Fodor's Expert Review La Mer

$$$$ Waikiki and Diamond Head French

With spectacular Diamond Head views and an elegant, art deco–tinged interior, La Mer is a romantic, second-floor restaurant, where windows open to the breezes and the sounds of the ocean and Halekulani Hotel's nightly hula show. Three-, four-, or seven-course dinners might feature kampachi (amberjack) ceviche with ginger caviar fennel, roasted John Dory with artichokes barigoule (braised in white-wine broth), or tomahawk steak (rib eye) with vegetables. For romance and fine dining without the staggering price tag, visit the restaurant’s L'Aperitif bar, where sophisticated cocktails can be paired with gourmet bites.

French Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  98615, USA

808-923–2311

www.halekulani.com/dining/la-mer

Known For:
  • It doesn't get more romantic than this
  • Impressive wine list and a sommelier to match
  • Classy bar with cocktail and small-bite pairings
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations essential, Long-sleeved, collared (or aloha) shirts required for men

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