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

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

4.6
4.6
2680 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,680 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LR

    LoriR

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    we had dinner at 8 and it was dark so very hard to see the menu. Pool server suggested the rib-eye. It was good but wasn’t as tender as I had hoped. They treated us great for our anniversary and comped dessert.
  2. TR

    TonyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This dinning experience was planned for months for a special birthday and was a massive disappointment all around. First, the food was horrible and over priced. We had the filet, for $65. And it was maybe 3.5 ounces, swimming in bland creme fraiche and charred broccoli. Another entree was the $85.00 pan fried ribeye that was served with green gelatinous sticks. The food was horrible, as was the service. Wait between app and entree, 40 minutes. Waitress never checked on the meal and left dirty plates piled on the table for 30 minutes before clearing. We’d made the reservation 4 months in advance and were seated by the open kitchen door though many nicer tables were open and available. We will not go back to what had been a favorite.
  3. H

    Howard

    Los Angeles

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brown’s is always one of our favorite places for fine dining, add in the location and it can’t be beat. Great food, great service and a great spot on the beach, love it.
  4. G

    Great

    Tahoe

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great setting and nice menu. I had the venison and my wife had the duck. My entee was outstanding and perfectly cooked but unfortunately the duck was murdered. Our waiter was embarrassed by the way her food came out and they comped her meal. Nice wine list as well. We will go back.
  5. GH

    GHEORGHE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brown's Beach House meets expectations even if they are sky-high. Striking sunset on the beach, sensational service, simple, soothing, subtle Hawai'ian sounds, scrumptious sustenance, everything superlative meets here the sacred Great Lono dwelling in the waters. Give it a try and find the sublime!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing oceanfront dining experience. Service and food first class!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were attentive and friendly and helpful, especially when their assistance was required retrieving a forgotten necklace from the spa locker. Thanks again
  8. N

    Niki

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was five star, The only complaint we have is, our waiter, even though he was very friendly, we felt he was rushing us through our meal and there was no reason, he seemed not well trained. He also brought an espresso coffee in a regular coffee cup. I’ll be surprised if they do not have an espresso cup But, the meal we had, compared to other restaurants close by, was the best
  9. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff went out of their way to make us feel very taken care of on our honeymoon. We got a table with full view of the amazing Kona coast sunset. Certainly pricy, but worth every penny.
  10. l

    love2dine

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress made our wedding anniversary extra special. Linda was a doll, food was delicious and gourmet and the setting was beyond beautiful! Worth every penny. A real treat with Hawaiian hospitality
  11. M

    Myty

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not very good. Food and service were both mediocre at best. Inconsiderate large groups and families with no control over there small children made for an expensive, non-romantic, & bland food experience. We won't be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views of the ocean. Nice music. Food was good. Not great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience /- fabulous dinner at sunset!
  14. ST

    SkipT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was really tasteless and very expensive. Service was very basic. I would not go there again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic 10/10 So thankful to have had that experience We had the opportunity to have a premium prime tomahawk ribeye at a great market price of $185
  16. MA

    MattA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time and had some of the best service I’ve ever received at a restaurant. Food was delicious and very filling. Drinks tend to be a bit expensive but that’s to be expected.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here at sunset on Father’s Day. From start to finish, everything was perfect. There was no rush to get us out of our seats after dinner either. Location, service and food is absolutely top notch and worth every penny!
  18. E

    Ednar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We ordered pork belly, lobster bisque, and prawns to start overall very good the prawns were nothing impressive. For mains we ordered filet mignon, ribeye, and a fish dish. Honestly for the price the ribeye left us with more expectations.
  19. s

    shawna

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and our waitress was so friendly and helpful. We loved everything about this place. Would definitely go there again.
  20. YD

    YeseniaD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views , the resort was beyond beautiful and the food was amazing . it was a hidden jewel
  21. RC

    RebeccaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food quality! I took my mom for a special birthday dinner for her while we stayed at the Fairmont. We ordered the clams, mushrooms and duck. All the food came out timely and wonderfully. Plus, their purple sweet potato rolls are amazing. In an unusual turn of the weather, it rained that evening and the restaurant staff had to move all the dining tables under cover. They had to do a lot of work to accommodate their dinner guests with the rain but they were all very pleasant. I give them kudos for providing excellent service despite the weather challenges. I'll definitely be back to Brown's for other special dining occassions.
  22. DL

