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, offers a variety of our signature fresh-baked pastries, cookies, sourdough English muffins, along with locally sourced coffee and specialty espresso drinks.
BRUNCH: Saturdays & Sundays 8:00am-3:00pm
Accommodating parties of 10-250 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 cookie/bakery orders, perfect for when you want to host events at home & offer a special treat for your guests!
To inquire about private parties or off-premise catering, call our Catering Department at (773) 634-4100.
Halsted Bus, Route #8
Armitage Bus, Route #73
Host your next event at Summer House Santa Monica! The restaurant is designed to evoke the atmosphere of a summer beach house with warm tones and a large glass ceiling positioned directly over the dining room creating the perfect ambiance for socializing & celebrating.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
It's summer year round at Summer House Santa Monica. Don your finest Lululemon and chambray in an upscale dining environment.
Delicious! The crispy potatoes were my JAM! So goo!
Food better than I remembered. Service fine at the start but difficult to flag anyone down for anything after the food was set down on the table (ketchup, more iced tea, check)
I came with a friend whom I haven't seen in a while. We sat outside amid all of the sirens and truck traffic, but it was wonderful. I love the sounds of the city, and the food was the best.
The food here is constantly good. This time I had the burger and it was delicious. Also their fries are the best!!! Thin and crispy
Incredible and Sincere Service from our waiter and the hostess stand always accommodating - they were able to get us in 15 minutes early --
A+ Brunch Food!
Thank you Summer house-- also GREATEST COOKIES- Take some home!
Great Service! Tuna Tostada App was amazing! Summer Water in tap is a must
Beautiful restaurant! Great service! Food average— not too many options. Pricey food - beach salad ; a huge bowl of romaine lett, has to dig for corn, chicken avocado blue cheese: all for $19. That was a joke!
Went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed brunch! Everything was delicious!
Really noisy. Ouch.
This place never fails to deliver. It brings the great parts of the outdoors in while keeping the bad elements out.
The food is always on point and fresh. The variety of the menu has something for everyone.
My mother loves this place. I have several food allergies and was still able to find options, so that’s a bonus! I just thought my veggie burger was bland. And the avocados on my sandwich were a tad brown but I know that fruit can be tricky. Our server was warm and attentive despite having several tables. I will be back to try a salad or something new on the menu. Enjoyed the avocado toast before and the fruit was perfectly bright green when I ordered that meal. Can’t beat the ambiance if you like California.
Great place for a leisurely lunch with friends. The salads are excellent, and my friend had a salmon burger that she loved. This was her birthday, and our waiter brought her a gigantic cookie with a scoop of ice-cream topped by a candle. She loved it.
Simply outstanding, quality, service, and atmosphere, all were exceptional ! Love this place ... definitely a favorite to visit again!
Food was good, but came out cold. Ordered an egg sandwich, so the cold eggs really took away from the solid flavor.
Light and airy with ample energy and high spirits, Summer House is a truly fun spot with an appealing menu and very good service. But but but... brunch dishes all emerged lukewarm at best and soon turned cold (inedibly so) from the powerful draft that swept across the table at frequent intervals. Understood the high ceilings present a real challenge to climate control but this was just a fail. (We did send some of the dishes back for reheating but that barely made a dent and disrupted the rhythm of the meal.) Our server was entirely sympathetic and did what she could to salvage things. Considering we were there with out of town guests it became something of an embarrassment. Oh - and the sound level is really, really high (aided by the incessant disco-like soundtrack). So beware if you don't feel like screaming!
Third time at Summer house and the food was a delicious as the 1st two times. We ordered the mussels to start. Came in a small pot. At 1st you think there's not much but after eating only half you realize how much is actually provided. The main course was the gnocchi and tacos. Can never go wrong with either. The only disappointment is the lack of a true finisher/dessert. nothing is really worthy of following a great meal.
They gave us free champagne for our anniversary based on our open table booking!
Great food and ambiance. We just love this place. The food is always fresh and service spectacular
You'll feel like you're in California instead of on Halsted St. Delicious, fresh ingredients, generous portions, and a menu that accommodated everyone from kids to vegan to gluten-free diners made everyone happy. Our server was attentive without hovering. Seating in the bar area is quieter and a more comfortable temperature; seating in the "Vitamin D room" is sunny and bright, but a bit louder, and cooler due to blowing from air vents. Make reservations to assure that you don't have a long wait.
Summerhouse was so good! The food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful, the natural light really DOES it! But the service could have been better, we had to flag down our waiter a number of times. It just depends on who you get! But otherwise, I would definitely go back!
All four people at our table ordered the $16+ avocado toast. Very, very bland. My matcha cocktail was nice, but that avocado toast... it needed salt, to say the least.
The roasted brussel sprouts and the sashimi plate we're both extremely salty. The decor of the place was super nice though!
The restaurant is a typical Lettuce Entertain You spot. The food is good but not great The services are excellent and the prices over the top. They are able to get away with it because the millennial's flock to the spot and think that it is hip.
Nice bright place but a bit pricey for lunch. I had a $14 Emerald kale salad . The kale was tough and 90 percent of the salad. Scant amount of brussels, apples and cashews failed to give the salad balance or flavor. Not what I expect based on how good the food has been there over the years. Burgers, ahi tuna watermelon toaradas, pasta pomodoro highly recommmended.
This rating is actually for dinner at Summer House. We have been to brunch there several times and enjoy it very much. Food at brunch is savory and very good. We have also been to dinner there three times, and each time the food was just not savory. Unimaginatively seasoned, somewhat overcooked, and overall just blah. Deserts are great, though. We will not go back for dinner.
Our dining experience at Summer House was nothing short of perfect. Really good food, wine, dessert and fantastic service.
Amazing plate presentation. service always excellent
This place makes you feel as if you are on vacation. The food was very fresh and really good. Our waiter was awesome. He was very knowledgeable of the menu items with great descriptions. The staff even divided our dishes up amongst my friends and I, so that we would get to taste all three options we had ordered. I will definitely be returning.
Love this place!
Flies buzzing around everywhere — disgusting!! Tabletop broken and they didn’t offer to move us. Noise level unbearable. Food was nothing special and it took forever to come out. Extremely disappointing experience. Will not be back.
Took a group of friends, both local and visitors from out of town, here for brunch and everything was terrific as always!
Location and ambiance are fantastic! It literally transports you seaside. Great feel. Food was ok. Not spectacular, but good. What we were most disappointed by was they service. We were seated at a high top near the hostess station. Got very little attention from our server and witnessed some somewhat snobby behaviors from the two young women who were hosting and seating guests. It was off-putting by us "middle-agers" to witness given the surroundings and menu offered. Hostesses should be welcoming, energized, make you feel like they were waiting for you to arrive. We felt a bit out of place unfortunately. And we have a bit more scratch to throw around on the Rose Cart and Sexy AF offerings. Just didn't hit our top 10 of repeats. Sadly. Would give it another go just for comparison. Not because we're dying to go again.
I don’t have a single bad thing to say. It was awesome! And also kid friendly which is extra bonus points in my book
Went for brunch. Ambiance was great but the food was just average.
We love the food and place. A very nice breakfast in the city. We were early so we had time to find parking and it’s not yet busy on a Sunday. Ambience is great.
Beautiful ambiance, with amazing service!
Trendy atmosphere, waitstaff very friendly, but not attentive. Bar service not best. For the price , should be better quality.
Service is always slow
Nice place to enjoy good food and good atmosphere!!!