Fodor's Expert Review La Mer

$$$$ Waikiki French

Looking out on its namesake, La Mer is the most romantic dining room on Oahu, with carved wooden screens setting an elegant art deco–ish tone. The window tables—and most of the restaurant's tables are windowside or very close—open to the fresh air, and sounds of the beach just below are sufficiently captivating that guests often forgive the tired classic haute-cuisine French food. The restaurant remains a popular "special occasion" restaurant with three prix-fixe options offered (three or four courses, or a seven-course tasting menu)—choose from dishes such as sautéed baby squid with onion marmalade and coriander pesto, and roasted duck breast with beetroot and red fruit mousseline—as well as several rather expensive supplements. Place yourself in the sommelier's hands for wine choices from the hotel's exceptional cellar. Jacket or long-sleeved shirt required for gentlemen. For an elegant cocktail experience in Waikiki, visit L'Aperitif bar located inside the restaurant. Each cocktail comes with a paired gourmet bite.

French Romantic Views Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  98615, USA

808-923–2311

www.halekulani.com/living/dining/la_mer

Known For:
  • It doesn\'t get more romantic than this
  • An impressive wine list and a sommelier to match
  • A classy bar scene that includes the romance at a less staggering price
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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