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

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

4.6
4.6
2772 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. RC

    RumaC

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning beachfront setting, top of the line service, excellent fresh fish prepared simply but with attention to island flavors. Highly recommend!
  2. V

    Victoria

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. Second time here and just as good as the first time. Service food and ambiance were all excellent.
  3. KT

    KeithT

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is all about class; in service, food quality and ambiance. It has to be in the top 10 on the big island. Food was creative but not over the top. Even the wine list was varied and not priced as high as I would have thought. They obviously want you to enjoy the full food and wine experience. I would highly recommend this place especially for a special occasion. For my wife and I, it was our last day of our vacation on the islands.
  4. A

    Annmarie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner at Brown’s Beach House! Everything was fantastic from the beautiful location, to the delicious meal, to the impeccable service. The entire team made our anniversary dinner absolutely wonderful. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance with music. I booked a 6pm dinner to see the sunset. Wonderful views. Champagne was excellent. I LOVED my meal (tempura ahi), my husband didn’t care for his (he found the kabocha gnocchi too sweet). My vegetables and our starter could have used a tiny pinch more salt. Ultimately we will try other places at similar price points before we revisit.
  6. RD

    RobertD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, yet casual. Beautiful beach setting, with excellent service and ambiance. Be sure to time reservations for the sunset. Menu is not overly extensive, but will satisfy even the most discriminating foodie.
  7. t

    turtle

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and location. Only negative was a large function playing loud music that took away from the atmosphere.
  8. PM

    PamelaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed our evening at Browns. Service was excellent, Liana was attentive but not pushy. Her suggestions on our meal were the best. A server even walked me to the restroom which was a distance from our table, because he said the area was not well lit. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The view was magnificent. The Food to die for. Prices are what you would expect for fine dining. The singer was excellent as well and added to our evening. We are returning, my husband made another reservation as we left.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 25th wedding anniversary and the service my husband and I received throughout dinner was top notch! We truly felt like VIPs on our special day! Thank you so very much for making the evening so memorable!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in an even greater setting. Parking is a bit tough but that’s just being picky! Service was fantastic. Sunset from the patio makes this a home run.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our anniversary dinner. I recommend going at sunset and requesting a table close to the lawn.
  12. GV

    GeorgiaV

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for for our 20th anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, beautiful. We felt so relaxed. Our food and service was top notch. Food was very good. This reservation did not disappoint.
  13. KF

    KarenF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service, beautiful setting. Go at sunset time to watch the sunset.
  14. SO

    SusanO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately, a large corporate event had a party on the beach 50 feet away and the ambience was tainted by their DJ. Beet salad was amazing, had gnocchi as entree and it could have been better.
  15. j

    jlybn

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect location for a romantic, sunset dinner. Tables are close to the beach, with a spectacular view. A guitarist was playing soft tunes. The filet was buttery tender and melted in my mouth. Cheddar mashed potatoes, broccolini, and sweet potato rolls completed the entree. Kona coffee Mudslide pie was the perfect ending.
  16. KT

    KimberlyT

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The view is the big draw. Food was delicious and our server was very pleasant. Highly recommend.
  17. PH

    PaulH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Brown's missed mightily on our visit 9/16. They allowed an authorized loud music company party next door while our singer/guitarist was playing. He had to quit for the evening, ruining the ambience for all other diners as well. It was the largest disappointment of our vacation.
  18. MS

    MichelleS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and sunset views from our table.
  19. LM

    LisaMarieM

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here by the ocean. They gave us a great table for our 38th anniversary. The food was excellent. I had the duck and my husband had the filet mignon. An amazing evening all around. Prepare for a leisurely meal. Watch the sunset and the torch lighting complete with conch blowing ceremony. Beautiful! Mahalo Nui Loa!
  20. EL

    ErinLynn

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location and views are amazing, food and service were phenomenal. It was so good we had to go back a few days later to eat there again before we left the island!
  21. K

    Karen

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything about Brown's. The setting is spectacular. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunset views. The food is excellent. We have 2 vegan members of our family and they loved the vegan options, as well as everyone else in our group, loved their dinner choices. The wait staff is superb- thoughtful, paying attention to every detail, excellent overall service. And the mud pie for dessert should not be missed!
  22. LL

