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
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
A reserved dining experience not to be c ...
A reserved dining experience not to be confused with a casual night out. The luxurious setting is complimented perfectly with a thoughtful staff who made every attempt to accommodate our needs... including a convenient "wallet/purse stool" next to our chairs
We went to La Mer to celebrate a birthda ...
We went to La Mer to celebrate a birthday and were extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. The lobster was over cooked and tough, so much so that it was inedible.
The service was impeccable, but the lighting in the restaurant was too low to allow for reading the menu without a pen light.
After all of the build up of the chef from Tour d'Argent being the new culinary genius at La Mer, we had high expectations and were significantly disappointed.
I don't mind paying top dollar for a meal but my expectation is if top dollar is to be charged the meal should exceed expectations and it failed.
Perhaps our 17th visit or more over the ...
Perhaps our 17th visit or more over the past 20+ years. It still wins all areas of ambience and classic service at a pace you can truly enjoy. Cocktails and aperitif is always a perfect start. The menu over the years does change. I wish I could manage the 10 course degustation menu with wine pairings but having tried once - better starve for a day or 2 first. I admit I miss their whole salt-crusted local fish. The lamb dish was flavorful and perfect sizing for me but small by "over-eaters-anonymous " desires. Of course we plan to return next anniversary.
Everything was outstanding. I would real ...
Everything was outstanding. I would really recommend to order their "Menu degustation" if you wish to experience their true quality. The dishes were real french but incorporated local food and seasonings, which was amazing! Some may feel the taste is a bit too rich, but the portion size is small so most of the people would enjoy it.
The scenery was also great and there was a photo taking service during sunset and after our dinner.
Although the price is expensive, it must worth to try for the special occasion.
The atmosphere was without doubt fantast ...
The atmosphere was without doubt fantastic. The soft classical music playing in the background accompanied by the ocean waves and, if you are lucky, the soft cool Hawaiian breeze create a mini paradise within a paradise. The servers are attentive and friendly. They find a way to melt in the background while still serving your food and refilling your water.
The food, however, was not spectacular. For the money we expected to be blown out of our mind visually and gastronomically. While the presentation was nothing to sneeze at, I have seen better for this prize range.
The appetizers were okay. The entrees were good. The deserts saved the day. They were delicious and looked beautiful.
This is what we ordered:
Appetizers: bisque and foie gras. The bisque tasted really fishy and very mild. The foie gras was very tender but the beet glaze was non existent.
Entrees: Veal and beef. The veal was vey tender but mild. The presentation was not very visually appealing. The sauce saved the day. The beef was bomb and the foie gras was bombastic. Melted in your mouth and tasty.
Desert: Flan and soufflé. They were the highlight. Yummy delicious and presented like the $$$$ restaurant that it is rated.
After the dinner, if you happen to be seated by a balcony, take a minute to step out and smell the air and savor the sounds of the ocean. It is as close to idyllic as you will ever get.
We couldn't have been happier with our ...
We couldn't have been happier with our experience with La Mer.The food was incredible and the servers were charming and helpful. I don't think we've ever had better service at any restaurant -we would highly recommend LaMer
An unforgettable experience, our best di ...
An unforgettable experience, our best dinner in Honolulu to-date. White gloves services, classy and scenic ambience, excellent execution of a wonderful menu. Best among all the high end restaurants we visited in Honolulu. Bravo!
I have dined here 3 times before but had ...
I have dined here 3 times before but had not been here in 3yrs and frankly it did not come up to the standards of previous visits. Portions have got even smaller, choices fewer, service has dropped off and the menu seems to be trying to hard to be nouveau. Even the waiter rolled his eyes at some of the combinations and cooking methods. Having said that what we ate was made from obviously top grade ingredients and with the exception of some sauces that we, thankfully, had served on the side, the food was enjoyed.
I had a lamb dish. center loin, prepared sous vide, that must have been all of 3oz - literally a couple of bites and this was the main course. Cooked as it was, it tasted like you would expect, unseasoned lamb. It came with a raisin sauce - excellent, eggplant caviar- interesting and a lamb au jus that was inedible - both wife and I thought detergent like. Oh and the first time the meal was brought, I sent it back as calling it lukewarm is being generous - it was cool to the touch - though it was medium as advertised. My wife's roasted duck was two small strips of breast. Looked like they cut a half inch thick slice of breast and then cut it again in strips and she got two of them. Once again a few ounces total..
Neither dish came with a starch but when I asked if we could have a side of soufflé potatoes, something that was offered with another dish, they accommodated me for an extra $10.00
The pouring of our Champagne was left to me except for initial pour and one other.
Not to shabby, but, for $400 I found the overall experience lacking. I do not think I will be back.
While jackets are not mandatory, and no one in our section wore one while eating (one person wore one in but quickly removed it before seating)I was brought a jacket which they wanted to put on the back of my chair even though it was side by side booth seating with no chair. I explained I would prefer not - was told she would check with the manager but she never returned.
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year ...
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and selected this place. The service was top notch. The servers were professional with a super laid back personality, light humor and incredible views on the water. Next door was live music with a hula dancer. The mood was romantic and every bite simply scrumptious!! For such a special occasion.. This was definitely one of my favorites! I highly recommend.
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.
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