Hollywood Brown Derby versus

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Masonmj84, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Masonmj84

    Masonmj84 DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2011
    resort signatures?

    Any that you would say the Hollywood Brown Derby beats out?
  2. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    I'd rather eat there than Yachtsman...but I've never been to Yachtsman.

    I'd also rather eat there than Narcoosees.
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  4. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    I like Brown Derby better than Yachtsman, Artist Point and Narcoosees. If it were not for the sushi, it would be at the same level as Ca Grill for me. The only ones I think are consistently better are Flying Fish, Citricos and Jiko.

    Disclaimer: I do not do the dining plan. Brown Derby is not the best use of dining plan credits as their selections are less expensive than most selections at the other signatures.
  5. DonaldDoleWhip

    DonaldDoleWhip DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2008
    I currently like Brown Derby better than California Grill (because of the food) and Narcoossee's (overall, including food and service).

    I think Artist Point, Citricos, Jiko, and Yachtsman are consistently better than Brown Derby, while Flying Fish is usually better.
  6. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

    Sep 15, 2006
    Okay, we like the Brown Derby, the Yachtsman and Narcoosees...Sorry, I'm no help.:)
  7. cbg1027

    cbg1027 Florida Girl

    Aug 21, 2009
    Brown Derby is better than Narcoossee's.

    I don't think Brown Derby is quite on par with most of the signatures, like Citricos, Jiko, and Flying Fish, but it is really good and a step above the non-signature places.
  8. BBQMommy

    BBQMommy DIS Veteran

    Dec 19, 2009
    I still prefer Narcoossee's over Brown Derby. Have had three wonderful meals there. Also prefer California Grill to Brown Derby. Our service at Brown Derby, in a fairly empty dining room, was terrible. Food was good, but not fabulous. For me, the meals I had at CG and Narcoossee's were fabulous.

  9. disadventurer

    disadventurer DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Brown Derby is in a class all by itself. It is a classic restaurant with excellent theming and a story all its own so it is really hard to compare. The food is excellent and on par with California Grill and Le Cellier.

    Had Lunch with the Imagineer, dinner one night in the Bamboo Room before Fantasmic, and lunch another time in the regular dining room all on different vacations. All experiences were different, but the result the same.

    We use the Tables in Wonderland card now, so we receive 20% off food and 20% alcohol a better deal for our family.

    Have fun if you decide to eat there. Lots of history to discover:goodvibes:goodvibes
  10. jpmom

    jpmom Always Disney Bound! DVC Gold

    Aug 3, 2004
    I love Brown Derby...

    Great food, and I think it's more reasonable than most resort signatures.
  11. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    Interesting thread. We're trying Brown Derby for the first time in Oct. We love Flying Fish and Artist Point. We're eating at Brown Derby, Flying Fish, Yachtsman and Artist Point on this trip. It will be interesting to make comparisons.
  12. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    I wasn't terribly impressed with Brown Derby, but to be fair we had a terrible server that really detracted from the experience. Over 2 hours for a resort signature dinner is one thing, but over 2 hours for an in-park lunch and having to ask repeatedly for things like a glass of water really left a bad impression that had nothing to do with the food. Also, the kids' menu is by far the worst of the signatures, pretty much the same as a one credit restaurant, and where the other signature restaurants tend to change menus often to use seasonal ingredients, the Brown Derby was still serving distinctly "fall" offerings when we were there in March.

    Overall I think Brown Derby is a step above the one credit restaurants but not quite on par with the resort signatures, except perhaps Narcoosees which has failed to impress us on two separate occasions.

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