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Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/orchid/GuestServices/Restaurants/BrownsBeachHouse.htm
  • Email: ORC.RestaurantReservation.DL@fairmont.com
  • Phone: (808) 887-7443
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hubert des Marais
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact hotel for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Theresa Benedicto (808) 887-7599
  • Entertainment: Hawaiian solo guitarist nightly

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet and self parking.
A word from Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine. Exceptional nightly Hawaiian entertainment by resident soloists and romantic shoreline sunsets at a hand's distance blend naturally with the outdoor open-air seating for a memorable evening under the stars. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been going there for years. For the last couple of times they have ignored our request for a specific waiter. The selection of dishes is not as extensive as it used to be. Also ordered steak medium rare and it came out medium well."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Christian and Christian were phenomenal, amazing service/ambiance and sunset!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were leery to eat here with two small kids but the staff treated them really well and helped facilitate it seamlessly. And we finally just got home today and our three year old keeps asking where we can get those popsicles (which were delicious by the way.)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything from the food to the service to the exceptional location/view was fantastic"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Romantic, tasty, wonderful service. Perfect. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Beautiful location, fabulous food. We save it for special occasions. If you live here, Kama'aina drops the price. If you are a visitor, is worth the splurge. Hawaii all dressed up …"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We have always used Brown's Beach House for those very special family celebrations. This last visit did not disappoint. The setting is, of course, magnificent. We dined early so that we were able to be there for a full sunset. Over the course of two hours, our server, Christian, treated us warmly, professionally, and with great humor. The six of us shared numerous items from the menu, and we were impressed with each dish. The focus on fresh and local ingredients brought Hawaii to our table. The wine list is excellent, and it has a wide selection at a full range of fair prices. We also tried a number of the specialty cocktails which were delicious. I really cannot speak more highly of this wonderful institution on the beach."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our dinner at Brown's. Went to celebrate wife's birthday hoping that the cake I pre-ordered through the concierge would be there. It wasn't!!! Also, when we got there the hostess was un-attentive and more interested in speaking with her co-worker then on getting us seated. Even though we had reservations at 7:15 pm, we waited close to 10 minutes to be seated and the room wasn't even full. The food was average and nothing to rave about. The bus boy wasn't very well trained shuffling his feet as he walked and speaking to us in Japanese even though we spoke to him in English. There wasn't even recognition that we were celebrating a birthday when i specifically noted that this was a BD celebration. Go to Ulu instead."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Even though not the "signature" restaurant at the Fairmont Brown's Beach house is a wonderful spot for a special sunset dinner. Be sure to check if they are " expecting a passing shower" because that means you are somewhat crunched under the awnings rather than at tables spread out under Palm trees. Great food and service with prices you'd expect. May be sharing the evening with families with kids on vacation but staff is well prepared to keep them busy (and quiet)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves, the waitstaff was good, the food was good, but not worth the very expensive prices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The chef did an awesome job, the food was out of this world, great flavors and executed really well. The staff was more than accommodating. Great experience we will be back again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The friendliness of the staff for top notch. Loved our seats overlooking the ocean. Great singer during dinner"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Beautiful setting. Sunset and sound of the surf. Delicious seafood. Attentive service. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were at Brown's on an unusual rainy evening, which required that the staff move all tables into the relatively small covered area. They handled this very smoothly and managed to still accommodate everyone with grace. The service is excellent, the food is wonderful and the view spectacular. One of the best on the Big Island, if not the best, for a special meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Even with a day of rain, the staff was able to accommodate our reservation (most of the restaurant is not under a roof). The service and food were both great. Next time we make a trip to the Big Island, we intend to dine there again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Went to browns beach house following our wedding and went above and beyond to make the night special. Not only is the food and device excellent as one would expect from a restaurant in a fairmont property the atmosphere and live entertainment were exceptional. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great ambiance for dining outdoors with the ocean waves, tables far enough apart for privacy, good menu with plenty of fresh fish Love the musician in the background , just right for the setting, will definitely return"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at Brown's Beach House in January 2014. We sat at an outside table right near the beach. The ambiance was terrific, and the background music was from a native Hawaiian guitarist. The wine list was extensive and the waitress was so knowledgeable in explaining some of the choices. Both my husband and myself ordered the specials, which were awesome. The salads and desserts were truly yummy as well as the cleansing the palate items in between. I have nothing but good things to say about our waitress who was delightful. This restaurant was one of my favorite meals in our vacation. If you want to kick back your heels, enjoy the outdoor nature experience, and have a delicious meal, this is the place for you."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We love coming to Brown's Beach House whenever we are on the Big Island. We were so disappointed when they stopped serving lunches a few years ago. We will keep coming, though. Our server was especially outstanding and interacted well with the 9 month old who was with us. Kitchen was very accommodating to serving her needs as well."