Summer House Santa Monica

4.7 based on 2455 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Lincoln Park

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About Summer House Santa Monica

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast complete with beach house décor and a beautiful retractable glass ceiling.
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.
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Menus

  1. Drinks Menu
  2. Weekend Brunch Menu
  3. Lunch Menu
  4. Dinner Menu
  5. Gluten-Free Menu
  6. Dessert Menu
  7. Kids Menu

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4.7
Excellent
Based on 2,455 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and our service from Conner H was outstanding!! We can't wait to go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it!!! I consider myself somewhat of a novice foodie....but I know have a one year old daughter. Summer house was accommodating for my daughter and the experience made me feel like I was out dining like normal again. \nThanks for the great service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our meal although felt prices were a bit high for some of the entree's. And don't understand why a decaf coffee more expensive than a regular cup of coffee. I guess it costs money to remove the caffeine? But overall the food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always wonderful for weekend brunch! Really fun, creative menu, and the food is always fresh.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thought it didn't live up to the hype. Attractive interior but the food was meh and it was pricey. We did get free guacamole for checking in on yelp.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I like the decor and general feeling of the place. But, I am disappointed in the menu that does not offer much in the way of vegetarian dishes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to grab a bite with friends! :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere. Sunny and just cheery bright. The food is kind of average tasting.it looks good but nothing spectacular for the tastebuds. I actually think the food quality has gone down. It used to be better.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bad food and poor service. I've been several times and it's always been hit or miss. This time was another huge miss. I won't be returning.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hanna took phenomanal care of us and ensured we had everything we need with out being too intrusive. She was perfect. Food was outstanding as well

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun place to eat for a girls night before seeing a movie.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved Summer House. The food was fantastic & the setting is beautiful. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I cannot recommend Summer House enough. The food is always amazing, but what really makes Summer House so awesome is the atmosphere and atrium ceiling. Feeling the winter blues? Book a reso at Summer House. It's somehow sunny in there even on the most dreary, dull day. I love going to Summer House for brunch with a group of girl friends. I recommend starting off with the calamari and/or tuna tostadas. Entree-wise, I can never seem to not get the Santa Monica egg white omelet. It's so simple, but SO good--my favorite. You cannot leave without stopping at the pastry and coffee bar--the salted chocolate chunk and the rice krispy treats are my go tos.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food - got savory and sweets. French toast, short rib hash - everything was phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came for the biscuits but they don't have them on the menu anymore. \nWe still enjoyed our meal and the experience but I usually go for dinner because of the biscuits.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is a nice place to eat - if you have reservations. The Decor is nice and easy and the glass ceiling in the main dining area adds a really nice touch. The food options are interesting and seems like there is something for every palette. The only thing I would suggest they do is take out a table or two in the general seating area since they have stuffed too many into that room!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food this time around for me was a little disappointing. The Cauliflower wasn't as good as the last time and the burger was over cooked - ordered rare. Attention to detail was not as it should have been - lacking. Also, no more biscuits- that was very disappointing as well. Overall it was just OK, not great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House was phenomenal everything from the sushi to the magi-mahi tacos, to the drinks and dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this restaurant. Had an amazing avocado toast. Also, don't miss the bakery counter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A good value in Lincoln Park. Trendy, bright, & great service. Food is good, and the upbeat attitude will bring you back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a wonderful brunch with my husband this morning. I tried the veggie hash and it was outstanding! My husband had the blueberry pancakes, which were also amazing. We will be back soon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came for dinner the other night and really enjoyed! Everything was fresh and delicious and the vibe is modern and bright. Recommend it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is my go to place for a great meal with my gal pals!! The food is fantastic and the severs are always so sweet and fun. I can't wait till next time I come and try something new !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always just ok and for the price should be better. Bright and airy and wonderful service, but have never really enjoyed the food there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Location a bit loud. But food very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great. Usually fantastic service when i go here but this time our waitress was never anywhere to be found.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Felt like California in Chicago in February! Reserve in advance, as this is a popular place. You won't regret your experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

At first they sat us outside away from any of the heaters so it was very cold but they were nice about moving us inside....All the food was very tasty but I would not recommend the sushi, it was rolled very loosely and was a very small roll so each piece fell apart. Otherwise every other food we ordered was very tasty and I would order again including the fried chicken and calamari.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is great (I would give it 4.5 stars actually), and the atmosphere really memorable -- you almost feel like you're in California. It's very bright and airy inside, with tall ceilings and soft lighting and glass roof. I would really recommend the tuna tostadas. Don't forget to try the cookies for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were excellent; the place was crowded and we didn't want for anything. Reservations are a must and we had them and were seated right away. Great place.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disastrous meal this evening. I'm still in a bad mood from it. Ordered Butternut Squash soup for Mom, Sushi roll for me. Mom's soup out first. \nMy roll arrives later with no Wasabi or Ginger. I have to wait for that. Mom done with soup.\nWe shared Fried chicken and asked for all white meat, no mashed potatoes. No problem, substituted fries and small upcharge for all white meat. Came out with Mashed potatoes and what I was sure was a thigh. They took the Mashed potatoes, but argued I did have a breast. Manager came over to insist it was a breast. I told her about everything else that went wrong, and please bring me a new breast.\nFull transparency our waitress was lovely, and they took the chicken off the bill. But it was a terrible meal overall for such a nice place.\nThey also didn't give me my frequent diner points as of this review.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Open and airy/cool atmosphere. Fresh ingredients. Would recommend to friends for dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing! Summer House gives you a taste of Summer on any day and great salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Summer House has the best atmosphere, food, and service. Definitely one of my favorites each time I visit Chicago!! Can't wait for my next visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was the best. We ordered an eclectic combination of the kale salad, tuna tostadas and the fresh crab sushi roll. Great for a later dinner. Always like this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentine's Day

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great staff, good food, lively atmosphere, good disability access

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, would highly recommend. Great environment, good food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brunch was great. Our waitress was wonderful. She made a few spot on recommendations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite places! First, the atmosphere is really like Santa Monica, its bright and feels like a beach house. They have a great cocktail menu and huge selection of wine and other liquor. Plus all the food is great, with options for vegetarians, seafood lovers, sushi, and meat, and make all of them well. Its different from the typical Chicago restaurant with rly good quality drink and food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved it!!\nWent to California the next week, ate twice in Santa Monica and Summwrhouse was even better\n\nWe had a blast!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love everything from service (Louis at the bar!!!) to the food!! Avocado Toast is amazing! Roasted Cauliflower appetizer is a must start to any meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was great! The food was superb and our server was so friendly. I would highly recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

had the fish tacos - excellent. the guacamole starter is great to share. \n\nMUST order the cookies (so so so good) \n\nbeen many times - love it, menu is very organized and offers something for everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointed in service. Had to ask other servers or managers to find our server and/or order us another cocktail.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mahi Mahi was overcooked

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had such a wonderful server!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the light atmosphere and food is great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

