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.
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:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Michel's at the Colony Surf Ratings and Reviews
Intimate dining in elegant surroundings. Open air sitting brings the ocean to your table without intrusiveness. Gorgeous sunset. Top notch wines. Impeccable, understated service; prompt but never intrusive. Food was good but could not match the ambience.
Michel's 1970's to 2016
My Mom and Dad went to Michel's in the 70's and I've always wanted to experience the restaurant. Michel's went above and beyond my expectations. Everything was simply fabulous!
Aloha at it's finest!
Dined here last week to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and we enjoyed every aspect of the occasion. The setting is classic French/Hawaiian. The food is classic French with elements of Hawaiian fusion. Service is impeccable. We were greeted like returning friends, seated oceanside, and pampered with lavish attention throughout the relaxing evening. We've visited Hawaii numerous times over 40 years and have celebrated at Michel's several times. The Maui onion soup that has been on the menu since we've been going there is as flavorful as ever. We both ordered seafood and were delighted with the fresh taste and sophisticated presentation of each dish. Dessert was a masterpiece of chocolate cake, berries, cream and macadamia nut ice cream which the restaurant gifted us in honor of our anniversary. Although Honolulu has so changed that it doesn't resemble a Hawaiian city any more, Michel's has held true to the spirit of aloha. For a romantic dinner served with grace and flair, Michel's is the restaurant to choose in a city crammed with competitive venues.
We had a great time there. Nice food, view, and service!! We'll come back here again!
Great location and what a view! Great m ...
Great location and what a view! Great menu and a nice choice of some dishes prepared table side. Definitely recommend if you're in the neighborhood!
We had a wonderful time celebrating my son's 21st birthday. The food was delightful and the crepes suzette exceptional. We will be returning again, even if there isn't a special occasion to celebrate.
Great food and service!
If you want fine food and service this is the spot. The view of the ocean and sunset here are the best. We celebrated our anniversary here and it was perfect! Don't worry about the bill it will be expensive but worth it!
Service was outstanding and the food was delicious--a 12 on a scale of 1-10.
We make it a point to come here whenever ...
We make it a point to come here whenever we visit Honolulu. It is always a wonderful experience.
Classic French restaurant where service ...
Classic French restaurant where service is top notch. The Caesar Salad and other favorites are prepared in front of guests. The food was good and very traditional. The view was fantastic as was the service. The restaurant decor could use an uplift. I found the food overpriced but expected given the location and tourist clientele. However, the wine list is excellent and many of the higher priced wines were at retail. There was little to no markup. In fact, it looked like wine prices were not adjusted over time.
Fantastic Easter Brunch - great menu with choices that pleased our group of six - including two teens and a picky eater. Service was top notch - as always. Didn't request a window seat, but was blessed with one anyway. Beautiful view, beautiful restaurant. Thank you for another memorable experience.
wonderful special occasion dining
We plan a visit to Michel's every time we visit Honolulu. Food is exquisite, service is impeccable, setting is outstanding. Wish we could afford to go every night!
Excellent! Great view, great service and ...
Excellent! Great view, great service and great food. Our favorite 'special occasion' restaurant. Wish we had started coming here earlier!
First time we'd eaten here. Me and my gf ...
First time we'd eaten here. Me and my gf wanted a romantic dinner on the last night of our vacation and we sure got one! The service we received was beyond outstanding and the food was incredible. The view we had while we watched the sunset was better than anything we could have asked for! Michel's was a great place for a romantic dinner and I would definitely go back!
Have dined at Michele's many times for a romantic evening or a group dinner and every occasion has been wonderful. The food, ambiance, and music make it for a special evening. Kudos to General Manager Phillip.
Food, quantity, preparation and service were all excellent a bit pricy but worth it Highly recommend getting there early enough to enjoy the sunset
Great romantic dinner spot
The food was phenomenon and the service was superb! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a nice dinner place in Honolulu.
Food and wine are top notch, the servers ...
Food and wine are top notch, the servers are the best in town. Can't wait for next year's birthday to come back. Great sunset views, but a little bright, so bring your sunglasses!
We have dined at Michel's for over 40 years.
We still love to come to Michel's for special occasions
I would not go back. Very overrated, foo ...
I would not go back. Very overrated, food was good nothing special. Worst bar drinks I have ever had. Waiter was good.
My son had a fever ,but they gave him a whole tomato.
A memorable dining experience - a glowin ...
