Orange Hill Restaurant

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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for Valentine's Day featuring a special, signature menu! *Holidays require 48 hour cancellation or you will be charged the cc deposit. Regular dinner menu will not be available.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 3233 People Are Saying
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Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4-5 star food, drink and service in a gorgeous view location and business casual environment. Excellent value even though it is a bit pricey ( location, location, location). From bar to dinning GREAT service. Super attractive bar staff, waiters and waitresses alike. Very attentive and accommodating staff in bar to dinner plans and seating. Dinner staff was same of better! slightly noticed "spotters" standing or roaming the room for empty water glasses or drinks. Plates cleared timely and timing perfect for courses as well. Food was just wonderful ( steaks, salads, spuds, veggies ) all creatively prepared and a culinary delight. YES...I would go back again! Great date location and nice heated balcony as well. Valet parking ( it's a busy place ) call or use OPEN TABLE for reservations.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Orange Hill Restaurant, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the view and the food! We hope to have you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team.

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Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view and atmosphere

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Orange Hill Restaurant, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the view and the food! We hope to have you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team.

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R
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view and staff very attentive. The prix fix dinners were a good value.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review and we are glad that you found value in our prix-fix menu as it is very popular. We hope you can visit again soon and thank you for your patronage. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orange Hill has outstanding service and excellent food. Everyone who works at Orange Hill really make the experience top-notch. The wine list is incredible and the view is amazing.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this fantastic review and compliments. We try our best to make everyone feel special and we are glad that was extended to you and your visit. We hope you return again soon. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! 10/10 would visit again

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Your'e amazing for visiting and leaving us the great review! Thank you so much and we hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Orange Hill as we usually do for our anniversary and as expected we had a wonderful time. Our server was absolutely delightful, she was friendly and kind. This was however our first time visiting on a Saturday versus a Sunday and it was significantly busier due to a wedding going on. It didn't take away from our experience though. We were given two complimentary brownies as a gift for celebrating our anniversary which was a sweet surprise. All in all we had a great time . Thank you

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you celebrated your anniversary with us. We hope you visit again soon. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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AL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant. Wonderful, friendly service.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind and positive review Aaron! If you haven't already, you should try our Sunday Buffet Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas. It's always great fun for friends and family. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We were happy to have you! Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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RT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Great view...that’s it. Been fooled into coming here for years. Expensive, but can be great, but can also be horrible if busy, especially for large groups during trade shows. Tonight was really horrible. Forgot apps, rushed them, and then tried to push dinner as they arrived. Then everyone sort of disappeared like we had leprosy...leaving us to look like idiots with our customers. Crossed off our list for good....sadly.

GK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service could not have been better. The view is great and the food outstanding. Not inexpensive but is worth it.
I’ll be back.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great shout out Greg! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

The noise level was so high because there was a party of 12 right next to our party of 2.

MB
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. It was a little noisy but the views were great.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Excellent view great food and service.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! Our Sunday Buffet Brunch is great opportunity to visit again with friends and family. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

10 oz filet. Yummy. Melts in mouth. Noise level a little high.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your steak. We are very sorry that the noise level was beyond your liking, this can be difficulty to control while the dinning room fills with guests. Our outside patio tends to have a softer atmosphere and you should try sitting near one of our many fire pits on your next visit. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and the service was fantastic.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Orange Hill Restaurant, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the view and the food! We hope to have you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team.