An Asian, a Greek and 2 African-Americans walk in to a bar...ok so in this case it's Summer House Santa Monica 😁 Brunchin' it up on a Saturday morning and the place was packed!! Great sign that it's great food!!! Reading the menu I was not very impressed BUT when our meals hit the table it looked and smelled amazing!!! AND the taste was amazing as well. Top off great food with great service and you have a perfect place to brunch with your besties!! It took us about an hour to get there and I must say it was worth the drive!! will be back with another group soon!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We all ordered something with chicken. All the dishes came out with cold. Two orders of tacos, cold. One chicken sandwich, cold chicken. And one Cesar salad with cold chicken that was supposed to be grilled. I think they pre-cook their chicken, throw it back on the grill to try to reheat it, then chuck lukewarm chicken in what is supposed to be a hot dish. Gross.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very cute ambience for a girls' night out

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went on for Sunday Brunch. First time for my husband and I but my daughter and boyfriend had been there for dinner and highly recommended. We were seated right away. Friendly service. We were in the atrium room which was great for a sunny day. Chicken tostadas were delicious, husband had short rib hash and loved it. We shared a breakfast 'appetizer' of the cinnamon rolls - divine - highly recommend. Fresh orange juice was so good. Fun spot, noisy and bustling but very enjoyable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was too busy. Some of the food came out over cooked, there was a sauce missing from one dish and it took like 15 minutes to get mustard from the waiter. When it finally came, the mustard was dry and crusted over, obviously having sat there for hours. The final straw was that I ordered a beer when they first set our food down and I was done eating by the time it finally came. I sent it back and it was cheerfully taken off our bill, but they didn't seem to even recognize that it was lacking service.\n\nI have no idea why this place is so popular, a real head scratcher.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went on a Sunday afternoon with my boyfriend to get brunch. The place is absolutely lovely and I will for sure bring all my girlfriends here. The service was fantastic. Our service was very polite and attended out needs. The food was also good. I got the special menu of cinnamon pancakes, might be the best tasting pancake I've ever had. My boyfriend got the Enchiladas and cinnamon buns and according to him, it was too fulfilling. I admire the ambiance a lot. If you are looking to escape the winter vibe go here and you will feel like you're in the West Coast.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated at a half booth for 5 people. 3 men two woman. We were sqeezed in. Not how we like to spend a dining experience. It put a damper on the evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated friends getting together for two 40th-birthdays! Food and place were GREAT - and Connor gave us the BEST service ever! She was wonderful!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful space but I thought the food was uninspired and too much money for the small quantity and subpar quality. Look at Mexique or Monteverde. Similar price point, similar portion sizes- Much better in quality. Calimari wad good, salads, taco and pasta Bleah

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we tried several small plates and all were good- not great but good. our waitress was fantastic and so were everyone else who serviced our table- courteous, informative and helpful. this place has a fun buzz and a really great location. we will definitely come again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Date brunch - had a great waitress (funny and friendly), food was very tasty. Good variety on the menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was lovely and she allowed us to catch up with old friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with the family and had a wonderful experience! Service was great, food was great! Had something for everyone, my picky daughter had the Amish chicken which was delicious. My vegetarian son had sushi as did I and my husband had the prime rib sandwich. Everything was delicious and we definitely will be coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always impressed by every part of this establishment

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. I've been here several times and have never had a disappointing meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waited 45 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and cocktails.\n\nOur server Allison was exceptional and made an excellent wine suggestion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came with family to celebrate a birthday. Seated in a booth in main room - Great to watch all the activity. Entrees priced right. Nice ambiance. Noise level is high. We were offered a birthday treat on the house. Got some bakery items to go at lobby - not so in love.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for brunch

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant. \nDelicious tuna appetizer. \nTacos were fine , nothing special.\nThe tortillas were hard, actually couldn't chew them. ( too much time sitting in a warmer I would guess)\nHad to send them back twice before getting warm and soft tortillas. By then our food was cold. \nDisappointing, overpriced for what it is. \nNot to usual Lettuce standards.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were disappointed. The service was good but the food was over-salted -- roasted cauliflower was nearly inedible, grilled salmon had large salt crystals on top, and the mahi mahi taco platter included salty black beans and salty guacamole. Someone in the kitchen has a heavy hand or a dull palate. Our server was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a cute atmosphere!! Excited to go back, good food and adorable restaurant!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took about 10 minutes for our server to even greet us. Didn't even ask if we wanted anything to drink besides water and rarely stopped by the table to check on us. Tried the Restaurant Week Menu for $22/person. The salad was just okay...nothing special. Pulled Pork sandwich had good flavors but dry to the point the pork and bread was sticking to the roof of my mouth. Friend had chicken tacos that weren't that great either. Chicken was definitely sitting under a heat lamp all day as they were hard and dry. Best part of the meal was probably the dessert you got to choose from the dessert bar. Lol

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice neighborhood setting. Crowd mostly neighborhood yuppies. Good food. Try the salmon and calamari. Good wine pairings. Nice for couples, friends and people on a first date.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you like avocado, this is your place. I swear it was in just about every option here, which is wonderful if you like avocado. If you don't, you might want to re-think your options here. I think they are trying to capture a summer-y, Hamptons vibe and it shows in the decor and cuisine. Came here for New Year's Day brunch, and the place was packed, but not overly crowded. Noise level wasn't too loud, considering how many people were there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've walked by Summer House a few times on our travels and noted its decor and how busy it usually is. So, when we saw it on the list for Restaurant Week, it seemed a good time to try it out. First off, the ambiance is great. Seated in the atrium room, you would have never known it was a cloudy winter afternoon. Lots of light and a laid back decor, we really felt comfortable. Our server, Lindsay, was another bright spot...very friendly, knowledgeable, and seemed to know just when we needed something. Her excellent service made up for a couple of over eager bus persons. They were sometimes a little too quick in trying to clear the table. If I pick up my sandwich to take a bite, don't try to take the empty plate. It makes the customer feel that you can't wait for them to leave. (There were empty tables and no one waiting, so no need to rush us.)\nFor lunch, we each choose the squash soup, split chicken tacos and a turkey burger, and finished off with a couple of the house baked cookies. The squash soup was good, although a little sweet. The chicken tacos came to the table stone cold. The turkey burger was okay, perhaps too much sauce, but nothing special. Good fries with the burger, and the rice and black beans with the tacos were also good. Both cookies were okay, really enjoyed the ginger snap.\nPerhaps the kitchen was having a bad day...it happens. With the crowds we've seen, I would think their food is usually better than what we experienced. Based on our experience, we won't rush back to Summer House, but may go sometime to enjoy the ambiance and have a cocktail.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never have something bad to say about Summer House. Always a great time, this was the first occasion I felt a bit disappointed, whether it was just the time (brunch) or a miscommunication. When we arrived we let the host and server know it was my moms birthday. Service was good,food was great as always but around the end of the meal our server kind of disappeared for 20 minutes and when he finally came back into eyeshot he walked over and dropped the check. No dessert, which is ok because it was lunch time maybe it wasn't on his mind, however we had mentioned it prior to sitting. When we said we'll do dessert for her birthday he said sure and walked to get the menus. Dessert came out no candle and as he placed it down another server walked by with chicken and waffles with a candle in it for another table....kind of crappy. Aside from that summer house usually never disappoints.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant did not meet our expectations. We began with two dirty wine glasses. Our handful of appetizers were adequate but nothing special. When our meals were presented one was incorrect and had to be fixed. Despite these problems the server was not very apologetic about these problems. Once we spoke to a manager we were treated appropriately and the dish that was incorrect was not charged for. The main courses and dessert were fine, but not memorable. We all concluded that we would not be in a hurry to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant and great food! Enjoy myself every time I eat there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun place to have brunch on the weekend. Diverse menu and excellent choices. There is also a brunch buffet but we ordered off the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was recommended to me by multiple people, and for good reason! My friends and I went for Sunday brunch. We did have to make a reservation due to high demand. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Manager noticed my friends hash browns were too crispy looking and brought her new hash browns without even asking! The vibe is very casual and California like. Our waitress was great and overall a great experience I would go back in a heartbeat!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Decent food. \nGood service\nGrowded seating area \nSmall waiting area. \nNot a CA style resultant by any stretch of the imagination. Was hoping for more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my new favorite restaurants! It's atmosphere is so cool and perfect for a lunch date!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House Santa Monica is one of our favorite 'treat yourself' spots. The food is always spectacular and the vibe of the restaurant makes you feel like you're taking a little vacation. It's so sunny and bright, and the food matches the vibes. Our server was kind and helpful and willing to go out of his way to help us. We were here for restaurant week and it was a spectacular menu. The only complaint was that there wasn't a vegetarian option for the restaurant week lunch menu and they were unable to substitute.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here a couple times. Once for dinner but this time for brunch. The atmosphere and service was good. The selection of food for brunch was not that great. I found a dish I was happy with but other than that the selection was limited. I'd probably have to get the same thing each time. The place is overpriced in my opinion for the quality of food. Also, the restaurant week menu was a joke. You can get the same items a la carte for much less money. They didn't even try to make a reasonable attempt at making it worthwhile.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome space. Vibrant and bright for a January dinner in Chicago. Eclectic menu. Great scene.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great for an everyday meal or special occasions - great neighborhood spot. Reserve ahead

