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About Orange Hill Restaurant

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.

6410 East Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 4:30pm-10pm

Fri & Sat: 4:30pm-11pm

Brunch: Sat: 10:00am to 2:00pm & Sun: 9am to 3pm

Cross Street:
Chapman Ave & Cliffway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 997-2910

Website:
http://www.theorangehillrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Orange Hill is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.

Parking Details:
Orange Hill offers complimentary valet parking.
*tip encouraged

Executive Chef:
Eric Mickle

Private Party Facilities:
Voted as 1 of the top 50 Scenic View restaurants across the nation and uniquely situated on the hills of Orange with spectacular views from Los Angeles to Newport, Orange Hill Restaurant is the perfect location for your next business event, party, rehearsal dinner or wedding and reception.

Private Party Contact:
Ashlee Eagle: (714) 997-1109

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Uniquely situated on the hills of Orange with a mesmerizing view from Orange County to Catalina, Orange Hill Restaurant is the ideal location for your next event.

Our beautiful banquet rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Whether you are hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you. Our talented events team will provide full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

Please contact orangehillcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our Christmas Eve Champagne Buffet* available 10am-4pm! Adults: $52.95 | Children: $24.95 *Buffet only. Regular a la carte menu not available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Christmas Champagne Buffet* available 9:30am-5pm! Adults: $65 Kids: $30. *Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation. Reservation must be cancelled 24 hours prior or you will be charged the advanced deposit.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for New Year's Eve. A la carte menu will not be available. Advanced deposit required.

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Orange Hill Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (123)
Romantic (103)
Special Occasion (97)
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Good for a Date (87)
Great for Outdoor Dining (84)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Worth the Drive (53)
Cozy (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Business Meals (20)
Casual (20)
Fun (19)
Late-night Find (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (9)
Great Beer (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

First time visit and loved every aspect of our dining experience... The service, food, and ambient was perfect for our anniversary celebration.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrating my birthday was nice. our waitress was great. The butternut squash soup was delicious; the Caesar salad was not green; the sea bass entre was too sweet. And they served a nice complimentary birthday dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The brunch was spread over too many areas/rooms. The server should have made note of this to us .

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

First off, drink had to be sent back, didn't even taste like a Mojito. . plus the glass was filled to the top with ice. . .barely any cocktail. ...I ordered Sea Bass and at $45 a plate you'd expect more than mushy rice and cold brocolli rab.. ..fish was cooked decent but not a lot of flavor. . .partner ordered french onion soup. . . very small serving with NO CHEESE on top. . . I mean that's what you expect when you order FRENCH ONION SOUP! grilled cheese crust on the side, which was cold, did NOT make up for NO cheese on top. . . ordered a side of mushrooms to go with steak, they tasted terrible and were barely warm. .. need I go on? The servers were nice and very helpful but that did not make up for the food being very sub par. . . the only redeeming factor was the view. . . . but still would not throw down that kind of money for mediocre (at best) food and drinks.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful Restaurant and nice service. I took my fiancé there for his birthday with 4 other guests and we loved view and the fire pits outside but as far as food. we all chose to do the prefix 3 course dinner and everything we wanted was sold out so we got stuck with the steak, which was a disappointment. very dry and chewy. everyone who got stuck with the steak didn't touch it. the service was nice but a bit slow. the view and the restaurant itself was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Date night with the most important woman in my life and honestly if I had the money I’d go every single day with her if I could. Best service, best food, best music, and best view.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great Chilean See Bass and Prime Rib! The best view on OC, a good choice for drinks and appetizers or a special dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a team Christmas lunch which was great. After lunch we had drinks outside at the fire pits. The service was excellent and the service excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We celebrated my wife Maria's birthday with my two boys and everyone loved their steaks. We really enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had chose here to celebrate the birthday. But seems like they don't know it's for birthday :(

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I had the brunch buffet with friends Pricey but good. Incredible view.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

the customer service from start to finish was amazing . and the food and atmosphere was even better

