North Bethesda, MD will soon be treated to a taste of the West Coast. This January, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin and Chef/Partner Francis Brennan bring their popular California-style concept, Summer House Santa Monica, and artisanal pizzeria, Stella Barra Pizzeria, to Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, MD.
Similar to its Chicago outpost, Summer House will offer a laid-back vibe reminiscent of California, complete with beach house-inspired décor and West Coast cuisine. The chef-driven menu highlights simple, hand-crafted dishes prepared with local and seasonally-inspired ingredients, many of which are prepared on a wood fire grill.
Chef Mahin will also bring the fourth location of his acclaimed Stella Barra Pizzeria to Pike & Rose. The ever-changing menu highlights more than 12 varieties of white and red artisan pizzas all topped with house-made ingredients. Another center piece of the menu is the farm fresh vegetables and a selection of market-driven small plates, salads and sandwiches.
Seasonal cocktails will be offered in addition to a diverse list of Italian wines. The rustic dining room features exposed brick with modern industrial touches, and a large patio along the front of the restaurant offers al fresco dining.
Between the two concepts is a bakery counter offering a selection of fresh baked breakfast pastries, muffins and Mahin’s famous cookies. Locally roasted artisan coffee will also be served in both restaurants.
Summer House and Stella Barra are located at 11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD. Follow us on Instagram @SummerHouseSM and @StellaBarra and Twitter @SummerHouseNB and @StellaBarraNB for opening updates