Summer House Santa Monica
The California-inspired menu from Chef Ben Goodnick highlights seasonal specialties made from scratch with locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients, along with market-driven pastas, artisan pizzas, and antipasti. Although the menu changes often with seasonal items, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are always provided.
At the Market counter, enjoy an irresistible selection of house-baked pastries, sourdough English muffins and signature oversized cookies, made fresh daily by Pastry Chef Erin Mooney.
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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
spicy tomato sauce, fresh herbs, arugula salad
caramelized brussels sprouts
balsamic vinegar, parmigiano reggiano
Hass Avocado Toast
tomatoes, scallion mascarpone, poached eggs, house country bread
Everything was phenomenal. It was very busy so we waited about 15 minutes for our table but there was a nice waiting area. The food was delicious. Favorites were the truffle Parmesan fries, brussel sprouts and prosciutto & egg pizza! Our server Jake was great and on top of everything. We will definitely be back
Went for brunch with my girls. Couldn't have been a nicer experience. Food was excellent. Service was good and we did not feel rushed.
Weird night at SHSM. Main restaurant was sold out for a private event so all patrons were jammed into Stella Barra space. Not my expectation when I made a reservation. Food was poorly prepared which is unexpected for SH...must be bc of the big event. My halibut was way overcooked and my friends well done steak was literally tartare. 3/4 meals were basically inedible. Our server was attentive at first but then disappeared before our meals were served and we never saw her again until she brought the dessert menus. Staffing is tight...I get it. Not our best experience, TBH. Cookies were amazing as always.
Seeing an old friend. Enjoyed our salads with grilled chicken. The m&m cookie was amazing. Next time
We must try the truffle fries! Our server was excellent!
We ordered a crispy chicken sandwich, Malibu peanut noodle salad, shaved mushroom pizza, spicy pasta alla vodka w/a meatball and a bowl of their seasonal forest mushroom bisque. Food was great other than part of my pizza was burnt. You’d think they would have questioned serving it to me as it clearly wasn’t described as “blackened!” Seasonal forest mushroom bisque was exceptional! This is our 3rd time visiting the Summer House this year. We visit every time we come to town.
Great menu selection. A bit pricey for a more relaxed place. Great atmosphere. Service was also terrific.
Understaffed, overpriced, fair quality, waited 30 minutes for my reservation was told at arrival they were 10-15 minutes behind, bars were closed told to go down the street in the rain if I wanted a cocktail Not returning
always a great time when I come here, food is always good and the portions are big enough I'm always taking something home.
Delicious food, Cali-inspired ambiance makes for a perfect fun lunch day out!!
This is one of my fave spots in the neighborhood and even in Chicago. Love the vibe and food.
However yesterday we were a little less enthusiastic, the tuna watermelon avocado tartare was very very salty.
Rest, lovely as always!! Ps. Your hosts are very friendly nowadays, thnx!!!
Food is amazing and on the higher side but we’ll worth it. Drinks are unique and delicious. Will be back again soon
Went here for Sunday brunch and had a great experience. The restaurant is beautiful aesthetically with a great brunch menu. Everything we had was delicious!
Arrived on time for reservation, but were made to wait for a table (plenty of empty tables available, all clean). Maybe a covid staffing issue, but the restaurant was not busy and there appeared to be plenty of people working. Our service at the table was great; the hosts could use training. Food was marginal, chocolate cake for dessert was delicious.
Great service and food
I had the salmon breakfast sandwich...didnt love it but the truffle fries were amazing!
Service was extremely slow, 3% surcharge is off putting. Would rather tip employees extra.
Dinner with new friends
Had a reservation at 7:30. Sat down at 8:15. Once we sat down it was great but the wait was frustrating.
Great food choices. Salads are healthy and large. Excellent ambience.
We are a senior (I’m 92, she’s 77) for a 7:15 reservation time, so we were right in the busiest and probably the loudest time. But the service and the servings were excellent. We will be back!
Food was good
It was wonderful from start to finish!
Our server, Joey X, was amazing. He knew the menu extremely well and was able to give us recommendations. He definitely insured that we had a very enjoyable experience. The food was amazing and we will definitely be returning in the future!
Went not for the first time but wasn’t pleased with the service. My waitress frequented every table but ours. Food was as good as usual but still tasty.
Loved the vibe and the food and drinks. Definitely a great Brunch spot in a cute neighborhood.
I absolutely love Summer House. It’s one of my all time favorites. I did not give it five stars across the board because this trip was a bit different from all my other visits. The food was great and our server was excellent. The issue I had was where my family and I were initially seated.
This is a nice size seating area and they have expanded since COVID. There were plenty of open seats throughout the restaurant. Please know, I understand needing to spread out the guests to accommodate the servers’ load, but what I could not comprehend is why all the African American patrons were place in the back, dimly lit patio. Literally, I do mean all the African Americans. My family and I promptly went back to the hostess and stated we were not sitting in the back. We were then seated in the main part of the restaurant.
I expect today’s businesses to be better than this.
Service took a while to get our order but food arrived fast. I know everyone is understaffed so all in all it was a good experience. The left side dining room does feel quite a bit darker than the right and I’d never eaten on that side on previous visits so didn’t realize I should have requested bar or outdoor seating. Cocktail was tasty but strong. Truffle fries were crispy and delish. Cobb salad was more filling than I expected! But for 2 drinks (1 non-alc), fries and 2 salads, our bill was almost $80 before tip. Bit pricey but worth it for a once in a while tasty brunch with a bougie Cali ambiance.
Excellent food and cocktails with excellent service in a great space!
A little pricey but delicious!!
Love Summer House and it's a great place for lunch or dinner. Had the ceasar salad with chicken and it was delicious. Our server, Jake, recommended a great bottle of wine. You can't leave without checking out their amazing cookie selection (Oatmeal Apple, thank you)!