Orange Hill Restaurant
Orange Hill Restaurant

Orange Hill Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theorangehillrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (714) 997-2910x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin White
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Orange Hill is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Voted as 1 of the top 50 Scenic View restaurants across the nation and uniquely situated on the hills of Orange with spectacular views from Los Angeles to Newport, Orange Hill Restaurant is the perfect location for your next business event, party, rehearsal dinner or wedding and reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Jody Sandoval 8889258416
  • Special Events: Uniquely situated on the hills of Orange with a mesmerizing view from Orange County to Catalina, Orange Hill Restaurant is the ideal location for your next event.

    Our beautiful banquet rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Whether you are hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you. Our talented events team will provide full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

    Please contact orangehillcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chapman Ave & Cliffway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Orange Hill offers complimentary valet parking.
A word from Orange Hill Restaurant
Our restaurant sits on top of the hills of Orange with a view from Orange County to Catalina. Orange Hill is a happily discovered gem in the hills that has been cherished by locals and visitors alike for many years.
We welcome you as you celebrate any occasion — whether it’s as momentous as a wedding, as casual as a brunch among dear friends or as romantic as a dinner with someone special. Our restaurant features cascading waterfalls, koi ponds and a expansive patio overlooking the sparkling city lights below. Escape to our patio and relax with a glass of wine from our award-winning wine list or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail from our vibrant O BAR lounge. Touting high-quality seasonal ingredients and local produce, Orange Hill serves USDA Prime Steaks aged perfectly to 28 days, chateaubriand and a signature miso marinated Chilean seabass.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.
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Orange Hill Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (23)special occasion (18)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (4)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Night on the Hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Good place if you are looking for a date night with your significant other or with a small group of friends. Overall I was pleased with the visit to Orange Hill, but the food is overpriced considering it was just average, but you really end up paying for the ambiance. The night time view of the city and the dim lighting next to the fire pits is just perfect for setting that "good" date mood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was my 2nd time there and I enjoyed it. Good food, good service, friendly staff. Also beautiful entrance and wonderful view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much money for too little food.
    Deceptioned43
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our recently experience for brunch at this restaurant was terrible. First we got surprised because the price changed from $36 that we paid last time to $43 each this time. So we thought that had more kinds of food but no, not so many choices and the quality was not good. They used to have a sushi man preparing sushis right in front of you and this doesn't happen anymore. They have just a few and not so good. They used to have a big amount of desserts cakes, pies and not anymore. Was difficult to find something that would be great to delight. They used to have good shrimp, muscles and sometimes oysters but not anymore. I got some shrimp but the taste was terrible. No muscles and other kind of seafood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This ain't chuckie cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The evening started off great we arrived early, since my gf has never been here before and I wanted to sit by the bar and admire the awesome view. Well soon after we got our drinks we were seated. the tables didn't have linens after ordering it took about 30 mins for our food to arrive? Then during our dinner a family of 9 were sat right next to us with a toddler that was not happy to be there which pretty much killed the ambience. After dinner we wanted to sit by the fire pit, a hostess comes up and says we need to put our names down and that people are waiting. Really?!? There were 3 fire pits open with no one sitting by them. We just wanted to finish our drinks and take some pictures. Thanks orange hill for an awesome date night..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disapointing at best
    Desertj1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was not only bad but misrepresented. If their steaks are "prime" I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell. The Chilean Sea Bass was a fish about on half inch thick, flat solid and bad, If that was Chilean Sea Bass , well you know the rest. The waiter, whom we tipped at the Max must have just been hired from a temp pool. We felt bad for him. They replace my steak with another one just as bad, which we left. The 40 minute wait for our entree was overcome by our patience of a special evening. The Caesar salad was good. We didn't even flinch at the outrageous price for two martinis since we were aware going in that this restaurant was expensive but we certainly were not prepared for what we experienced food wise. They should be ashamed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service but poor chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had 7 PM reservation. We were not sitted for another 30 minutes to edge of patio without any candle or light. Worsely, my husband's prime rib arrived 8:45 PM dead cold. Chef just did not know how to synchronize my tuna with his prime rib. However, service was wonderful. The manager did not charge for our meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the view is the best part
    foodisuzi
