Orange Hill Restaurant

4.6
5131 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Join us for a 3-Course Thanksgiving Brunch or a la carte Dinner with a traditional Turkey Special. Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! 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 30 days, Steak Progressive, and a signature Miso marinated Chilean Seabass.

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DianaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful and romantic and our waiter provided quality service as he was very welcoming and professional. He was an expert on menu recommendations and very detailed which was much appreciated ,as this being our first visit. The food was honestly underwhelming and not memorable. I would recommend this place as a quick stop for drinks with a beautiful view, however not worth the food and price . The food definitely did not match the standards and expectations of paying such prices. Disappointed to have chose this spot for a date night as we thoroughly enjoy a luxurious meal, though the flavors unfortunately weren’t there.

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JoonP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Good ambience, bad service. Service staff needs better training.

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GlenD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant for any special event! You'll love the food, cocktails, service and the incredible view...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant with service and friendly greetings..❤

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Kiwi
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, and a beautiful view!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time when I come have dinner. I especially like the waiters they are always friendly and nice and love that they smile. The staff really adds to the experience. The food is amazing and so is the view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great servers were friendly and service was fast and efficient!!

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GabrielleS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend’s mom to Orange Hill for brunch on Thanksgiving weekend. I had always wanted to go, and I figured having her in town was a good enough reason. We had a wonderful time! The server was attentive, the food and presentation were amazing, and the view was obviously great! I definitely want to return for lunch and especially dinner. Lovely place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and the view was amazing. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a wonderful evening for saturday date night.

EA
EzekielA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

not a pleasant experience this time around I cut my hand on one of the copper cups my food was cold and all my side dishes were cold I sent them back and by time I got my food back my wife was done with her so I lost my apatite and was very disappointed wasn't worth what we had to pay.

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MarioG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I had made reservations to be seated outside, unfortunately, we were told there would be a wait to be accommodated. We were seated inside the restaurant by a window. Wasn’t a bad view but I specifically requested to be seated outside. I ordered the ribeye which was amazing. I also had a delicious. blood orange Paloma. My wife had a rose wine and the orange hill burger. Loved the food but were a little disappointed we couldn’t be seated outside.

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vipamberoc
Orange County
166 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed this time. They served corn bread which was too sweet instead of bread/rolls. The miso glazed sea bass was good, but the Thai black rice was overly sweet. The complimentary birthday dessert was pathetic and not even a candle. The waiter was too chatty. And they wouldn't accept the Open Table dining reward of $25. A catastrophe! Never again! Not a happy birthday!

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DavidK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great ambiance/sunset and night lights views. Food is pricey and small quantities, service o.k. but not special. Restaurant in great need of rehab. Furniture is old and tired. Bar area still in 60s orange. Valet well staffed/prompt but line of cars 1/3 of the way down the hill at 6:30 p.m. We were a party of 6. Would we go again? Probably not.

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MagdaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our server was really bad without any knowledge or interest to serve. Whatever I asked about the menu she didn’t know the answer and wouldn’t even care to give a proper answer! Orange Hill should train their employees better, specially that is not a very cheap place $.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Prime Rib was excellent!

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koaF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night location or fancy family dinner venue. Valet ($7) and restaurant staff are all very friendly and professional. Cocktails, Starters, and side dishes were all excellent. Steak could have had a better crust, but still tasty. Highly recommend booking a table directly before sunset, the view of Orange is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

JH
JosefH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The specials were fantastic. I would recommend the 4 cheese Mac and Cheese!

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JonathanL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant with beautiful views. The foodbid delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The location is wonderful and that’s the whole beauty of this restaurant. The quality of the staff was not good at all. Arrived at our reservation time however another party of four that arrived about 5 minutes after us were seated first (we were also a party of 4).

When we finally were walked over to the table that was assigned to us the waitress took us outside to sit in the patio. No guests were sitting outside just us. The heaters were not on and there was no lighting. I asked if she could at least turn on the heaters and that’s when she realized I spoke well English (I guess) and responded with “I think your table is actually inside”.

