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Summer House - North Bethesda

4.3
4.3
2782 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 26 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 2,782 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Breezy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Good atmosphere, but the food was just average. We got chicken tacos, the grilled chicken option and kids pasta. The price point was fair, but it just all looked and tasted average. The service was also not that great, but I understand this is a unique time for all forms of employment with understaffing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The fish and chicken tacos were very good.nThe chicken Brie sandwich was just ok. Brussels Sprouts we’re excellent. Drinks were very good also.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The old menu was much better The cauliflower is no longer good The vegetarian burger was good and now does not exist You will get more clients with old menu
  4. CW

    CazW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Our server was welcoming and attentive to start with but was very slow in returning to take orders and checking on us - we regularly had to request someone to send him over to attend to us - this was disappointing
  5. LM

    LeslieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant was a favorite go-to place for us for many years. Our last 2 experiences were not great, with this past weekend's lunch being especially disappointing. We were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation time, which is reasonable, but given that several groups walked in and were seated right away, I asked about our table about 7 minutes past our reservation time. The hostess said to me, very coarsely, "I'm working on it". After we were seated, when the waiter came to our table we all ordered drinks. 30 minutes later he came back with 1 beer, telling us that someone knocked the other 3 out of his tray and that the other 3 were being remade right away. Those other 3 drinks arrived 30 minutes later; all in 1 hour to get our first drink. We were told we could scan the menu from a reader code on the table, which we did. The menu on that device showed only brunch, and we were all interested in lunch. When the waiter came back he said we could order lunch, but he'd have to bring us those menus. Had we not asked, we would have thought we could only get brunch items - a flawed process. Some of the items we ordered are personal favorites, but the recipes have changed. I love that they put shaved radishes on their guacamole, but there were none. The chips were bordering on stale. Our entrees were good, but not any better than good, which I've grown to expect from Summer House. When we ordered dessert, 2 of us ordered espressos. He arrived with only 1, and we were done with trying to right any wrongs. Very disorganized & disappointing overall.
  6. M

    Medved

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Summer House has been consistently, reliably good, and their outdoor seating options are excellent. All restaurants are coping with the Covid impact and inflation. The choice is to shrink portions or raise prices. Summer House has opted to raise the prices, which is a more honest approach. Customers are still getting what they expect. My guest's salad, my fish taco, and the cookies for dessert were as good as ever. After some initial glitches about who was supposed to be the server for our table, our server tried hard to make up for the delay.
  7. LK

    LouK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent - attentive, but not overbearing. The food was cooked as ordered, plated well, and used high quality ingredients. We enjoyed sitting at an outside table and the weather cooperated. We would have has a different experience in bad weather.
  8. S

    Sasa

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the peppercorn crusted burger - if you don't like peppercorn don't get it. My friends said the chicken sandwich was good and the pizza too!
  9. AH

    AmyH

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful ambience, kind service, and a wonderful experience every time I go. I will keep going back; I love Summer House.
  10. T

    Tatiana

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! You just can’t go once. The grilled cheese is the most amazing thing I’ve had since I’ve had a grilled cheese. Hopefully the person who made my last grilled cheese does not see this.
  11. JS

    JustinS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best outdoor dining option in all of North Bethesda.
  12. MD

    MichelleD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food came out cold and tasteless, very disappointing.
  13. f

    flexitarian

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was surprisingly good (compared to reviews). Decor and setting are bright, pleasant and feel like a beach house. The only major downside is the location, Pike and Rose can get very congested with traffic.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We came to celebrate our birthday. Our visit to your restaurant, this time around, did not meet with our expectations. Our service was subpar - menus were not presented, our orders were not taken timely, water was not refilled, after the meal, even thought we were there to celebrate a birthday, dessert menus are not presented, and then it took a long time for the bill to come. food was good, but service fell below expectations.
  15. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Fun, cool, great food and awesome staff make this my go to.
  16. N

    Navi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Chicken tacos were absolutely bland. Left my food. Ambiance was good. Service was good. Please get a new chef.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Dont get the linguini with clams!! My aunt and I both had it for dinner and had a very painful digestive experience afterwards. Also, there were gnats flying around throughout all of dinner. The chocolate cake was good though.
  18. OT

