Location

Disney's Hollywood Studios in Hollywood Boulevard

Entree range

Lunch and dinner $28-$41 (child $6-$11)

Summary

The Brown Derby is one of the top theme- park-dining experiences at Disney. The same menu is in place for both lunch and dinner, so it's pricey for midday dining, but a wonderful way to take a break and regenerate. Decor is so perfect you'll feel as though you're in 1930s Hollywood; everyone really should dress in white ties and long chiffon gowns and do their best Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers impersonations here. Service is outstanding, and the kitchen turns out stellar creations.

The outdoor tables on the patio are unreservable and open from noon until park closing. Snagging one takes some patience and a little luck.

Setting and Atmosphere

A replica of the original Brown Derby restaurant (not the one shaped like a derby) in California, the elegant sunken dining room has curved booths, tables draped with yards of white linen, and romantic shaded faux candles. Tall palm trees in huge pots stand in the center of the room and reach for the high ceiling.

In recent years the Brown Derby has finally begun making use of their patio with attractive indoor and outdoor seating. Shaded by big umbrellas, the outdoor tables are great for people-watching.

House Specialties

Cobb salad (named for Bob Cobb, the original restaurant's owner), duck two ways, and grapefruit cake.

Other Recommendations

Spit-roasted rack of lamb, Thai noodle bowl with coconut-crusted tofu, blue-lump-crab-cake appetizer.

The patio menu includes small plates such as artisinal cheeses, charcuterie, Wagyu-beef sliders with Cognac-mustard aioli and Gouda cheese, and duck-confit tacos. You can also order off of the main menu, but you'll have to ask for it.

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All

Disney Dining Plan

2014 2015

Requires 2 credits

Requires 2 credits

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