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The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972
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Ranked #8 of 413 restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Oxnard, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Second dining experience at The Hobbit and it was as special as the first. The food, the service, the staff all so professionally done. Such a great dining destination.

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Chico, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Excellent food, good wine, great atmosphere with top-notch service. A unique and worthwhile experience.

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