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Summer House - North Bethesda

4.4
4.4
2666 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

7:00 PM


Booked 125 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 2,666 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

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  1. NO

    NOELLAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, staff, food, ambiance....our server Ray was OUTSTANDING...... love him...
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Dad unfortunately had a heat stroke right as we were arriving. Born, the manager, Ray, and the entire Summerhouse staff went above and beyond to take care of my Dad and our family. They offered cool compresses, food and seer drinks to help my Dad’s blood sugar and cold water promptly, and even helped to move us to a table away from the sun and into cool air. The food was delicious, as always, and we truly couldn’t have asked for better service. My Das ended the meal with the biggest smile feeling so much better as we sang Happy Birthday to my brother. Thank you Born. Ray, and the entire team for the exceptional care! We can’t recommend summerhouse enough for both the delicious food and excellent service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While crowded, the food and service were adequate
  4. JL

    JennieL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was welcoming and fun. Both of our servers, Paul and Fabian were a joy and made my team feel comfortable in this, their first visit here. Thank you for a wonderful experience, we will certainly be back!
  5. G

    Grandma

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to eat; food was delicious, service was great and the patio seating was amazing. Since it was outside it was a little more noisy hence 4 instead of 5 stars, otherwise 5 stars. I would definitely return.
  6. c

    cocowireless

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    I arrived at 7:30 pm for my reservation for an outdoor table on a beautiful summer evening at the Summer House. There were several empty outdoor tables but the officious Host informed me that no outdoor tables were available. I pointed to the many outdoor tables. He replied that they were for guests with prior reservations. I said I have a reservation for an outdoor table. He explained they were for OTHER guests. We said we would wait. We went to the bar where the overworked/stressed out bartender wearing a jaunty straw hat with a bright orange "Aperol Spritz" ribbon could not give us an Aperol Spritz because he had run out of wine glasses. After waiting a few impatient minutes we asked a server if he could find a wine glass which he happily did to the hapless bartender. We asked the haughty host three times status of our table - as we were sipping our spritzes outside and observing several empty tables. On our third query, we were told that "our table is being set" and we were then shown to a six-top (there was two of us) that had been empty and set the entire time we were waiting. Our very nice server (same person who got us the wine glasses) made some food suggestions and we put in our order. 40 minutes later our salad and pizza arrived. They were both delicious. So to be short, simple and specific- Summer House has great food but terrible service. And message to the host - this is North Bethesda not Los Angeles. Cut the attitude and treat your guests with respect.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Low quality, bland overpriced food. I won’t be back.
  8. M

    Momv

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was cool to room temp (grilled and fried options so should have been hot to very warm). Our server was very nice, professional and apologetic. She deserves better support from kitchen.
  9. DM

    DanaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous restaurant and great cocktails! Food was just okay - we loved the truffle fries but main meals were missing flavor. Overall a 7/10
  10. CR

    ChampaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place, food and everything. Preferred if there were more choices for desserts though
  11. LD

    LeeD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would go back a time or two a year, but prices seemed pretty high to me, even though the food was very good.
  12. I

    Ixquic

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food wasn’t great. Service was ok but the place is very cute.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed. Atmosphere was good but the food was subpar at best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food. We sat in outdoor seating and it was a lovely evening so it was just wonderful. Parking was easy and nearby. I would definitely go again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun spot for brunch! They were out of a few items we tried to order, but our server was great. Pretty standard brunch options and everyone got something different. All enjoyed our meal. Fairly loud and lots of children/families at brunch on Saturday.
  16. NG

    NoubiaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very prompt and nice. We appreciated his attention, we will return again. We loved the ambiance
  17. LB

    LaurieB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a a great place to eat or have drinks. We had the pizza which was excellent and the pasta which were both excellent. And don't leave without trying the cookies. The only complaint that I had, and it wasn't even about the restaurant, was the parking. We rode around for 15 or 20 minutes looking for a place to park but other than that, Summer House is a great place to eat. I would definitely go back again.
  18. CD

