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About The Hobbit
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.
Orange, CA 92869
Contemporary French, Continental
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.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Large self parking lot.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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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.
The Hobbit Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
After 20+ dinners at the Hobbit, I can assure you that this is a culinary and dining experience not to be missed. Great for a special occasion dinner, the multi course dinner starts in the wine cellar with champagne and world class hors d'oeuvres, you then enter the prime time dining experience that lasts through multiple courses, only interrupted after several initial courses by a welcomed intermission while the table is set for the main course. I recommend either selecting a wine while in the cellar, or better yet enjoying their sommelier prepared wine pairing with selections to match each of the courses you'll be served. This dinner is such a treat. We just celebrated our 15th Hobbit wedding anniversary dinner last week, and will continue with this tradition as long as the Hobbit will be there for this great experience. We've enjoyed several dinners between these anniversary dinners, either for my business partners or for other family guests and celebrations.
Don't miss having a dinner at the Hobbit. You will be glad that you invested in the experience, and will be certain to return.
Everything was fantastic. If I had one negative it would be that one of the female wait staff is less than friendly. She seemed like she hated it. But everyone's else's positive attitude compensated for her. Unfortunately she greeted us and was around a lot.
My family, friends, and I had an amazing evening dining at The Hobbit. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. The food was exquisite, and our private room made the whole experience a night to remember. We celebrated my dad's 50th birthday here, and I know it was one of his favorite's because of the excellent service and menu. Thank you so much!
We celebrated our son's return from Afghanistan and his wedding anniversary at The Hobbit this past weekend. Not only were the food and service outstanding, staff and management commemorated our son and daughter-in-law's anniversary with a special cocktail and honored him for his service to our country with two bottles of The Hobbit's own label of champagne. For several years now, The Hobbit has been my family's choice for celebrating special occasions. After this weekend, this trend became a tradition. Thank you, Hobbit!
Our third visit to the Hobbit and each visit has been uniquely warm and wonderful. Exceptional French cuisine, stellar staff/service and a truly amazing wine cellar. This is a bucket list restaurant you must visit and enjoy. It is one of our top destinations when celebrating as a couple or with friends.
Food - blah at best, nothing out of the usual, it's like eating Denny's in France. The main course, halibut, about a 2" x 1" square that's very dry.
The Horderves in a basement with wine concept is cool, but the actual execution is poor. Not really finger food friendly, no plates, 1 of the guest was walking down the stairs, waitress says " do not step down", while pouring champagne, guest heard, " take two steps down", no big deal right, just a minor spill on the already dirty concrete floor. Then we all heard the waitress talk in a very degrading voice "I told you don't step down, why did you step down?" Wow, although I don't really care about service, but you would expect a bit better in a so called high end $$$$ french restaurant where you pay for the settings and ambience instead of the food. Because the food itself was certainly not worthy.
Went there to celebrate anniversary, after a lackluster meal, they actually did something nice, brings a dessert wine from the chef, says, the chef made it especially for you, it's a gift for your anniversary. Oh wow, how nice right? Nope. They snuck it in the bill for $9 wine. Are you kidding?
There's really no point to debate with idiots, just take it off on the tips and call it a day. Although the food and service is mediocre, at least it makes a humorous story that can be shared later.
It's way over-priced for what you get. The quality of the food is fair at best. Multiple reviews have suggested to have the appetizers labeled so you know what you're eating as well as having plates for them. The owners obviously don't pay attention, no labels, no plates and most of the appetizers were not finger food friendly, i.e, chopped beef tartare, we needed plates. The service was lackluster, the employees look tired and disinterested. The duck confit was a couple of slivers of duck meat (not kidding, a couple of slivers), which I guess was a blessing since it was tasteless, anyway. My filet mignon, ordered medium rare, was served well done, and was lukewarm when served. For the money you'll spend, definitely not worth it.
We celebrated our anniversary in style at The Hobbit. This is a quiet, romantic restaurant with wine cellar in a renovated home in Orange. I can't believe it's been open for 17 years and I just found out about it. The seven-course price fixe servings were creative and scrumptious, and the service was impeccable. Make sure to visit the upstairs cocktail lounge, outdoor patio, intimate balcony -- and you're even welcome in the kitchen to chat with the chefs.
