Summit House Restaurant

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Enumclaw WA 98022
$$$$$ New American Recommended New Editor's Pick View

The Summit House Restaurant is located at 6,872 feet at the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, on the northeast edge of Mt. Rainier National Park.

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Business Info

  • Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Enumclaw WA 98022
  • Cross Street: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Desserts | Fusion | Hamburger | New American | Pacific Rim | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Expensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: 20.00 |
  • Staff: Nancy Richards | General Manager
    Alyx ORTIZ-KNUDSON | F&B Manager
    Emily Stenzel | Banquet Manager
    Amber Dempsey | Assistant Manager
    Austen Popiel | Marketing Director
  • Phone: 360 663 3050
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, River View, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.65 out of 5 stars based on 235 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
John E.
The only reason I gave food a 9 was because the dessert was a bit odd with the crumble graham cracker on the bottom. By the time I got there the chocolate mousse was gone and crumble was so dry I almost choked on it so didn’t eat it. The concept was interesting but maybe try a different execution including homemade marshmallow on the top or even a marshmallow cream in the middle of the mousse. Maybe the graham cracker crust instead or a homemade graham cracker which Would be amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Bill N.
What a great evening! Good job of social distancing. The food was wonderful, what can I say about the view, spectacular. And Taylor was an absolute delight. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Jane D.
The dining room was very busy and seemed a little understaffed. Our waitress was wonderful, but she was running the whole time. Food was fantastic (Farm to Table dinner) but drink options limited - no wine by the glass options and the mojito was underwhelming. Dining room is loud when full. Other than that, could not have had a better experience with the incredible views and food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Keva P.
The food was delicious, the service was very attentive and the view was breathtaking!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Brian H.
Extreme care taken by the staff to ensure guest safety. Service was excellent, food was very good. Overall experience was wonderful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
karen n.
Food was good, but views were spectacular. My family including two teenagers, want to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Frank E.
Exceptional dining experience above the clouds, of which there were none. Rising of the full moon was spectacular .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Kyle D.
It was a great experience! Staff was super friendly and on point! 10/10 the view was alright

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 23, 2020
Julie K.
We loved your food, Julie’s friendly service, and the view.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Kalum B.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Michelle M.
You could taste that Chef Christian Adams cooked the food with love ❤️. It was delicious! Maty was the best waitress ever! Very attentive. The view was just magical! Worth every dime!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Bob K.
My husband and I became very I'll about 3 hours after our meal. We have all the symptoms of food poisoning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 14, 2020
Sara K.
Staff was all very nice. Will definitely be back for more dinners.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Mike T.
Our Waiter, Mike did an outstanding job.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Paul C.
The dinner at the top of the mountain was awesome. We did this for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was a great dinner night for my wife and I. Service was awesome and the food was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Rose J.
The food was never hot, judt warm and clams in broth should be piping hot. Salad portions increased as the evening got later tables served. Salad was underdresstand I asked for a side of olive oil. Servers were sweet but not used to a fine dining experience. Felt for the money it should have rocked.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Wendy P.
Everything was great, the food was delicious and the view was stunning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Sue P.
The sunset was spectacular and the food amazing. All great. I had told them it was my husband's bd, so I was hoping for a candle in his dessert. That would have been a nice touch. Oh well. Still great food and great views.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 28, 2020
David C.
What matters the most here is the view, and that alone makes this a 10/10 experience. I will be back and I will enjoy it as much as I did this time. The food was good, but there is definitely room for improvement on the main courses. The tataki was over seasoned in general and very salty. We also had the rib eye which was cooked a bit beyond what I normally would consider medium rare, and the french fries were a bit lack luster. We would have paid more to enjoy a better meal with the view. The service was great, and everyone was just lovely :).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 22, 2020
Toni H.
We had a very nice time. Thank you so much! I'll be back again as soon as I can afford it. lol