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had the prime rib sandwich and side salad. You could save about $15 on the sandwich by going to Arby's. And the dressing on the salad had absolutely no flavor... like an oil-and-vinegar dressing without the vinegar. Barrata cheese starter was delicious, though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Busy place, probably due to Restaurant Week. Soup was excellent but turkey burger, not very good as whatever condiment they used on it didn't taste very good and the bun was cold. Fries and cookie for dessert were good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited on the waitress to take a drink order for 20min. I had to waive another waiter down to let them know that no one has approached us and he went to look for the waitress that was supposed to be serving us. Food was ok - not particularly great but since the service was awful it made the whole experience not so great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visitors in town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food and terrific service. Staff is well trained and knows their stuff. Very kid friendly also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Met a friend for lunch and we were seated immediately. Server was attentive without hovering. Food was perfect. We were not rushed so we could visit too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful inside and festive, the food was pretty average. Undercooked chicken tacos and vegetables, the best thing was the guacamole and chips and dessert - pretty mediocre food but nice ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mother daughter date night :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff was great. Food was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

👍🏼 casual, comfortable place to meet clients. Servers could have been a little more educated on proper etiquette and serving manners but it didn't hinder the experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ye who knows the secret list of great restos in Chicago wins the prize if high on the list is, 'The Summer House.' My husband and I went on a real date, without kids or puppies to Sunday brunch. The spinach and kale omelet, to the egg sandwich, to the melt in your mouth blueberry pancakes were perfectly made. It was a wild, crazy zoo in there with many waiting and watching for a table, but handled well by all. Make reservations a head of time as up to an hour wait. We will return probably on a different day or evening as ...oh la la!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great guacamole and house made chips. The wood fired chicken and salmon were so good! Service was great, friendly and very helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes. Server wasn't as attentive as we would've liked. Had to wait for him many times. Got my order wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food and service. Worth the drive from the suburbs

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great birthday brunch with the family. This was our second time here and is was equally fantastic this time as well. Our server Emmett was outstanding. Excellent job all around!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thanks for bringing the brown butter trout/mashed potatoes back. Wow--amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House Santa Monica is a great restaurant. I met a friend here after work on Tuesday for dinner, and the menu is always delicious and reliable. The wine list is great too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place and great ambiance ! Went to a boozy brunch with friends - try their cocktails!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is mediocre at best. My friends black bean soup was just a dish of puréed black beans. It looked like black mortar. I had the summer house salad. The blue cheese so strong it burned my tongue, the tomatoes old and tasteless. Our waiter was fine and the ambience is very nice if a bit noisy. We complained about the bean soup and the waiter took it off the bill, but really the whole meal was not good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place hit on every major component of a positive dining experience. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was plentiful, paced properly and they were very accommodating with special requests. I also thought there was definite value for the prices that you pay. Cant wait to go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great staff from our Server to the cookie recommendations from the baker's. Look forward to trying the rest of the menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made a reservation for 1:30 and we were not seated until 45 minutes later. We were told it's the restaurants policy not to ask prior diners to leave (they had been sitting at the table for 30 minutes after the bill was paid). If that's the case, they shouldn't take reservations or should hold additional tables open in case this happens.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent as usual. We try new dishes every time. This visit we ordered the French Dip on our server's recommendation and it did not disappoint. We were sad to see the removal of the turkey burger, but the French Dip was a suitable alternative.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our family had a wonderful time dining here! Our waitress was patient, friendly, and very knowledgeable in regards to the menu! The food was outstanding (our favorite was the ahi & watermelon tostadas) and the restaurant decor was fresh and bright! The place was neat and clean and so were the restrooms. \nWe would love to bring new friends here sometime again real soon!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. Summer House is one of my favorite restaurants and a unique place that I like to bring newcomers, if I have friends or family visiting. I had made reservations at 8 AM for a group of 5 for 9:30 PM. We arrived at the restaurant at 9:25 PM and were told that the table we were waiting for paid, and we would be seated soon. We waited over a half an hour, and were not seated until 10:10 PM. This was unacceptable to me, as I had a reservation, and it looked terrible to the people I was hosting. I raved about this restaurant, and the first experience they had was terrible. I have been to plenty of restaurants where the wait staff politely mentioned to us that they had another reservation coming in, so we finished our drinks and headed out, simple as that. I do not believe that restaurants should have reservations available if they do not keep them. No one had apologized for our wait or even touched on the fact that we were upset. The rest of the evening seemed to go downhill, as we expected everything would come late to the table and we would be forgotten.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there and will definitely be returning. While the food will by no means blow your socks off good, they have amazing people working there that make the service and attention amazing. Great for drinks, dessert, and catching up with friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just mediocre in my opinion. Had fish tacos and salad in our group. Nothing THAT tasty, just average. Not a bad place, just soso

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were given a $100 gift certificate for Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group and this seemed like the best solution out of the list. The server was great and very attentive. The decor was very dated and was not too sure the style the designer was going for ... fake ferns hung too high on the ceiling ... and what was with those cloth wrapped lighting fixtures? Keep it simple people. A white washed room should be austere, light and clean. Please update your interior to reflect the designs on the time.\nKale salad was great. Black rice bowl was good. Fish tacos were way over priced ... make them cu better and more flavorful at home. \nThe service was the most outstanding benefit going for Summer House.\nWould recommend it maybe for brunch ... dinner menu was all over the place and not really a cohesive theme.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent! The service was very slow and they were very inattentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service, great ambiance Can't wait to go again