We celebrated our anniversary with friends who also celebrated their anniversary! The Hobbit staff made our night with great service, amazing food and special touches like the butter shaped like a rose Their focus on customer service and excellent cuisine made our evening a truly special occasion!
This was our first time. We enjoyed the appetizers in the cellar and the delicious champagne! I had the filet and asked for it to be well done. It was the most tender and delicious filet I've ever had! Service was very attentive. My only criticism is to limit smoking on the outdoor patio. Someone was smoking a cigar and therefore we were not able to enjoy the patio area because of it.
Expensive evening but totally worth it for a special occasion - The 3.5 hour dinner experience is delightful. Every course was wonderful - and beautifully presented by gracious and personable servers. The ambiance is warm and nostalgic. We chose to enjoy the wine pairings and that was a good decision - each one was the perfect accompaniment. Even the brewed decaf coffee I ordered to end the evening was delicious. Could not have asked for a better dining adventure.
This was a fabulous experience for my husband's birthday, along with 2 other couples. The hand crafted cocktails were superb, enjoyed in a lovely patio. The hors d'oeuvres with champagne in the wine cellar were scrumptious. Every one of the 5 courses that followed could not have been better prepared or more delicious. The intermission included a visit to the kitchen to see the chefs in action followed by a blood orange sorbet to cleanse the palate. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. They easily accommodated a few food allergies in our group. I highly recommend for any special dinner with family and friends.
Best described as a dining experience. Seven course meal with the first course being
hors d'oeuvres offered in the wine cellar as you make your wine selection for dinner. One seating per night so you have your table for the evening. The menu is fixed each week so make sure you select a night when the restaurant is serving a meal you'd enjoy. Each course is a reasonable size and not just a "nouvelle cuisine" size offering. All were delicious. My only suggestions would be regarding the Beef Wellington; re-think the pâté used (it was too dense as opposed to smooth and creamy) and offer a rich red wine sauce over the top.
I will certainly return. Next time however, I would eat fewer hors d'oeuvres and save more room for the next 6 courses. While the food, ambiance, and service were all top notch, be prepared to spend some money. We were a party of four - each of us had one pre-dinner alcoholic beverage, we shared one moderately priced bottle of wine ($85) and the bill came to $650.00 (including an 18% tip).
Everything about this place is amazing. The service was excellent the ambiance was phenomenal and the food was out of this world.
Going into the dinner i was a little nervous, my friends and I work in restaurants and have had high end food before but we don't spend the amount of money we spent that often. And I read a few reviews that talked about how the food was nothing special. If you go into the meal expecting the current hipster LA scene of like brightly colored plates with flavor combinations you wouldn't normally expect I can understand why you would be disappointed because that's not what The Hobbit does. The Hobbit takes very traditional meal and does them very well with style and class.
The wine pairing was phenomenal I don't know how often the menu changes/how carried the wine pairing is but I loved every sip. And for 45$ was very reasonable.
We've been here many times over the years and it is always a great experience and a wonderful way to spend an evening. If you have never been here, it is a must . Just one seating per night at 7 PM. A rotating prix fixe menu with numerous set courses. One of the real charms of this place is that you start in wine the cellar for appetizers and to pick your wine. Superb wines, not overpriced. Great ambiance and service. The food is expertly prepared, what I would call "old school gourmet". But a few negatives this time. The menu rotation never seems to change. Maybe they are catering to their old loyal clientele who don't want change. I've gotten older too, but I love all the new foodie restaurants that are popping up. I would like to see some new ideas. The bill included 18% service for our party of five. I don't recall if it was always that way. The staff works together like a team and is generally excellent, but our waitress was polite, but inattentive and indifferent. We commented that she might have try harder if the tip was not included. I would not have tipped 18% if I had the choice.
I've eaten at The Hobbit a couple of times now, and I haven't been disappointed. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone in the Southern California area. Show up an hour early to meet others at the bar, and prepare for a wonderful evening. The reception in the wine cellar is my favorite part of the evening, but in all honesty, it's all great. Typically, the meal is about five courses, and it is served at a very leisurely pace. Plan on the evening taking three to four hours. A great restaurant for a one-on-one romantic date, or for a group of "foodie" friends. Treat yourself to a night at The Hobbit soon...