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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, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    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
THIS IS A MUST DO! My highest possible rating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Daniel A
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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148 restaurant reviews
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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
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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10 reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Hobbit

Address: 2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
Phone Number: +1 714-997-1972
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
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
Average Prices: USD 82 - 148
Cuisine: Contemporary, French

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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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