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Seated nearest the water having ordered two chefs tasting dinners and two bottles of wine when it began to sprinkle. Suddenly, we did not exist as staff scrambled to collect cushions and tables. Not to reseat guests but to keep the cushions dry. Other diners remained in place along with us until we gave up with heavier sprinkles. Waited under shelter with others for re-seating. Was offered space at bar. Finally seated at unset table for last course. Waiter shrugged indifferently when told of experience and brought 3 tiny cookies. Rain happens. Their response was unacceptable. Have eaten here twice before. Will not return. Advise others to avoid."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening . So beautiful and beautiful sunset! Definitely the place to go for a romantic evening!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Very expensive and the wait staff was preoccupied with a large corporate group so our service really lacked until they could tell we were getting upset. Love the outdoor setting and the food was very good. Have dined here in the past and have enjoyed. Price is really getting up there, so not sure if worth the cost?"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We always make Brown's Baech Rest one of our dinners on every trip to Kona. Exceptional food and service."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Brown's Beach House is one of our favorite spots overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Fairmont Orchid Kohala Coast Hawaii. The sunsets are as spectacular as the food and the live music is out of this world. Can't be beat for romantic dinner for two. Be sure to have the Kona coffee for dessert!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Service was horrible. We got there five minutes before our reservation and they told us our table would be ready in five minutes. 30 minutes later we had to go up to the front desk. All of the sudden, a table was finally now ready. Hmmm.... They mumbled that sometime folks coming/going at unpredictable times -- they were unapologetic. Our guess is that they just messed up and forgot about us and didn't have the guts to admit it. Very unprofessional. To add to the terrible service, we had drinks upstairs in the hotel before coming down for dinner. As such, we opted to just drink water. It took them 90 minutes before they filled our water glasses. Tables around us were offered pepper for their green salad -- nothing with us."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The staff were not ready for guest at the first setting 5:30PM. We also did not feel the service was up to the standard for the restaurant. Our server never filled our wine glasses after the first pour?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "At the beautiful Fairmont Orchid this was a real disappointment. The food was very good but it took two hours and 20 minutes to eat. The scallop appetizer was great but one scallop for 17 dollars was a but overpriced. The waiter was either incompetent or cunning as he messed up the wine order even after I pointed to the bottle number. And then tried to overcharge me. I was there for my 35th wedding anniversary. I won't ever be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Overpriced and uneventful food. The trio of seafood was overdone and dry. The beet salad used to be nice, but they serve it, beets and tomatoes in one pile all stacked. Tomato was overripe. There were four of us and the serving staff could not get our orders to the right person. Our server was nice. Bread good and ice cream too. The music used to be nice, but it was so so. Could have had a nicer picnic on the beach!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "we celebrated Valentine's Day at Brown's Beach House. From the attentive staff, wonderful food and great view, we had a lovely evening. prices are high, but we felt it was worth it for a special occasion. they even pointed out the whales that were swimming by which added to our evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the whole experience was outstanding-best restaurant on the Island!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had booked for 6.15pm and turned up at 6.10pm. We were made to wait for a table until 6.35pm. After we were seated we did not get served our first drink until 6.55pm. The waitress was nice enough but she gave you the feeling that she was flat out - maybe she was looking after too many tables. I found the menu boring - mostly variations of fish or steak. Overall the prices were too high for the expected service and good food experiance. I will not be returning here - try Norio's instead."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Food was delicious and you can not beat the oceanfront setting. A must splurge on the Big Island!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Hot food on hot plates! Delicious meals, expertly prepared. Wonderful service and views."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a perfect and beautiful setting. We felt that the singer was singing just for us. It was a wonderful Valentine treat !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After a wonderful dinner, we were very disappointed to have service people cleaning tables in front, to the immediate sides, stacking plates, glasses, etc. before we finished our meal! It made me feel we could not stay to enjoy dessert or coffee, as it was time to GO!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience that allows one to enjoy the Hawaiian outdoor dining experience in an upscale environment. The food was excellent, portions are on the small side, the only ding that I have from giving the restaurant an all five star review"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great food. Stupendous service and a view that other beach front restaurants can only dream about. Well worth the splurge even if it isn't that special anniversary or birthday."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I took my family here, 3 kids but all adventurous eaters. We all had a wonderful time. I had a sustainable 3 fish special, which I loved but there was nothing on my plate other than fish. Would have appreciated a little more - some token vegetable or small scoop of grains would have been nice."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The dinner was tremendous.. The food was diverse and wonderful. Service was great as well. Cant beat ocean front seating, with live music it was heaven !"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went there twice during our ten days in Kona at Mauna Lani. The last time was for my wife's birthday. It was a perfect way to end our trip. The food is exquisite and our outdoor table view was very romantic. Expensive but worth it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014