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The Hobbit

4.8
4.8
1184 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French

* Please use 7:00 for reservations, as we only have one seating per evening.
Due to social distancing and California guidelines, seating is very limited. We suggest calling the restaurant for current guidelines and availability since California guidelines change frequently.
Our food is Contemporary Continental; a reference to its encompassing many world cuisines. 7:00 begins the Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres course, plated and served at your table. Sommelier Amy Cody and wait staff will be there to help you choose wine for your dinner, with over 1,000 labels to choose from! You will be served a Seafood first course then a fowl or light meat. A house made sorbet is served before the main entrée. The weekly entree is served complete with accompanying vegetables. Dessert arrives, along with a list of after dinner drinks and liqueurs.

**Please note how our evening runs may change due to California restrictions following Covid-19 Guidelines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    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 for all parties of 5 guests or more or if a gift certificate is used. The Dining Experience will take 4 hours.

  • Phone number

    (714) 997-1972

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Michael Philippi

  • Catering

    To Go items available: <br />Hobbit French Sandwich $31.75 <br />Hobbit Champagne (12 bottle case) $138.00 <br />Artichoke Dip 1qt. $19.50 <br />Pate 1/2qt. $22.50 <br /> <br />Please call 24 hours in advance to order. 714-997-1972

  • Private party facilities

    For over 48 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 multi- course prix-fixe menu and service. Impress your guests with our elegant and romantic atmosphere, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jodi McGuire: (714) 997-1972

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Cross street

    Malena

  • Parking details

    Large self parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,184 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Romantic

  • North Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • North Orange County

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great. The atmosphere was great, the dinner program and menu were great. 10/10 would go again

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can always have wonderful time and experience great dishes.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

  4. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great experience dining at the Hobbit restaurant. Came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and he loved it! They gave us a small birthday treat at the end of our meal too! We did the wine pairing - highly recommended! All the staff was courteous and very knowledgeable. Would definitely come again for a new menu.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinig at the hobbit was a unique and divine experience. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious, I loved the wine pairings too. It was everything I’d hoped and heard this place would be.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Hobbit has everything- ambience, excellent food and superior service. Always a winner!

  7. S

    Savoy

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience! Great ambience with a wonderful wine cellar. Staff very efficient and attentive! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  8. D

    Dleelee

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at The Hobbit and it was exceptional. I have never experienced anything like it and it was certainly celebratory for a very special occasion, Highly recommend.

  9. KC

    KatherineC

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The Hobbit is a lovely restaurant and we have enjoyed many meals there. I was shocked this time, however, when an 18% service charge was automatically added to not only our bill for our meal, but also on the $235 bottle of wine we purchased with the meal. I thought that gratuities were supposed to be determined by the customer. I never even got a chance to see the whole bill to know what other charges were added to the basic fee for dinner. I know that 18% is low for a gratuity, but it is very high when required for an expensive wine.

  10. JE

    JEO8022

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service- all serving us were very attentive! Excellent sommelier! Every course was beautiful and delicious! A delightful evening!

  11. TP

    ThanhP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Nice ambience . Food is so so, not as good as my other tasting menu french. Server did not introduce the food so we ate something that looks good but we don't know what it is.

  12. AO

    AlexandriaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of a kind experience. The ambiance was lovely, staff was amazing and the food was incredible. I loved dining here as much as I loved Club 33 if not more so.

  13. ML

    MichelleL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were visiting from NYC and wanted to bring my mother in law for a surprise birthday dinner not knowing what to expect. We really enjoyed an amazing dinner! Thank you!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, terrific service. Thank you Hobbit!

  15. A

    Ashley

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Was very excited to try this restaurant -- unfortunately food was terrible. Main course wasn't hot. Everything else was just blah. I definitely wouldn't recommend.

  16. SD

    SDVisitors

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Birthday celebrations- everyone had a good time. They need to moderate the a/c or provide better air movement. But other than that a wonderful experience

  17. JL

    JohnsonL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a party of 4 celebrating 19th wedding anniversary along with our kiddos. Food was fabulous and service is top notch. We enjoyed it although it took a long time to finish all 6 course.

  18. k

    koko

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Hobbit is provides absolutely the best dining experience in the O.C!

  19. LZ

    LisaZ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always, a unique dining experience. Our entire party really enjoyed the evening. I look forward to when they resume serving champagne and hors d'oeuvres in the cellar, but the tableside service did allow us to try ALL of the tasty offerings.

