Summit House - Fullerton

4.8
5175 Reviews
$31 to $50
Prime Rib
Today high above the hustle and bustle of North Orange County, like a crown on the hilltop, you will 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5175 people are saying
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LaurelH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Everyone is attentive efficient and friendly.

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BobT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John took very good care of us to celebrate a belated Mother’s Day dinner with the family.

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JimD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

the food was well prepared but the correct size of prime rib was not delivered. my wife ordered the soup and it only came as a bowl - 16oz. to much for her. so they served it on a small bowl and said the rest would be prep'd for us to take home. it ever arrived at the end of the meal.
we had to box our own food and I think they could work on having their servers better trained and prepared for the customer.
I think covid has had an effect but an expensive dinner like this should come with exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service, marvelous food and spectacular views to celebrate special occasions! We’ll be back!

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Victor4M
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing place to go for a celebration.
The ambiance, the food and the service were just magnificent.

MY
MelissaY
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day! Food was amazing and service was great

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Suzanne
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely Mother’s Day dinner. Service and ambience were lovely. Food was good too!

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viprobertb
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

have been here many times this time are food arrivived cold we sent it back returned luke warm really killled the whole mothers day dinner experience and the prices were all higher ...sorry but 6 of us and it =was not up to normal

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food could have been warmer but I generally won’t send anything back even a $50 meal. Still my favorite place to dine.

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vipAnaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a hidden gem for fine dining. All the food is delicious

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KevinH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was amazing, a Lot of stuffy people but we cant control that :)

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TerryB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Planned on ordering the larger filet but not available on the special menu. Had to settle for the salmon. Fish was great but didn't really like rice stuff or the cooked kale. Left 90% on plate.

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BerndK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful grounds creating wonderful views. Food and service were wonderful.

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Diningfor4
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress, Daisy. For being there on a holiday, the food was delicious. The creamed corn is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always hard to "get it right" on holidays, and this year especially with just opening back up, you expect some hiccups. Not at Summit House! Perfect from first bite of the wedge, through the prime ribs to the caramel and salted pecan sundae. What a truly enjoyable experience. Worth the 40 mi drive!

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JoeB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Nothing special about the ambiance. The food and service was excellent. The ambiance was nothing special. They placed us in the function room and the chairs they let us used was not the same! One is fancy and one is just a regular party chair. They did not make mother's day any special for moms. I guess we are expecting a beautiful ambiance for a $300 meal that the restaurant did not provide. But the food and service was excellent. The only negative is the ambiance. It was very poor.

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Inlander
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and excellent service.

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LeilahJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant for celebrating special occasions! We so enjoyed our Mother's Day meal at the Summit House and look forward to celebrating our anniversary there as well. They have superb food and impeccable service.

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CarlT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch was great. Our seating for 5 was not optimal. My seat was added at the end of a table for 4. My section of extension table was sloping downward and my seat was difficult to get in and out because it was sandwiched between two dividers and chairs from the nearby adjoining tables.

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Jimnany
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Mother’s Day and it was perfect. Live piano playing from the bar area set a nice ambience for the day. Our server was Brandon, and he was great. It intrusive but took care of our needs. He recognized us from a previous visit, so it felt a little like home.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant
The food was good
The service was excellent
The atmosphere was great
I will return and have dinner again
Thank you to Stephanie who looked after us at dinner.
We appreciate her very much.

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AnitaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OlgaH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance, service and views...

Been here many times .

Had daughters wedding her in 1996?

Husband and I celebrate anniversaries here!

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EricV
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. The food is exceptional from the prime rib to the French onion soup. Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Our server named Jennifer is exceptional and elevated the special day to the next level, with her wonderful positivity and great service. We also love the live piano music that is performed by Howard. He has such a sweet spirit about him and always greets us with a smile. Love Marlene, Betsy and David

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GlenR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The service was great but,VERY over priced for the quality of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the patio. Such good service.

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ChristineB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands birthday. Excellent Dinner from start to finish. Service impeccable, tomahawk prime rib that we took home and ate for two days. Pianist in the bar topped off a perfect evening.

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StephanieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib Wednesdays! Same delicious prime rib but a special price, can’t complain about that. We had a beautiful view sitting in the banquet room.

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vipJillW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to celebrate Mother’s Day our waiter was excellent. He was very attentive and had nice suggestions for entrees etc.. . My only complaint would be that We arrived at 5o’clock a little before opening actually there was one other couple there and the woman checked us in at the front. Then many other people arrived and We’re seated while we waited finally we had to ask and I’m pretty sure they lost our check in information. So we were early but had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated.

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MichaelM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dining area and it has a great view out the massive windows.

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RichardR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was perfect in all aspects. We were informed that we were to be seated in the Queens Room and not the main dining room. It was a nice, alternative dining room to be in. I had salmon. It was very fresh and perfectly cooked. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Once again, an A rated Summit House experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered their salmon dish, about $40. Their purple sauce gave it a slightly “unexpected” taste, and not a great one. But the ambiance and vibe, and customer service was fantastic. I’ll just skip the salmon dish next time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was top notch. Nice view

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Summit house to celebrate my father in laws B-day and we can’t say enough about this place. Everything was simply amazing from the starters to the fabulous Prime rib.

Our server Daisy was fantastic all night. She gets a 5 + star in my book. She really made the night special for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

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gregoryg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Got right in per reservation. Great table for my wife’s BD. Service, outdoor view and food was great as usual.

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LaurenA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, excellent service and food. A very pleasant evening and will definitely be planning a return visit!

JB
JohnnyB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are known for their prime rib!
A must if you go their and the John Dory fish is very good if prime rib isn't your your thing.
Did my wife's 75th there two years ago and it was awesome.
A must for special occasions!

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You can order delivery directly from Summit House - Fullerton using the Order Online button. Summit House - Fullerton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 671-4111 ext. 1.

Summit House - Fullerton is rated 4.8 stars by 5175 OpenTable diners.

Summit House - Fullerton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.summithouse.com/gift_cards.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.