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time visit to Summer House. We had theatre tickets and wanted to have dinner nearby. Our server was exceptional in helping us keep to our time constraint and at the same time very attentive to our dining experience. Nice open dining room with a great view of the open kitchen. The warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream was a great way to end a wonderful meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

New menu is more expensive with fewer options.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten at Summerhouse several times. I enjoy the atmosphere and close proximity in my neighborhood. Usually the service is decent and food is pretty good. Lots of good choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and lively atmosphere! We will go back again very soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is consistently amazing! The staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The food and drinks are so good, and the decor is the cutest!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been to Summer House a couple of times now and while I enjoy the lighter food the service is always awful. This last time we had a 2:00 reservation and didn't get seated until almost 3:00pm. When we did get seated it was at a table too small for our party and we had to move. They did comp some appetizers, but even after we got seated the service was terribly slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was phenomenal! Great place to escape the cold Chicago weather. The food was excellent! I highly recommend.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took 15 minutes to get water & a table greet. The start of service was terrible & took way too long. Particularly since there was plenty of available staff on hand, some just standing around doing nothing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere. Classic American Fare ranging from the healthy to the indulgent. Highly recommend the guacamole to start. Various members of our group really enjoyed the Mahi tacos, the kale salad and the fried chicken. Great all ages and all tastes destination.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun. Good food. Nice bright atmosphere. Although we dined on a Winter day It lived up to its name.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu was smaller than I expected, but our food was very good. We had an 8:00 reservation, but were not seated until almost 8:30. But we did enjoy our evening there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took a half hour from when we walked into the restaurant for any food to be served. The waitress was unable to answer a straightforward question about a specific menu selection saying she hadn't worked since Wednesday. That said, once the food arrived it was excellent. Whole grain bread was outstanding as was the squash soup. The butternut squash steak was lovely....served with arugula salad with pomegranate seeds and hazelnuts so the dish had a good variety of textures.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there with some friends for my 16th birthday and it was beautiful! Food was so good and service was great. My favorite part is the openness and light of the space.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food & very relaxing! We stayed and enjoyed talking after dinner and did not feel rushed. Hannah was our server and was super helpful with dinner suggestions and was always there when we needed something. So happy we went!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food is very expensive, the staff is great, very friendly. The food was good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the sunny Vitamin D room. the natural light, skylight and ferns make me happy. so perfect for Chicago in winter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the decor of this place. During the day you do feel like you're in Santa Monica (sans the wharf). While the evening lighting is nice, I think I prefer this place during the day. The menu is virtually the same for both times, so I don't feel that I miss anything if I don't go at night. The waitstaff is friendly and pretty fast. The bar could be a little faster, but given the fancy drinks on the menu it probably takes a while to make them. The Emerald Salad and the Chicken Tacos were awesome. We had the cauliflower and the beets side dishes and they were ok, but nothing to write home about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappointed at the Summer House. Highly recommend for brunch or dinner. Great food. Great drinks. Great service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoyed Summer House. My meal was good, the coffee (iced hazelnut almond milk) was great, and the decor felt like I was in California. I just wish they had more vegetarian sandwich options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Has a beach feel and the food was great! I am looking forward to trying it in the summer when the wall is open to outside seating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were both superb. They also were very hospitable!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Last night was my friends birthday, she picked out this cute place based on the pictures. The food was very delicious. I got the lobster pasta with peas and bacon, and I was very pleased with my choice. The drinks were very good as well pretty much all of their special cocktails were on the table and yummy! The service was a little shotty, the guy was kind and very honest which I appreciated but he forgot about us. He admitted he did which really didn't settle well with the girls at the table. He took a little while to collect our payment and such but he did have a couple other tables. Other than that his service was pretty average. The food came out super fast and was great as previously mentioned

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had terrible service all night. The server forgot to take our order, food came out unfinished, the server never came out to ask how things were and apologize for the mistakes. Will never go back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great first visit & look forward to coming back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, had a fun evening with friends for new year! Thank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very great atmosphere. Food was good. Service was slow but I would definitely go back for the ambiance!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dined here early on New Year's Eve. Excellent food and service. The vegetable dishes were outstanding especially the cauliflower and beets.The restaurant is bright, open and airy. Good location for before and after theater dining.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is great food and great atmosphere. Menu has variety of interesting offerings. Staff just average - not very friendly and not very helpful. Despite staff, Summer House atmosphere is excellent and it is one of my go to places when going out with friends. Dine out often and is One of my current favorites!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Service Excellent Customer Service and Excellent food!\nLove going here, the food is always fresh & hot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Half chicken was excellent and with an interesting sweet orangish twist. Definitely recommended. Kale Salad was actually exciting for a non-salad eater, we topped it with chicken to give it some protein. \nIt was late afternoon when we got there and place was quite empty but then filled up quickly. Server, who did not give us her name, was thoughtfully attentive. She allowed us to linger as these two old friends hadn't seen each other since World Series game 4. Had a lot to discuss and laugh about.\n\nRecommend it for a casual fun lively spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was overall pretty good. The Curry and Black Quinoa Bowl was overwhelming to say the least. In concept the plate should have tasted wonderful, however there was too much curry sauce that overtook the whole plate. On top of that the selection of vegetables did nothing to compliment the plate, there are only so many radishes one can eat during a meal. Also to note, the spicy tuna roll is good, but nothing special. \n\nWe did have the Mahi Mahi Tacos, the King Crab Orecchiette, and the Brussel Sprouts were wonderful. \n\nDespite the issue we had with the meal, our waitress informed the front of house manager about our feedback on the Quinoa Bowl and the manager made a point to speak with us. She was wonderful and wanted to hear our feedback to ensure the quality they are expecting to provide is met.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food here is always pretty good. We came specifically to meet Santa (who was a total grouch, by the way). Friend and I split the turkey burger, which was yummy and the avocado toast. We generally get a side of cauliflower, but they changed the recipe from sweet date to a corn and jalapeño dish. The price is exactly what you'd expect- moderate. Always a solid lunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great NYE dinner. Thank you !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Love the decor!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Open and spacious room. Great ambiance, very comfortable feeling for family oriented guests.\nWe will definitely go back .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time to visit I like what I ordered, the serving is more than enough, you can split it with a friend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was delicious and well done.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not worth the price. My pasta wasn't cooked properly and the flavoring was off. Overall the atmosphere is good and the drinks were delicious, just disappointed in the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great service! They are great with adults only parties as well as with our kids. Thank you for making us happy to be there every time!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding. I ordered the fish tacos and they were definitely worth the value. I got a very large portion of fish and it was very good. I would definitely recommend sharing the chips and guac for an appetizer!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love love love the place, though the day after Christmas a few things were off. About 15 minutes from the time we were seated to the time we were greeted by our server. Drinks were delicious as always. But poached eggs and tacos were cold by the time they arrived at our table. Maybe an off day for the place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place on Christmas Eve! Food always consistently good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was energetic with a stylish yet casual feel. Our server, Matt, was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was overall good. Had a reservation and was told to we could grab a drink at the bar until table was ready. Went to inquire after some time and was told our table was given away b/c I did not respond to the text telling me the table was ready. This is not a good way to inform guests b/c if talking like I was to my friends and not checking my phone continuously ( which is distracting and rude) you will miss the call. found this off putting to wait 30 min until another table was ready. Beyond that it was a great experience.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time, and then sat at our table for 15 minutes without being greeted. We left. No one even cared to say goodbye even though there were multiple staff members at the host stand. Very disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Joanne our server was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely loved our night at this restaurant, and love that they have a great kids menu as well. The restaurant is beautiful and food is delicious, we will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent as was the service. I would def recommend this restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the California atmosphere in this lovely space. The pure glass skylights let in all of the winter sunshine and made us feel we were much further west on a cold day in Chicago. The menu was very creative and we enjoyed the Cauliflower Jalapeño Pesto appetizer and the Emerald Kale Salad. What a lovely light vinegarette on the salad. I can't wait to come back to see their dinner menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for lunch. It was a lively room filled with Strollers. I was disappointed in the service which took over 2 hours for 2 salads and an appetizer. We had a couple glasses of sparkling wine, each delivery taking 15/20 minutes to arrive. We had an espresso(served ice cold and tasted rancid) and shared a dessert. Inexperienced staff and somewhat huffy when I asked if there was an issue.\nServer had no recommendations other than popular dishes. My bill was insane at over $135! I am NOT rushing back...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great and we love this place! But, the fried chicken was bland. Very crispy, and everything else was great with the dish, but you need to season the coating to make it a top-notch dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

