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About 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.

6410 East Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 4:30pm-10pm

Fri & Sat: 4:30pm-11pm

Brunch: Sat: 10:00am to 2:00pm & Sun: 9am to 3pm

Cross Street:
Chapman Ave & Cliffway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 997-2910

Website:
http://www.theorangehillrestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Orange Hill offers complimentary valet parking.
*tip encouraged

Executive Chef:
Eric Mickle

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:
Ashlee Eagle: (714) 997-1109

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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!

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join Us for Our Christmas Day Champagne Buffet! *Advance deposit required. A la carte menu will not be available. Reservation cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

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Orange Hill Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (131)
Special Occasion (107)
Romantic (104)
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Good for Anniversaries (97)
Great for Outdoor Dining (89)
Good for a Date (89)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Worth the Drive (57)
Cozy (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Happy Hour (23)
Business Meals (22)
Casual (20)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Late-night Find (15)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

We were sat at our table and the waitress never showed up. The manager stopped by after 20 minutes and asked how everything was going

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 (Orange County)·Dined a day ago

Orange Hill was not equipped for the number of guests they served on Thanksgiving. A good but not great experience for a place with such a fantastic location with sensational views.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

First Thanksgiving out to dinner with family. Best buffet I have experienced. Variety and quality better than any cruise ship I have taken. Reluctant to write this review as I fear I won’t get a reservation next year.

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·Dined a day ago

We went there for thanksgiving brunch. We had been there 7 years ago on same occasion and it was a great experience then. This time was a lot less food choices were offered. Turkey was terribly dry and prime rib was mediocre. Oysters, muscle plate was filled with empty shells and even though several people requested to have it refilled, they did not refill it for over 3 hours and at that time they only added some potatoes and corn to the empty shells. Whole salmon was bare to the bones for the three hours we were there and it was not replaced. For $65 per person it was quite a disappointment.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined a day ago

Best Thanksgiving brunch ever! Food was amazing and all the staff were so friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined a day ago

This was our first thanksgiving here.

Thank you for a fabulous morning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

As being a chef I always wanted to try this restaurant. As for working for McCormick and Schmitz I would think that they would serve the same service. My general manager told me to come and try out the food here at orange hill restaurant. I was amazed how the view was so amazing to experience with my wife. I would recommend to come on a dinner date especially for a anniversary or special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wow, what a wonderful view, and the food was very good as well as the service. The bar is nice with a swanky vibe. I suggest arriving before your reservation time and enjoying a drink in the bar while you wait. Great for a special occasion. Go at night for a breathtaking view of Orange County. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, Claudia, was charming and warm, with great efficiency. She made sure we were comfortable and stopped by often to check up. The food was fine, it always is, but she made the experience for all five of us. One note: I wish you all still had lamb-cop lollipops on the menu. I used to bring people up there just for those.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a group of 10 for a birthday reservation at 7pm. We did not get seated until 7:20pm, and when we were seated outside everyone was cold and uncomfortable since they didn’t have enough heaters available for everyone on a chilly night. It took some time to get moved indoors, and the service was lacking there as well. Bread finally hit the table at 840pm, and our dinner came out immediately after some 1h45mins after our reservation time.

Overall it was a bad experience but the food was great once we got it. The service was lacking, perhaps due to a Sunday wedding reception that night.

I would not recommend anyone go unless they confirmed there was no reception that night, and wear warm clothes if you care to sit outside.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I expected more

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

LEAVE YOUR KIDS AT HOME! There is a time and place for kids. This restaurant should NOT allow children in evening dining.
I wanted a restaurant where we could get dressed up, drink fine wine and eat a good meal. An overall UP SCALE dining experience. From the minute the valet parks your car you feel this is a nice high end restaurant. We started in the bar for a cocktail waiting for our table. The bartender was very accomodating, drinks good, atmosphere was great and the fireplace was glowing. The view is incredible! Our table wait was 15 minutes longer than our reservation time, but we had arrived earlier in case we could be seated sooner. It had been over 45 minutes. The bartender provided us with a complimentary drink to off set the wait. That was really nice. We had a great view table, the server was prompt and courteous. Our food was delish, the presentation was wonderful, the wine the server reccomended was perfect. They even brought us a desert to celebrate our anniversary on a chocolate scribed plate. (we still order two deserts.) An employee even complimented my dress that I was wearing. My only complaint would be this.....Evening dining should be adults ONLY!!! there was a table behind us with a family that had two YOUNG kids with them. Thankfully they were well behaved and did not disrupt our dining, because it could have been really bad. The other event in the next room had kids running around the restaurant playing hide and go seek in the eating area and under the tables. I was completly irritated with the lack of supervision and that they were able to run a muck like they were. I mentioned it to the server who promplty validated my complaint as he felt the same way. It was that disturbing having all these kids and juveniles running around. He said he was on his way to speak to the manager. Shortly later the group left and all was calm again. The view is amazing, food good, atmospere great for a special event or just dinner. Dont bring kids!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed with the service and the food quality. Not sure if they are under new management again, however our waiter was unsatisfactory and not very professional. In addition, they food buffet was not as good as it has been in the prior years. The food was not hot under the buffet. COuld use improvement. I am a local and go for HH in the bar most of the time. I would not recommend for dining due to the price i would expect much better

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

Worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. Reservation was for 7:15pm, rushing to get there and we didn't even get seated till almost 8pm. I called to confirm we would be seated by window seeing as that's the "big hype" of this restaurant, the view. However, even after waiting so long for our table we get seated right in the middle, no view and crowded space. The last straw did it, when the waitress came over after 15 mins of being seated. Not only did it take forever to get served, we ordered ONE drink and even that took almost 20 mins. Unfortunately, we were already fed up and did not even order. Who knows how long that would've taken. Overall, super disappointed with this visit.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and place. Waiter was very serious no smiles or emotion at all.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

I had heard that this place was all about the view but that the food and drink fell short. This must have been old news, because we thought the food and drink was great! Amazing crab crake...really good bread and butter, and we loved the scallops and pork chop.

