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The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972
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Ranked #9 of 420 restaurants in Orange
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Price range: $41 - $80
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Malena
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48 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Grass Valley
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is our second trip to The Hobbit. Last time 30 years ago. I guess we have now been to enough good restaurants to know there is so much great food out there. It was a wonderful evening of service but would have enjoyed other options on the menu.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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216 reviews 216 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary here last night. It was years since I had been here. It is a special place more like dining in somebody's home than a restaurant. From start to finish we found the service and evening's pace superb. We sat in the main room which has wonderful ambience. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire... More

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Santa Ana, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Sure, I've read the other reviews and more or less agree that the place carries a bit of a surprise as the outside of the building is so unassuming but the inside is decorated beautifully. Further, I totally agree that the service we were given at the dinner was exceptional and pleasant. There were no decorations on the table but... More

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Santa Ana, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I took my husband to dinner at the Hobbit for his birthday. We had been once before, also for his birthday twelve years prior. It was amazing the first time and was amazing again this time. I wouldn't suggest going here with anyone other than someone or a group who you really enjoy being with because this can't be rushed... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The concept is awesome the service is excellent but unfortunately the food is just ok. Hasardly modern; I'm happy I went once but I won't come back

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Laguna Hills
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had discovered The Hobbit while searching online for top restaurants in Orange County. Viewing their website and reading the reviews were enough to give it a try. They offer one seating per night at 7:00 pm and the same seven course menu is given a run for a season. We knew that Valentine’s Day would be booked and there... More

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So some friends and I were getting together for a holiday dinner and someone suggested The Hobbit. I've lived in the OC most of my life and never heard of this place. What a nice surprise this was. Dinner started off with drinks in the bar upstairs. They, down to a wonderful wine cellar with an incredible selection or wines... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

To be fair, let me start by saying that we only eat seafood and fish. Eggs, cheese and such, no problem. I am guessing if we ate meat the meal would be exquisite. The first course the chef substituted a tasty mushroom dish. While everyone else enjoyed a salad with duck, they simply served us the same salad sans the... More

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My husband planned our dinner to celebrate my birthday. I have heard about The Hobbit for years, but never got a chance to go. It truly is a restaurant for 'special occasions'...not a place to go just to go 'out to dinner'. This is a very long evening with a lot of food. Thank heavens for the 'intermission' time to... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We ate here to celebrate our birthdays and I'm ready to go back. The restaurant is a converted house - but really well converted. The atmosphere is gracious and the wait staff very attentive. Champagne and appetizers are served in the wine cellar. Watch eating too many of the appetizers - they are so good it is easy to stuff... More

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