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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:300pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
Private Party Facilities:
Salon La Mer comfortably seats up to 16 guests and offers a tranquil private lanai for that pre dinner cocktail.
Salon du Vin entertains up to 22 guests and may open up to an elegantly appointed living room to indulge in a La Mer specialty cocktail
Private Party Contact:
Dining Reservations: 8089232311x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Mer at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews
Awesome Dinner Experience!
The Service was impeccable, the Food was Worthy of the price, the Chaine should be viewing This Restaurant.... Delighted to say this was our Best experience on Oahu to date! Will return for sure!
Had an absolutely terrific evening. The restaurant, staff and food were 5 star in every aspect.
Revisiting La Mer
It has been 30 years since we have had an opportunity to dine at La Mer while vacationing on Oahu. La Mer is such a special dining experience. From the minute you walk in until the time you leave you are treated with such kind, caring and attentive service. The food is inventive, more than delicious and presented artistically. Most of the staff have worked at La Mer for at least 20 years. Speaks volumes about how employees are treated as well. Lovely, lovely dinner overlooking the beach and ocean. A night to remember!
Great place, terrible food
Really like this place, been here many times but this time the menu, food, were awful. Odd
Food was so yummy, and the service was a ...
Food was so yummy, and the service was amazing! Can't wait to go back!
Perhaps I am not a fan of deconstructed food.
The restaurant it self is very very nice. Location outstanding. Service impeccable. But, I expected much more of a wow factor on the food. If the price of the meal was more in the realm of "making sense" I would not hold them to such a high standard, but when the tab is $150 a person before drinks the main memorable factors ought not to be the peculiarity of chorizo foam, or the question of how chorizo foam adds anything you want. We had a total of eight different dishes. A couple were good, a couple just OK, and at least two were borderline mistakes. The beautiful presentation did not make up for the oddball aspects of the food. Overall, the experience was one of less than pleasing textures and a bland essence. Perhaps the oddest part of the meal was the jasmine cake. We thought maybe they had brought out something else, but the cake itself was crumbled into less than bite size bits that were more like left overs than dessert, with something else green that looked a bit like seaweed. It was in essence the Emperor's New clothes of the fine dining experience.
Like No Other
The amuse bouche was the most notable item of the evening. A bright, refreshing panna cotta with an asparagus cream sauce that I can't stop thinking about days later. The foie gras appetizer and the delicate fish entrée were a bit complicated with one too many sauces. Desserts were to die for. Best, ever, chocolate mousse like none other I've had in my lifetime. Sommelier wine recommendation was spot on. Service was impeccable without being overbearing. And with the moonlit sky and ocean waves lapping on the shore below, it just doesn't get any better.
We started by having cocktails at the bar before dinner great service and really good fun. We had the tasting menu every course was excellent. It was a very special and memorable evening.
This restaurant is a great for location location location in respect to proximity in Waikiki but the price was way to high for what was not a lot of food. I know these type of places is designed for great chef cuisine and ambience(romantic or other wise) setting but it took too long. It was the good the chef came out afterwards to meet the guests. Getting the menu took to long in between receiving the menu and ordering. Not sure why it took 3 waiters to serve the meal and why after finishing it takes another 15 minutes to get the check. Again I know it is not designed to be in a hurry type location but lets get after it already.
Outstanding Service, Food not so much....
Beautiful view, restaurant, and service! But the food....yikes! Spent a little over $400 and left hungry and disappointed. Party of 6, with 5 of 6 guests feeling the same. Mostly it was about texture and taste, the presentation was beautiful. Lobster Bisque was a mass of gelantinous lobster ( think panna cotta) in a brown broth, not really what you image when thinking lobster bisque. The flavor was smokey, strong broth. One guest had the chicken entrée ( more gelantinous mass), one the Ravioli with 7 small ravioli only ( not much of an entrée), the snapper entrée was the only one the group liked and while it was delicious it was sparse in portions. We filled up mostly on bread ( offered frequently) the French baguettes and slated butter from Normandy was a hit. Dessert was a mixed bag too...thumbs up on the vanilla soufflé with sauces, all others were a disappointment . Wine list was nice and we enjoyed two bottles of nice Cabernet. Would not go again, the food does not match the service or location unfortunately.
Probably the best in Honolulu
Everything about Le Mer is elegant and tasteful: from the venue to the service and of course the magnificent food. Sunset time is special as you sip champagne and indulge in a very pampered and special experience.
The ambiance was fantastic, the food was ...
The ambiance was fantastic, the food was delectable and the portions were just right. The wine list was also extensive. This is a 5 star restaurant in every category.
Lives up to its outstanding reputation!
Lived in HI most of my life and have always heard of this outstanding restaurant, so visited for the first time. The tasting menu with the wine pairings were memorable and well suited for a very special occasion. Comparable to the finest kitchens of Europe, NY and CA. Solid French technique with subtle international & regional accents. The wine pairing was nicely done, though the spectrum bent toward the sweet side...probably to accommodate the local palate. Would love to return to explore more of the menu and wine list.
Finest most elegant dining experience on Waikiki!