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Jim S.
The view is fantastic. Food was great. We did not like the cocktail, a margarita.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Charles S.
We enjoyed a delicious and well prepared meal in one of the most scenic locations in the Northwest. The Farm to Table meal was quite a bit with our family.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2020
Ted B.
All of us really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 06, 2020
Juli V.
The food was very good. The Ambiance is very bare-bones. Wait staff was very polite. Unfortunately there was no view because it had fogged-up.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Dawn F.
Food was prepared and presented with great care. Spacious seating separating dining parties. I felt comfortable. Memorable!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 04, 2020
Amy B.
Celebrating our 20th anniversary at the Full Moon dinner at the Summit was fabulous, made all the better by our server, Julie (Julia?). The host/greeter was very nice too, and sat us at a table with views. The food was not a favorite, was served warm or just cold, but the entree choices were great. We sat on the patio afterwards and watched the sunset/moonrise. The gondola was also a treat.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 03, 2020
Bobbie C.
When I reached out to adjust my reservation, I never heard back. I want to make sure that I am only charged for 4 instead of 5. Our server was wonderful! The food was good and the view can't be beat. The dining room could be spiffed up a bit to be more in line with the price of the experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 23, 2020
Cedrik P.
Wonderful dinner experience! Service was a little slow at times

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 27, 2020
Lannon G.
Experience turned out simply great. I have already recommend to others and plan on returning my self. Thanks for the great evening.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 16, 2020
Amy N.
Knowing menu ahead would have been nice.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 4/10
Aug 13, 2020
KIMBERLY T.
There were no red meat options, and nothing was hot. The chickpea pancake was so bland I traded it in for the mahi mahi, but that needed some sauce as it was bland too. This was not a $250 value for two people. I had higher expectations it would feel more like a gourmet dinner.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 10, 2020
Tamara N.
The food and service were great. We had 7:30pm reservations and felt the server was really rushing us. The best part was Mt. Rainier coming out at the end!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 27, 2020
Aaron C.
A decent value, all things considered. A couple of the dishes weren't that great to me, but everyone's palate is different. The view and the gondola ride make it well worth it.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 1/10
Aug 24, 2020
Katherine B.
The gondola ride and views were wonderful. The food was good, but not great. At least 4 of the clams in our first course were improperly cooked (had not opened up) and there was very little guancale (only a few miniscule shreds) in the dish. We had to send back our entrees because the prime rib and mashed potatoes were barely warm. The replacement entrees were not much warmer but they would not reheat them. Instead, they brought us a side of piping hot mashed potatoes. At no time were we asked how we wanted our meat cooked (doneness). There was only one type of wine available by the glass (not the kind we wanted) so we had to buy the bottle, which added to the already WAY overpriced meal. I indicated that we were celebrating a special occasion (was prompted to do so when booking the reservation online) but nothing special was done, which was disappointing. I suggest serving local WA wines. We have a lot of really good ones, so there should be no need to serve CA wines. For the price, I expected great, not just "good". You need to step up your game if you want the consumers to pay top dollar.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 3/10
Aug 17, 2020
Mindi E.
Scenery was amazing! Service was wonderful - our servers did everything that they could to make us comfortable. Food was not amazing. It was edible, however not spectacular as I was hoping for based on the price. Speaking of price, beverages, or at least a glass of house wine should be included. We oredered cocktails and sent the margarita back. Even after adding simple syrup, it was way too tart. The second drink was ok, but not worth the $15. (Vodka, blueberries and seltzer water) I drank 1/2 of it and was not upset to see that it accidentally got cleared while we were enjoying the views. Taste was bland. I underatand that costs are higher due to location, however the quality was not. The servers were great, and the location at sunset made it worth it. We will come back, but next time will bring our own food and drinks.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 16, 2020
Andrew B.
More choices for entree and desserts, a bit larger portions and better food would all make this an amazing destination. Beautiful setting and vista.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Aug 14, 2020
kristine e.
First, Julie , our server was incredible, friendly, kind, helpful!!!! The crab cakes appetizer was served lukewarm, should have been warm at minimum. Coffee and tea water no t hot either. The salad wasn't fresh. We had a 730 seating pm, so maybe things had sat too long. 250.00 for dinner didn't make my dinner up there worthy. Julie, however, was exceptional!!!!!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 26, 2020
Ron K.
The weather was perfect. Clear skies and warm temperatures. The mountain seemed as if we could touch it. The gondola ride was fun, as usual. Quite a beautiful introduction to the evening. We were a little disappointed in the restaurant. The cost of the experience led us to expect a more formal experience. Instead, it was business-as-usual. The server was attentive and friendly, but the food was below par. A medium rare steak showed up raw and fatty. The tuna was smothered in pepper. All in all, the day was saved by the glorious view and dining a the top of the world.