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

4.6
1652 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned a third time to this incredible dining and ambiance experience. Food and service impeccable. View and sunset the best, ever.

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IH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirements

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CM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected a great evening again, a wonderful dinner with friends. Soft background music made conversation easy.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very nicely done. Venison was outstanding. Good value, too.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside during sunset with live music. Fabulous. We both had the fixed price menu (app, entree, and dessert) with paired wines. It was all delicious.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful place. The atmosphere is perfect, and the weather made being outside perfect too. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I had the Kona Lobster, which is expensive, but delicious. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a really special experience.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner in a spectacular setting!

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RF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Brown's Beach House. The location was beautiful, food delicious, service very friendly. It was our one special occasion meal of our week on the Big Island, and did not disappoint! Most of us ate fish and one had lamb, and we found our dishes very beautiful and tasty.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Lobster was best ever! Waitress was perfect! Recommend!!

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Christmas dinner

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas Eve dinner here. It was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and our waiter was so attentive and made sure we were doing well. He even gave us some cookies to bring back to our house since Santa was visiting that evening. The setting on the water was on point. It was about as perfect as a night could be!

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Service was flawless, food was amazing and view could not have been better. Highly recommend.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am glad we went. They are also dog friendly. Awesome margaritas and the food was delish.

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Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

テーブルの数の割に、ウエイターのかずがすくないので、待たされる時間が少し残念。もう少し気配りが欲しい
料理はそれなりに美味しかったが、肉の焼き加減も聞かなかったのは残念。

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kitchen is doing very well these days. Dishes were imaginative and well-executed. And the service was superb. Expensive, however.

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G
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We have been coming to the big island for years, every year. We always make it a point to visit Browns. I’ll have to say, everything was great except the service. We ordered the fixed price dinner with wine pairings. The food came, no wine. Took so long we said forget the wine. No water refills, had to ask for it. Browns; you are way off your game, you need to step it up.

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ME
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is very beautiful Hawaiian atmosphere with fabulous ocean front.
The Filet Mignon was worth every dollar....amazing!!
The entertainer was perfect! Especially playing Christmas songs Hawaiian style.....If you want a special experience at this location...GO!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is good, but add $100 for the stellar ambiance and great service

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LH
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. My wife and I ate there for the first time although we’ve spent weeks in Mauna Lani for ten years. We’re kicking ourselves for not having come sooner. My wife had two starters, including lobster tails and I chose prawns and kampachi. All were incredible. The chocolate dessert topped it off very well. Even the decaf was excellent. We chose a Shiraz by the glass; first rate and served in elegant Scott Zeisel Burgundy glasses. It was a bit pricey but not horrible for Hawaii. Alice, our server was the best. Can’t wait to make Brown’s a habit.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Worst meal on the island.

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DB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great meal with our excellent Waiter, Bruce. The staff understands gluten free. Thanks

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s a hotel restaurant so the price point is a bit high. Crab encrusted hamachi tasted less than super fresh & the seasoning enhanced neither the fish nor crab.
The staff is attentive & the ambiance decent but not spectacular.

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M
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was extraordinary. The outdoor dining experience was exceptional. Our server, Christian, rose to the occasion in every way.

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Went there for the first time on Saturday night food was amazing. Service on the other hand was meh. Got seated by our server who was confused where the table was. Server never said anything about the specials that I over heard the server next to us offer to the other table. Also if she was a new server make sure she knows how to server a bottle of wine without dripping on the table especially when the bottle is over $100+ . Overall Was good just constructive criticism.

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w
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, albeit pricey! Loved the garlic prawns and steamed clams, yumm!

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LT
Yosemite
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are enjoyed everything about our meal. The Poke was the best I had on the island. Our servers were very attentive without being intrusive. And the setting was lovely.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal but the service was beyond amazing! Also fully accommodated everything for my wife who has celiac disease.

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RL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It was my birthday and we noted it in our reservation on open table, told the hostess and server. When the server asked if we wanted any else while dropping the bill, we had to mention for the fourth time it was my birthday. A birthday sorbet was dumped on the table with the bill.
We noticed a manager looking woman going by the other tables asking guests how their food and service was. She ignored us(4 women).
The food was one notch above awful, and very pricey.
The setting was the reason we chose this venue and the hotel grounds are lovely.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, right on the water, service was great. Everything you hope from a high end restaurant!

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Twice a year we come to Browns at the Fairmont Orchid. We have very high expectations due to the price and they always exceed our wishes. Well worth the money for a special dinner. They won't disappoint. Bravo

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J
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything was perfect but venison slightly overdone. Otherwise exceptional

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GJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top rate and the food is outstanding.

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a
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best staff in Hawaii and great fresh food, nearly all local.

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PB
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful ocean front setting with soft, local music to enjoy while dining.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful water views and maybe sunset if you’re at the right angle. Food was delicious (tuna tartare, shrimp and lobster) but prime sirloin had a lot of gristle which made the edible portion small.
Good wine list by bottle and by the glass.
Local musician didn’t play any Hawaiian music, but he was good and we enjoyed listening to him.
Only complaint was the parents that let their kids run around on the grass in front of the tables and musician. They were disruptive.
Fairmont Orchid is a beautiful property and we enjoyed the evening.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, my brother was visiting and the night was superb.

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SF
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday. We showed up early, around 5

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is too limited and the portion sizes are very modest. Food quality high but they must be more generous in their entree options and give larger helpings to make it more attractive to diners.

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