Denver >Restaurants > The Summit
2700 S Havana St, Aurora, CO | Directions 8013439.667100 -104.865456
Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-10pm
Fri 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Southeast Denver, Hampden
Don't go. Insultingly overpriced. Most steaks $50.00. ($89.oo for 8 0z lobster + 8 oz steak). Could not believe how ordinary the food was considering what they were charging. Food is ok, not great, would not go back just for the food let's put it that way. Atmosphere is very 1980's, dark wood paneling Seems outdated. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, go downtown to the Chophouse or Shanahans, what this place wants to be, but not even close. 3 star food with 5 star prices.
Highest Quality Cuts of Steak – This is a local fixture for a good reason - the steaks are of the highest quality. This is an old-school, dinosaur of a steakhouse - bearnaise sauce, dark wood paneling, and high prices. I have enjoyed eating here. I also purchased steaks here to cook at home for a big celebration - in Colorado we really should serve the best, and the Summit came across. In a word - Reliable.
Offensively overpriced – We purchased 2 groupon discounts for this restaurant and were excited to visit. Both visits were more than disappointing, we found ourselves a bit miffed. First off, we purchased $40 worth of dining for half price. We drank water and ordered VERY modestly and still went well over the first voucher because of the high prices (just two people). To make things worse, the food was average at best.
We changed our approach on visit two, forget how much more we spend, get what we really want. We did that (still water though) and spent more than double the voucher. As was before, the food was not very good. It would be one thing to spend hard earned money on sub-par food but to sell it at fine dining pricing is outrageous. I think the raving reviews are for a day long gone. I say that not just due to the age of other reviews but because the establishment looks a bit past it's prime. Each time we came for dinner they asked if we had a reservation; in neither case was there but a person or two in the whole place. I think the following they once knew is gone and it's just us idiots. I seriously cannot think of a reason or circumstance where you should give ts place a try, coupon or not.
Wonderful Staff, Delicious Food! – This place is fabulous! The steak is just as good as you would expect, if not better! The service we had was impeccable, very friendly. Our drinks were always refilled, dinner brought in a timely manner. We will definitely be back!
Will never go back – We had bought a gift certificate thinking the place looked good on its website. Once there, we were sadly dissapointed. The steaks were overpriced ($38-45), which doesn't even include a salad or side! The steak was fair at it best. The wait staff were unfriendly. Terrible! If you want to spend this kind of money on a steak go to The Chop House, Sullivan's, The Keg, or any of the other dozen or so steak houses downtown and you will not be dissapointed! I wouldn't go back unless I had a rich grandmother in town who wanted to fit in with the over 70 crowd at this place.
Thank you for your review. I apologize your experience was unsatisfactory at our restaurant. A salad and side is now served with every steak here and all of our staff is very friendly. We hope that you would give us another try. We also have a great menu option in our Cabin Bar with drink specials every day from 11-7 and half-priced appetizers from 3-7 as well as a younger crowd that dines in our cabin bar. Thank you again for your time!
The Summit – $8.75 for a scotch on the rocks (not premium), and a half drink at that. Both Rodney's and Elway's charge $7-$8 for the same drink but its a full drink and the crowd is better.
We've never been disappointed. – The Summit is just as good as Del Frisco or Ruths Chris but without the attitude. We recently celebrated a birthday there and eveyone had a wonderful meal. Our waitress Patricia was the very best! She was very attentive and offered great suggestions. Her timing was excellent. Our steaks were prepared perfectly as were the sides. We'll be back.
Completely disapointed with food and service. We will never return! – In the 1980's the Aurora Summit was one of the best places for steaks. Not any more!
We visited with two clients on a Saturday night and were completely disappointed with the food and ambience. The steaks tasted like they had sat in store bought marinade; chewy, soggy, and salty. They were so full of fat, you had to cut around it and were left with a much smaller portion than what you started. It was $34.00 for the steak and another $8.00 to add on a salad and potato. If the food and service had been great, I?d have no problem paying their prices. In this case, it was so bad I will never ever return.
After the meal we ordered coffee and deserts. We were never offered the courtesy of refills. During the meal, we complained about the steaks but the waitress didn?t respond.
Tables were too close together and decor is 1990?s.
Do not waste your dinning hours and dollars on such POOR QUALITY. Life is too short for bad service and bad food.
Editorial Review by Dave Flomberg – One of Aurora's most upscale eateries features top-shelf steaks and offers live music and dancing on the weekends.
Not worth the price...way overrated. – This restaurant is totally overrated! The seating was prompt, but everything else was way below average. Way over priced. For $35.00 you get a small average tasting steak that included soup or salad. Atmosphere was not romantic--no booths, just tables and chairs sitting on an average looking carpet. Doesn't feel romantic with a t.v. playing sports in the other room. We were server appetizers before our order was taken and sat there for 15 minutes before our menus were taken and order taken. I've had better steak from our butcher for a lot less money. Very lame. Were told this is a "fine dining" establishment when we called, but there were several people there in jeans. If you go in a dress, you're overdressed. Very disappointing for a meal over $100 for steak, soup or salad, appetizers, and 2 drinks. Not worth it!
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