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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
Waterfront (38)
Scenic View (34)
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Romantic (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Live Music (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 16 hours ago

A gorgeous setting for a terrific meal. We were very impressed with every aspect of our meal, including the setting, service and food. Prices are high but not unexpected given the location and attachment to a Fairmont resort. Highly recommended.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

A perfect beachfront location and views of the surf, sand, cove and ocean as far as you can see. The tables are well spaced so no issues of noise esp if you sit outside. The service was fast and very friendly. The menu is extensive with surf or land dishes and a broad wine by the glass or bottle. We could not have had a greater dinner and evening experience for a hotel- based location.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Our best dinner yet on the big island

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Browns is at the Fairmont Orchid where we are staying.....it is located right on the lawn, beachfront. Perfect setting.

The food was excellent.... as was the wait staff. Varied menu offerings between meat and fish....plenty to choose from....

We would definitely eat here again...

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

店員さんが皆さん陽気で楽しかった!ワインは豊富でサジェストもぴったりでした!
鹿肉がとてもおいしかったです!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Christian our Server was amazing, as was our whole menu selection. Definitely will be back again !

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very nice dinner.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Came here twice about a year ago and the experience was great. Tonight was pretty bad. Horrible seat, fish tasted like it was three days old, lobster was cold, creme brûlée had good flavor but not prepared well. Wine was different vintage than on the menu, hostess and waitress were both rude and inconvenienced by us.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Lovely hotel - best part of evening was cocktails overlooking ocean with guitar serenade in background. Restaurant is located next to beach with requisite ocean ambiance. Dinners were good, but nothing noteworthy. Service attentive. Price reflects hotel and location i. e. high.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our second time back after 4 years....still EXCELLENT. Dining on the beach with Hawaiian music at sunset...what more do you need? All dishes and service were excellent. Our bus boy was the same gentleman we had 4 years ago...been there 18 years. Long term staff usually attests to quality at a restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were hesitant based on the hit or miss nature of many of the reviews but everything about our experience was first rate. Food was excellent and the service matched-- the pace was sympathetic to our wanting to linger and the dessert touch that acknowledged our anniversary was really nice. Our endorsement is unqualified.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best fine dining establishment on the Big Island... great food... great service...and what views! A must stop when visiting the Big Island?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic outdoor location with high-end food and exceptional service. Price was a little steep, but it’s the Fairmont hotel!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and great service. One thing that was disturbing was watching one of the workers drag a large bag of trash through the dining room while people were eating! Need to find another way to do that or just wait until the restaurant is closed. Not very appetizing!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful food and great service! Musical entertainment provided a nice background for a beautiful sunset. Would go again!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This felt like hotel dining and we liked Merriman's much better.
The setting outside with ocean views was great. The service was also very good.
The food is where it fell short, it looked the part in presentation like so many hotel restaurants do but did not deliver in flavor profile or execution. The seared ono appetizer was was great quality fish but it was under seasoned and did not have much flavor B. The poke appetizer had a beautiful presentation with three accoutrements to add but they were just for show and did not make sense, who needs to add pink salt to an already salty dish? The poke itself was not exciting and could not be helped by what they offered to add B. The Mac and cheese was over cooked making the dish mushy and the cheese sauce lacked flavor D. The crab crusted Kampachi had good quality well prepared fish but the crab had no flavor and the mushrooms and asparagus were over powered with some sort of grey mush that tasted like pureed black beans(I tried to go back and see what it actually was but their menu online is not current)
The chef needs to go beyond coming up with dishes that look and sound good and actually taste them and tweak them until they are perfected.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our waiter Christian, was a delight! The food was very good across the board and it was a lovely location. Can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Montana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very romantic dinner with my husband with live music and a gorgeous sky.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing setting, handcrafted cocktails were delicious. Outstanding service, and delicious spot on food preparation!! What more could I have asked for?? Nothing, cud is to the entire culinary team

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Although the food was good the conflicting music with Logan playing and loud disco music from the near by wedding ruined the evening. Would not recommend as very high price to not be able to relax and enjoy dinner. The restaurant/ Hotel needs to eliminate competing wedding music. In a effort to make more money, the hotel really runs a wonderful atmosphere of a high end restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

once you get past the rude hostess the wait staff was very accommodating, food delicious and the view was what it is all about.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Really nice meal in great outdoor setting. $$$$$$$ dove prepared.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was a beautiful setting, great service, yummy food.

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great location. Beautiful setting.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 21, 2018

WE HAVE DINED SEVERAL TIMES ART BROWNS! OVERTIME WE HAVE ENJOYED OUR MEALS, BUT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST YET! FISH WAS VERY WELL PREPARED AS WAS ALL THE OTHER ENTREES THAT OUR PARTY OF 6 ORDERED. DONT MISS THE DESERT MENU EITHER!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The night we ate there was very windy; little or no protection. Ruined any ambiance. Opa special was very good. Server was very good as well. Featured wine was not available. Very pricey but so is everything at the Fairmont. OK but better value and food is available at other nearby restaurants in my opinion.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I have dine here for 15 years straight and love everything about it. On this particular night, something was amiss. There were high winds and the waiters were moving tables back under cover. We ordered and our appetizers took a bit longer than expected. Then, 90 minutes later our dinner arrived. We saw our waiter (very tall) once over this period of time, with no explanation. When our dinner finally arrived, I asked the waiter if we should order dessert now. Still no apology or explanation. The waiter sent the matre’ d over who told us that they were down from 8 people in the kitchen to 3. My daughter’s fish was very overdone and potatoes OVER peppered. We mentioned it to the waiter, who ignored this. I don’t think I will go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Best experience of our lives!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Exceptional dining experience! Service was outstanding and every dish ordered was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The beautiful setting was hard to beat. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a great evening here!! Food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

When in Kohala we always go to Brown's. The setting is magnificent on the beach. Service is always top notch. I am old school Hawaii having traveled there a lot when Pacific Rim and the Great Chefs of Hawaii were getting started. The flavors were always startling and fabulous. I find that Kohala has gotten staid in their ways--catering to no gluten, no carbs, veggies have gotten too expensive, flavor of choice is wasabi and in ten days I was never offered a dish with mango, pineapple or papaya. That being said, food was okay and we went twice because we love the ambiance.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Fargo)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Celebrating with spouse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 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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