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About Us

Summit House offers elegant cuisine inspired by the Garden State's diverse edible bounty – served with care in a warm, lively atmosphere. Sourced from local farms, fisherman and select purveyors, the Summit House menu features a raw bar specializing in East Coast oysters, peak-season vegetables and humanely raised meats. With an extensive seasonal craft cocktail program, our bar serves locally brewed beers as well as old- and new-world wines with a focus on biodynamic and organic farming practices.
Our motto, “Community Through Cuisine,” speaks to our locally sourced menu and our hope that visitors will use Summit House to celebrate their lives and the people in it, both in everyday moments and on special occasions. It also means working with local, national and international charities tied to our region, and supporting neighboring businesses whenever possible.

Our History

The building at 395 Springfield Avenue came to life 1894 as Summit, New Jersey's first purpose-built YMCA. It served many different businesses over the generations that followed, including more than 50 years as the Fanny Farmer candy store. We took our time to renovate the old place, leaving the more than century-old brick walls exposed, a reminder of the rich history of this community we call home. With a casual café and bar, an open-kitchen dining room and private dining area, we hope you'll feel welcomed, appreciated and catered to whenever you step foot through our doors.
Welcome to Summit House.

Our Chef

Justin Antiorio dedicates his exceptional culinary career to crafting approachably elegant cuisine. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, Chef Justin was a 2012 finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen,” earning praise for his impeccable palate and kitchen acumen while becoming a fan favorite for his teamwork and sense of humor. The Lyndhurst, New Jersey, native was sous chef at the famed NYC restaurant 21 Club and has led numerous kitchens, including Anthony David’s and Bin 14 in Hoboken. At Summit House, he puts his broad experience and remarkable palate to use in crafting seasonal, locally sourced dishes that are infused with elevated comfort.

Our Team