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The Hobbit

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$$$$
Contemporary, French
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2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3704 (Malena)
+1 714-997-1972
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first dined here about 1983 or 1984, when the late Jerry Mead, a wine columnist, recommended the restaurant. I thought it was top rated then and I still think so. What I fail to understand AAA's 3 Diamond rating. Admittedly the Hobbit is following a formula different from most others, but in my opinion AAA is doing diners who... More 

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Thank William R
Laguna Hills, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We go to the Hobbitt on special occasions, as it is not cheap, but it really is a dining event! Don't miss the appetizers and wine cellar before the meal. On our last trip we took our two teens with us and they enjoyed it very much! We will always return because the food is excellent and the service is... More 

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Thank FGU
Michael P, Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Our 7 course meal extends over 3 hours, just like at a friends house. A time to relax and celebrate any special occasion. More 

Orange County, California
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I brought the missus here for post-Valentine's dinner and sad to say the place is over rated. We were greeted and asked to wait in a little corner on the second floor, ordered cocktails and whisky which was more than I've paid at other fine dining areas. From there, we were escorted to the wine cellar, certainly a large selection... More 

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Thank Vic C
Merida, Mexico
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I went to a 7 course dinner at the wine cellar and I was impressed with the wine selection they've had. all the 7 courses were excellent. the service was the best. The chef went personally to greet us, we had a tour to the restaurant and part of the kitchen. I really enjoyed everything, Highly recommended.

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Thank el_mulix
California
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

A thank-you dinner from my son was a lovely evening. Greeted at the door a beautiful, old home/building and escorted to a bar/lounge for a before dinner drink. Next to the wine cellar to choose our wine for dinner and to sample some appetizers. Then to our table for an elegant multi-course meal. Was lovely to take a break half... More 

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1 Thank Suefowl
Michael P, Front Office Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write. More 

The O.C., California
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250 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

An ultimate night out. Dining, as opposed to just eating, the old school way. Begin with starters in the wine cellar where you can choose from their extensive wine selection. Do not be intimidated. Help is available and there are wines to fit most every budget. The menu varies with the time of year so check out what is being... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Attended Robert Craig wine dinner. Big fan of this winery for 12+ years!! Wild King Salmon hors d oeuvres et al were outstanding!! Loved the risotto. A bit pricey, but worth it. Surprise your spouse! Check menu first before making reservations.

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Yorba Linda, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. I really like the way they begin the meal in the cellar. They have a great selection of appetizers, then everyone comes upstairs to the dining room. My only small complaint would be it was a little too noisy, but I overlooked as that means people are having a good time.

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1 Thank Barbara Jo O
Michael P, Owner at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. More 

Tustin, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect spot to celebrate any special occasion. Owner/Chef Michael and General manager Matthew produce a 7 course, gourmet meal that rivals the best we've had in Italy or France.

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2 Thank alittlebitofBS
Garden Grove, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is the first elegant dining experience that I ever had and I was impressed. I always heard about this place but never been there. My girlfriend who went to culinary art school heard about this place but like me never been here before. We felt the whole 4 hour experience is worth the price tag. The place was great... More 

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1 Thank David V
Michael P, Front Office Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you so very much, we would be honored to share your special celebrations with you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$82 - $148
Cuisine
Contemporary, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3704
    (Malena)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-997-1972

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