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Summer House Santa Monica
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Thai Basil Tuna
poached eggs, hass avocado, scallion mascarpone, whole wheat brioche
Ice Cream Sandwich
housemade malted chocolate chip cookies, vanilla bean ice cream
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!
Loved it!! They are taking really good measures with COVID-19, the food was amazing and the ambiance was so nice!!
Great time! Great mimosas! Back patio is super cute! Safe and clean pandemic dining at its best!
First time here and really enjoyed the food and the experience. Restaurant atmosphere was great would come again
Had phenomenal service from Elena Tubirdy! Great restaurant.
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.
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!
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.
I love to eat at Summer House. The service is fantastic, and the food is always terrific.
Super nice venue
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.
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.
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
Average service, unlikely to return business.
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.
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.
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
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!
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....
It was such a great atmosphere, and the food was really good.
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.
Decor is very cool, fun. Perfect brunch spot. Hosts and bakery cashier seem a bit tense and uneasy. But our server was great. Food was very fresh and delicious.
I LOVE Summer House! I’ve been there a few times, but the last time I was there I got their fried chicken sandwich...I kid you not, THE BEST fried chicken sandwich I’ve ever had! Everything else was stellar too: great ambience, our server was super sweet, and it was just a nice, relaxing time. Can’t wait to go back!
Was the food, service, and atmosphere enjoyable? Absolutely. Was it worth $57 for an arugula salad and two drinks? Absolutely not. No part of my time here was "bad", however the price value for you get for "California Beach Vibes" is not worth it. There are far better, cheaper, and more cultured places to go to in Chicago.
Great as usual. Celebrating a birthday. Had an ‘outside’ table. The service was really good, food fab.... love The Summer House!
We sat outside on the back patio. The food was all delicious. All of the social distancing practices they have in place to keep everyone safe are great! Lettuce Entertain You is great at taking care of its customers!
My daughter and I ordered the skirt steak. Both were SO salty that we could barely eat them. They were tender though. And, for the price paid, the serving was extremely small. Not worth it at all. On top of that, they didn't even have desserts. Just a cookie. Maybe it is the COVID-19 situation, but for a Lettuce restaurant, I was not impressed and actually was disappointed. Will be a long time until I revisit.
We’ve had server Anthony in the past but this time he was off I guess kind of short with us. I had to ask for water refill and I ordered suds if fries which I didn’t receive. I’m gluten free I ordered the halibut usually my meal has an allergy stick but this time nothing so I asked Anthony and he just blew me off saying yeah
Great service! Love this neighborhood spot. They have good food/cocktails, wines, and are always accommodating!
Good social distancing with an early reservation (5:00). Will return!
We’ve been there for a business meeting! Everything was delicious!
We had a fantastic time at Summer House. Service was fantastic and staff was super friendly. They even personally thanked us for coming in which we thought was very nice. I went with a girlfriend. We had to bring our young daughters with us. But still a nice vibe. Perfect place for a girl's day while also being family friendly. We will definitely be returning.
The Ambience was great and the food and service was perfect
The service was pretty subpar. People came in after us and ate and left before we received our food. Overhyped for the brunch.
Normally an incredible restaurant. Maybe bc of COVID things were off. My burrata was melted to my plate, my friend's martini was warm, I ordered my drink when we sat down and got it during the main course (asked a few times) Gazpacho was pretty unpleasant. Normally excellent. I'll go back but maybe not during COVID
The ambiance and service was great, and the value was even better
The service was not the best. We asked for ranch and the server would just get a small container in a group of 3. We had to ask multiple times. Also she would not come to check on water refills. We ordered the avocado toast which was burnt the first tone and not so great the second time. The ambience was really nice.
Every visit is a special occasion nowadays:)
Jessica was a wonderful bartender with great drink and food recommendations!
This is my second time at Summer House. The food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the breakfast burrito and it was amazing. Our waitress was also very good. She was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The one "con" of the experience was the hostess. After we had been at the table for awhile, she came over to let us know, that due to COVID-19, there was a 2 hour maximum for each reservation. However, the same hostess failed to tell us that at the beginning and clearly was not communicating with the wait staff because our waitress had just asked us whether we wanted another round of drinks - which we ordered. So, the last round was rushed and we were not able to enjoy our drinks. Obviously, had the hostess mentioned the two hour limit at the beginning,