Summer House Santa Monica
To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees, we have set new dining standards.
-Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant AND during interactions with staff, only to be removed while eating/drinking at your table.
-Please note reservations are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes as a further precaution.
To learn more about what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, visit leye.com/coronavirus.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Brussels Sprouts Salad
manchego cheese, bacon, avocado, toasted almonds, peas, mustard vinaigrette
Summer House Cobb Salad
romaine, egg, tomato, charred corn, cucumber, bacon, point reyes blue cheese, herb vinaigrette (add chicken: $5)
Delicious, the ahi was perfectly prepared
We dined in the back patio. It was a great place to be outside without noise from the traffic. The food was delicious and there is a lively happy atmosphere to the restaurant.
Wonderful atmosphere—great food and amazing staff!
Our server was amazing and helpful, however I was disappointed on our main dish. But if you are looking for picture perfect appetizers that look and taste Fantastic come here!!!
One of the best places in Chicago for brunch. Hands down best guacamole and homemade chips around!
Drinks were amazing, great service. Food was alright, would go back.
I’ve been to Summer House multiple times - always enjoyed the food and ambiance. That was also true last night except our service was way below what I’ve experienced in the past. Our waiter was short with us, inattentive, sometimes seemed to be actively avoiding eye contact with us.
We would have ordered a third bottle of wine and likely dessert - however our waiter never even stopped by and left our plates on our table with empty wine glasses for at least 20 minutes after we were done eating.
Just not nearly the experience I’ve had in the past and a little surprised as it wasn’t busy and the restaurant seemed well staffed.
We love Summer House! Consistently fresh, delicious food and fabulous service. Beautiful atmosphere!
Okay. Not amazing. Overpriced food/wine. Not amazing portion sizes. Definitely made to be instagram-y with little substance.
Except for the cookies. Those are AMAZING.
The service was great, as always! I was not overly wowed by our meal.
Loved this place. Would definitely go back. The ambiance was lovely and we got to enjoy the back patio. The food was delicious and great service.
Loved the patio and the food was great. Lots of gluten free options
Great food and ambiance, we really enjoy our lunch and definitely will be back.
The service is excellent. The wait staff is just exceptional - friendly, timely and efficient. Beautiful place.
Great food, excellent service- in a very safe environment!
Good service, good food, good vibes!
Our only complaint was
It was a easy wonderful meal
SMSH is a local favorite of mine. I highly recommend the tuna avocado tartare, brussels sprouts salad, vodka penne, and ahi wood fire tuna sandwich (except I'd take the ginger out)!
My overall experience at Summer House was good! However it definitely didn’t start as I had hoped. I came the Monday after Mother’s Day and made note in the reservation that I would like a booth for my mom since we are celebrating Mother’s Day. Upon arrival, on time for our reservation, I was told a table was not yet ready. I asked for main dining room but they said they didn’t have any seats so we opted for the patio. After waiting 15 mins and seeing a couple being taken back to the patio before us, I approached the host stand and was told I had already been texted which was a flat out lie because the last text I had from them was to confirm the reso. Then the manager proceeds to seat me and my mother at a high top table in a dark corner directly between a service station and the bar service well. As a Maitre D I don’t normally get picky about seating, but I wasn’t going to let them put my mother at a high top between two service stations. I asked her if there was somewhere else we could sit, she rolled her eyes, sighed and took us to the most beautiful booth in the main dining room. Knowing that we were celebrating Mother’s Day I don’t understand why there was such a hassle for the booth. The manager that was dressed so casually I couldn’t tell if she was a patron or not was so rude. It says a lot when your host can act with more composure than management. I believe our servers name was Daniel and he was great! Promptly took our order and didn’t linger at the table. I felt pressured to leave him a 30% tip after the ordeal with the manager but he deserved it so it was fine. The food was great! We split the pesto soup which was thick and creamy with plenty of flavor, caesar salad which was good but a little too salty for my liking and blt that had delicious thick cut bacon and shredded lettuce with a little mayo and waffle cut sweet potato fries!
Bright and airy - perfect for any kind of occasion! Mother Daughter dinner, or a wonderful date night, Summerhouse Santa Monica is absolutely to die for! ♥️
First time dining here and we loved it. First, my son called to change our reservation from 4 to 5, for Mother's Day nonetheless. He was going to fly in from out of town to surprise me. He was told that all the reservations for parties/tables of 5-6 were taken, but, they'd make it work! Excellent customer service! Food was great and our server was awesome, too!
Such a bummer that we had to sit by the pizza oven on Mother’s Day and not in the beautiful dining room, especially since that was the whole reason we came. Definitely not for the overpriced food or slow service ( had to ask for ketchup 3 times only to eat a cold burger once the ketchup arrived).
Amazing food. Our waitress was great. Love the whole atmosphere, was great for brunch! Will definitely be coming back again
Very disappointed. The overall experience left a bad taste in my mouth and my wife's. Our last trip was for mothers day, and my wife ordered strawberry pancakes, and it literally had 1 strawberry. She asked for me, and they sent her a bowl of whole strawberries that she had to cut herself. Further, my kids ordered kids pancakes, and they were supposed to come with whipped cream, which again we had to order separately. Lastly, my wife ordered a mimosa and it was like 1/3 full, verses the 1/2 full wine glass I would have expected. I felt they were simply cutting down and cutting corners to save a buck. I don't think mothers day is the right time to do that. Overall disappointing, and I won't be going back.
Nice Mother’s Day Brunch! Great options for little ones and excellent food and service. Always happy to dine here.
Server was awesome. Bartender took up to 20 minutes per drink. Food is very low quality for price.
The wait staff was amazing, Connor was great but we waited 35 minutes for our table past our reservation time and no one at the front desk seemed to care or was sorry. The manager did send out free apps which were greatly appreciated but the two people manning the front could not have cared less
I love the vibe in there. It was one lady who was very charming. I would assume she is a manager. She have black & brown maybe honey blonde hair. She was wearing a black shirt w/ blue jeans and flats. Super sweet. She was walking around checking on everyone. I loved her energy. The waiters were very kind. Food was great. Drinks were great. My kid had a great time. I will definitely come back 20 more times. I love the open area in the middle of the restaurant with the sunlight beaming in. It looks like a scene from the movies. 10/10 recommend.
Went for a quick brunch. Servers all work together, some are better than others. Ordered the “special” honey butter chicken biscuit and KFC could’ve made something more presentable (burnt, over fried, no butter). Toast with the breakfast came with no jam or butter. Ordered a juice and was handed it from other other side of the bar, had to reach over. Server couldn’t even bring it around to set it in the table. Unacceptable service by one of the few servers, and mediocre food.
They are usually very good but the food this time fell flat. Fish was over cooked, got one of our orders wrong and there was a long period of time without any water, after we asked for more. I think it would be just a one time thing because they were extremely busy, we sat about 25 min after our reservation time so I think the kitchen was just overwhelmed.