first time there....great food, good service and the ricky bobby was a refreshing drink on a cold snowy night!! reminded me that there were a lot days til summer! will be back!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing atmosphere, great service. If you haven't been it's a place you definitely should visit for brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my top 5 favorite city restaurants. Great service every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was fine with the exception of the restaurant in door temperature on 12/14....it was freezing you - you could see the hanging fixtures moving. The staff could less about the complaint

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The space was cold with a breeze which was not great. No one came to take our order for a long time. \nFood was good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived for our 8pm reservation very slightly ahead of time and w're told that we would need to wait a few minutes as they were waiting for several paid tables to leave. Not five minutes later we were told that our table was ready and we were seated at the first table by the entrance closest to the big garage doors. Before we even sat down and took off our coats, it was very apparent that the area around the table was very cold and I asked the host if we could be seated in the main dining room where it is warmer and more comfortable. He was extremely curt and told us that he had no idea how long we would have to wait if we wanted to move as he had several paid tables who had still not left. He gave no indication that he cared about our comfort nor wanted to be accommodating so we accepted what he told us and took our seats. Since we had a good view of the door and host stand we saw within a very few minutes of our accepting our seats we were able to see several parties leaving and at least two other parties of four being seated. I ate my meal with my coat wrapped around me and we all complained throughout the meal about how cold we all were. The cold made our mark thoroughly unenjoyable. I do understand that tonight was the coldest night of the winter so far and that your hosts have no control over the weather, but we are regular customers of Summer House and this is the first time we have had a genuinely unpleasant experience. I hope in the future your hosts can be more understanding and will try to accommodate your diners needs and requests, otherwise unfortunately, we as a family will be much less likely to choose your restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere and food was great besides the fact there was a hair in my coffee and hair in my breakfast plate. and on top of that the food wasn't comped after finding two hairs in one sitting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was so-so, mostly dry from being under heat lamps. My husbands fried chicken had too much breading so it was tough to get to the meat. I left with two Brown butter rice krispy treats that made up for the average dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice light, breezy atmosphere. The service was very good although a little lacking in water filling after we were served our food.\n\nThe guacamole and house made chips were very fresh, nothing spectacular though. The beach bum ceviche was a little too fishy for my liking.\n\nThe prime rib sandwich was overpriced for what was served. $20 for a prime rib sandwich should have been larger and had better beef.\n\nThe green salad with kale, watercress and Parmesan slivers was amazing – it had a ton of cheese and a very flavorful Caesar like tasting vinaigrette.\n\nThe asparagus Lyonnais however was a complete and utter failure. There was little to no dressing with little flavor, it needed salt, and the garlic toasted breadcrumbs were stale and had no flavor. \n\nThe spinach fettuccine carbonara also lacked flavor, the only saving entrée was the roasted salmon with pesto which was perfectly cooked and had good flavor.\n\nThe bacon chocolate chip cookie with ice cream offered as a freebie for checking in on yelp was the bomb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic spot for a girl's night. Such good food. Especially great for gluten free. The GF chocolate cookie is the best in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great visit at Summer House. The Salmon is my go to and is amazing every time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I visited Summer House for breakfast with a business associate and we sat at a high top in the bar area. Overall, the server was very friendly, the food was simple and fresh yet full of flavor, and the ambiance was laid back but polished which is exactly what I was hoping for. The ambiance lives up to its name and I can see it being just as comfortable for dinner or drinks as it was for breakfast. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time there and loved it, so did my girlfriend. One small issue, She requested her salmon be cooked more to the rare....she got it w/ big grill marks and well done. Loved how it was all put together w/ greens/pesto...but was not cooked to order.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant offers some unique dishes that are well prepared and tasty. Prices are moderate and service is attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had some sort of kale salad and it was amazing. I love the ambiance here. Makes me feel like in Santa Monica! ;)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good meal. no surprises, just good quality food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was terrific. The restaurant is beautiful. The salad options could be a little better. The vegetable sides are the best especially the cauliflower. \n\nThe best part about this place is the cookies. Ask them to warm up the chocolate chip with sea salt. So worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The tempura calamari was the best calamari I have had anywhere! It was a generous portion for two and we ended up just having that and a beverage for a light lunch! Can't wait to return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

CUTEST BRUNCH SPOT EVER! Came to Summer House for my birthday and was so impressed. The ambiance inside made it feel like we were on the coast and the food & cocktails fit perfectly with the atmosphere. Blueberry strussel muffin & chicken and waffles are a MUST!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have enjoyed many meals with friends at Summer House and generally the experiences\nhave been really great. And I have brought a great many friends there to share the ambience\nand the fun menu. With the exception of this last experience, it's always been most worthwhile.\nHowever, this time, the Guacamole appetizer was not as tasty and the salads my friends ordered\nboth had to be sent back too- overloaded with vinegar. Of course, although we didn't want to\nappear perturbed, the staff was on top of the situation ...brought other items for my friends\nand absorbed the cost, with their apologies. That I think is one of the reasons that this Lettuce\nEntertain You restaurant will continue to be a favorite place. Customer care is high on their list.\nAnd heaven knows, my friends bought a dozen each of their fabulous cookies to take with,\nwhich are another reason to stop in, even if it's just for a snack.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice bit of west coast in Chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

