The Hobbit

4.8
1037 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
The Hobbit offers a 7 course prix-fixe menu Wed-Sun with one seating per evening. Cost per person is $92 (plus tax, tip & beverage). Dress Code will be enforced. Our food is "Contemporary Continental" a reference to its encompassing many world cuisines. We begin the evening in our wine cellar where you are handed a flute of Hobbit Champagne. Hors d'oeuvres are placed throughout the cellar, sommelier Amy Cody & wait staff are there to help you select wines for dinner with over 1000 labels to choose from!Guests are then invited upstairs - you will be served a shellfish or fish first course then a fowl or light meat, followed by a salad course. After you enjoy "intermission" (visit the kitchen to speak with the chefs, take a walk, and relax on the patios)then guests return to their refreshed table for a flavorful sorbet palate-cleanser. The main entrée is served complete with accompanying vegetables. Dessert arrives next, along with a list of after dinner drinks and liqueurs.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

A special 6 course Mother's Day dinner. Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:00pm. $125.00 per person, tax and gratuity additional. Please call the restaurant for reservations. 714-997-1972

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

A special 6 course prix fixe dinner in honor of Father's Day. $108 per person, tax and gratuity additional. Please call the restaurant for reservations. 714-997-1972

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

A special 6 course Easter Sunday dinner featuring Filet of Beef with Forest Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce. Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:00pm. $118 per person, tax and gratuity additional. Please call the restaurant for reservations. 714-997-1972

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible 4 hour experience. It is designed that way and creates a very special evening.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was incredible. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was delectable and the house was very charming. You really felt like you were transported to an evening at a royal estate. My favorite part was the hors d’oeuvre hour in the wine cellar.

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RC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a unique character and we had an exceptional experience. The service was impeccable. All of the dishes they served were wonderful but we especially enjoyed the appetizers, especially the beef tartar. The Hobbit has an excellent array of wines to choose from. The prix fixe price is $92 but with wine, tax and gratuity the total cost as closer to $200 per person. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or splurge night.

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

After much anticipation, I finally experience The Hobbit. The restaurant is unique and cozy. Prepare to spend 3-4 hours minimum. The service was wonderful. The food was beautiful to look at and eat. My only negative comment would be that if you are a pescatarian prepare to pay an additional up charge for your entree. Which would not have been bad if the fish was wild caught. When you make your reservation, they ask about any dietary restrictions. All
in all, the night was fun. You aren’t waiting for long stretches for the next course and the amount of food is filling. I would recommend.

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S
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, and I loved the wine cellar / appetizers, so good and champagne was so good I had to buy one to take home. The steak was a little small, but there was so much food, I was full anyways. I am glad I experienced this dinner, but If you don’t want a 4 hour dinner experience, this is not for you. We didn’t leave until 10:45/11 pm and it started at 7. Love it though, but it wasn’t my husbands cup of tea.

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Orange County
167 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came to the Hobbit for our 41st anniversary-as we have many years in the past. It is a lovely experience. Our favorite part is the appetizers in the basement wine cellar. Delicious champagne. Wonderful variety and amazing appetizers. Could spend the entire evening just nibbling and tasting. You then move upstairs to the 5-6 course menu. This night was their spring menu. Most of the food in this part of the evening is good but falls a bit short after the food downstairs. Scallops with homemade fettuccine was very good. Duck stuffed quail was odd and heavy but okay. Pear salad was okay. Salmon and steak were both good to very good. Dessert was fine. Service is very good and the wine pairings were mostly good. We do love coming and hope to return soon. Thanks for a nice evening.

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wow how do you describe a wonderful experience, there probably are not enough superlatives to explain The Hobbit. It’s totally different from any restaurant I have been to it’s very warm and inviting environment. The people are very friendly and gracious you feel comfortable right away. The food is excellent cooked and presented expertly by the chef. A nice touch is you get to visit the chef and talk with him.

The nice thing is there are not people going in and out like a regular restaurant. the guests are there with you for the whole experience.


The concept it totally unique, wonderful and intimate.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and pairings. Great atmosphere and service

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night. Amazing food! Impeccable service! An overall fabulous evening

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1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Attended a pharmaceutical function the first time, loved it so much and decided to return with the wife to celebrate our 13th anniversary. Memorable cocktails, epic wine cellar experience and excellent dinner menu including the wine pairings. Can’t wait to return.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality, upscale dining, but with a snooty set of diners. Also during the ‘intermission’ we had the opportunity to explore the kitchen and speak to the chef, who was not at all friendly. I did not much enjoy the rigid atmosphere, nor the amount of space between courses. Also during the intermission a few lcustomers decided to smoke cigars on the patio. The smell tracked indoors to the main dining room and was awful.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was really great! Great, friendly and accommodating service. I would definitely recommend you guys to everyone I know.

