Lunch and dinner $16-$43 (child $6-$14)
The Brown Derby is one of the top theme park restaurants at Disney World. It’s expensive, yes, but also a wonderful way to relax and regenerate. The decor is so perfect you’ll feel as if you’re in a Fred Astaire–Ginger Rogers movie. Service is outstanding, as is the food.
If you don’t have reservations, the patio lounge opens at noon and is first-come, first-served, with a menu of small plates and cocktails. Shaded by big umbrellas, the outdoor tables are great spots for people-watching. The menu ($9–$29) is all small plates: Cobb salad, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, Wagyu-beef sliders with Cognac-mustard aioli and Gouda cheese, steamed mussels, and desserts. (You can also order from the regular menu.) Drink choices include various flights—martinis, margaritas, Champagnes, white and red wines, Scotches, and Grand Marnier vintages— along with wines by the glass or half-bottle and classic cocktails.
Setting and Atmosphere
An oasis of civility in the middle of a theme park, this is a replica of the original Brown Derby (not the one shaped like a hat) in California. The sunken dining room has a certain elegance, with tuxedoed waiters, curved booths, and white linen. Tall palm trees in huge pots stand in the center of the room and reach for the high ceiling.
Cobb salad (named for Bob Cobb, the original restaurant’s owner), grapefruit cake made from the original Brown Derby recipe, grilled Wagyu-beef burger, and original fettuccine Alfredo at lunch; pan-seared black grouper and char-glazed filet of beef at dinner. The kids’ menu includes grilled black grouper, whole-grain penne pasta, and grilled chicken breast.
Crispy spiced duck breast, Thai noodle bowl with wok-fried coconut tofu, crispy jumbo lump crab cake appetizer.
- Lunch Menu
- Dinner Menu
- The Hollywood Brown Derby Bar Menu
- Kids' Menu-Lunch/Dinner
- Wine & Specialty Beverage Menu
Requires Credit Card to Reserve:
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|Tables in Wonderland||20%||All||All|
Disney Dining Plan
Requires 2 credits
|When to go||Early evening|
|Parking||Disney Hollywood Studios lot|
|Lunch Hours||Daily, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|Dinner Hours||Daily, 3:30 p.m. - park closing|