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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Scenic View (102)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
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Good for Birthdays (79)
Romantic (78)
Good for a Date (61)
Worth the Drive (53)
Good for Groups (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Business Meals (36)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Cozy (33)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Seasonal (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Authentic (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Live Music (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 6 hours ago

Exquisite dinner and service. One of the iconic restaurants in Fullerton.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely lunch with great friends. Our server Petra was the best. Our special requests were never a problem. Drinks were filled regularly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Reservation for six at 11:45. We were all seated by that time. At 12:00 we ordered cocktails. The cocktails were delivered about 15 minutes later. We order just before 12:30. The food had not been delivered by 1:15. During this period, people were seated around us, had ordered their food, ate, paid and left. Four of us received our food about 1:30. The two Cobb salads were delivered last. The problem - they weren't Cobb salads. They were plates with wilted lettuce and dressing. They were sent back and the salads were not returned by 1:45 so we cancelled that order. I ordered a chicken sandwich. The bread had sat so long before being delivered it was soggy. The french fries were cold. I have no intention of ever returning, nor will I recommend it to anyone. Such a disappointment to what we thought was going to be a great Christmas get together.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful surroundings, good food and service, for special celebrations

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

The prime rib was excellent as usual. It is our special occasion place and it never fails to please

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service ! Celebrated Mother's 92nd Birthday and the overall dining experience was fantastic.Would highly recommend !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great time at the Summit House

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived on time and were seated immediately in a corner booth with poinsettias around the booth. Our server was great, attentive but not intrusive giving us the time we wanted to enjoy our dinner. The food was fabulous from the artichoke hearts to the filet to the trifle, excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

First timers. Food was excellent with good service
Room was crowded and very noisey. Fair prices

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

hope my review will help you out for your selection. The view was super nice. the restaurant itself looks like a big cabin in the mountain. Food was lovely. people were there singing Christmas carols for us

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (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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