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About 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.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Contemporary French, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday's when he is home in Hawaii.
The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.
Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.
Eberhard Hardy Kintscher
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Michel's at the Colony Surf Ratings and Reviews
Im not really sure what happened. Table was great. Our server started fine then after dinner was rushed out it took 30 mins to get dessert menus and 45 mins of waiting for dessert...we waited so long we were ignored I had to get up and cancelled so it basically ruined my birthday celebration.
I have eaten here so many times where service was 5 star. Our poor server seemed slammed. Not enough wait help. He kindly took the coffee order off our tab and apologized...unfortunate because I was with a prominant businessman.
My girlfriends & I have been coming to Michel's for over 10 years for a birthday & an early Christmas get together. We manage to get a table by the "window" for the awesome view. Michel's has never disappointed us with their fantastic service & delicious food! The goat cheese lamb chops were awesome! A special thank you to our outstanding server, Jenna! We will be back next year!
Went for our 2nd year anniversary. Had the Scottish salmon, seafood paupiote, steak dianne and the cherries jubilee. Phenomenal. From the time we sat down the the moment we left. Phenomenal. Roughly a 200 dollar meal that we had a gift certificate for, but it's one of those meals you would be completely content for spending so much on. Everything was perfection. If you want a romantic, fine dining experience on the shore with VERY reasonably priced FINE DINING foods....this is it. Comparable to Le Mer.
Much better before the buy out. Food still competent but not anything to write home about. More tables, so it is crowded and much less intimate. Noisier. Electronic music instead of Hawaiian musicians. Closed windows, instead of open air. Rushed food. It wasn’t the same ambiance. Burgundy and Bordeaux wine prices were escalated. But domestic wines without reviews were bargains. Evidently the current owners don’t really know anything about wine. A sad turn for this formerly iconic restaurant. It was a go to for us. Always reliable, with spectacular food. Not now. Find another place to go.
Great restaurant located on the edge of Waikiki, away from the hustle and bustle. Service is attentive and responsive - really excellent. Food is good, but not spectacular. Table side preparation is a treat as not many restaurants do tableside service any longer. Nice views of the sunset and water. Breezy and can be cool, so bring a jacket or sweater. Live music was EXCELLENT! The guitarist is amazingly talented. Restaurant needs a refresh as everything is dated and unexciting. It is stuck in the 1960s...
We went for a special occasion. Awesome service, very attentive but not smothering. Bryan was our waiter and he was on point. The entire staff there is top notch. Food was also good and worth it. For a special occasion, Michel’s will not disappoint! Expect to spend some money, but if you’re making reservations here, you know that already.
The restaurant was beautiful all the way around. From the food, to the service and ambiance, it was hands down one of the best restaurants we have visited. Julio took such wonderful care of us and everything he did was impeccable. We are so grateful for such a lovely evening and experience. We will be back and are recoommending Michel’s to all of our friends.
Definite focus on table side service. Our waiter was busy making table side appetizers for other tables so unfortunately our food order didn’t get taken for 30 minutes after we sat down. I appreciate being allowed to dine and relax but I was hungry! The decor is a little old school but the view is beautiful and the food is delicious
Have been coming to Oahu for years but this is the first time eating at Michel's. It is in an unlikely place at the base of a condo complex but is beachfront and has a wonderful view of Waikiki. They have many dishes that are prepared table side with fan fare. Food was good. It is expensive but that is to be expected given location and fare. Decided to return for a second time for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Beautiful restaurant, food was excellent, service was spectacular. Kind of pricey but well worth the splurge. Service was attentive, unhurried. Perfect location for a relaxing, long dinner. Beautiful waterfront view. Be sure to go for early dinner to catch the sunset. Management checked in with most tables to ensure everything was up to par. Going back our adult kids. Young children are not going to appreciate the vibe.
最後に、初のオープンテーブルでの予約で不安でしたが、お店を訪ねてスタッフから予約が入っていることが確認できた瞬間は安心しました。また利用させて頂きます。『Michel's at the Colony Surf』は数年後、絶対に帰ってきたいです。ありがとうございました。
This restaurant is excellent. The waiter was great, the ambiance could not be better (open to the waves of the sea), beautiful scenery, very fun cocktail drinks, lots of choices for flambe preparations tableside, delicious food. We will definitely return there every time we come to Honolulu.
Had to wait and ask for basic items like butter, fork, table pepper. Waited 1 hour 15 min for entree.. waited 20 min to pay the bill and don't ask for an Ameretto on the rocks the don't know what it is lol. Slow service. But great view.
Informed them it was our anniversary through open table and we did not get any acknowledgement of our special occaision
Pasha is an excellent server! He made our whole evening and dining experience special. Very knowledgeable and offered great suggestions. Took many photos of us for us with the beautiful sunset sky and Pacific as backdrop. Everything was fabulous from beginning to end! We also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Philip Shaw. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Looking forward to next year when we hopefully return to Waikiki!
We recently had a wonderful dining experience at Michels Surf Colony. Our server Shigeo, made it an evening to remember. The restaurant itself is in a fantastic location for diners to enjoy a sunset view. A window table was not available when we initially sat down, however a table did open up and Shigeo effortlessly transitioned us in time to enjoy our main courses, wine and dessert. The sommelier confirmed the quality of our wine choice and we chatted with Shigeo about wine regions and favorite areas.
Shigeo masterfully assembled our Caesar salad tableside, it was delicious. My wife's steak diane was also cooked tableside. My seafood bounty was a nice variety of different fish and shellfish choices. While Michels describes themselves as a French restaurant, It really isn't, there are a few French inspired preparations but the food is mostly crowd pleasing standard fare.
Michels is not inexpensive and it is not a gourmet experience, however it you want a special evening with great food, ambiance and service, you should not hesitate trying Michels.
We booked this restaurant based on past press reviews for being a really romantic place to enjoy French cuisine in Honolulu. It was a special occasion for us being our 10th wedding anniversary.
We arrived for a 830pm reservation and there was no one on the front desk for a good 5 minutes on arrival.
Our experience to begin with was not ideal / very poor and we almost left the restaurant due to lack of care by front of house staff who was not professional at all and not having a waiter for 15minutes from arrival.
The first person who greeted us basically said nothing put us on a table and handed a wine list after I requested it
However, Once our main waiter wearing a jacket and tie assisted us, I mentioned my concerns and he was excellent from that point onwards and alleviated my dissatisfaction.
Our Wine was great and food ordered was excellent.
Restaurant is becoming tired and needs a renovation though to improve presentation if they claim the are still one of the best in Honolulu.
Our favorite Oahu restaurant, Ocean House, located in the Outrigger Reef hotel chose to close their doors in Sept. We opted to try Michel's after reading extremely favorable reviews on several restaurant sites. We were not disappointed as the ambance, food & service was impeccably blended. Several dishes, including Cesar salad and Bananas Foster are prepared tableside. Michel's quickly became our favorite restaurant in Honolulu.
Food on the Chef’s menu was good. Timing was off on wine pairing. Several times the food would come before the paired wine, no explanation of what was being served as it was served on either food or wine. Communication was horrible, was over priced for the chef menu service.
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We celebrated our wedding dinner with family at Michels. Booked our reservations with Open Table and added a special request to have our wedding cake served for dessert. The restaurant called me personally the day before our reservation and confirmed that we could deliver the cake after 3 pm when their staff arrives. Delicious mixed drinks, table side meal prep with an open flame show made the whole experience rememberable. Everything was delicious, and the portions were filling. A perfect evening, thank you.
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