Hollywood Studio’s iconic restaurant, the Hollywood Brown Derby, is a replica of the 1930’s famous California dining hotspot; complete with a chic dining room, upscale menu, classic cocktails, and legendary service. Here you would almost expect to run into Old Hollywood celebrities and will love the open feel of the restaurant as well as the smart seating arrangements. This is a not a budget friendly establishment, but one for a special occasion or treating yourself.
Disney’s Hollywood Brown Derby
Why We Went: My family spent the day exploring Hollywood Studios and needed a sit-down restaurant to break up our day. I had always wanted to try the Hollywood Brown Derby but it was always fully reserved. It fills up fast. We got lucky and obtained a late lunch reservation; Merry Christmas to me!
What We Had: We ordered their famous Cobb Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Original Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and grilled Waygu Beef Burgers.
Something Special: The Hollywood Brown Derby uses white tablecloths and cloth napkins; a special touch in my book. It felt so fancy yet the atmosphere was very relaxed.
Noteworthy: Caricature prints of celebrities hang all over the restaurant, hallways, and bathrooms. It was fun to check them out while waiting for our table as well as from the dining table.
Best Part of the Meal: It is alleged that the Cobb Salad was created in the 1930’s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant in California where it became a signature dish. The Cobb was named for the restaurant owner, Robert Howard Cobb. The ingredients are diced tomatoes, egg, blue cheese crumbles, avocado, chives, bacon, and turkey breast atop very finely chopped greens drizzled with the Cobb dressing. Your server will toss the salad for you at the table which makes every bite perfect, containing a bit of each of the ingredients.
Hollywood Brown Derby Bonus: The Original Fettuccine Alfredo is topped with a little slice of crispy prosciutto. Yum! Also, check out the cool classic cocktails on the drink menu.
Total Check Before Tip: A lot! Some things are better left unsaid.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 9
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