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great, the view was fantastic, the service was great! Very nice evening dining on the outdoor patio with view of the city lights. Our waitress (Claudia) was friendly, attentive, and a pleasure.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambience and the view is spectacular! Solid and friendly staff.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a favorite. I drive from San Clemente to get the best prime rib in OC. Go on a clear night and request a window table. The view is forever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Unparalleled view of Orange County in a romantic setting with fantastic food and an awesome wine list. Our favorite anniversary spot.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Unfortunately all 9 of us were a bit disappointed. We arrived promptly for our 615 reservation. We waited for about 15 minutes before we were seated. We then were served our soup and salad and waited an additional 1.5 hours for our entrees. After over an hour waiting I spoke with the manager who seemed to not care whatsoever. She was actually very young and inexperienced and it showed. We were celebrating my father's 74th birthday as well as his entrance into the States from the Puerto Rico disaster. I wanted to make this dinner very special for him and even after the manager was notified of our unhappiness, she did absolutely nothing. We were handed a bill and I walked out close to $600 in the hole for a dinner that was not worth it at all. The view did not disappoint though and our waitress was kind.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I think the first time I ever visited Orange Hill was 1985. After all these years, none of the magic is lost. Spectacular menu, views, and wait staff always make each visit a memorable occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Brunch buffet was boring, low-quality food. Restaurant seems disorganized and a little dirty.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The family enjoyed the food and the ambiance, and the view was amazing. Great place for a family or business gathering.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful view. Great dessert.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were sat at our table and the waitress never showed up. The manager stopped by after 20 minutes and asked how everything was going

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Extremely disappointed with food , we expected so much better quality for price in this upper class establishment . Poor layout for buffet style serving. Will not do a brunch or special event dining again. Though the view was magnificent, it took 45 minutes before a waitress came by and we had to get our own water from the bar area and hunt down our own silverware. We expected a better organization and quality from Orange Hill.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Horrible service on a holiday. Sat outside instead of waiting 30 minutes for an indoor table, even WITH reservations. Bad idea as service outside was atrocious. Water glass was chipped and we had to ask four times for it to be replaced. Had to ask for silverware. Never got refills of champagne. Left without having coffee as the waitress never came to check on us. Had to chase the waitress down to get our check, and then that took so long I headed to the reception desk which was unattended. And getting any food was frustrating. Carving station was out of both turkey and beef. All food was packed into a small room, while in years past the dessert was separated into another room. Fish and clam boil were well picked over with mostly empty shells in the boil. Getting through the food room resulted in many bumps and frustration, and having nothing at the carving station resulted in many upset patrons, which made the crowded scene very unpleasant. This was not my first visit to Orange Hill for Thanksgiving, and I've been there for brunch buffets, as well as many dinners and cocktail hours, but I am seriously reconsidering whether I go there again. I still tipped 15%, though I was tempted to leave nothing, which the waitstaff deserved. I only tipped because the cooks did a good job with the dishes. What an utter rip off. In thinking of an analogy, the meal seemed like shopping at a trashy WalMart - mess everywhere, grouchy and inattentive service. Way to cast a negative cloud on our Thanksgiving meal, and a waste of about $250. The best thing was the valet parking - at least they were polite, attentive, and expeditious. We may as well have gone to Marie Calendars and saved $200. Truly disappointing, Orange Hill. Three angry customers.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was way to overpriced ($65.00) we do not drink champagne so there should be two set prices one with champagne and one without , a bit understaffed as refills for the beverages were few and far between , we were waiting and one food station and the person running it was gone and nobody was taking their place (orange hill wake up that is bad business) yes the view is great , food is so so , the buffet should have been around $28.95 , then they charge you for the valet , they want at least a fifteen percent tip on the receipt but a buffet is around ten percent as the servers only bring you refills , overall it was ok

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

In all my years of fine dining, this restaurant will now be considered one of my top five in California. It was definitely a great place to take a "selfie". The buffet was extremely scrumptious and the transition in the dinning room from day to night was really breathtaking.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Orange Hill was not equipped for the number of guests they served on Thanksgiving. A good but not great experience for a place with such a fantastic location with sensational views.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for thanksgiving brunch. Food was cold. Slow service. Over all very pricey for a bad experience. Sunset was amazing though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

