The Hobbit

4.7
1214 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
What 1214 people are saying
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MikeVx
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, presentation, and, of course, food and drink! It is a bit pricey, but we knew what we were getting into.

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JoshuaB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best dining experience I have ever had.

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vipsteve
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night and dinner. We are planning another night.

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Kimbrelle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to enjoy your company and have a 5 star dinner experience. The food was impeccably beautiful and all was delicious!

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StanleyM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have never had a $130 bottle of wine poured with out being asked to taste.

$8.95 adder for halibut main course is insane. Fish was mushy and tasteless.

Overall suffering from inexperienced staff.

Wine cellar very thin on popular vintages.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at The Hobbit is truly an "experience". We arrived early (6:00 p.m.) to tour the wine cellar and have cocktails. Dinner service began promptly at 7:00 p.m. and lasted until almost 11:00 p.m. Each of the food courses were well presented and delicious. We did the wine pairing with the dinner, which I highly recommend as the sommelier was very knowledgeable and happy to discuss each of the wine selections. Highly recommend The Hobbit for a really enjoyable fine dining experience.

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TerinD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was more than worth the wait down in the food were impeccable

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We made reservations based on friends telling us of their experience dining there. We got there and everything was changed about the experience, because of what they say is covid. Which when we made the reservation was not told to us. You are to arrive and be led to the upstairs for cocktails, then later to the main dining area for your meal and later to the wine cellar for dessert, all of which did not happen. The time spent there and the money for the meal is not worth it.

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Tony
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was, by far, the most luxurious dining experience that I have had in my life, and it was perfect for celebrating my Ph.D -- which my family considers to be a major life achievement. Our guests had an exceptional evening, and even days later, they are still talking about how wonderful their experience was! The food was delicious, wine pairings were perfect, and service was phenomenal!

Because this is an upscale restaurant that is intended only for very special occasions, it's going to be quite expensive, but it the high price is fair for the experience we get.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were the best. We will definitely be back and enjoyed our experience immensely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, 5 course meal, service. Simply spectacular

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vipDaveJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Started out great but as the night went on the service went down, down to hem where are they :(

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CG1003
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and menu were perfect. They happily accommodated for food restrictions and the service staff was warm, friendly, and available for questions.

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MichaelS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the Som Matt was great! Amazing evening thanks

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Ynot
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Only complaint was table next to us was extremely loud. But this was not the restaurant’s fault.

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Bobbi
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place to go for a special dinner! I’ve been there 20 years ago and absolutely loved it and had great memories. I was a bit disappointed in the service this time however. Staff seemed stretched and it was quite obvious that unless you ordered the wine pairing you were not paid much attention to. Food was good but nothing really that was outstanding.

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Unklmike
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening which is what we come to expect from our previous visits to the Hobbit. They have made appropriate adjustments to make the entire experience a joy while showing the proper respect for the current Covid situation. Dinner and service superb. We were celebrating our anniversary and our son’s anniversary. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Sphairai
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hobbit Restaurant has great food, but that's not just the reason that you're there. This was the opportunity for my wife and I to dress up, have the kids at the sitter, and enjoy a long dinner evening uninterrupted. No phones, just conversation with us, our friends, and other diners who share in the same escape. We'd chat about how tailor-made each dish was and try to deconstruct it. A few hours of respite, before going back into the real world. And the Hobbit allows us to do this twice a year. Thank you Hobbit Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The overall experience was very enjoyable. The champagne and wine pairing was wonderful and we loved learning about wine from Matt. The food was acceptable but not outstanding.

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davidq
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hobbit is an experience, not just a restaurant. Unfortunately, due to Covid, the experience isn’t what it used to be. The great food and service is still very much enjoyed. But the uniqueness of the Champagne and horderves in the winw cellar is no longer possible. This changes things. I really hope they bring that back soon.

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Bgonzalez13
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great, food was mediocre, ambiance was nice but a little outdated (example: dining area was beautifully kept up but the bathrooms were damaged and disappointing). Definitely overpriced ($200 if you don’t drink -$400+ if you do) for the overall experience rating as a C+ / B-. If it’s somewhere you’ve been dying to try, I’d say a nice experience to enjoy once, but have no interest in returning.

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vipKevinM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. They know how to make an evening special.

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vipOCSteph
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was so beautifully presented and delicious. We celebrated our youngest daughter’s 30 birthday with dinner at her choice of restaurants. The Hobbit is such a lovely dinning experience, very special.

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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
10 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
18 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
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Carolg
Orange County
61 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
202 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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215BBOY
Orange County
4 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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The Hobbit is rated 4.7 stars by 1214 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.