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The Hobbit

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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, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    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
"The Hobbit Experience"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Elizabeth120890278
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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205 reviews 205 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, 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?