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The Hobbit

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Contemporary, French
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2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869 (Malena)
+1 714-997-1972
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
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Great food, great experience, tremendous staff...enjoyed visiting with other guests during our dining journey

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Menifee, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, great experience, tremendous staff...enjoyed visiting with other guests during our dining journey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Hobbit was a fantastic dining experience. We made reservations weeks in advance and were there for the Beef Wellington which is one of our favorite dishes. The menu changes so be sure to check that they have what you want when you make a reservation. We arrived at 645PM, headed up to the bar and grabbed a drink. This... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Atmosphere is warm, friendly, convivial; wine cellar -awesome; Executive Chef/Owner treats you like one of the family; the food -from preparation to service -quite simply 5 star. Smoked salmon, duck breast, salad----yum! Highly recommend a visit to this unique experience of a dinner!

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

San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

MY HIGHEST RATING! It doesn't get much better than this. From beginning to end, the entire experience was amazing. Arrive early and start upstairs, order a cocktail in the hip, yet relaxed, upstairs bar. Once it is time to head down to the wine cellar, you'll be greeted with a glass of tasty champagne. Enjoy the bubbly while you and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There were six in our party trying the "Hobbit Experience". We were early so enjoyed a cocktail on the patio before descending to the wine cellar for champagne and some very nice appetizers. Enjoyed looking at all of the wines and did select a wine to go with the two bottles that we brought with us. After being seated at... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's expensive, but it is more than a meal, it is an experience. We made our reservation 2 months in advance and were very excited to finally go. It starts with an invitation to the upstairs bar ($ not included) then a trip down into the wine cellar where appetizers and champagne are served. You can choose a bottle of... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a must go to place. Full bar upstairs, then visit the wine cellar with complimentary champagne and hors de vours of all sorts to start your evening.Following by a magnificent 6 course meal. and you can go meet the chef and watch them in action...Unbeleivable, great experience!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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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
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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
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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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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: +1 714-997-1972

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 82 - 148
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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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