Summer House Santa Monica

California-Inspired American Restaurant

Inside Summer House, guests will find a laid-back, friendly vibe with an environment reminiscent of a beach house. Complete with California-inspired decor, the chef-driven menu highlights simple, handcrafted dishes prepared with local and seasonal ingredients, many of which are prepared on a wood-fire grill. The eclectic menu is a crowd pleaser with options such as Ahi Tuna Tostadas, Hand-Rolled Sushi, Tacos and Wood-Grilled Fish. Summer House offers a carefully curated selection of Californian wine to complement each menu item as well as chef-crafted cocktails, zero-proof cocktails, and draft and bottled beers. A bakery counter, shared with Stella Barra Pizzeria, serves a selection of freshly baked breakfast pastries, muffins and Chef Jeff Mahin’s famous cookie selection. No matter the season or the weather, you will be transported to Summer.

Locations

  • Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL

    Chicago, Lincoln Park
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
    60614

    • Phone:
      (773) 634-4100
    • Fax:
      189
    • Hours of Operation
      M-Th 11:00am-10:00pm
      Fri 11:00am-11:00pm
      Sat 8:00am-11:00pm
      Sun 8:00am-10:00pm

  • Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD

    Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD

    Washington D.C. Area, Bethesda, MD
    Pike & Rose
    11825 Grand Park Ave
    North Bethesda, MD
    20852

    • Phone:
      (301) 881-2381
    • Fax:
      200
    • Hours of Operation
      Mon-Th 11:00am-10:00pm
      Fri 11:00am-11:00pm
      Sat 8:00am-11:00pm
      Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Events & Promotions

    Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 22nd

    Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 22, 2017; Lunch & Dinner Daily
    CONTACT: 301-881-2381

    Summer House’s special Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week menus offer an expansive choice of handcrafted starters, entrees and desserts, all prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. The prix-fixe lunch menu is available for $16 per guest and the dinner menu is available for $36 per guest + tax, gratuity not included. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 301-881-2381.

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    Friday, January 27th to Thursday, February 9th

    Chicago Restaurant Week at Summer House

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Friday, January 27 - February 9, 2017
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Give your Restaurant Week experience some beachside vibes by dining at Summer House Santa Monica for dinner, lunch, or weekend brunch. Our prix-fixe three-course menus feature a wide variety of our California-inspired cuisine so that you can craft your perfect meal. Enjoy our weekend brunch or weekday lunch menu for $22 and our dinner menu, which includes a wine pairing, for $44 per guest + tax, gratuity not included.

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    Tuesday, January 31st

    Wine Dinner Series: Santa Barbara

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30PM-8:30PM
    CONTACT: Tickets: 773-634-4100

    Summer House and Stella Barra present our Winter Wine Dinner Series, exploring an off-menu selection of Old World and New World wines, hand-picked by Lettuce Entertain You Wine Director and Sommelier Ryan Arnold. This first event on January 31 will focus on a variety of Santa Barbara wines – beyond the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals that are most commonly associated with the region.

    Wednesday, February 22: Tuscany & Sangiovese, highlighting Siena, Florence, Pisa and ChiantiTuesday, March 28: Chile, Argentina & South Africa, exploring New World wines outside of the United States

    Purchase a single dinner ticket for $85 per guest + tax, gratuity not included, or opt for the series pass and attend all three dinners for $220.

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    Sunday, February 5th

    Big Game Pj Brunch

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Sunday, February 5, 2017, Brunch 8:00AM–4:00PM (Closed for Dinner)
    CONTACT: 301-881-2381

    Whether you're looking to huddle up with friends before the game, or just enjoy a delicious brunch in your cozy pajamas, all are invited to our Big Game PJ Brunch! Roll out of bed—quite literally—and head straight to Summer House to enjoy a selection of sweet and savory brunch favorites like Caramelized French Toast, Chicken & Waffle with poblano-honey butter, Classic Eggs Benedict, and more.

    That’s not all! Guests who show up and dine in their pajamas or wearing their favorite team’s jersey will receive Summer House gift cards equal to the price of their meal (minus tax/gratuity), to use toward a future visit. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Summer House in North Bethesda at 301-881-2381.

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    Tuesday, February 7th

    Winemaker Dinner with Matt Bonanno

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30PM
    CONTACT: Tickets: 301-881-2381

    Summer House and Stella Barra are excited to welcome Owner/ Winemaker Matt Bonanno of BonAnno Wines in Napa, California for a four-course dinner created by our culinary team. The menu will highlight some of our seasonal specialties like Seafood Tostadas and Grilled Spicy Calamari & White Bean Salad, and a House-Ground Prime Beef Burger with red wine-marinated tropea onion on a housemade brioche roll, and concludes with Classic Dark Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Featured wine pairings include Chardonnay “Carneros,” Napa Valley 2014, Pinot Noir “Carneros,” Napa Valley 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010 and 2013. Click here for the full menu. The event is $65 per guest (tax and gratuity not included). Space is limited; for tickets please call Summer House at 301-881-2381.

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Open Positions

  • Barista

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Busser

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Cook - Line

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Upscale Dining

  • Cook - Line

    Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    Pike & Rose
    11825 Grand Park Ave
    North Bethesda, MD 20852
    (301) 881-2381
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time

    Upscale Dining

  • Cook - Prep

    Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    Pike & Rose
    11825 Grand Park Ave
    North Bethesda, MD 20852
    (301) 881-2381
    Shift: AM, Full Time

    Upscale Dining

  • Cook - Sushi

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Upscale Dining

  • Food Runner

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Upscale Dining

  • Stocker

    Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    1954 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 634-4100
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Upscale Dining