Hollywood Brown Derby Review – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Hollywood Brown Derby is the Signature Restaurant in Hollywood Studio’s – located right on Hollywood and Sunset – It has been a staple in Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s or MGM Studio’s since that Park Opened in 1989 – I have been fortunate enough to have a few meals here over the years and can say without hesitation that it is one of the most consistent restaurants on all of Walt Disney World Property!
The Hollywood Brown Derby was a restaurant (or restaurant’s as there were multiple over the years) that started in “old” Hollywood – It is where the famous Cobb Salad was created as well as the Original Grapefruit cake both of these remain on Disney’s Hollywood Brown Derby menu still to this day!
Onto the Food –
The Hollywood Brown Derby has both a Lunch and Dinner Menu if you are looking for a spot to sit down and get out of the Florida Heat this is a great restaurant especially if you do not have a reservation as the Brown Derby is almost always a walk up during lunch especially!
Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger – with Gruyère Cheese, Pastrami, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, and a Fried Egg on a Toasted Brioche with Cognac-Mustard Aïoli and Hand-cut Steak Fries
This Burger was INCREDIBLE!!! Generally I find the burgers at Disney to be well… awful… however this burger was outstanding! The Meat was flavorful and great quality, I love fried eggs on a burger the bun was excellent! I did not have one complaint about the burger it was top notch and well worth the 18$ price tag!
Sea Salted Butter and Warm Bread
Brown Derby Specialty Cobb Salad
The Hollywood Brown Derby is where the Cobb Salad Originated – at 16$ it is a very large portion and a great value!
Pan-seared Black Grouper – with Half a Herb-crusted Lobster Tail over an Orzo Salad with a Cognac-Mushroom Beurre Blanc
Without a doubt this is one of the best entree’s I have had at a Disney Restaurant in a long time! The Lobster and Grouper tasted fresh (the waiter said the Grouper had been caught earlier that day) and the orzo was superb it had a lot of flavor and really added to the dish!
Dessert Trio – Grapefruit Cake, Banana Toffee Cake on Cocoa Crunch and Strawberry-Banana Pearls and Amaretto Flan and Opalys White Chocolate Whip with an Almond Cookie
All three of the desserts were good however I don’t like Trio’s I wanted a whole Grapefruit Cake or a Whole Amaretto Flan…
Food 9.5: – Almost every dish that I have ever had here has been superb! My only complaint is the dessert trio’s… I know it is silly but it is just enough to knock it down from a perfect score!
Atmosphere 8: The Hollywood Brown Derby is a beautiful art deco restaurant and it fits perfectly with the Old Hollywood Theme of Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s!
Service 8: I have always had great service here
Overall 9: The Hollywood Brown Derby is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Walt Disney World I have always had great service, I find the food to be excellent (I love that the menu is constantly changing) and I love the atmosphere and history attached to the Brown Derby – Therefore I can say without hesitation that it is my favorite in Theme Park Restaurant in all of Walt Disney World!
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