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LW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great view.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

We are so glad that you visited and we hope you return again soon! Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall, food and service was excellent and above all the wine that was recommended was on point!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review and positive feedback. We are happy to hear that your waiter was able to make good recommendations to enhance your experience. We hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Prime Rib over cooked

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Our Prime Rib is one of our top sellers and a dish that could be easily and quickly replaced when made aware that something is wrong. Please feel free to let your waiter or a manager know anytime you are dissatisfied with your meal to give us an opportunity to fix it and make it right. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food with an outstanding view. While it did take about 30 min before our server came to take our meal order (he was the only server in our section), this did not detract from the overall experience. 4 out of 5 stars, I would definitely be back for special occasions.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and patience in a situation that we clearly made a mistake in. We greatly appreciate your patronage and are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Please feel free to reach out to me personally when next you visit. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager mmartin@srcmail.c om

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MP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We felt rushed. The sea bass "special" had no flavor even though is was marinated for 24 hrs. Felt like they needed to move the stock of fish. Not impressed with the whole experience. The view saves this place.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange Hill, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We take the freshness of our food very seriously and we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the sea bass because it is one of the most popular dishes on our menu. We will certainly share this with our culinary team. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from parking the car to leaving, food was great service was great view was spectacular. We will definitely be back.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience! If you haven't already tried our Sunday Brunch Buffet with bottomless mimosas, it's a great opportunity to visit again with friends and family. Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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AC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. A little pricey

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and we greatly appreciate your feedback! Kind regards, Mark Martin Manager

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S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has been on orange hill for long time. The view is spectacular. However the food and service was excellent. It is bit noisy but there was a wedding reception happening too. I had the aged steak and my wife had short ribs that fell off the bone. My steak was cooked just right. The service was really excellent. All the servers were so attentive to everyone. This was our first time at this restaurant. We both Highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Orange Hill Restaurant, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the view and the food! We hope to have you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service my husband love it

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting and we are glad that you both enjoyed yourselves. Our Sunday Buffet Brunch with bottomless mimosas is a great experience for friends and family if you would like an idea for next time! Sincerely, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place with good food nice people and a beautiful view 👍🏻

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to come and we love everything from service to food presentation...

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! We would love to have you back again soon and please feel free to reach out to me so I could thank you personally when you do. Sincerely, Mark Martin Manager mmartin@srcmail.c om

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TR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for my 55th Birthday and everything went great, the ambiance is really the thing there, and the view is spectacular!!! Service was great and so was the food👍🏻

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for choosing Orange Hill to celebrate your special occasion. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and we hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and Orange Hill Management Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leah was such a great waitress. Eric was a good waiter as well. View was amazing. Only one thing that I was concerned about. I was not aware of the complimentary valet parking. Which was great. But I didn’t bring cash. So if your reading this. And your old school like me. Bring cash for tipping. They do accept card. But I am skeptical about that. Other than that. Food is amazing. Staff is great and location is perfect.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for the positive review and we will pass along the thanks to Lea and Erik. We also appreciate your feedback towards the valet as well. Sincerely, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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J
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute A plus experience. Paul was super professional and on point. Food was excellent!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive review and we are thrilled that Patrick was able to facilitate an enjoyable experience. We will certainly pass on the kind words and we hope you visit again soon. Regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant is because the food wasn’t that good it’s just ok everything else was good I just wasn’t that impressed with the food

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

The time you have taken to share your feedback is appreciated. I apologize for your unsatisfactory experience with us. The taste and quality of food we prepare for our guests is very important and we take our reviews seriously. Your feedback will be used as we strive to improve each day. Kind regards, Mark Martin

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Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a great time !!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for bringing your family to dine at Orange Hill. Our Sunday Brunch Buffet is another great occasion to bring the family! Hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from the moment we have the car to valet to the moment we left. The staff is exceptional.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the very kind review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience! We hope to have you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance! Food was good and servers were excellent!!

I would definitely return again!!