    OutofTowner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very big and diverse menu. Very gracious server. Food was fairly quick to arrive. A little turned off by 3% arbitrary "surcharge."
  19. PJ

    PJeanne

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My server was very accommodating and the food was good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    Our server was slow and very in attentive. The food was meh!! I won’t go back.
  21. PP

    PPerry

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Waited over 30 min for food, the restaurant wasn’t busy. Food came out cold (ordered waffles and strawberries). Berries weren’t fresh. Waitress did not check on my party after food was received.
  22. DM

    DaviaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had the best experience at Summer House. The food was nice and fresh, and the cookies were to die for. We will most definitely be returning
  23. LR

    LindseyR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good and everyone enjoyed their food.
  24. g

    gizbab

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a busy place - which means good food is here! The service is wonderful, food is done well and appears at the right time. All in all, a good place for two couples to meet and chat.
  25. T

    Trishal

    Baltimore

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and drink menu is quite well crafted, and we enjoyed every bit of item we ordered. The service was also great, with our server being friendly and knowledgeable. The only issue was that throughout the 3+ hours we were there, our server was yawning frequently throughout, either because we were boring her, or because she was tired. Either way, that was a small observation from the entire group multiple times throughout the evening.
  26. JM

    JackyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    THE PORTION FOR A FULL SALD WAS MUCH SMALLER THAN IN THE PAST. not an adequate amount for lunch. Wine very pricey Table setting mediocre as well as presentation of food
  27. JF

    JspencerF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambiance was all perfect. We will dine here again.
  28. S

    Scooter

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, nice staff, outstanding restaurant, quiet
  29. EV

    EVELYNC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe and food is always amazing Best brunch place in the dmv
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The server couldn’t seem to get my coffee right I don’t like cold coffee
  31. n

    nrg1

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Colleen was great and sweet Simple meal to celebrate graduation from preschool 😂
  32. D

    Deb1

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not an inexpensive place to eat but quite a delight. Popular and worth a visit. Outside eating is a pleasure. Excellent menu choices and not overly generous portions. Nearby parking. I will be going back again.
  33. A

    Ashkosh

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Food quality and taste have gone down over time.
  34. r

    richarda

    Tahoe

    142 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Where do i even start? This used to be one of our favorite places. My goodness, how this place has declined. I can honestly say that with every aspect of our dining experience, something was off. We were offered coffee immediately upon sitting down. Nice touch, right? Yes, only problem was that the coffee was lukewarm. Then, once we accessed the menu with our phones, the waiter immediately asked if we'd like to order, even though he saw us JUST upload the menu. In fairness, the server wasn't bad, just inexperienced, at least his attitude was good. My wife ordered fried eggs over easy, they came out over HARD, the yolks were completely cooked through. I ordered pancakes with a side of sausage. Pancakes were mediocre, sausage was oddly hard, couldn't cut through it with a fork. Seemed like it had been cooked the day before and then re-heated or something, really bad. Worse yet was the syrup. They vbougt it out in a little silver pitcher, maybe 3 ounces or so? Problem was that it was about 20% filled. So, as the waiter was putting down my plate in front of me, i had to order more syrup. The next one came out about 1/2 filled, and eventually i had to order a third one. We actually saw this syrup routine play out at a table nearby about 10 minutes later. Guy ordered another syrup before he even tasted his food. Finally they brough the check, i paid, they brought the credit card back to me but no pen with which to sign the bill. What a shame this is. Was one of our favorites, now we will never go back.
  35. II

    InaI

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ordered 2 pizzas. The pepperoni one was not too bad but the fennel sausage one was not as good as it has been in the past. The dough was too thin and came out quite dry. The toppings, sausage and fennel were quite sparse. Overall, the pizzas did not seem to be freshly made and seemed to have been sitting out for a while. They arrived lukewarm.
  36. JT

    JudiT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful food! We loved the atmosphere with all the doors open. The parmesan truffle fries are to die for!
  37. EA

    ErinA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    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.
  39. JA

    JayA

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  40. A

    Alyy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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!

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 4.3 stars by 2782 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 26 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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