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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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Merida, Mexico
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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California
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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209 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Garden Grove, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Newport Beach, California
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We have only eaten here once but the setting is nothing to write home about but once you are admitted inside the adventures begin. You start having pre dinner drinks in a speak easy environment which leads to a table and announcements then a trip to the wine cellar to feast your eyes on some amazing wines and snacks to... More 

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PINEHURST
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Somethings never change and this place is one of them. About two before we would be in town we called the Hobbit for reservations and were told the night we requested was sold out but they put us on the waiting list and would advise if a table became available. The day before we left for CALIF. we got the... More 

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2 Thank John O
Michael P, Front Office Manager at The Hobbit, responded to this review

Thank you, John for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for thinking of us when you came to visit California. More 

Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is definitely the kind of place you go on a special occasion or for a very special date. Everything is amazing from the food to service to ambiance. They have a seven course, prix-fixe menu but if you don't eat meat, they do have fish as an alternative. They do ask for food allergies, etc. when you make your... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your evening with us, hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Seating
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
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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