By far my favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park. Fantastic food, great ambience and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Big fan. HUGE!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The mushroom barely soup was great. The spaghetti was a joke. 18$ for a kids menu portion and taste of a dish. Extremely disappointing!! The prices aren't cheap and that food was far from amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love!!!....LOVE!! This place!!...in love the ambiance of the place...I love how it makes you feel like you're either in California or in the Hamptons.... especially in the summer when you can sit by the patio...plus the food is great!!....& the fact that they also have gluten free items....and a great wine list....LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a beautiful spot!! I was transported out of Chicago and to a beach town. Drinks and food were great, bakery items were amazing, if I lived in Chicago I would brunch here every Sunday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is truly excellent. The room is beautiful. The staff is well trained and provides first class service. The food delivers. It's a great venue for lunch on a sunny day or a variety of dinner occasions. It's a LEYE but it feel like an independently run restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Sunday Brunch! Really enjoyed the Candied Bacon Bloody Mary!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was anxious to try Summer House , brought my sister-in-law there for a birthday lunch.\nThe grilled cauliflower starter was delicious but all else was just so-so. I had the battered fish sandwich, it would have been much better grilled , and served on a whole grain type bun, that would be keeping in the 'California Style'. The servers were very pleasant, and attentive. The Bar atmosphere was lovely, but the dining room seemed a bit tired. I would suggest losing the circa 1980 hanging ferns, and replace them with oversized floor planters of palms or banana trees, for a Summer-House feel, also the dated mini-blinds in the front windows should be done-away with !\nDoesn't quite hit the mark, but not bad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bright, sunny, airy even in the dead of Chicago winter. Food is dependably good. I'm hooked on tuna tartare tostadas to start, Santa Monica club salad for lunch or dinner main course. Excellent service always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A cute, chic place where you feel like you're in California. Good food, great drinks, friendly staff. Great place for a girls' night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is a lovely restaurant with lots of light and open air. The scene is vibrant. The menu looks very interesting but the food is not as good as it should be. Sushi was too big and rather bland. Mahi taco platter was good but not outstanding. Childrens' options were good and varied. The 'special' (small) crab cake was poor value for $17. The 'special' wine by the glass for $22 was not good value either. But the wine list is overpriced at every LEYE restaurant, which I have been saying for 20 years. So overall, pretty restaurant, annoying upsells.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place! Love the food and decor. Will be back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Still love the décor and server was wonderful and super nice. Probably time to add in some new menu items but overall - we still enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our 3rd and likely last visit to Summer House. The restaurant is absolutely stunning however the service seems to have deteriorated since our last visit. Our waitress was somewhat attentive however we had 3 different people attempt to bring the wrong food to our table which was very annoying. My husband was never asked if he wanted a cocktail and when we did eventually order it, it took far too long for it to arrive. \nThe kids menu is weak and the spaghetti was WAY undercooked which is the polar opposite of what you'd expect for a 'kids meal'. Our entrees were just ok - nothing 'wowed' us enough to deem another visit. There are way too many options in Chicago to justify returning for a mediocre experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun spot. Truly a summer oasis. Loved the kale salad

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Connor was an awesome server!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great afternoon brunch spot, their was a minor delay preparing our food but the server made up for it by giving us free dessert. Many options on the menu will make us come back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food here is great! It's a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Hard to recommend anything specific- it's all delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love!! And kid friendly!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat in the main dinning area, it was so bright it almost felt like you were sitting outside (but without the cool Chicago chill). Really like the décor/feel of the space, the food was good but it was just brunch so feel I need to go back for lunch to be able to review the food fairly. The service was okay, however slow, also at the time our food was dropped we were asked if we needed anything else, but then the server never came back to see if along the way we realized we needed something (like another drink, refills, additional condiment/food, etc.), the next time we saw her was after we finished our meal and the busser picked up our dishes, when she dropped the check.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and excellent interior design. I would highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really like the atmosphere at this restaurant and the food is really solid. I highly recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a favorite of mine! Avocado toast always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My new favorite brunch spot in Chicago! The breakfast tostadas were outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, good view, fantastic service. Loved going

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The space is gorgeous and the staff was great, I ordered what seems to be their most popular item on the menu which was the avocado toast (we were there for brunch). When I received my dish the poached egg was overcooked! This was quite disappointing since I would assume if the dish is consistently being ordered then there would be no problems. It took a few minutes before we could track down the waiter and I politely asked if they could redo the eggs. The brought the dish back out for me and it was right the second time around. I did not think a restaurant of this popularity would have issues with a poached egg but I was wrong. I don't think I will return, the food was good but nothing that wow'd me. It also would have been a nice gesture to offer something complimentary after the mistake but that also did not happen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great resto, great location! Have dined here previously and never been disappointed. Wasn't this time either! The two appetizers we had (roasted cauliflower and Ahi tuna tostadas) were excellent. Entrees included the chicken taco platter and also the wild mushroom enchiladas. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. For dessert, we shared the chocolate treat. YUM!!!!! The drinks were also great. Recommend this for casual dining with friends/family, or a casual date. You won't be disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fathers Day breakfast with our newborn was simply perfect here!! It's a breezy atmosphere with tons of natural sunlight and the most attentive and kind staff! From the looks of it this place is the place to be with children but not like how you'd think.. Very calm and cool collected parents with children to match ;) we heard from three different people at surrounding tables they've been bringing their babies here since the first week home, because of the atmosphere. Fits for both parents who wanna chill and have great food (granola yogurt fruit plate is one of my faves) and for children to relax and feel just as importantly tended to. Great spot!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the vibe and ambiance. Slow to sit us down, but made up for it with complimentary burrata for the table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Open & airy room, delightful menu; avocado toast is delicious. Neighborhood gem.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really love it here and the atmosphere is very welcoming and warm... we are noticing though that it's a little on the pricey side to have a few dishes and two drinks for brunch...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love it here but was less than really impressed with the food tonight 🤔 the cauliflower hummus app was soggy and strange.. The tuna tostadas were good per usual.. The curry black bean quinoa bowl was good but nothing spectacular. I dunno just wasn't a huge hit for me. Il always love the ambiance though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Two friends recommended Summer House before our trip to Chicago. We were not disappointed. Service was friendly, we were seated immediately even though we were early for our reservation. The food was SO good. We ordered the biscuits and could have made a meal out of those! Delicious!! We ordered the Brussels sprouts and that was the only disappointment. They were barely cooked and so hard we could barely cut them. We each had fish - my husband the salmon and I had the white fish. Very tasty. For dessert we 'took a hike' and got a cookie to go - ate it while we walked to the Steppenwolf Theater.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ahi tuna hand roll seemed quite small for the price. The salmon was excellent!! Cauliflower also delicious but tiny portion for the price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was an awesome dining experience. Recommended by a friend who lives in Lincoln Park. It was a pre-dinner before going to the Apollo to see Million Dollar Quartet. The food and drinks were great! Highly recommend. Don't forget the cookies on the way out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place just puts you in a good mood and lifts your spirits with its sunny center and calming colors! We really felt like we were in a beach town restaurant but one with class and style! ;) the beers are outstanding and I could eat them all day.. The Cobb salad as well, and the tuna chips app. The Brussel sprouts were not for me, but others at the table liked them. We shared all these items and it was perfect. Don't miss the cookie counter on your way out! The blondie, oatmeal butterscotch and seas alt chocolate chip were savored in the car after! Yum!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrible service. I have been to Summerhouse probably a dozen+ times and it has always been great. This time it was pretty horrendous. Our waiter was slow, did not properly handle the wine or the distribution of it properly. He poured nearly a half a glass of water on the table missing my glass, didn't say anything and didn't offer to clean it up. The food took twice as long as ever before. It was just bad all around and when I told a manager got more of an excuse then an apology. Gonna be a while before I return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They accommodated our request for a booth for our birthday celebration. Great service and fantastic salmon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service! Shelby is the best. The salmon was amazing so are the cookies

