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The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972
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Ranked #11 of 420 restaurants in Orange
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Malena
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88% Recommend
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English first
Santa Ana, California
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238 reviews 238 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Laguna Niguel, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

From the moment we entered the relatively nondescript building on Chapman Avenue, where we were greeted by the hostess, who took the two bottles of other-wordly cabernet sauvignon we'd brought for a "taste-off," until we shuffled out that same door over four hours later, everything about our dining experience at The Hobbit was top-class. We started with cocktails in the... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A group of six were enticed to the Hobbit by an internet downline offer of their $69 'special' - the Hobbit has a champagne grreting in the wine cellar. We chose the wine pairings, and it was a superb night with quiet but perfect service. Food was perfect. You need to attend the Hobbit with people that you like -... More

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