Summer House Santa Monica
The menu is California inspired and focuses on market driven ingredients, local and sustainable farming, and seasonal specialties, all complemented by a carefully curated list of California and Pacific North Coast wines.
The Market counter, shared with Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, offers a variety of our signature fresh-baked pastries, cookies, sourdough English muffins, along with locally sourced coffee and specialty espresso drinks.
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Lunch menu was not terribly interesting and food was mediocre, at best.
The food and service were great!!!
This is a beautiful restaurant with nice large tables for a group. The food always feels overpriced for the taste and portions but the atmosphere makes up for it. The cookies are beautiful but lacking in flavor.
Perfect place to escape the cold Chicago winter!
Our server was AMAZING!! Weather was horrible so we were running late for our reservation and had a show to catch down the street. He was overly accommodating and made every effort to take our orders quickly so we can make the show...which we did thanks to him! And enjoyed a delicious meal on top of it. The hostess was also extremely friendly and quickly got a table for us despite being over a half hour late. Overall great experience!
We go here every year for my husband’s birthday. The staff is kind and thoughtful, and the atmosphere is perfect for a sweet occasion.
Great service as always. Love this for lunchtimes and brunch! Bit sad they have taken poke bowl off menu for weekends only! But otherwise always a local fave
We had a reservation on a weeknight at a relatively late hour, and were seated promptly. The room is always a delight to entire because it is so light and airy, as you would expect based on the name of the restaurant.
The staff is always friendly and helpful. The menu is moderately changed, although we don't go often enough to know how often. At least they keep the Brussels sprouts, which set the tone years ago for how they are now prepared everywhere else. They're great.
Like almost all the other restaurants to where we have been lately, it seems the servers do a disappearing act at the end of the evening, and you have to find someone to get your bill and then to take your payment. It's annoying. However, considering that the food is tasty and priced within reason, and the atmosphere is bright and lively, and the bulk of the service is good , it won't keep us from coming back.
The desserts in the little bake shop when you walk in are as good as anything on the menu!
My son’s bday!
$18 for a Cobb salad???? Give me a break. Service is horrendous. Took 25 minutes after asking for our bill to even get the waiters attention. Never going back
We’d a employee meeting. Great ambiance, good food.
We loved the Zinfandel Taft. Salmon on spinach was amazing.
Interesting menu selections and good use of local-sourced food when possible.
Why is there a $2.00 surcharge for non mixed or drinks served with ice or straight up? It’s truly tacky. Just charge $2.00 more for the drink. No one would care and it would not allow bad mouthing the restaurant.
Great server! Was so friendly and helpful
Excellent lunch with nice choices including butternut squash soup and a great guac and salsa plate. Good burger, turkey club and salad options with fresh, unique ingredients. Great roasted brussel sprouts!
Rather ordinary quality of basic breakfast foods for the money. Need to up their game for bacon (rubbery) and eggs (bland) and create more tasty, pliable toast (stolid, lacks chewiness.)
Love the ambience here - such a bright sunny room. We had early brunch on a Saturday - so happy to find a place that opens earlier than 10 am. Our meals were well portioned and delicious - I tried the granola and yogurt parfait, which was more than enough food for me - the berries were sweet, even at this time of year. We will definitely be back.
Went with husband and 2 kids (8 and 5) and had a great experience! Would love to go back and try without kids. We went on a friday around 4pm. It was kid-friendly, both kids actually raved about the food they got (colorable kid menu with crayons). Wine is very expensive, in my opinion (9 oz. of rose on tap was $19) but other food items seemed reasonably priced (kids meals start at $5.95). Highly recommend!
Lindsey was a wonderful server.
Excellent food and drink
We love Summer House. A nice experience in Lincoln Park.
Always great food, comfortable ambiance, never to cramped or crowded, polite service
New Years eve
The food is always great! The service top notch - this is definitely a place to visit!
Get the spicy avocado grilled cheese. Amazing!!!
Everything was great, as it always is when I am there