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

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1571 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 885-2000 ext. 7368
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hubert des Marais
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Private party facilities
Please contact hotel for more information
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Private party contact
Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet and self parking.
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Entertainment
Hawaiian solo guitarist nightly
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
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r
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was in the top 5 of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had. We sat facing the beach at sunset. We ordered off the 3 course menu. There was a local guitarist playing excellent music. It was perfection. This is a must-do while on the island.

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TT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner for my husband. Our server, Alice, was very helpful.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the musician and our waiter Christian was absolutely fabulous! The sunset was wonderful as was the food.

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OB
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here on our last night in Hawaii and celebrated our 25th anniversary. The setting is incredible, overlooking the ocean and we had a front row table to watch the beautiful sunset. Our server, Radim, was great. He recommended wines and entrees and explained the menu items. He and the rest of the staff were always around and checking to make sure everything was OK. We ordered a 3-course special, app, entree and dessert for $75 a person. The special actually had all of the items we were interested in, so it was a good deal. We had ahi poke and Kona prawns for appetizer. Both were great. For entree we had the King Crab Crusted Kampachi and the Ka'u Coffee Venison. Both we excellent. For dessert, we had a pineapple panna cotta and a Kona mud pie with a happy anniversary message written in chocolate. Again both we great. Overall, this was one of the best meals we have had at any restaurant It is pricey, but the setting, service, views, and the food are definitely worth it.

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JW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I found that Browns beach house was outstanding for a romantic evening out. We feel that they should stick to resort style casual. Some people were in regular tee shirts. We enjoyed our dinners and the service staff took very good care of us. Very romantic setting on the beach.

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KM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and food were amazing - they even did a surprise dessert for us for our 25th anniversary. Our server was fantastic and the ocean side location with live music was perfect.

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r
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

事前に予約しといたほうがいいと聞き、こちらのサイトから予約しました。若干不安でしたが当日ちゃんと確保されていました。
料理の味と量は正直なところ普通ですが、こってりしてます。
料理をいただきながら、海に沈む夕日とそれを彩る素敵な浜辺の景色を堪能でき最高でした。
日没が18:30頃だったので一時間前の17:30に予約したところ、ちょうどメインディッシュの頃に夕日を見ることができました。

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a
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

生演奏を聞きながら、夕日が沈むのを見てとっても雰囲気が良かったです。担当してくれた女性のスタッフのサービスもとても良かったです。私達は18時に予約してお料理も待つことなく食べれましたが、18:30以降に来た方は少し混んできて待っていたように感じました。
デザートもお店からと1つプラスされて、食後の焼き菓子にクッキーが出ましたが食べきれなかったので持ち帰りにしたらプラスされて入ってました。
お料理もサービスもとても良かったです。

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JR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! The ambiance was spectacular with Hawaiian sunset, plan trees and water. Did I mention the turtles and manta rays? Highly recommend Browns. Our best dining experience in the two weeks we were on the Big Island

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got engaged last night and we had the best meal here!!!!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overpriced and basic/average food. Pretty to sit on the patio but was disappointed at the quality of food. Especially for what we paid. Our server was incredibly nice though.

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HD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a shame to waste a venue like Brown’s on a business dinner but it was an excellent place to talk. The food and service were outstanding! Looking forward to coming back soon.

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JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Radim, our host, was excellent and the food just as superb. One of the best spots to dine on the Big Island each year!

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HL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately, my food went back three times. That's never happened to me before EVER. First time, the fish was cold, second the crab that was supposed to be on the fish was absent. Before saying that I would like to continue eating but would appreciate the crab (my favourite) just being brought, my plate was scooped away. The third time it was literally pink and raw inside. It was our 10 year anniversary. It was said in the reservation and nothing special took place. Not a huge deal, but it took an hour to get my meal the third time! Then another 25 minutes for the waitress to take our card to process. TOO LONG! Ambience was amazing! Music was amazing! Food was compt, but I didn't go there for a free meal that took almost 3 hours. We were there for our honeymoon ten years ago, so to celebrate our 10th anniversary was a major disappointment.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed with the service and food. Overpriced!!

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L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal in a beautiful setting. Excellent service

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We were celebrating a special anniversary for our parents who were joining us for the evening, total party of six. I stated this in reservation and also to the hostess who asked if we were celebrating anything special. Parents never received a happy anniversary or dessert like we have in the past. Service was slow but was high quality when it was received. My husband and I have been to Browns many times the last few years and this past time was a disappointment.