The ambience is impeccable. Sophisticated atmosphere framed in woods, dramatic with pale colors, vibrant contrasting floral arrangements, dim lighting with choice of open-air seaside dining under the palm trees overlooking the ocean or down the beach with Diamond Head in the distance. This restaurants exudes traditional Hawaiian elegance, class and charm from the old world style. The food selections, preparations, presentation and service by devoted professionals is like none other. Absolutely a must for the discerning few that enjoy the diminishing fine dining establishments in today's modern world. Thank you Halekulani for preserving this dining jewel.
Our dinner at La Mer was an extraordinar ...
Our dinner at La Mer was an extraordinary experience. The Halekulani is known for its service and that was clearly demonstrated at La Mer. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. Yes, it is a special occasion restaurant for me but one worth every dollar. Our table overlooked the evening's live music and hula show, the wait staff are extraordinary, and the food is delicious. They have all of the finishing touches that some might expect but they were all a pleasant and well thought through bonus for us. A truly memorable evening.
Best meal we had in Honolulu but be prep ...
Best meal we had in Honolulu but be prepared to shell out the dough. Service was excellent. Food was so yummy. I'm still dreaming about it. I had the Lobster bisque, Duck for the entree and the chocolate mousse. The view was breath taking. Go, you won't be disappointed!
Unique ambiance sitting up high looking ...
Unique ambiance sitting up high looking out to the calm ocean water all night drinking a Margarita. Whilst enjoying every mouthful of the degustation menu. The waiters were superb. The chef one of the best! Thank you for the candle in my husband's dessert it was a nice finishing touch to a special birthday.
That's too bad
Sea did not come true to have been booked in advance a seat overlooking. Accounting also took time, became a miserable mood. I do not think to go anymore.
Finest dining in Honolulu
Always exceptional from the service to the food to the ambience. Definition of first class. Our favorite fine dining restaurant in Honolulu.
Best in Honolulu
In my mind, by far the best fine dinning in Honolulu, from the service to the food to the location it is all a 5 star experience.
Service food everything was Michelin qua ...
Service food everything was Michelin quality!!!!!
From service, food to "purse perch" fabulous memorable dining experience !😊
Great service and food. Highly recommen ...
Great service and food. Highly recommend at least a try. Would come back again if we are in the area.
Great service and ambiance. Was here fiv ...
Great service and ambiance. Was here five years ago. The food was much better on our last visit. This trip the food was Okay, it just didn't "pop" like I remembered.
I fully understand that this is not goin ...
I fully understand that this is not going to be your run of the mill restaurant. But, the value is just not there. Drinks were fabulous..dessert..fabulous..service..fabulous..ambiance..non better..food...nothing really there. We needed to stop and grab something to eat on our way back to the hotel>
Food was fantastic. View was beautiful. Service was impeccable. Cost was incredible but worth it.
Best service in life!
We had our special event here and it was amazing. All the staff are well trained and they sincerely wanted to help the special event to be successful!
It was amazing. A true fine dining exper ...
It was amazing. A true fine dining experience.
Great service and great food does not di ...
Great service and great food does not disappoint. Retains upscale class
All I can say is Wow! I don't usually like to dine this way, but this was really special. The moment we were greeted till end of the dinner was impeccable! Yes, you pay a lot of money but it was worth it....everything from service to food was " attention to detail "
The epitome of fine dining. Stunning view, stunning service, stunning food.
Romantic Dinner Spot
La Mer is an exceptional restaurant. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the ambiance was very romantic, classy with an amazing view. The décor was Old French which I loved. This is course menu with three courses being the smallest portion. The Foe Gras was great and the Vanilla Soufflé was to die for. Beware the portions are small which worked out fine for me, but for someone who is really hungry, you may have to stop at a burger joint. I truly loved everything about this place including Stephen who was the Manager there. Totally recommend it.
Incredible service, stunning view of the ...
Incredible service, stunning view of the ocean and sunset, and delicious food
The service was very nice, attentive but not overly so. The food was good but I'd expect better - not quite on par with the service and ambiance.
One of the best restaurants
This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Food was excellent, but the service and surroundings were unparalleled. It is very pricy, but that is to be expected given its location. And notwithstanding the prices, I felt it was still good value.
Fantastic Christmas dinner
We had dinner Christmas night here. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. We had a Christmas tasting menu that was excellent. The service was attentive and readily available. Pacing was perfect. It was an expensive experience but for a special occasion well worth it.
Best Date of my life
Went here for basically the pre-honeymoon my girlfriend and I never realized we were having. Best dinner we have ever had.
One of the best dinner in my life!
Everything was great! Servis, food, wine, little gift after dinner and incredible beautiful wiew! Thanks a lot for all team! I keep in memory that fantastic eve and hope to return one day!
La Mer is an amazing fine dining experie ...
La Mer is an amazing fine dining experience that is top notch in all aspects. Service and food was impeccable. I would recommend it to anyone as a must try if you can afford it.
Another wonderful dinner experience
The La Mer staff is the epitome of service excellence. The service is consistent each time I dine there. I was fortunate to have Laurence, Mark & Jason wait on my table. Laurence is genuinely refined. I was very impressed with Mark as I know he recently was promoted to captain. The service was seamless as Mark sensed we were ready to order our meal and in a heartbeat, took our order. His knowledge of the menu--both entrees and desserts, was on the money as we were all happy with our entree. It was nice to see local fishes on the menu as this was missing from previous menus under Chef Trancher. Preparation did not fail and is definitely a thumbs up!
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