Orange Hill Restaurant

4.6
4083 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Now Open for Outdoor & Indoor Dining! Join us for Dinner every night and Brunch on Sundays. Open for takeout, delivery and catering! A Hilltop Hideaway-Offering Prime Steaks and Primo Views. Uniquely situated on the hills of Orange County, Orange Hill offers sweeping views of Catalina Island and our beautiful California coastline. Escape to our patio and relax with a glass of wine from our award-winning wine list or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail. Dine at one of the most romantic restaurants in Orange County, touting high-quality seasonal ingredients and local produce, Orange Hill serves USDA Prime Steaks aged perfectly up to 28 days, Steak Progressive and a signature Miso marinated Chilean Seabass. Recently awarded Most Romantic Restaurant by Yelp and Best Sunday Brunch by the Orange County Register, Best Restaurant with a view in OC. Our Special Events office is open and booking future special events, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm! Email OrangeHillCatering@srcmail.com to book your event.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Celebrate Mother's Day with our Brunch Three-Course Celebration menu and A la Carte Dinner. We require a $25 per person deposit. We do not charge your credit card at the time of booking. If you're unable to make your reservation, you must cancel at least 48 hours prior or you'll be charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and it was excellent, i will definitely be back

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Angel
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service and very good ambience. We had fun with unlikited mimosa on weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food.

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GermanV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting, but it won’t be our last. We loved everything about our visit. Our server Alex was awesome. The foods and drinks were fantastic.

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vipStevenW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Let’s face it, your paying for the view which is incredible. The food was pretty good, but it took a long time for our entrees to arrive, even though we told our waiter one of our party was time constrained.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I paid for the view, not the parking lot but we ended up sitting in the parking lot. Food was amazing, as always. Service was 3/5 but they were pretty busy so I'm happy for the servers.

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christinam
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

being a long time customer i noticed the quality of the food has gone down, portions appear to be alot smaller, just not worth the money for dinner and drinks.

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Karina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I would just go for a glass of wine with a charcuterie board to enjoy the view. Dinner menu isn’t great.

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vipNancy
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Not the same precovid restaurant. Overpriced and horrible quality.

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YESENIAG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Our waiter was great. Drinks not so much. Appetizers were decent.

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AlexS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, a little pricey and mandatory valet ( cars gets parked ~20 feet away from entrance for $7). The view is amazing. Not an every day place but great for occasions

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DonS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but not what we expected for the price, some of our favorites were not offered which was disappointing. The outside sining was uncomfortable and the sun was blinding with no shade. Service was probably the best out of everything.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome view! Excellent service! Outside dining is the best!

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ChrisM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have eaten here many times and normally better. However, this was first time at the restaurant since re-opening so we are going to cut them a pass. Usually very good.

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RachelleD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place! We sat outside and it was perfect area and the service was amazing! Our waiter gave amazing recommendations! Cannot say enough about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Tables was poor physical condition, all marked up
Lower level quality service. Paper napkins, no table cloths, no menus except by using their website. Not even close to our prior experiences. Currently not worth the price.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The furniture needs reconditioning. Chairs were uncomfortable, hard, no cushion. Did not like having no option as far as gratuity. it was either 18%, 22%, or 24%. waiter Ryan was outstanding. Food was OK not the greatest and all in all a bit overpriced. Not a return customer.

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Patty
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Celebrating our Anniversary and was so happy to be able to make a reservation and eat indoors, but what use to be a special place to go is now just a nice place. We were sat next to a window and told look at your great view - but it was were the servers went up and down the stairs for the outdoor dining and so we saw a lot of butts standing and talking on the stairs. Paper napkins and a packet of silverware handed to you so you know it was clean. Server was nice but I know COVID has changed things. It’s a nice restaurant but nothing thrilling for the $300 dinner we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is really good.

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agnesj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

arrived 15 mins before the appointment time and still had to wait for 45 mins to be seated to a booth that was empty the entire 45 mins wait. long wait for actual food and food was delivered cold

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vipKathyP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Orange Hill has undoubtedly gorgeous views. That is what you pay for and everyone should experience it as least once.

The staff at the check in desk are always polite and very nice and try to accommodate any request you may have as best they can. However, in my opinion, the food is just ok.

Last week we visited to celebrate a birthday and we ordered steaks and fish. We were disappointed in the quality of the food considering how much it costs. The quality and price simply don't match. In addition, although our server was very nice, service was very slow and sporadic. It took over an hour to get our food and some of it was cold.

