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Summer House - North Bethesda

4.4
4.4
2746 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The place where summer never ends! Located in the heart of Pike and Rose in North Bethesda, MD, Summer House brings the sunshine all year round.

The California-inspired menu, led by Chef Ben Goodnick, features simple ingredients sourced from local grower partnerships and sustainable products. Rosé is poured all day off the signature Rosé Cart, alongside an extensive wine and handcrafted cocktail list. And no matter the weather, the bright and airy vibes always fill the atmosphere.

Looking for Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar in North Bethesda? Summer House has recently taken over the space and will continue to feature classic Stella favorites on the menu, like pizza, pasta, and antipasti plates. Join us for lunch, dinner, and happy hour daily, as well as our famous weekend brunch!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 129 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 881-2381

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Josh Williams

  • Catering

    Located in the heart of North Bethesda at Pike & Rose, Summer House features a menu that spotlights locally sourced produce & ingredients. Accommodating parties of 10-180 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 bakery orders, perfect for when you want to host events at home & offer a special treat for your guests. To inquire, please call our Catering team at (301) 881-2381 or email summerMDparties@leye.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Summer House - North Bethesda can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Swaringen: (301) 881-2381

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    At Pike & Rose (at Old Georgetown Road)

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot at Pike & Rose.

  • Public transit

    Just North of the White Flint Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. EA

    ErinA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Won’t be back. Beautiful place with good service but level of effort or execution was lacking and has declined.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We had the guac and chips. It was OK. We had the chicken sandwich and the salad we added chicken. Enjoyed that part. I would definitely try something different next time.
  3. JA

    JayA

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Summer House has capitalized on the inflation bandwagon to focus their energy on increasing prices while keeping their menu options mediocre at best. The place has great ambiance and its a shame that they offer such a weak selection of dull and overpriced dishes. The kids menu is better in every sense than the adults, which feels limited and prices are excessive for the simplicity of the dishes on offer.
  4. A

    Alyy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a reservation for 6 people, and even though only half the party arrived at the time of the reservation, we were still able to be seated (I know that this varies between restaurants). The ambiance was amazing and I loved how the indoor/ outdoor space flowed so well. The food was really good and so were the drinks. Definitely a great place to meet up with friends for brunch!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Disappointed with food.
  6. JP

    JPayen

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great food and service
  7. M

    Matalic254

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Food was very subpar used to be our go to brunch place
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun vibe. Great food. Delish cocktails. By far the best indoor/outdoor dining experience in DC area
  9. OR

    OlgaR

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here for breakfast and they did not disappoint Food is always delicious Can be noisy inside dining Wait staff very professional and polite Price of baked goods at counter is outrageous but no one needs an almost $5 cookie - well, maybe one!
  10. A

    Abby

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Aside from being charged for a meal I didn't order, didn't catch until the next day, it was a good experience
  11. FL

    FoodLover

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s pretty expensive dinner for three paying $160 with tip. Drinks are $16 with mostly ice. Not a great value honestly. Ordered 2 apps, one pizza, tacos and some drinks. Very expensive.
  12. TW

    ThereseW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We've been here several times now and I was hoping for an improvement. Let me say, our server was attentive and professional. The food - well...the grilled chicken sandwich was way over-cooked - just like the chicken tacos the time before. The roll was hard and chewy and not in a good way. Very little brie but the arugula was fresh. My friend's burger was also over-cooked. And the wine! $24 for one glass of Harken chardonnay that goes for $12-15 dollars a bottle? $19/glass for a Hahn cabernet...a bottle goes for $12-14 dollars? Yikes - I know restaurants charge extra for alcohol but wow...that's extreme. We will be looking for alternatives in the area. Again - our server was wonderful!
  13. j

    jrbarkin

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I loved sitting outside and the overall ambiance and service were great. The food was just so-so, and overpriced for both what it was and the portion sizes. The cocktails were delicious, but also pricey at 12-15$. Overall, I’d take a date here early on to impress, because of the ambiance, but I wouldn’t make it a place I’d frequent.
  14. JC

    JasonC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Manager, Bourne (sp.), is wonderful
  15. FZ

    FrankZ

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Strange surcharge on all checks
  16. L

    Lori

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My waiter was fabulous and the food was good but for the pricing I think it was a little bit on the smaller side… I think they also added the 3% but I didn’t say anything.
  17. j

    jrock

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Server was good. Had a kale salad that didn’t have much flavor but the salmon I added on top was delicious. The outdoor ambiance is what makes this place great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very humid inside.
  19. S

