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, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Mer at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews
First of all, I felt special feeling whe ...
First of all, I felt special feeling when having dinner with the sound of lapping of waves against the shore! Of course, dishes were very fine.It's striking that most of time for dinner were spent inside of the dinning room, then they prepared a table beside the window for us after the table was empty. My wife was absolutely delighted about this arrangement.
Always a wonderful way to end our Hawaii ...
Always a wonderful way to end our Hawaiian vacation. The service is impeccable, as always. Don't order the cheapest champagne...too dry. We ordered the 3 course meals. Gave us complimentary dessert for our 53rd anniversary. My daughter wanted a jalapeno margarita and they went out of their way to make her one (not on menu). The cuddle fish with scallops were to die for as an appetizer.
We had the degustation menu with paired ...
We had the degustation menu with paired premium wines. It was a fantastic experience. We requested a change to one of the courses for dietary reasons which they happily accommodated and even changed the paired wine to suit.
The food and wines were excellent, and the service was exceptional.
A special mention must be made of having a pre dinner drink at L'Aperitif. The cocktail selection was amazing and the quality of the drinks outstanding.
La Mer is French, refined, and expensive ...
La Mer is French, refined, and expensive. It is the perfect place to share an evening, and a meal, with a special person. The food is wonderful, the wine list deep, the service attentive. My only complaint, a small one, is relative dearth of vegetables. A fish dish in the nouvelle style--a few select filets with delicious light sauces, all laid out artistically on the plate--is wonderful. But it might be even more wonderful with a few spears of asparagus (or fiddleheads, or something more exotic).
Our visit coincided with the height of the Tropical Storm Darby downpour, with water cascading from every outside surface. The staff displayed a genuine concern for our wellbeing in battling the flood on the way home (it turned out not to be a big deal), but I was even more taken by their concern for each other.
The food and service was outstanding, I ...
The food and service was outstanding, I used the waiters experience and all of the recommendations hit the spot. The view over of the ocean, sunset and Diamond Head were spectacular. Would recommend for anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion or just simply to appreciate the fine dining
This place was a once in a great while c ...
This place was a once in a great while cant miss restaurant if you want to experience fine dining. The location was amazing. The atmosphere formal and the presentation matched. The experience is 3 hours long for the tasting menu. It left us very satiated. The flavors and textures are obviously well thought out and work well together.
It was quite an experience and Birthday for my wife...
Overall, we really enjoyed our dining ex ...
Overall, we really enjoyed our dining experience at La Mer. Pros: the service, the view, the food, presentation. Cons: the menu is restrictive and confusing somewhat - the only options are a fixed price 7 course menu ($195/person), a 4 course menu (about $145/person) with a few choices and a 3 course menu ($110/person) with a few choices. If you choice a menu item off the 7 course menu there is a substantial surcharge - see, a bit confusing. The signature mixed drinks were amazing.
I really enjoyed my dinner at La Mer. I ...
I really enjoyed my dinner at La Mer. I was celebrating my 40th birthday. Gorgeous view of the beach, and unbelievable service. I tried the tasting menu because there were so many things on there I hadn't tried before. Fois gras was excellent: smooth buttery texture served with beets. I hate beets, but they were prepared so wonderfully , I actually enjoyed them! Also the chocolate ravioli dish was excellent. Never tasted anything like it! If you are celebrating a special occasion in Honolulu, this is the place to go.
What a wonderful experience. Fine dining with excellent staff and sommelier and a view to die for. Ask to sit by the open doors and feel the sea breeze. Every single detail was super, the cocktails with the roses, the fabulous menu, the special dessert , and the bag of house made candy beautifully wrapped and bagged to return home with. All four of us had classic french dishes, beautifully prepared. The wine list was extensive and the sommelier very helpful and knowledgeable. A real treat...you will need to save up for this worthwhile experience!
What an absolute delight. I organised di ...
What an absolute delight. I organised dinner at this lovely restaurant for my husband's 60th. Service and food was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble.
I was trying to organise a surprise cake and the service I received via email was exception, they even suggested a cake would be too much just for the 2 of us, so had a special desert organised instead.
I especially enjoyed the lamb and for desert you can't go past the soufflé.
You don't see old fashioned service like this much these days, they were superb. Highly recommended.
Wonderfully romantic spot to celebrate 31st anniv.
What a wonderful meal to celebrate our anniversary! We had an ocean view table and were able to watch the sunset before starting on the tasting menu/wine paring. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. The final dessert was so beautiful, I "almost" did not want to eat it.
Perfect dinner to celebrate birthday
We were there to celebrate a birthday and had 4-course menu. All plates were so beautifully prepared and served. The taste was beyond expectation!! We got to try some of the new menu items (foie gras and scallop). One of the best I have ever had!! The atmosphere is so romantic and the service was impeccable as always. The best place for a special dinner in Hawaii!
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!
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.
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