Summit House - Fullerton

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Prime Rib
Today high above the hustle and bustle of North Orange County, like a crown on the hilltop, you'll find built in the tradition of an English country manor the stately Summit House Restaurant.
The Summit House, renowned for its magnificent panoramic views and old-world charm, is famous for the amazing flavors and incredible food presentations created by Executive Chef Timothy Plumb’s culinary team. Highlights include our world-famous Stockyards of Chicago Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, “melt-in-your-mouth” oak wood grilled USDA prime steaks, our thirty-year favorite sautéed John Dory, locally grown vegetables hand-picked from neighboring Back Sheep Farms, and of course our famous creamed corn au gratin.
Whether it be an intimate get together for two or two hundred of your closest friends, come to the “Top of the Hill”, the Summit House Restaurant, "Your Special Occasion Place".

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M
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah, our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We ordered two meals to split, the chef was kind enough to split the meals and divide them up with half of each meal on each plate. Wonderful ambiance. Can't wait to come back.

S
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the restaurant had done everything they could to keep us all safe from the Covid-19 virus.

MS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is an institution. It is always delicious and the service is always top notch.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the Summit House, their staff, and the food. However we were very dismayed to see so many tables of parents who bring young children, put headphones on them, and give them a tablet. We saw at least two tables like this and the kids would squeal when something happened in their game. Please parents get babysitters! I’m sure the children don’t want to be there anyway. And the other restaurant patrons don’t want to be beamed with blue light, etc. It did really take away from a special evening for my family and I.

LL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was wonderful, and the food fabulous. The view was beautiful.

P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant! It's everything you would want a lovely gathering place to be; it has everything!

J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Kaipo, was great!!! I appreciate his consistent attention to detail to make sure we had a wonderful, delicious and safe experience due to the current state of emergency of the corona virus.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the music and table near windows. Appreciated the precautionary/infection prevention measures taken by the establishment. I felt comfortable and safe dining there.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Waiter was the sweetest and funny.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch date for restaurant week.

KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Orange County Restaurant experience every. Fantastic atmosphere, service and food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. My prime rib was too well done and they happily replaced it with my preferred cook.

RD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable late lunch for OC Restaurant week. Very good food!

GG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch and it was a very enjoyable afternoon with family as always!

EM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant atmosphere & attentive service. Food always delicious, and menu offers a varied selection. You won’t be disappointed.

SD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service! I would recommend this restaurant for a delicious lunch or a fantastic dinner.

DL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a girlfriend during Restaurant Week. I have dined at the restaurant many times but never for lunch. It was my girlfriend's first time at the Summit House. We both had the John Dory and loved it. Our server, the hostess, the ambiance and the food were perfect. I am currently caring for my 87 year old mother who is on hospice. The dining experience was a very much needed mini vacation.

JA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The combination of red pepper and mashed potatoes was very tasteless, unappetizing in color, and poorly presented. Our waitress told us she had had many such comments from other customers.

DO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating by the window, excellent service by our the wait staff--especially our waitress, Karen--and good food, from starters to entrees to desserts.

Q
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always been a sucker for amazing food beautiful view romantic ambiance and excellent service, so I may not qualify to write a fair review.

KT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. We loved it! Our server Marissa was phenomenal. Great timing, friendly, and offered a couple of great suggestions on the menu. Super nice evening celebrating my wife’s birthday with a nice view of the city lights! Thank you!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding

NI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, we ordered prime rib was great with a very friendly and attentive server. Price was very reasonable. Definitely go back.

OV
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

JS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was attentive and very welcoming. Food was really delicious.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here since it opened and always a top notch experience.

TL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service Thank You! I really enjoy the food and the service! Thanks again!

G
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Summit House. The service could not have been better and more friendly without be intrusive.

Our meals were excellent, John Dory and the Ribeye Steak—cooked to perfection.

The wine list (for glasses of wine) could stand some improvement for this fine establishment. I ordered a Cairns Napa Cabernet, pricey, and it had absolutely no bouquet whatsoever. I questioned the server about it, and she replaced it with another Napa red. This, too, lacked a bouquet, but it was more liking to my palate and it had some legs. I would definitely return and use more scrutiny when ordering wine.

CC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prime rib was delicious. Broccoli was tough and bland. Yorkshire pudding never had before and found I didn't like it. The dessert, puffs with ice cream and chocolate sauce over wasn't good."Puffs" were tough and tasteless. I tried some of my husband's cheese cake, and it was dry, not smooth. Waitress was wonderful, attentive, and friendly.

MJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always very good. Nice for special occasion. Enjoyed very much.

AP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience for special occasions. Excellent food and service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The experience was wonderful! Shannon was super helpful and super nice

DC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Haven’t been there in a while, but I recall the food having much better flavor. Maybe it’s time to update some of their recipes. I also recall a dress code being in place. Seeing a lady in there wearing jeans and a hat At the dinner table.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good. And the servers were polite, attentive and friendly. Everything went of without a hitch.

RF
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and, as usual, the Summit House was wonderful. Our server, Karen, and Alvaro, the face of Summit House to us, were great. Excellent service, delicious food, and beautiful ambiance. Summit House is our go-to place for special occasions.

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the wife’s birthday. Very nice ambiance, great server (Gladys) and excellent food (prime rib and John Dory).

H
Orange County
81 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Summit House has long been our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food and service have always been outstanding and we enjoy sharing with our friends and relatives. Just wish you were not so far away!

DP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been celebrating special occasions at Summit House for many, many years and they never disappoint. The John Dory fish is back and is amazing as ever. My husband always gets the prime rib, which he loves. The creamed corn and all the sides are delicious too. We had leftovers that we brought home and still good the next day! From the food to the service to the ambiance, Summit House is very special :).