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

4.8
2591 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2591 people are saying
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vipCaroleA
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brown's does not disappoint. Wonderful table with view of sunset, great food and service and bonus, Nino for entertainment! Can't be any better that.
Until next time...
Carole

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FredJ
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant right on the ocean. Short menu. Filet mignon (which I had) was very tender, my wife had mahi-mahi which she enjoyed. Little pricey but to be expected. Staff was friendly. Excellent service!

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vipFoodie
Chicago
192 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was spectacular. The food was outstanding. Service was excellent. I am not one to give out 5 stars easily but this restaurant really deserves it. This place is not to be missed!!!

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vipKCfoodie
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best waiter ever …Christian! Food was good but so so expensive. Had the specialty cosmo which was POG based… too sweet! The filets were a highlight. Christian made our 5 year old grand daughter feel like a princess! Beautiful beach side setting and great live music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Janice was awesome and food and table also great.

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vipySeattle
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and ambience.

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Rude
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The setting is amazing as it was the last time. Being In Hawaii we believed there would be some seafood choices. There was one. We all ordered steak which was disappointing from an expectation point. The food was good but in comparison to the cost for the quality we have had much better for less. We know the expense of eating at a fine establishment like this and look forward to our meals. However this was disappointing. The menu was quite limited. The service was excellent the view was gorgeous. There are several places I would go to before I go there again for less. I hope that in the future they are able to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Beautiful setting. The food left a lot to be desired. The strawberry salad included broccolini which wasn’t a great combo, the goat cheese needed to be tangier to match the strawberries. The tuna was nice but the sauce with it was very salty. The kids Mac and cheese was cold. It was a disappointing meal but a pretty place. There was live music which was nice.

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vipySeattle
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great ambiance food and service.

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Bliss
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner. Great viewing of sunset. Purple sweet potato bread, Five Spice Duck, and sweet potato hash was succulent. A truly memorable experience.

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vipLouise
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special beach side dining. Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere, great service.

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ShawnM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great! Plenty of options to choose from, almost too difficult to pick something to eat! Our server Radim was WONDERFUL! So friendly, suggested the best options on the menu and made our night. Thanks for such a wonderful experience and amazing food!

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JamesT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff, attentive service, great ambiance and talented culinary team. Recommend.

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DougP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

44th Anniversary

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vipMomof2boys
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! It exceeded our expectations. The food, drinks, live musician and ambiance. I highly recommend!

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Foodie1
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting great location. Attentive staff, great food

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KimM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Browns is perfect except there is no lighting on the musicians. It’s very odd to have them playing in the dark. There used to be lighting - are thy broken? It’s also not respectful to have the musicians in the dark. We were there 2 nights this week and everything else was wonderful. First class experience.

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vipJohnK
Vancouver
115 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spectacular experience. We enjoyed our oceanfront table, and associated oceanside surroundings.

Our server Frank was outstanding and was always there when we needed anything.

We enjoyed the Kona prawn and strawberries appetizers, and duck breast and tempura ahi entrees paired with excellent wines.

thank you Browns for making this our special place.

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William
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very accommodating staff. Would highly recommend and will certainly come again next time I’m on the big island

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RobertK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance with live music and great service, but the food was just good and not outstanding.

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vipEliseE
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice!

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Bluesmom
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hit all the marks and we are quite picky. Just fabulous on food, ambience and service. Will be back!!

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AmyH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing....ambiance was outstanding....service was spot on. We just wish we could've shared our experience with another couple. We were told several days prior we couldn't change reservation from 2 to 4 person yet we were seated at a 4-top. Nevertheless, this place is top-notch!

