The Hobbit

4.8
1030 reviews
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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.

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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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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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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OT
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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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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L
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!!!!! Go!!

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P
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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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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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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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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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went for our 2nd anniversary, and as usual staff at The Hobbit did not disappoint. Cocktails, atmosphere, wine list, meal, servers, chef... you name it and this place is #1 at it. This continues to be our favorite extra special occasion date spot, and I am already looking forward to returning .

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The concept and ambiance is very nice and unique. A little too quiet, if I do say so myself. A lot more for the older crowd that wants peace and quiet. Ended up being pricey and hard to break down the math when the receipt was hand written so we felt a little ripped off. Each had a drink and ordered a bottle of wine that was $125 split between five people and the bill ended up being $200 a person.
The meal literally takes four hours to serve. Extremely slow and since they don’t let you raise your volume, not sure what they want you to do during the breaks. I would say if they had made the meal quicker or at least appeal to the younger crowd, i would definitely recommend.
Would I come back? Not likely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a wonderful dining experience! We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and exceptional food.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an unique dining experience. Loved how they separate the night into different acts. Everything from the Hobbit champagne and hordeurves that you’re greeted with at the wine cellar all the way to the wines and rest of the dishes at the main dining room were perfection. Service was excellent and the ambiance perfectly removed you far away from normal life. Highly recommend and will be back.

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NL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday. David, our waiter, was awesome! We all had a great time.

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SP
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Whether for a small or large event or special occasion - it's amazing!!

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