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About 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.
We request elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Mer at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews
Quite simply, the best dining experience my wife and I have ever had. It is an experience like no other and is a “must” for any visit to Waikiki, but be prepared for an expensive evening and a priceless experience. The very private dining room is located within the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki.
As a former New Yorker, a fitting analogy might be to take the cuisine, service and elegance of Restaurant Daniel on the upper east side, and now add sitting on the ocean in Waikiki and that is La Mer.
Magical evening. Asked for and got a table next to the ocean. We watched lightning flashes offshore all evening as our own private light show. Extremely attentive servers: discreet, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, knew when to come or stay away. Food was outstanding, beautifully presented, and delicious but not as WOW as when Chef Mavro was there. La Mer used to be very hoity-toity before but now it's more relaxed and fits the vacation vibe. Still costs a lot but worth every penny.
Five star: Wonderful food and outstanding service from Laurence made a special occasion even more special! Expensive yes, but absolutely worth it for a special celebration. Be sure to go early to have cocktails at L’Aperitif, each paired with its own amuse bouche.
Repas pour un anniversaire
Excellente adresse pour ce restaurant de cuisine Française
Tout est très fin avec des mets de qualité
Plat à conseiller, le homard poché
Très bonne carte des vins
La qualité se paie avec 205 $ le menu dégustation à 8 plats
Allez-y car cela en vaut la peine
The setting was beautiful, overlooking ocean and Diamond Head. Hawaiian trio was playing down below- close enough to hear well but far enough to allow quiet conversation.
Service was attentive- but slower than it needed to be. Would have appreciated a better pace to get us started.
Wine list was outstanding and prices marked up to a lesser degree than some comparable restaurants.
Most disappointing was the portion size. We decided to forego the 7-course tasting menu, and just get appetizer and entree. My Appetizer (seared foie gras) was spectacular. But the portion size of my $60 duck entree seemed smaller than the foie gras!
This is my second visit to this restaurant; I took my husband there last year for his birthday as well. The staff was very attentive, called us both by name. One man said he remembered us from last year and that he thought we might even be sitting at the same table. My husband loves their wine list and the fact that he can get high-end wines by the glass. It was a wonderfully romantic evening with good food!
OUTSTANDING service, knowledgeable menu options with details of ingredients and authentic French cuisine.
From the Hostesses to the servers and bus people, they combined with the ambience created with the backdrop of a world class Sunset that only an unobstructed waterside Waikiki view can offer... a dinning experience unequaled.
Men, step it up and make it special for your special-lady!
Poor service. Arrogant wait staff , weak cocktails and extremely small portions in relation to price point. We are experienced gourmets. Never have we ever had wait staff tell us that they could not “release “ bread until orders were placed. Not a good experience and would not highly recommend
Surprised that the beef tartare was premade. My husband is allergic to onions and they couldn’t do a beef tartare because it already had onions in it. Setting is lovely. Food is good. I didn’t enjoy my veal and didn’t eat it. They took it off my bill. I did not ask them to do that. I even told them no. But, they insisted. Very nice. Soufflé was very good. I think our waiter needed more training. When asked about the items on the menu it just read what the menu said. Noth8ng more.
I reserved a table to celebrate my engagement that happened earlier that day.
The staff were perfect, able to explain dishes well and give suggestions. They were attentive and make the guests feel like royalty.
The food was exquisite, though expect fine dining size portions. My suggestion is to sample their incredible breads between courses and you will find yourself completely full rather quickly. My fiancee couldn't finish her third course but was super pleased with her meal. Expect to spend over 200$ a person for a proper 3 course meal but it is worth it for special events. I passed on the tasting menu but the couple next to us did order it and it looked wonderful as well.
Speaking of special events, after the staff learned of our special event they surprised us with a wonderful desert and chocolate sampler as well as a take home gift from the chef.
Fabulous setting on the ocean. Quiet and intimate . Excellent service , had 3 waiters, wine glass always filled, excellent food. Fresh flowers on tables . Beautiful decor - even for this designer . All the ladies left with a rose and everyone leaves with a little cute box with desserts inside . Loved it!
La Mer never fails in the service category. My friends & I have celebrated the holidays here 16 of the the last 17 years & we leave every year in awe with the service the staff provides. Keani is a nice addition to the management staff. Although our favorite waiter (Alex) was off , Kent & Scott--old timers who don't miss a beat, were just as great. It's always nice for the staff who stops by to offer holiday cheers because they know we are return patrons.
Having a pre-dinner drink at L'Aperitif is a must. Food was great and portions were generous.
To the La Mer staff--THANK YOU!! We will be back next year.
When I made a reservation at LeMer, I was excited because it was a supposed five star restaurant.
We had a lovely cocktail to start the night at the bar with Henry the best bartender in Hawaii!!
However, we were totally underwhelmed with the remainder of the evening.
The first thing that the waiter, a pleasant man, told us was that the chef was from Tour D’Argent in Paris. This really peaked our interest since we have been there on numerous occasions.
They had a fixed menu as well as a ala carte menu. We opted for the later. We ordered a beautiful red wine from France, which the sommelier did not offer to decant.
The appetizers were quite tasty..however the entrees which were breast of duck and rack of lamb fell far below a standard that a five star restaurant should serve.
The desert was excellent, so at least we left with our taste buds finally being satisfied.
I would not recommend this overpriced restaurant.
Maybe, the chef had an off night, but that doesn’t happen at a quality restaurant.
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