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vipAdono
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by Linda! Special of mahi-mahi with rib eye was out of this world! Gorgeous view accompanied by live music…what more can you ask for! One of the best restaurants on the island hands down!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing service thank you

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Captain
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I, and another couple had dinner at Browns and for the most part we really enjoyed the experience. Our server was very patient and very friendly and accommodating. Two of us had the special 3 course dinner with wine pairings. One had the dinner without the wine pairing and the 4th ordered off the regular menu. The rib eye steak I ordered was impressively served with a bone that had the marrow scraped off and mixed into the potatoes for a nice rich flavor, then piped back onto the bone for plating . The rib eye was also topped with a nice chimichurri sauce and it was good.
The others all enjoyed their Poke and prawn appetizers and the duck and the kampachi mains were also rated very good. As was their tres leches cake. The ambience of the nearby lagoon and ocean and the soft sounds of live ukulele and guitar all make the evening special. For all of us this dinner was a splurge, but when you have a dinner that cost over $500 for 4 people you always question was it worth it? At Brown’s you just have to let go and enjoy the moment.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were very excited to eat here on the second night of our vacation. Sadly, the food did not excite us nearly as much. The rib eye steak was significantly dry and the chef apparently decided to douse it in butter to mask the fact that it was over cooked. For $70.00 the cut of beef you order should be perfect. This was far from it!
We did sit on the edge of the patio facing the ocean and that took a small bit of the sting out of our $240.00 dinner bill……..

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Betsy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were outstanding. Appetizers and main course were disappointingly uninventive. Dessert was wonderful. We have dined here many times before and always come away raving. This time dinner was not up to previous dinners we have enjoyed at Browns.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food terrible my wife and I both got sick that night!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 60 years of marriage.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High class restaurant, space, and staff. It's priced accordingly, so expect to pay a bit more. Tempura Ahi and Duck Breast were great. If in the budget, would definitely go again.

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vipGreatVibe
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful live music. The roasted lobster was fantastic. The miso clams were also a favorite.

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PaulK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most awesome meal I have had on the Big Island!

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GillianG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding chef with signature Hawaiian cuisine . Our main was seared “Ono” a Hawaiian fish that translates to “delicious’ was absolutely 5 star. Served with mushroom tempura and niro garnish .
Appetizers were amazing . We shared the compressed watermelon citrus salad and grilled fresh prawns. Was my husbands birthday and we were surprised by a complementary desert that was delicious “Kona coffee mud pie”. Hostess and servers all excellent.
Spectacular outdoor setting and first class service all round.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We were in HI for 3 full days before eating here and my husband and I both agreed that Brown’s was our favorite part of the trip at that time, after full 3 days of exploring! The food was fantastic, but our server Ikokua made the experience. From explaining the menu, giving us recommendations, and gifting us two anniversary surprises, we were blown away. He even recognized us the next day at a different restaurant he was passing by and chatted with us for several minutes before returning to his restaraunt!
Only downside, I didn’t book a second reservation while we were there!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

For what was basically a $600 dinner for 4 people this should’ve been much better.

First we get there for our 7pm reservation and there’s a line 20 people deep trying to check in…we finally get to the front and the lady asks us if we’re guests of the hotel? No? Temp check! The two other people in our party not guests but no temp check - makes zero sense but ok fine.

We stand on the side and finally get seated ten minutes later at 725pm. It just sprinkled. The cushions, Silverware and napkins are wet. Nobody bothers to change them or wipe anything down. This isn’t a backyard bbq, we’re at an upscale restaurant. The server is an older gentleman who can’t read that half the people at the table speak broken english. The service is indifferent at best.

Nothing is horrible but you aren’t coming here for “not horrible.” We had a way better experience at canoe house. Do not recommend.

JJ
JeanneJacques
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views and meals ever! The waiter was incredible. We will mark this as the best meal on the Island of Hawaii.

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katy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brown's Beach House is lovely. Not only is the food delicious, the staff is outstanding and the ambiance is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great ambiance/ location outside. Service was friendly. The food was underwhelming for the price point. The flavors were unique and fun but the execution was a bit off. We got the filet mignon which was under seasoned and over cooked. The kampachi was decent but also a bit over cooked which dried it out a bit. It was good but not great, which we expected “great” for the location/price point. The daily flavor cosmo was