Host your next event at Summer House Santa Monica! The restaurant is designed to evoke the atmosphere of a summer beach house with warm tones and a large glass ceiling positioned directly over the dining room creating the perfect ambiance for socializing & celebrating.View Private Dining Details
It's summer year round at Summer House Santa Monica. Don your finest Lululemon and chambray in an upscale dining environment.
Four of us went for dinner. There were smashed chips under our table (we asked them to clean them up & they did). We shared the roasted cauliflower which was very good but an extremely small portion for about $10. For our entrees, two had the beef tacos, one had chicken tacos & one had the French dip (they forgot the horseradish sauce but it was still good). Everyone enjoyed their meal & they have a nice beer/cocktail selection. Service was slow. For dessert we each picked out a cookie & a coffee at the lobby bakery (of course the coffee was cold but we took it to go & realize it after we started to walk away from the restaurant).
The service was exceptionally slow. We saw the server standing around and talking to other coworkers. We tried to get her attention several times and couldn’t.
Was expecting a great experience but one of the waiters was pretty rude to us off the bat, which made us feel unwelcome
Celebrating (belated) 1st Mother’s Day
Summer House sat us even though we had shown up much earlier than our reservation. The service and food were excellent, including following an instruction for a birthday that I had included in my open table reservation.
$14.95 for guacamole and chips??? $20.95 for a piece of cauliflower??
A wonderful Mother’s Day celebration.
Enjoyable. Very noisy.
We love everything about this place! Was so nice to have the Mother’s Day brownie treat. Service, food, and ambiance are always top-notch. Only suggestion is to improve the flow with the tables. Once you sit down, you are trapped and can’t get out of the middle tables!
It was our first time here and it started off a little unpleasant. We were seated near the bar and at first it was fine, but we preferred to go on the other side. Our waiter took a long time to come around to us and I was close to just trying for another restaurant. But we were moved to the other side and our new waiter was literally the best! I wish we could have gotten his name, but he was very attentive and bubbly. He definitely made our experience much better!
God was great but service was rough. We also waited over half an hour beyond our reservation time.
A very nice time.
Recommend smoked salmon, chicken & waffles
Brunch was great but two separate individuals called ahead to have a dessert delivered and the bill taken care of but neither happened. Disappointed with that but the overall experience was great.
Celebrating Mother’s Day. Great menu with lots of options. Cinnamon roll was a little doughy
Love summer house. Actually was in the night before for dinner as well. Delicious as always!
Great food, wine & service. Love the team @ SH.
Decent. Food was good!
the food was amazing, loved the taco platter and butternut squash soup. The decor was beautiful and with the patio doors open it felt like a real summer house by the beach. Our server couldn’t have been nicer and was very attentive. I loved it!
Loved the atmosphere and the service was amazing! Had such an incredible Birthday brunch !
We made a reservation a month ahead with a remark it's a special occasion and we would like a corner table. We got a table next to the door instead, and waited 15min before our drink order was taken. Foodwise, excellent.
Hard to find a better all around dining experience in Chicago.
The order of medium well hamburger was served almost raw. The dish was sent back twice. The excuse was a new cook in the kitchen. Finally burger was cook through, but a hour later after I left the restaurant, was very sick with stomach cramps. I attribute it to the undercooked then cooked again and again hamburger . Too bad because it’s a nice place. I’ll never order hamburger there again.
Celebrating our anniversary
Dinner menu is great but brunch is a bit underwhelming. Nice atmosphere but the brunch menu is not fulfilling.
Went to Summer House for Brunch with friends. Food is good, but what really sets place apart is service. Hostess was completely accommodating with change in reservation (two children were added). Our waitress was outstanding (really wish I could remember her name). She handled our somewhat demanding and unruly group with complete patience and good service.
Great space. Great food.
Breakfast was good,.
However Butternut Squash soup was served cold
Great spot for a date or night out with friends. I suggest going when the weather is nice because they open up the patio and it changes the whole ambiance of the restaurant. Great food, decent service. Fun vibe.
It was perfect and they gave us the best table in the house
I will definitely come back here. Went for lunch for my boyfriend's birthday. They gave him dessert at the end and overall were very accommodating. The food was great and there are no complaints.
Love the ambiance and the cookie stand.
I was looking forward to trying this restaurant because of the seating and the look of it! It was everything I expected it to be!
Our server was awesome... fun and attentive. Been to SHSM before & will be back again for sure.
Lovely afternoon / day for lunch at Summr House. Max was an attentive server who did not rush us in any way. Nice wine selections & menu options. Ahi tuna/watermelon tostada appetizer was delivisous. We enjoyed Brussels sprouts salad & salmon burger for our main meal. Th4 side of fries was a splurge & with it - the portion was tripled from what would have been served as a side with my burger. Beautiful space, enjoyable afternoon
Great food and drinks for brunch! The ambiance is very light and airy and has an overall great vibe in the restaurant. The service was a bit slow, but overall, it was a great experience. I'll definitely be back with my girl friends for a boozy brunch!
Great for pre- Steppenwolf dining. The service was excellent and accommodated our tight schedule. The oysters were perfect but the tuna watermelon tostadas and most of the other food was very boring. It is a pretty noisy place and they pack tables very close together so that the wait staff cannot get around them and have to pass and clear everything from 1 spot, constantly bumping one of my guests throughout the dinner. She did not have a pleasant experience. The wait staff were so nice and attentive, I would go again, but not at a peak Saturday night.
A great time as always! We’ve had many get together’s, celebrations, and casual meals at Summer House. They never disappoint 💙