Our meal came to hundreds of dollars and was just not worth it. I believe that at that price point, there are better restaurant options.

They are charging Ruth Chris or Mastro's pricing without the quality.

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felishag
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the view of the city and everyone was very nice

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ManelW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food, service and view at this place. We keep on returning many times.

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jayvilla27
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, they were accommodating to everything it was windy and cold in the evening and the staff sold us blankets !! We went to celebrate my brothers birthday I ordered the 24 hour roasted prime rib and it was well done tasty! The dessert was also 10/10 I totally recommend can't forget about the amazing view !

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TabascoTJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter evening. Sun setting. Indoor window table. Four college students and a Dad. Kevin was the waiter. Overall -Wow. Lifetime Memory.
But for the $496 bill, let me be a little specific. I enjoyed the app of a bread speciality. The B-Sprout dish was sweet which one or two loved and for me was a mixed experience. We ordered a couple of bottles of Chandon which was presented in the ice bucket and helped make the evening. (Let me creep in a little bias - The stemware was very ordinary - but being deep in an Easter Sunday, maybe the choice had to be in favor of the durable.) Four diners had a steak dish and I had the Sea Bass. A very good dish. I enjoyed it . Paired with a slightly charred broccolini with a snappy fresh texture - A Plus. The other diners had a side of shoestring potatoes - which was a crowd pleaser and prepared perfectly.
(I’m biased - I hoped for something more off path so to speak.) The only quibble is one guest’s 10 oz dry aged New York was about a tall as it was wide and he struggled to carve it up prepared medium. He actually let the waiter clear his dish with about 3 oz to go. The gals dining had between them
the filet mignon and two skirt steaks, served with a dark sauce, which was fully appreciated. We took photos at the balcony and while there noticed the other dinners, who universally, though a true eclectic crowd, were having a good time. (Surprisingly, from resorts in Hawaii to Japanese restaurants in Irvine, a big segment of the clientele don’t look pleased.) On our way out we checked out the Koi Pond before heading to Newport for after dinner fun. Orange Hill - it is as special as you have heard.

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teeballer
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drive up to restaurant is worth the trip. The view is worth the trip. The menu is worth the trip. if you want to impress, bring them here.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review! We will make sure Kevin is aware of the awesome job he did to make your dining experience extra special. We hope you will visit us soon! Kind Regards, Rudy Acevedo

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AudreyP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside about an hour before sunset and it was gorgeous. The view the whole time was great. The light wind kept it nice while the sun was up and they lit fires and the heat lamps as the temp dropped. Staff was very friendly and the food and drinks were good. Perfect place for a special occasion. Due to wind I recommend bringing a light jacket and not wearing a flowy short skirt. Bring cash for valet, no self parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 70th birthday there. The food was amazing and the service was great. Alex was awesome! Really made made the evening special.

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RONDOG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

THIS ONE IS HARD FOR ME BECAUSE WHILE EVERYTHING WAS AS IT SHOULD BE, THE PRICE JUST BLOWS THE WHOLE EXPERIANCE!!!!!
THEIR PRICES ARE WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED FOR A TOP-NOTCH RESTAURANT AND IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A CRAPPY PLACE BUT COME-ON!!! THEIR HAPPY HOUR PRICES ARE WHAT A NORMAL DECENT RESTARAUNT WOULD BE. THERE ARE NO DEALS HERE. WE WENT THERE ON EASTER, AND WHILE IT WAS BUSY, I HAD RESERVATIONS AT 5 AND THERE WAS A LITERAL LINE OUTSIDE OF 20 PEOPLE MINIMUM. WE ENDED UP SITTING IN THE BAR AREA WHICH WAS FINE. I THINK THE HOSTESS WAS IN OVER HER HEAD. THE MAIN GUY TAKING MONEY AT THE VALET DESK HAS ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS BEING IN THAT POSITION. NO PEOPLE SKILLS WHAT-SO-EVER!!!!!

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Easter Brunch - French toast sticks were terrible, hor d’ourves were marginal. We were a party of 5, only 2 meals were good, filet and the salmon. For $75 per person we expected exceptionally prepared food, so disappointed. The deserts weren’t very tasty either, carrot cake was dry and other desserts lacked flavor, except for the chocolate with carmel.