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service !! We enjoyed wine pairing , special bottle selection from their cellar and cocktails at the bar

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit is a fun night out. It’s a bit pricey, so we just go for special occasions, but otherwise it’s great. The atmosphere is a bit quiet and reserved, so if you have a loud group I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an AMAZING experience. Food was perfect sized so never felt overly full. Incredible wine selection

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening from beginning to end was exquisite. The staff, the food, the wine, the ambience all leave you wanting for another evening spent at “The Hobbit”.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful as always! Love this restaurant! Great food, fun dining experience! An OC must do!

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LD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint, excellent from start to finish. We love it with the wine pairing

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PG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was perfect, the wine pairing was excellent, the food preparation was well done although not particularly innovative, for the price it was excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone. It would have been more fun with a group of 4 or more due to the setup.

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VK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect dining experience! Will be back for sure.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. Just be aware that it is an experience rather than a normal restaurant where you order, eat and then leave. Plan on spending several hours there. The menu is prefix and served in leisurely courses. No jumping ahead or rushing courses. The entree wasn’t served until almost ten o’clock. It was a very long but nonetheless nice evening.

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CK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the cocktails at the beginning hour was superb. It is a dining experience as it is not a quick dinner but well worth the time and money.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most unique dining experiences I have ever had. The food was amazing & the service fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant to all. It’s hard to get a reservation, but well worth the wait. The only suggestions I have would be for them to offer a wine pairing selection to go with the courses at an additional cost. Also, maybe add a communal table for those guests who want to interact more with other diners.

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BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. Make sure you arrive in time to have a drink in the upstairs bar. The food was excellent as was the staff. We'll be back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

I enjoyed it very much although I had been long ago and the upstairs room had a bar open during intermission. This made the intermission a memorable part of the night. I had bragged about how great the experience was and the bar at intermission was a big part... This time the bar was closed... why is there an intermission if there is no particular memory for your client? I left a little bummed for that reason.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fancy meal, you start with champagne and apps in the wine cellar where you can pick a bottle of wine to eat with your meal, or do a pre-selected wine tasting, or just have non-alcoholic drinks like water. Then you begin your dining experience, very fancy food and looks pretty.

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Will definitely go back. Excellent food and wine

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RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time

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HD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. This was our third time at this restaurant.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Quite the experience, ambience is sophisticated and at the same time gives a homey feeling. Staff is knowledgeable and eager to explain the history of the establishment. Definitely will be coming back. Loved every minute. Also thankfully towards customer service, I feel they made a real effort... called weeks in advance to check on allergies and to accommodate spectacularly

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l
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This used to be a house. So upstairs there's still a full tub bathroom and two rooms that they use; one for the bar and one as a lounge area. The lounge area has a little balcony you can walk on to. It's tiny but cute. The room with the bar is dimly lit. The drinks are strong and delicious. Once they are ready they call you to the cellar. Wine bottles line the walls. The lowest priced is $50 then goes up, to way up, from there. There are apps through out. Everything I tasted was yummy. And they keep your champagne glasses filled, as you eat, check out the wines and mingle. Then they let you know dinner is ready and bring you back upstairs to where you first entered. There are two dinning room areas. I loved that we were in the larger one with the fireplace. The decor is lovely and again dimly lit. The scallops and shrimp were so delicious. The salad was good. The beef Wellington was the main dish our night. It was delicious. $95 for everything, minus the bar at the beginning that's extra. If you pick wine with dinner that's extra. I feel for the unlimited hor derves and unlimited champagne pours, depending how you drink - coupled with the decor and each course being delicious this is an ok price. I personally would love to go back.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!!!!! Go!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegance and exquisite cuisine. The Hobbit is not just a dinner, but an experience.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! The staff was friendly and the food was very good. I would go back again for the dining experience.

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BF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

So what was listed as filet mignon was actaully beef wellington.. and in my mind those are no where cloose to each other...so my main course was something we didnt ask for, this combined with a very large spider climbing up my wifes table colth during our meal didnt help thw situation ..stafg service was good..but not getting what you expect for food and not getting an i am sorry for large bugs bothering you...and at the pirce paid. No thanks!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great atmosphere, an all around great special occasion experience! Just be prepared to shell out some cash.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! There were many appetizers to graze on before the meal. Courses were timed perfectly. We never felt rushed nor did we have to wait a long time between each course. The servers were great and paid attention to detail.
I can’t wait to go again.

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SU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to come for an exquisite dining experience. First the cocktail hour and lounging, then delicious hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the cellar to select wine with dinner. Then the dining experience itself, which includes seven exquisite courses, and an “intermission” before the main course. It is an entire evening, so be prepared to spend a few hours, and be hungry! The staff are all incredible. The cost is substantial but the experience is just amazing. We come here for only our most special occasions.

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AT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love dining here. The food is amazing, the wine pairing is superb and the ambiance is perfect! I wish it wasn’t so expensive, or else I’d be back more than my typical once a year. Regardless, it is worth the price.

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LM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hobbit exceeded every expectation. Dinner was exquisite and the atmosphere was perfect for an intimate anniversary meal. The staff was attentive and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and had paired wines that perfectly complimented every bite.

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