It was our first wedding anniversary and we noted that when making the reservation. They seated us at a window seat like we had asked and brought us out a surprise anniversary sweet. The only negative was that they sat us right next to a large party with kids...not the most romantic spot. But that's okay. We will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I came to celebrate our birthdays. We love the ambiance and the food was exceptional. Our waitress was very accommodating and professional. We will return again in the near future!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The view.... wow! Breathtaking! Service and food were both amazing! Easily my favourite restaurant in California!

Love from Australia

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and atmosphere was excellent!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Once again we had a great meal .The filet is always tender and cooked just right.We had a window seat and our 6 oclock res was on time. our waitress Megan was efficient and very friendly. Very nice evening.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went here to celebrate my wife's birthday. It is one of our most favorite restaurants. The Chateaubriand for two is outstanding. My wife is very discriminating on her steak . She insists that this is the best steak anywhere we have been. The preparation at the table with a rum flame is impressive. My only complaint is that we arrived a half hour early for our 5 pm reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated in an empty restaurant. My wife went to inquire about the hold up and she was given no clue. Finally we were seated in a large empty dining area. Five minutes later another party with a young baby and two children was seated right next to our table, rather than allowing for reasonable separation. The hostess needs to step up her game. After being seated it was a very pleasant experience, topped off with a delicious birthday brownie.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A great place to visit to enjoy the gorgeous views of OC while relaxing at the patio with a cozy warm fire. What a shame that the food and service has declined so drastically over time. The special meal for a friend's special birthday turned out to be a disaster.
The Pom martini tasted more like raspberry juice and the Pom glazed ribs were overlooked rubbery meat with a few pomegranate seeds on the plate. The rest of the entrees were sub par as well.
And to make it even more memorable - the server forgot to bring out a celebratory dessert for my friend - this after several reminders during the online reservation, at check in and after dinner.
Shared my embarrassment and frustration to the manager after my friend left - who casually suggested we should come back for another chance. Oh well. Disappointed with the lack of customer service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner, for the Sunset Menu. Meal was excellent, service was quick and friendly. Staff even gave us a complementary dessert for our anniversary. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a beautiful evening my husband and I are celebrating our anniversary and they treated us very special great food great staff

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Beautiful views, ambient atmosphere, delicious food, and wonderful service just about sums up our experience at Orange Hill. My husband and I came here for the first time on our 9 year wedding anniversary a few days ago (11/13/2017) and were more than impressed. We will definitely be returning in the future!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Any chance I get, I dine at Orange Hill. The views are spectacular and the sunset dinners are a great value. Perfect location to watch the sunset or enjoy the views, while enjoying great food, wine, or cocktails. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had a amazing time and plan on coming back someday soon!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible views of course, but the service was excellent (Thanks, Troy!) and the food was very good. We had a grand time during the 20 minutes in the bar while we waited for our table - the bartender was as knowledgeable about the various specialty - and non-specialty - cocktails as well as the wine list as I have recently experienced.
Our appetizers were, well, appetizing (although I cannot remember what they were ;-). C'mon, it was last week after all!
The entrees were delicious - chateaubriand shared by 2 of us, and prime rib and chilean sea bass for the other 2 - and the dessert we shared - creme brulee (x2) were also very tasty. The espresso could have been a tad hotter, but let's not be picky, picky.
My only 'complaint' and not much of one is that we brought a favorite bottle of wine and the corkage fee - $25 - seemed a bit high.

We will be back again, for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ordered an appetizer and never received it, then my salad came out and had an oyster shell it. Finally, I️ ordered a coffee with my desert and that didn’t come out either. The place is beautiful, but service and food was just ok.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The view is spectacular. Despite having reservations, we had to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated on a Saturday night. There was a lot going. Once we were seated, there were several empty tables around us, but it still took at least 10 minutes for anyone to come to the table with menus and water. We felt overlooked for the first 30 minutes at the restaurant, but were keeping a positive attitude by enjoying the amazing view. Finally, a server was assigned to our table and began to pay attention to us and the experience improved. Food was very good quality and we ordered from the sunset menu, which was a good value for the high quality of the food.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a Saturday brunch and we were surprised to see it so empty. We’ve been to Odyssey and Castaway so we were expecting that much of a crowd. There were some large parties but overall the restaurant was pretty chill

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing!!!! Perfect date night!!! Amazing view of the city!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

View is amazing. Food was excellent and had the best seat in the house on our anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The views can’t be beaten, but there isn’t much else that makes this a good restaurant. It took 20 minutes to seat us, our server did the best she could but obviously had too many tables assigned to her. Food was highly average, even at half the price I would have been disappointed. Water was never filled up, had to ask for everything - including more drinks. We’ve wanted to try this restaurant for a while, glad to tick it off the list but we won’t ever go again. It must work for some people though, it was very busy.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing! Love it. The champagne, the dessert plate with a message, the service, everything to make our night, spectacular!
Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took my wife for date night. We had an amazing time. The food was outstanding, the quality, the scenery, it was just perfect !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and great views. Good menu and nice drink choices. Can't beat the outside seating

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Absolutely perfect.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

amazing place just needs more waiters to attend each table at a faster pace

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Spectacular Views, especially at sunset times. Staff is very professional and customer oriented.
Thanks for a job well done.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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