    LeaL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was soooo nice and helpful. They don't definitely went above expectations. My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary and everything contributed to the specialness of the occasion.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific and the staff was wonderfully attentive. The view is a beautiful ocean landscape, second to none on the islands. The price matched the experience, but was still a value.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We have been to Browns many times before over our at least yearly trips to the island and often go more than once. We also have a favorite server (Janice is great!).This year, unfortunately, was quite a disappointment and it will take persuading to now consider going back and putting it over a host of other great places that combine both terrific food and service. While setting is still great, the service issues as well as changed menu made for a really unpleasant & costly night. It was raining (which is unavoidable) and we called an hour before the reservation to confirm we should still come. They told us tables were being moved under the awning. We offered to come earlier, asked for Janices to be our server, and also noted that we would need to be seated as far away from others as possible due to covid concerns (my husband has health issues that create risk if infected and we try to be very careful). When we arrived it was pouring rain and as we stood under the rain getting quite wet the hostess went through her standard questions about allergies or if we were celebrating any occasion rather than suggesting a place to escape the rain. Matters went from bad to worse as we were trying to figure out the table situation. A wide open table for four became available after we had waited for 20 mins but we were told that we would be seated at a table by the kitchen and entry area with tables and servers unmasked within a foot of it. We made clear that we couldn’t sit there for covid safety reasons. After another ten minutes a helpful busboy finally moved a table outside (possible rain seemed better than health concerns) but first tried himself to get us the still open four top. We then waited another ten mins before anyone came to give us menus! The menu has changed and the food was disappointing and of course the four top we were refused stayed open the entire evening. An 8 am reservation didn’t get any food til after 9 pm & no apology from anyone. So disappointing!
  25. CF

    CarrieF

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and service were exceptional… cannot beat the location!
  26. F

    Ferd

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to go for good food and great ambiance
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    3x in one week says it all. Very romantic and excellent food!
  28. SN

    ShawnN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5:30 pm. dinner w/sunset, fantastic food and friendly, but not overbearing service with Frank was one of the best dinners I've ever enjoyed.
  29. SH

    SusanH

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    A great disappointment. We have eaten here a few times before our latest visit and it was Always perfect so we were expecting the same. The waiter was rude and pushy, the bus person flat out threw water in our glasses (even mine which actually had sparkling water in it). Plus started clearing the table before we were even done with our food.. the waiter even had the bad form to shame me for asking for some ice in my water glass. all in all felt rushed out of there and the food was definitely not up to par. $65.00 for a tiny piece of filet was ridiculous not to mention the mushrooms the waiter recommended which had no flavor at all. We will not be back.
  30. EW

    EricW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Ambience cannot be beaten. The appetizers are quite good. Some of the entrees are average at best - and poor on occasion. Others are okay but never outstanding. For the price I expect outstanding. I have eaten here with my wife on our anniversary several times over the years. I think I’ll stick with the appetizers from now on.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner all the way around. Beautiful setting right by the ocean, great waitstaff and service combined with amazing locally sourced meal. Highly recommend!
  32. D

    Dave

    Phoenix

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Your right on the ocean. Food was excellent. Great service. Relatively expensive, but a great experience you will not forget if you order all the stuff.
  33. M

    Mike

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were married at the Fairmont a year ago. We loved eating at Brown’s and while visiting the Big island we had the chance to go back. Service was amazing & the food was spot on down to the desert. The sunset was an added bonus.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second dining experience and it was again, wonderful. Everything from service, food, ambiance it was so good. Love the menu and the selections. Loved having the music playing right there. Exceptional. Love the Fairmont Orchid
  35. D

    Denis

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in a very distinguished restaurant. Elegant service and first rate dining - all sure to please diners. The sunset crowned a special evening. My first time, but, I hope, not the last.
  36. CS

    ColleenS

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We honeymooned at the Fairmont Orchid and wanted to celebrate our anniversary with a dinner at Brown’s. It was the best meal of our trip! The service by Leana was top notch and the food was sublime. The duck breast was awesome and my husband loved his venison. Can’t beat the view and the environment! Quiet, romantic and a wonderful experience all around.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely breathtaking views at sunset. We went as non-guests and we’re able to get a reservation for 6:00PM, which was perfect for watching sunset at 6:45. Their ube bread is mind-blowing, and we loved the pumpkin gnocchi and lobster bisque as well. Will definitely be back next time we visit. 🤙
  38. H

    Howard

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Brown’s! The food is great as wells as the service. The location is awesome and the prices are reasonable. Can’t say enough about it. One of our favorite places for sure.
  39. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 34th wedding anniversary was spent here. We could not have chosen a better place!
  40. NS

    NevS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, wonderful food, truly a wonderful and memorable night!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 2772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

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