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About The Summit
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!
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Ludlow / Hopple
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Parties welcome. Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Donna Schmitt: (513) 569-4980
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Dinners
Team Building Events
The Summit Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The amuse bouche was yummy. The pork belly app was delicious. My sea bass dish in a beurre blanc had no taste at all and for some reason once of the spices that the fish was seared in had a sharp unappetizing taste to it so I brought it home to doctor it and it just didn't taste good. The fish that was originally to be used was out and replaced with sea bass. I love sea bass, but because the fish was different the chef chose to not use the capers and raisins to give the sweet salty thing to the dish and without it it was tasteless. I was very disappointed. I almost said something but the waiter was so delightful and I knew it wasn't her fault and I decided it was not worth it. Now my friend had the chicken dish and that was yummy. So, it does deserve a second chance but it will be awhile before I give it one.
We have heard about the Summitt for years, but for no good reason, we never came here before. We were pleased to be seated at the window overlooking the kitchen, and enjoyed the "dinner theatre" going on in there. The menu, while not huge, was varied with options for all. We had wonderful crabcakes for an appetizer, I had the zestfully sauced veal scallopini, and my husband had a broiled porkchop. The sides were delicious with tender-crisp veggies. We came before theater to celebrate our anniversary. Our waitress had a beautiful dessert assortment made up for us. I enjoyed talking to the chefs and learning about their future plans.
One comment ---why oh why is there no view despite having an exceptional location? I realize this goes back to the original design, but this needs to be stated---maybe they will renovate sometime soon!
What a wonderful find in Cincinnati. Would never have expected the service quality and the amazing food! You MUST try this restaurant. Be prepared, you will fall in love with the attention they give you and mostly you will be overwhelmed by the quality of the food in both flavor and presentation. As good as any "high-end" restaurant in the Cincinnati area! And we have been to the best of the best. Plus, the wine list is nice but not even close to the usual price mark-up. We are so glad to have come across this "foodie" gem and are adding The Summit to our list of places to return!
We loves the Summit, we did not know it existed as a culinary school until Open Table.
The food, the service, the wine list as well as using Reidel wine goblets, were all wonderful.
Our server told us they had to limit reservations due to limited servers. Even so, the size of the dining room is cavernous, I cannot imagine it ever being full. Much bigger than any downtown restaurants. All in all a good experience, and we would go back.
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