Summer House - North Bethesda

4.4
1088 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Chef Jeff Mahin’s California-inspired menu highlights simple, market-driven dishes with a focus on the wood-fire grill. From fresh Hawaiian tuna flown in daily to sustainably farmed Ōra King Salmon, guests will experience seasonal specialties made with fresh ingredients and local produce. To complement the menu, Summer House boasts an extensive wine list that focuses on the state’s distinct regional varietals and independent vintners, along with cocktails and local beer. The Market counter, shared with Stella Barra, serves a selection of fresh-baked pastries, sourdough English muffins and Mahin’s famous cookies, along with small-batch coffee and specialty espresso drinks. Extensive gluten-free and kids menus are also available.

Summer House evokes the breezy feel of a summer beach house with whitewashed wood, earth-toned tiling and warm hues. Glass garage doors along with a lofted ceiling and hanging string lights, bring the outside in – no matter the season.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
S​un​day: 8:00am-9​:00pm

Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 8am - 3pm. Lunch menu is also available during brunch.

Lunch served daily from 11am - 4pm (Carry-out always available)

Enjoy Happy Hour between 4pm and 6pm, Mon – Fri!
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Phone number
(301) 881-2381
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin
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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.
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Cross street
At Pike & Rose (at Old Georgetown Road)
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Parking details
Parking Lot at Pike & Rose.
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Public transit
Just North of the White Flint Station.
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Special events & promotions
To inquire about private parties or off-premise catering, please call our Sales & Special Events Department at (301) 881-2381 or email summerMDparties@leye.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1088 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 hours ago

Waitress was too busy. Awful

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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

We had a great brunch experience!Dustin was everything you would look for in a server-polite,present but not invading our meal,and very fast!the food was well prepared and the portions were just right!!!We got also some cookies to enjoy later at home and they were just AMAZING!The only thing that bothered us a little was the grumpy host that great us!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I really enjoy Summer House. The setting is pretty, but a bit loud. I love the brussell spouts salad and the sangria. Our service was excellent - attentive but not overwhelming.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely outdoor patio for summertime lunch.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the atmosphere! Great place for couples or with kids.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Very noisy. Took 1 hour before we were served. Out of three orders, two were incorrect. Very unpleasant situation. Too few preparing the food. Not very good.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a nice table and our server was very attentive.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We used to LOVE this place until our last experience: first, the menu and the serving portions changed. The service was catastrophic: we were there to celebrate Father's day. We went at 3.30PM specifically to have a less crowded place and therefore -hopefully- better service.
1/ Our hostess took us outside after we asked for an indoor seating
2/ we were ignored for 20min., until we hailed a passing waiter
3/ The waiter forgot an item from our order
4/ the food: we ordered three dishes from the raw section because we used to like their salmon poke. They don't feature the dish anymore but they have one called "lettuce salmon poke". It was completely bland, no sauce, no flavor at all: basically lettuce leaves with raw salmon on top. The watermelon tostada seemed old and, were it not for the watermelon, it was flavorless. Only the tataki saved the day but the portions were ridiculously tiny. Same for the guacamole served in a small bowl despite it being in the "to share" section, there was not much to share! We declined ordering more and preferred to leave.
To conclude: we're sadly never going back.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Our first visit to Summerhouse. Food was excellent! Service was terrible, our waiter was terrible. Ordered Bloody Mary’s and waited for a quite a while before he came back and said can’t have them before 10am (they are listed on the breakfast menu). Asked about the Mexican Hashbrowns and he described them as “Mexican” and nothing else. They are fabulous by the way. Ordered cappuccinos since no Bloody Mary’s, he brought them with no sugar/Splenda etc and no spoons. Again after waiting a while my husband went inside to get sugar and spoons. Didn’t check on us and they were not that busy yet. TERRIBLE SERVICE. Food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great brunch for Father's Day! The food and service were both fantastic.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Summerhouse is always delicious and hopping. Love it here!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Fathers Day

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Service was quite poor. Inattentive waitress, much too long for food to come out even though the dining room was not that crowded. Restaurant is completely open to the outside and there were too many bugs. Gnats were constantly annoying us and we were seated toward the back of the "inside" area, near the kitchen.

We've been there before and been quite pleased but most likely will not go again.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I love the atmosphere and food at this restaurant. However, EVERY time I have gone here for a weekend brunch the service is bad. The coffee is always cold and that's before I have to wait another 10-15 minutes to get sugar on the table and/or cream and/or a spoon. Hot coffee is a MUST as well as serving it with the accessories. Please work on it!

