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The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972
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Ranked #4 of 420 Restaurants in Orange
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Price range: $41 - $80
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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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English first
Aliso Viejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the best special occasion dining experiences I have ever had. While pricey, you get a great meal and experience for what you pay for and it is well worth it. Make it dressy, this place has a very strict dress code, and it trying to keep it's standards high. Food is always wonderful and I like... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Excellent service and spectacular food - consistently high quality for many years. An event, not just dinner. Kick back and enjoy the evening.

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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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217 reviews 217 reviews
106 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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Senior Reviewer
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
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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