Thanks

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for the positive review and we hope you visit again soon! Our Sunday Buffet Brunch with bottomless mimosas is a great time to bring along friends and family. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the better brunches I’ve had in the OC area. Food was commendable. Beautiful hilltop view.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for joining us for brunch and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed everything! We hope you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was an amazing server, he made sure our food came out on time and checked on us frequently. My boyfriend and I both did the Prix Fixe menu and decided on the steak. Both steaks were made to both of our preferences. It made for an amazing anniversary dinner and the views were just breathtaking. I’m very happy I made a reservation and requested a window seat if possible. We arrived slightly ahead of our reservation time which gave enough time for a window seat to become available. I cannot wait to come back!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the view and the food and we will pass along the kind words to Jacob. We hope that you visit again soon. Sincerely, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambience was great, food was good. A little pricey. Be willing to pay for the special moment.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange Hill, we appreciate your feedback! Sincerely, Mark Martin

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G
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a view! Celebrated my Birthday with Family. Great service from Server Jacob - Thank you!
Bone In Ribeye delicious👍

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for choosing Orange Hill to celebrate your birthday and we are happy that Jacob was able to make it special. If you are someone who enjoys brunch on a Sunday, our Sunday Brunch Buffet with bottomless mimosas has an amazing selection and is great for the whole family to enjoy. Hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Mark Martin and the Orange Hill Management Team

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i
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It was our guest’s choice to come there. Our reservation for a party of 5 was at 5:30 pm. It seems on our previous visits to Orange Hill things did not go well either!This was our LAST visit. There was no sequence of service. It took 30 minutes to even have our cocktails delivered. The service continued to decline. We left at 8:30 pm. A 3 hour dinner....really???Also there were items on our bill that weren’t ordered or received! We asked a woman to rectify it and she returned with a new bill with coffee added which we never ordered or received.
This dispute was embarrassing in front our guests. It’s very tacky to discuss the bill in front of one’s guests.
This dining experience did not meet any of our expectations. You have a great view but that’s about all!!!

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello, my name is Mark and I am a manager at Orange Hill. I am very sorry to hear about your experience and I would like to discuss this further with you if you would be willing to give me more information. A name and number could also help me look up your reservation and see where you were seated. Please email me at mmartin@srcmail.c om. Sincerely, Mark Martin

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S
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think if the tree wasn’t there outside the view would be so much more amazing.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. The tree near the patio is actually older than the building and has sentimental value, so it has to remain for now. There isn't a seat in the house that does not have an amazing view however.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my first experience here, and feel for the amount of money I spent it wasn't worth it. It's a fancy and expensive place so I had high but reasonable expectations. It seemed that no one was interested in providing us with an A+ dinner experience. I was celebrating my woman's birthday and wanted to make it an extra special dinner for her. I had reservations, but had to wait an extra 20 minutes while numerous other parties were sat even though they showed up after me. I requested a table by the window 5 days in advanced, but didn't get one. We waited 10 minutes before being greeted at our table, our appetizer beat out our drinks by 5 minutes, I had to get out of my seat and flag someone down to get waters, the dinner orders came out incomplete, the food was very average quality and nothing special, there was no prebussing of dishes, I had to flag someone down for water refills, they didn't have our favorite gin for martinis, the manager was rude to us when we asked him a question while he was standing there "I'm taking care of another guest right now I can't help you". We wanted to have a romantic dessert at the fire pit, but we never had a server greet us, after 10 minutes of waiting I had to get up and find a server to take our order. Then the dessert didn't have any flavor just kind of bland. When it was time to leave I had to get up and find a server to process my payment. Then the cherry on top I had to wait 20 minutes at the valet because the line was so long, which made us late for our after dinner plans. Plus no one ever acknowledged her birthday. For what I paid and what my expectations were I was let down, and felt that I would of had a far better experience paying the same amount at another fancy place. On our drive home my girl said, "People must just go there for the view", which is the last thinga guy wants to hear after putting in some much effort to give her a special night. I just felt like nobody carried.

Orange Hill Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hello Don, I would first like to apologize for the disappointment in your last visit. My name is Mark and I remember our encounter near the terminal when I apologized that I was helping someone at the moment and was unable to personally escort you to the patio right away. Your reservation was at 7pm and we always have many requests for window seats that cannot all be granted unfortunately. I would be happy to discuss your experience further if you would like to email me at mmartin@srcmail.c om

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