First Thanksgiving out to dinner with family. Best buffet I have experienced. Variety and quality better than any cruise ship I have taken. Reluctant to write this review as I fear I won’t get a reservation next year.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went there for thanksgiving brunch. We had been there 7 years ago on same occasion and it was a great experience then. This time was a lot less food choices were offered. Turkey was terribly dry and prime rib was mediocre. Oysters, muscle plate was filled with empty shells and even though several people requested to have it refilled, they did not refill it for over 3 hours and at that time they only added some potatoes and corn to the empty shells. Whole salmon was bare to the bones for the three hours we were there and it was not replaced. For $65 per person it was quite a disappointment.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Thanksgiving brunch ever! Food was amazing and all the staff were so friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our first thanksgiving here.

Thank you for a fabulous morning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

As being a chef I always wanted to try this restaurant. As for working for McCormick and Schmitz I would think that they would serve the same service. My general manager told me to come and try out the food here at orange hill restaurant. I was amazed how the view was so amazing to experience with my wife. I would recommend to come on a dinner date especially for a anniversary or special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wow, what a wonderful view, and the food was very good as well as the service. The bar is nice with a swanky vibe. I suggest arriving before your reservation time and enjoying a drink in the bar while you wait. Great for a special occasion. Go at night for a breathtaking view of Orange County. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The hostesses were horrible.. unattentative.. does not greet or even look up.. as someone is passing by, all over the place, unorganized and inefficiency.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server, Claudia, was charming and warm, with great efficiency. She made sure we were comfortable and stopped by often to check up. The food was fine, it always is, but she made the experience for all five of us. One note: I wish you all still had lamb-cop lollipops on the menu. I used to bring people up there just for those.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a group of 10 for a birthday reservation at 7pm. We did not get seated until 7:20pm, and when we were seated outside everyone was cold and uncomfortable since they didn’t have enough heaters available for everyone on a chilly night. It took some time to get moved indoors, and the service was lacking there as well. Bread finally hit the table at 840pm, and our dinner came out immediately after some 1h45mins after our reservation time.

Overall it was a bad experience but the food was great once we got it. The service was lacking, perhaps due to a Sunday wedding reception that night.

I would not recommend anyone go unless they confirmed there was no reception that night, and wear warm clothes if you care to sit outside.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I expected more

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

LEAVE YOUR KIDS AT HOME! There is a time and place for kids. This restaurant should NOT allow children in evening dining.
I wanted a restaurant where we could get dressed up, drink fine wine and eat a good meal. An overall UP SCALE dining experience. From the minute the valet parks your car you feel this is a nice high end restaurant. We started in the bar for a cocktail waiting for our table. The bartender was very accomodating, drinks good, atmosphere was great and the fireplace was glowing. The view is incredible! Our table wait was 15 minutes longer than our reservation time, but we had arrived earlier in case we could be seated sooner. It had been over 45 minutes. The bartender provided us with a complimentary drink to off set the wait. That was really nice. We had a great view table, the server was prompt and courteous. Our food was delish, the presentation was wonderful, the wine the server reccomended was perfect. They even brought us a desert to celebrate our anniversary on a chocolate scribed plate. (we still order two deserts.) An employee even complimented my dress that I was wearing. My only complaint would be this.....Evening dining should be adults ONLY!!! there was a table behind us with a family that had two YOUNG kids with them. Thankfully they were well behaved and did not disrupt our dining, because it could have been really bad. The other event in the next room had kids running around the restaurant playing hide and go seek in the eating area and under the tables. I was completly irritated with the lack of supervision and that they were able to run a muck like they were. I mentioned it to the server who promplty validated my complaint as he felt the same way. It was that disturbing having all these kids and juveniles running around. He said he was on his way to speak to the manager. Shortly later the group left and all was calm again. The view is amazing, food good, atmospere great for a special event or just dinner. Dont bring kids!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very disappointed with the service and the food quality. Not sure if they are under new management again, however our waiter was unsatisfactory and not very professional. In addition, they food buffet was not as good as it has been in the prior years. The food was not hot under the buffet. COuld use improvement. I am a local and go for HH in the bar most of the time. I would not recommend for dining due to the price i would expect much better

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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