Lovely Kohala Restaurant
We ate at Brown's twice while staying at the Fairmont Orchid. The first time was for my birthday, and the second time was a few nights later. We had excellent service and meals both times, and the view can't be beat. Lovely experience.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kids menu is the same for
Kids menu is the same for all restraints inside hotel.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stayed at the Fairmont and everything we ate was delicious! Most notably however, was Brown's Beach House. The fish was fresh and prepared wonderfully. Our service was exceptional and the ambience was second to none! We loved it!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great special occasion restaurant
We really enjoyed the whole experience here. Find out what time sunset will be and make your reservation for a half hour before that. The view is magnificent. Great live music that added to, but didnt overwhelm the atmosphere. Wait staff was on the ball. The menu was pretty well-rounded with many local choices and they source as many items as possible from the islands. They are about to redo the menu with updates that are going to make a good menu better, hopefully.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a fabulous experience. We were there for my wife's 60th birthday and it turned out to be a perfect setting. We had a marvelous table for sunset watching. The service was spectacular --- very attentive but not bothersome. Food was very good. Highly recommend.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely View and Fantastic service
We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Brown's. Everyone was super kind and thoughtful for my special needs of cooking without dairy.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Experience - Again!
We went on July 1st for my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful table overlooking the beach with a great sunset view. Our winter, Brad, was very attentive. The food was excellent, as usual, and our experience did not disappoint. We are locals and love Brown's for a special night out.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time
We have dined at this restaurant every time we visit the Kohala Coast on the Big Island and it never disappoints. The food is great, the view amazing! Definitely a place to go!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was here for our 30th anniversary dinner. WOW! We were treated like royalty. Great table with a superb view of the sunset. Fabulous food and geat service! What a wonderful place to celebrate! I would give this restaurant ten stars if I could. Highly, highly recommended!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best experience on the Kohala
Best experience on the Kohala Coast! Great view, great view, great service. Thanks much.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining with a sunset view and awesome service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great special occasion restaurant
We had a really nice evening celebrating our anniversary. A special touch with our dessert with a happy anniversary written in chocolate. The chef came out and was walking around and asked how we enjoyed our dinner as we were leaving. A nice touch.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was very good.
Everything was very good. Salad slightly too salty.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The most special dinner in Kona
We read about Brown's and decided to yo there fir our last night in Kona which was also an anniversary dinner. What a gorgeous place! Excellent food and terrific service. Plus charming live music. The perfect place for a memorable evening.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night-time Outdoor Dining
We really enjoyed the outdoor beach venue and great food. Relaxed and enjoyable with live music.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best one Big Island
It was by far the best dining experience we had while in Hawaii on all levels. It was our third te there and it never fails to "deliver the goods." It epitomizes a spectacular Hawaiian dining destination for all who want a flawless dinner in a beautiful setting. Try to be seated before sunset to see the torches being lit and the blowing of the shell horn. It is a Kodak moment.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for dinner on our honeymoon. We had a table for two looking directly at the ocean, with no one in front of us..truly felt like we were all alone. The braised short rib was "melt in your mouth"...and the Ono fish was incredible. While the price is a touch expensive, I would 100% recommend this restaurant!!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can see the great sun
You can see the great sun set from the restaurant. The staff working here is so nice and friendly.
