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Creating Memories at The Summit House

We dined at The Summit House as a guest

There are so many fantastic restaurants to create memories with your family in Orange County. But, few offer an intimate dining experience, delicious cuisine, and stunning views like The Summit House. During the holidays, we dined at The Summit House in Fullerton for the first time and decided to make it one of our new holiday traditions.

Fairytale Restaurant

Exterior of The Summit House in Fullerton

The restaurant looks like it just came out of a fairytale. The minute that we pulled up to the valet, I was swept away and embarked on an epicurean adventure. After checking in with the hostess, our evening began with cocktails in the lounge.

The Summit House Lounge

Holiday decorations at The Summit House

It was a weeknight that we dined at the restaurant, but it was full of people laughing, enjoying each others company, and creating memories together. The first thing that I noticed when having cocktails in the lounge was how incredible the staff is. They were all so friendly and made sure that we had everything we needed at all times.

Once we finished our cocktails, we were whisked away to the elegant dining room. We had a seat at a table by the window where we basked in the beautiful views of the city lights. We ordered a bottle of wine and took our time to look over the menu.

Seaside Sampler

Seafood Sampler at The Summit House

For our starter, we all agreed upon the seaside sampler. The appetizer featured Chesapeake style crab cakes, chilled Mexican prawns, and ahi sashimi. The seafood was fresh and tasted like it had been caught that morning.

Iceberg Wedge

Wedge salad at The Summit House

Along with the sampler, I enjoyed a wedge salad. I had heard from many friends that The Summit House is well-known for their big rock blue cheese iceberg wedge, and after one bite, I could see why. Every restaurant puts their own unique touch on the classic salad, and I loved what they did at The Summit House. The salad was crisp, refreshing, and the bacon was the best I have ever had.

Prime Filet Mignon

Steak and Lobster at The Summit House

When it came to ordering my main course, I knew that I had to order one of their steaks. The one thing that I knew about The Summit House is that they don’t sacrifice quality when it comes to the meats they serve. All of their meats come from the world famous Stockyards of Chicago.

Filet Mignon at The Summit House

I originally planned on ordering their highly acclaimed prime rib, but my taste buds were craving a filet the night that I dined at the restaurant. I ordered the USDA prime center cut tenderloin. The filet has aged a minimum of 28 days! Plus, it is oak wood grilled. Also, it was perfection with crispy onion straws, Gruyere grated potatoes, and a port wine reduction. This steak was the best steak I have ever had in Orange County!


Date Night at The Summit House

After dinner, we enjoyed some time walking around the beautiful grounds. The Summit House is more than a restaurant. It is a place for families to come together, enjoy incredible cuisine, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. It is a true hidden gem in Orange County, and after dining at The Summit House, it will become a place where you’ll want to go for all your upcoming family celebrations.


Prime Rib at The Summit House

The Summit House
2000 E Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 671-4111

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