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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Award-winning restaurant featuring exquisite Neoclassic French cuisine, oceanfront views. Hawaii’s longest-running AAA Five Diamond restaurant, since 1990, and the only restaurant in Hawaii to be awarded a Five-Star designation by Forbes Travel Guide. Recognized as the finest restaurant in Honolulu, La Mer captures the elegance and romance of Halekulani. Its internationally acclaimed menu features local, tropical ingredients in dishes inspired by flavors from France. Elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen. Reservations recommended. Open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons
PRICE RANGE
$75 - $250
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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French
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant located in the Alekulani Hotel is may be the most sophisticated restaurant in Hawaii. The service is impeccable, and the decor with view on the sea is simply first class. The atmosphere is elegant but not snobbish. The French Chef, Alexandre Trancher, offers...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Grindel
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Mer is located in Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki, with open-air dining. Guests are requested to wear elegant dress attire while dining in the restaurant. We were there for dinner and were seated at a window table facing the ocean with beautiful sunset scene and nice...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank RobertOahu
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Setting, service, ambience, cuisine: the finest. This is a fine dining restaurant of the highest degree. Tropical breezes, impeccable service, very intimate and romantic, on the ocean at Waikiki

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Thomas K
Reviewed October 5, 2019

This is probably the nicest place to dine in Hawaii. Great views, impeccable service, wonderful food, what more can you say. However paradise comes at a price, just be advised you are looking at $250 on up for a dinner for two. It advertises dinner...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ifly737
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

Our first visit was amazing from service to food especially the romantic view offered in front of us. Overall it was an amazing experience. Thus, we came back to extend my birthday celebration here this year. We were rather disappointed in terms of food. It...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ro1655
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

For Mother’s Day, my family and I came here for a beautiful dinner and they did not disappoint!!! First off, the service was great! The waitstaff were VERY attentive, friendly, and made sure the Mother’s in the room felt special! They were even given a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kristianess
Reviewed September 26, 2019

The restaurant was recommended by my cousin who lives in Vancouver. We were not disappointed with superb quality of food, presentation and service from Chip, Dan and rest of the team. The setting was amazing with sun setting at around 6:40 pm. All elements of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 945bharatm
Reviewed September 14, 2019

Look, everything was excellent, the meal, the service..only thing is that my réservation was made 5 weeks before my birthday (September 9th, not July, on a monday not saturday..) , to be beside the window. Didnt happen but next time, I will reserve by a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Jean Francois L
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Beautiful artistic food. Hawaiian ambience. Artistic presentation that's as flavorful as it is lovely.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Melissa F
Reviewed August 15, 2019

My husband and I recently celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at the very romantic La Mer restaurant. There are good reasons why La Mer has been awarded 5 Star designation by Forbes: innovative French cuisine; unparalleled attentive service that flows mellifluously like a symphony…Mahalo to Nick...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank kminhawaii
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Meander19011321421
December 25, 2018|
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Response from lynnmkk | Reviewed this property |
Booking ahead of time, you can submit your dietary requirements/allergies as well as choosing a time. dress code is "resort nice" which means no shorts, bathing suits, or slipplers. Slacks, dress shirt, and night clubbing... More
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skipperotto
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Vanessa B | Reviewed this property |
Directly from La Mer's reservation service: "Elegant evening attire for women; dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen."
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December 11, 2015|
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Response from Hawaii-Biker | Reviewed this property |
The menus include several courses, but you can choose what you want for each course. At present, the cost is $110 for 3 courses and $145 for 4. Check their website for current menus and prices. Wine and cocktails are not... More
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