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

    Tuesday, April 4th

    Wine Dinner Series: Honig Winery

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30PM-8:30PM
    CONTACT: 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. We are excited to welcome winemaker Michael Honig of Honig Winery for a multi-course menu paired with wines from this family-owned, sustainably grown and solar powered vineyard in Napa Valley, California.

    The event is priced at $85 per guest + tax, gratuity not included. Space is limited! Please call 773-634-4100 or email Katie at kheika@leye.com.

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    Monday, April 10th to Tuesday, April 11th

    Celebrate Passover at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, from 5:30PM - 9:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Celebrate Passover at Summer House Santa Monica! Executive Chef Ben Goodnick is serving a special holiday menu for Passover this year, available on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, between 5:30PM and 9:00PM. Enjoy a traditional Passover menu featuring a Seder Plate with matzo and a variety of Passover staples including Matzo Ball Soup, Housemade Gefilte Fish and Chopped Liver, followed by Slow-Braised Beef Brisket and Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert. Dinner is served family style for $44.95 per guest and $17.95 for children under 12, plus tax (gratuity not included). Advanced reservations are highly recommended; please reserve by calling Summer House Santa Monica at 773-634-4100. Click here for the full menu.

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    Monday, April 10th to Tuesday, April 11th

    Celebrate Passover at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, from 5:30PM - 9:00PM
    CONTACT: 301-881-2381

    Celebrate Passover at Summer House Santa Monica! We’re serving a special holiday menu for Passover this year, available on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, between 5:30PM and 9:00PM. Enjoy a traditional Passover menu featuring a Seder Plate with matzo and a variety of Passover staples including Matzo Ball Soup, Housemade Gefilte Fish and Chopped Liver, followed by Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib and Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert. Dinner is served family style for $39.95 per guest and $17.95 for children under 12, plus tax (gratuity not included). Advanced reservations are highly recommended; please reserve by calling Summer House Santa Monica at 301-881-2381. Click here to view the full menu.

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    Sunday, April 16th

    Easter at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Sunday, April 16, Brunch 8:00AM-3:00PM; Lunch 11:00AM-4:00PM; Dinner 4:00PM–10:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Spend Easter morning under the skylights at Summer House! Enjoy delectable dishes from our brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato-avocado salsa or Our Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. Looking for lunch? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, salads and a variety of tacos will be available as well. Bring in the whole family - all kids will leave with a sweet Easter treat! 

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    Sunday, April 16th

    Easter at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Sunday, April 16, Brunch 8:00AM-3:00PM; Lunch 11:00AM-4:00PM; Dinner 4:00PM–9:00PM
    CONTACT: 301-881-2381

    Escape to the beach this Easter Sunday with brunch at Summer House! Enjoy delectable dishes from our brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato-avocado salsa or Our Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. Looking for lunch? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, salads and a variety of tacos will be available as well.  Bring in the whole family - all kids will leave with a sweet Easter treat! For the full brunch menu, click here.

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    Friday, April 21st to Monday, May 1st

    James Beard Eats Week

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: April 21–May 1, 2017
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Executive Chef Ben Goodnick has created a 30 oz. Prime Porterhouse Steak with wild mushrooms and truffle-brown butter to enjoy during this year’s James Beard Eats Week. His dish is inspired by Beard’s love of outdoor cooking and will be cooked on Summer House’s wood grill. Additionally, the chanterelles used in the Prime Porterhouse Steak are from the Pacific Northwest, just like Beard himself. The region largely influenced Beard’s cuisine. Click here for more information.

    The dish will be available for $62.95 per guest, plus tax (gratuity not included) during the week of April 21 to May 1. Call 773-634-4100 to make a reservation. 

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    Tuesday, April 25th

    Mediterranean Wine Dinner

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30PM-8:30PM
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Summer House and Stella Barra present our Wine Dinner Series, exploring an off-menu selection of Old World and New World wines. Join us on April 25 for an evening of Mediterranean wines–Italy, Greece and Morocco–paired with regional cuisine from Executive Chef Ben Goodnick.

    The event is priced at $85 per guest, plus tax (gratuity not included). Space is limited! Please call 773-634-4100 or email Katie at kheika@leye.com.

    Summer House Mezzemarinated olives • eggplant escabechechickpeas with slow-cooked wild greensstone hearth bread with za'atar • almond-caper agrodolceIncanto Rosa Sparkling, Calabria, Italy, NV

    Pan-Roasted Musselspreserved lemon, wild fennel, yellow finn potatoesGiacomelli, Liguria Vermentino, Italy, 2015

    Spit-Roasted Shepherd-Style Porksumac and oregano, housemade labneh, tzatziki, jeweled riceSanto, Santorini, Greece, Assyrtiko, 2015Thalvin-Graillot “Syrocco” Morocco, Syrah, 2012

    Goat's Milk Yoghurt Panna Cottaspiced date jam, walnut & honey drizzleCoffee & Digestifs 

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    Sunday, May 14th

    Mother’s Day Brunch at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Sunday, May 14; Brunch 8:00AM–3:00PM; Lunch 11:00AM–4:00PM; Dinner 4:00PM–10:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-634-4100

    Toast to Mom under the skylights at Summer House! Enjoy delectable dishes from our brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato-avocado salsa or Our Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. Looking for lunch? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, salads and a variety of tacos will be available as well. We’ve got plenty of brunch cocktails for Mom, a special menu for kids, and something for everyone in between. Since no Mother’s Day celebration would be complete without a gift for Mom, we’re giving out take-away treats from the Market. View the full brunch menu here. Advanced reservations are highly recommended; please call 773-634-4100 to secure a table.

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    Sunday, May 14th

    Mother’s Day Brunch at Summer House Santa Monica

    WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica - North Bethesda, MD
    WHEN: Sunday, May 14, Brunch 8:00AM–3:00PM; Lunch 11:00AM–4:00PM; Dinner 4:00PM–9:00PM
    CONTACT: 301-881-2381

    Escape to the beach for a Mother’s Day brunch at Summer House. Enjoy delectable dishes from our brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato-avocado salsa or Our Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. Looking for lunch? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, salads and a variety of tacos will be available as well. Since no Mother’s Day celebration would be complete without a gift for Mom, we’re giving out take-away goodie bags with a surprise sweet from the Market. For the full brunch menu, click here. Advanced reservations are highly recommended; please call 301-881-2381 to secure a table.

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  • 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