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.

What 4083 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary. This is the sort of place you go for ambiance, so in that respect, it did not disappoint. The entryway with koi ponds and falling water, the blazing fireplaces and fire pits out on the terrace, and the stunning view of the city after nightfall were all wonderful. Kevin, our server was fantastic - not over the top but very attentive and sincere in his enthusiasm. I had the lobster and my gf had the Chilean sea bass. The lobster was great, though I wish it would have come out pre-cracked to make eating it less messy. The sea bass was pretty good, but the Thai chili sauce they put on the rice that accompanied the sea bass was overpowering and kind of ruined what would have been a nice pairing. We also had the calamari, which came with tempura peppers and onions and was quite good (though there could have been more calamari and less tempura) and a special sweet and spicy cornbread, which we both really enjoyed. Lastly, they gave us a special chocolate cake for our anniversary, complete with the fancy writing in chocolate sauce to commemorate the occasion. All in all, it was a lovely experience and we both would come back again.

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ColtonW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining at Orange Hill and I’m glad I chose this place for my 2nd year anniversary. The food and environment was amazing and we will definitely be coming back soon.

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kimberlyr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Use to love going here, but wasn't satisfied as the food wasn't as good as before and the service was par. The server was fine but took forever for food. VERY overpriced as well.
Will not be going back anytime soon.

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Kings
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was so good, the view was excellent and the service was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jovi
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server David was not really paying attention to what we ordered...

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NormaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I love this place. It's my go-to place when I want to go out with somebody special. However, not sure if it's because of COVID but the food was not good. i went during brunch and I was not impressed. Can't wait until they have a full Sunday brunch.

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MauricioF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was great. Mimosas were great. Service was incredible.

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Angel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Liliana
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Go for the ambience. The view is great, the service is friendly, the food at brunch was ok. We ordered the big brunch with prime rib and eggs benedict and crab legs and waffle
Everything was a little cold. We loved the a la carte Brussel sprouts. But the rest was like equivalent to a so-so hotel buffet. We'll go back, mate try the fried checked next time, it's looked pretty good at the table next to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food.

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AngelM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four Mac and cheese is so delicious and the steak! Definitely coming back! The waiters are so helpful and sweet!

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Ghdjfnfnnc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Our server was horrible. I forgot her name but I was there on 4-10-21 from 8pm till close. She kept making inappropriate and sarcastic comments. Food took an hour and 28 minutes to come out. It seemed like she forgot about us.

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GermanV
1 review
Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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gustavol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The views is so beautiful! I love how the chef serve us on table! Feel so fancy!

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vipNancy
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Not the same precovid restaurant. Overpriced and horrible quality.

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YESENIAG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

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

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AlexS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 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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DemarcoF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended to Orange Hill by our neighbors, they told us it was a great place and they were definitely "RIGHT!!" My wife and I loved the location, food, and the service, all were top notch. We'll definitely be coming again!

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DonS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChrisM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is really good.

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agnesj
1 review
Dined 7 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 7 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 on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ManelW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
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 on April 5, 2021
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 3 days 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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Orange Hill Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4083 OpenTable diners.

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