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.
the food was really good! The service was good too. And the ambiance was the best part. We’d return.
I came here for lunch with some friends. It was a delightful experience. We sat in the sun-filled main dining area. We had to wear sunglasses inside because it was so bright! The decor is beachy and summery and it made me happy!! Everything we ordered was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and gave us excellent service. He was also extremely good looking which was an added bonus. I would come back in a heartbeat and I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a great meal in an inviting atmosphere.
An outstanding dining experience in every respect. Bartenders, waitress and every other staff member went out of their way to be helpful and pleasant. Food was delicious (my favorite was the lobster special). Their margaritas are to die for.
Hamburger for second time was over done but when sent back came back hustvrught
Great experience out on the patio. Amazing drinks in a great atmosphere. Servers are friendly and helpful. 100% recommend.
Service was not good neither was the food. The ambiance is nice. Just a place that looks good but everything else sucks. Wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone
The food was yummy! The place is light, bright and beautiful! The service was impeccable! We love Tony! His the best for brunch!
We’ve enjoyed this restaurant many times before. Unfortunately we won’t be going back. We had a fifteen minute wait on our reservation without any explanation or apology. Service was lackluster.
Great ambience, food and service. Drinks were yummy and the restaurant is clean and comfortable. Only negative was a crabby hostess.
Came for my friend’s birthday. We both had the delicious fresh poke bowls. Our server was terrific. We enjoyed a warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert. She surprised us with it at the end. Very thoughtful. Beautiful atmosphere.
The apps and the cookies were our favorite. The fish dishes had good flavor but the pastas lacked a bit in that department. Service was great. Fun, playful attitude. Attentive but not overbearing.
Absolutely love this restaurant - from menu, to service and just overall warmth and hospitality!
Love this restaurant! First time there - can't wait to return!
My favorite family celebratory VENUE! The staff is always so kind and the food is fantastic!
It was too loud but ask else was great
It is a little pricey but outside of that it was a wonderful time.
The atmosphere is really like no other! Not to mention the brunch is absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend this restaurant! They have a cute little bakery in the front of the restaurant as well if you're looking for a quick snack.
What a great place to spend a Sunday morning. The garage style doors were open to the fresh air making it feel like we really were in California. The mimosas were wonderful, made with fresh grapefruit juice I believe, and the food was fresh and tasty. Don't forget to grab a cookie on the way out! The salted chocolate chip are to die for!
Simply loved it. Lots of great gluten-free options!
I’ve been to this restaurant many times and this is the first time the food was not good. Over cooked halibut, dry and tasteless. Cauliflower appetizer tasted raw and bland. The drinks were pretty good but the food was very disappointing. Probably won’t return.
Great food. Service was pretty good.
Summer House Santa Monica has been the rave amongst my friend group for MONTHS and I finally got a chance to go! Drinks are good and reasonably priced, food is tasty, their veggie burger was delicious. The only thing I was pretty disappointed about was the fact that even though I had made an open table reservation and showed up on-time we still had to wait 20 min to get seated. Our server was amazing. Overall very good time. GET THE BURRATA.
Food is overpriced and not amazing, good vibes though.
Birthday - waitress was great!
Great waitress and experience, awesome atmosphere
Food was tasty, there was a decent wine and cocktail selection, and our waitress was friendly. The main disappointment was in the ambiance. There seem to be two sides of the restaurant: one side for adult parties and one much noisier side for parties with young children. I can certainly appreciate a restaurant that caters to all sorts of dining parties; however, I booked a reservation for 3 about 48 hours ahead of time and we arrived on time. We were an obvious party of adults, yet were seated in the center of the noisy side. Understandably some of the onus was on me to request a table on the quieter side upon being seated on the noisy side, but this snafu was an obvious observation missed by the host staff and something I find very frustrating.
I think this restaurant is a great spot for all kinds of dining occasions as long as you request to be seated on the appropriate side. I would dine there again and make a specific request to be seated on the quiet side of the restaurant.
Good meal and service. Lively atmosphere. However at Friday at 6pm it was the KID hour and some people have children who scream and cry and don't leave their table or do anything about it!
I always thought this restaurant was overrated and was never thrilled with my meal however I thought I’d give it another try and I’m so glad I did. There were several new additions to the menu and everything was excellent.
Great food, great service and spectacular atmosphere. I would definitely return.
Consistently excellent on all levels. That's why I love this place so much!
We have been to Summerhouse numerous times and have always had great experiences. This time was no exception. The food is consistently delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, light and bright with the ceiling atrium windows and the front windows that open, as is the private courtyard where we once had a family event. The waitstaff has always been efficient, friendly and helpful with suggestions which was true again with this experience where Natalia (sp?) was our server and offered great suggestions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. My only wish was that the guacamole appetizer was larger!
A wonderful place, would go back again.
Food, ambiance was great. It is a little on the pricey side and the service we had was not very fast.
Dinner was great! We really enjoyed sitting in front outside. The fish tacos were good with a lot of flavors, but the trout was terrific. The tuna watermelon app was fantastic, a perfect combination of flavors. Cocktails were tasty but nothing special. A little bit on the pricy side but great for a special occasion.
Great place to catch up with a friend for a simple/good meal.
So good! I went with my boyfriend and it was one of our favorite date places we’ve been so far. Everything we ordered was great, our waiter was wonderful and we never felt rushed even though it was a pretty busy night. Will definitely be going back!
Great summer menu, great server. Love the ambiance.
Great avocado toast, cinnamon bread pudding, grilled cheese with bacon and coffee. Great service.