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful setting, great food, wonderful service!! Fun place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place for brunch on the weekends! Grab a table outside if you can. I'm pregnant so I had the watermelon smash drink which was divine! Refreshing and cool and perfection! The beets are my fave and the Cobb salad is enough for two to share.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's difficult to find places with excellent, delicious food with decadent and also healthy options. SummerHouse fits the bill. A very modern field with vibrant lighting, young and upbeat ambiance and very friendly service makes for a very enjoyable experience. It is a default spot that I take out-of-town visitors who have already done and seen all the tourist spots. This locale is better than the original one in Santa Monica. Five stars!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time here. We will return. Loved the ambiance and the fact that we could hear one another. The server was great and made awesome recommendations. We had the fire-roasted beets, ahi tostadas, pan-fried trout and skirt steak. Oh, and the fudge cake was yummy, not to mention they brought out a chocolate chip cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for my husband's birthday. All the food was fresh and delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This would be our second time at Summer House and as always, the food and the atmosphere were amazing. This time, my friends and I came here for our big Memorial Day weekend get together and celebrate my birthday. However, the service was a complete 180 from the previous time we ate here. It took a good 5-10 minutes for our server to even come over and introduce himself and he seemed to be oblivious to that. He continued to basically ignore us and not really attend to us at all. I get it--its a restaurant but aren't waiters trained to attend to each of their tables equally? It's not like he had a ton. I was really disappointed with the D-minus waiter we had. It made me feel like all the great things I had said about SHSM weren't true; and was a little disappointing for my birthday service wise. Not sure if we'll come back; may have to try something or some place different where the service may be better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We became really sick after eating, food poising possibly

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time at Summer House for brunch. Our waiter Chris was amazing! I enjoyed the coffee and the pancakes and bacon were delicious! While the others i my group didn't enjoy their dishes I really loved mine and will def be coming back again for brunch :). I would also like to try their lunch/dinner menu

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love how bright and warm it feels in here no matter what the weather is like outside. Always have friendly service and delicious food. Second time here for brunch and I would definitely come back! Love dinner here, as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was good but after waiting weeks for a reservation I don't understand the hype. They forgot the avocado in my salad. The drinks were fine but not great. Ahi was good but not easy to eat. \nThe chocolate cake was delicious. I don't think I will wait for six weeks to get a Rez at this place again

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Summer House Santa Monica at least a dozen times. Love the ambiance. However, I was super put off by host team this last visit. I had reservations and included preferred seating in the bar area (to avoid the kids play pen in the main room). I was treated like a 'walk in' and was told I would have to wait for my table despite many empty ones throughout the restaurant. When I asked why I needed to wait, I was told there were parties ahead of me. Ok. Then, I reminded them of my 2 months in advance reservation with preferred bar table. They said I would have to wait even longer for a table there. Ok. Finally we get a text saying table is ready and hostess brings us to a table NOT in the bar area. I stated there are several tables in the bar area open, can we please sit there instead? She was somewhat annoyed but ultimately allowed us to sit in the adults section. What the heck?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was excellent! Service was outstanding. Light and airy decor. Nice that they also have a bar next door for drinks while you are waiting that works cooperatively with the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, incredible atmosphere and fantastic service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been wanting to try summer house for a while. Although I tried it in the fall, this would be a great spot for the summer. It has a beach restaurant feel, as it should given the name! My friend and I shared a few appetizers and they were all delicious. Especially loved the shaved salad and tuna tartare. \n\nIt was filled with groups of girls and I would agree it would be a great place for girls night out. However, a date would be great as well. It's pretty light in there so if you are looking for a dimmed lighting, this is not your place. They had some amazing drinks and I recommend the old fashioned!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love that I could make reservations online. That was uber convenient when planning a date. The food was pretty tasty and I love that the waitress made recommendations. The wine selection was decent, if not a little pricey (at least for lunch). I love that you could choose from either the brunch or lunch menu on the weekend. The bread was delicious!!! We had it w/ the burrata and tomato appetizer. I loved my shaved salad w/ seared ahi tuna. I sorta wish the plates was staggered from app to entree. (I just got back from Europe, and the timing for the courses was IMPECCABLE. AND, fresh silverware was brought for each course.) Overall great experience from the well oiled machine of LEY.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great place that transports you to sunny places regardless of the weather in Chicago! Food was good as was the service and the ambiance is perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ahi tuna tostadas are to die for. And the fish sandwich was amazing. I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The environment is just perfect and refreshing, especially for summer, with all the windows and open doors. Food was good. Service wasn't anything exceptional, just average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level of the music was insane. Difficult to talk.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Summer House for lunch and dinner before. I met some friends for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is always crowded and I fortunately made a reservation. Once seated, it took 10 minutes just to get water glasses filled, and only sporadically saw our server. Coffee cup was never refilled. The kale and spinach omelet was tasteless, and no butter offered for the bread. A lovely structure but over-priced and overcrowded for what is received.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lively atmosphere in a relaxed environment and great service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been really excited to try Summer House for a while now. My fiance and I went on a Saturday night after making a reservation several weeks ago. We were greeted by friendly host staff who did tell us it would be a few minute (but we were early). We only sat a few minutes after our reservation time which to me is not a big deal. Our server however, was fairly disappointing. She wasn't a terrible server but she just seemed to have no enthusiasm or care about helping us at all. She brought me a different glass of wine than what I ordered (without asking) since they did not have the one I ordered and I didn't particularly like it but they never offered to take it off the bill. We also mentioned that we had not been here before but she offered no insight or recommendations into the menu. \n\nOverall, the food was good. I can't say that anything was phenomenal. We ordered the oysters which were very good. The beach bum ceviche was just strange. It was in a bowl that was half filled with some sort of liquid from the ceviche which was just strange and made the chips soggy when you dipped them in to get some. I would not order again.\n\nThe burrata was my favorite thing by far. It is made fresh daily and served with grilled bread and a yummy tomato salad. We also had the squid ink pasta which was good and I appreciated that they split it up for us in two separate dishes.\n\nSo overall I would say if you are going to Summer House for the atmosphere, crowd, or drinks it is a great option, but if you are expecting a 5-star meal, head elsewhere (even if it is next door for pizza at Stella Barra)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. Took a little while to come out but good scenery while we waited. Was way too cold for a summer day where it felt like we were on a patio. Had jeans on and I was so cold it had a negative impact on my meal. Would go back just not sit on roof covered patio

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love summer House. The food is consistent and the ambiance is wonderful. I always run into friends, associates and neighbors when I am there. Love this place. I was there 3 times this week!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fit for carnivores and vegetarians, this menu is great for everyone. Even my 19-month-old son loved brunch and dinner here. It's gorgeous inside and out. The service is amazing! And buy some desserts to dine-in or take home (or both!).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Summerhouse several times, and it is consistently good. I love the feel of being in California.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is our 'go to' for casual dining with delicious food. The AHI Tuna poke and Ahi Tuna on crispy rice is our favorite. The service is great and it is a wonderful place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, we were pleased with our first visit for dinner. We came early because we had tickets for Steppenwolfe at 7:30. There were so many kids, I had no idea that this was an uber kid spot and was a bit taken aback. Oh well, I know that there is nothing that can be done, however, if I do come back I will be certain to request a table way in the back in a booth away from the youngsters!\nOur server was very nice and competent. But, I asked for a 'little' piece of bread with my salmon and he brought a plate with about 5 large toasts and then had the nerve to charge $2, Really? We spent over a $100 for entres, wine, and coffee and then to see a charge for the bread was ridiculous. I only wanted a little bread for me because my partner is on a diet. Seems really petty to me. And, that turned us off from returning any time soon, I'm afraid. I sure do hope that practice does not continue?\nThank you\nCathie

