Bring old hollywood to your Disney World dining experience at Hollywood Brown Derby. This popular Signature Table Service Restaurant is located in the heart of Disneyʼs Hollywood Studios. Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica of the Brown Derby restaurant that opened in the 1900ʼs near the corner of Hollywood & Vine in California. This fun restaurant brings you back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. The original Brown Derby was a popular restaurant for actors like Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, James Cagney, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more. With a license from the original Brown Derby, Disneyʼs Hollywood Studios brings this classic hollywood fun to Disney World.
From the outside of the restaurant, you will see the large tan building with Brown Derby sign in the shape of a hat. The long maroon canopy at the entrance paves the way into the restaurant. Even the beautiful flowers and landscaping at the entrance to the restaurant are a resemblance to the California. As you walk into the restaurant entrance, you will see the celebrity caricature. This is one of the popular traditions from the original Brown Derby. The star caricatures are throughout the lobby and throughout the entire restaurant. There are hundreds of them!
You will be greeted by a host or hostess in a white or black tuxedo. You already feel the glitz and glamour of the olden days. You are escorted to your table feeling like a star. The restaurant has dark wooden tables and chairs with crisp white table cloths. You will see the caricatures covering all of the wall space, along with a few additional rod iron decorations. There are tables throughout the inside of the restaurant and booths surrounding the outer rim. The ornate ceiling and chandeliers add to the elegant atmosphere of the Hollywood Brown Derby.
The food is even inspired by the original Brown Derby including the world famous Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake. This traditional restaurant features appetizers, including Butternut Squash Bisque, Artisanal Cheese, Blue Lump Crab Spring Rolls, Andouille-Crusted Prawn, Local Greens, and Our Famous Cobb Salad.
For entrees, you can enjoy Herb-Crusted Grilled Loin of Lamb, Our Famous Cobb Salad, Pan-Seared Porcini Powder-Dusted Pork Tenderloin, Scotch Maple-Glazed Loch Duart Salmon, Crispy Spiced Duck Breast, Noodle Bowl, Pan-Seared Coriander-Crusted Black Grouper, Ashley Farms Free-Range Breast of Chicken, and Charred-Glazed Filet of Beef.
Save room for dessert with a mini sampler. You can choose from Amaretto Flan, Caramel Custard, Double Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, Warm Berry Cobbler, Mini Grapefruit Cake, Chocolate Sphere, Milk Chocolate Cremeux, Crunchy Sugar Cookie Puff, or Banana Toffee Cake.
You can enjoy more than just an elegant and delicious meal at Hollywood Brown Derby. Disney features several opportunities, including the Fantasmic! Dining Package and Dine with an Imagineer. The Fantasmic! Dining Package is a free bonus, when you book this package with Disney Dining or your travel agent (before leaving home). This opportunity allows you to enjoy a wonderful meal and then you receive a voucher for a special area to watch the Fantasmic! show later that same evening. There is not an additional cost, so it is a great deal to book this package!
The Dine with an Imagineer is a popular way to learn more about Disney Imagineers. This experience includes a 4-course meal in the private Bamboo Room at Hollywood Brown Derby. You can make a reservation for lunch or dinner for this experience. Your whole family will enjoy learning from a Disney Imagineer. You can even purchase a souvenir plate at the end, personalized by your Disney Imagineer. It is a wonderful experience for the whole family. The Dine with an Imagineer is an additional cost and a reservation is required. Book online, by phone at 407-WDW-DINE, or with your travel agent.
The elegant days of Old Hollywood are brought to life at the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disneyʼs Hollywood Studios. Plan a meal at this amazing restaurant during your vacation. This is a Signature Table Service Restaurant, so Disney does require (2) table service meals per person. Advanced Dining Reservations are suggested. Book online, by phone at 407-WDW-DINE, or with your travel agent.
To bring Hollywood Brown Derby to your own home, we have the most popular recipe created by the original Brown Derby for you to create at home. Enjoy the Cobb Salad!
Our Famous Cobb Salad Recipe
Serves 6 People
- 1/2 head iceberg lettuce
- 1/2 bunch watercress
- 1 small bunch chicory
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce
- 2 medium tomatoes, blanched & peeled
- 1 1/2 cups cooked turkey breast, diced
- 3 eggs, hard-cooked
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 6 strips crisp bacon, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
Directions: Chop all greens very fine (reserve some watercress for presentation) and arrange in salad bowl. Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds, and dice fine. Also dice the turkey, avocado, & eggs. Arrange the above ingredients, as well as the blue cheese and bacon crumbles, in straight lines across the greens. Arrange the chives diagonally across the above lines. Present the salad at the table, then toss with the dressing (below). Place on chilled plates with a watercress garnish.
Brown Derby Old-Fashioned French Dressing
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood Brown Derby
- 1 1/4 tablespoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon English mustard
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups salad oil
Directions: Blend all ingredients except oils, then add olive oil and salad oils and mix well. Blend well again before mixing with salad.