Feast on the gorgeous vista and the classy fare at one of Hawaii's finest restaurants.
As the only restaurant in Hawaii to earn a five Diamond Rating every year for a quarter century, Honolulu's La Mer at Halekulani boasts an undeniably romantic setting worthy of a splurge. From a second-story aerie overlooking Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, diners admire the view from amid ikebana floral arrangements, ceilings gilded with 14-karat accents, and hand-carved teakwood panels acquired from a private collection. But La Mer isn’t just another pretty face. Its French-inspired menu features local island ingredients, and the exemplary service earned a nod from the James Beard Foundation in 2010. (808) 923-2311, halekulani.com.
Photography by Tony Novak-Clifford
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