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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:30 PM
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The Hobbit

4.8
936 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasion (17)
  • Good for a Date (11)
  • Romantic (11)
The Hobbit offers a 7 course prix-fixe menu Wed-Sun with one seating per evening. Cost per person is $88 (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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 7:00pm - Close< Bar opens one hour prior!
A deposit required for all parties. Dress code will be enforced.
72 Hour cancellation notice required. A deposit will be charged for same day cancellations and no shows. A 18% service/gratuity fee will be added onto the final dinner tab.
The Dining Experience will take 4 hours.

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Phone number
(714) 997-1972
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Michael Philippi
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Catering
To Go items available:
Hobbit French Sandwich $31.50
Hobbit Champagne (12 bottle case) $130.00
Artichoke Dip 1qt. $19.50
Pate 1/2qt. $21.50

Please call 24 hours in advance to order. 714-997-1972
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Malena
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Parking details
Large self parking lot.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

For over 44 years The Hobbit has been Orange County’s destination for a unique dining experience. Housing one of the country’s finest wine cellars, we are renowned for our 7 course prix-fixe menu and service. Impress your guests with our elegant and romantic atmosphere, perfect for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was mouth watering! Love the experience! Literally will take 3-4 hrs.

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JayB 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great wines. Great food. Had a blast. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because it was a little crowded at times in the bar and cellar.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was really good. Some of the other guests did not have the best table manners, some double dipping on the apps that are shared. Noise was a bit high given the formal atmosphere. Website indicates some walking around outside option which was the sidewalk of a busy street.

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FranckHbomb (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The Hobbit experience was magnificent, everything from the meeting in the cellar and sharing hors D'oeuvres with a glass of champagne to the food, the service , the ambience trough the break after the 3rd course, it was the top restaurant i have ever eaten at...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The Hobbit is truly a hole-in-the-wall gem. It has a minimal Lord of the Rings vibe and more of a "unique dining experience". The 4 hour, 7 course feast is truly a once in a lifetime experience. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and got to enjoy lamb, salmon, salad, beef (with an option of fish instead) and dessert. And because it was our anniversary, the executive chef gifted us a special concoction after-dinner brandy that really was the perfect end. We even got to talk with the manager/sommelier as we were waiting for our Lyft home. All in all, it was a perfect experience! I would recommend to everyone!

(The only down side for us was that our waitress poured really small servings out of the bottle of wine we purchased. We were kind of upset about it at the time, but it actually did a good job of pacing us throughout the four-course meal.)

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Intriguing atmosphere
Exemplary service
Fabulous food with excellent wine pairings

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vipflosofr (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

A wonderful dining experience! Probably the best prepared and presented meal I’ve ever had. Inviting, comfortable, and absolutely unique. Highly recommended for special occasions. I live in mid-town Los Angeles, and it was well worth the drive.

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BehindTheOrangeCurtain (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing. From the food to the service to the ambience, this place is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

This was quite possibly the best dining experience I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Incredible evening everything was perfect, the food, the service, the wine and the atmosphere .

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vipYelper (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Have heard about The Hobbit for many years came with friends with high expectations. Service was outstanding but food just ok. Not worth the cost but a great 5 hour dining experience with good friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent for all the reasons you would choose a restaurant. Our family all had a great experience and the staff and chef treated us as part of their family.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Came for my anniversary dinner and I was not disappointed. The staff was welcoming, the atmosphere was perfect, and the food was delicious. I mentioned my cinnamon allergy on my reservation, which was accommodated and acknowledged as soon as I checked in. The hors d’oeuvres in the wine cellar were wonderful and plentiful-definitely enough to fill most people up. Each course thereafter did not disappoint. I will definitely be back when they change the menu!

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ChristyQ (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

This was a true dining experience! The food was amazing and service fantastic! Expect to be there the full four hours, but it is truly an amazing experience!! Loved!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

The entire experience was amazing! The food was nothing short of amazing.

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vipHungryMan (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding in every way. We went for my wife’s birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I do not want to describe too much as it is nice to experience it for the first time :)

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

the wine pairing was a great choice. every type selected by the restaurant was pretty good.

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Takedaily (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic as always, delicious food, great service, ambiance. Couldn’t ask for more. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food, drink, and service was sensational. The atmosphere was unique and added to the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

A truly memorable experience! The food and hospitality are the standouts from this dining experience. We have dietary restrictions so we requested a special menu and the chef did not disappoint. In fact, they put together a menu that will now set the bar for all our future dining out. Everyone on the wait staff, was polite and attentive, making the experience overall so special!

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TheLawlers (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. The service is impeccable and the wine cellar full of amazing EXPENSIVE wine. I would definitely bring my own wine.

Come for the cocktail before the dinner begins and get yourself a Martini or an Old-Fashioned. All super good and bartenders great.

A definite must on the bucket list.

One thing, they should have heat lamps downstairs for the food in the cellar because the hot food gets cold.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Eating at The Hobbit was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. It is the perfect place for special occasions, definitely not en everyday kind of place. From start to finish, the service was impeccable. Our servers and sommelier were phenomenal and catered to our every need, even before asking most times. Book this place for your next special occasion, you won't regret it!

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LAFoodieGirl (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant. From the very beginning starting with cocktails to the appetizers in the cellar, to dinner and through dessert, this experience was impeccable. Food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. If you haven't been to The Hobbit you are missing out. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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scott (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing food and environment. We had a fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinner was DELICIOUS and the whole experience was just amazing. It is expensive, but it was wonderful for the special occasion we were celebrating. Wish I could afford to go there all the time!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

We've been to the Hobbitt many times. I love it for special occasions and enjoy knowing the service and food is always consistent. But, it is expensive.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Great experience. Can't wait to go back .
The food was very good and the service was great.

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Skip (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

This is not your Friday night Date Dinner. It is the Graduation/Anniversary/21st Birthday/Promotion/Proposal Dinner when you want to celebrate a big event, at a leisurely pace, with great food and company.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Always a wonderful experience whenever we go. Such a unique and impressive evening. Dinner was wonderful as usual.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

A+ everything! The duck dish was amazing, I've been dreaming about the apricot curry sauce! Will definitely be back!

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