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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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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    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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Okay: I took some friends/clients to The Hobbit because our company had already paid a substantial deposit for a booking that could not be fulfilled. The Hobbit is a set menu dinner restaurant in a converted house and is charming - especially the cellar. There were seven courses - The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roger W
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Okay: I took some friends/clients to The Hobbit because our company had already paid a substantial deposit for a booking that could not be fulfilled. The Hobbit is a set menu dinner restaurant in a converted house and is charming - especially the cellar. There were seven courses - The food was excellent. The wine was very good. The setting... More 

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Thank Roger W
Orange, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with another couple who are foodies and the overall experience was very good. We started off in the wine cellar with an assortment of appetizers and champagne. Since it is multiple courses each course was small but satisfying. Since it is expensive I will only come every few years. The service was excellent and we enjoyed every... More 

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Thank Anne O
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have heard a lot about The Hobbit, so we were very excited to visit. The staff and quickness of service was excellent! The food was very good, but, on average, not quite the level we had hoped. The options were slightly dated. However, our favorite course was the appetizer course. Delicious pastries and cheeses! And the... More 

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Thank A B
Orange, California, Usa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This early century house has been converted into a multi level, multi course dining experience. Pre dinner cocktails are served upstairs where you can walk out on the balcony, then down to the wine cellar for appetizers before you're seated for dinner on the main floor. During the intermission you can visit the chef in the kitchen - Pre set... More 

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1 Thank Celeste G
Michael P, Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We do love hearing that our dining experience is enjoyed and appreciated. The Hobbit More 

Escondido, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a small but quaint restaurant located in Orange. We went there for a Birthday celebration and just about everyone was celebrating a birthday too, Wonderful walk in wine cellar which had many wines from other countries. Upon arriving, it felt like you were going into someones home. The food, although small portions, was excellent and presented very nicely... More 

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Thank Nancy W
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 glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. More 

Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

During a recent evening out a friend and I were talking about Beef Wellington and how hard it is to find a good restaurant serving it. She suggested The Hobbit and we waited for Beef Wellington night and our grand experience. We arrived early to enjoy the lovely property and cooled down with a yummy Pimm's. When the event started... More 

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1 Thank SuzChef
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is definitely a place where you know you're going to spend some money, but your money is well spent. The staff is amazing, the location is amazing. And you have an whole experience, not just being served food. You even have an intermission! A lot about this is the question, are you getting your money's worth, and I have... More 

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Thank Crisco F
Indian Wells, California
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Hobbit, Dinner and a Cooking show if you visit the kitchen during the break. The Chef or his first assistant will tell you all about what is coming up, and any tricks for cooking what has already been served. I always check the online menu to make sure it's Beef Wellington, not that everything else isn't delish, just that... More 

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Thank Ms A G
Michael P, Front Office Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciated feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you in the future.. sincerely, The Hobbit More 

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It was my first time back last night (2015SEP04) since the early 1980s, and the first time for my family, to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Met other diners who were also there for their special occasion. Always intended to return after that first visit but my loss for not having done so much sooner. Told Michael, the owner and executive... More 

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Thank K T
Menifee, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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

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