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.
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.
Server was knowledgeable and engaging. Menu is varied and food is quite tasty. Specialty cocktails were excellent.
Love this place, was able to get a rez at 9pm
Nice room and reservation time was honored, but entree food portions are small given the price point.
I love Summer House Santa Monica. Never disappoints. Always going to something tasty!
Katherine was a great waitress and even gave our DePaul graduate a free cookie . Loved the poke bowl . Great place !!!!
We had a great Friday lunch at SHSM. My siblings and nephews are in town and the restaurant was great about accommodating two toddlers (especially since we arrived early). The ambience and decor are beautiful, the food and wine was very good, and the kid’s meal options were fantastic. I’ll definitely be back!
Our waiter was terrific! He was extremely conscientious about allergies. The weather was beautiful and we had a table by the open windows, which was lovely.
Excellent table service and very good food but way too noisy and frenetic in general.
The restaurant was clean. It had a great ambiance. It’s a little loud from the after work crowd, but that is to be expected. It’s a great date spot.
Lovely place to sit outside and have a nice lunch. Busy during the lunch hour so I recommend a reservation
I had a really great dinner with some friends. The place is beautiful. The food was tasty and the service was good! Will definitely come back.
Nice summer dining
Connor was a great server, will ask for her section the next time we visit.
This is a shout out to the young moms who use restaurants for their toddler's play date location. Please order out and enjoy your meal at home so those dining in the restaurant can enjoy ours. I am a mom of 3, not hating, just be courteous to those who hired a sitter or want to have a conversation during lunch/dinner.
We love to lunch here. I wish they had better true vegan options but they have lots of salads that can be veganized. They have tofu and avocado to help your salads and an awesome vegan chocolate chunk cookie (I just ask for seasalt on it.) kids meals are healthy and awesome. They come on a cute divided glass plate and have kids cups and plastic straws. (We all know toddlers chew up the cardboard straws) They are really good with allergens. And the Rose cart is awesome (AIX is my personal fav). The environment is bright and beachy. All the staff are friendly. You will need reservations especially weekend lunch/ brunch. Despite being packed most of the time the service is pretty quick.
Everything was good, we have been to the Summer House many times, it typically for brunch- this was our first dinner. My only suggestion for improvement would be to lessen the amount of stuff kept on the table. An entire thing of plates, full size salt & pepper, water glasses for 4, a canter of water and I feel like there was at least one more thing present... gave me anxiety that we were going to knock things off the table especially with two kids. All went well and we just kept taking things off but would be nicer if less stuff and more space for the food and wine!
Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service and food. Very family-friendly. A great gluten-free menu. Open and bright space. Feels like a happy place.
It’s was fun - for me a bit over-rated and too trendy...
Celebrating our daughter’s 21st birthday. I had mentioned this in my notes when I made the reservation. How fun when she was greeted with “Happy Birthday” when she arrived! Our server also presented her with ice cream & cookie with candle after our meal. Just perfect! Delicious food, excellent service and festive ambiance. Can’t wait to return!
The hostess was the hottest human I’ve ever seen
Summer House is an enjoyable venue, however, the menu is very limited. The food and service were very good.
Great service and fab atmosphere!
Phenomenal food and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!
Wonderful ambiance and delicious food! A little slice of SoCal in Chicago.
Everything was really good, except the burrata was very bland!
The food is great and the service is friendly helpful and attentive. It is a bit too noisy for intimate conversation, but fun nonetheless.
First time at the restaurant. Loved the atmosphere with the doors open, Our server was very helpful particularly since it was our first time
The scallops were wonderful! My friends enjoyed their dinners as well. Summer House never disappoints
Food was outstanding and our server Megan was a gem. Can’t wait to go back
Overpriced for everyday dinning. Chicken entre was $32. Salmon $27.
Nice staff. Great service. Food prompt and very good. Had Acapulco omelette with jalapeños. Eggs were cooked perfectly with perfectly melted cheese inside. Hash browns quite delicious...seemed to have a little added flat but not sure what. Wasn’t overpowering....worked very well. Open air beach style was enjoyable on a not too hot sunny Sunday morning. Lots of kids but tolerable noise. Clean. Good coffee. Cold water with fruit flavor available while you wait. We enjoyed and will certainly return often.
Service and ambiance is beautiful, but we were not impressed with the food we got.
Great atmosphere, good food but the wine was pricey!
My salmon was great. As soon as I saw my husbands trout, I knew he was disappointed. 2 skinny dry pieces of fish on very small portion of mashed potatoes. Should be taken off menu. Beautiful restaurant
Yes! This place was great. Lots of natural light filters in through the sun roof. White walls give it a clean, crisp feel. The plants add color and a refreshing touch to the atmosphere. Beautiful ferns!!! Lots of people, all ages, all sizes, all forms of dress. The server was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, albeit on the pricey side. The cocktail I ordered (something with vodka and lavender, I think) was SOOOO yummy. A big sign hangs in the main dining area that simply reads, "Yes." It reminded me to be more open and accepting of good things headed my way. This was a delightful dining experience, if you don't mind dishing out a little extra cash for refreshing ambiance.
Great place for lunch...
Great ambiance but very pricy for the value. I enjoyed but couldn't believe how expensive for what we ordered!
Loved our laid back lunch in the main sunny dining room!
it was a very nice afternoon. We were not rushed and our waiter was great.
We had the best waiter. He was so nice and the food was great.