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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!

3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ludlow / Hopple

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 569-4980

Website:
http://cincinnatistate.edu/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Alan Neace

Private Party Facilities:
Private Parties welcome. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Donna Schmitt: (513) 569-4980

Additional:
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

Corporate Events

The Summit Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·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!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2016

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Everything about this is wonderful. We had a table looking into the kitchen. Excellent food, wine and service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Our dinner was wonderful !! Food very delicious !! Service excellent . Was a little difficult finding the restaurant . More signage would be great . Will come again

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We had dinner at the Summit last weekend to celebrate a good friend's birthday. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, the birthday dessert surprise delightful and the atmosphere friendly. We will definitely be back for another occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2016

The Server was in a hurry to take the food order , I ask her to give us a little time , I like to take my time but she was back in two minutes . Overall it was a nice meal , and not very expensive .

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great service, excellent food. A little overpriced. Limited menu. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2016

The Summit offers a relaxed evening with friendly staff. Everyone was very inviting and pleasant to speak with. My family enjoyed the 2016 Seafood Festival.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 17, 2016

The food at the Summit is absolutely amazing. We are always pleased by the attention of the waiter, hostess, and often the chef! It's a bit cool and dark, but the food is so good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 8, 2016

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Just unique and special. Food was great! Presentations great! Service great! And resonabally priced. Love the idea that students and working very hard to showcase their skills!! Bravo Cincinnati State.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Food was excellent, best service I have had in a long time. Would definitely recommend it/return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Wife and I both feel that our meal could be the best meal we have ever had anywhere. Staff could not have been nicer, they knew the menu and food inside and out.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2016

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The food was delicious, the service professional, friendly and attentive. Overall, my family had a terrific dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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