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

4.6
1748 reviews
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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. 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.

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Palm Springs
165 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, nice presentation. For the money, there are better nearby restaurants.

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NO
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was one of the best we've been to! Great food, beautiful ocean views, and a great server! We look forward to returning to Brown's Beach House the next time we are in Hawaii!!

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SC
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always visit Brown’s Beach House when on The Big Isle! Exceptional!

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DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Went for birthday. Cannot go wrong here

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Browns was by far our best meal in Kauai. The location is spectacular at sunset. We both had the three course tasting menu with the wine pairing. The wine pours were ample. The food was excellent. 5 stars all around.

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M
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was superb from start to finish. Our server Jasmine was always present when needed and never interfering. She was always pleasant, professional and a joy. This is not our first time to Brown’s and it will not be our last. It is a must for each of our trips to the big Island.

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C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here twice during our stay. Food was excellent and staff was very professional and accommodating. The views are beautiful and romantic.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The best beautiful sunset.
Best service.
Good food.
It was a bit expensive, but I had a special experience.

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beach front dining.... fresh well prepared food.
Our waiter was extremely friendly & knowledgeable
about the menu. Great time

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Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating getting into Grad school

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KH
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn’t get to sit outside because of the rain storm so the restaurant squeezed everyone under the covered area. It was cozy but nice and the food was delicious. Looking forward to dining here again on a clear and drier evening.

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S
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic meal. Our waitress was amazing and when it started to rain early on in our meal,they moved everyone inside and it was perfectly fine. Everyone just made it work. Well done

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and setting

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JN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in an amazing setting. We did the 3 course menu which was great. I loved the music during dinner............aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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RP
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was amazing, thanks Sam.
Food and wine also excellent. Our 2nd time, we'll definitely be back.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, delicious food and gracious service.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a quiet meal at Brown's for our first time. He ordered the three course meal which came with dessert and I ordered the lobster. My husband's meal, from what he let me taste, was wonderful, however my lobster was still half cold and chewy and not at all what I would have expected from a 60 dollar plate. He told me to send it back, but I didn't and in hindsight I should have. The dessert that was promised was then said to be out of when time to have, as these things happen, but was disappointing. The wait staff was excellent and attentive, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Could have been better, could have been worse. Though I doubt I will ever be given the opportunity to dine at Brown's again, if I did I am not sure I would dine there. Too expensive for a meal that was only so, so but like I said my husbands stated his was tasty, but expensive.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is everything here.

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great exsperience from start to finish. We had a great table overlooking the shoreline. The waiter was profesional, nice and knowledgeable. Food and drinks were amazing. The solo live music was a great touch. Would definitely return.

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JM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. As usual, it was wonderful. In spite of the wind, we had a great meal with great service. The location is spectacular and the sights are beautiful.

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MA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sunset started off our family dinner, a memorable evening indeed.

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NJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous last night on the big island! We couldn't have asked for better food or a better setting!

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JM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Brown's is the best restaurant we have been to on the Big Island. Admittedly, the visuals are stunning, but the quality of food and service is a match for the physical beauty of this outdoor restaurant. Sunset here is not to be missed.

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e
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, very good food. Was turned off a bit when the busboys started stripping tables near us while we were eating, especially since there were other people dining and it was before closing. Chef was very nice and we enjoyed chatting with her about the meal.

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GA
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunset views were spectacular. The musician was quite good, and a number of people danced. As for the food, it was excellent. I started with the roasted garlic and cilantro prawns, which included bits of onion and tomatoes. The dish was very tasty and came with crostini. For my entree, I selected the Ka’u coffee venison. It was served with a tamarind sauce and lots of carrots. The venison itself was delicious and very tender. The carrots and carrot purée did not add much to the dish. For dessert, I had the Itakuja chocolate dome. It was served with a carmelized cacao nib and lilikoi (I.e., passion fruit) sorbet. The textures and flavors worked extremely well together. The bread selection for the evening was nice. Anne was my server, and she was very attentive and personable.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, view was perfect, food was delicious, entertainment was excellent- great experience! Would definitely come back.

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with an awesome sunset!! They also had live music.

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BK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view of the beaches but a bit of a track to get there staff were fantastic

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful beach location, attentive staff gave excellent service, delicious meal. A little pricey

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RJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We ate filet mignon and kampachi fish; however, for the price, the portion sizes seemed to be on the small side, especially when compared Roy's. Desert was spectacular: Itakuja chocolate dome and pineapple creme brulee!

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OB
London
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Islands. The people are warm and gracious, the setting is gorgeous (especially at sunset!) and the food is consistently excellent. We especially loved the different kinds of bread, the grilled kampachi, the venison and all of the desserts. Nice wine choices too. We hope to return many times!

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New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want an upscale, outdoors Hawaiian dining experience I don't think you can beat this. The setting is like a postcard. The service matches the quality of the setting. It is not inexpensive but not exorbitant either. This was second time we were there and if in the area again we'd go back in a heartbeat.

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CC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little windy last night so we sat right inside the shelter. The meal was expensive but everything we had was excellent. The service was good. We will definitely go back again.

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PL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with excellent service. All entree’s were terrific. 3 of us had the Ono special, one had the lamb chops. All entries were great. Christian, our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend Brown’s

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CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my husband

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our 10 year anniversary celebration and it was outstanding! The ambiance, the server, the music, the food and the sunset all made for a perfectly romantic evening. Highly recommend this for a special evening!!

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AB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

There was a party going on in the lawn area with loud music that ruined the atmosphere a bit. We should have chosen a different entre - the locally farmed white fish was dense and heavy and had an odd flavor, and the presentation was not at all elegant. Beet salad was lovely and looked very pleasing. Good wine list with nice choices. As with all higher end Hawaii restaurants, it is very pricey for what you get but there are not many fine dining options to choose from. So it is better than some, but could use a bit more focus to produce truly fine dining.

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak,clams and lobster

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent location. Beautiful music and sounds of the waves crashing.

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t
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View was incredible. Service was impeccable. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared

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