We placed our orders and when the items finally came out, we were missing 2 side items that I ordered. The server mentioned (with out me asking) that the side
orders will be right out. They never came out. Once we ordered dessert, I told the server to please remove the 2 items that never came out or to provide them in “to-go” box since we never got them. He asked if I was okay in just removing them and I said yes. Once I got the final check, they were still listed on there and I did not get the items.

We worked ourselves back to the valet parking. Upon waiting for my car in the waiting area, my young kids and I overheard a female valet worker complaining out loud to her colleagues about being over staffed and using curse words out loud in front of my kids.

The experience was not worth it. I blame management for allowing this behavior. There is obvious lack of training and based on the behavior of their staff I can almost guarantee that management is aware of this behavior.

Well I’m glad that I finally tried this place out. I don’t think that I will be returning unless there is a change in management.

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CynthiaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

More bus boys to clear tables and fill beverages to give servers more time to serve food. Crab legs need crackers to crack. Ran out of food-shrimp -at 2:45 and yet more people coming for next seating. Better management needed for holidays. We needed to ask repeatedly to get essential items.

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ChadS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was great.

High winds closed outdoor dining areas and pushed reservations into event area which took away from ambiance. Still had a great meal and got to see a beautiful sunset. Will happily return and recommend to all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best THANKSGIVING!!!

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SharonW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location, food, and service ever!
This is my favorite restaurant in Orange.

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vipRobertt
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, we appreciate the entire staffs sacrifice on thanksgiving.
Our server Jennifer and her assistant Jose did a wonderful job. On top of that the food was great. Happy thanks giving to all.

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Jystwow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This is my second thanksgiving at Orange Hill. The food was not very good at all. I can’t think of one thing I tasted besides my captain n coke that tasted good. Was not like that before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful staff, amazing views!! This was a good dining experience for our family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jason, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Great view and appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff we encountered was super in doing their assigned activities… and all in my parties appreciated it very much.

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LMfromOC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal view - doesn’t get any better. And real good food and service.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food we sat outside and they have fire pits next to all tables … we weren’t cold at all and the view was great! Will definitely go back!

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AliM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The portion of the steaks are very small compared to other restaurant and the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service, food and beautiful view! Perfect way to celebrate anniversary ❤️

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NancyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were back again for brunch after 2 weeks ! Our server Jacob was AMAZING!!! Food was great like always ❤️

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EmmanuelU
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service from amber was amazing. Just an overall great experience. Will definitely be going back with my wife

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is expensive, but my wife and I have been coming to Orange Hill every year for 20+ years and it was always worth it... until this last time. For example, I ordered the crusted halibut, which I also ordered last year, and it was very different. Last year, the fish was thick, buttery, and had a very nice crust on top. This year, it was basically a thin piece of broiled fish without any crust. I have had much better for half the price ($42). The service is still good, but the atmosphere/ambiance is no longer the high-end establishment you may expect. Servers used to wear nice suits, and our table would always get a sharply dressed wine steward that would go over the selections. Now they all just wear dockers and golf shirts, there is no wine steward, and the selection of wine is very limited compared to how it used to be. The service was not 5 star quality, mainly because they brought out our main dish before we even got our appetizers and salads. It's an honest mistake, but not one I would expect for such a high price point. The manager offered to take our dishes back so we could eat the appetizers and salads, but we refused. I don't like the idea of tossing out food. My wife and I also miss the delicious breads they used to provide with dinner. Now they provide a cornbread loaf, which is good, but not really the same standard as the breads they used to serve. The final thing that turned us off from Orange Hill as being our yearly anniversary destination in the future is that they no longer have seating around the fire pits. They now have dining tables out on the patio instead. We were very disappointed when we walked out to the fire pits to have drinks and coffee (which is a tradition for us), and found that the fire pit seating is no longer an option. So sad.

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LindsayW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Amber was amazing! We brought friends from out of town and it was perfect from the food to service to the overall ambience!

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You can order delivery directly from Orange Hill Restaurant using the Order Online button. Orange Hill Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Orange Hill Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 997-2910.

Orange Hill Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 5131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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