Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
31 wedding anniversary
Just fabulous!!! Definitely will come back if I am in the area again
Food disappointing. Not as good as other restaurants we went to. Portions below average.
Magical evening at sunset on the ocean! Delicious dinner with perfect service. Unfortunately it was spoiled slightly by a professional gathering/meeting which took place down the beach and the speakers amplified voice carried back to the restaurant. Luckily the musician playing helped to mitigate that somewhat. The final joy was a special birthday dessert given to us after dinner.
Surpriseingly the menu is pretty limited. There were only 2 Seafood items and one of them was the special. It was very good but not spectacular.
I can't remember a quieter restaurant. The four of us had an easy across the table conversation while dining outside. The tables being far apart makes it very pleasant.
The service was great and very efficient.
I wish I could comment on the view and the sunset but we couldn't get a reservation early enough to see it.
The only weakness in the whole evening was the drinks. Three of us ordered Mai Tais and they were so poor none of us finished them. The bartender should take a lesson at the Kona Inn.
It was recommended by our concierge, and was a wonderful romantic evening. We will definitely be back when we return to Hawaii. Thank you very much. Our server was excellent.
The setting is fabulous. Can’t be beat. We love the view especially at sunset. The food was good and portion sizes were ample for our group. Service is good overall, but can sometimes be a bit cloying. We will go back. It’s pricey, and it is our one special meal out, but the view and tropical breezes always make for a wonderful evening.
Every plates were very tasty.We enjoyed the romantic dinner with nice sunset view.
We have been coming to the Big Island for the last 9 years and have always celebrated our anniversary at Brown’s. The food is creative and delicious, always using locally sourced ingredients. The service is the best anywhere, and the location to watch the beautiful sunset makes for a perfect place to celebrate.
Everything was great!
Been here several times and have always been absolutely satisfied. Gorgeous patio seating with view of sunset over water amidst palms. Great wine list and always delicious!
Beautiful outdoor restaurant overlooking the beach. Food was very good and presentation excellent also a live musician! Great place for a romantic evening unfortunately for us and everyone else it rained as we are having dessert and it seriously came out of nowhere so the wait staff had to move every one under cover and still did a great job with all the chaos . Would definitely go back. Prices were in line with the area.
Very overpriced for mediocre food. However, staff and ambiance were wonderful.
Would have been nice but they were filming real Housewives so the live music had to stop and there were camera crews running around. It really took away from the evening.
A fantastic experience again. Gorgeous sunset, food and service. Last time we came wasn’t as good as it was last night. It can happen but this time
Perfection was reached
Asked for modifications and sides were not much more than a tablespoon of vegis. Asparagus and mushrooms were not good. Fish was delicious. Not good value.
Excellent food and surroundings! We need to eat here more than once a decade
Great service, great view, excellent food. Our first time here but not our last. Our waiter made our kids feel especially welcome.
Overall a wonderful evening. The last not negative was the blaring music from an outdoor wedding which at times neatly drowned out the wonderful dinger guitarist playing at the restaurant. As a former musician myself I empathized with him. Fortunately he bravely played through it, but it tainted an otherwise near perfect dinner experience.
Cozy yet extremely picturesque. Hats off to the chef on the specials. Will be returning.
The food was delicious! I had the kampachi & my husband had the filet mignon. The kampachi was a burst of favors - amazing!!!
Actually we were disappointed by the service and the food. We ordered a bottle of wine, the server brought just two glasses. When i was looking for our bottle to refill our glasses i did not see it. The server came by and I asked where was our bottle and he admitted he made a mistake. He brought two more glasses but getting charged by the glass was more expensive.
My wife ordered the fish in turmeric broth. It was much more than a sauce. There was so much sauce it was like a fish stew. Not what she expected or described in the menu. I had the duck which was just the breast. The lobster fried rice had much too much liquid or sauce and it was almost like rice pudding.
Overall this does not compare to the Canoe House at Mauna Lani which is closed due to the hotel being under renovation until late 2019.
This was a special occasion as it was our first date night at a high end resturant in Hawaii. The food is exceptional, the service amazing, and the live music was complimentary to the atmosphere. We had a beautiful view of the sunset during our dining and will surely return for another visit.
Great night out at the Orchid, perfect night good food and service, right on the ocean, hard to beat.
Excellent in every way! Food, service and ambiance. Best restaurant in Hawaii hands down.
Wonderful dinner and ambience to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. It Our steaks were excellent, exceptional service, music, and the most beautiful sunset. Also the best Desert we have ever had! Thank you Brown’s Beach House for making our 30th anniversary so special!
Beautiful setting, delicious fresh food, wonderful service provides for a top notch experience. Great for celebrations.
The waitstaff and the ambiance were on point. The steak was fair and seafood was spoiled; desert was excellent.
The place is very nice and a beautiful view right on the beach. But the food itself was average to even bad. We ordered clams and they substituted mussels since they were out of the clams half the order was over cooked like leather pucks and some were raw. Our fish was also over cooked and the side dishes were very heavy and did not accent the fish very uninspired. That being said that is a chef and kitchen problem, the service was outstanding and as I said a beautiful place to dine. Hopefully the kitchen just had a bad night. But at the prices they charge they can not afford to drop the ball on the food.
We had a great time in Brown's beach house.
Exceptional food and service in beautiful surroundings. It is a perfect setting for a lovely evening and excellent menu choices
Beautiful location for final dinner out on the Big Island! Had been recommended by our VRBO host as well as other tourists we’d chatted with. Lovely water view, be sure to get the 5:30 reservation if you want to catch the sunset!
I had the Kampachi, which was absolutely delicious. My mother ordered off of the prix fixe menu and it was all delicious. My father ordered the deep sea catch which was Mahi Mahi, along with some prawns in a turmeric broth. All of our meals were great.
Our server was Bruce and he was very attentive. He guided us through the menu, answering all questions and helped with wine recommendations as well. There was a delay in our meal being served, which honestly wasn’t the end of the world since we were content being on “island time”. Bruce was very apologetic and transparent so we weren’t just left waiting on end.
Great service. Steak came out way under cooked. They attempted to fix but returned with a piece of meat that was definitely not a filet. Drinks were good, wine was OK. Dessert was sub-par.
Delicious food; can’t beat view; excellent service.
We were in Hawaii for 12 days our honeymoon We ate a lot of different venues and I can say, hands down, that Brown’s was, by far, the best!!
The atmosphere was great, the food was very good, but what really sealed the deal for us to come back a second time, was Kua, our waiter. Knowledgeable, personable and a true gentleman.
Ask for Kua when making your reservation...trust me on this!!
Mahalo Brown’s and Kua!
Wonderful ambiance and service
Fabulous food...great service and beautiful setting!
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.