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.
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.
It was great!!! Would recommend the chips and guacamole and Brussels sprout salad.
Had a reservation at 7:30pm and had to wait until 8pm to be seated, so it wasn’t ideal, but the food was good!
Date night. Fun spot w very good food.
Open and bright, nice ambiance.
Jared was fabulous and we hope to have him the next time we dine with you
We came for a girls dinner night out for a birthday. We were seated within 10 minutes, food was served quickly, and was absolutely delicious! The trout is amazing! I had the brick chicken with mash potatoes and corn- manufique! The lobster cavatapi was divine. You really can’t go wrong with anything here folks!
Food was great and our server was amazing. We brought our young kids with and they enjoyed their kid friendly meal along with great desserts.
This is our favorite weekend spot! We come almost every other weekend!
Terrible service. Waited over 15 minutes after getting seated to get any kind of service. Steak was cold when the food finally came out. Awful experience. WILL NOT BE RETURNING.
Service was excellent as usual. Greatly appreciate you always accommodating our kids with high chairs and a quality Childrens menu. We will definitely be back!
Great food, fantastic service and very noisy-
The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful, our server Luis was outstanding and took very good care of us. HIs service helped make our visit a memorable one.
We had a 7:00 reservation but were not seated until 7:30. Surely the restaurant and Lettuce Entertain You must have years of data that allows a much better reservation service. It is unlikely that we will return or recommend Summer House.
In addition, the menu is too limited.
Great experience in a beautiful setting. Food was great and our server (on just her fourth day) was extremely attentive. Will return!
Our waitress/server, Conner, was truly awesome - delightful, professional, efficient and fun! And the food was fabulous!
Great healthy menu with lots of options, and a fun outdoor/indoor space for the Summer.
Amazing. Sums it all up.
Lovely as always!
My wife and adult kids took me to Summer House for Father's Day after the theatre. The ambiance is wonderful, light, airy - felt like we were in Santa Monica. The food was good, not over the top, a few glitches, but overall ok. The only thing that left a sour taste in my mouth was when I finished my gin martini and asked for a chardonnay, (my wife ordered one as well), I didn't have a menu to pick from. Our server asked if I liked a buttery chardonnay or not so much. Went with a buttery choice. Being that I didn't have a menu and just ordered "a chardonnay", I assumed she would bring me a house brand. Once we got the bill I was SHOCKED to find each glass of wine was $24 EACH. I felt like our server Elana totally took advantage of us and stuck us with a $48 wine tab. Not sure if I'll return because of that.. Too bad.
Our waiter Brody made our experience phenomenal and unique. We had just had 10 days of company at home and we needed a break.
Once again, great service and great food! Thank you for making this a great Father's Day!!
Service was below average. Food and environment was phenomenal
We were impressed by all of our breakfast choices: Breakfasts Tostadas, Mexican Hashbrowns, and The Commuter. We would order them again!
Love. Love. Love. We brought our friends visiting from out of town for brunch and they loved Summer House. They loved the menu, cocktails and we all loved our meal.
Server was knowledgeable and engaging. Menu is varied and food is quite tasty. Specialty cocktails were excellent.
Hostess was pleasant. Matt Wodarski was great! Food was delicious.
Seated right away. Food and Service were excellent.
Had a great experience at Summer House. Service was good, and our server made some great recommendations on dishes to try. Delicious! The food was fresh and tasty, and we enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. Would not hesistate to return
Love this place, was able to get a rez at 9pm
Nice room and reservation time was honored, but entree food portions are small given the price point.
I love Summer House Santa Monica. Never disappoints. Always going to something tasty!
They put our party of 7 into a booth that was for 5-6 people. It made the whole experience less enjoyable.
Way too hot
Katherine was a great waitress and even gave our DePaul graduate a free cookie . Loved the poke bowl . Great place !!!!
Excellent and fresh food! The seafood and veggie items were delicious. We had a very knowledgeable waitperson and an overall top notch experience. Will be back!
We had a great Friday lunch at SHSM. My siblings and nephews are in town and the restaurant was great about accommodating two toddlers (especially since we arrived early). The ambience and decor are beautiful, the food and wine was very good, and the kid’s meal options were fantastic. I’ll definitely be back!
Our waiter was terrific! He was extremely conscientious about allergies. The weather was beautiful and we had a table by the open windows, which was lovely.
Excellent table service and very good food but way too noisy and frenetic in general.
The restaurant was clean. It had a great ambiance. It’s a little loud from the after work crowd, but that is to be expected. It’s a great date spot.
So good and so cute!
We will definitely be coming back!
Lovely place to sit outside and have a nice lunch. Busy during the lunch hour so I recommend a reservation