The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge: best meal of our trip

We sat on the patio at the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge for lunch one day. The menu looked pretty impressive, but would the food live up to our expectations? I’m happy to report that indeed it did!

First, for the drinks. I’d been planning on a mint gimlet, but it wasn’t on the menu that day, so I went for the Ben Appétit: Nolet’s Silver Gin, X Fusion, lemonade, cucumber slices, and simple syrup. Yum! My husband had the Martini Flight of the Stars. This is supposed to be the Shelby Mayer Martini (Grey Goose and dry vermouth), Honey Darling Martini (Bombay Sapphire Gin and dry vermouth), and the Dorma Nesmond Martini (Ketel One Citroen Vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and cranberry juice). However, he didn’t want the juicy one, so they were happy to let him substitute a Jack Diamond Martini (Maker’s Mark Bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters).

Ben Appetit!

Ben Appétit!

We opted for the duck confit tacos and the Derby sliders. They were both so delicious, we wished we had room for more!

HBDL food

Front: duck confit tacos with sweet onion and orange conserve, Taleggio cheese, and leek rings. Back: Wagyu beef slider with cognac-mustard aïoli, smoked Gouda, bacon, and avocado; chorizo slider with chipotle mayo, Manchego, pickles, and crispy onions. OMG!!!

Not only was the meal terrific, but sitting out on the patio allowed us to people-watch and just generally soak up the fun Hollywood Studios atmosphere.

Do you have a favorite Walt Disney World lounge?


About Heather Brainerd

Intuitive healer + meditation guide
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6 Responses to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge: best meal of our trip

  1. sandykarpie says:

    Thanks for the info. Never been to this lounge but it certainly looks tasty.

  2. Linda says:

    We eat at the Hollywood Brown Derby every year…wouldn’t miss the Cobb salad, it’s out of this world! All five of us order only the Cobb!

    • HFBrainerd says:

      Hi Linda! You know, that’s funny because the table next to us was given a Cobb salad, but they hadn’t ordered it. They offered it to us, but since we’d just eaten, we declined. Now I wish we’d accepted!

  3. The Cobb salad is fantastic. I also highly recommend the grapefruit cake–it’s light, refreshing and has cream cheese icing!

    • HFBrainerd says:

      We were actually offered a free Cobb salad while we were there – it had been made by mistake. Sadly, we were too full! Thanks for your comment!

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