Summit House - Fullerton

4.8
3710 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Prime Rib

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About

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Prime Rib, Steakhouse, Fish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm-8:30pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(714) 671-4111
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Plumb
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Catering
Planning a wedding, special event, or holiday party? Whether it be an intimate get together for twenty in the Queens Room, or two hundred of your closest friends in the Grand Summit Ballroom, the Summit House features a spectacular park setting with panoramic views, rose gardens and outdoor patios, a terraced amphitheater and wedding gazebo, and of course the award winning cuisine of Chef Timothy Plumb.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State College Blvd.
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Parking details
Self parking is available.
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Entertainment
Piano nightly
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3710 People Are Saying
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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at Summit House! This is our favorite spot for special occasions. Prime rib & creamed corn are the absolute best!!

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SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and food ! My dad and I had a great bday celebration !

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

A very nice restaurant with cozy and homey decor. Excellent appetizers and entrees and a special birthday treat for desert. Should definitely give it a try.

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

Petra was amazing as always and the food was delicious of course.

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

Great place. First time being there and we loved it

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

Outstanding experience, beginning to end Good was spectacular, service was exceptional. Very happy, you earned a repeat customer.

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AD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and wonderful prime ribs. This best you can find in California

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VG
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been going to Summit House for our anniversary and other special occasions for years now. They never disappoint. The food is fantastic. The service is impeccable. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful.
I highly recommend them!

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit House never fails to please. The atmosphere, food and service are all outstanding!

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OC
Adelaide / SA
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! We will be back! Best prime rib French Onion soup and Profiteroles!

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JB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took our housekeeper to my favorite restaurant The Summit House for her birthday lunch. She was overwhelmed by the view, cuisine, friendly staff and fabulous dessert! As always, Jennifer our server, was sparkling and attentive. My friend felt so pampered like her every need was seen first and handled by the staff. She exclaimed this lunch has made my YEAR -- and it is on;y January 11th. Well done and unique as always...

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TP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday. The service was excellent and the food was good. My husband ordered the Prime Cut and I had my House Burger. Both our dishes were good but my favorite was the corn. A side dish that was given to us. I’d also recommend the Scallops for appetizer. So deliciously prepared.

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MD
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Dinner with my Father and Uncle. Great scotch, great steaks and wonderful company.

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JV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "GO TO" restaurant for special occasions, anniversary, birthdays, celebrations of magnitude. It's very easy to spend $100 per person.

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RK
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is not our first rodeo. We have been to the Summit House for many special occasions and just for a great dinner. The service is outstanding. You are not rushed or hovered over to complete your meal. Take as much time as desired. The waiters and waitresses are always friendly, informative, and tend to your every need. Don't think that you have to abide by the menu. If you would like to modify the meal, you will be accommodated. There is always ample portion size and the food is very tasty. This is not necessarily your "designer chef" kind of restaurant. While the meals are expertly prepared with fresh ingredients, you will not experience some esoteric condiment or spice created by a celebrity chef. The dining room is always full so be sure to call for a reservation--week days and week ends. I have never left disappointed--great attention to detail and comfort. This is an "old school" type restaurant catering to individuals who don't want a surprise but wish to have a consistent well prepared meal.

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RN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went to this restaurant because we got a gift certificate. The food was good. However, my stepdaughter called the restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine to accompany our meal. We never received that bottle of wine. The manager told my stepdaughter that he would personally make sure he called us and give us a free meal and a bottle of wine on them. We never heard from them. I think that is bad customer service.

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SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Summit House. My wife had a steak and I had fish. Excellent food and service! We sat in the bar while we waited to be seated. Enjoyed a glass of wine while listening to live piano music. Great views and ambiance! We will definitely be returning soon!

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JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Recently we enjoyed a business dinner for a party of 10. The service was outstanding. The appetizers, main entrees and drinks were enjoyed by all. Everything was wonderfully flavored and presented as always. Thanks again for another great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress was not courteous. Came to our table only once. This waitress never had a smile on her face and she seem like she was only there to collect her wages and tip. No enthusiasm.

