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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Scenic View (32)
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Local Ingredients (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Live Music (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We dined oceanfront to a live guitarist and singer. He wasn’t too loud; just right. Food was exquisite.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

The best. Both food and servers. Alice is the best!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, pretty outdoor seating for sunset, tasty food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Fargo)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrating with spouse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Went for my birthday with my family. We arrived early to have a cocktail at the bar before our reservation and told the hostess so she was aware and left her totally flustered. Our server was very mediocre, we poured most of our wine ourselves and she rarely checked in on us. And the restaurant is next to their casual bar which was playing a football game. So with every touchdown or interception we could hear the bar crowd shouting. Food was solid but not spectacular. The live music and view were helpful though.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fabulous experience. Just beyond the restaurant, right on the ocean, is a great place to take photos! Sunset in the background if you time it well. Wonderful server, great food!!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Browns is always a staple when we come to the Big Island. I was not that impressed with the service this time. It took 30 minutes to get a drink after we sat down. But the food was delicious and we will go back because every place can have an off night

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Live Music
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We came to Browns for my husbands 53rd birthday, while we were on family vacation with our adult children. To quote our son, “EVERY molecule of every bite was AMAZING”. Our standard has just been raised...every great meal will now be compared to this experience. Thank you to Chef and to Alice for this fabulous memory. Oh. And the view isn’t bad either.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Best kampachi on the entire island. Our favorite meal during the whole vacation in Hawaii

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unique experience but expensive. Probably wouldn’t go again but still very glad for this experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Salmon was undercooked...raw undercooked. Mahi mahi came out cold. Overall the meal was just ok. Our server ALICE was exceptional but unfortunately we won’t be back because of the food.

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 (東京)·Dined on January 4, 2018

家族(大人4人)で会食。18:00ころの予約でしたので、サンセットに遭遇し景色が最高でした。また、ギターの生演奏も見える場所でしたので、ハワイムードは満点でした。
給仕サービスがとても素晴らしく、メニューの相談にものってくれて、とても居心地のよい食事となりました。
鹿肉料理がない日だったのが残念でしたが、鴨肉も美味しかったです。
特にアヒ・ポケがとても美味しく、おかわりしてしまいました。
全体的にハワイの創作料理?という感じでしょうか、美味しいレストランと思います。
ノンアルコールでチチをお願いしたところ、ココナッツミルクとパイナップルジュースの他に何かベリーが入っているようで、甘みの中にサッパリ感がありとても美味しいチチでした。
マウナラニに来ることがあったら、また来たいお店です。

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I've been wanting to try this place since my foodie friend reviewed it. I made reservations for 5:30 to enjoy the sun set. It's a beautiful location on a bay. The setting alone would bring me back but the food is amazing too. The drinks were fantastic. Dessert was good but compared to the rest of the meal left me underwhelmed. Service was fantastic. I'd highly recommend this for a special occasion for locals or visitors.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

You can’t beat the sunset view, it’s incredible!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding restaurant! We’ll be back!! We love it!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Picture perfect views
Typical sweet and warm Hawaiian service

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, great service, but very expensive!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Appetizers and dessert (beet salad and milk chocolate crunch) were excellent but the entrees (kampachi and lobster/dungeness crab) were just ok...not my preferred style of food so it won’t bring me back. Just too much going on with the sauces and cream corn and mushrooms you couldn’t even taste the fish/lobster/crab underneath.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I usually Lao

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

とても良い雰囲気で、サービスもとても良かったです。
夕方5時半に予約して、夕陽が綺麗でした。

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was excellent! The beachfront location was beautiful. Food was delicious and the service was top notch. All in all, a wonderful evening on our last night on the Big Island. Great job folks!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Although the location was lovely and the service was great, both my husband and I were terribly disappointed by the food. Neither of us enjoyed our entrees, and my husband later felt somewhat ill. He had the tuna, which has been favorably reviewed by other users. I had the kampechi, but I found the dish to be too sweet. Overall, we would neither recommend nor return to Brown's.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful setting. Excellent food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is the best place to dine on the big island. Exquisite in every way!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Simply wonderful by any measure.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food is uninspired and not the best quality. Disappointing experience after years of dining at Browns. Will not return or recommend. Other places on Big Island to go for a nice meal.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Dinner Highlight of our 2017 Hawaii vacation. Beautiful beachfront seating at sunset. Excellent food and great service. Well worth the drive from Kona.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great experience and we have been here so often. It was the first restaurant we ever went to when we started coming to the big Island. It is always an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cocktails: A; Prawn appetizer: A; Mahi-mahi main course: B; Mac & cheese side: B+; Duck confit w/ rice: B-. Overall was very overpriced for the quality, doubt I’d toss another $200+ for dinner there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

There’s nothing I can say about Brown’s Beach House that will convey how great it is. Make sure you get a reservation prior to sunset so you can watch the show. Spectacular views!! The food is amazing also. The beet salad was so fresh and the appetizer prawns were to die for! If you are on the Big Island, go to Brown’s!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food deceived us.
Not a 4 diamond gastronomical restaurant
Lack of caracter, usual internationnal food.
We had ahi poke ( usual) and shrimps for staters (too much garlic).
Crab and lobster was very good.
Our dessert, chocolat with grilled pineapple tasted too much truffles: weird tadte for a dessert.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have dined here several times over the years. This last time was a bit disappointing in the quality of the food. Cocktails good, wine list extensive and service great. Apps and entrees were just ok. Hopefully they will get back to the higher quality we used to enjoy on food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice location and friendly service on an outdoor patio. Limited menu choices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant had a beautiful setting right in front of the ocean with a great view of the sunset. The food was really good especially the filet mignon which was tender and moist. Our server was great and offered to take pictures for us in the sunset.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One if the best meals, if not the best, that we had on the big island. Everything was perfect- food was perfect, service impeccable and the view was outrageous. You must go!!! Thanks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Generally very good and what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber and price. However, their "award winning" signature desert of chocolate and foie gras was awful and disgusting. It should be removed from the menu. Although it sparked our interest and the waiter represented it properly, the flavors were off putting. Two of the people with us are professional chefs and appreciated the offering. But it was a failure.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were on vacation and read great reviews. I wish I remembered the name of the hostess. She was so nice. Radim was awesome. And the view is spectacular. The food was so yummy. Please move closer to my home in LA so I can visit more often

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was not great, especially for the prices. “Lobster” and abalone were rubbery and fishy.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is the best restaurant on the island, not only in our opinion, but it was voted most romantic setting (Oceanside). The food and beverage specials are spectacular. I don't mind paying more for really good food. If you want a wonderful dining experience (complete with nightly entertainment), go to Brown's. We did-twice in 6 days!

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