Fodor's Expert Review Mariposa
Yes, the popovers and the wee cups of bouillon are there at lunch, but in every other regard, this Neiman Marcus restaurant menu departs from the classic model, incorporating a clear sense of Pacific place. The breezy open-air veranda, with a view of Ala Moana Beach Park, twirling ceiling fans, and life-size hula-girl murals say Hawaii. The menu at this headquarters for Honolulu's ladies who lunch gives the calorie and gluten info for contemporary American dishes such as braised pork belly, quinoa-crusted sea scallops, and a pork chop with sun-dried cherry port wine sauce. Make sure to start with the Mariposa corn chowder and finish with the warm lilikoi pudding cake.
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, USA
- The go-to spot for the local \"ladies who lunch\" crowd
- Warm lilikoi pudding cake
- Lovely interiors reminiscent of Hawaii plantation days