Orange Hill Restaurant

4.4
2743 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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for our Father's Day Champagne Buffet on Sunday, June 16th! Featuring Carved Waygu Brisket and Prime Rib, BBQ Grill Station with Ribs, Burgers, and Trip Tip, Giant Hoagie, Mac N’ Cheese Bar and More!*While supplies last. Regular menu will not be available

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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KT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had reservations, which we were seated promptly. We were able to sit outside which was perfect for the sunset. There was heaters to keep warm outdoors. The servers were great. Food: appetizers coconut shrimp and the brussel sprouts- delicious. Chateaubriand 20 oz. Steak - table side- show was amazing but the steak was just ok. I wish it had more flavor for the price but I'm thinking the price was more for the show. They light the steak on fire and trim tableside. The outside of the steak was tough and cooked more than medium rare. I'm not one to send anything back or complain but I feel it would've been much better med. Rare. Sides: baked potato and 4 cheese mac- delicious. Desert: salted caramel ice cream with date bread(not sure I forgot) amazing

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RP
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Poor service and the food is lackluster. The view is gorgeous but not worth the price.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Patio seating was lovely. Food was outstanding.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular view! Food and service was outstanding.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were super disappointed with dinner. 4 of us celebrating my sons b-day. The service was super slow... 1 hr 20 min before we got our dinner. 7pm seating.. Unacceptable! We had a reservation with open table. They did acknowledge my sons b-day because I put that note in Open Table. That was nice. We ordered and the waiter came back to tell us they are out of $19 hamburger.. really?! So my son had to order a $38 steak. I asked if he could have steak and fries instead of potato fingerlings and vegetables because he’s a teen and was wanted a burger and fries and the waiter said no substitutions... I asked for a manager and of course she made the exception.. the waiter could have said he would check with the manager. Never mentioned he could get sliders on the kids menu.. The Rib Eye I ordered was super dry and the potato fingerlings and.vegetables were all shriveled up! Terrible presentation. The waiter never offered a salad for starters.. This was a 360 from their quality in the past. Even my cocktail wasn’t very good. They won’t make it, if they keep this service up. Prime location but not worth spending an evening there and spending a good bill on dinner! Waiters and waitress not all that friendly. They could have offered the steak at a burger price since nothing was near the price. Could have brought us an appetizer for the LONG wait.. no apologies..could of offered us a dessert on the house. Never even asked if I wanted another drink when mine was empty. All around terrible. Patio heaters kept going out. Such an issue with the waiters trying to accommodate. They need to ditch those and install gas rectangle heaters on the roof eves for the whole patio. Bathroom sloppy and no toilet paper. Very disappointed.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Don't order the Rib Eye Steak. Service was great very concerned about the small problem with the Rib Eye.

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

View was beautiful but the Ribeye steak had no flavor. Crab cake was amazing

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JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful view amazing and you can enjoy your meal ❤️

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m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday. Everything was very good

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice view, good service, food average, but expensive, probably view is included with the price.
Expect to spend about $100 per person.

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HZ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was the best as always. Great food and great service.

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GH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Suggest they get more staff to clear tables before main meals arrive.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was incredible. Our reservation was at 2100, late enough to where we had the entire room to ourselves. We were able to see the Anaheim Disneyland fireworks in the distance while eating dinner. Excellent experience.

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AD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Julien was awesome! The food, our server, our wine, everything was better than we had expected or would have hoped for.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the first time for my boyfriends birthday and we absolutely LOVEEE Orange Hill! We will 100% be back again. Thank you !!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I order my meat well done and it was delivered to me still blood and pink, it was taken to make sure it get cook well done and unfortunately it wasn't.. could not eat my meat. Manager was aware and offered to make up to us.. but discounting our 2 drink wasn't pleasant at all..

