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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

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4.6

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4.8

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3.9

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86% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (21)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Live Music (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful setting. Excellent food

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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.

Tags: Casual
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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Dined here for wife's 40th. It was a good time. Maybe I am too critical, but for the price, the experience could have been much more. The wine list is sparse and not thoroughly thought out. Salads were served with spoiled ingredients and pieces remained that should have been discarded during preparation. The fish and steak were presented well but both were slightly overcooked and lukewarm. We had ordered a special dessert that had trick candles that my wife could not blow out. Then the cake was quickly removed and we saw no one for a good long time. When a sliced cake arrived, the slices were super small....alright, I guess, just not how I would have done it. The service was not consistent either. We rarely saw our assigned person and had to ask the bussers a number of times to do things for us including going to fetch the waiter. For this experience, we spent almost $500. The wine was $165 as there were no good cheaper options. The cake was $45 dollars. It was a lilikoi/raspberry glutan free cake and was delicious. The view is excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Recent vacation stay on the Big Island lead to dinner at Brown’s Beach House.Great view with lovely sunset, sparkling wine the the best opah! My husband loved his ahi as well but agreed I chose the best dish. Appetizer ahi and avocado poke also delicious. Our waiter was helpful,knew menu well and provided great service. Would return weekly if lived close by, but will return next trip

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Was great from drinks to dessert. Perfect.

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 (Hawaii)·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 .

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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.

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