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

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.

1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 885-2000 ext. 7368

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/orchid/GuestServices/Restaurants/BrownsBeachHouse.htm

Entertainment:
Hawaiian solo guitarist nightly

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

Executive Chef:
Hubert des Marais

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact hotel for more information

Private Party Contact:
Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.6

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4.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (47)
Romantic (43)
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Waterfront (39)
Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Local Ingredients (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Live Music (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my wife for her birthday and loved the food/service and live music with an amazing view and sunset 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful setting outside by the ocean. Excellent service. Price is high as are most prices on the Big Island on the Kona side. The food was excellent. Loved the hamachi.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was rich and expensive. The meal arrived too quickly and I felt rushed. The ambience was awesome however and we did enjoy the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was fabulous. Made our Annuversary truly special

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fabulous

Entertainment was amazing —and not overwhelming. Food was delicious. Server was attentive without being overbearing. Overall an excellent experience.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The restaurant was great but the taste did not reflect the price of the food. I was expecting amazing food for $50 a plate and it was just ok. I liked the $13 plate at the neighboring restaurant SO much more than my $50 plate there.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was fresh and loved the dining at night with the sunset, full moon and stars.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Was great from drinks to dessert. Perfect.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

This place was awesome. Friends had recommended it to us and we couldn’t have liked it better. The atmosphere was lovely . On the waterfront with a guitarist/soloist and excellent service from Alice and great food. Perfectly stunning.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a disastrous night - fish crudo was tasteless and my wife's lobster was a mush ( badly thawed from frozen)
Chef appeared and was apologetic
All simply not good enough for such a reputed restaurant

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant is amazing! The food is exceptional. The service was top notch. The view is breath-taking. It was our favorite meal of our entire vacation! I highly recommend it!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

For reception, they had no smile or no greeting to exception white people. It’s uncomfortable.
But waiter or serving staffs were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great meal and setting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was among our best dining experiences ever. Everything about our evening at Brown's Beach House was beyond excellent. We thought we had eaten in some great restaurants over the years, and indeed we have, but Brown's is a cut above the rest. Not to be missed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

dinner and service was excellent
ambiance and location to the beach is outstanding

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were celebrating our Anniversary and wanted something delicious and extra special.
This place did not disappoint us! The food was delicious, views were breath taking and live music to top it off. Thank you for making our last night on the island so special and a dinner we won't forget .

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The four of us ( mid fifties ) had our final dinner here - we had absolutely the best server , I think her name was Zoe , anyway food and wine were all great , best place we went for dinner .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was an amazing birthday dinner and the duck special was fabulous

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our 50th Anniversary brought us here for dinner. A very nice evening overlooking the lawn and ocean. The food was very good but falls short of being called "outstanding." The service was very friendly though I judged it to be a little too casual for an upscale restaurant. We certainly will go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

View is great. Food is excellent.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful view and delicious food. How can you not fall in love with this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was excellent in preparation and presentation. The staff were outstanding, attentive, friendly and tremendous ambassadors of aloha.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great dinner in a beautiful setting

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Lovely sunset meal with friends. We'd been here a few other times over the years, and Browns never disappoints. Get there early for a table that has a perfect view of the sunset and the Orchid's nightly conch shell horn and tiki lightning. Chicken with risotto was sublime.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We made a reservation here for our first night in Hawaii on our honeymoon and received fantastic treatment. We were seating in a great spot to view the live music and they even gave us complimentary drinks. We would definitely eat there the next time we're at the Orchid.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good, but not great enough to justify the prices they charge. You're only paying for the Fairmont name. Not a good value for the quality and creativity of the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great, romatic, worth every penny!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great ambiance by the sea, good but limited menu, nice plating, overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service and food. Spectacular sunset. A bit pricey by some standards but you're in Hawaii.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The ambience and setting are unsurpassed. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable. The opah was pleasantly sauced however was overcooked, and possibly not quite as fresh as one would expect. Overall the food certainly did not live up to the price. Drinks and wine choices were very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our 10 year anniversary dinner here while we were on our trip. I did not disappoint. The sunset was amazing, the service was great and the food was delicious. They even surprised us with a sweet dessert and a message written on the plate in chocolate.

I would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Browns Beach House has an amazing dining room -- it sits outside facing the west where you watch a beautiful sunset with your meal! The waitstaff was very professional and attentive, and the meals were as you would expect for fine dining -- all fresh, prepared perfectly and served in a timely fashion. What brings us back to Browns is the setting -- there are very few it's equal, so combine that with real delicious local cuisine and you'll be very satisfied.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Absolutely beautiful experience with delicious food fCing the ocean. A truly memorable restaurant!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Fabulous setting, superb food. We are gluten free and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 12, 2017

been there before. even stayed on multiple occasions. Ambience great. Server Alice was very good. food was very disappointing. won't ever go back and wouldn't recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Brown's at Fairmont is beautiful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant is located at the Fairmont Orchid - a stunning hotel/restaurant right on the beach that is great for sunset viewing if you get there really early for a front row table. The food was excellent - my husband had the seared ahi and I had the chicken entree. We felt the service was timed a bit slow so you would order an extra drink - but we had a lovely dinner and would highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Birthday celebration. The ocean view was awesome. Incredible ambience. Simply stunning.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We went to Brown's on our last night on the Big Island, a Thursday, with a party of four at 6:30PM. As with our previous visits to Brown's, the location and ambiance at sunset are extraordinary. Three of us ordered their chicken with risotto. The other, one of the fish dinners. In general, the mains were well prepared, nicely plated, and served hot. While our server was reasonably attentive, the kitchen was slow. Two of the party had salads to start. It was an hour from the time our orders were placed until the mains were served. It was at least 30 minutes from the time the salads were cleared and the mains were served. Regarding the chicken dinners, the chicken was tasty and moist. The risotto while tasty, was soupy, not a great presentation. One additional note, the Caesar salad was remarkable in that there was so little of it. It appeared as three leaves of romaine looking lonely on a small plate. While I am not a fan of salad bowl sized portions, this was shocking given a $14 price tag. Really?

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Browns is always on our must list when we come to the Big Island and was great as usual

Only issue is that the tables closest to the beach for prime sunset views are a bit too close together.

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