Summit House - Summit, NJ

4.5
505 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Bringing the Best of the Season to the Heart of Downtown Summit, New Jersey


Summit House offers elegant cuisine inspired by the Garden State's diverse edible bounty -- served in a warm, community-focused atmosphere.


Sourced from local farms, fisherman and select purveyors, award-winning chef Martin Kester's innovative menu features a raw bar specializing in East Coast oysters, peak-season vegetables and humanely raised meats.


With an extensive seasonal craft cocktail program led by innovative mixologist Bobby Frascella, the Summit House bar also serves locally brewed beers as well as old- and new-world wines with a focus on biodynamic and organic farming practices.


Open every day, with lunch service Wednesdays to Saturdays and a Sunday Farmer's Market Brunch, Summit House is thrilled to serve this wonderful community we call home.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
All Day
Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 2:30 pm–9:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(908) 273-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Springfield and Maple
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Public transit
Summit NJ train station - New Jersey Transit
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 505 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was a little slow, I ordered the Korean fried chicken sandwich, the chicken had a thick layer of fat which was unappealing. I couldn’t eat it. It had taken so long to come that I didn’t want to order something else that needed to be prepared. I ordered a shrimp cocktail, the shrimp were not flavorful.
The lunch menu could have been better if they had a fish sandwich option.

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New York Area
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The hostess and wait staff were great. Very nice and accommodating. The place is beautiful. The food was was just o.k. and thus highly disappointing. It took forever for our food to arrive as well. We did not complain, or even mention it, because we were having a nice time and did not mind. But the waitress came over with a complimentary glass of red wine so I suppose she was aware it was taking way too long. The waitress raved about the halibut so my colleague ordered it. It was over-cooked. She also recommended the pork chop so I ordered that. It lacked flavor. The asparagus was so overcooked it was mush. I tried to cut it but it could not be cut. Just mush. I had to mention that to the waitress when she came to clear the plates since we did not touch the asparagus because it was so bad. (I normally don't expect anything to be taken off the bill but that asparagus should have come off rather than the free red wine no one drank).
I will give the place another shot and go back some other day but not right now.

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RS
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant that fits to Summit. Sound could be a little more discrete. Loved the fact that the windows were open.

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Atlantic City
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific meal, the staff was courteous and accommodating of one of our party member's allergy to gluten. The cook staff went above and beyond, making sure each of us enjoyed our meals to the fullest extent. We will be going back very soon and recommend to all who are interested. The new menu is especially well curated, yet the best dish is still the chicken liver!

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JR
Wilmington
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere and good food. Nice to have a bar too

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place! Food and service by Josh were exceptional! Will definitely be going back!

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Cincinnati
3.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor hostess manners. Flavorful dishes, nicely served. Fair service by waiter. Could consider repeating due to quality of food.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Design and detail fantastic
Meal was exceptional
Congrats!

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New York Area
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is so so, they changed the menu and now it seems they are just over charging people without telling them. We came here for special occasion dinner and the waiter was already rude by keep asking us to order main course. Then he was not energetic talking about the menu at all, that shall already be a tell tale sign... I say let them go out of business so the space can be used for someone else who care about their food and service.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seat at the bar. Great house cocktail menu. Solid food selection.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to gather and share delicious food and drinks

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CM
2.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The noise level is deafening. It is nearly impossible to have anything remotely approaching a normal conversation. Moreover, the service was less than ideal. Our appetizers came almost immediately but we did not see the entries for more than an hour. To make matters worse, the staff did very little - other than to advise that there was a minor disturbance in the kitchen causing the extraordinary delay, despite the fact that it was almost 10pm and very few people still in the restaurant - to alleviate the situation.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite meals of THE YEAR. If I lived closer, I would be here every month! Thanks so much for an awesome experience. Cheers, Barney

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun spot! Interesting cocktails. Lengthy wine list. Upscale vibe.

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Miami
3.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have been to Summit House on more than one occasion. I live in town and was really looking forward to it opening. Unfortunately, I have now eaten here about 6-7 times and each time I hope it’s going to win me over. The ingredients are great but it seems like they are trying to hard. The food looks great but it never tastes that great. There is always one thing on the plate that ruins it. Sometimes less is more. The appetizers are all seafood. To me, a farm to table type restaurant needs to have specials. The menu, rarely changes. It’s also super loud. You can’t hear the conversations being had at your own table. The drinks are great but expensive.

