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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (112)
Scenic View (104)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
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Good for Birthdays (84)
Romantic (76)
Good for a Date (71)
Worth the Drive (55)
Seasonal (40)
Cozy (39)
Business Meals (38)
Good for Groups (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Notable Wine List (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Live Music (19)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

If you are looking for a place with wonderful food, quiet cozy atmosphere and fantastic service Summit House is the place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

It is nice restaurant we love the prime rib and service always nice

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·Dined 4 days ago

We went for our anniversary-ish. We were married here a few years ago and had a gift certificate to use that we received last year. Holy hell was it loud with the two tables near us. The table that was to my rear was far too close to back up my chair comfortably. Looking around, there doesn't appear to be much of a dress code. This was disappointing but kind of expected due to Yelp reviews that we read. The food, fantastic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice restaurant.... Well maintained....Very good food. Parking is difficult but there is an overflow lot down the hill. Our only complaint was that the Woman's Room was messy and by 8:30 PM there was no toilet paper or seat covers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, Summit House did not disappoint. Good was delicious. Service was spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was my first time there. We were more than pleasantly surprised. It was an annual father - daughter dinner and our server appreciated the occasion. She even let us lollygag awhile and enjoy each other's company. Everything was outstanding, especially the food. My wife and I are going to dine there in two weeks just to verify (lol). It was a drive for us, but was well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful time and thanks to Noah. So kind and knew names, preferences and spoiled all diners at our table. 2018 will be a great year for us all. Thanks Summit House and the views, ambiance and cuisine according to all in party were great.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our 30th wedding anniversary Gladys was very attentive and made our day special. Thank you

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

it's good as always, just the price is going up and up now.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Pretty good food and service. Gets kinda loud noisy at times due to crowd number or music during peak times. But food is reliably well prepared and presented. Servers are knowledgeable and very nice and pleasant. Nice evening out. Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is decent here and the service is not bad, as long as customer is aware that their request for window seat is not guaranteed, no matter how far in advance you make the reservation unless you go right when they open at 5pm. We were told that “we tried to hold the window seat for you, but a group that came earlier liked it so we had to give it to them. But the booth also has the same great view!” Yes... great view of the other diners! Our reservation was for 6pm.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is our 3rd Christmas staff lunch and we wouldn't go to any other place. Our food is always delicious and our waiter Joel is absolutely amazing. We request him every time and throughly enjoy him. Staff is always pleasant with a friendly smile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Best restaurant in North Orange County. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Elegant time and great views. Great to see Heidi in the Lobby and partake in the specials the Summit is well known for. Hi to Darryl & JJ Jones and his awesome team. Summit House is wonderful. Music by Howard was delightful, thank you!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good however had better in the past, service was okay however felt rushed. Probably had to do with the time and day, reservations was at 9pm on New Year’s Eve.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had twin lobster tails and my friend had the prime rib; both were excellent. My husband had chilean sea bass and her husband had the halibut. Both were disappointed, said they lacked flavor and were overcooked. Server was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. The restaurant was very busy and loud. Food was delicious. All four of us had fish (sea bass, salmon, halibut). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Servers, bar staff, hosts and valet personnel were all polite, professional and helpful. Because of the crowd, service was a little slow but still attentive. Wine list vs value was pricey. Food portion was excellent but also, a little pricey. Overall, a fun time. We will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

30 Dec 17 - Christmas!

Manager gave us the table we requested. Thank you!

Food was outstanding, service by Linda excellent!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Summit House never disappointments me. The service, the food, and ambiance is always excellent. I would highly recommend Summit House for those who want great prime rib! My only advice would be to make your reservation way in advance especially during the holiday season. I could only get a 8:45 p.m. reservation which is really late to eat a big meal, but luckily, we got there early and they were able to take us 30 minutes earlier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been to The Summit House once every year. We go be cause it is a superb restaurant. However this last time it fell short of its normal high standard. First we were lead to a table that was not ready. We were a party of two but were seated in an area that was primarily large party tables. Not the best situation. The service was good but not the high standard we have come to expect. Not sure what was the reason for this. The for though was excellent as usual.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was an awesome place and a great location to take some for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding. Food & Service was excellent. Only downside was the dining room was very loud. It was however, a holiday weekend and the restaurant was very full so noise level was higher than usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Summit House, but particularly during the holidays. The festive Christmas decor is exceptional!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Summit House always does a consistently good job. Food was good. Service was good. Not quite the level of service you expect, but you still feel as if you are dining in a higher end establishment. If they would only raise the servers to a bit higher level of professionalism, I.e. dress, attentiveness, etc. The tempo of service is not complimentary to finer dining...yet the price continues to rise as if it were a higher end restaurant. Were they to attend to these, in my opinion, Summit House would certainly rise in the ranks as one of the finer restaurants in Orange County.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was excellent and our server was wonderful. Would like to have been in the main room instead of the side rooms they open up to get more people in at the same time

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a great experience! The food was awesome and the service superb! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved having Christmas Eve dinner there. I go every year and it is always a highlight of the holiday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was incredible. The Christmas caroling was such a nice touch. Our waiter, Joel was awesome!!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent cuisine. I don't know if it could possibly be better than I remember because I remember it fondly. They always fulfill my expectations and make it worth the 1,500 mile trip.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfection!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was EXEMPLARY! Waitress, Karen, made a good time great. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Also, the staff was impeccably turned out. Guaranteed that we will be back again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Summit House is always wonderful! Consistency is a plus and Summit House consistently has very good service and an excellent menu. The halibut is a favorite in our group. This time, some of us also tried the butternut squash soup. Luscious and silky! No room for dessert but we tried the sampler anyway. This was a fun way for all of us to have a bite of each of the fabulous dessert offerings.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and service was absolutely fantastic! Definitely will be going back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love summit House at Christmas Time it decorated beautifully and food is excellent

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We dined during the holiday season. Loved the ambiance, view and festive spirit with the carolers. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great drinks, food and service. Bravo! We always come back for a great meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Thank you for the very special Christmas celebration at the Summit House last Friday. We enjoyed the beautiful holiday décor and strolling Christmas carolers. We enjoyed your tasty prime rib and delicious sides of creamed corn and creamed spinach. I am so glad we splurged, calorie-wise, and ordered the Summit House dessert sampler. It was as eye appealing as it was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The view was great, the carolers were wonderful, but the food value was not great. I've been to this restaurant several times in the past, but the prices for food have raised tremendously. I ordered the salmon and it was very dry. I also ordered a salad, and the pecans on the salad were not tasteful, and the salad was just so, so. My friend ordered a shrimp cocktail, and for the price, the shrimp were very small and only a few on the plate. We were very disappointed in the food quality. The server was also very busy, so our service was not what we've been accustomed to at this restaurant. I'm sad to say I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We went with a couple who had never been there before. We wanted to celebrate the Christmas season together, and we said The Summit House is the place to go. We had a wonderful time and they loved it as much as we do. The Christmas carolers were so special in their traditional clothing, and their voices were beautiful. It was a very festive and memorable experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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