    DebraL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best setting ever. Even rain didn’t dampen our evening, although Felicia moved us as soon as she could to a table underneath roof cover. Food outstanding and unique. Really honored our anniversary with personalized dessert
  23. KO

    KristinO

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience for our honeymoon! We loved Erik and the rest of the staff were all so friendly. Food was fantastic - the lobster bisque was insane. Especially loved hearing the awful family next to us get bossed around by the mom all night. Felt like we were in an episode of White Lotus!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at Brown’s. I could only get an 8pm reservation, but they called earlier on the day and offered earlier times so we were able to get a table at sunset. The ambience is sublime and the sunset was spectacular. Our server, Janice, was very attentive and answered all our questions about the menu and other aspects of the Big Island. The food was outstanding. The pr icing is what you’d expect from a top tier Hawaiian resort restaurant. That makes it special occasion for us and the whole experience was special. The live music was delightful and the whole evening was a tropical dream. I highly recommend this if it’s in your budget.
  25. TP

    TheoP

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor setting. We all thought the food was good. Our waitress was excellent and attentive. It was way overpriced but I'm glad we tried it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and ambiance. Lovely Hawaiian music. Food was good. Wonderful evening.
  27. JT

    JoeT

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time celebrating
  28. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food is boring or not tasty, atmosphere is great.
  29. JS

    JessicaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Good views poor food
  30. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful, romantic location. They were short-staffed this night and service took a long time. Food and drinks were good.
  31. LK

    LoriK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special occasion you couldn't find a better place. Food was great, service was impeccable and location was perfect. We're local and this has alway been a special place to eat. We'll be back.
  32. E

    Elly

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service in beautiful Hawaii. Just wish it was somewhat less expensive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant!! One of my favorites. Nice music as well and not too loud.
  34. LC

    LCOmaha

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most incredible meals we've shared. They made my mom's 90th birthday so special.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a special place! We had a great experience. The food (especially the poke and venison) was amazing. The ambiance is wonderful. And the service was also wonderful. I am so glad we were able to get a table at this place. Highly recommend.
  36. VP

    VladP

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got married (eloped) and came to Brown’s to celebrate. The most memorable and romantic experience we have ever had. We were seated in time to watch the glorious sunset! Everything was perfect… from the champagne to desert and everything in between. We could not recommend any more highly.
  37. 1

    1313

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal at Browns Beach House. Right from the start we were pleased that the table was private and afforded us a a ‘front row’ view of the stunning sunset. Thank you for such a lovely table! We started with two cocktails. The bar service is excellent. Knowing we were going to order a lot of food (everything on the menu sounded so good!) we split the Caesar salad. It was amply sized, fresh and the dressing was creamy and perfectly balanced. For appetizers we ordered the poke, the steamed clams and the pork belly. The clams were perfectly cooked. There was a generous amount of smoked pork belly, mushrooms and bok choy in the dish. I found them overwhelmingly smoky but my husband enjoyed them. My husband also enjoyed the pork belly (he said it was tender, a bit sweet but very flavorful). My husband also ordered the poke which had avocado in it. Because of an avocado allergy I planned not to eat it. To my surprise the thoughtful chef strategically placed the avocado purée on the plate so I could get bites without avocado. Thank you chef. For our entrées I had the kampachi with coconut rice(perfectly cooked, flavorful and basically Hawaii on a plate) delicious! My husband enjoyed the filet. He said it was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. The cheddar potatoes, onion rings and the sauce made for a beautiful dish. Our server Iokua was friendly, knowledgeable about the food(he took time to explain each dish) and frequently checked in to make sure our meal was going well. He and his other team members have mastered the balance between meeting your needs and providing a pleasant dining experience without hovering. Thank you! For dessert we shared the mud pie which came on a plate with happy anniversary written in chocolate. Just lovely. The French press Kona coffee was another example of Browns Beach House taking the extra step to elevate everything they serve. We highly recommend this restaurant for pleasurable meal.
  38. MB

    MeggieBux

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, delicious food and drinks, and outstanding service!
  39. JC

    JohnC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our wedding anniversary and Linda took us to a quiet table at water's edge. Gave us a complimentary champagne toast and took great care of us during our visit. Food was very good albeit from a limited menu. But I'd rather go to a restaurant with a smaller menu that does everything well. Staff was friendly and efficient.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 2680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

1 North Kaniku Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

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