This well kept secret is now out! The Summit is located where Lake Mead Boulevard turns into gravel, high upon the mountain side, The Summit is just the place for an elegant meal with a stunning view. A lovely patio offers outside seating or dine inside by the ceiling-high picture windows which show the city of lights in all its glory. The menu is select and nicely balanced. I ended up at this restaurant due to a faux pas of another establishment. When I called, I asked if they could accommodate dinner for 12 people in two hours. Not only did they go out of their way to accommodate, the service was superb! But enough of service platitudes, on to the menu.
They offer several specialties of the day, like rack of lamb and steak pizzola. Both were done to perfection with a spice combination that left your mouth watering for more. The Boston Baked Scrod was light, moist and delicious. Or try the Orange Roughy stuffed with crabmeat if you're looking for something rich. Dinner entrees are accompanied with your choice of soup or salad. The shrimp bisque was chock full of shrimp, creamy and rich. You also have a choice of rice pilaf, potatoes, or pasta. I choose the pasta side, rigatoni pasta noodles with basil, garlic and fresh diced tomatoes. Although they don't have a "bar" per se, they do offer bar service, which includes beers, wines and liquor, but they don't do those "foo-foo blender drinks."
It is a non-smoking restaurant but smoking patrons don't mind stepping out on the balcony patio, since they can enjoy the breathtaking desert evening at the same time they enjoy their smoke. They also have a small banquet room available for private parties of about 40. Prices are moderate.