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.View Private Dining Details
In honor of Mother's Day special holiday 6 course prix fixe dinner will be served.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
7 courses and I am still hungry
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and atmosphere. A little noisy, but overall an outstanding evening.
Great food, great service as always. Can be loud, but worth it.
The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We had a great time celebrating
Food was mouth watering! Love the experience! Literally will take 3-4 hrs.
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.
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.
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...
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.)
Fabulous food with excellent wine pairings
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.
Amazing. From the food to the service to the ambience, this place is amazing.
This was quite possibly the best dining experience I’ve ever had!
Incredible evening everything was perfect, the food, the service, the wine and the atmosphere .
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.
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.
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!
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!!
The entire experience was amazing! The food was nothing short of amazing.
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 :)
the wine pairing was a great choice. every type selected by the restaurant was pretty good.
Fantastic as always, delicious food, great service, ambiance. Couldn’t ask for more. We’ll be back.
Food, drink, and service was sensational. The atmosphere was unique and added to the overall experience.
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!
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.
Amazing food and environment. We had a fantastic evening.
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!