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2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869 (Malena)
(714) 997-1972
Today
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Hobbit - expensive but worth it

An occassion at The Hobbit in Orange, CA is a wonderful evening of food, wine, friends, along with a wonderful staff that pays attention to your needs, desires, and wants. Plan your evening to be there a minimum of 3 hours, come hungry and thirsty, and enjoy the atmosphere of the Wine Cellar, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
William G
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Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

1)I made a reservation for 6 people on Opentable and was charged $120 to save the date. This reservation was made more than 2 months prior to the actual dining date. Very excited to get to go the infamous HOBBIT in Orange, CA, therefore I had no problem paying $120. 2) I called The Hobbit to modify (not cancel) the... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We celebrated my mother's birthday a few years ago. But this place had so many good reviews, I hate to spoil it. But the food was horrible. Very expensive, not enough to eat and my mother almost tripped downstairs to the appetizers. The stairs are very steep.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

An occassion at The Hobbit in Orange, CA is a wonderful evening of food, wine, friends, along with a wonderful staff that pays attention to your needs, desires, and wants. Plan your evening to be there a minimum of 3 hours, come hungry and thirsty, and enjoy the atmosphere of the Wine Cellar, the dining rooms, and meeting the Chefs... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have known about the Hobbit for many years and finally decided to celebrate our anniversary at this quaint and romantic restaurant. We arrived a bit early for our reservation so we could enjoy a nice glass of wine upstairs before the meal started. We were all asked to head down to the cellar for appetizers and to choose a... More 

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Orange County
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having been raised in Orange County, my wife and I have heard about The Hobbit for many years and finally - and I mean finally - made a reservation in honor of her birthday. What a great place. As many reviewers have testified, it has a very impressive wine selection and a rather intimate feel. I like the idea of... More 

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Orange, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was very excited to go here for the second time. The first time was 11 years ago. Wonderful food. Really enjoyed the cellar and appetizers. You will be wined and dined first class all the way

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Newport Beach
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I only wish there were more places like this in Orange County. This establishment is the antithesis to the sterile chain restaurants that at their best can only offer pedestrian luxury without soul. The food and service were good all around. The experience was eclectic and the wine was serious. I recommend trying out the Hobbit, if you have never... More 

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Hawaiian Gardens, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My cousin got married and brought us here for dinner. We had dinner in the wine cellar. It's a very unique experience. We arrived a little early and had a few drinks at the bar area. We then were taken down to the wine cellar for champagne and hor dourves which were really great. At that point everyone had the... More 

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Redlands, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you want to celebrate a special occasion, you have found the perfect place at The Hobbit. You realize how special it is when you get to the front door. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The ambiance for the entire evening occurs in exquisite surroundings and you will certainly want to return. The front room with a table... More 

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were invited by from friends from out of town who had found the Hobbit on the internet. The overall atmosphere was casual and fun, with all diners coming for one seating at 7:00 p.m. Starting in the bar/lounge (come a little early to enjoy this) and then proceeding to the wine cellar for appetizers about 7:00 p.m. We chose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
    (Malena)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (714) 997-1972

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?