    Samia

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Below average experience. Our server disappeared after dropping off our plates and we had to forage for salt and pepper from other tables. We requested some bread for the table, and the pieces of baguette came after we were already done with our meal and to top it off, they were burned. Won’t be going back.
  20. HA

    HAKS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor setting. Attentive waitress, very friendly & pleasant. Only never brought me ketchup after I asked. Other than that all good. Charged $1.50 extra for an English muffin with my breakfast that was cold and stale. Good iced latte. Excellent warm cinnamon bun. Good eggs and hash browns. Turkey bacon not so great. Overall good dining experience.
  21. SS

    StanleyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Restaurant came highly recommended from friends. All was good but not "Outstanding".
  22. Z

    Zena

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Meal was disappointing. After being very specific about my cooking preference for the poached eggs on my avocado toast, they were greatly overcooked. The cheese in the dish was overwhelming and unpleasant. Should have been a mild havarti or the like. Guac was great as ususal, though. Very slow service. Servers should clear plates when diners are done, not leave them on the table!
  23. L

    Lola

    Switzerland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Amazing ambience -- you get a real California / vacation vibe and I highly recommend sitting outside if weather permits. Negatives include: server asked kitchen to remove spicy ingredients from my dish but they didn't. I didn't think coffee was very good -- a bit too strong and bitter. Service was a bit slow but possibly because server was training another person. I would still go just for the ambience and I know food is good (despite spicy experience) as I've eaten their twice!
  24. RT

    RefinedTaste

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Took 3 tries to get avocado toast and the last time the bread wasn't even toasted. Brussel sprouts app had no salt. Poached eggs were over done...solid yolks, veg wasn't seasoned. Restaurant didn't take the food off the check. Gave us 3 cookies for the kids. Probably not going back.
  25. m

    meryland

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very nice atmosphere for a friends dinner. Food was excellent! Service good too.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vibrant ambiance. Delicious menu options. Amazing service. 10/10
  27. WQ

    WalleyeQueen

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Good food and service. Annoyingly noisy. Management not very helpful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside it was a beautiful day but the noise of the traffic was deafening!
  29. A

    Alison

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great evening!
  30. LG

    LauraG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Some of the servers seemed confused and not well trained, but otherwise, a great experience
  31. A

    Alonso

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Some selections were pricey. Ambience was very good. Noise level was average.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, some issues that were nicely addressed by server, would definitely recommend!
  33. F

    Foodlover85

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New menu items are amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as usual. When I am in Bethesda I always make it a point to make a reservation at Summer House!
  35. s

    soconn22

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it there. We’ll always be back. The pizza addition was a nice touch.
  36. KH

    KaraH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Summer House happy hour was great except for the service. Our waiter was unresponsive and didn't check on us at all even when we had empty dishes and glasses on our table. We had to ask two separate staff to send him over for the check at the end of the evening.
  37. LH

    LarryHS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Server forgot a side Caesar and then claimed they had to get carrots!
  38. KO

    KatyO

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, casual place for lunch or dinner and you can bring your dog with you.
  39. a

    andread

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is adorable! The ambiance and decor is light and airy, very true to the name. The guacamole was very fresh and the salad hit the spot. Everything I tried was delicious. I shared oatmeal cookie for dessert, yum! Would definitely recommend for any meal and any occasion.
  40. SY

    ScottY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Waited 45 minutes for our meal after ordering and then had to send one undercooked meal back. Waitress hardly ever checked on us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Summer House - North Bethesda using the Order Online button. Summer House - North Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 881-2381.

Summer House - North Bethesda is rated 4.4 stars by 2746 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 129 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Summer House - North Bethesda

11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Additional information

  • Cross street

    At Pike & Rose (at Old Georgetown Road)

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot at Pike & Rose.

  • Public transit

    Just North of the White Flint Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Josh Williams

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 881-2381

  • Catering

    Located in the heart of North Bethesda at Pike & Rose, Summer House features a menu that spotlights locally sourced produce & ingredients. Accommodating parties of 10-180 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 bakery orders, perfect for when you want to host events at home & offer a special treat for your guests. To inquire, please call our Catering team at (301) 881-2381 or email summerMDparties@leye.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Summer House - North Bethesda can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Swaringen: (301) 881-2381

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