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We had an amazing time! I’ve been wanting to go for years now and it met my expectations. The food was amazing and the Winter Old Fashioned was so delicious! I definitely want to go again.
We had probably the best table in the house, which was awesome, and our wait staff and the sommelier were outstanding. Love the fact that they offered a wine pairing option, and the time in the wine cellar to start is always fun. I don’t eat red meat and they made accommodations for that, which was the only part of the meal that wasn’t great - halibut which was dry and fishy, and just boring. The salmon alternative to beef Wellington was delicious. Overall, aside from the one fish dish, another visit to The Hobbit experience that didn’t disappoint!
This is my favorite special-event restaurant. I've been going here for almost 25 years and have never been disappointed. Six fabulous courses (including delicious appetizers and champagne in the wine cellar to start) and wine pairings. My dining party always looks forward to our visit, and the staff is super friendly and informative and attentive. We were there four hours and enjoyed every minute.
The entire experience is amazing. We start with a cocktail hour where you can either go to the small courtyard of the house or a couple of rooms upstairs. Then go down to basement for appetizers and champagne. There are 10+ appetizers and each of them is delicious. Then comes 5-course sit-down dinner. You can have wine pairing for $50 or select what you want during appetizer hour. The first half of the dinner came with scallops, duck confit and a frisée salad. All of them were delicious and perfect portions. After a 15-min intermission, we had the main entree which was the mushroom stuffed filet mignon, or you can opt for salmon for a small supplement. The steak was done perfectly. Dessert was a chocolate roulette and strawberry sorbet. The staff throughout were attentive and fun. We got to tour the kitchen and had a few words with the chef. We had been to the restaurant 6 months ago with friends and this time we took our in-laws visiting from the UK. All of us had the most wonderful evening.
Utterly fabulous. My only criticism is that, for some of us oldies, the evening ends pretty late. We were served dessert at 10:30, which is past my bedtime. Other than that, you can't do better!
Dinner was beautiful to look at and delicious tasting. Presentation and taste were exceptional. The service was impeccable. They used small touches of personalization to make the experience special for us. My daughter had a wonderful time.
Great place for a special occasion! The food was delicious, service impeccable and everyone was so nice and accommodating! Would recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience, not just dinner. No rush, great pace, really nice place!
Without a doubt, One of the finest dining experiences I have ever had!
Just a wonderful evening with incredible food and service!
Intriguing and amazing. Only* sour note was the noise level - that old house could stand some acoustic alterations.
* and CHOCOLATE for desert!
Our first visit to “The Hobbit” was quite fun and relaxing. The food was very good the steak was as tense as we have ever had. The bar was well stocked. The appetizers were good would have preferred they be labeled as well as replenished when gone. Overall we expected just a bit more given the mystery surrounding the restaurant but cannot say any one thing was wrong we highly recommend going.
Delicious food and friendly staff.
Best food ever have not been there since the remodel still amazing
Elegant and delicious
The best of everything! I could have been done in the wine cellar with the champagne & food. Everything was fantastic from start to finish.
We will return.😊
Come hungry, great experience!
Fabulous dining experience. Must do in OC. Come hungry, and looking to enjoy some nice wines. Not for early birds. Expect a long, fine meal. I imagine fantastic with a group of friends to catch up.
An excellent place for a celebration. The wine cellar was delightful and the food was great. We had a family evening to remember.
The Hobbit is always a wonderful dining experience.
Anniversary and birthday celebration. Wonderful dining experience. Top notch service and food.
It was a very enjoyable evening. We also met a nice couple before the dinner began and had a wonderful conversation.
We absolutely loved every minute of our dining experience. Nothing compares to not only the exquisite menu and service but also the warm feeling of home and the nurturing environment. We’ve found our new favorite restaurant and we can’t wait to return.
Fun experience for the foodie! Need a special location for a special occasion? This is the place. Just know it's a bit of a marathon. I've gone twice - once my wife and once with my best buddy cause we share a birthday. Both had checked out by the time dessert arrived. (Full of food and sleepy). But I love enjoying creative cooking all night. Will go back
The wine cellar, the appetizers, the food, the wine pairings, the sommelier and ambiance are definitely unique! Would come here again and again.
It is always a pleasure to dine here - excellent food, wine, cocktails, service, and most importantly staff/owners. Thank you all.
Excellent all the way around. This is a true dining experience. Exceptional!
Overall wonderful. Excellent food and ambiance. Most service personnel were excellent
What an experience. I will definitely return for the next special occasion. Highly recommend.
Fantastic. We went for my fiance's birthday and we loved it.
Very unique and fun experience. Excellent service and food.
Have wanted to come here for awhile so we finally came to celebrate the hubby"s birthday with my family. The champagne was sooo good as well as the hor dourves. The French sandwich was exceptionally delicious. We enjoyed the cellar - fun times. Dinner was good, kind of expected the food to taste better. Service was decent. About a 3.5 hr experience, which I think is a bit long, but glad we did it.
Perfect get together as we had hoped. Everything from the moment we stepped through the doors was amazing. Thank you for such an exquisite night.
Food was really good. Loved the hospitality. Really nice people all around
It was FABULOUS! From being personally greeted at the front door , to the appetizers in the wine cellar; all was amazing! Fantastic personalized service- it felt like having dinner with friends, but so gourmet!
I can’t wait to bring my parents and good friends- it was a delight!!
Our family of 7 came together to celebrate my son's birthday. We had a great time.
We absolutely loved our dinner at The Hobbit! The food was stellar and the wine pairing was amazing!
It is always a pleasure and great memories to celebrate special moments with you. W always make new friends.
Absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and quite the experience. Definitely would recommend this place for a very special occasion
So, the food was wonderful, the atmosphere elegant, and the service pretty great. Not perfect, but to mention slight problems would be petty. It should have been an amazing night, but it wasn’t.
The table next to us was inhabited by three middle aged men with suspiciously young, suggestively dressed ladies. All were intoxicated, language foul and they were so obnoxiously loud that my wife and I found it hard to have a conversation, and our servers were having to speak to us at an elevated level. It really spoiled the evening. Obviously you cannot fault the establishment. But I will fault them that they did not do anything to fix it. Some thought needs to be put towards where to seat this kind of a group.
With that said, I look forward to going back with better luck hopefully next time.
This place was amazing right from the start! Definitely is a one-of-a-kind experience, so if you want to go somewhere for a special experience, would highly recommend!