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

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1701 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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to enjoy fine food and service!!

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C
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view of ocean, live singer, and great food. If you’re staying the Fairmont, make a res !

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was slightly worse than mediocre. If you are looking for midrange to fine dining, beware of the overpriced resort food! The restaurant sits on the Pacific Ocean and yet they can’t do fish. The pork belly was a solid block of fat, quickly seared and “decorated” with colorful things. Great for instagram, terrible for my mouth.

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AL
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Due to rain, the restaurant seatings were in Orchid Court where breakfast is generally served instead of at Brown’s by the water. They did call and advise us of this, but the food was a let down too. Not sure if it was because of the move or not. The service was very good, but the atmosphere was worse than I expected and the food was inconsistent. Some dishes good and some not good at all. For example, the clams were quite tasty with nice flavor as was the beet salad, but the prawns were overwhelmed with too much garlic that tastes more raw than roasted. The kampachi description sounded lovely, but the fish was completely overcooked which was disappointingly surprising at a fine dining restaurant. Don’t think we’ll be back. Meridian at the Westin was much better and their venue allows an ocean view even when it rains.

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TK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Janice was simply the best ever, great personality, great service.

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M
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a great meal, good service, and a beautiful spot.

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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Everything was lovely! The music,setting and staff was beyond our expectation!!

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JB
73 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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d
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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!

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GI
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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BU
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, food was slightly above average, no indoor options for inclement weather

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TC
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our best meal on the Big Island yet. Slightly better than Merrimans. The crab encrusted Kampachi was sublime.

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OT
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely oceanfront dining and casual elegance on the Big Island.

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HC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The view and setting is beautiful. I highly recommend that you enjoy this fabulous restaurant.

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C
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, Christin provided exceptional service. Beach table was a little windy so they provided a more sheltered table which was great

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s
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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J
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Go to this restaurant every trip to Big Island. Rated this restaurant very highly in the past but this time they slipped a little.

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k
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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d
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best meals and venues we have ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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OT
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites on the island. Michelle is also wonderful server. Beautiful setting always.

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DW
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Frank is a terrific waiter. Dave

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s
62 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Kona lobster, pineapple creme brulee was amazing. Service superb and the evening entertainment was lovely

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JC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location. Food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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!

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JH
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

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.

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WB
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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ZA
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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