Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Disney Restaurant Review: The Brown Derby

While at Disney’s Hollywood Studios the other place on our must stop restaurant list was The Brown Derby.  
  The old Brown Derby in Hollywood is the home of the home of the original Cobb Salad and is the first place I ever had a Cobb Salad over 10 years ago and is still the best Cobb Salad I have ever had.  The original Derby is pictured below.

This is where you want to eat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios if you are looking for something a little fancier and more fine dining—yet you can still find some reasonable food at a decent price if you aren’t going full blown Steaks and Seafood plates. 

The decor of this old Hollywood themed restaurant is classic Hollywood with old caricatures of famous Hollywood actors.  Like the Carthay Circle at Disney’s California adventure –this restaurant is stylish and classy.  

I had the Appetizer Cobb Salad which was awesome.  One of our friends had the Pan Sear Salmon and absolutely loved it.
We also had the Artisanal Cheeses  which consisted of  the following:
Wensleydale Carnberry, VSOP Reypenaer Gouda, Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese with House-made Pickles, Spiced Pecans, and an Apple-Mustard Marmalade

I had a great Martini called the Varm Dame Martini
 My wife had  a  MacMurray Ranch Chardonnay from Sonoma:  This is a good Chardonnay that we had tried previously in Disney’s California Adventure – which is featured at that park one of what they call the Disney Family Wines.   (Here is a blog we did about that over on our wine blog).    
What is the Disney connection you ask..  It is a winery connected with Fred MacMurray of Disney movie fame from the Nutty Professor, Shaggy Dog movies.

We absolutely loved the Brown Derby.  My stepdaughter wanted to go back to Disneyworld so she could get the Salmon that our friends let her have a taste of. 

If we return to Disney’s  Hollywood Studios  we would like to hit there outdoor lounge which has  some great sounding appetizers Martini, Margarita, Wine and Scotch Flights.

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  1. Here is a look at some of the new items at the Brown Derby Lounge from Disney Parks Blog.....I can't wait to go back again.


  2. This brown derby restaurant looks perfect for Hollywood parties. Last year I had attended Hollywood theme party at my friend’s cottage and I must say that party set looks like the original Hollywood venues. That was an amazing experience for me!