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Summer House Santa Monica

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4180 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards:
- All guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while seated at your table.
- All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0°F will not be allowed to dine with us.
- All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any restricted state within the last 14 days.

Please note reservations are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes as a further precaution.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4180 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago606
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent. We had a Cobb salad and a margherita pizza. The ambience, the white/black decor, the openness and the airiness, was delicious. Even the linens were beautiful. The bathroom was outstanding. The server sloppily poured water in our water glasses and never wiped up the spilt water on our table leaving a less than desirable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy great salads

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated very quickly and served very quickly as well! My boyfriend and I were really satisfied with the waiter as well! She came back several times and made sure we were fine. No other place is this quick and I loved their food!

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TamaraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Good menu, with a lot of options. We ordered 3 appetizers and 3 pasta dishes. For appetizers we got mozzarella burrata which was delicious. It comes with a nice crispy bread. My favorite appetizer. In addition we ordered calamari, and they were ok. I am not big fan of fried food, but when I order it, I expect that it crisply and not overly breaded. Cobb salad was good, as usual.
All the pastas were tasty, my favorite was was Limone, which had slightly lemony flavor.
Limited amount of desserts, they only had cookies, which I understand it might be due to current pandemic situation.
The only thing I didn't like is that we felt rushed, although there were no people waiting for our table. Pastas were brought to us, and we barely started on our appetizers, so they kind of cooled down by the time we started.
Anyways we enjoyed the evening. I would go back.

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Sarah7
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food tasted bland, and was overpriced for what you get. Service is always great here though.

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DariaD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and friendly staff!

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vipglenviewboy
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very food gluten free options and excellent Covid precautions. Thanks!

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Miaaaaaa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess, to our waiter even the manager and obviously the food and drinks AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was good overall just would have liked to know ahead that we would be seated at Stella instead of summer house. We chose summer house because it’s open and bright and we’re instead seated in dark and dim Stella Barre.

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RebekahP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very aesthetically pleasing and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely time!! Our server was kind and patient with us as we struggled figuring out what to order. Love summer house always.

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Chi60614
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer House is always a great choice. The safety precautions are taken seriously and the food remains delicious.

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MeganA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary and the waitress was so friendly and funny! The food was INCREDIBLE, as well!

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vipDebis03
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside in the back courtyard. The menu has changed quite a bit given the quarantine and so have the prices.It was difficult to find some old favorites on the menu. In addition it would be great if they had options that were gluten and dairy free for those who have dietary restrictions

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vipLuckygirlChicago2013
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer House is doing a great job “distancing” tables and taking precautions.
Today’s special cucumber soup was a cool, refreshing, healthy blast of summer I’m a cup! The chucks of cucumber were a nice touch of texture.

I also had the savory brussel sprouts. The crispy edges and chewy insides were a perfect combination.

Service was on point and friendly, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Expensive but good

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vipdineout
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch at summer house was fantastic. The food is delicious. And they take many precautions to keep all of their customers safe. I’ll be back!

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SummerK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! They are taking really good measures with COVID-19, the food was amazing and the ambiance was so nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great mimosas! Back patio is super cute! Safe and clean pandemic dining at its best!

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SeonA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed the food and the experience. Restaurant atmosphere was great would come again

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SuzyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had phenomenal service from Elena Tubirdy! Great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The malted waffles were very yummy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service. Our table was ready 25 minutes later than our reservation time. The hostess was incredibly rude. Our waitress forgot our drinks several times and we never got a water refill. I live in Lincoln Park and will never be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Just be aware that right now (COVID times) you might try to go to summer house and actually be sitting at Stella Barra. Which is an awesome place, but very different ambiance.. so be prepared!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great time with two of my girlfriends, we ordered the summer water rose and it was delicious, as well as the shishito peppers. I ordered the Brussels sprout salad with chicken and it was incredible, so flavorful and a big portion! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a cute vibe and some tasty food.

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Gaily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to eat at Summer House. The service is fantastic, and the food is always terrific.

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vipvanillatwist
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Super nice venue

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mTredway
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful we chose Summer House for our much needed date night; the first since COVID! We felt safe and comfortable walking in; everyone was wearing masks and the hostess checked our temperatures before seating us. The food was great; my husband thoroughly enjoyed his turkey meatloaf and loved the guacamole so much, he ordered another! My salmon was grilled perfectly and the Brussels sprouts are a must order. Elena was a fantastic server: warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and on top of everything. Can’t wait to visit again.

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VeeD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall we had a lovely brunch. I wish the carbonara pasta hadn't been too salty. The staff was very friendly except for the host, but we'll come back sometime.

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AikaA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They totally forgot about us. And then they kicked us out from the restaurant. The pasta was bad too, idk what happened with them, maybe the service is bad because of the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Average service, unlikely to return business.

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vipscottyK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Child and guacamole is amazing here. I had the chicken sandwich and it was lacking flavor. Fries were horrible extra done shoe strings. Friend had a burger and wasn’t impressed either. Service was ok. Server forgot our sides of ketchup and mayo and took a long time to bring them. Overall it was mediocre. I expect better from a lettuce entertain you restaurant.

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PC99
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and ambiance was perfect, but our waiter was a bit off. He made my girlfriend feel like she was wasting his time with questions.

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vipLewis
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we entered the establishment. Food and drinks were AMAZING and the staff was very welcoming. We visited on 7/26/2020 for a 230PM reservation of 4, and whomever the young lady was working the bakery stand up front, was very nice and pleasant. I only wish I had her name to single her out because she made our experience one of a kind! Thank you

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JoannaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall very nice place! Came to my reservation 15 minutes early and was asked to come at my schedule time. Thought that was akward! Drinks were not all that either. Not dying to come back!

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ClaudiaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As per usual, ambiance is great. Nice spacing of the tables, so practicing social distancing; felt safe. Food was good.
My only complaint with service is the hostess. Not very welcoming, almost as if I am interrupting her from doing her job when I walked in to check in. Oh wait, that is what her job consists of....

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AllieJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was such a great atmosphere, and the food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the appetizer we had the burrata with prosciutto which was excellent. For dinner I had the half chicken and Laura had the trout which was prepared perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews