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. You would almost expect to run into Old Hollywood celebrities here 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 could not get a reservation. We scored one last minute; Merry Christmas to me!
What We Had
We ordered The Brown Derby’s famous Cobb Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Original Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and grilled Waygu Beef Burgers.
The restaurant uses white tablecloths and cloth napkins, a nice touch in my book. It felt fancy, but the atmosphere was very relaxed.
Caricature prints of celebrities hang all over the restaurants. It was fun to look at them out while waiting for our table and our food.
Best Part of the Meal
Allegedly, the Cobb Salad was created in the 1930’s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant in California. It quickly became the restaurant’s signature dish. Named for the restaurant owner, Robert Howard, 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 slice of crispy prosciutto. Yum! Also, check out the Brown Derby’s classic cocktails.
What Needs Improvement
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 9
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