The Hobbit is from a dying breed, a group of the proud and 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, it forged on. It even recently remodeled. The Hobbit's 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... More >>>