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Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

Perhaps at one time they may have been a 5 based on the old accolades adorning their entryway . But not having a functional liquor license and limited wine selection would have only rated them a 4 , yet the food was just plain average...so they received a 3. Not bad but not anything we couldn’t have prepared at home .. perhaps better . The waiter was attentive and could tell was trying .. he alone would have rated a 4. But seating wasn’t very comfortable, and the interior rather than being charming , just seemed old.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

I wanted to Cele rate a friend's birthday in very special way without driving 60 miles away. We are in. Rural area so our dining options are a bit limited. I had heard about the summit restaurant but had not had the occasion to visit....I checked their menu and found it quite interesting and made reservations. When we arrived it was quite delightful the restaurant is actually converted old home there are gazebos for outdoor dining and as you walk up the steps and enter this lovely old home it felt very welcoming. We were seated in one of the dining rooms the consisted of either three or four tables and our server, johnny, was spot on. The restaurant is pricey for the area but well worth it. The salad was plated in an artistic way, very fresh and very tasty. She ordered stuffed mushroom entree and commented that it was one of the best she had ever eaten. She's from Maryland and had been craving really good crab cakes, she was certainly not disappointed. I ordered the chicken arabesque and it was quite well prepared. We celebrated her birthday with a slice of the lemon mascarpone cake that certainly did not disappoint. The restaurant offered an extensive well thought wine list as well as a selection of domestic and imported beers. I certainly can comfortably recommend this as a Special Occasions Restaurant. The atmosphere was was wonderful the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It made for the one it made for a very happy celebrationMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal at the Summit Restaurant. We had eaten there years ago and wanted to come back as we'd had a good experience. We were not disappointed. The setting is lovely inside an old house perched on a hilltop. We ate...outside on the porch as the temperature was perfect. We had crabcakes, rutabaga soup, Caesar salad, house salad, veal Stroganoff, the Doumbek portobello mushrooms stack, key lime pie and crème brûlée. Everything was very tasty. A few suggestions for the chef of improvements that could be made: Caesar dressing lacked anchovy taste. For the "basil feta" salad dressing, for some reason, I was expecting fresh basil, but it was just a bit of dried basil in an Italian style dressing. The polenta served with the mushrooms was somewhat dried out. The raspberry sauce on the key lime pie overpowered and distracted from the key lime taste. And the crème brûlée needs more vanilla flavor. Service was flawless, and we would eat there again next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

We have dined at The Summit several times and each time just as good as the last! So impressed with the presentation as well as the fresh and delicious choices. The lump meat crab cakes are better than ones Ive at the beach. Fresh and...clumped with crab. Also the lamb chops are amazing! Fine dining!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on a Wednesday night. Let me start with the pros of this restaurant: 1. Appeared to be clean. 2. Wait staff was friendly. 3. Feels like you’re in grandma’s house. 4. House salad was good. Cons: 1. Small...wine pours at ridiculous prices. 2. Website menu is outdated (food & prices). 3. Green beans will be on your plate no matter what you order! I had green beans all over my pasta dish. 4. Everything tasted old or previously frozen. 5. The oysters rockefeller was covered in a strange white cream sauce & the oysters were under a hard layer of crust that was hard to eat. 6. The strange white sauce was also the sauce in my pasta dish, with a ton of green beans piled on top. 7. Lamb didn’t come as described. No mint sauce but a brown thin sauce with no real flavor & the rice was watery. 8. I paid $125 for two dinners that were not good. Very disappointing. 9. Really odd music was playing that sounded like the music from an action movie. The takeaway from this is to expect to pay a lot of money for sub par food. We still had fun, but the leftovers will be fed to the farm animals. I wish this place would return to what it once was.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 8, 2021

We were staying overnight in Christiansburg, popped over here for dinner on a WED evening. We were not too hungry, so we split a crab cake dinner. Had a glass of moscato, some soup for a starter. Food was great, service from Matt was professional...and attentive.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Ordered via Grubhub, which may have contributed to the problem. The food was ok, at best. I had the ribeye, which was cooked to the correct temp, but the meat itself had no flavor and the burgundy sauce that it was smothered with, might as...well have been cheap gravy. Again, the food was ok, but not great. The real problem came when the restaurant charged me for an appetizer that I did not order. They added it after my order was completed. When I brought it to their attention, I was assured that it was going to be corrected and the charge that showed up on my card would be correct. I contacted them after a few days when no refund was issued, and was again assured that it would be fixed. It never was.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent!! Our waitress/server was kind, courteous and very helpful. We had appetizers, salads, entree and desserts. I loved the Veal Stroganoff!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

We went for Mother's Day on the recommendation of a fully booked restaurant in another town. The Summit either overboard or was understaffed but they worked so well as a team, we barley noticed. We sat on the porch and it was clean an felt...like a private dining room. All the food was incredible, cooked perfectly and the dessert is definitely worth it. It is pricey for a casual Friday night out, but for a special occasion it is completely worth the trip.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

I’ve read a lot of the reviews on here and cheeky whining bad reviews are just people that must be from up north and are never satisfied with anything because I decided to try try The Summit Restaurant for myself and sense I have had...many meals there and every one was outstanding. I’ve tried everything from the New York Strip steak dinner all the way down to the cheese burger and fries everything was was cooked perfectly and some of the best I’ve ever eaten.I traveled to 49 of the 50 states and this is a great place to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2020 via mobile

Happily surprised. Beautiful location with diverse menu. From prime steaks to Mediterranean kebabs and kofta. Limoncello cake was exceptional.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Wanted to love this place because we enjoy privately owned restaurants, especially in historic type settings. The building needs updating badly, sadly, but we were still encouraged to have good food. It seemed that the waitress had never waited tables before. No mention of appetizers...or specials or describing the menu. She wanted to take our food orders immediately with our drink orders. And all that was 30 minutes after we were seated ... and we had reservations. Had to ask for everything, including bread, water, salt and pepper. Our food would have been delicious, but it was almost ice cold when served. The only thing that was warm was the delicious pumpkin soup and the bread. We felt sorry for the chef who must have worked so hard on the meals,More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday, and maybe that's why it was so quiet. Only one other couple was there. The porch looked inviting, but they weren't serving there. The food was good, but not great. No alcohol, just beer and wine.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

THE GOOD: Thr shrimp cocktail had the sweetest shrimp I've ever tasted. The soup was rutabaga and apple soup and was to die for. The interior of the building was beautiful and the wait staff was, for the most part, amazing. THE BAD: Sorry to...see this beautiful building going into disrepair. The front steps and railings were decrepit and dangerous. Told wait staff about problem with entree, but quietly, not wanting to make a big deal about it and ruin the ambiance for the four of us, nothing was done about it. and THE UGLY: Menu specifies for the Mediterranean Shrimp "utterly addictive white wine sauce," hmmmm, first time I've heard butter,and only butter, referred to as utterly addictive. Totally tasteless. Pretty expensive for six shrimp which are, this morning, sitting in my refrigerator waiting for some cocktail sauce. =-/More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time here. The food was very good and the server was good and friendly. The outside could be updated some. It is a little over priced. We told them when we made the reservation and when we were there that it...was our 38th anniversary but they didn't acknowledge it . A lot of restaurants at leasebgive one dessert to share. Over all though we enjoyed it. We would go again. Sincerely, The RutherfordsMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5