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Thu, 6/21
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11:00 PM
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The Hobbit

4.8
966 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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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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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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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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5.0Dined a day ago

Such a great fun experience! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was good but can in very small portions. The dining area and lounge areas were very nice. Best part was the wine cellar. Your mostly paying for the experience.

I knew it said on the main page that gratuity wasn’t included on the bill but figured it meant they were going to take it automatically, so I didn’t bother . Before we left we went to the restroom. The server followed us and told us that it was included and that’s how they get paid around here. But she was very rude about it. If she said it nicely I wouldn’t have mind giving her a tip.

But other then that it was a great experience .

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The Hobbit is always a very special experience. There are many fine dining restaurants that have great food but The Hobbit adds that unique experience from the wine cellar up to the minibar and the awesome dining experience and intermission in between. It’s worth the cost!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

For a special event with amazingly delicious food, give this restaurant a try. Everything is wonderful and well priced for what you get. be prepared to spend around 4 hours enjoying your meal.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was so delicious! Every plate was so good and unique. The price is well worth the experience and we highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The best dinner experience in orange county

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Love the food that was prepared for us. I always enjoy all the courses and the time in between to let you digest. The intermission before the main course of the meal to allow you to walk around and make room or visit the kitchen. Very nice music and staff there. All is wonderful can't wait to go back for a third time!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. Very memorable experience. Excellent staff and service. Hope we can go back again!! Definitely will recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great time, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, literally every bite was delicious! we will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Overall experience was good. Food and service were excellent. But the rooms are small and very crowded in the wine cellar, bar areas, patios, kitchen tour, hallways etc, before the meal & during the intermission.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was a beautiful place and the food was great. A great dinning experience. For the price it would of be nice to add some live music. It would of been better if the name "Hobbit" reflected more in the restaurant comparing to the movie but, that's no big deal. Over all a great fun place that I would definitely refer friends too.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

In a hole in the Orange County, there lived a Hobbit.

Fantastic dining experience. The servers and Executive Chef/Owner were friendly, courteous, and professional. We didn't drink due to personal reasons, but we ordered some sparkling cider and espressos with throughout the evening and you can be prepared to spend anywhere from $110 a person (after tax and tip) to $1500 if your group is wanting to select a $2000 bottle of Port from 1947... Yes the wine selection is that good and very extensive. Be careful not to fill up on the delicious hors d'oeuvre as you will have 6 more courses to get through by the end of the 3 hour evening.

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

7 courses and I am still hungry

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The Hobbit has been around for a long time and they've undoubtedly been delivering a "unique dining experience" for a long time. As a first time customer, my impression was that the experience is getting stale. The staff stuck me as disinterested. The owner/head chef - who's role is ostensibly to work the pre-dinner room and show off the kitchen - was clearly not enjoying himself. Maybe everyone was having an off night, but when you do a single seating on a limited schedule, there's an expectation that the staff will bring their A-game. That said, the food was good, but they aren't breaking any new ground there. You're getting very good classic French fair. Overall, I came away feeling like the potential was there for a memorable and delightful night, but the vibe from the staff didn't measure up to the promise of the experience. Maybe time for a refresh?

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I took my mother for her birthday, we were treated with care and the menu was amazing, who would of ever thought that even a tomato on a salad would have the most incredible flavor I have ever tasted, every bite of food was unique and delicious.... though I was with my family you could feel love all around with the other tables so romantic

