Summer House Santa Monica
The menu is California inspired and focuses on market driven ingredients, local and sustainable farming, and seasonal specialties, all complemented by a carefully curated list of California and Pacific North Coast wines.
The Market counter, shared with Stella Barra Pizzeria, offers a variety of our signature fresh-baked pastries, cookies, sourdough English muffins, along with locally sourced coffee and specialty espresso drinks.
BRUNCH: Saturdays & Sundays 8:00am-3:00pm
Accommodating parties of 10-250 guests, Summer House exudes an atmosphere perfect for weddings / receptions, bridal & baby showers, family gatherings, birthdays, daytime lunches, corporate events & more! Summer House also offers large cookie/bakery orders, perfect for when you want to host events at home & offer a special treat for your guests!
To inquire about private parties or off-premise catering, call our Catering Department at (773) 634-4100.
Halsted Bus, Route #8
Armitage Bus, Route #73
What Insiders Are Saying
It's summer year round at Summer House Santa Monica. Don your finest Lululemon and chambray in an upscale dining environment.
Wasn’t expecting a 30+ min wait after we arrived for our reservation time. And definitely wasn’t expecting the attitude we received from the hostess and employee that showed us to our table and sat us.
Things turned around when our waitress showed up however
I would not recommend this place. It’s noisy. Kitchen is in the dining room so no where to avoid being close to it. The food is underwhelming. The service was good. That’s the best I can say. Over priced wine for bad wine.
My daughter and her friends dined there for her 17th birthday. They had a great dinner and a great time!! Thank you!
Love the ambiance & the fact the the Menu always has some surprises!
As usual the service was good our server was very attentive to our needs the food is excellent and the atmosphere was out of this world.
They messed up my order twice and didn’t offer to comp the meal. I could visibly see them complaining about having to remake the order they messed up twice.
Great food fun place very lively place
Celebration place interesting people to see
Good food!! And great customer service!! Would highly recommend the steak!!
Really nice menu , great service, and the space is very light and open.
Great day for the Patio! Loved the atmosphere!
Didn’t realize the menu was so limited during the week. The brunch is fantastic but only served on weekends.
great service, wonderful food with nice ambiance. Love the skylight which feels like your outside
Stupidly overpriced for quality of food. Our soft shell crab was cold. Gross.
Delicious salads and wonderful service! Free pour wine 🙌🏼
Maybe we ordered the wrong things - chicken sandwich dry/over cooked. My kale salad was lovely but the burrata appetizer would have been better with a larger proportion of tomatoes - the bread was spot on . Service was terrific.
Summer house Santa Monica was everything I expected, from the scenery, the ambience, the food, and the super amazing waitress Lanie! Had the egg white sandwich with a side salad and truffle toys, all very tasty. The chips and guacamole was amazing, it's a must. Had the weekender as a brunch cocktail and it was delicious. The table shared the big cinnamon which was SO good! And since it was my birthday. Lanie brought out a birthday cake cookie with vanilla ice cream and a birthday candle, also so good. The entire experience was great and I enjoyed all the food and the beauty of the restaurant. Will definitely come again, especially for the cookies at the front bakery, I took home a chocolate Krispy cookie and apple oatmeal cookie, both delicious!
Great food, great atmosphere! Loved the cinnamon roll as a starter.
Great place. The only thing that great was that they didn’t acknowledge the open table reservation so I had to fill out a form proving I was there.
It was just ok. Service was average at best.
Absolutely a wonderful dinner-- friendly host staff -- follow up with restaurants and servers and Holly the Manager coming by and checking up on us -- A++++
Summer House is the perfect summer brunch spot! My friends and I had a mini-reunion and ended up staying 3 hours! Our server was fantastic and didn't hover or over check on us. His drink recommendations were spot on, and we really enjoyed his warm personality! I can't wait to go back, and it's definitely my top 3 brunch spots in Chicago!
Service is as good but slow, which surprised me because it was less crowded than I’ve seen before. I was underwhelmed by the food, perhaps because there was a misunderstanding about how I preferred my bacon and the dish had to be sent back. Summer House is gorgeous but won’t go out of my way to return.
Went for a downtown girls night, had a wonderful time! The ambiance was lovely and warm, the service was fantastic, and we were so impressed with the food. Energetic vibe, friendly wait staff, dim lighting on the bar side, and it was nice to enjoy the weather with the front garage door type window/wall open. Honestly everything we ate was absolutely delicious and I wish I could’ve ordered more. We also loved the rosé cart and fresh, vibrant feel of the restaurant. Would recommend to anyone for a night with friends, a romantic date or anniversary, or to anyone who wants super fresh delicious food.
Great ambiance. Service is sub par. Food is ok with a limited menu
Pricey but good food and atmosphere
Birthday dinner. We did get there half a hour before our reservations and they were able to seat us early. They sat on a table that there was drip and they notice it when we sat and down and they moved us to. Another table. Great job! 😊We came back to enjoy the steak dinner. Had great dessert and service was great. Will always come back to Summer House for food and service.
Good food. Beautiful space. Excellent service. Would go back!
This place is great. Fun, outdoor vibe (even when you sit inside), very nice looking place, very summer-housey feel, nice service and very good food. My wife and I love going here for breakfast / lunch on days off and taking visitors there for brunch on the weekends.
Chicken taco platter was dry. They forgot my husbands side (it never came) and the service was generally slow.
We had dinner here when we first met. Great dinner so had to repeat.
The food and service was great, but it was really overpriced and expensive.
Always enjoy Summer House. Food is delicious and great decor.
I can't say enough about how great our lunch was. The food was fantastic and the services was the best I have had in ages and I dine out a lot. Such a great laid back atmosphere. We will return many times.
Unfortunately, my date and I both got upset stomach and possible food poising from the Tuna and watermelon tostadas. Very disappointed in summer house!
Went here for my birthday which is also 4th of July :) My reservation was under booked (I had more people coming than I thought) , and the staff accommodated me on the busy day as well as provided me with a birthday dessert! The service was great, a good place for brunch, group dinning, or date spot. We be back for sure :)
Unique, hip place with healthy fare! We are from out of town & 2 friends recommended it. I see why! Great for adults but our teens loved it too.
Server was terrific. Food was delicious
Love the avocado toast. The day was perfect for outside dining and Summer House has the best outside venue in Lincoln Park.
Really good food...Our server was really good, too. Hosts were annoyed that we wanted to move, but I have hosted too so I understand, I guess. Still 5 stars
Server was awesome!