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

4.8
2528 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 2528 people are saying
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vipSuzetteS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful worth every penny

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vipHoward
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and I have reviewed this restaurant many times as well. First of all, you can’t beat the location, just perfect. The food is outstanding, the service is top notch and the experience is memorable. We’ll be back.

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DateNightDuo
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is definitely scenic, and the sunset was fantastic--mixed reviews on the food. My husband had the opa, which he enjoyed. I had the filet, which came lukewarm and seemed pre-cooked to medium. Our server was excellent once we saw him--there seemed to be a mix-up about who would wait our table; he apologized and gave good service thereafter. Dessert was the mud pie--tasty, cool and refreshing. It was our son's b-day, and the waiter brought him ice cream with a candle, which we all appreciated. The entertainment was mellow and unobtrusive and complemented the meal.

All in all, a nice evening, but I would avoid the meat and order fish.

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GretchenV
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was great server.
Food amazing

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RebeccaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breath taking view. Unbelievable food. Amazing staff. Perfect ambiance. My wife and I ate here on our first night of our honeymoon. We are so glad we did and will absolutely be back

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KatieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just ok. Venison was delicious but the kampachi was old and tasted of being frozen and thawed too many times. Old Fashioned was very nice but the Pali momi (?) drink tasted like gin and robitussin. After drinking some I understand why I was only given half a drink that was very poorly presented. Service was a C minus. Took forever to get drinks and even to place our order. By the time the “can we interest you in something sweet” conversation started all we wanted to do was leave. Atmosphere was nice but not worth the overpriced meal (compared to quality), moderate service, and a “just ok” experience. We live on Oahu and travel to BI often and this will not be a repeat experience for us.

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KellyT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The staff seemed overwhelmed. They forgot to bring promised bread. They forgot to bring the wine pairings for our dinner. The waitress was very apologetic and gave us a free dessert, but we expected better service from the Fairmont.

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JaneM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place to celebrate a birthday. Stunning location with a beautiful sunset, delicious food and excellent service with great live music. This is one of our favorite restaurants to visit on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, best fresh fish we had on the island, best meal we had our entire trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing drinks that brought my friends down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very relaxing atmosphere and the food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebrations on our first and last night of our stay at the Fairmont Orchid. Each time with the same waiter (Ramim?), and both experiences outstanding. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about not just the menu, but the wines and pairing for the menu. Every bit of food was superb; for the appetizer, highly recommend the miso sake clams! Dinners were fish of the day (mong chong) and the surf and turf the first night, the coffee-rubbed venison and the tempura ahi the last night—and all meals we would order again in a heartbeat. Definitely a fine special occasion location.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful and the food was really delicious and well prepared. Service was excellent. Such a wonderful meal and overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Beautiful atmosphere. We will definitely be back

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vipBillM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, amazing location by the beach. We are there twice. First time we had prix fix menu, which was all excellent, but we could have done without the port that paired with the desert. Second time was just right. All of the seafood dishes were very fresh and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brown’s was wonderful. Gorgeous setting. They have a vegan menu which was lovely. The service was great and the food delicious. Overall, a fabulous dining experience.

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Hawaiilover
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Lovely ambiance. Staff was very welcoming.

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Okay
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Everything was wonderful.

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Siciliangirl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th anniversary! Picture perfect evening with a beautiful sunset and table overlooking the lagoon. Food was amazing and we had the best server! Super friendly and funny.

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RonaldS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for sunset. Nice experience on the front row of tables watching all the torches being lit by someone in traditional wear and blowing the shell to signal another day ending. The food was good, not great, but good. No complaints at all other than they didn’t have a large ice cube for my bourbon. The pool bar did, but the expensive restaurant near the pool didn’t…………

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The setting and the ambience here are about the best anywhere.

I provided a generous gratuity so we could have a table with a sunset view. An assistant maître d’ tried to take us to a different table and I had to insist we get the table we asked for. He again had to go ask the head maître d’ if that was OK.

We waited for at least 10 minutes before our waitress came to take our order. Hard to understand because we were the second customers of the night and the restaurant was still relatively empty.

The waitress was very friendly and helped us with our order and was knowledgeable about the food. Our drink order arrived after several minutes and we gave the waitress our food order.

After about 20 minutes I asked the waitress when our salad would be coming. It was several more minutes before she brought our salad. The Caesar salad was very good.

We finished the salad and waited for another 20 minutes before asking the waitress when our entrée would be coming. I also had to ask when my glass of wine would arrive. It was several minutes before she brought the glass of red wine.

Our entrées arrived at one hour and 10 minutes after we had sat down. That was too long. The steaks were cooked expertly, but for $65 I did expect a thicker ribeye steak. My wife’s filet mignon was also cooked expertly and she enjoyed it.

We would have ordered two more $26 glasses of red wine but the waitress never came to check. During this pandemic I try to take into account that restaurant servers are overwhelmed. But in this case it wasn’t that. Our waitress spent 90% of her time with her back to us talking to an older German lady who apparently was a regular customer.

At $300 for two dinners I don’t expect to have to ask the server three times to bring us our food. There was no acknowledgement of our anniversary we had informed them of. We left feeling ignored and slightly cheated.

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vipWilliamY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic dinner by the ocean. Outstanding food and service. A must do when on Hawaii

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SueS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona shrimp , Tempura Ahi and Duck are awesome. The wait staff is fabulous. Frank was our waiter and he is the best!

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vipAwinrm
Palm Springs
211 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food…great ambiance….great service. Will definitely return.

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vipNSaanichFoodie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting is phenomenal, watching over the Pacific Ocean listening to the Hawaiian musician is so relaxing, really feels like Hawaii. When this setting is combined with the great food and spectacular service (from Christian), it resulted in an incredible meal and experience. Highly recommended.

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SunsetHillFoodie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every trip to Hawaii is special!!! This restaurant is special.
Incredible setting, thoughtful wait staff, delicious food and wine. Couldn’t have been a finer evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pricey but good food. Service excellent!!

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Seattleman
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful site and atmospherew, especially at sunset. Food not up to expectations. Crab on seafood wasn't fresh, steak was so-so.

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Zelena
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! We will definitely be coming back here again

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Linda2travel
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful seating right by the ocean. Food was good but very rich

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very pretty setting. The wait staff was very courteous, but we waited an hour between our appetizer and the main course. A bit absurd for a 7:30 dinner reservation.

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vipelita
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was unbearably slow and inattentive!
I was brought my dessert with my partner’s birthday greeting and candle in it, and no effort was made to change it or add a correct birthday dessert/greeting, even when the server was told the birthday dessert was incorrect. Our check never came long after requested, and we and other tables were forced to walk up to the host station to pay.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful!!!

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vipmomladyknits2
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna poke and compressed watermelon apps were outstanding, as were our entres. The views, music and setting made the evening perfect.

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TarynS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent setting! Highly recommend!

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we've ever eaten and the live music was perfect for a romantic dinner.

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vipNance
West Palm Beach
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner to end our vacation. Service was fabulous. Dinner delicious and a great spot for fine dining.

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TraveltheWorld
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service (Linda was fantastic), beautiful views, nice live music.

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Verygood1
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5