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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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4.7

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

Scenic View (99)
Special Occasion (97)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
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Good for Birthdays (73)
Romantic (72)
Good for a Date (59)
Worth the Drive (42)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Good for Groups (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Business Meals (31)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (23)
Live Music (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Seasonal (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall this place just gets it. Great service and menu. My prime rib was overcooked but that was my fault, not theirs. The waiter tried to talk me out of medium and i went with it anyways. Other than that, everything was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

As we arrived at our table, a card with Happy Anniversary hand written was nicely displayed, signed by the staff. Was a nice touch. Petra, our server, was wonderful. Had be best service and our meal was onevof the best. Highly recommend especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a great experience for our anniversary. The food was excellent as usual and service personnel were attentive but not overwhelming. A wonderful day for us that was complemented by a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a joy to eat at the Summit House. I live in Newport Beach where there are an abundance of restaurant choices but, the food selections, combined with attentive service and lovely ambiance is worth the drive. While I wish you were closer, I believe your restaurant is superior so I will continue to treat others to a marvelous evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed a beautiful and delicious dinner here the other night with a business associate. Though I live in the area, I haven't eaten here in years. I'll definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful meal (pork chops and prime rib) and our server was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The dining experience is so special, The food is so delicious and we have always had a beautiful experience at the Summit! Definitely our go to Fullerton restaurant when we are in town.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Last year I took my friends for their birthday in December and everything from the food to the service was top notch! This time the service was good, my filet was great but the sides were overcooked and different from last time. I was expecting green beans and instead got two small carrots. The scalloped potatoes were overcooked and not as good as they were my first visit. My friend who has never dined at a 5 star restaurant before ordered the prime rib and she loved every bite and moment that she was there. I will definitely be back some day soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Special thanks to Mark Fleshner always great seeing you thanks for leading the way. Delightful service and Trish was wonderful. The sunset with clouds was especially pleasant. So much illumination in the main dining room (see photos as they explain best) and the Summit was filled to the brim with happy patrons. Thanks to Mark and for the secret peek into the magnificent decorated ballroom. Loved trying the warm mushroom Polenta. Coffee and its presentation was marvelous. See you soon.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I clicked "energetic" for the noise level because nothing really fit. The background noise level was high and made it difficult to carry on a conversation. The food was excellent. Our preferred server, Gladys, was not available that night, but the service was still excellent,

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waitress was not up to summit house levels at all.. hardly ever checked with us while dining and had to flag her down even to get check

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant appeared very clean. We were seated right away, despite being early for our reservation. The food was great despite being high priced. The service was excellent and a couple of surprises were a Happy Anniversary Greeting card (signed by all the employees), and a complimentary dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place to have a special occasion but food was far too expensive for the quality and taste. Drinks were dissapointing as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent waitress, Jennifer! (Also appreciated Caesar!)

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Summit House but my food was not hot when served. I should have sent it back but I didn't.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Dinner not worth it. Pretentious staff. I'll only come back for the lounge where they're less judgmental.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall is good and we come here often, BUT the busboy need to be retrainned. He asked my 80+ yearl old Mom stand up and move her chair becuase he need to pass ... rediculous!! In this kind sort of pricy restaurant, he dare to ask a elder to stand up and move her own chair .... can you believe it!! Yes, Bus boy!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was not up to par. Had the medallions and lobster with asparagus. Howard the pianist in the bar is always a treat. Always one of my favorite plases

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It took 20 minutes after the reservation time to be seated. Service was slow. One of the prime rib dinners was over cooked asnd was returned.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love the Lamb Shanks, rest of family love the Prime Rib, zll excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

good food ,good service and ambiance. very nice restaurant for a special diner or lunch

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is absolutely fabulous. I love the Halibut (John Dory Style) which is macadamia nut crusted. My other half loves the prime rib. The cream corn, served family style with every meal, is the best. I can't say enough about this restaurant. It is the BEST!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were there for our wedding anniversary. They presented us with a greeting card at the beginning and a complimentary dessert at the end. The food was good, but not spectacular. Very nice atmosphere. Service was exceptional, which makes the whole experience something I would come back for. Kind of pricey though.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

A very elegant classy place to dine. Had never disappointed in any way from start to finish

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Outstanding night, my wife and I celebrated our anniversery and enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you for a wonderful night

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Another great experience at The Summit House with a meal that couldn’t be better. Well, maybe the price could have been lower but you DO get what you pay for.

I noted under my reservation it was my Wedding Anniversary and we not only received a wonderful and gratis desert but there was a delightful card greeting us when we were seated.

Service was spot on. My prime rib was perfect.

I have always called this the Nordstrom’s of restaurants, but Nordstrom’s has more work to do to keep up after this last visit!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Reservation was for 7:30, didn’t get seated till 8-8:10, food took way too long to get to the table, bar tender and waitress were not very good, service in general was not very good, I would probably not eat here again

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were their for a celebration of life for my mother-in-law, with my husband’s cousin’s. Everyone was very impressed on the ambience. Our server Gladys who was very friendly and knowledgeable about food and drinks. We all had a great time, we were able to take as much time to enjoy food, drinks, and conversation with our family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Linda, the Server, provided excellent service. Ready to serve, but not over bearing. Steaks were properly cooked and very tender. The cream corn is the best! Really enjoyed the scenic views of Fullerton.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been a regular lunch customer at the Summit House. My wife have never been. So we made a reservation on opentable to have our anniversary dinner at The Summit House. I know my expectations and they have alway exceed. My wife. Haven’t never gone there, had little expectations. She was more than impress! From our server Jennifer to the food. Can say enough! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was excellent. My pork chop was tender and moist, and the salad I ordered was tasty. My wife enjoyed her vegetarian meal of egg plant crepes. The live piano music was a plus to the experience. Our server, Jennifer, was outgoing and gave helpful advice about our order. She took very good care of us. Overall an outstanding evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

They food was just ok but. The food was overpriced

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful food, service, quite, tablecloth restaurant. A very good value for all the amenities.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Staff was great and so friendly. Such a beautiful, special place and the food and staff meets the expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our waitress Shannon was awesome. She was very congenial and professional. Although she had many tables to take care of, she made us feel special. The food was great and it has a great view from the hilltop.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I was there twice in a week. One was for business lunch and the other one was for my mother's birthday dinner. The staffs were very accommodating to our special diet request. Food was delicious and the live piano music was very entertaining. Our waitress Sara brought us warm water with lemon as I requested on Open Table upon arrival. I will definitely go back more often and recommend this restaurant to my wedding clients. (I am a wedding planner.)

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This place is always excellent in all areas. Splendid experience every single time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was our first time here celebrating a friend birthday. We got seated promptly at our time of reservation. Our waitress was great we had prime rib and it was delicious we also had the trio appetizer with crab cakes 4 large prawns cocktails and seared ahi.. yummy drinks here was also yummy..

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Love the cozy atmosphere, live piano music, commitment to great service, and delicious food. One of my favorite special occasion restaurants. Doesn’t feel hip or cold like a modern steakhouse. The restaurant is very charming — there’s a gorgeous fireplace, comfortable booths, and an incredible view. The food is always incredible, and you know what to expect each time you go! I’ll be coming back to Summit House for years to come!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We always have a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Sometimes it can be a little loud when you are seated in the center of the dining room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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