    CarolynD

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our kids to celebrate the last day of school and had a great time. Server forgot to bring appetizers before the entrees, but brought one late for free so that was nice. Great kids menu and loved the peppercorn-crusted burger. Matchstick fries are fun, and the warm cookies are delicious. Especially like the atmosphere. Will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I generally prefer would give 5 stars to the the restaurant since I am there often but I tried the soft shell crab sandwich and it was just ok. Too much breading that overpowered the crab But restaurant will remain one of my favorites. Staff is wonderful
  20. S

    Sarah

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered a glass of Pinot noir. The waitress said “Would you like white or red?” Hmmmm. Overall good service. Good food.
  21. SK

    SeanK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Two salads with chicken for $50, I’d rather just go for drinks and hit up SweetGreen down the street.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was truly terrible.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall not bad. Service was ok. There has been just too many small issues that made our lunch less enjoyable. We had dirty plates and silverware to start of with, server replaced it with another dirty ones. My husband’s meal was not cooked right so by the time they remade it my food was cold. They took care of ice tea for us witch was kind of “What’s the point?”.
  24. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall good experience and good ambiance. Food is relatively good but over priced for the amount you receive. The bartender was super slow, but service staff were great. There is a 3% surcharge that the restaurant adds to your check but this can be removed upon request.
  25. SS

    SShaikh

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at SH. Brought a friend for her birthday and made a note for special seating as she is a single mom and hadn’t been out in years. We were running late because the garages were packed and were seated immediately at our booth. Was shocked that the waiter had the note in his hand and made a point to mention it. Nestor was amazing, very attentive and went out of his way to make her night special! He recommended great drinks and entrees and we left the restaurant full and content! He reiterated welcome back to my friend on our way out :-)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Was good however my friend’s ordered fish with a side of fries to split and they brought a small piece of fish with fries on top and no sauce. Then when they sent that back it took 25 min to get a new entree out. Strange but at least they
  27. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was solid. Chocolate chip sea salt cookie, warmed up… delicious!
  28. LW

    LaWandaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    Second time eating at Summer House for a milestone celebration! Both times were very memorable moments for our family.
  29. H

    Holan499

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Salad was dry, chicken overcooked, fries inedibly salty (and I like salt). Service attentive and kind.
  30. L

    Lsmd

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was nice to dine outside.
  31. R

    Ralph

    Key West

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lively scene on a Saturday night. Interesting menu. Our service was slow and waiter seemed uninterested in our table.
  32. I

    Iosephus

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    We usually have a great experience here at Summer House, but our waiter this evening does not know what he’s doing. Avoid a Bryant G.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable—our waitress was excellent!! Burger was great, pizza was good, & turkey stack was, well … could’ve been better. Was expecting roasted turkey breast not deli meat Drinks were fabulous —
  34. M

    Matty

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good especially the burrata with castelvetrano olives appetizer. Service was average. Love the atmosphere inside.
  35. LM

    LinM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I tried very hard to like this place because I took a girlfriend here for her birthday. We ate only off of the brunch menu, had the ribs hash, waffles and the blueberry pancakes. For the drinks we both had the non-alcoholic pineapple, orange, jalapeño (!) mix they had there. Tasted like grass; not pleasant. I’d asked the waiter when ordering if the blueberries were on top or also in the batter— he told me on top. Told him specifically I didn’t like blueberries in my pancakes. Pancakes came out with so many blueberries in them, my girlfriend had to eat them. But the waffles…the driest I’ve ever had. They were so dry, and hard, not good. All in all, it was just not a pleasant eating experience. I wouldn’t recommend it; at least not the items we had.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance was very nice and the brunch food is ok. The service was good. No complaints. The experience was nice but not over the top.
  37. O

    Otto

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor dining with attentive service and delicious offerings.
  38. T

    Tony65y

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Made a reservation for 6 and they seated us at a table for 5. We stood around for a few minutes which was uncomfortable and I think an apology for the delay should be in order. The host was annoyed when I went back and said we were standing around. Bad start.
  39. LB

    LisaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They fed me raw chicken! Will never be back
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation and birthday celebration!

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 2666 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 125 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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