Summer House Santa Monica
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 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.
Had a great lunch, food was good and the service was outstanding. Also enjoyed the bakery to take home a treat for later!
Love the ambiance in this place. So many great menu items. We will definitely be back!
Came in for a friend’s birthday. Our server didn’t get to us until 20 minutes after we were seated. The food was great as always, but the service lacked. Not to mention, I had written in the reservation notes that we were celebrating a friend’s birthday, yet nothing special was done. The server didn’t even acknowledge the note. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 4 years and I know that communication between servers & hosts (staff in general) is key. Especially when it comes to a reservation with a special request/occasion. This was disappointing.
Acoustics are really poor in this location. Could barely hear my friend over the loud music.
Beautiful atmosphere with a glass roof letting in the light. Feels like being in California!
Great time! Love the look of the place and the food was amazing!
It was a beautiful summer day in Chicago. Even inside Summer House feels outside. We were accommodated with a better table after first table proved too noisy (kitchen, etc). Why didn’t they seat us there to start? Service, food, vibe: excellent. Always a pleasure dining here.
We are not this restaurant's demographic - doesn't matter, we loved it. The dining room is gorgeous with a huge open, retractable ceiling and white patio style furniture. The wait staff is terrific and the food was really good, I had the fish tacos which are pretty much everywhere now and my husband had the BLT which was on the "specials" menu - if you see it order it, just order it, it can't easily be explained.
Outstanding service and atmosphere. The food was good, not outstanding, and the side dish we ordered (sautéed spinach) was neither sautéed or seasoned. At all. I'll assume it was just a singular oversight in this particular case, and it won't keep me from going back, but we were kind of miffed. Important to note: Our server, the server in the next section, the host, and the busser were wonderful; all pleasant and engaging.
Great food and service. Wine is a little pricey for the quality.