- Cuisine: American
- Meal Style: Sit-Down
- Meal Seatings: Lunch and Dinner
- Character Dining: No
- Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney Dining Plan Credits: 2 Sit Down Credits
- Tables in Wonderland: Yes
- Reservations: Highly Recommended
- Price Range: $$$
- Hollywood Brown Derby Menu
The Hollywood Brown Derby is a restaurant situated at the Hollywood Studios of the Walt Disney World Resort. Classic and contemporary American dishes make up the menu served at this classy restaurant. The interior of the Hollywood Brown Derby has been created to resemble the original Brown Derby which is one of the most well-known landmarks in Hollywood. The atmosphere and ambience of the Hollywood Brown Derby will make anyone coming here feel like a Hollywood superstar. Wooden panels decorate the walls which are adorned with pictures of famous Hollywood personalities and celebrities. Some of the famous dishes which were hot favorites in the yesteryears of Hollywood can also be found on the Hollywood Brown Derby menu at the Hollywood Brown Derby.
People who come here to enjoy a meal can also partake of the huge wine list which contains various vintages of wines from all over the world. Dessert wines can also be found on this Hollywood Brown Derby menu. The extensive wine list also includes descriptions of the multitude of other cocktails available. Scotch and single malts are sold here as well as bourbons. Premium beer, draft beer, martinis, and non-alcoholic cocktails help round out this booklet of a wine list.
Hollywood Brown Derby Menu
The Hollywood Brown Derby also offers a tea list from which you can order before, after, or during your meal. The options available include multiple varieties of caffeinated and caffeine free teas.
Appetizers, entrees and desserts comprise a full meal served at lunch and dinner. The appetizers served at the Hollywood Brown Derby are made using lobsters, crab, Portobello mushrooms, prawns, turkey and bacon. Appetizers for vegetarians are also available, including a lettuce salad which also has cherry tomatoes, shaved radishes and a sweet onion dressing.
The Hollywood Brown Derby is well known for their “Our Famous Cobb Salad”.
The entrees served at the Hollywood Brown Derby range from the pork tenderloin to a grilled salmon, with multiple options in between. All the entrees have been listed with the wines which will be the best accompaniment for them. Vegetarians can order for the noodle bowl which contains coconut tofu, soy beans, sugar snap peas and mushrooms in a red curry.
The dessert menu contains various dishes made using vanilla and chocolate like cakes, crème brulee, truffle crème and crème fraiche. Details of the after-dinner drinks provided here can also be found on the dessert menu. Coffees, dessert wines, port wines, sherry, Madeira as well as cognacs are some of the after-dinner drinks served at the Hollywood Brown Derby. The Hollywood Brown Derby is really well known for its Grapefruit cake.
A separate kids menu has been compiled by the staff of the Hollywood Brown Derby. Kids can order chicken noodle soup or salad as appetizers. The entrees for kids consist of grilled chicken breast, meaty macaroni, grilled cheese sandwich, fish strips and grilled hot dogs. The desserts for kids include the mango ice cream with the fruit cup, the strawberry and yogurt parfait and the vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie crumbles. A kid’s drink comes with each meal; your little one can choose from milk, water, or apple juice.
There are also a couple special dining options available at the Hollywood Brown Derby, the Fantasmic! Meal Package and the Dine With an Imagineer experience.
If you want to see Fantasmic!, but don’t want to fight for seats, the Hollywood Brown Derby is one of 3 restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can opt to do the Fantasmic! Meal Package. This is essentially and extra feature you can have added on to your lunch or dinner reservation at the time you make your reservation and if there are spaces available. With this meal addition, you get a reserved seat for the scheduled showing of Fantasmic!. Be warned, Fantasmic! does not take place every night and the nights it does, the times may be different. Be sure to check the time and dates of the shows when scheduling your reservation.
Dine With an Imagineer is a special dining experience designed for ages 10+. This meal includes a set menu and a special commemorative plate which the guest Imagineer can personalize for you. Since this is a multi-course meal with a special guest, the event lasts several hours.
Hollywood Brown Derby Review
We have eaten here at the Hollywood Brown Derby a few times. I found, that while the food is good, I really don’t know if it is worth it as a signature restaurant and using two points. On their two signature dished, I found the “Our Famous Cobb Salad” to be good with the Blue Cheese Crumble’s being a nice bite to it. On the Grapefruit Cake, I don’t think I could have disliked it more. I think the problem is I have never been a fan of Grapefruit, If you are I would try it.