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The Summit

4.7
669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 669 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome service from Audrey
3 meals excellent, 4th not so much
Still they took care of us and we’ll be back for sure

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was very good and the food was great, but somehow we managed a $250 check with just 4 adults. It seems a 3-yr old and a baby qualified us as a party of 6 and an automatic 20% gratuity was added. We did have an inexpensive bottle of wine and shared a couple of desserts. Still, seemed a little steep for Cincinnati State dining.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Although getting there was somewhat challenging we enjoyed our dinner. once we found our destination and ordered a drink. The wait staff is excellent. The menu was varied and offered fish, fowl, beef and lamb. The profiteroles were okay but the chocolate sauce was superb.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was our first time at The Summit. What a treat. The food was wonderful. We will be back

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was amazing. Wait staff were not culinary students. I believe she was in nursing. Could have seemed less shy. Spoke very, very quietly and timid. Wish she was more “excited” to be there.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always so good been four times wish I could more.
Brought my sisters and brother in laws whom wasn’t sure about coming but all loved it and will come back thanks.
For the great
Food
Staff
Love it.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

A wonderful gem in the Queen City, great food and terrific service.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always looking for a new dining experience for our regular date nights. Not knowing what to expect from the students attending the culinary institute, we were very impressed with the quality of the food as well as the variety and attention to detail. Although we try not to eat at the same place twice, I would come back soon to what these kids are working on next!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

All great - food, service, decor. Our guests really enjoyed the meal.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Outstanding food in somewhat institutional setting.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great meal and nice experience

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was excellent ! Loved that we could look through the window to see the meals being prepared. Pork belly dish was superb as was the multi mushroom risotto and 3 cheese Mac n cheese. Table mates raved about the lamb chop taste (though it was not very hot) and the carrot soup. The filet mignon (ordered medium) was a little dry with no seasoning. Desserts were a hit: salted chocolate torte, coffee ice cream and macaron tray.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Why wan't this place packed on a Saturday night? Wonderful food, great service all at a very reasonable price. This is truly a hidden gem.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

It is definitely a campus restaurant. In order to get the restaurant, you have to walk past classrooms titled "Meat Butchery" or "Fish Butchery." It feels like a dark, forgotten hotel restaurant, but the food is absolutely amazing and done with care and precision.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent food and service . No view did one exist? We were 5:30 seating and back in corner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Such a lively night. Food and wait staff were wonderful. We will be back

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Neighborhood treasure. Love it and love students and staff who work to make an exceptional experience and show off considerable skill.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was not that great. Our waiter was not personable at all. My final total was 115.55 with gratuity included. The food was just ok i was very disappointed. I do not recommend the summit at all. The bread we were served looked and tasted like white castle buns with poppy seeds.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

The food options are always very creative, and the service is excellent. The students do a great job of making your dinner occasion feel special. The wine list is adequate and it is nice that they suggest wine pairings on the menu.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2017

food was wonderful & so was the service - however, I did have to change my order two times because you were out of fish & out of lamb chops - ambiance could be better but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

great value, excellent food and service, the wines are a deal too

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