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The Summit

4.7
659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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WELCOME TO A UNIQUELY “EDUCATIONAL” CULINARY EXPERIENCE.

The Midwest Culinary Institute is centered upon education, training, and a passion for the “art” in the culinary and pastry arts degree programs we offer to our students. The Summit is an extension of this vision. Your entire dining experience will be performed by well-trained students under the expert direction of our professional restaurant management team. Our staff consists entirely of Cincinnati State students, most of whom are earning college credit as a part of the “co-op” workplace training program.

We hope you enjoy this “uniquely educational” culinary dining experience. Perhaps you too might learn or experience something new about the world of
great food and wine!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 569-4980
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Neace
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Private party facilities
Private Parties welcome. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Donna Schmitt: (513) 569-4980
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ludlow / Hopple
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Parking details
Complementary Valet accessible at the corner of College Drive and Central Parkway. Garage parking at the Central parking garage adjacent to Central Parkway. Exit garage on the 5th floor.
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Public transit
Complementary Valet accessible at the corner of College Drive and Central Parkway. Follow the signs around the buildings, and the valet will take your car at the sidewalk to the entrance of our building.

Garage parking at the Central parking garage adjacent to Central Parkway. Exit garage on the 5th floor.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners

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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 659 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
3.9
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlan (Columbus)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding food in somewhat institutional setting.

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vipSVintageCollection (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great meal and nice experience

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dheyenbruch (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was awesome!!! The food, the service, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great dining spot. We were with 2 other couples. The dining room is so terrific - comfortable, attractive and quiet enough that we could easily hear each other and carry on an actual conversation. Wonderful! The staff was professional, amiable and attentive. The food was nothing short of terrific. We will be back!!!

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Anonymous (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

HORRIBLE!!
Way over priced! The food was not fulfilling, and really NOT RESTURAUNT quality.
I will not be returning, nor giving this a recomendation to friends, and family.

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aneater (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The Summit's food quality, presentation and service equal or exceed most area restaurants. Carefully selected, seasonal ingredients are prepared in inventive, delicious ways and presented beautifully. Wait staff are knowledgeable and perfectly attentive. Good cocktail and wine selection. Reservations are almost always available, even on relatively short notice and it is a pleasure to be able to hold a relaxed conversation. I highly recommend the Summit.

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vipplease (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

great food and service still at a reasonable price with onsite parking

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the dessert was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. I had the Greek Loon Lamb chops which were served not with lovely sour cream sauce. We also had an order of polenta fries which were quite yummy diffeeent but yummy.

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vipCarole (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was outstanding! The best grouper I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food. Good service. Fun to chat with and support students.

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buddy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

As usual, I was not disappointed. It was fun to watch the Chef's prepare the food. My friend enjoyed her meal of Chicken with Tomato jam. Our server was quite good. The wine selection was great. Go and enjoy!

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TheRue (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food presented in a tasteful way in a pleasant atmosphere. We would personally prefer more vegetarian/vegan options. However, we have always enjoyed our meals at The Summit.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

The Summit is still the restaurant in Cincinnati that gets close to a European French style restaurant. The concept to do all from scratch is unique in town.
Value can not be topped

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

I took my family for Beef Wellington night in July. The evening was perfect in every way!

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Brittany (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

This was my first time eating at the summit but I was very pleased with my experience. Although myself and my guest are vegan and the menu was not vegan friendly, the chef catered to our every need and prepared a special meal for us and it was a lovely experience. The staff were nice and really made us feel special. Also the key lime pie was absolutely amazing. The only negatives is that it took a while for someone to greet us and sit us and it is extremely cold in the restaurant but outside of those two small things I still had a great experience and will be back.

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KeithD (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was good, food okay, it was so cold in the restaurant you could not enjoy your meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Run by culinary students who know what they are doing. Food was great!

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Skeeter (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

We got there early, and sat at the bar with Donna, the restaurant manager, serving us. We had a lovely conversation about specialty cocktails, and she was kind enough to share a recipe with me for a drink they no longer serve due in unavailibility of an ingredient.
As usual, the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was delicious, different and beautiful. All the things you want from a culinary school dining experience - I will send everyone I know who is headed to Cincinnati - you can count on that!

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