful flavors and combinations. We were also able to sit by a window and enjoy the band playing outdoors by going early. Made for a wonderful ambiance.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Superb ambiance.
Food was good but very unusual choices prepared creatively. Limited menu, but I’m sure staff would be willing to accommodate any palate.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

今回で2回目の来店っ!!

席も日本から電話して
1番角のビーチサイド、ダイヤモンドヘッドビュー、、
をリクエスト!!

なんとこないだと同じ席の
リクエストも叶いました!!

記念日という事で
最後にケーキも頂きました!!

1人日本語出来る人が居ましたけど
一々呼ぶのも失礼だからちょっと戸惑いました!!
英語の勉強をしておけば良かったな笑笑

料理もシーフード旨し!!
キャビアは頼んだ方が良いかも?^ ^

値段は少し高めだけど、、
最高の思い出になりました!!!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

全てに素晴らしい。ホノルルのフレンチ語るなら絶対に外せないお店。

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MJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mer is full of romance, great service, delicious food, and beautiful views of Diamond Head and the beach. It is a place to celebrate special occasions or just being alive with someone you love!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful view and delicious food. The price for a vegetarian menu was a bit high but everything else made the experience worth it.

B
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food is average nothing special aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

m
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6年ぶりのラメールでしたが、以前と変わらずゆったりとした時間の中で、素晴らしい料理を頂きました。新しいメニューも、新しいメニューもあり、全てにおいてハワイでトップクラスのレストランだと思います。
また必ず行きます。

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LF
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed all aspects. Will definitely return.

K
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s dinner.

MA
Osaka
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

店の雰囲気は落ち着いていますが、店員さんたちはとてもフランクで、いろいろ質問しても丁寧に答えてくれます。料理の説明も詳しくて、とても楽しい会食でした。誕生日であることを伝えていたので、サプライズのケーキを用意してくれました。

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DA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, very relaxing open air so you can hear the live music outside.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Christmas Day dinner on our honeymoon. Service was spectacular, they really were warm and welcoming. The food was excellent, well worth the price. Truly a fine dining experience. If you need a place to celebrate a special occasion or have a wonderful dinner, come here

BT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2度目の訪問ですが、とにかく素晴らしいの一言。
クリスマスのディナーコースを頂きました。
ハウスウィズアウトキー のテラス で実施しているフラダンスと、ダイヤモンドヘッド、海が見える窓側の席にご案内頂きました。

ハワイに行く度に毎回訪れたい場所。

今回は6皿コースで、2人で800ドルほどのディナーでした。
普段はアラカルトやスモールコースもあるため、1人200ドル〜十分楽しめるレストランで、この雰囲気でその価格ならコストパフォーマンスも悪くないと言えるでしょう。

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AK
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Celebrated our Christmas Eve here. The food wasn't particularly fascinating. Everything was lacking in taste. The waiter was unprofessional making mistakes with our order for example mother and I ordered medium rare and my father ordered a medium for our main filet mignon...however mother and I got medium and my father got medium-rare. Also for our fish, I have coconut allergy so the chef made different sauce. However, when the sauce came to my father sauce is with coconuts so I wanted to make sure which one doesn't and the waiter didn't know... And the waiter didn't even apologise for the mistake and brought a port wine 🍾 whether the mother and I like it or not. Should have said the reason why he brought the port wine. We already ordered a bottle of white wine already very peculiar. I've never been to a restaurant where the waiter is poorly mannered and whenever we said thank you, he just ignored and frowned. Spent 1150 dollars for three and definitely not worth any penny. We just ordered a bottle of sparkling water and charged two bottles. Probably opened one without asking us whether we wanted it more or not. In fact, he was pouring into another table as well. We had to ask to have our wine to be filled because they couldn't care less and the course took more than 3 hour10 min. Made us want to leave the table.

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