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MRUSGA
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy going there, but unfortunately due to COVID it seemed a little different. We ate outside which was fine. The prices were higher than I remember. $75 per person with a fixed menu. The food was good except for the desserts (a little sparse and didn't seem fresh). In addition, it was $22 per person for bottomless mimosas. So basically $100 for brunch.

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Shopgirl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

This was a fixed menu for Easter. When I asked if they could scramble the eggs instead of poached, they said no. For $75.00 per person and they would not take the time to scramble eggs for someone who doesn’t like poached and that was the only way they were preparing eggs on their menu

The appetizers were all cold appetizers and the only bread was croissants ( cold and out of a box)

the salad came in bowls that were so hot from the dishwasher that the salad was hot and inedible

There were no linens on the table and no florals or even candles- and this was Easter

The dessert plate was marginal for a supposedly fine restaurant.

We will not be returning So disappointing!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We will be sharing this with our entire team to make sure we go above and beyond to accommodate our guests needs. Unfortunately we don't provide any special linen or florals for our Easter day due to being such a large establishment. I can assure you that the plating was not hot due to it coming out of the dishwasher but due to some heat lamps that we have on our kitchen line. Our executive chef and my management team will work on making sure this doesn't happen for our future holiday events. Kind Regards, Rudy Acevedo

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JohnnyO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 Recommend for Easter Brunch. Can't wait to go back to try the traditional menu.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hello Johnny, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Easter Brunch experience with us! Visit us soon. Kind Regards, Rudy Acevedo

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SylviaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable experience from the valet assisting me with my walker to entrance into the restaurant to outside seating with views. Best of all was our service provided by Amber. We had one of our best experiences. Thank you Orange Hills Restaurant and staff.

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vipxnyyorkr
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We have eaten at Orange Hill many times in the past, pre pandemic and during Covid.
We have enjoyed brunch at Orange Hill several times before the pandemic. We always enjoyed it. The food, service and ambience was always incredible. We, a family of 5 adults, along with a 7 month old went for Easter Sunday brunch. We were well aware that this brunch was a coursed meal, not buffet, as usual.
The one thing that we were very pleased with was the socially distanced seating. Upon being seated, the waitress asked if she could bring anything to drink. We all ordered bottomless mimosas at $22 per. According to the menu, 5 juice flavors to go along with the champagne, so we asked to bring an assortment. When the waitress returned, we were told that they were out of the watermelon lime. It was 11:00 AM.
We were brought charcuterie and seafood plates to share, as promised. There were 5 of us dining, but nothing offered on either plate had enough to let each of us have one. As a matter of fact, there was 1 slice of prosciutto!
Next came the plated salads that were good.
We had to get the waitress' attention to get our mimosas refilled.
We asked for waters 3 times until I got up to get it myself.
The entrees were good.
The dessert assortment again had a couple pieces of mini desserts, but not enough for each of us to have 1 of each. Giving 2 of the chocolate Easter egg (very pretty) was especially disappointing.
Knowing that we were not pleased with the meal, our waitress took a couple of the mimosas off our bill. I wasn't looking for a discount. I wanted good service.
I am always hesitant dining out for holidays. I know the service can be rushed and the food can be less than lacking. This was not enjoyable. I will recommend Orange Hill for the view at this point. Go on a clear day.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 16 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry your experience was less than stellar. We will be reviewing your thoughts with our entire team. We have been working hard with our team after our reopening and will use your feedback to train continuously. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future. Kind Regards, Rudy Acevedo

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my first time here and everything was great except I wasn’t aware there was different outdoor sitting options until I was leaving. Upon making reservation it on my had one outdoor option. I was super excited to visit this restaurant because I saw amazing photos of the view online and I love visiting restaurants with a great view however where we were seated was not a really nice view it was just a view of a darker area and I would have appreciated to have been given the option to be seated in the different outdoor section with better view and set up

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Orange Hill, it had a beautiful view.

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Chrissy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect city and amazing sunset view! Food is great. Service is amazing. Our waitress Donna is superb and very attentive.
Celebrated my boyfriends bday and it was a perfect romantic dinner venue. I would come back here again

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

There are many things that I didn’t like about my visit. Service was mediocre , food was cold and with the nearby wedding I wasn’t able to enjoy the company at our table. When the food came out the French fries were cold And something was clearly Wrong with my wife’s lobster.When she broke open the claws instead of meat meat being firm it was loose and slimyFor the price paid for the meal I would expect for the quality of the food to be exceptional.

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oscarg
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to take someone in a date ! food ,view service was amazing ! definitely will be going back again

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