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mattie and Ben were our servers and everything was great! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. I’ll definitely be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Great views but terrible service.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, Karen was our server..Amazing! The view was beautiful we could see the fireworks from Disneyland in the distance it was all around wonderful. Definitely recommend

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

You go for the view - not the food. The service is great and the view is one of the best in Orange County.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on June 6, 2019

Kayla, We are glad you got to come and witness the amazing backdrop we are so fortunate to work with and your service was great as well! We always strive for the food to equally compare. We just rolled out a fun new menu this week and would love for you to check it out! Thanks, Courtney Miller, Manager

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicebisnce
Not so thrilled with des nass needs a diffeyssucr

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s
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All very good. Server was lovely but I've forgotten her name. Food took a while to come out but I enjoyed my skirt steak! We will be back.

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JF
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Let's see...we have a restaurant in the city of Orange sitting atop a hill. Why don't we call it Orange Hill?
Fantastic! What Genius! Seriously, though, folks. If you want a romantic terrace with fireplace pits, outdoor heaters, and a view of the entire Orange County flatland with the Pacific Ocean in the background, this place is for you. The food and service ain't bad either, but those are just additions to the great view.

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NO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT - THE SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE ! THE FOOD WAS COLD AND NOT WELL DONE EVEN AFTER LETTING THE SERVER KNOW. ONLY THING GOOD ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT IS THE FANTASTIC VIEW FROM TOP. EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST AWFUL !

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We had to wait for a very long time for our server to bring us our drinks

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall are great but service has to be improved. The view , the ambiance and the selections of foods are great.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Received incorrect food twice and entree was undercooked.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I have been coming off and on to Orange Hills since 1974! Always for dinner (graduation, etc) and I always enjoyed myself.

Saturday I came up for brunch (the first time in a long time, since I had moved to Texas for a while) and now live in Laguna Wood Village.

The brunch was $55 per person - no problem - but was bothered me is that I felt like I was in a Cafeteria! No ambiance at all! No table cloth, no flowers, no place mat - NOTHING!

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CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio seating was great, with the view of the city. The food and cocktail were delicious.

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k
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Everything was great—- however our reservation was at 6:45 and we weren’t seated until about 7:15. We arrived at 6:35, which is ten minutes earlier than our reservation, and we surprised that even at the time of our reservation, we were not seated. A disappointment considering our meal ran late and we had somewhere to be after for my husband’s birthday.

So if you plan to eat at a certain time I would recommend making the reservation around 15-30 earlier than you plan to. Not sure if this is a common occurrence, but in my experience a reservation means the restaurant is expecting your arrival and has your table ready to go by the time you arrive.

However, our waitress was AMAZING, the bussers were extremely helpful, the food and everything else was amazing.

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming for our birthday's and at least twice during the past 5 years and it's still the best and most exciting place I can take all of my guest.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful location, and we went right at sunset and everything was gorgeous, the entrance the venue, the deck. We loved it. There was a very loud family sitting right behind us so that was a little displeasing but that isn't something the restaurant had control over. Definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. :) Megan our server was a sweetheart!

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was delicious, service was appropriately timed and attentive. Best of all I got engaged! Fantastic ambiance.

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AG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Still a great place to visit, a great place to eat and definitely a fabulous place to enjoy.

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NB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Big disappointment. Food was sub par and the atmosphere was lacking. No table cloths to create a nice clean look and feel in the dining rooms. The best thing was the view. Orange Hill has serious competition with The Summit House in Fullerton. Everything Orange Hill was not, The Summit House is.

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QF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall the experience was okay obviously the view was amazing but generally not the best service. I was very disappointed when we called days in advance asking to add just 2 people to our reservation and we’re told no. Then on the day of I called again hoping something had changed and again they said no. Then we arrive and there is an extra chair at our table and another spot where a chair could be added. I was very disappointed because we had to separate our group to come to dinner and it was not cool. The manager was nice about it but overall really poorly organized and the service was very slow.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great food and service!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

From the beginning. It was clear the staff was overwhelmed. And management had not staffed up for a busy weekend. Their fault. Not the servers.
The place appears old and tired. Furniture. Furnishings. Carpet Old.
I understand the history of the the place and nostalgia. But that should not prevent upgrading thing every so often. Profits can be put back in to the product and not just pocketed away
The table setting with slipshod at best.
For all the hype about the place it was extremely disappointing. Won’t go back

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