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The Summit

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3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2612 (Ludlow / Hopple)
+1 513-569-4980
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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230 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for a quiet restaurant where you can talk and not be rushed, this would be a good choice. The presentation of the the plates is excellent and you can tell that a lot of expertise went into them. From what we could tell, professional chefs were in control and were assisted by students. It was nice... More 

Thank JOHN G
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We discovered this wonderful restaurant through the Magazine, "Edible Ohio Valley' and what a find it was. The Summitt, is the restaurant operated by Cincinnati State Colleges' Culinary Arts Department. . You are greeted by free valet parking and then follow the signs to the Dining Room. It is quite large, with ample separation between tables, so that you are... More 

Thank Robert H
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our family off 4 had dinner at the Summit during our family vacation in Cincinnati. We have had great dining experience at several culinary schools in other major cities - fine dining quality at discount prices because they are prepared by students. Our experience at the Summit is not as great as our other experiences. The gazpacho and the seafood... More 

Thank LaiToronto
Hamilton, Ohio
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The Summit is a wonderful experience. Great food prepared by students of the Midwest Culinary Institute. Fine Dining at its best. Quality steaks, desserts, and wine. Highly recommend!!

Thank lovingabe
London, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Colleagues and I dined here and we pretty impressed. Accepting the fact that you are dining in a college setting so the decor and ambiance is what it is, everything else was restaurant standard. Good choice of starters and mains available for most tastes including vegetarian. The servers were excellent, explained the dishes available, answered any questions we had, and... More 

Thank James H
Dayton, Ohio
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

First time to the Summit Restaurant and I was very impressed! We were served by a lovely woman named So-chill. She spelled it with an X so I went with how she pronounced it. She was very interactive and fun. Syd could not have cheese so there was not really a good choice for her appetizer so the brought out... More 

Thank ssschardt
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Half way through our meal, my wife and I agreed this was the best meal we have ever had anytime anywhere. What a gem that more people should know about and take advantage of. If you have not you are missing out. Food was amazing, depth of flavor, beautiful presentation and unique. Service impeccable on every measurable level.

Thank tmeandr5960
Oldsmar, Florida
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The Summit is the Cincinnati State Culinary Institute's showplace. We've eaten there often, and the food is always excellent. Service is usually impeccable, and the experience is well worth the dollars spent. Our only mark-down is that the atmosphere could use an upgrade -- but we've always been able to ignore the fact that a restaurant in a college building... More 

1 Thank Ed M
Tuxedo, North Carolina
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Outstanding food, intimate seating with some tables situated along several plate glass windows that provide an "up close, and personal" view of the cook-lines! The restaurant has a reputable cellar, and the cheese course is always a well-chosen grouping of tastes and textures. Seating is limited, so reservations are a must!

Thank ChefMarkChristopher
Cincinnati, Ohio
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

My husband and I recently dined at the Summit restaurant which is part of the Midwest School of Culinary arts at Cincinnati State. Our meals were excellent and the servers were very attentive and cordial. You get a first class gourmet meal and also help the students who are learning all aspects of the culinary industry. I wish more people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2612
    (Ludlow / Hopple)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighbourhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-569-4980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?