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Orange Hill is just like real estate... location location location. The food was mediocre but I suspect the high price is more related to the spectacular view and excellent service. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the ambiance was nice. The prime rib was a little chewy and the au gratin was bland but the service and scenery made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The view is amazing. The food was incredible, from the appetizers to dessert!! Great experience, will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very romantic
    RomanticRealtor
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I love this place and have been here many times. It is a fantastic place to take that very special woman in your life. You can enjoy an incredible view of almost the entire county, and, can see the Disneyland fireworks. One of the most romantic elements of this restaurant is the wrap around patio with several fire pits which are surrounded by very comfortable patio furniture... a great place to enjoy each other's company over a glass of wine and a cocktail either before or after dinner. Definitely the most romantic restaurant in Orange County.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nice variety of selections on the menu, great view, good service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2209 reviews are from the Orange Hill Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great view and location. The
    austinp3
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Great view and location. The only drawback is when it gets busy the dining areas get a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What can I say...they have
    ElegantVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    What can I say...they have it all. Good food, great view, live music in the bar. I love it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every year I visit friends
    Gramcracker
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Every year I visit friends in CA and we go to this restaurant. Love the view and the food is great. Love to sit and watch the sun set.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    Good was only ok. Prices were high. View was stunning. Noise was unacceptable. Wine list was a disaster. The staff went out of their way to be pleasant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place for a romatic night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    We have been to this restaurant for many different special occasions and will continue to come back. The view takes your breath away, the food is always excellent and very well presented, and the service is always top notch. Never any complaints! This is a great place for a special night or even for a group of people. Even the outside is a great place to have a drink and look at the view and helps you take your mind off everything except the person or people with you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    My boyfriend and I went for dinner on his last night in California before returning to Florida. Such an breathtaking view as the sun set and the lights of the city came to life. Our waiter Justin was AMAZING!!!!!! We will definately be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality has gone down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Quality has gone down hill.. There were 2 flys buzzing around our hole dinner, prime rib was just ok.. Kind of tough. Been going to this restaraunt for a while, but It has gone down significantly. Asked for sunset menu and got scoffed at. Ambience was great, but food wasn't Verry good or service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinning choice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Excellent dinning choice, however service in dinning area and outside was somewhat slow. We will absolutely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pefect Experience on the Hill!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    I have NEVER been to the Orange Hill restaurant that it was NOT one of the best dining experiences Ive ever had. The food is ALWAYS fantastic, the ambiance is great, the staff takes care of you as if you are Royalty and Ive never felt more comfortable having a meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    BboopVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    One of my favorite restaurants in Southern California. Beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had eaten there several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We had eaten there several times thru the years. The Sunday brunch has become mediocre, no longer the whole fresh salmon, special coffee urn, and they ran out of the smoked salmon at 1:10pm-how could you run out of something like that when within a mile are several super markets. They might change their name to "Orange DOWN Hill". It was not fair value.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go somewhere else!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Jackie, front desk girl, HORRID!! I can not believe they let someone so rude work at the hostess desk. Terrible attitude when we requested a table with a view because it was my mom's birthday. She acted as if it was the most difficult thing ever, even when we explained that we do not mind waiting for one. Ruined the experience from the start. Food was ok, the view is awesome even in the day. Gnats galore everywhere inside the restaurant. I stopped going to Orange County Mining Co for Orange Hills because if the better view. I guess we'll just go back to Orange County Mining Co.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family and I always have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    My family and I always have a great time when we dine here for brunch and special ocasions. The only recommendation that I could make it would be to have more space in between the table as you prepare your plate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go to Orange Hill about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We go to Orange Hill about every six weeks and think the Champagne Brunch is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you for all the services.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Thank you for all the services. You are the best :)))
