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About Summit House Restaurant - Fullerton

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!

2000 E Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm-8:30pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
State College

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 671-4111

Website:
http://summithouse.com/

Entertainment:
Piano nightly

Catering:
Our Summit House Ballroom can accomadate up to 250 guest for your Special Dream Wedding or Event. Call our Catering office for details at 714-671-3092

Parking Details:
Self parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Tim Plumb

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Summit House Restaurant, like a crown on the hilltop, features the Old World ambience and friendly, professional service true to the tradition of the classic English Inn, spectacular panoramic views from each of its private dining rooms, and the unsurpassed fare of celebrated Chef Timothy Plumb.

Summit House Restaurant - Fullerton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (124)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
Scenic View (113)
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Good for Birthdays (92)
Good for a Date (90)
Romantic (88)
Worth the Drive (56)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Cozy (43)
Business Meals (42)
Seasonal (42)
Good for Groups (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Great for Lunch (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Live Music (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Fun (19)
Authentic (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Casual (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Grest service, awesome food. Love the atmosphere, Love that place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We opted to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday. Loved the ambiance &, of course, the beautiful panoramic view of the OC lights! Service was excellent & attentive. Food was well above average-- would have preferred a little less fat to cut off my prime rib. Very tender & loved the creamed corn. My S.O. really enjoyed her salmon choice but was not thrilled with the potatoes preparation-- wasn't expecting them to appear so strongly orange in color.
Also enjoyed hearing the piano music in the background coming from the bar area... next time we might visit that bar area for some appetizers & submitting song requests. All in all, an above-average first time dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

We both got prime rib one was with the bone in. Both were nothing to brag about. No taste at all for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Valerie was wonderful,

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, The Summit House dining experience was wonderful and perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Very special place. Great ambiance. Excellent food. Magnificent service.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Will be going back for other special occasions

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

And late birthday celebration

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·Dined 5 days ago

My friends have recommended this place for years but we just didn't go until this past week. My wife and I wanted to celebrate Valentines Day and our 26 year anniversary so we decided to go on Friday February 16 and it was Great! The service, the people, the food and the ambience was great. I have already recommended this place to others and I definitely will be back soon.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been coming here for a long time and the service and food have always been some of the best. One of the best prime rib dinners for the money especially given everything else that you get (i.e. scenic views, great ambiance). Keep up the good work and look forward to the next time.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

My expectations were exceeded with this dinner. Quality food and a great atmosphere. Server took a little while to initially greet us but after that the service was excellent. Highly recommend and will return in the future.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Sarah was great. We had a nice dinner with great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Summit House is simply the BEST people, food, ambiance and view restaurant in The OC!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional service. Good food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Our server Valerie was excellent and the food was superb

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I had a great dinner on Valentine's night. Our server Joel was very attentive and friendly. Excellent service. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was decent but excellent service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Joel are waiter was great very helpful thank you !!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the prime rib very good as were the sides and really enjoyed the desert.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Being 02/14 lunch the dining room was overcrowded and the noise level extremely high. I was disappointed in my piece of Prime Rib, creamed spinach was salty. Service was erratic due to not enough help for this very busy day. I have been here many times and never experienced or been disappointed in the service and Prime Rib as I was this during this visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Our first time at Summit House to celebrate my daughter and son in laws 4th wedding Anniversary we had a wonderful time drinks were on point we'll be back😊

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day was frequented by seniors, some with families. Regular clientele also.

My prime rib was ordered medium rare and was bloody. I loved it but wife tried and did not like the rare beef.

Cream corn was swimming in heavy cream, delicious but too much cream. Creamed spinach just ok.

Her lobster tail quite good. Crab cakes and dessert were fine. Bread very good.

Overall, a classic place with traditional food, cost pretty steep for lunch.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Salmon was dry.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I made reservations for my attorney's business lunch. She and her clients (who are food snobs and have been to the best places) have never dined here and absolutely loved it! The food and service and atmosphere were excellent and they are going back! :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Seasonal, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and that pretty well states it all, along with a pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our waiter was great. Thank you, George!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a great meal, the food was cooked perfectly and it was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went there for early Valentine’s dinner with my wife and 94 year old mother in law in a wheelchair. As always it was a wonderful experience. We were married there 24 years ago and return for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day celebrations.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

To whom it may concern,
It was ok,overall good,but the rib-eye stake was one of the worst I ever eat.
I should make a complain right there but I didn't want to spoil my friends the night.
I have been before with my wife and I got the stake but was a little better last time.
It supposed to melt in your mouth not to chew it like a gum.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Prime rib was excellent and the delicious dessert below was offered for our birthday celebrations. The view was lovely but our room was a bit noisy.
We got lost on the way but they still gave us our table after 45 min. Late!😊

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I went there for a date night a few nights ago and we had a great time. The food was amazing, the service was wonderful, and the views were gorgeous. This restaurant is a great find and we will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an early Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday night, the 10th of February.
Unfortunately, extra tables were brought into the dining room to accommodate the extra patrons, and this made for a very crowded and uncomfortable experience.
The service was excellent and the food was great, but the over-crowding was not.
This isn't normal for this establishment. We will return later in the spring when the extra tables have been removed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dined at The Summit House to celebrate a 70th birthday. The restaurant service was spectacular. The atmosphere was lovely. Seated at a corner table with a great view of Orange County. Received various courses in a timely and efficient manner. The main entrees were cooked perfectly and the bottomless cream corn was a plus. Ended the night with a surprise, the server delivered a deconstructed strawberry shortcake with candle and all. A lovely night to remember. Thank you!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. I look forward to visiting again.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Summit House's prime rib, never disappoints! I visit this restaurant relatively often and I'm always happy with my selections. This is still the best prime rib I've eaten and I've dine many places. If you're looking for great crab cakes (a little small) and prime rib, this is your spot. No desserts this visit but their cheese cake is good too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Prime Rib, Chilean Sea Bass and Filet Mignon all were excellent choices. Late reservation so view wasn't as good as normal but still very nice. The lemon tart was delicious. Great wine selection. Our service was wonderful!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The Summit House is our "go-to" for special occasions. It is a little pricy for frequent dining, but the people who work there are special. We had Petra wait on us this time, and she was fantastic. We love our dinners there.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Thanks Petra for the help on video project for the celebrated prime rib. Delightful time and the coffee was good. Yorkshire pudding was quite artistically shaped.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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