  20. JS

    JenniferS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother daughter date night was perfect at The Hobbit! Phenomenal food & service… attention to detail… wonderful hospitality… flavors of every dish were spot on… a great private dining experience… everyone was friendly… cool space with his history… menu was executed perfectly… we’ll be back!

  21. NM

    NedM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined Feb. 27th. A couple of 50th birthdays and 70th birthdays and 1 80th birthday. The dining experience could not have been better! Service was Great! Food was Great! Overall experience Great! Can’t wait to visit again.

  22. J

    Jimnany

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a stroke of luck, we were finally able to get a table at The Hobbit for our anniversary celebration. We had long heard of this special place for a true dining experience. We were not disappointed. It may be hard to get in because it’s small and popular, but so worth the wait.

  23. C

    Caitlin

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

  24. SU

    SharonU

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the place we come to for very special occasions, because it is expensive. But the dining experience is like no other. The entire evening is always just amazing.

  25. v

    vladimirm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience! Excellent and diverse food. Friendly and educating service. Good vine selection. Thank you.

  26. R

    Rich

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Has been over 25 years since last visit and impression is still the same. Great service and ambience. Excellent food but pretty much fixed menu so you are bound to get a few things that you would never order if you could choose. Be prepared to spend 4 hours so great location to go with good friends for good conversation. We brought our own wine and the tab with tip and tax was still about $200 per person. There are simply too many other great restaurants in OC where $200 will get you a terrific meal of your choosing AND wine for less. That said, if you have never been to The Hobbit, it is an experience and an Orange County bucket list must!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found an open table same day and had wine pairings with the pre-fixe. Everything was really good and service was great. It’s takes about 3 hours including dessert so that part can be a little hard.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We were there to celebrate a friend’s 60th. Loved the service and ambience. Food was fun and good, but not spectacular for the price. Wines were worth coming here for.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Matt the wine sommelier went above and beyond for our party and is amazing!!!! This restaurant definitely exceeded expectations!!!

  30. DB

    DennisB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Fun, recommend you experience the Hobbit, an adventure worth the money

  31. b

    bveen

    Chicago

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal! What a lovely experience! The wine cellar and wine choices were out of this world! Food was uniquely tremendous! Our waiter Alexander and Matthew the Sommelier gave us impeccable service! Its worth the 4 and 1/2 hour experience! They were so very accommodating even at the last minute for my sugar free dairy free and gluten free diet! Great evening:)

  32. PF

    PeterF

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The Hobbit is renowned so we were looking forward to the experience and were lucky enough to get a table at short notice. The house is well laid out and the menu/food is great but not exceptional. The wine pairing was meager by my perception (short pours) and the overall cost extremely high for the meal. I also do not approve of an 18% service fee being automatically added for a 2 person table. The service was good but again not exceptional. The whole meal took 4 hours and by the end I was ready to go. This experience is a special one and clearly not for everyone. I would encourage people to go and try the restaurant but be prepared for a significant outlay of time and money. The wine cellar is very impressive but the whole house feels slightly cramped. All the other diners seemed very happy with the experience so my take on it is probably not typical.

  33. TC

    TCGV

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Hobbit never fails to impress. The 4 hour event is personalized and, even with a few modifications for Covid, is still an amazing experience. Open the wallet and just enjoy the evening.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly incredible dining experience, from ambiance and service to food and wine pairing - it was fantastic fr start to finish.

  35. NW

    NickW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. A memorable evening for all of us

  36. DR

    DocRich

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Too much food! Need a per-item menu or smaller pre-fix option for us older folk. ;)

  37. P

    Poopsycuddlebuns

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very elegant and nice evening celebrating a birthday.

  38. A

    Alohajeff49

    Las Vegas

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant ; small and intimate. Fabulous wine cellar. The price fixe menu was well conceived and delicious

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was so delicious and it was a truly amazing experience!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a special and unique dining experience. And, the visit to the wine cellar is so fun if you are into wines!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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The Hobbit is rated 4.8 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Hobbit

2932 E. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92869

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Malena

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • 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 for all parties of 5 guests or more or if a gift certificate is used. The Dining Experience will take 4 hours.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Continental

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Large self parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Philippi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 997-1972

  • Catering

    To Go items available: <br />Hobbit French Sandwich $31.75 <br />Hobbit Champagne (12 bottle case) $138.00 <br />Artichoke Dip 1qt. $19.50 <br />Pate 1/2qt. $22.50 <br /> <br />Please call 24 hours in advance to order. 714-997-1972

  • Private party facilities

    For over 48 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 multi- course prix-fixe menu and service. Impress your guests with our elegant and romantic atmosphere, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jodi McGuire: (714) 997-1972

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