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Been here a few times, and aways loved the food (the desserts are too die for). The Mahi Mahi was not a good choice on this occasion though - it was dry (suspect it had been sitting for a while), and rice was crunchy. Regina our server was great at her job though. I figured it was just a miss on the Mahi Mahi....as my business counterpart had a great prime steak.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Took the kids for my daughter's birthday. She is a vegetarian and there were plenty of good options. Everyone loved their meals. Service was good as well. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our waiter was unpleasant. If I go again I will request for a different waiter

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant before and had an issue with food timing, but the service and food were great. Unfortunately, that was not the case this time. The service was very slow and the server rarely came back to the table to see if we needed anything. The food was mediocre, especially for the price (poke cups had miniscule pieces of salmon for $14.95). Food visibly sat under warmer lights for 15 minutes while the rest of the meals were being cooked, then when served to us, the meal was cold. After expressing concerns to the manager, he kindly comped the entire bill, which was nice customer service. What put a really bad taste in my mouth, and what will prevent me from going back, is that the server confronted my husband as we were leaving about our issues and debated about the service.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food at Summer House is always interesting and very tasty. They have an impressive Gluten Free menu as well.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Very basic food items, small selection and over priced. The establishment is solely focused on maximizing profits.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our third visit. Great food and service, as always. We appreciate the healthy menu.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I have been to Summer House at Pike & Rose about 10 times now - it never disappoints. This particular time we were celebrating a dear friends' birthday. The handcrafted cocktails are delicious - our entire party had the Pomelo Fresco and it was light and refreshing. We shared the guacamole and chips which were delicious - we were a bit confused by the teeny tiny salsa accompaniment but were not bothered by it. Three of us had the Poke Bowls and two of us had sandwiches and we were all pleased with our meals. Our waitress brought out a huge warmed Birthday Cake cookie topped with ice cream and a candle for all of us to share - such a nice gesture. I will continue to return to Summer House - one of my faves!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I specifically came to have the amaxing and delicious impossible burger. But instead found they had switched to the beyond burger. It was okay but not nearly as good as the impossible burger. Summer House - please switch back ASAP!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Summer House is one of my favorite restaurants. I like being able to see the kitchen and watch the chefs at work. You know your meal is right off the stove. Excellent salads and main dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The restaurant and its patrons have a trendy feel. The food was very good - everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes. The service was pleasant, but the wait for the food was pretty long for a Tuesday night.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. The Pike and Rose neighborhood is very charming.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Good service. Great food. Dining room seemed emptier than usual perhaps due to the weather. Would have been nice to get a 10am reservation for brunch instead of 915 especially due to the low turnout when we left. Also when calling the restaurant was told there were only 0800 and noon reservations available (called 48 hours in advance) but open table had 830, 845, 900 and 915 available for table of 6. Booked the 915.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great brunch spot! The food was great and the interior was so aesthetically pleasing. The service was good and the food came quickly. The menu for lunch and dinner also looks so good- I will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Graduation celebration with family members

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our server was not very attentive or helpful with questions about the menu. It was very loud and we have trouble carrying on a conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wonderful place to bring friends and family. Enjoyed the food service and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It was great. I’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The avocado toast is great! I was a little disappointed with my Bloody Mary; it was a bit watery, but that probably won’t stop me from coming back one day.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Good tasting food with a clean and bright setting

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This is the same review I left on yelp. Summer House has reached out, however I’m not inclined to return due to allergy safety concerns.

I will preface this review by stating that my only other experience at Summer House was fantastic. We were there for brunch and had the ahi tuna sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwich and both were delicious. Understandably, we went back again for brunch and ordered the prime burger and the mexican hashbrown. To start, we were brought the turkey burger instead of the prime burger, which we found out after having taken a bite. Side review, turkey burger patty was dry, and over dressed with pickles. This order also had a food allergy warning which was clearly communicated to the server. This restaurant has a policy whereby they flag orders with food allergies with a labeled skewer. It is very concerning how they could mix up an order so badly, yet still include the allergy safe skewer, which indicated to us that the food is safe when it was clearly the wrong order.

The mexican hashbrown was very thick and dense. The cheese that was supposed to be melted on top of it had formed a solid piece. The sunny side up egg was undercooked and still had a layer of stringy egg whites. The ranchero sauce was cold, and was very bland. Instead of crispy potatoes and warm eggs, I got a starchy lump topped with dried cold cheese and undercooked eggs.

In summary, they do some things well, and other things very very very poorly. Service is hit or miss as evidenced by the wrong order we got. Probably will not go back since there are so many other great options around the area. Summer House needs to address some very serious issues.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

had a delicious meal with a group of friends for a birthday celebration and the drinks were fantastic and meals delicious. The brussel sprouts and the onion rings were to die for!

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a 7:30 reservation and didn’t get seated until 8:10. The kitchen ran out of the special item of the day. It was so loud that we couldn’t talk until most of the restaurant filed out. Not worth the money or experience

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Friendly staff and lovely if loud atmosphere, but the food service was insanely slow especially for an easy to make brunch order on a busy but not super crowded day. Several of us got the french toast and found it to be so sickeningly sweet we couldn't get past the first slice, felt like I had just eaten candy for brunch. We could have all shared one plate of it and then gotten something savory to cut the sugar. Also it was odd that instead of just bringing a creamer jar of milk for coffee they first brought it in little metal condiment containers, next it was brought out as a partially filled glass which was just messy to pour. The kids menu is great, especially for my picky eater.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I love Summer House. I’ve been here serval times with family and friends and it’s always quality food and great service.

Totally a win for anyone, especially during the weekend for Brunch.

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