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HG
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great dining experience - fresh décor, excellent menu choices. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautiful as well. We were there to celebrate a special occasion, which we advised the restaurant of in advance and mentioned while toasting at the table. The restaurant did not acknowledge the occasion in any way. This was disappointing given other local dining options where a special occasion is truly treated as special. While we'd recommend Summit House based on the food, we would not necessarily recommend it for a special occasion. To feel special, you'd want to likely go elsewhere.

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m
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely service for an anniversary dinner

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the ambience was great. Unfortunately the food was boring, unimaginative and tasteless.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a gem! We didn’t know what to expect but from walking in to end of meal, the service was fantastic and food was tasty! We appreciated the general manager stopping by and the server remembering little details. We were here for a special occasion and they went out of their way to make us feel like honored guests and were flexible even when we were running late to our reservation. My family had a great time and you will too!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jane is awesome. We go there just for her

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c
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is really outstanding, but pricey. We waited a really long time for our entree to arrive - server apologizes. Otherwise, service was OK.

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AD
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here and came for special father's day brunch. They set up the screen so we could watch the us open while dining. They make the best old fashioned drinks in town. The chicken liver is always our favorite to start. Rich and decadent. I was full by the time my steak and eggs arrived. Not offered for this event, but the cavatelli pasta starter is also a fan favorite. The service is impeccable.

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Price fix menu a tad high but overall good

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent night with my wife. The food and service were excellent

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JZ
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What can I say, Jane was awesome in her knowledge and description of the menu. The kitchen did not let her down in the quality and presentation of our meal. Ten stars for Jane!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food and the service were every bit as good as what we’d get at the same price point in NYC. The menu was innovative, and we were treated so kindly. I’d rather go here than into the city for a special occasion.

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AC
Charleston
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food! Our server assisted us with splitting dishes to try more items on the menu.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have an incredible dining experience at Summit House!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've frequented this restaurant more than 20 times and each one is a treat. I love everything about the restaurant... the hospitality, food, decor, service, location. Food is always wonderful.

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EL
2.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

My husband and I had a reservation for 8:00. We showed up twenty minutes early and asked if we could sit at the bar and enjoy a drink before being seated. The hostess first said our table would be a minute then proceeded to tell us that the kitchen was closing in an hour so we should just "wait for our table!" Our waiter would not allow us to order appetizers and then select our dinner which is what we do because we aren't sure what we would like most occasions. Our waiter said and I quote "It is easier for the kitchen if I can put it in all at once." As new parents we don't get out often but typically choose somewhere very special when we do. The food was fresh. The octopus was very good. There was a leafy green in the Halibut that over powered the dish but the fish was cooked perfectly and the puree on the side was heavenly. It is a shame because based on the food alone I would return but because of the way we were treated we won't be back.

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P
New England
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent food and top notch service! Just a little too noisy for a relaxing Sunday brunch.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Second time here with just my wife and I. The first time we were with another couple. What brought us back was the great food, ambiance and more importantly the service. I spoke to the manager about our server(probable an off night) but she just couldn't get it right. Either way the GM called us and invited us back to experience the restaurant as we know it. Other than our waitress having an off night this place deserves all 5's.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! Great food, great ambiance, good drinks! We went for our anniversary and were extremely impressed! Beautiful restaurant too!

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DL
Pittsburgh
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals ever!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great steak and will definitely come back

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and superb staff

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! Great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to the Summit House, and I've loved it every time I'm there. The food is so good, I haven't tasted anything I don't like (so far). Of course I plan on coming more; it's one of those places that I don't think you can get tired of. The first (and second time) I had the pork chop, because I loved it so much, I had to have it again. The second time, I took my friend for her birthday and we ordered the chicken liver appetizer....OMG...if you happen to be one of the lucky ones to like chicken liver; please order it...you will be glad you did. The third time, I ordered the duck; and it was beautifully cooked; I left my plate empty...ok, I think I always leave my plate empty...oooops! The staff is very friendly and attentive; and just the overall ambiance is very nice as well. Great place....can never go wrong with it!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent as always. Unfortunately the service, though polite, was awful.
We asked for one dish to be served with our drinks. It was brought out with the entries. My guest waited an unacceptable amount of time for her second cocktail.
It would be a good value if they could get the service right. I have been there at least a have dozen times and the service has been consistently POO, unless it is off hours. Makes me think about going back.
The management is frazzled and disorganized.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Went with two good friends to celebrate of their birthdays. This is our go-to place for special occasions. Best food in Summit!

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