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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

Special Occasion (102)
Scenic View (99)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
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Romantic (78)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Good for a Date (61)
Worth the Drive (50)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Business Meals (32)
Cozy (32)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Authentic (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Seasonal (23)
Live Music (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Took my girlfriend (her first time) here for dinner this last Saturday night 12/9/17. We had a Caesar salad, the Castle Cut prime rib, and the salmon after some cocktails. Everything was delicious as always and our waitress Sara was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Christmas at the Summit House is always a treat! Love the carolers!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Very inviting waiting space, beautifully decorated dining room, great view. We dined at about 9:30pm and had the prime rib and crusted halibut. Prime rib fairly thin and the halibut was not crisp enough for my liking (taste was good) and the purple (potatoes?) not good. Lemon torte fairly good. Service was excellent for the most part. Perhaps the lateness of the hour had something to do with the presentation of the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was Jennifer-she was authentic, charming, knowledgeable, considerate-a great ambassador for your restaurant. We have a Christmas family tradition to dine at The Summit House every year and it never disappoints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Organic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Lupe was phenomenal! Attended to our every need. We enjoy dining on the patio all year long! The Christmas decorations and Caroler ‘s bring us in around this time. It’s an annual event for us.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is ok. The service was not very professional but the view is amazing and the restaurant is comfortable

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Continues to be our Special Occasion restaurant. Always a great time, superb food, outstanding service. A bit pricey but a great time, always...

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Best restaurant in North Orange County. Filet mignon is the real deal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great location and a beautiful facility that was well worth it.
Thanks Mark
Sincerely Trey

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Thanks for the branded plate and knife---it was an interesting presentation of prime rib and the mushroom with polenta.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Very festive at Christmastime. Totally decorated and festive. Valet for tip only. service was terrific. Loved the Prime Rib and Creamed Corn. Delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This restaurant is our favorite restaurant in Southern California and is where we go to celebrate our anniversaries and birthdays.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had reservations for 8pm and we were not seated till 9pm.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Holiday season a must! Our server Sara was perfect!

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday Dec 1st, we had a delicious meal with a very cheerful atmosphere. They had carolers and the restaurant was decorated in a nice Christmas theme. Wife mentioned she would like to make this a tradition! Thank you Summit House.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I got a diner gift as present one year and it was wonderful. We have been going back for years now, never been disappointed. Christmas time is especially fun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Thanks to Valerie for the extra service and witty responses. My fault as I made a crumby mess at the table and she used a special tool catching all the leftover crumby madness. The popover (Yorkshire Pudding) this time was different---shaped like a boxing glove---yet the taste was delicious. Delightful little mouth party at the Summit. Mark F. was dressed so well I thought is this the manager or some dude Armani sent over? Excellent time.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This place has the best prime rib creamed corn and spinach...the service is always great...we come here at least 3 times a year for special occasions. Our servers have always been great...recently we had joel who went above and beyond.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was not good brought a bottle of wine after they opened it we had to pour ourselves. Waiter was never around always looking for him

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our dinner was excellent. I had the halibut encrusted with macadamia nuts and it was amazing. The ambiance there is lovely; our table had a beautiful city lights view. The staff was excellent and made our 30th anniversary a special event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We just had a wonderful birthday celebration at Summit House and wanted to thank our servers, Linda and Alvaro, for making our evening so special. The food was excellent, the room beautiful, and Linda and Alvaro were so helpful and attentive that we couldn't have had a better experience. We have been dining here for many years and would highly recommend this establishment for any special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

There was sands in my clam chowder, probably the clam wasn’t completely washed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner. The traditional turkey was excellent. Portions were generous so we had leftovers at home. Very busy but they seemed well organized. Seated only 10 minutes after our reservation time. Would definitely recommend for holidays. Inspite of Thanksgiving the prix fixe menu offered prime rib, lobster and other choices.
Have dined there many times and it has always been a good time

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere, great piano, service fine, food pretty good. Lamb shanks offered on Thanksgiving; would much prefer a better cut. Otherwise, quite nice.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The Sunmit House is always amazing. They are known for their prime rib BUT....... the ribeye is phenomenal!! This is my favorite restaurant for the holidays. The decor is absolute beautiful. There is a gorgeous Christmas tree to take pics by. Request window seating. You can see all the city lights for miles. Breathtaking scenery!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. Linda was our server and she was excellent, very outgoing and energetic, she knew the menu and wine list very well. We will ask for her when we dine on New Year's Eve. She truly made our evening a memorable event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was mediocre. Waiter seemed only remotely interested. Cottage cut of prime rib was one little tiny piece compared to the much larger cut that two others ordered. Caesar salad was coated with dry parmigano cheese, not the shaved parmigano listed in the on-line menu. All in all, food was mediocre at best.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Summit House has been my go to spot for my girlfriend and I on our anniversary. On this occasion I took her parents out for a very special evening. They loved it and it had been years since they last visited. The ambiance and service is outstanding. The only thing that I would say is not as enjoyable is the noise level. However, the amazing food and service more than outweighs the noise. Prime rib is my favorite meal and it is always made to order just right. Any meal there is worth getting. I plan to go back at least once per year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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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