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Summit House Restaurant
Summit House Restaurant

Summit House Restaurant Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Continental
  • 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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for lunch in a Friday. The service was excellent, food good, and the device outstanding. Very price."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food, Good service, we enjoyed our time at the Summit House"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Only two issues, booths were torn and cracked, pinching and cutting skin on legs, changed booths will not as bad similar issue. Service was initially very slow, probably 15 mins. From seating to greeting and only after asking for menus. Food was good and service improve from there on"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The staff is attentive and always tell you what off menu items are available. Start with an appetizer, the seared Mahi Mahi or Escargots are excellent. Either the French Onion or the Lobster Bisque soups are great. The Macadamia encrusted Halibut is wonderful. You also cannot go wrong with any of their three offerings of prime rib (they range from 8 oz to a monster 27 oz). They also have a good selection of wines. We were too full for desert but I can recommend the Creme Brulee just from seeing it."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If you indicate your special occasion on your reservation, the serving staff goes out of their way to make it special with a card and complimentary desert. The food is reliably excellent. Creamed corn is like no other!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I took my wife to The Summit House for her birthday. We had a window seat with a spectacular view. The waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and charismatic. The food was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The Summit House is always a goto place for that special occasion. Be sure to arrive while there's still daylight to enjoy the fantastic view all the way to Newport Beach and Irvine. Servers are super experts and ready to assist. Needless to say, the food is top-notch."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Been going here for years. Food and service always very good. Shocked at the price increases for food, i.e. ribeye for $69 and even prime rib and fish prices greatly increased. Summit House is now only a special occasion restaurant."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " Great food, atmosphere and service. Looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took a friend for dinner and we enjoyed it. The prime rib was excellent and I loved the beet salad. He enjoyed his filet mignon. I did think it was 'pricey' for what you got and, felt that charging for individuals 'little bottles' of soft drinks was tacky. But, overall , we had a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've been to the Summit House before and I find the quality and service just continuing to decline. I honestly would'nt go back again nor would I tell any one to go there. The only thing working for them is the view. It's overpriced, presentation is a let down, and menue options are boring. Not worth it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant before and chose it for our 16th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and we were very appreciative of the acknowledgement of our anniversary with the delicious dessert to top our meal off with."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great! It was our 25th wedding anniversary, and the staff left a personalized card at the table, plus a complimentary dessert."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great place for a special occasion. It is up on a hill overlooking the city. We had the steak and chicken dinners, which were flavorful and perfectly prepared. Our server was personable and attentive. We even got a card and free dessert for our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Special requests honored, Staff friendly, timely and courteous. Food always excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant! The experience is grand from start to finish. The only reason I don't come here more often is that the food is too pricey for what you get. The salad and cup of soup that I had were tasty and the service was excellant. I just don't care to spend twenty five dollars, excluding tax and tip, on it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We always go to the Summit House for special occasions. We love it there & highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "For the past few years my wife and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Summit House. The service is always great and this last visit we were fortunate to have Monica. Her attention to our evening was nothing short of stellar, so much so that we made it a point to tell the manager on our way out. It is such a pleasure to be able to enjoy great food and a wonderful view with a waitress as professional and attentive to detail as Monica. She truly is a superior asset to this trusted establishment!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Received great Recommendations from the waitress and to be honest the food was tasteful. The waitress was very attentive and the food was out in a timely matter."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A wonderful place for a special evening out. The food is consistently excellent. I'm pleased they have added some healthier selections on the menu. We don't go there often, only when we want to celebrate something special. It never fails us. We love it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The aged filet was very tender and the cream corn is a real treat. I've also had their signature prime rib which is the best in the area. The view is fabulos with great service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were there early on a Friday night(5:30) and the restaurant was already filling up. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and I think that may have been the best piece of fish I have ever eaten. It was our 44th wedding anniversary and the staff was lkind enough to bring us a card and to provide dessert for us. I highly recommend The Summit House."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent, waitress was excellent. The whole evening was a great way to spend my wife's birthday. Thank You."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "One of the best dinning experiences I have had in a while. The food was amazing and the service was superb. A true gem!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The restaurant really made the evening special, from an anniversary card signed by all the staff to dessert with candles and a chocolate that said happy anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service was just great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are happy to have this so close to home (< 2 miles) but service could be better. Food was good and ambiance and view are nice for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was average. No comparison to lawrys or stinking rose in Beverly Hills. Lack of service, we waited for quite some time for our water glass to be fill. However, the atmosphere is great for a romantic date or special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Service was great, the food just ok Farm to table doesn't always mean it's good"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The prime rib was beautifully prepared (excellent taste), but the swordfish was overcooked (with a weird & funny taste). The service was very good. We ended up leaving early because some unruly kids were way too loud and we couldn't even hear our own conversations."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank you for making for our dinner such a wonderful experience, and my young sons' first fine-dining experience memorable. They are still thanking my husband and I for taking them a couple of days ago. Our waiter Misael, and the support staff were so accommodating, and friendly. This was not my husband's and my first time here, but it was the first time we took our sons (11yrs & 7 yrs). I'm so happy we chose the Summit House to celebrate my graduation. I look forward to many more special occassions here, along with the creamed corn....Scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Certainly not cheap, but very much worth the price - perfect for that special event that needs to feel REALLY special"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As always, a superb dinner. Our table was ready right on time, flowers I'd ordered were waiting on the table as requested, there was an anniversary card from the restaurant at our table, and everything combined to make it a memorable anniversary! I had their prime rib, awesome as always, and my wife had one of their specials for the evening. Both were excellent! Food and service were top-notch. We were seated just over the wall to the bar and right next to the piano player--which was perfect, as we could hear his lovely playing well but it was not so loud we couldn't converse easily. Highly recommend Summit House for your next special night out!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband took me to the Summit House for my birthday. It as lovely. When we arrived at our booth, there's was a birthday card already at the table signed by all of the staff. It was a nice touch. I started with the French onion soup, which was outstanding (very hearty). I then had the prime rib, which was excellent. I personally didn't care for the sides that came with it, but it was a personal taste - I just wish there would have been a choice. My husband had the braised short rib and that too was very good. The restaurant also provided a complimentary homemade strawberry shortcake type dessert for my birthday which was very good. They definitely know how to make you feel special."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Family went to the summit house for Prime Rib Wednesdays. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have come here often for Birthdays and Special Occassions. Generally the service and food are good. It did not disappoint both were good in this instance as well. We had the Chef's selection of Cheese and also found this to be very good. I'm on a very low carb diet and they nicely accomidated my food requests. The only distration this particular time was we were seated in one of the back rooms and the noise level was very high. I said energic up above, but it was at times a bit unconfortable. We mentioned this to the staff and their response was the resturant was a bit busy. My sense is the density of tables and chairs for that room has increased and low cellings really enhance the noise, all the seating was taken."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Everything was great. The cheese platter was great fun to try, my prime rib was perfection, my husband's filet was great, and the desserts were delicious, portions are very generous. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great ambiance and food was great, although pricey. Great for that 'Special' Occasion."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The restaurant staff is very friendly. It has a great view of Orange County and is very nice for special occasions. They have a unique way to recognize the special occasion and the desert they give you is excellent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Thank you so much for making my husband's birthday really special. He was surprised to get an unexpected birthday card from Summit House. We got a table closed to the window and definitely made the evening enjoyable. The dinner was always delicious and good quality. We will be back :-)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed a traditional prime rib dinner at the Summit House; prime rib, creamed corn and spinach, and Yorkshire pudding. It is difficulty to imagine how the food could have been improved. The service as very good. We were seated promptly upon arrive, our order taken in a timely manner and the food arrived in a brief amount of time (the prime rib prepared as ordered). The only mild disappointment was the lack of a window table. Perhaps open table should characterize this restaurant as "casual elegant" rather than "fine dining" but this is a minor observation."
    Dined on 6/6/2014