Summit House Restaurant
Summit House Restaurant

Summit House Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://summithouse.com/
  • Phone: (714) 671-4111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Plumb
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Summit House Ballroom can accomadate up to 250 guest for your Special Dream Wedding or Event. Call our Catering office for details at 714-671-3092
  • Entertainment: Piano nightly

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State College
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available.
A word from Summit House Restaurant
For Centuries the English Inn has earned a great reputation for Friendly faces, cozy rooms and cheery firesides. As soon as guests come to the Inn, the charming host and hostesses run to greet them. In front of a crackling fire one can partake of good hearty fare - the tankard is always full - the spit hung with roasting beefs - and a table heaped with sweets and such. The Inn keepers of the Summit House were inspired by the custom to create a hospitable place where friends could meet to eat, drink and delight in the views of North Orange County's countryside. To one and all, welcome!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Summit House Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (171)scenic view (164)romantic (119)good for groups (70)fit for foodies (62)neighborhood gem (58)great for lunch (31)notable wine list (30)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Birthday celebration
    Ramona
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We celebrated my son's and his friend's birthdays. The birthday card signed by all the staff was a nice touch. We had a memorable evening and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening, not as great as we expected.
    Twinmom
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We first dined at Summit House with a large group. Over 100 people were served and our meals were hot and wonderful--nearly impossible, but perfectly achieved by Summit House. Our second visit wasn't as great. Our server was terrific, but the food wasn't the quality we expected. One plate was overdone, one was slightly underdone and a sub-par cut of beef. The side dishes were wonderful, but overall we came away feeling like we'd spent more on the evening than we should have for the food we were served.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another celebration!
    mommyjo
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    For a number of years, Summit House is our place to go in order to celebrate a very special occasion. This restaurant never disappoints. The ambiance, the food, the service are always impeccable. We love going to the Summit House and our memories are rich with pleasure. Thanks very much for making it so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem.
    Dean
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was absolutely delicious. Our waitstaff was very cordial and accommodating helping us to celebrate our 1 year anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Better Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food was good. The prime rib was good but the sides were great. What takes this restaurant to the next level is the service and ambiance. My wife and I received a card for our anniversary upon arrival. Dessert was also brought out on the house. We would definitely come back and recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still lovely but sad menu...
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Dined here many times (married here 20 years ago) but disappointed with the changes in the menu. Fewer choices, many long-times favorites gone, had to beg for a substitution, and kids menu was not for kids (fish & chips, grilled cheese on wheat, but no mac & cheese).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crazyray33
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love summit house the food is always great the ambiance is perfect lit perfectly, We will be back !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    LGLP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We came late on Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. They seated us by the window with gorgeous night view of the city. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The prime rib was moist, tender and delicious. We also had Chilean Sea Bass, it was soft and almost melt in our mouth. A very nice evening experience and will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ONE OF NORTH ORANGE COUNTY'S BEST!
    Cousinsgroup
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My husband and I have dined at the Summit House since it opened many years ago and I've never been disappointed in a meal or its ambiance. Our 8-year old granddaughter, Samantha, enjoys eating escargot with her Papa. It's simply fine dining in Fullerton, CA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Too bad some don't understand this is fine dining. Note to young people; leave the t-shirts and jeans at home. Denim really isn't formal wear. We hosted our daughter's wedding reception here eight years ago and Summit House will always be a special place to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but can't talk
    BoDawg
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went there with another couple for a birthday celebration. I was glad the food was so good, because we couldn't hear each other and had to yell if we wanted to talk. Exhausting. We were in the room with the great view but the bigger room was just as loud or louder. We ran into some friends there who sat in the other room and they said the same thing. Wish I had asked about the patio, nobody was seated out there and maybe we could have talked during our dinner and heard each other. We were disappointed and won't be going back. :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great.
    gjcoburn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been here many times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stancarm
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent service and the prime rib is the best of any restaurant we have been to. One of my favorite restaurants in Orange County!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute Romantic Getaway
    Cinderella
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It's a quaint cottage sitting on top of a hill in Fullerton. The windows pan a gorgeous view of the city, although I was hoping our party would have a closer window table as requested. Otherwise, their service was great and they even presented a complimentary birthday cake for our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brea Restaurant
    Judy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love this restaurant and can't wait to go again. Great food, service, ambiance, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never disappoints
    Graham
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We love the view. Food is good and consistent. Their prime rib and all the trimmings is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime Rib!
    ItsmeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Absolutely the best prime rib I've ever had! The nighttime view is very pretty as well. Highly recommend, but make reservations - it's always booked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DDiner
    DdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Summit House is always a winner! Great food and service! Both Noah and Joe are just great as servers, making you feel comfortable and not rushed. We will for sure dine with them again and again!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're So Lucky
    breabuds
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    As a longtime Fullerton residents, we consider Summit House as a gem on the hill. While we reserve it for special occasions, the food, service and ambiance is a luxury we appreciate and count own year after year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fell short this time... :-/
    yabooniVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This use to be the place we would go for special occasion and it's highly regarded. This past experience just didn't meet expectations. Service was slow and we felt unattended to. Salad was drowned with dressing and cream corn need to have more corn and less cream? Quality of the prime rib is still good and consider we went on Prime Rib Thursday, it was great value for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice View and food
    Jonathan
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversay with a very nice prime rib dinner. Food was prepared to our liking. Noise level was on the high side on this particular night but was tolerable. Service was very good. Our waitress was attentive and timed her visits well to check on how we were doing. Staff gave us a signed anniversay card that was waiting at our table when we were seated. Very nice touch. We had a nice window seat of the lights of Fullerton. Thanks for making this part of our evening enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I'm always a sucker for prime rib so when I heard about this location, I had to give it try. Looking online, I could see the place was nearby (Fullerton) and offered delicious dining with a beautiful view. Going in, it has a very cozy, home-y feel. I booked an reservation with some girlfriends for a birthday and we had a great time with great food and nice glass of wine to go with our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fabulous time!
    KTC2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Summit House had never let me down. We have been coming here for years and everytime it is amazing! Keep up the awesome work over there!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    birthdaygal
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My boyfriend took me to Summit House for my birthday and it was the first time I had ever been there even though I have lived in Fullerton for many years. The staff was great, the ambiance was wonderful and the food was outstanding. Loved the birthday card signed by the staff and the lovely complimentary dessert with the birthday candle. The Restaurant should be on the Food Network. Fantastic experience overall !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • celebrated 10th Wedding Anniversary
    RG1433
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the Summit House, we decided to eat in the Tavern as it was more secluded, which we prefer. Noah was our server, he was awesome, knew the menu well, was very professional and friendly and took cate of us very well, he made our celebration worth the money spent! I absolutely loved the artichoke hearts and the prime rib, and the complimentary dessert was to die for, we left there well fed and quite happy. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "go-to" restaurant
    Mobius8201
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've been going to this place for around 15 years. I've never had bad service or food. It's always good. Really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Summit House
    Dana
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great Restaurant! We'll be back. Loved the service, the view and the food. Live piano music was very welcome and considerate. The musician check with us a couple of times to be sure he wasn't too loud for us since our table was right next to him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy Loud Living Room
    24kman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    very nice place, if you like prime rib, this is the place!! next visit will try the bar area..
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    IMHO, one of the best restaurants in California, maybe the US.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rogerwv
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Everything was very clean. Beautiful view after dark.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Hi, My husband and I dined at The Summit House for the first time last week. The service was awesome (Thanks Gladys). The food was very good. Thank you for the free birthday dessert and the birthday card signed by the staff which was a sweet surprise. Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Just a few miles from the run of the mill convention restaurants, but worth the trip. Definitely coming back next trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Excellent in every way. Staff is friendly, waiters very attentive, food delicious in taste and lovely in presentation. Special occasions are well celebrated. A definite place to which to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to see the view for myself
    foodadventurer
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wow of a view. Im so glad a made a request with my reservation to sit by the window. We had to taste the Prime rib with red wine and soups. My boyfriend and I liked everything we ate. I had the lobster bisque and he had the onion soup. It was a really unique experience. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience in the area
    Waycat
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is perfect. Will not be disappointed. Recommend Recommend Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPLENDID SETTING - NICE PLACE
    Norman
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A very busy place for lunch. Seems like a country club with several events occurring at lunch time. Food was average - ie, the Halibut did not compare favorably to other San Diego area restaurants. Wine list adequate but not exemplary. Margueritas average. Service prompt but inadequate training (forgetting bread, wine bottle cooler, water).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no rush, very relaxed
    Duffy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My girl friends & I enjoyed our total experience. At other restaurants a party of three ladies doesn't always get the respect that all customers should have. We had wine, great food & were not rushed. we were able to catch up on all of our latest news. Our waitress was attentive & we tipped her appropriately.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic!
    Linerider
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is a great location for a celebration. It has a distinct charm that makes dining here very warm and special. The food is fantastic as is the service. It's all very first-class. They are best known for their beef, but we have had most of the entrees on their menu and have yet to find anything that wasn't amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant EVER!!!
    LP23
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Got married here 11 years ago and have loved it ever since. Hubby just took me to a nice dinner no real special occasion and it was my choice. Everything was fabulous as usual. This is the best restaurant in Orange County!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat
    CherokeeRose
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place is a gem! The service is outstanding and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.