Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
My wife and I came here four years ago for our first date on the Big Island together. One Sunday, we came here for our first date as a married couple together. We love this place, and would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff was great and very attentive to us and our needs all night, the ambiance was pristine, and the backdrop is unbeatable!
Our waitress Janice was simply the best ever, great personality, great service.
Not as good as previous experiences. Plates were hot but food was cool suggesting that the dinner languished under a heat lamp.Our waiter was a bit inattentive. presentation was beautiful as always
We enjoyed a great meal, good service, and a beautiful spot.
Perfect! Everything was lovely! The music,setting and staff was beyond our expectation!!
The views and overall experience are pure Hawaiian excellence. Go for that and not really the food - it is good but pricey and not exceptional like the views and ambiance. Actually limited menu offerings compared to most higher end restaurants. Wine list good. Service excellent. And the live music at sunset makes it a memorable event.
Love this place! Food was amazing, million dollar view and great service! They gave us a complimentary dessert for my wife's birthday. Definitely coming back.
Was a windy rainy Valentine day. Expected problem due to weather. BUT seated on time. Good service reasonable food nice wine list and bonus fireworks
We have eaten here on several trips to the Big Island. Always anticipate our experience here. The views are spectacular and the food very good! This trip celebrated Valentines Day, but we experienced a thunderstorm. The wait staff hurriedly moved everyone under cover. Very cramped but understandable. The food was wonderful. There was a firework show at the end of our meal that was exceptional!
Seated and ordered appetizers and drinks. Told waitress more than once that we were not in a hurry. Ordered our meals and wine. We were not finished our drinks when our meals were brought out, not altogether and while one of our party was absent. Our dinners sat in front of us untouched and uncovered while we waited for our absent party. The food was lukewarm and our wine was not brought out until we had finished our meals. A real faux pas by our waitress. For the cost of our meal we certainly expected much better!
Best meal we had on the Big Island. Creative menu, incredible setting and wonderful service. I made reservations so we could see the sun set.
Great service, food was slightly above average, no indoor options for inclement weather
This was our best meal on the Big Island yet. Slightly better than Merrimans. The crab encrusted Kampachi was sublime.
Lovely oceanfront dining and casual elegance on the Big Island.
We were celebrating a 70th birthday, and Brown's was a perfect choice. If we are on the Big Island again, I'm sure we will visit Brown's again, but next time I'll ask to be seated next to the lawn rather than under the portico.
The live music was delightful and the food was excellent.
The food was excellent. The view and setting is beautiful. I highly recommend that you enjoy this fabulous restaurant.
From the food to the servers Browns never disappoints. The view is great, this is always one of our first stops when we get into town and one of our last dinners as we reflect about our trip. Christian is fantastic, btw! Love love love Browns!
Great evening, Christin provided exceptional service. Beach table was a little windy so they provided a more sheltered table which was great
We had a fantastic time Brown's! The outdoor setting is perfect for watching the sun set, and seeing the waves rolling in! Our waiter, Christian was friendly and attentive, but also gave us the time we asked for to first enjoy a bit of our wine before ordering. Dinner was delicious, and cooked just as ordered. Really appreciated being able to substitute a vegetable in place of the mushrooms and whatever else was with the filet. The meat was tender and flavorful. Perfect place for a romantic evening, with live music, a guitarist who played and sang. One couple even got up to slow dance to his music. This restaurant is by far one of our favorites when we are home here in Waikoloa!
Go to this restaurant every trip to Big Island. Rated this restaurant very highly in the past but this time they slipped a little.
This place is just plain lovely, right by the water, perfectly lit, quiet and peaceful. The food is very good--not spectacular, and a bit pricey, but perfectly fine. Service is excellent; live music was pleasant without getting in the way of the overall calm. Try to get there a bit before sunset for a real treat.
Very good meal and also very expensive, but we knew that so hard to complain about that. A beautiful setting that’s hard to beat here! A nice place to go at least once!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Brown’s Beach House. The food was tasty and served beautifully. The ambiance can’t be beat and the service was very nice. Prices in Hawaii being what they are it’s not cheap.
The setting and view were amazing . A real treat for last night in Hawaii. Service was excellent didn’t feel rushed. Nice musical entertainment. Food good
One of best meals and venues we have ever had.
One of our favorites on the island. Michelle is also wonderful server. Beautiful setting always.
Always a great experience. Frank is a terrific waiter. Dave
Have come for a sunset dinner the last several times we were on the Big Island; Brown's and their service have never disappointed...will keep coming back!
Wonderful evening. Kona lobster, pineapple creme brulee was amazing. Service superb and the evening entertainment was lovely
Beautiful location. Food was delicious.
One of the worst high end dining experience at a beautiful location - waiter was arrogant and horrible and ruined the timing of the meal entirely!
This was my second dinner and they both were very disappointing. It is amazing that such a wonderful resort has an expensive restaurant with such poor food. As a different reviewer said: “The highlight was the bread”! The signature entree, a local fish was very fishy and dry. My wife and I both left our entrees and the server didn’t even ask if there was something wrong.
Will not return.
Wow! Amazing experience! Why have we not been here before???? Service, food, and ambiance was exceptional! Bruce was amazing as a server! Everything we tried on the menu was fantastic! They were very accommodating to children and did a great job making sure everyone at the table had everything they could possibly want. Before this experience, we thought Merrimans was the best restaurant on the island, and maybe it still is, but this would be an extremely close second!!!
Excellent food and atmosphere
Great food, service and setting. Janice was an excellent waitress as well! We would definitely dine here again next time on the island. Prices somewhat high but it is Hawaii. And the view....spectacular. Even brought out a free desert for our special occasion. Great experience.
The ambiance is excellent as well as service. I felt as a Hawaiian beach restaurant it should have had more seafood choices. Otherwise I was satisfied
Awesome as usual!
Brown’s has historically been one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island; however, our most recent experience was poor. We were seated for 45 minutes before being able to place our food order. Although we ordered drinks within about 10 minutes, it took an additional 20 minutes to get them. We also noted other tables being served that had been seated after us.
Despite this poor service ( Brown’s is a very expensive restaurant ), at no time did our waiter offer any apologies.
Our food was mediocre, and we cancelled our subsequent reservation.
Very disappointing experience!
Wonderful view of the ocean. Nice location near our room. Good food. Poha berry sauce overpowered the fish and vegetables. Expensive but in line with other resort restaurants. Great service.