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View is amazing, food is not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    View is amazing, food is not bad, and service is not that great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Honor reservation requests in advan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    This has been our 2nd time dining at Orange Hill. We've chose this place for is ambite environment, outdoor dining, and most importantly the breath taking scenic nightly view over the city of Orange. Valet service was excellent and have done a great job. Check in service: There were 2 attendants at the counter and have us in for our reservation. We've waited about 5 minutes prior to seating. Seating (Poor): The only low rating I have is the seating service to our table from one of the female waitresses. We've chose Orange Hill for special occassion and have indicated both in our reservation in advance in addition to indicating verbally we would like a scenice view seating however she indicated there is no guarantee and we sat in middle
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Orange Hills.. the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    I love Orange Hills.. the staff is wonderful and the food delicious. THe brunch was also wonderful. That place is a place to enjoy with either family or a loved one or on that special date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG...I have been going to
    MickeyTheEater
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    OMG...I have been going to brunch on Sundays for "1,000" years. This Saturday Brunch thing that you all are starting is a wonderful thing. I am a member of the Speciality Club and have been to several locations...The View, The Set-Up, The Service, and The Food is wonderful at Orange Hills... My party and I will definately be back - Soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My girlfriend and I had been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    My girlfriend and I had been there once before and loved it. This time we took my oldest son and his wife to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. They loved it. They had never been there before. I had made reservations for 7:00 (requesting a window seat). We arrived at 6:30 and within 5 min. we were seated at a window table. We received immediate service. The server (Jaymond) was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was well prepared and presented. My son and his wife were impressed and vowed to return. We go to various high-end restaurants and this is one of our favorites. We will definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meals were pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    The meals were pretty good except for the side vegetables. They were served luke warm on the plate. Our table staff was very good. Mike was very nice. We did go outside for an after dinner drink, but the service out there was so slow that we left before we received our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This Resturant was very romatic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    This Resturant was very romatic with a great hill top moutain view. My husband and and I just love this resturant. make sure to have a $100 on you if you are eating for two because the menu price are $30 and above, but very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife was surprised to find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    My wife was surprised to find that there were no tablecloths in such a fine restaurant. Our waiter, Justin, was exceptionally nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant with the most beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Restaurant with the most beautiful view. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was outstanding, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    service was outstanding, food delicious. always a great time at Orange Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our party of 3 had a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Our party of 3 had a nice time yet wasn't as nice as last year. The variety of food seemed to be scaled down. Our food server, David, was very attentive. I wish the host/hostess would have seated us with our preference.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good (i
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The food was very good (i was impressed) and service pretty decent- The view is beautiful- But there were alot of gnats/fruitflys- We had to get 3 different glasses of wine refiled b/c they would land in it- And it was so hot! Yes it is summer time but it was real stuffy and my dress was stuck to me and others in my party with dress shirts were stuck to them with sweat- We were eating inside at 6pm- I dont know if there was a issue with air conditioning but it was not enjoyable- And we were at a table against the wall- I did not have elbow room and neither did the others at my table- I dont know if it was b/c reservtions were online or??? I asked for a window seat or view b/c it was my parents 40th anniversary- only 3 of us had a view
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came from Las Vegas looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We came from Las Vegas looking for the best of Orange County...We sure found it at the Orange Hill Restaurant. We enjoyed happy hour at the lounge with live music. Then, a beautiful and delicious dinner inside. Later smoked a cigar on the patio with a firepit and unbelievable views of the city on the hill. I would definately recommend and go back! Luis & Tonya Rodriguez, Las Vegas
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening as we entertained
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Great evening as we entertained family from Boston and showed them a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    The food was amazing. Our filet mignon and prime NY strip steak were very tender with great flavor. The Artisanal Cheese Plate is a cheese lover's win. The appetizers in the Orange Hill Sampler were all excellent. The view from the patio is incredible; we'll have to return on a day with a more transparent atmosphere, as the humidity on the day we went made the sky a bit hazy. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet