Orange Hill Restaurant

4.4
2240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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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

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Phone number
(714) 997-2910
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Mickle
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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.
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Private party contact
Ashlee Eagle: (714) 997-1109
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chapman Ave & Cliffway
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Parking details
Orange Hill offers complimentary valet parking.
*tip encouraged
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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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet from 10am - 5pm featuring roasted turkey, crab legs, traditional trimmings, bottomless mimosas and more! Adults $75 Children $35. We will try to accommodate any special requests, but please note that window/patio seating is not guaranteed.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 2240 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Cold food. Took forever to get dinner. Quality was poor. Expensive. Wont go back

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need more chicken and fish choices. Other than that it was awesome.

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LB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for a 16th birthday. They only wished the girl “Happy Birthday” about 10 times(!). It was lovely! Can’t get a better view. Food was great. Very special. Thank you Orange Hill!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with a great view! We celebrated my Birthday and got a free dessert.

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was excellent Incredible view

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LJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went to Orange Hill for 98th birthday sunset dinner.
Our server, Julian, was excellent; however the kitchen sent out our entree before we were finished with our soup/salad. Prime rib was tough (better last year). My partners salmon dish was too spicy so he could not eat much.

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KL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary and got there a little bit before sunset. What a fantastic view, we could see the ocean and Catalina Island. The sunset was spectacular. Very romantic. Service was great. The food was expensive and could have been better for the price. What your paying for is the amazing view. We did get a surprise for our anniversary, a dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. That was a nice touch. Loved the Koi pond in the entrance.

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Julian was amazing very attentive and always smiling.

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I reserved this special occasion months in advance. I feel they should have made the special occasion more special than a tiny piece of cake with a candle. They need to replenish the oysters.

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DK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried the chateaubriand and it was delicious. We also had the Brussels sprouts appetizer which we had had before. This time it was missing the corned beef and much of the mustard sauce? So it was not as good. View was spectacular. Service was also very good but we did have to wait even with a reservation.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I took my fiancé here prior to proposing to her. I read such great reviews and the photos convinced me. This restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and a great place for a date with a scenic view. Our SERVICE here is nothing to brag about. I worked as a server and bartender a few years so I am especially understanding, however our experience could have been better. Our initial waters took a while to get to our table and the cocktail I had was simply average. All in all I would certainly recommend this place to others, I’m sure the service will be better. If not the view is something to remember and the food was quite tasty

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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding reception here in 1986 so Orange Hill holds a special place in our hearts. We got the pre fixe dinners and food was great as was the service. Great view and value.

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JM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Steak had very little flavor. It was very dry and we ordered Medium rare. Needs more
Seasoning. Need an au jus option or a butter finish.

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AB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here for Birthday celebration with friends. It’s cozy restaurant with breathtaking view and friendly staffs. Foods were great and flavorful. Cocktails were amazing too. We got MaiTai and they were just right, Not too sweet and not too strong. Overall, we had great experience.

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IM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástico la comida deliciosa el lugar muy acogedor y romántico fue una buena sorpresa para .i esposo en su cumpleaños

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RB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant me and my wife have been going there for over 20 years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waited an hour to be seated even with reservation.
Almost got charged double for bottle of vine. A little bit to crowded, but that is not a negative, I will just come on work days next time.
Vine, food and view were really good. Overall, I will come here again.

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JD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice bar, excellent views, very friendly and caring from our waitress.

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t
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great view of LA and nice ambience. Food was very good. Some of the premium liquors were way overpriced. Overall, a great experience.

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C
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Been visiting Orange Hill for years . Always spot on with food ,was disappointing with our service Thursday from Patrick, usually have no delays or waiting for such a long time for everything from drinks on.

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r
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sunset menu nicely matched with an awesome sunset scene.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed. The good stuff: fabulous high view over the city of Orange looking west over Los Angeles, efficient valet parking, friendly waiter. The Not-so-great stuff: longer wait for the table (with a reservation) to then find many open tables around us and then it’s a table next to the outside door. Big push by the staff when you arrive to go to the bar to get a drink...which you have to pay for in the bar...not added to your dinner. Lighting was very low...difficult to read the menu...got to hold the table candle up to the menu. Ordered a couple of Filet steaks med-rare...came out med to well. They tasted very good...but over cooked. Order one “Oskar style” with crab and bearnaise sauce...the sauce was not Bearnaise or even the color of a traditional Bearnaise sauce, more like a Au Jus liquid poured over the crab and steak. I should have ordered the sauce on the side and poured it myself. Dessert had two items not available from the menu (it’s a Monday night at 8pm, what - everyone in the restaurant ordered those items?)and the Lemon Meringue pie was a mystery...gluey meringue smeared on the plate, blow torched and then a slice of lemon custer something? on top with two thin wet lemon slices on top. Not recommended. Lastly during the dinner two waiters stripped and cleared all the un-occupied tables around us...like they were closing the restaurant right in front of the customers. Why? Ambience killer.
So - the kitchen and the dinning room manager (Maitre D, if there even is one) do not operate at a high standard. The location has great potential...but with all the restaurant choices in the Orange County and LA, and you are going to spend $300-$400...this restaurant needs a number of improvements.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times for dinner over the years, but mostly have come for happy hour bar menu with a view (which is nice and will do again!). Celebrating our anniversary we thought we would try full dinner again. It was disappointing. The filet was fine, but the potatoes were worse than if scooped from a buffet line. We expect much more for that price point. When dessert menu was offered to us we were not warned that we would also have a little "happy anniversary" complimentary dessert as well. So we ordered too much. The complimentary would have been fine (although for price point it could have been a little nicer, a scoop of ice cream with it or something?) The butterscotch pudding was not very good, the brussel sprouts were not crispy. Interior is a bit tired. Nice for fire pits, outdoor area, view and the bar... but not the main restaurant in our opinion.

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BE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place, we come here for all our special occasions. Great food and service is excellent. Amazing view.

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FL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was excellent. The service was great.

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the setting and food was amazing. It was very romantic and unforgettable.

The only thing that I was surprised by was how simple and not so well maintained the restroom was. The entire place is beautiful except the restroom. I believe the restroom should reflect the rest of the building and the ambiance. Hate to say it but for such a beautiful place the restroom looks like it belongs in a gas station.

I will definitely come back....

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DV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. Great views. Food was okay, but not great. Nice wine selection, but pricey.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Night out with my Beautiful Wife

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N
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and I Absolutely loved it! Great service and view

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A
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Orange Hill Restaurant is absolutely amazing. From the moment you walk the pathway to the front door til the end of your dinning experience. We sat outside and the view was absolutely stunning. We both had the filet mignon cooked medium, and it melted in our mouths with each bite. The sides were especially tasty, and the deserts are delicious. We will definitely be back.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was bad. Also they did not have a lot of the items on the menu

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making our 20th anniversary extra special! Everything went great. The restaurant confirmed our reservation on Open Table. We were greeted by all the restaurant staff wishing us a happy anniversary. We had a nice glass of wine on the patio with amazing views and then had an awesome dinner with a table by the window. The service, food, and ambiance was top notch! Thank you!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and Chris made it very special for us

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HU
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The atmosphere is great for friend getting together but the food was not good considering the price as compared to a fine dinning restaurant.

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DH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our time at Orange Hill! We arrive early for our dinner so we can go to the bar first and have one of their wonderful coctails! Everyone is always so friendly and attentive. The steak was fabulous! Everything is always so fresh and they are always willing to substitute side dishes. The Vanilla creme brulee or Chocolate Lava cake is a must for dessert!! Don't forget the unbelievable view!! Sunset is amazing!!

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and a setting you will find hard to beat.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. The view was stunning. The service was amazing. I don't know what could have been better about our first visit to Orange Hill. You guys have an amazing restaurant!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, good service, great location, good for birthday's anniversary or any occasion.

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JD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal and Jacob is an excellent waiter

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service unbelievably slow! Sat on patio, which was about 3/4 occupied. Bar area empty, dining area light. Took approx 45+ minutes to receive drinks ordered with only 3 of the 6 in our party receiving the drinks ordered.. Another 45 minutes for server to come back to our table to take our food order. Took another 45min-1hr to receive our food with one person’s order left out! Manager added to the frustration making excuses for the kitchen when we asked to report the terrible service with her. Manager comped one bottle of wine that too forever to be delivered but then charged it onto other guest’s bill at the table! Server was sweet but Manager very lacking this night. We have been to OHR many times and never had issue like tonight. We think this manager needs more training how to manage flow and customer service.

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