About La Mer at Halekulani
Honolulu, HI 96815
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: (808) 923-2311
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Mer at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews
Hard to find a better setting any place ...
Hard to find a better setting any place in the world. We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks at the bar extraordinary. For dinnet seated in the southeast corner with views of Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean, and sunset in the west. Open floor to ceiling shutters allowed unobstructed views. Our little perch on the Pacific.
This was our first time at La Mer. It wa ...
This was our first time at La Mer. It was fabulous! We started out the evening at their bar. The bar tender Henry was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and made each of our drinks special. I've never been anywhere that paid so much attention to detail. Our waiter Tom for dinner was just as wonderful. He knew the menu and the wine and made wonderful suggestions. The food was exquisite. I especially loved the poached lobster and the vanilla soufflé for dessert. It was definitely an evening to remember. We'll be back the next time we visit the island.
Gorgeous view, great service, and romant ...
Gorgeous view, great service, and romantic mood. If you are seated near the windows to the House without a Key, you may be able to watch the performances taking place at the House without a Key. The food is prepared well, and since this is a French restaurant, dishes are more classic than astonishingly creative.
Excellent romantic dining experience! We ...
Excellent romantic dining experience! We'd never had French cuisine, so it was an adventure. Each course was intricately planned and perfectly executed. The wine pairings really added to each course and we enjoyed having the slow pacing to discuss and truly enjoy the food without rush. The tasting menu took over 3 hours with coffee and was such a special treat. Staff was very knowledgeable and took time to explain all of the elements of each course and how it was best enjoyed. We probably won't go back due to cost, but highly recommended as a special treat you must experience once!
Asked for a nice ocean view table during ...
Asked for a nice ocean view table during reservation. Went to the restaurant the next day to make sure to get one. Talked to the reservation desk and was told that will get one. Went for the dinner and never got anything even close to the ocean view.
I took my husband to La Mer to celebrate ...
I took my husband to La Mer to celebrate his Birthday. I chose this restaurant as it had the highest rating on Zagat for a Waikiki restaurant. It lived up to the reviews. It was fabulous! The setting was amazing - a table overlooking the ocean, the food and presentation exquisite, and the service superb!
This restaurant has everything going for ...
This restaurant has everything going for it except the food. The menu gives you the impression they know French quisine , but the food, with the exception of the foie gras , was disappointing and nowhere close to the price they think it is worth.
This was our first visit to Le Mer. From ...
This was our first visit to Le Mer.
From the moment we arrived Le Mer restaurant surpassed our expectations.
Fine dining at it's best.
We had a wonderful night and will definitely make a return visit when we are next in Waikiki.
La Mer provides the finest French dining ...
La Mer provides the finest French dining on the island (and likely the state), with service, style, and wine to match. It rivals the best restaurants worldwide, and the degustation menu is not to be missed. (Come hungry, though!)
This place is very expensive and we expe ...
This place is very expensive and we expected it to be the best. The food was very good but not outstanding. While the view is fantastic the restaurant is very outdated and was half empty. Service was very attentive though and that helped a lot. The menu is either a tasting menu or a very limited ala carte menu. I just think there is better food in Honolulu at slightly lower prices.
Fabulous food, very friendly staff, they ...
Fabulous food, very friendly staff, they placed us in front of a window in which we watch the sunset while eating 5 star dinner with wine comparison, would go back without a doubt. All the staff was very professional and superb.
Once again La Mer did not fail! This ha ...
Once again La Mer did not fail! This has to be Chef Trancher's best menu so far. Everyone had the scallop appetizer based on the recommendation of Alex, our waiter. This was delicious or as us locals say "ono"--a must have. The filet mignon w/foie gras may appear to be a morsel but the dish was filling.
La Mer has been our go to holiday dinner restaurant and the exceptional service is what brings us back annually. I have tried to change the venue only to have everyone outvote me. Once again, thank you to the La Mer staff--you deserve those 5*. Special shout out to Alex, Cliff & Scott (our waiters for the evening) and Alvin who graciously and patiently is our photographer at the end of the evening.
Came here for my husband's birthday. Goo ...
Came here for my husband's birthday. Good for special occasion. Very pricey. Would have liked it better had it not been pre-fixed 3 or 4 course meal option- tends to be too much food. Would prefer to order a la carte.
The service was excellent. The staff wer ...
The service was excellent. The staff were friendly, although I don't really like having 5 different. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that some of the dishes were confusing. Too many different flavours in each dish. Second time I have been and I felt the same before.
La Mer has always been my all-time favor ...
La Mer has always been my all-time favorite dining experience. I have never found another restaurant that performed at the same level of excellence. The other night, I introduced my favorite restaurant to my significant other. I was nervous and anxious to hear his opinion. The staff of Le Mer, as expected, did not disappoint. We were moved to a table with an excellent romantic view. Their excellent customer service was perfectly on point. The food was spectacular!!! My significant other was overwhelmed with his experience at Le Mer. Needless to say... we will definitely return.
First time in Hawaii for my wife and I c ...
First time in Hawaii for my wife and I celebrating our 10 year anniversary and decided to reserve at La Mer to celebrate while we were here
What an awesome experience (food, service and location)
The staff was very accommodating to let us have a table with an ocean front view which was breathtaking
We asked the waitress to let the chef select our food and had one of the best dinners ever !!
We enjoyed the delicious dinner at LA Me ...
We enjoyed the delicious dinner at LA Mer whilst staying at The Halekulani hotel .. well crafted French dishes classic with some variations .. well executed .. we had a lovely night in beautiful surroundings quiet and elegant atmosphere and with good staff
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