La Mer

French in Waikiki

At the luxury Halekulani resort, La Mer is rated by traditionalists as Waikiki’s top fine-dining destination. A neoclassical French menu puts the emphasis on Provençal cuisine with the addition of fresh Hawaii-grown ingredients, such as lobster gelée with sea urchin or big-eye tuna tartare. Wines are perfectly paired; diners are required to have jackets. The beach views are superb.