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
Great service and the food was absolutely delicious. Although the ahi tuna watermelon appetizer was very small for the price. But I will say, it’s one of the best dishes I’ve ever had.
I had a girlfriends lunch date this afternoon and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and I loved atmosphere and the Rose wine. What a wonderful treat! Thank you..
Good food, service was okay. But it was really expensive.
Had dinner with my wife and son on Sunday evening. This is One of our favorite in Lincoln Park. Food is always fresh and consistent. Best Turkey burger and fries! The atmosphere is always upbeat and pleasant. The service is always good but this time it was outstanding! Our server was Anwar sp? He made the night special, very friendly, great service a real pro !
our server was incredible! so nice and brought us a birthday treat!
I didn't feel my waiter was honest about what was actually good on the menu. He replied "that's my favorite " to everything we picked but otherwise he was great and the food we picked was excellent. Portions we small but that was good. Avoid the Pablano Escobar cocktail.
Had a wonderful time at Summer House Santa Monica. Our waiter, Brad, was wonderful in every way. There were some mistakes in the order and bill, but they were quickly taken care of. We had a sushi roll as an appetizer, which was delicious. I had the salmon, which was excellent. My husband had the filet, which he enjoyed very much, including the onion rings. The only thing I would comment on was the fact that the fans were blowing so hard, that our food got cold very quickly. Otherwise, it was a fun time.
We are repeat customers, live in the neighborhood, and love coming to Summer House. Any friends or family that visit we always strongly recommend it. Great food, excellent service and a great environment and ambiance that helps to forget that it’s mid- winter outside.
One of our favorite restaurants when we are in Chicago. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.
It was good. Portion sizes seem to have gone down since my last visit
Amazing food and staff-highly recommend!!
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Cannot day enough good things about our waiter and extra service.
Great spot for Sunday brunch!
Staff was very accommodating of us being late for our reservation, however, once we were there our table was given to someone else. After waiting 30 min, we had to ask again for our table and they were friendly about the mistake. Prices are a little high but the ambiance is great.
I’ve been coming to this restaurant since it opened and the food and service is always consistently good. This last time we were there they had the a/c blowing so cold my daughter had to wear her jacket throughout dinner, my wife and I were very cold as well. After observing several other diners with their coats on we knew we were not the only ones. We asked our waitress if they could turn down the a/c or at least the blower. She went to what looked like a manager or assistant manager and he shook his head no and seemed annoyed. He didn’t come over and apologize or explain why he couldn’t accommodate our request. Given that My family and I go regularly to this restaurant and I have had several private events here I will be calling their corporate office to voice my displeasure with how the manager decided to handle.
Food was is always consistently good and that night was no exception.
Always great! Nice staff, delicious food, one of my faves in the neighborhood.
My salad was on the salty side. But the sun was shining through the glass ceiling so that made up for it
I come here all the time with my kids and also
For casual nights with girlfriends. Feels
Like summer on cold Chicago days.
Friends eating out
Summer House is a reliably great meal with good choices and excellent service.
Beautiful dining room, really enjoyed the rosé list and the tacos were great! Very attentive staff as well.
Food was good but overpriced. Lovely, fun, upbeat ambiance and the service was friendly and attentive.
Gluten free cookies are AWESOME!!!
Chaotic at best. Service suffered despite a good effort. Bus boys rushed to clear the table although there were 10+ tables open. Meh
Our original reservation was for 3 people. An additional person was added the day before and a 5th person was added the same day as our reservation. Summer House accommodated us and they did so very graciously. Our server never rushed us and answered all our questions. The food was good, but the guacamole and hummus was outstanding. We’ll be back.
It’s Santa Monica in Chicago. Clean breeze and all. I love this place.
My parents and I went for lunch on a Wednesday and our waiter seemed less than thrilled to be there. The food took quite awhile, did not get the order right and the food in my opinion was overpriced for what it was.
On a positive note, we grabbed a couple of cookies on our way out and the gentleman working at the counter was very friendly and pleasant.
I recently lunched at Summer House Santa Monica. I liked the bright, open, California feel, especially on a February day. My server was terrific and friendly. Food was food, but not outstanding. My salmon burger was essentially the salmon version of a crab cake. It was tasty, but difficult to eat. I ended up eating it with a knife and fork. The squash soup while good, had pepitas in which seemed rather interruptive! With tip, my bill for soup, sandwich and a club soda was over $30. Overall, Sommer House is good, but a little pricey and I probably would not go out of my way to return.
always a nice place for lunch and dinner. Casual, nice lite fare options and a large menu with something for everyone.
Good for gluten free
Dinner with an old girlfriend who was visiting, unfortunately we did not have the best experience. The waiter was very young and did not visit our table very often. The food we ordered was served missing ingredients, onion rings were so greasy, not edible - and we could not event tell her as she never came back after delivering the plate. too bad.
Always good, consistent food choices.
Service amazing---have had Sam in the past---just so sweet and a thoughtful server. She's very thorough so I think of her more as a personal hostess to the table.
Great ambiance and delicious food!! A breath of sunshine in the middle of our gray winters!! Recommend it highly!!
The food and the service provided by summer house was typical of a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant excellent. No other words can describe this restaurant.
Brunch in the Vitamin D Room was just what the doctor ordered!
After waiting 20+ minutes for our reservation we felt very rushed. They kept trying to clear our plates and often did so while food was still in our mouths, not the best experience
We were a little put off when were finally seated for our 7pm reservation at 7:40...but besides that the service was good and the food was great. If it's the weekend, be prepared to wait a little while even if you have a reservation.
Anniversary Dinner - Awesome experience, great food, even better vibes
They seated our party of 5 at a table for 6, after about five minutes the hostess came back to ask us to leave the table because they needed it for someone else. We then had to wait 10 minutes after that and were seated at another table for 6 in the area with the bar. Not once did anyone apologize and I’m sure the only reason my party was asked to move was because we were all 17 year olds, no restaurant would’ve done this to adults.
The food was a bit of a let down. I remember the last time I was here everything was phenomenal. It was just a tad disappointing.
A warm, inviting space, especially on a cold Chicago night. Servers and staff were friendly and efficient. Interesting menu covers many types of cuisines. Vegetarian friendly and they do have gluten free hamburger buns. Which is good, because the hamburgers are amazing. Other favorite dishes include the brussels sprouts app and the cauliflower steak. If it is a busy night, I recommend buying your favorite bakery items while you are waiting to be seated, or when you place your drinks/apps order. By the time we got to dessert after our 8:30 dinner reservation, most of the bakery was sold out--notably the gluten free cookies. :((