A bit expensive, but worth of dining here!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
View at sunset is fantastic and a pleasant singer with guitar playing mood music. They brought us an amuse bouche and bread. Coconut macadamia crusted prawns were delicious and presented beautifully. The crabcake was covered in breadcrumbs, tiny, and nothing special. The lobster tails and risotto were flavorful and the fillet was so tender we cut with a butter knife. Drinks were mixed well and not watered down, they served us warm macadamia cookies after dinner, staff is friendly and responsive. Request waterside seating for a sunset view, the only bad part is that other resort guests are passing by, and stand in front of you to get their own pictures, and lazy parents let their kids leave the dner table to run and scream on the lawn.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and all the employees gave Great Customer service. The Server and the Bus man for table no. 10 was very attentive, friendly, personable and all around great employees. Mr. Kenneth kwok also helped to customized the menu, i could have not done it without him and the birthday celebrant was very happy w/ the whole set up.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME OUTDOOR SETTING
Good food, good service, good ambiance but like most fancy island restaurants, quite pricey.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ono the lonely
Brown's always delivers. The ambiance - trade winds, tiki torches, sounds of Hawaiian guitar floating through the air - make for a memorable setting. The food strives for some pretty lofty notes as well, sometimes hitting them and sometimes not. For starters we tried the crab cake, which was a bit dry. And the Ahi Poke which was succulent - and plentiful. For the mains we had the Opah and Ono which are very hard to mess up as they are simply prepared. However, as good as the fish are they aren't pared with anything exciting or terribly appetizing. I wish they would almost do it steakhouse style with individual sides to share. Deserts too sweet for us, the usual mud pie, etc... Overall Browns is awesome if not a bit precious.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed this restaurant - it definitely lived up to the expectations!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Birthday Dinner
The ocean side dining is wonderful. Definitely make a reservation and request a table nearest to the ocean. Great service. Live music. Delicious food. Perfect birthday celebration dinner. Be prepared to pay a premium, but it's worth it.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in all aspects
Outstanding dining experience in all aspects. Food, service, ambiance totally top shelf.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Always!
Browns Beach House has been our Go To place for special occasions. Our latest visit on September 15, 2013 was our 22nd wedding anniversary and Browns did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was attentive (thank you, Bruce) and the ambience was perfect for our dinner.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
wow....what an experience.
My wife and I had our special night out at brown's beach house and enjoyed every moment. This isn't a place to eat every night because it is pricey. But it is a must if you want fabalous food, great sunsets, and an overall experience of elegant dinning on the big island. I recommend it to all especially if you want your wife leaving full and happy.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite DIning at Resort Prices
A great Ocean front, open air setting complete with Tiki torches started our enjoyable evening.
The food was exquisitely prepared with flavorful sauces and perfectly cooked. The Ocean front table was perfect. Disappointingly the live entertainment (guitarist/vocalist) ended at 9:00.
The only criticism (which we knew when making the reservation) would be the "Resort Prices"
The Ahi Poke appetizer was $27 . The Kaua'I prawns at $17 represented better value.
The Island Lobster was $62 for two lobster tails and the crab crusted Kampachi $47.
The Z-D Pinot Noir was $110.
The bill for two before gratuity was $274. Compared to other fine dining on the Island it was price positioned $50-$70 higher. Which Is why the "Resort Pricing" moniker.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not bad but not over the top
Awesome setting and view. Food was decent but not the best I've ever had. Service was so so (a little slow, hard to communicate with the waiter who had about as much personality as a fish). I would go back but there are other places I'd choose over here.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Ambiance, Food Adequate
The view at Brown's is gorgeous, with it's outdoor location beside the Pacific Ocean and the Fairmont Orchid's quiet lagoon. Our service was great with an attentive, friendly waiter. Being at a resort, the prices were sky-high; however, the food did not live up to those prices. It was fairly good, but I expected much more with their prices, so not the best value for the meal itself. We had the scallop appetizer (only one scallop) and the lobster tails the first night, and the coconut shrimp and the ono and kampachi dishes the next night. The flavors described on the menu were not really delivered. However, if you're at the Big Island, and want a romantic evening at a place with terrific ambiance and service, this is a great choice.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic meal ...
If you enjoy fresh wholesome gourmet dining with a beautiful view while being graciously server try BBH.
A must on the Big Island.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Honeymooners!
My (now) husband and I came to Brown's while we were on our honeymoon, and it could not have been more perfect. Sunset dining on the beach while enjoying quality food is fantastic. Both of us being professional chefs, and I a former fine dining server; have absolutely nothing bad to say about the entire experience. The service staff clearly works as a team and helps out regardless of association with the table; also very knowledgable and personable through and through. Creative dishes from amuse to dessert. Muah! Flawless.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a fairytale setting with amazing food and service. I am very picky but we enjoyed one of nicest meals ever on this evening.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I must admit, this visit was the highlight for dining during our vacation!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing atmosphere and view.