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JW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming here for anniversaries since they opened. It is a beautiful setting with consistently excellent service and food. It kind of got run down a few years ago, but it is back to its original standard now. So, if you were disappointed a few years ago, give it another try.

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L
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, The Prime Rib is the best. Creamed corn and spinach are nice sides. Get the onion soup you will be happy.

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A
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS RELIABLY GREAT!!!

The food is consistently outstanding and predictably tasty! There’s not a better restaurant for filet mignon or prime rib, and the creamed corn is unbeatable!

The restaurant wasn’t crowded, given the mid-day, and therefore it was very comfortably quiet. Great with friends and family members!

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SK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed my visit to Summit House. I visited several times with my families/friends and this visit was the best out of all :) Server Gladys was nice and kind. Food tasted great.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our first experience celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. Our server Petra was excellent and very personable. Great food, great service, and atmosphere. We will be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed great birthday dinner.
Food was great and server was so kind.

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GK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and excellent food; atmosphere was warm and cozy. Seating by window provided great view of city, but chairs were placed too close together, and table was too small, even for just four people. Overall, a very pleasant and memorable evening.

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V
Los Angeles
260 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice view, mediocre service, somber hostess and decent food. A very old school steakhouse. I believe this was an off night for them because last experience was far better.

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JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy restaurant that continues to deliver great meals and relaxing enjoyment.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the servers friendliness, the valet opens the door for you whether or not you use the service, the food is delicious always. We have dined many times and no matter what server, they are all gracious, friendly and helpful. Beautiful views. Nice background music, and ambiance. We dine here for every special occasion. Highly recommend the Summit House.

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OT
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joel gave us great service and made our dining experience more enjoyable. I was going to order the smaller prime rib and then I remembered that leftovers would be great..so much for that idea. I ordered up then are every bite!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice,great food

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PR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday. Beautiful setting, excellent
service (Joel). Quieter than previous experiences.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary here. They had a anniversary card at our table which was very nice. Our server was excellent and the food was excellent. We love it her great window view. We come here every year to celebrate.

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SK
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I choseThe Summit House to celebrate our anniversary. We were given a window table and there was a “Happy Anniversary” card, signed by all the staff, waiting for us on the table. Nice touch!! Our prime rib dinners were delicious, cooked as requested, accompanied with their special creamed corn, creamed spinach, Yorkshire Pudding and bread rolls. Our waiter was very attentive and anxious to please. Our dining experience could not have been better!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petra our server took very good care of us.

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EK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience. It's sophisticated and yet relaxed. Love the booth seating, it's slightly elevated therefore is the best for a panoramic view of the dining area. Table seating is great too with comfortable sofa chairs. Even on a Wednesday night, they had a pianist playing. The restaurant is known for the prime rib but the salmon entree is great too. If you enjoy fine dining with great food and atmosphere, this is the place to be.

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SO
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Orange County dining spots! Everything on the menu is anazing. The staff are all very friendly and make the experience perfect.

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JP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Summit House was an amazing experience. Everything was outstanding from the service, to the table with the panoramic view, to the delicious bread, seafood appetizer sampler, best prime rib I’ve ever had, fresh lobster tail, and the decadent dessert duo. My girlfriend and I are moving to the area and excited we found our new local date spot. We will be back soon.

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ID
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was great, you need to improve your desserts, trifle looked like it was from a cheap ice cream parlor, too much syrup, way too sweet.

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LW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very happy with our experience. Service was excellent. Very friendly, very professional and very attentive.
Food was delicious, though it was not very hot upon serving. I realize it was New Year's Eve and it was busy, however, the food not being warm lost it's taste potential. The bar was very busy, but again, the staff was friendly and professional and were not stingy on the alcohol pour. Wonderful ambiance. Great view, comfortable seating and even though it was busy, the noise level was fairly low allowing comfortable conversation at our table. Will definitely be back again.

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