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The Hobbit

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2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3704 (Malena)
+1 714-997-1972
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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Southern California
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167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is more than simply about the food. It is a dining experience. Outstanding service accompanies a very good menu. Several courses--most were excellent. Wonderful wine cellar where you can pick your wine after talking about many possible selections with knowledgeable staff. Not inexpensive but a great choice for a special occasion. Would certainly do this again.

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Thank Shannydog
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for that special occasion whether it be an anniversary, birthday, prom or a romantic dinner. The ambiance is amazing and you feel like movie stars. The food is exquisite and all of the staff are friendly and informative. The hors d' oeuvres were delicious to start the evening in the wine cellar with champagne.... More 

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Thank Jeffany2004
Orange, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Tops for cuisine, atmosphere, ambiance...... enter in the wine cellar and select your wine before you continue to the dining room and the many delicious courses you will be served. They NEVER have to advertise.

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Thank jeaniko
Stephens City, Virginia
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and experience at The Hobbit. We started with cocktails before the champagne & hors d'oeuvres in the wine cellar. That was my favorite part of the evening. The hors d'oeuvre were unique and each one better than the last. We were then seated for dinner. We had 2 courses before we had an intermission before the... More 

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Thank Connie F
Murrieta, California
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437 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure why we never dined here after growing up in the surrounding area!! Beautiful presentation! Food was absolutely delicious! Thank you Chef for a memorable event!

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Thank JAE2512
Michael P, Front Office Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so very glad you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Arcadia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Excellent 7 course meal. Everything perfect from the appetizers to the main course to the desert. The meal is prix fixe. Perfect for any special occasion. Truly a dining experience since we were there for almost 4 hours.

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Thank pulminator
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I first dined here about 1983 or 1984, when the late Jerry Mead, a wine columnist, recommended the restaurant. I thought it was top rated then and I still think so. What I fail to understand AAA's 3 Diamond rating. Admittedly the Hobbit is following a formula different from most others, but in my opinion AAA is doing diners who... More 

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Thank William R
Laguna Hills, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We go to the Hobbitt on special occasions, as it is not cheap, but it really is a dining event! Don't miss the appetizers and wine cellar before the meal. On our last trip we took our two teens with us and they enjoyed it very much! We will always return because the food is excellent and the service is... More 

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Thank FGU
Michael P, Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Our 7 course meal extends over 3 hours, just like at a friends house. A time to relax and celebrate any special occasion. More 

Orange County, California
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I brought the missus here for post-Valentine's dinner and sad to say the place is over rated. We were greeted and asked to wait in a little corner on the second floor, ordered cocktails and whisky which was more than I've paid at other fine dining areas. From there, we were escorted to the wine cellar, certainly a large selection... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to a 7 course dinner at the wine cellar and I was impressed with the wine selection they've had. all the 7 courses were excellent. the service was the best. The chef went personally to greet us, we had a tour to the restaurant and part of the kitchen. I really enjoyed everything, Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$82 - US$148
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3704
    (Malena)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-997-1972

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?