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Brown's Beach House

1 N. Kaniku Dr. Send to Phone
808-885-2000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This open-air oceanfront restaurant offers an awesome setting and Hawaiian Regional fare featuring fresh island ingredients.
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Brown's Beach House Restaurant Review

: Although chef David Abrahams has left the stoves, chef Thepthikone "TK" Keosavang continues the restaurant's tradition of using the freshest island ingredients. You can see the culinary team at work in the exhibition kitchen on site at this open-air restaurant in Fairmont Orchid, steps away from ocean waves. At night, white tablecloths and romantic lights complement seafood dishes that include sautéed moi, the delicate threadfin fish once reserved for royalty, and, of course, the fresh catch. Try the kiawe-grilled pork with Molokai sweet potato. For dessert, do not miss the soufflé of the day or the chocolate mousse cake. The extensive wine list offers exceptional Pinot Noir by the glass, and live Hawaiian music fills the air on most nights.

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Disappointing 20th anniversary dinner
by californiatraveller on Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:15 pm
We all look forward to those special occasion dinners, especially when you're in a spectacular setting like Brown's Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid. Unfortunately, the service and food did not live up to the view. After 30 minutes and nothing but water, my husband asked the hostess if we could order drinks and appetizers, at which time the floor manager apologized and took our order. The waiter also apologized profusely. Another 30 minutes passed, at which time we flagged down the waiter and asked if we could order dinner. Numerous other delays and we got nothing but water unless we flagged someone down and asked for it. The lobster and scallop dish (about $55) was horrible. Chewy seafood and a burned, brown roux-based sauce over underdone risotto and green beans and the seafood. The appetizers, salads and chicken were excellent and the wine choices lovely. Everyone apologized profusely and repeatedly and we were comped our drinks and the lobster dinner we didn't eat. However, I would rather have paid the hundreds of dollars we planned for our anniversary dinner and walked out with that wonderful feeling you get after a special occasion dinner. We love the Fairmont in San Francisco, and are surprised at the service and food quality we experienced. I hesitated about booking this dinner at a hotel restuarant, but wanted the view. Our dinner at the Waikoloa Beach Grill and Roy's was infinitely better for half (or less than half) the price. Just no view.
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