A memorable dining experience - a glowing sunset, wonderful food and impeccable service, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. A jewel of a restaurant tucked in on the quiet end of Waikiki Beach. Unique and not to be missed!
waiter never introduced himself; was more interested in party of ten next to us with their 8 bottles of wine asked us same questions repeatedly each time he came to table so was not paying attention food and presentation awesome as usual
The sunset view is so beautiful and the water just right - exactly what we think about the beauty of Hawaii. The food was better than excellent and needless to say, the service was just perfect. We will be going again very soon.
Wonderful food both as to the palate and the eye. Appetizers and mains were excellent. Lovely ambience and view over the bay and down to Waikiki. Excellent service from Trent. The only flaw was a surprisingly underwhelming Grand Marnier souffle.....quality, size and presentation not up to much.
Outstanding Service and Ambiance
The setting is oceanfront with beautiful views and décor. The spacing of the tables is good but in some areas could be slightly more. We spent three hours at our table and not once did we feel rushed or neglected. The staff was attentive during our entire evening. Our waiter Chiminy was perfect he made us fell comfortable and welcomed the entire evening. The food was delicious with reasonable proportions. The seafood appetizer platter had one item Tako that was the most tender and delicious I have ever had. The music was entertaining and at a volume that made conversation pleasant. Would we return here absolutely.
The meal, ambience and service was outst ...
The meal, ambience and service was outstanding! We haven't been to Michel's for a long time but our dinner was everything (plus more) of what we remember . We had s nice birthday celebration and have plans to return soon!
Favorite Island Restaurant
This restaurant is a must if you love great food and wine. It is also a great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other celebration. They make you feel very special.
Gold Coast Gem
Michel's is located on Kaimana Beach in Honolulu's Gold Coast neighborhood, underneath Diamond Head and adjacent to Kapiolani Park...a beautiful area. To find a five star restaurant here is thrilling. Dinner and sunset on the beach, nothing better.
I lived in Dusseldorf Germany for 3 years, 5 years in Los Angeles. , 2 years in London and I constantly travel many different places last 40 years. I think Michel's, for me, is The Best Restaurant in the whole world!
Always a special treat, our best experience yet.
We have been to Michel's 5 or 6 times and have enjoyed the dining experience on each visit. This was our most enjoyable experience. The open air temperature was perfect, making the dining experience even more satisfying.
Everyone and everything were top drawer ...
Everyone and everything were top drawer when I took a friend for dinner in Feb. The bartender however was a little brusque and way too stressed out ! I wanted to jump back there and help him .
very elegant French Restaurant right on the Water
Michels is a rare find in the oh so busy concrete Jungle that Waikiki has become. It is located slightly passed the end of Waikiki main strip Kalakaua Ave. and therefore provides quite the romantic getaway, with a beautiful view on Waikikis nightly skyline. Not only us, but also lots of others must crave a little peace and quiet, since the Restaurant was packed. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait almost a full hour to get seated, albeit a free glass of sparkling wine was offered during that hour-long wait) The old school french decor sets the expectations high for the food. The Yellowfin Ahi Appetizer was great. My main course was a Steak Oscar with some Lobster, which was good as well. The Lobster came already prepared and the sauce was al little too rich for my taste, but overall I was very happy with the quality of the food and the service as well. The Cioppino Seafood Stew felt a little uninspired meaning the fish wasn't that fresh, but acceptable. Additionally the waiter made sure our Drinks were served to out liking, he was even capable of handling special requests. Generally, I would highly recommend that seemingly hidden gem of a restaurant, and I believe on a less busy night it will only be a delight to have the pleasure to dine here.
Our server Shigeru was amazing! Made our ...
Our server Shigeru was amazing! Made our experience so GREAT!!!
The food was delicious! The servers wer ...
The food was delicious! The servers were very helpful with explaining menu items. The staff was also super attentive. It was one of the best meals we ever had!
Love this place for special occasions. N ...
Love this place for special occasions. Never been disappointed in the food, the ambiance or the attentiveness of the waitstaff .
There was water from an a/c dripping on my friend's head, and the dish served, was missing the abalone, it had the shell but no abalone. I had high expectations of this well known restaurant, but was quite disappointed.
Food was alright. Nothing really stood o ...
Food was alright. Nothing really stood out, but the service was good. And please read the menu very carefully. They just might charge you double for some orders and not tell you...
The most romantic restaurant on Oahu. Co ...
The most romantic restaurant on Oahu. Come in time to watch the sunset!
We went for Valentine's day. The window ...
We went for Valentine's day. The window table provided a beautiful setting.
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