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Orange Hill Restaurant
Orange Hill Restaurant
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Orange Hill Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theorangehillrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (714) 997-2910
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Christman
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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 (888) 925-8416

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cliffway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Small lot due to hilltop location so complimentary valet only in order to accommodate all guests.
A word from Orange Hill Restaurant
Like a majestic castle sitting on a mountain, Orange Hill will capture your heart in no time. With a sprawling view from Los Angeles to Newport and everywhere in between it’s no wonder diners consistently vote Orange Hill as the most romantic places around. Like royalty, guests are greeted by valets who welcome you to escape up the magical front walk of koi ponds, waterfalls and lush gardens. With windows here, there and everywhere providing the incredible view from Orange to the Coastline, there is not a bad table to be had. Many couples have become engaged here and even eventually married in one of their beautiful banquet rooms such as the “Evening Star” room. Who would argue that Orange Hill is the perfect place for the “big question?” Be sure to make yourself comfortable by one of their outdoor fire pits that overlook the city, and while you’re at it, enjoy a bottle of fine wine or some cognac and a cigar.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great view and location. The only drawback is when it gets busy the dining areas get a bit cramped."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "What can I say...they have it all. Good food, great view, live music in the bar. I love it."
    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."
    Dined on 8/30/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Excellent dinning choice, however service in dinning area and outside was somewhat slow. We will absolutely be back again."
    Dined on 8/23/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2012
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Southern California. Beautiful setting."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "We go to Orange Hill about every six weeks and think the Champagne Brunch is awesome!"
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "Thank you for all the services. You are the best :)))"
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "View is amazing, food is not bad, and service is not that great."
    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"
    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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2012
  • "My wife was surprised to find that there were no tablecloths in such a fine restaurant. Our waiter, Justin, was exceptionally nice."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "Restaurant with the most beautiful view. Service was great."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "service was outstanding, food delicious. always a great time at Orange Hill."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/10/2012
  • "Great evening as we entertained family from Boston and showed them a wonderful experience."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2012
  • "great restaurant like allways food was great...service was excelente and the view one of the best.....it is great to see the sunset"
    Dined on 8/8/2012
  • "We have been to Orange Hill several times before and this was the first time that the GM came over and introduced himself.He stated he was the new GM Jon and was very pleasant asked if there was anything we needed to please let him know. Typically the service is slow but it was right on."
    Dined on 8/7/2012
  • "We had not been back to Orange Hill for some time and hoped that it had improved. Sad to find that it has not. The food is reasonably good but the service is sorely lacking. We had to ask for bread, which eventually came during the meal. A pre-dinner cocktail took forever to be served. The food delivery was exceptionally slow and the apparantly overworked wait person was not at all apologetic. It is too bad because this restaraunt has the best outdoor dining view."
    Dined on 8/7/2012
  • "We came here for Sunday brunch and had a very nice time. The food was good and the service was great!"
    Dined on 8/5/2012
  • "Everything was wonderful except the seating location. I had made the reservations a few days in advance, and requested a window table for our 39th anniversary. They stuck us instead in a booth right next to the exit to a large banquet room, and the farthest possible place from the windows. Yet I could see available window tables. When I asked about that, they said nothing could be done about that now."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "go to the mining company instead. food and service were both bad. over priced and under staffed. i expected much more, i have had better service at MC D's"
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "Awesome view! The food is very good, but not super super amazing."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "No denying it's a beautiful restaurant with an amazing OC view but a bit overpriced for the meals and my cocktail was a bit "light". Crab cakes appetizer and the pesto spread that comes with the bread were outstanding, but my steak was a bit overdone and scallops were good but not great. Our friend had the halibut and wasn't overly impressed. They weren't overly busy, even for a Sat evening, but stopped serving us water and started giving us the stink eye about 15 min. after dessert was served. Sitck with happy hour on the terrace."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "This a great date night place. The food was excellent in taste."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "I came for the crab legs and was disappointed. Although they were sliced for easier pull out, the meat still stuck to joints and crumbled. They were also too salty. Overall though, it was pretty good: service, atmosphere, abundance of choices, free-flowing champagne. A little improvement on the dessert table faire, as the creme brulee was not as smooth as it should be. This was like any other buffet table at a chinese restaurant, sans chocolate fountain.But, as I said, I'd still give it a 4-star, as my husband and my kids enjoyed it overall."
    Dined on 8/4/2012