Amazing atmosphere and view. One of our last nights on the big island. Perfect choice for an awesome dinner!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star Dining
We always choose to dine at this restaurant for our last night on Hawaii. The view is absolutely spectacular for a sunset meal. The food is incredible and the service is wonderfully attentive. This is definitely a "special occasion" type of place.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Look Forward To My Next Visit!
Everything was awesome at our recent dinner at Brown's. We had a group of 4 and were celebrating 2 birthdays. I had ordered a cake in advance, and it was perfect! The food was great, and the service stellar. We very much enjoyed the ambience - sitting out on the patio, with the music in the background. I definitely recommend Brown's, and look forward to going again on my next visit to Hawaii!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for a hotel
It is hard not love Brown's Beach House for its setting and ambiance alone. A table under the palm trees and stars, with soft music and a slight tropical breeze to caress to senses could make up for a lot of failings. Fortunately, Brown's comes closer than most of the high end hotels on this side of the Big Island to matching food and service to an idyllic location. The local lobster tail entree was shared as a first course - they split the order and made it a lovey presentation of a well conceived dish. The roast rack of wild boar was also split - though another well handled and tasty dish, it was cooked past our requested medium rare. Our server noticed this, offered to have it done over, we accepted it as it was, he compted it!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely spot for a special dinner
The setting is lovely, the food pricey but very good. Perfect entertainment, a solo singer.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
stunning Big Island setting & food
The food & simple design match the incredible beauty of the location. Sunset seating looking to the beach, unhurried service. Local food sourcing & sustainable menus, plus options to meet any special diet needs. Everything was done with unobtrusive yet available staff, the flavours were clear & elegant. One of the most beautiful locations in the Hawaiian Islands -this resort is quiet & very open, yet with enough space for people to feel they are not overwhelmed by large numbers of guests, even tho it is a larger hotel. We were staying nearby in the Mauna Lani resort area, sothis was a great special evening to finish our trip & anniversary celebration. It was the best meal we have had on the Big Island, possibly in all of Hawaii.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Hawaii on the Beach!
So beautiful, romantic - right on the beach - beautiful sunset. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants a true feeling of Hawaii with fantastic food and views!!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice evening
We ate here before in 2006. I had wanted to go back this year.The view is great and it is very nice outside. The service was okay this time around. Our water guy seemed friendlier then the server. Food started out great, but my fish entree had not been cooked enough and was not done in the middle. I would go back again though. The view is worth it and I think the other items were a fluke.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place on the Big Islan
This gem is our favorite place on the Big Island. The setting is as romantic as it gets with amazing views of the sunset, and incredible shoreline. The menu is always well thought out and creative. The service is impeccable. This is a great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredibly romantic view overlooking the beach, very attentive wait staff. Excellent food offerings.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner Again!
Just had dinner on Saturday with our son who is visiting from the Mainland. Food was outstanding, especially the ahi and wild boar rack as well as the lobster. Great ambience and excellent service from Frank!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and an even better view!
We really enjoyed our sunset dinner at Brown's. We arrived soon after the restaurant opened. We had drinks while the sunset and the progressed into dinner. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We would definitely return.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and View
Good seafood. Great service. Awesome view Recommend the fish sampler for entrepreneurs to truly taste hawaii
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful, as always!
We love Brown's! The outdoor setting is lovely, the food has always been very good and the service is top notch. My husband and I go there whenever we are in the Mauna Lani area. It is tops on our list!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
When was the last time you had a truly perfect dining experience? We went to Brown's on a Friday night to celebrate Sara's 60th Birthday, expecting a nice meal. We walked away with memories that will last a lifetime.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining in paradise!
Lovely setting and mostly fabulous food! Found the appetizer prices quite high in comparison to main course. But it is a Fairmont.
Service and view of the ocean wonderful!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM