Summit House - Fullerton

4.7
3768 reviews
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Prime Rib
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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience all around. Gladys made our experience terrific!

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DI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric, our server, was outstanding. The food was scrumptious as well as the service.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Great evening out.

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f
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were amazing. Of course the prime rib is honestly the best I have ever had

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JB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was spectacular! It is a old family favorite..

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice place for date night.

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R
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, and fantastic service and atmosphere

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well for starters, it is a restaurant in comparison to Lawry's however...with that being said the food was well prepared and tasted good. There were slight differences in the Yorkshire pudding and cream spinach. But, it's closer to home and beats sitting in L.A. traffic!!

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MT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent view from our table. Friendly and attentive service. Another standout to mention is the piano player, what a wonderful music selection and talent in execution. Would highly recommend the Summit House Restaurant.

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MD
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Summit House never fails to be impressive. Wonderful food, service and view. Very highly recommended.

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing spectacular for the price. Fish was over cooked and a napkin was balancing our table.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our favorite restaurant for very special occasions

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MV
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Our waiter was great. He was very friendly and nice. Can’t remember his name. But overall great place and great service

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We were very disappointed in our food both of our meals were over cooked and dry didn’t enjoy should have told the manager while we were there I had the halibut my wife had prime rib

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RD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Valentine's Day and what a treat! Full menu was available. Great bar--kind of old school but excellent martinis and Manhattans. Service was outstanding and so was the food and atmosphere!

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have spent Valentines Day there the last four years. Excellent service and excellent food. We will return next year for sure. We plan to be there for anniversary coming up!

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There on Valentine's Day. Had 5:30 reservation, sat promptly. Waiter excellent, great service, were not rushed at all. Dinner came out hot, was very good.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food , Decor & Service! All good. Our waitress Gladys was very friendly!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will come back soon. Had a good time !

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating at the Summit House. We liked everything about our lunch there. Our waiter was so awesome! He made us feel so special. I made reservations online and everything went really well. We will definitely be eating at the Summit House again.

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HH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Summit House is a very different nice restaurant for a special occasion. It is expensive, but not any more than other high end steak houses. The service was excellent and the food came out quickly.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service!

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OS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Summit House is known for its chef prepared fine dining and ambiance. We orders lunch on Valentine’s Day and it did not meet our expectations. I had the sliced prime rib dip sandwich which was good. My wife ordered the Jidori chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was extremely greasy and the servers explanation that there is a lot of cheese in it was not cutting it. The bread was buttered and fried that adds to the soggy ness.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I was very empresses with the overall restaurant I will definitely recommend this to my family and friends . We will going back for sure. Bobby

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CY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Called in to say we would be late, my husband was still on the fwy. They held our reservation and our favorite booth. My birthday was not compromised. Thank you, Charles!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our needs, from giving us tables and celebrating our anniversaries and birthdays with a complimentary dessert, but also being extremely on time with their service as we had an extremely tight schedule to meet. They read my comments when booking, and paid a lot of attention to detail. Thank you Summit House! We will be back for more!

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s
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat prime rib it is very excellent there. Would encourage every one to enjoy
the beautiful place to eat.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The chicken was not that good it tasted very gamy and their prime rib cut was not what was expected

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so incredible. The setting and view so impressive. The ambiance was amazing. The food was exquisite and our waitress was absolutely impressive. She took excellent care of us. We had such a wonderful experience at Summit house and plan to tell our family and friends that they should go there as well.

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KM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined on the Prime Rib and enjoyed it. The service was amazing and the servers helped us enjoy our evening.

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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joel was a fantastic and engaging server. Made the eve all the better!

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OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant great food. Ambiance a little loud for a friday night.... more kids then normal.

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place for celebrations. Great food, attentive staff, and a magnificent view. You can’t ask for more.

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M
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stated, we have been dining at The Summit House since 1997. I don’t go back to a business that does not maintain service as it should be. The food never fails to exceed expectations.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Early Valentines Dinner

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S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really perfect from the greeting by the valet, to the receptionist and the the wait staff. We were seated in a lovely booth, which made visiting much more pleasant. The waitress was exceptional. Our food was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious.

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CR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. Kudos to our awesome server who helped guide menu decisions for my elderly parents (split plates, etc). Prime rib was the best I’ve ever had. Another in our party had the salmon which was amazing, but didn’t care much for the mashed carrot side. Also Wasn’t too thrilled about the lamb, maybe just my personal palate. A very special evening to celebrate a bday and enjoyed the twilight views. But s bit pricey so will only be back once/yr.

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CD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always! Best restaurant in north OC!

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a lunch for six. We were so fortunate to have Joel C. as our server. He was absolutely outstanding. He was very entertaining without being intrusive. He obviously has a great deal of experience. He thought of everything including shared appetizers to share desserts. The service was truly excellent. The food was very good. Since I have a medical condition that requires that I eat gluten free, Joel knew exactly what i could eat and what I should stay away from. We have always enjoyed The Summit House for entertaining, but we enjoyed it even more so with the fabulous service. Many Thanks.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was phenomenal but the feel of the restaurant is very old school. My wife mentioned feeling like we shouldn’t speak too loudly. The food is fine for what it is. But the menu does not have some the exciting modern dishes we enjoy in major cities. If the price was not so high I would be more positive but we spent $200+ and it was just ok.

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