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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

This was a unique night. Everything was just a great adventure. From the cocktails and appetizers social hour before dining, to sitting down to a prix fixe dinner of a perfectly prepared meal paired with amazing wines. Check out the website, I cannot do justice...to your night ahead, but to say the least you’re in for a unique experience, and a not to be forgotten night out.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

What a special evening! The Hobbit is an old home that the owners have converted to a nostalgic restaurant and left much of the decor in tact. When you arrive at the front door, you have to announce your arrival by ringing the door bell,...upon which you're greeted warmly by the host/ess. If you arrive before 7, you can go upstairs to the bar which used to be a child's bedroom. There are lounge areas both inside and out while you wait to start your "experience". At 7, all guests are invited to the wine cellar for hors d'oeuvres and champagne. Each person is handed a menu for the evening so selecting wine is easier. On the evening we went, there was a Sommelier's Pairing for $50 per person which included a glass of wine for each course that the sommelier had paired with the menu items - great idea and one we took advantage of. When everyone had selected their wines, we were led back upstairs. We were seated in the old dining room (I think) which still had the cloth wall paper on it with matching curtains. Intimate with only 4 other tables. The other dining area had probably been the original living room with a fireplace. Each course had been carefully prepared and plated professionally. The first course was Mexican white shrimp with black lentils in a beurre blanc sauce paired with a 2017 Tyler Chardonnay from Santa Barbara. Delicious! Next was a root vegetable stuffed quail with polenta and a marsala reduction paired with a 2017 Charles Audoin Pinot Noir from Burgundy. I hope it was OK to use your fingers because we all did to get every last morsel of quail. Next was a Black Mission Fig with gorgonzola frisee with pineapple vinaigrette with a black pepper caramel drizzle. This was very good but probably my least favorite of the evening due to the sweetness of the fig and the dressing. There was an intermission to allow the servers to reset the tables and during that time you're allowed to wander through the house, rest on the patio, or visit the kitchen and talk to the chefs, which we did. We were amazed at how small the kitchen was to serve that many people! It was a regular-sized kitchen with a head chef, sous chef, and a dishwasher. That was it! I don't know how they turn out all the delicious food in such small quarters! We returned to our table for a palate-cleansing strawberry sorbet - delightful! The main course followed which was a Filet of Beef with bone marrow bordelaise, asparagus, and patty-pan squash paired with a 2012 Eponymous Cabernet Franc from Sonoma. The filet melted in your mouth and the sauce was excellent and the vegetables cooked perfectly. Finally, dessert arrived in the form of an apple Tarte Tatin with homemade creme fraiche ice cream with Grand Marnier burnt sugar on top paired with a 2008 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu from Hungary. Again, I'm not big on sweets but the tarte was delicious! The wine was too sweet for me but I tried it. There were coffees and after dinner drinks available too. There is always an alternative dish for the main course which this evening was an Alaskan Halibut with ginger garlic jasmine rice and a black bean sauce for an additional $7.75. The dinner is a fixed price of $92.00 per person and then additional for cocktails, wine, and after dinner drinks. All in all, it was truly fine dining and an experience we will never forget! Reservations are required and there is often a 3-4 month wait so plan ahead. Their upcoming entrees are listed on their web site. There is plenty of free parking on the premises.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

I can with my mom and sister during a girls’ trip and we all agree, there aren’t enough good words to describe The Hobbit! All the food was delicious and the experience as a whole was a shining example of how customer service should be!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

My family arranged for us to celebrate in the wine cellar. It was such a special meal and overall experience. We simply sat back and were taken excellent care of the entire evening. Vileen kept the food and wine flowing at just the right pace....She was professional, warm, friendly and discreet in how she communicated with our host (my dear cousin). The intermission is such a nice touch. We met Hector and Erik who are masters in the kitchen. They were friendly and informative and deserve recognition for their behind the scenes magic and inviting atmosphere. Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory for our family!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We went with my parents to celtour wedding anniversaries, ordered the chef-selected wines, and had a memorable dinner. Dinnertime at The Hobbit is a rarified experience. You must remember to pace yourself because there ayso many courses. Select stuffed beyond reason, today, and we'll satisfied!...Highly recommend The Hobbit for special occasions. Great atmosphere and impeccable service, and out of this world food!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

I took my husband to The Hobbit for his birthday last year and we really enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The decor is a little dated, but clean and comfortable. I would say that it is...a little more expensive than I felt it was worth, but I'm glad we tried it out. I doubt we'd go again, just because of the expense.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

The appetizers aren’t very special or creative, I think I can get some of them at Trader Joe’s. The food reminded me of something Julia Child would make in ‘65. I think cuisine has evolved since then. The ice cream for dessert was very plain....The venue is great and service is fantastic but the food and price (especially after Valentine’s Day) we’re not appealing.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

The food is 1960s over salted, heavy, starchy, unimaginative and unenjoyable. The owners have a terrible attitude. They both have a perpetual scowl on their faces. The 4 of us spent over $800 for indigestion. Thanks but no thanks to this establishment.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Attended a dinner here with a party of 11 people. Interesting location as it started out life as a farm house. After the initial starters in the wine cellar, we settled down for an exquisite meal. Very professional and the food was excellent. This restaurant...is truly initially and highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Reservations are at times difficult to get. When you arrive to this house, tucked in the middle of a commercial area, you must knock at the front door. The peep hole opens. "Your name?" The door opens to an elegant home. "Please come in, the...bar upstairs." At the bar, where a myriad of rare booze is on display, and a menu of seasonal drinks is offered, the bar tender made us a very will poured old fashioned. We took some time to look in a lounge opposite the bar, but decided on the outdoor patio down stairs. After drinks, we were called to the cellar. The attentive staff replacing our empty glasses with champagne. We ate appetizers, mostly flavorful little canapés, and looked at the wine collection. This is where you could choose the bottle for dinner with the help of the staff. We opted for the wine pairings. it was a great idea, and they poured generously. Upstairs, we were seated for a dinner, a pre fix menu, that was both approachable, yet exotic. Nothing to worry for the slightly picky eater. Dinner was excellent, and so was dessert. A night of magic. We discussed the nod to the Hobbit, a disappointing nob in menu and decor for a die hard fan perhaps, but they are going for something much more elegant- this is not a tacky themed restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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statrose
January 8, 2018|
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Response from 56marsham | Reviewed this property |
It is multi level upstairs and downstairs. They might have had an elevator to get to the second level but for the cellar no.
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mickeylj13
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Michael P | Property representative |
We serve a 7 course prix fixe menu. The menus you see on our website are examples of our cuisine, they are not a set menu. Each week our menu changes and also within the week itself, the posted entrees are the only thing... More
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Phillip M
July 18, 2015|
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Response from Michael P | Property representative |
Hi Michael, Of course. Our chef's are experts at creating dishes for all dietary needs. Just make sure to let us know at the time of booking, so we may better assist you.
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