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Summer House Santa Monica

4.7
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 4162 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdineout
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had phenomenal service from Elena Tubirdy! Great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipvanillatwist
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Super nice venue

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mTredway
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
79 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
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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CassieH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Kimberly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipHayles
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Celebrating a birthday. Had an ‘outside’ table. The service was really good, food fab.... love The Summer House!

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vipdineout
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipmitchellW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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KathyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

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vipHartej
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Love this neighborhood spot. They have good food/cocktails, wines, and are always accommodating!

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vipmdgcm01
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing with an early reservation (5:00). Will return!

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SilviaL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been there for a business meeting! Everything was delicious!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambience was great and the food and service was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was pretty subpar. People came in after us and ate and left before we received our food. Overhyped for the brunch.

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vipTLPMM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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

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JevinK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was great, and the value was even better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every visit is a special occasion nowadays:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was a wonderful bartender with great drink and food recommendations!

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SamR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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,