The Hobbit

4.9
1235 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

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WilliamK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hobbit was a bucket list destination for my foodie wife. She said it was the best dining experience she has ever had, so that was good enough for me. The food, the wine selection and the general ambiance were all a delight.

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RobertH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, one of my favorite restaurants to go to for special occasions. I will definately keep going.

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kevinc
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! We had a great dinner but it was expensive.

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Ripnroy
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hobbit has been here for a quite awhile. It's a great place to come and get spoiled. One of the complaint would be their sign outside the restaurant where it is hard for people to notice especially at night. This place is not for someone who finishes their meal in 20 minutes. Our last outing took lil more than 3hours. Their quality of meal is very good and servers are great and will explain nicely if you have questions and also accommodate what ever your needs are. One time we had friends who doesn't drink any alcoholic beverages and they gave us sparkling cider and they were very happy. One down side is when you come menu is limited since it is set course so my wife always look for that first. Hors d'oeuvre are large in quantity and very good. So are the appetizers. Of course main is always good until demand coffee. Usually nothing to complain about.

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vipBrendaM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sadly the experience has changed, but they did a great job trying to accommodate the new requirements, which are not in their control. Quaint, quiet atmosphere that is great for a nice date night or special occasion - not suitable for kids. Food was just "ok" flavor-wise, but this place is all about the full experience so I still suggest giving it a try. Incredible wine selection...

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MylesR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. The wine pairing was perfect. Alexander was fantastic.

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vipCarolg
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Orange County CA. Everything from the moment you enter is perfection. The staff could not be more kind and professional. This is a must eat experience.

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vipChrisH3040
Orange County
192 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate some special occasions at our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. Although dining here during the pandemic is different than before, the food, service and ambience are still amazing! We missed not being able to enjoy appetizers in the cellar and to peek into the kitchen during intermission but the staff's friendly interactions with us more than made up for the lack of the ability to roam. We also appreciated the served appetizers! We found that we sampled more than we usually do in the cellar and found more favorites other than the puff pastry, salami, cheese one! We look forward to our next special occasion when things maybe go back to a bit more normal but would highly recommend this unique dining experience!

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SandraG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but won't be our last. This place is perfect for anyone that wants to just have a relaxing dinner and a conversation. Intimate, quiet and just all around an amazing experience. Food was awesome, if your like me and can never make up your mind about what you want to eat the pre fix menu is the best i didn't have to sit there looking over a 3 page menu. Perfect place for an anniversary, birthday, meeting or date night. I would/will definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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StaceyM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience in every way. The food was outstanding and the service was the best I’ve ever had.

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Ernie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite you take the flavors pop in your mouth and pallets. one of the best places to go if you really enjoy GREAT food.

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DeeA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. Great food and courteous service. It was the first time for two of the party of 3, and they are already talking about going back!

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PriscillaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was hand down the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Man this place is awesome. One of the best sommeliers I’ve met. So friendly and truly an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed it.

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Mary
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Attentive and gracious. Went through the courses and remembered to even bring out the special dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. Would definitely come back !

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Aaron
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience from start to finish. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and she was incredibly pleased with the night. From the delicious food to the kind staff, the hobbit is definitely a must for those looking for a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. A 5-course meal that did not disappoint.

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Wizaed777
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food, great service and wonderful time. We will return.

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vipJusticeM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a unique and wonderful place. They feature a prefixed menu and very nice wines. They will accommodate special dietary needs as well and they include a fish choice. The staff and family are warm and hospitable. The Hobbit has rich history as the building used to be a farmhouse at an avocado and orange field. If you have a larger (8+) private party you can dine in the wine cellar which is also quite special. The steak was like butter and the vegetables super fresh. We had a nice leisurely dinner and long conversation with a team who cares about your experience. 😎

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vipKitty
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta time with awesome friends excellent service and food!

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Intltaster
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked my partner to be with me and it was a perfect night. Food was amazing. Our server and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! We love this place. Always delicious and special. Experience is always lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good... love to come back

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vipJohn
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a superb dinner. The appetizers are reason to go alone!

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BillH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The main course, esp. was FINE (fresh, sweet, tender, tasty). The staff (at least 3) were extremely attentive and considerate and pleasant. The wines were Just-Right.

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JimA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and experience was excellent. Worth the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience!!! The wine paring is a must.

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DannyP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decorating details were outstanding. Everything we ate was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening definitely would recommend this restaurant for a special evening!! Everything was awesome, from the second you walked in the door!

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LaurenP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful and 100% worth the price. The service was exceptional and I loved the ambiance. The food was also delicious and both my boyfriend and I are picky eaters so we were nervous at first but ended up eating everything!!

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CindyL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant experience we've had! Attentive, first-class service, from Executive Chef Michael, waitstaff and sommelier. Eclectic, delicious 5-star courses with exquisite presentations. Superb wine selections. A 3 to 4 hour special event you'll never forget.

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vipMichaelW
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Ap platter and all courses were outstanding. Wine pairings were good compliment. Recommend.

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and was happy to spend my anniversary there. The staff is always very friendly and the food is to die for.

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FritzieD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here! Everyone was gracious and attentive!

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DirtDad
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had to pick my favorite restaurant of all time, it would be the Hobbit. They lived up to their lofty standards once again. We got the wine pairing, which I would suggest. The sommelier was knowledgeable. When he pointed out the subtleties of each wine, I was able to spot them better and appreciate the pairing with each dish. The prix fixe style is great, you end up getting a wonderful variety of dishes without thinking about the price of each thing (which I tend to do). I could go into detail about each hors d'oeuvres, appetizer, side dish, etc., but suffice it to say they are all delightful. Make a trip to the wine cellar while you are there and learn about the history of the place.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The name of this restaurant “The Hobbitl immediate brought to mind that Lord of the Rings reference but I was glad that nothing about the restaurant referenced the movie. It was so elegant.

We were the first to arrive for our anniversary dinner. And it was so special with the Christmas tree behind the glass was next to our table. We visited the wine cellar, asked questions. Took photos.

We added the wine pairing option to our dinner. All courses were equally amazing! We were so full by the end that we couldn’t finish the dessert but we did taste it. The mistake we made was ordering a cocktail during cocktail hour. Because champagne is served in the first course!

Staff was so pleasant, service was exceptional, food was incredible and they even accommodated my husbands dairy allergies. My husband said this was his favorite restaurant experience to date, and we’ve been to other Michelin star restaurants so that says a lot. I want to go back too.

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vipMichaelC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food, exceptional service and an enviting atmosphere.

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PhilH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have enjoyed the Hobbit many times over the past 30 years and have throughly every experience, including my most recent visit. The COVID BS has forced the Hobbit to serve in tents in the parking lot. As expected, the Hobbit staff didn’t miss a beat. Food was the usual high standard, service excellent and the tent was well heated.

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The Hobbit is rated 4.9 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.