Summit House - Fullerton

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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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SJ
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have found a new favorite restaurant in Orange County. Our party ordered Prime Rib and Filet Mignon. Both were excellent. Service was superb. This restaurant is a real gem. Love the atmosphere.

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

17 years ago we became engaged here and tonight we celebrated our 16th wedding Anniversary. Everything was perfect. The service was wonderful the food was amazing. We had the best seafood soup ever.

CD
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in north OC. Great food and awesome service. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a casual lunch!

E
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant, food was very good. Server was friendly but not too eager to go above and beyond. I’m not sure if there is a complimentary dessert given for birthday reservations but nothing was received and dessert menu was presented. Lovely night and would return but for a special occasion, I’d choose or recommend elsewhere.

RB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was beyond excellent. She went out of her way for us, especially my father who was celebrating his birthday. She always had a smile on her face and made everyone feel so special. I always get great service here but Linda is aces. The food was excellent, but your lucky to have Linda on your staff, she makes your evening much more special.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining at the Summit. Dinner is always exceptional. When it’s time for a mother/daughter evening, we try to make it at the Summit. How can we resist having dinner with a beautiful view.

JP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I will now be a regular there. The ambiance is absolutely great

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant building and location was very nice. Great atmosphere and ambiance. All staff personnel were very courteous and helpful. Waitress Karen S. provided spectacular service. Food was well prepared and very delicious. First time at this restaurant and we'll be back.

B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and excellent food. Highly recommend Summit House to all.

KC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love celebrating our wedding anniversary where we got married very year. Can't wait for next year and many more to come! Thank you, guys!

SC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Celebrated our friend's birthday, double date. Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance for great conversations and to enjoy a great dinner and a delicious wine.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding! Food, service it was all wonderful

J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Our favorite restaurant in the area. Gladys was awesome. Quite attentive and just the right amount of care.
We'll be back for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and food was delicious.

CR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent, the service equally excellent, but the noise level in the main dining room ruined the meal. I had to yell at my dining partner to be heard. Complained to management who did nothing to quiet the braying parties (who had obviously been over served at the bar and were still drinking heavily at the table). If you want a quieter more pleasant dining experience, request to be seated in the Cricket Room.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jennifer was sooo great!thank you!

PR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John Dory Fish and the Prime Rib was soo delicious. Definitely need to come back!

C
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the view outstanding, the food and service make this restaurant a true gem. Beginning with the cocktails, through the entire meal, perfection. Highly recommend this restaurant.

A
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our celebration lunch for our 46th wedding anniversary. Our server, Jennifer, was outstanding, as she was a continuation of the great service that we receive from the Summit House Restaurant.

D
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My server overlooked my guest's birthday. This is a major oversight. This was in the reservation. He was preoccupied with a large party next to us, but that is no excuse. Fortunately, my guest didn't mind, but it was really bad form. The hostess had even set out a card in advance, but the server was simply not with it. When one pays the prices that these like establishments charge, the server has to be focused and attentive. This did not happen and it was a major disappointment.

M
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love eating at the Summit House. We took our son & daughter there since they had never been. We really enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Asked for a table with a view. Made reservations weeks in advance of our 52nd wedding anniversary. We were initially seated in the indoor patio and then when I complained we were seated by the kitchen and were able to enjoy all the servers fussing and serving food from in front of our table.
We have celebrated many anniversaries at Summit House but never again. A simple text that they could not accommodate our request would have been appreciated.

m
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Service VERY Personal! Celebrated our Anniversary...such a wonderful touch Card signed from All & a great dessert.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent, the atmosphere is perfect, the foods are above average, overall dinning experience leads me to come back with more friends and family.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to the Summit House for our anniversary. The food and service were great but it was noisier than I expected.

V
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terri, was our server at lunch today. Very attentive, but not rushed. We've NEVER had anything but the best service, food and cocktails at Summit House since they opened.

NG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, overlooking the valley. Service was attentive and accurate. Food was wonderfully prepared and presented.

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for families and couples

ME
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the BEST! Went for our 38th anniversary Sara, our sever, was excellent!
Our daughter was married here as well as the reception.

GN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

BM
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to recognize Gladys, Jennifer, Karen and Trish, the best quartet of servers around. Thanks to all for a great evening!

E
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and experience was outstanding

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great experience. The service was exceptional. We enjoyed our meal Very pricey

AB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for special occasions or just wanting a great steak or prime rib. This time it was birthday. Booth I requested was provided and the birthday card on the table was a nice touch. Sara was our server. We have been fortunate to have her before and service was excellent. But all the staff have always been excellent. I always feel that it’s worth the price for good food and great service.

D
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit House is an excellent restaurant that draws patrons from all over orange county as well as Los Angeles and Riverside counties. The specialty is prime rib and creamed corn and creamed spinach. The menu lists healthy selections.

CS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience when dining at the Summit House, we've never been disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit House staff always goes above and beyond and my wife’s birthday was no exception. They nailed it from the meal to the service. Our server Petra was excellent!!

JB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit House is our 'go-to place' for Prime Rib and John Dory Seafood Fish. So, we order one each and then our lovely server "Jennifer," splits each in half and plates them for us, each with all the trimmings. This hidden gem is our own Summit House Surf 'n' Turf and is the best meal in the OC!

j
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to just enjoy a tremendous meal with family or friends, staff is so polite and friendly and extremely helpful.
Keep you the excellant value.

DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When I made my "on line" reservation I stated it was my wife's birthday. However it was not passed on to our server. The server, however, was friendly enough to inquire and discover this. She then handled everything perfectly. The server was Kathleen, she was excellent. We live across the street from the Summit House but do not attend as often as we like. Maybe we will attend a little more often.

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