Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tempura Maui Onion, Cheddar Ulu Mash, Grilled Broccolini, Wasabi Crème Fraiche
Shimeji Mushrooms, Wilted Kale, Pickled Onions, Ginger Soy Butter
Waimea Tomatoes, Citrus, Garlic, Cilantro, Grilled House Ciabatta
Wonderful worth every penny
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.
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.
Christian was great server.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous service, best fresh fish we had on the island, best meal we had our entire trip.
Amazing food! Amazing drinks that brought my friends down
It was a very relaxing atmosphere and the food was wonderful!
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.
The setting is beautiful and the food was really delicious and well prepared. Service was excellent. Such a wonderful meal and overall great experience.
Amazing food! Amazing service! Beautiful atmosphere. We will definitely be back
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.
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.
Great dinner. Lovely ambiance. Staff was very welcoming.
Fantastic meal. Everything was wonderful.
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.
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…………
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.
Great romantic dinner by the ocean. Outstanding food and service. A must do when on Hawaii
Kona shrimp , Tempura Ahi and Duck are awesome. The wait staff is fabulous. Frank was our waiter and he is the best!
Great food…great ambiance….great service. Will definitely return.
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.
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!
Pricey but good food. Service excellent!!
Beautiful site and atmospherew, especially at sunset. Food not up to expectations. Crab on seafood wasn't fresh, steak was so-so.
Loved it ! We will definitely be coming back here again
Wonderful seating right by the ocean. Food was good but very rich
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.
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.
The atmosphere was beautiful!!!
The tuna poke and compressed watermelon apps were outstanding, as were our entres. The views, music and setting made the evening perfect.
Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent setting! Highly recommend!
Best food we've ever eaten and the live music was perfect for a romantic dinner.
Amazing dinner to end our vacation. Service was fabulous. Dinner delicious and a great spot for fine dining.
Delicious food, outstanding service (Linda was fantastic), beautiful views, nice live music.