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience right by the beach. Beautifully plated and delicious food. And the sunset is perfect.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location, good cocktails and friendly service. The appetizer platter was a great way to sample a number of dishes using locally sourced ingredients. However, The main (seafood lau lau) was frankly disappointing for what I had expected would be a great local specialty. The flavor had been largely removed from the fish and scallops and the brown rice accompanying it was too plain to make up for it. Also the wonderful ambiance was somewhat spoiled by letting a couple in swim shorts and bikini top sit down for dinner.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect sunset on the beach with Hawaiian music serenade. The shrimp are full of flavor. The kampachi melts in your mouth followed by the amazing truffle potatoes. The venison was tender and a nice change from beef. The panna cotta special was a light dessert to finish the meal with Kona coffee French pressed. Walked out to see the turtles and manta rays in the bay.

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B
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Steak was tough and grizzly. Fish was over cooked and very fishy...especially the crab. Dessert was awful!

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CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb-the atmosphere, the food, and service. Be sure and have the shrimp appetizer and the pineapple creme brûlée.

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TM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price tag for this place is off the charts...but you are paying for the spectacular outdoor seating and top notch service. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and thought, "to hell with it...spend the money". Which we did! Over $500 in total. Food was fantastic. I tilted my head back to watch the beautiful swaying palm trees above my head. I had the margarita...absolutely delicious. All four of us loved what we each ordered.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente restaurant, serveur attentionné, cuisine exceptionnelle, nous avons avons apprécié le cadre enchanteur au bord de l'océan.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and view was wonderful as we celebrated our 42nd anniversary

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g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Two previous occasions the dining experie

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was mediocre. Very limited menu, and overpriced. I ordered the tuna for my entree and it was a very small piece and I still felt hungry afterwards. Although I thought the ambiance was very nice- outdoor seating with tranquil music. The service was excellent but I personally wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for dates or special occasions. Adult atmosphere

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NL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing views, great food, and service. We will be back.

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JH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FAVORITE restaurant ever! Hands down!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service! Awesome views! Great way to end our Hawaii vacation.

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Good service (not a lot of people at restaurant). Good
location (on beach). Food quite average with above average prices.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Knowledgeable server, great view, wonderful food.

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AB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I live in Mauna Lani, and dine at Browns Beach House as much as possible. Even though we know everybody there they make everyone feel special, especially if you're on vacation. As residents each and every time we arrive we are treated with kindness, respect and the true Aloha spirit. Browns beach house right now is in an all time superior rhythm with new manager Raymond who has a great demeanor, Chef Alejandro at the helm who is incredibly talented. and of course the waiters , servers ,and hosts who all go beyond to make your dining experience memorable. Waiters such as Alice, Bruce, Frank and the whole team will make everybody feel special. However on this particular night it was my wife's birthday and Chef Alejandro and our waiter Alice which we know both very well created a night, and a luxurious dinner that we will never forget. It is so refreshing to see Browns Beach House operating beyond a five-star level with cuisine that even as residence , who go there quite often , simply amazed us. Chef Alejandro with the new menu he has put together is absolutely remarkable. Alice our waitress , as always, is incredible. Even though we are friends with most of the wait staff we watch them treat all the vacationers with extreme kindness and Aloha spirit. We feel that the waiters and servers are often overlooked as they not only have their eyes on the diners every need, but also on the cuisine . As it stands they are now functioning as a team and it seems that the kitchen is now listening to the waiters, and servers. Every part of the Browns Beach House team is important, and no one person should be overlooked as everything from a smile from a hostess, an Aloha greeting, and excellent cuisine by Chef Allijandro with his skilled chefs all matters. All waiters , along with the entire staff are all important and unique working within positions making Browns highly efficient in all aspects. Mahalo & Aloha!!

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our view of the ocean and the torch-lighting ceremony at sunset. The service was friendly and very efficient, and everyone was happy with their meal... not always easy with a table for 10! We had been here 10 years earlier and loved it then... we were not disappointed this time and will definitely be back.

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b
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

料理の質はかなり高いと思います。ワインの種類も多く、甘口、辛口の好みを伝えると、それに応じたワインを提供してくれました。

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MV
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it!! It was beautiful setting! The service was exceptional ! The food was delicious! We would highly recommend to anyone.

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very good - but even though this reservation was made a month in advance - why is it that we were given a less desirable table location when there were many available in a much better location?

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't expect the food to be as good as it was. The chef here is doing it! Service and ambiance can't get any better.
Matt

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