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was truly a unique dining experience. Elegant, beautiful, delicious, and the best service I’ve ever received. I definitely recommend this place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time at The Hobbit and was totally amazed at the pride of all the staff who work there! We started with cocktails upstairs in the bar where we met the GM who was happy to mix any drink for you. There specialty drinks where delightful! We moved to another part of the house to sit with other guest to chat before being called downstairs to the cellar for champagne and appetizers! It was fun looking at all the different wines and learning about the regions from which it came. Since Jim and I chose a meat and fish entree we selected a red, Cristina Pinot Noir Estate 2013 and a white ,Chablis Vendanges 2015 for our dinner. Both were amazing.
Next we were called for dinner which everyone sat at private tables in multiple rooms. The table setting was spectacular.
Each course served was beautifully presented and the flavors were mouth watering.
Durning intermission we opted to stop by the kitchen to meet the chefs and ask questions.
The staff again were very pleasant and offered to take pictures for you as well.
We were called back to our tables in which the linens and settings were changed.
I promise you no one will leave hungry from this place.
This by far has been the best dining experience in my life!
Thank you all at The Hobbiy for the epic dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The intimate bar is wonderful and we enjoy hanging out in the lounge speaking with our guest. The basement with appetizers is fantastic. The steak tartar was fabulous. Great selection of wine in the cellar. The dinner was incredible. The scallop appetizer was excellent and the duck with risotto was delicious. The filet en croute was to die for, so tender and flavorful. the service was incredible. Thank you for another enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing one of a kind experience. Before you make a reservation, check their website to see what the main course protein will be because it's a fixed menu

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The ambiance, food, and experience were absolutely fantastic! Our only reason for not giving 5 stars was that they automatically added an 18% gratuity. Other than that, everything was great!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food at The Hobbit was absolutely exquisite, as was the kitchen staff (Hector is amazing) and our server, Mike! The ambience was pretty good overall. The patio and wine cellar areas were fantastic, and the rest of the house had a vintage vibe, though it teetered on rundown. Overall, the experience was pretty good, but the hostess was less than inviting, barely drawing a smile upon our arrival and there was an issue with the manager that started the evening off on the wrong foot. When I was not made aware of the restaurant’s dress code and a couple of members of my party were not dressed according to code (although their outfits cost far more than the entire dinner’s bill), The manager politely scolded me for not following the dress code. When I explained the situation, he repeatedly said he would, “Let it slide this time,” which of course implied that it was my fault as well as made me feel belittled. As the evening continued, the manager did apologize. Experience was good overall, but for a restaurant that takes their dress code so seriously, they do not put it on the reservation contract, nor reiterate it during any of the phone calls prior to the evening’s dinner. It’s also in an obscure spot on the website. Definitely no comparison to the Michelin rated restaurants I’ve visited, but still an experience worth having.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

What a wonderful night we had! I booked two months in advance to celebrate my boyfriend taking a huge Board Exam! We were so excited and our experience was beyond what we expected. From the cozy bar and lounge to the wine cellar to enjoy the delicious appetizers, our table was by the window and it was just exquisite. Cozy and not stuffy or snobby, just perfect! Such a special memory for us both.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The entire evening was fantastic. Starting with champagne in the wine cellar and finishing with the most delicious dessert, The Hobbit does not disappoint. It was worth the money.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The ambience was charming, including the front patio area. The Hobbit royale, a signature cocktail was outstanding. The first act, hors d’oeuvres in the cellar was excellent but a little crowded. All the appetizers were excellent! The second and third acts were also quite wonderful. The wine cellar was great, I would recommend picking a wine from the cellar for dinner as opposed to the wine pairing (at least the night we were there it wasn’t great). Overall a wonderful (but expensive) experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The atmosphere was wonderful, the staff attentive, and the food was divine. The intermission allowed customers to wander the house and even meet the chefs. Everything was delicious and for what you are getting the prices are reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. A little noisy, but overall an outstanding evening.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food, great service as always. Can be loud, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We had a great time celebrating

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Intriguing atmosphere
Exemplary service
Fabulous food with excellent wine pairings

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

OC Magazine rated the Hobbit as the #1 out of 27 must do’s in Orange County. I can see why. Dining at the Hobbit was truly an event! Dinner starts with appetizers and champagne in the wine cellar while you casually select your dinner’s wine. It’s an impressive wine collection. The menu is preselected, so the Hobbit is not for picky eater. For the rest of us who appreciate a chef that showcases what he feels is best for the season, the meal was a tour de force. My only criticism was a little drawn out.

I would highly recommend it for a special event. It’s expensive, but worth it.

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