The Hobbit

2932 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
714-997-1972

Details

  • Sun, Wed-Sat 7pm-11pm
  • $$$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
The Hobbit is from a dying breed, a group of the proud and the expensive that once included La Vie en Rose, The Arches, and The Riviera at The Fireside—places that had their heyday when eating out was still called dining, men were required to wear dinner jackets, and the cost per person was about the same as a ticket to Disneyland. But even among those, The Hobbit is distinguished. Instead of succumbing to changing attitudes about what it meant to be a restaurant in the new century, The Hobbit forged on. It even recently remodeled. Its longevity may have something to do with its business model. It has always offered a prix fixe even before pop-ups made them cool again. And it does so to full houses, one seating per night, five nights a week since 1972.

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