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Anyone been to Orange Hill restaurant in Orange, CA?

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Have no clue about Orange County...need help. Is this place any good or just cheesy with a nice view? Thanks in advance....

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Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

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  1. Great view, pricey menu, just OK food. There are way better places to eat in OC, though having a cocktail on the patio at Orange Hill is very nice. What type of experience do you want while you sneak behind the Orange Curtain?

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    Orange Hill Restaurant
    6410 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

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    1. re: ocshooter

      Thanks so much for your response -I'm looking for a nice non-chain dining experience within a 20 min drive of the Anaheim Hilton. Not a steakhouse but could be seafood, Italian, American, Californian...any ideas?

      1. re: santamonicachow

        Napa Rose at the Grand Californian Hotel next to Disneyland; get the tasting menu

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        Napa Rose Restaurant
        1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

        1. re: I got nothin

          2nd Napa Rose. Sit @ the Chef's Counter if you want some excitement.

          There are also a lot of ethnic (and non-ethnic) options if you do a search. Anaheim is a frequent topic which might explain why you're not getting too many replies.

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          Napa Rose Restaurant
          1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

        2. re: santamonicachow

          Depending on when you go, 20 minutes could be 5 miles or 20...

          I hated Napa Rose when I went a few years back. Not the food, it is OK, and not the physical plant, the room is beautiful, but the experience. I don't want to eat in a huge barn surrounded by tables of 10 wearing shorts and with kids wearing Mickey Ears and paying PSP while Mom & Dad have an expensive dinner on vacation. A friend of mine loves Catal, which is very close and in Downtown Disney.

          The Hobbit gets mixed reviews, but it is supposed to be a wonderful experience, even if the menu is dated (I have not been). Marche Moderne is generally considered the best in OC (again, I have not been), but it is on the very fringe of what I would drive in 20 minutes.

          You can look at the current thread on South Coast Plaza dining options, those are at the edge of the 20 minute limit. On your other post I recommended Brodard Chateau, an upscale Vietnamese right off the freeway. There is also the Green Parrot Cafe in Santa Ana (may be long gone by now, can't find updated info). I have not been in a while, but it is set in a nice courtyard and the food is good and reasonable.

          When I want a nice dinner, I usually head south and/or east of your 20 minute drive time into Newport or Laguna. With no traffic, you are looking at 30 to 40 minutes or so at a minimum.

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          Hobbit
          2932 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

          Marche Moderne
          3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

          Green Parrot Cafe
          2035 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

          Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar
          1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803

          Brodard Chateau
          9100 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844

          1. re: ocshooter

            Green Parrot Cafe has been closed for a couple years I believe.
            There are some good options in downtown Orange near the plaza, Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen for excellent unique Mexican food and Citrus City Cafe is also very good.

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            Green Parrot Cafe
            2035 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

            Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen
            141 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866

            1. re: OCEllen

              Green Parrot Cafe - I think they are doing private functions only now.

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              Green Parrot Cafe
              2035 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

            2. re: ocshooter

              LOL re: Napa Rose, my recent experience was the same, but did not post because this place gets so much love. Would add, poor wine service as well. Great for families that are Guy Fieri fans.

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              Napa Rose Restaurant
              1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

            3. re: santamonicachow

              Check out Zov's Bistro in Tustin. www.zovs.com

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              Zov's Bistro
              17440 E. 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780