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is one of my favorite brunch spots in Chicago so I ALWAYS make a reservation so I can wow my out of town guests! \n\nThe food was great and I love their fresh squeezed juice selection. I had the beef short rib hash and my friend had the eggs Benedict. Both items were delicious! Our waitress was attentive and offered nice recommendations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is one of my first choices for lunch, and not just because it offers valet parking (but that is a big plus). I love the skylights, which is truly more of a glass ceiling, which makes you feel like you are dining al fresco. The tables are nicely spaced so your 'al fresco' dining feels more like California than Paris. A nice selection of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods makes you walk out feeling like you really escaped the office.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful space and fun, energetic atmosphere. Food was very average in all cases and in one case ordered a burger cooked medium and it arrived partially raw....not medium rare but actually raw. They didn't check back with us on a timely basis service wise so by the time they were made aware and offered to refire or replace it was too late. They were apologetic and didn't charge for this - so they handled it well enough but it was quite shocking that a professional kitchen let this escape - it was so undercooked that foodborne illness could have easily been a byproduct.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House has a delicious brunch menu that is unique and affordable. I've been for brunch several times and never been disappointed. \n\nI love the 'Vitamin D Room' b/c the lighting is such that it always feels like a bright summer day. The atmosphere is relaxed so you can have fine dinning and not feel stuffy. \n\nThe hardest part is deciding what to order b/c everything looks, smells and tastes great. The bloody mary is huge and the mimosas can be done with fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great spot to meet with friends -- food is typically very good, I had the Oreccheitte & King Crab which was delicious. My friend's grouper was a little bland but overall the mains were great. The rose cart was a nice touch and as always the dessert was the best part. Rice Krispie Treat cookie is heavenly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our small plates (Beets with goat cheese, Roasted cauliflower) were generous portions and absolutely delicious. Our entrees Black Grouper with coconut green curry sauce and 1/2 Roasted chicken were beautifully presented. Both entrees were generous portions and provided an incredible blend of textures and flavors. We went for Sunday night dinner and the place was busy. We opted for a table on the patio where it was quieter and cooler but all the diners, including many well behaved young children, seemed to be enjoying themselves. There for a girls' night out we didn't mind the leisurely service but could see where it would be frustrating if you were trying to make a theater curtain or had a problem with part of your meal and were trying to attract the attention of a server. We had a delightful evening and will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time I go there I have a great time! Great food, great service and great drinks!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made a reservation a week in advance for a surprise celebration dinner. 7:30 pm was the original time and they made us wait until almost 8:00pm for a table. What's the whole point of a reservation then? Also, on top of everything they didn't even offer us to sit by the bar or anything. Extremely disappointed with the experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun and creative atmosphere with delicious dining options, from small plates to entrees. We enjoyed the variety and the cocktails. As the sign says: Yes!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The decor did make you feel as if you were at a summer cottage and the service was the right amount of attentive. However, the grilled mahi-mahi tacos were average and I found the noise level too high until the restaurant emptied out a bit. Can't say I would go back on my own, but my daughter likes the place so I will.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love walking in to see the sweet treats like cookies, blondies, brownies, rustic bread and sour dough English muffins prominently displayed in a bakery case. We ate inside, but with the garage type door opening on a warm November day we could imagine it was summer. The beach inspired interior was bright, casual and comfortable. We enjoyed the Burrata with the fabulous toasted bread. The ahi tuna tostadas were small but very flavorful. Our entrees were Baja Tacos accompanied by rice and beans and Bucatinini pasta with sausage. Both were very delicious. Our server brought us fabulous warmed blondie brownies topped with vanilla ice cream to die for. I also suggest trying the non-alcoholic drinks both refreshing and creative.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible, rude, arrogant host. Waited 2 and a half hours after being told it would be an hour wait. He did not seem to care one bit that we had waited an extra hour and a half. Eventually just left. I do not mind waiting if the estimated time is somewhat accurate. But an hour and a half extra wait is a little ridiculous. I know summer house is busy, and my small complaint will most likely mean nothing to the restaurant, but the way the host handled his job was just simply rude and unprofessional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great! We had brushetta and salads and they were amazing. Very light and refreshing. The ambiance was beautiful and bright. Will definitely be back! Our waitress was so nice and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for my birthday brunch with a few friends. Great menu, everything was delicious. I wish the wine selection was a little more extensive but for brunch I can't complain. Make sure you stop at the bakery on your way out! We will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wine list over priced

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice, outdoor feel ! Light, bright ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had excellent service, very prompt without being intrusive. The menu has a variety of sweet and savory. The avocado toast was delicious with the poached egg on it perfectly done. The bacon is thick cut and lean.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time I come for brunch at Summer House, I notice someone around me getting the avocado toast, and I finally decided to get it. It was delicious. The service was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to summer house for a Saturday brunch. First of all I had to change our reservation last minute and the staff was super accommodating! When we got there we got a great table outside. The service was wonderful. Our cocktails came quickly and tasted great. The food was delicious! It was an overall great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for Breakfast and lunch. Have not had dinner here yet but sure it is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere and service. Love this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

overall great time! I went there on a date with my boyfriend from out of state and he thought it was great as well

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best dining experiences we've had in Chicago. The food was so well done. The service was perfect. And, the interior was super cool/comfortable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrible customer service at the restaurant. I get it there is a game going on, but you are working so pay attention to your customers not the TV.\n\nIt took 5 minutes for my waitress to great herself after I was seated. She didn't even give her name. She was more interested in her Cubs game than attending me. It felt like I was an inconvince her. I had to ask for her twice. Once to ask for a diet coke after my food serve. Lastly, she was no where to be found once I was ready to pay for check. The food was the only thing that will make me come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun evening, good food, and great service--as usual!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely LOVE going to Summer House and feeling like I am not even in Chicago anymore- gorgeous atmosphere. \n\nService was a bit slow. My sister's drink took 15 minutes to get to our table, and all she ordered was a glass of orange juice.\n\nThis has been my fifth time coming to Summer House, and I of course look forward to coming back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just want to say thank you and your staff for a great time the other night. This was to be our last meal in the City of Chicago for some time. We have relocated to Los Angeles. The food was even more amazing than usual. The service was top notch, the drinks were delicious. I could go on but you get the picture.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was out third visit to Summer House. Food is average not outstanding. The servers are always the same, not very happy to be waiting on your table and just waiting for you to leave. Don't think we'll ever go back. Not horrible, just average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a birthday dinner for my friend. She was very happy with the service. Food was decent as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Reservation was on time. Kept our water glasses full. Fun, energetic atmosphere. The entire menu sounded delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

That was another good experience. Good food, nice service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered several appetizers to share. They were very flavorful and everything paired well with our wine. It wasn't until our main course came (I shared with my date) that we were disappointed. We ordered the spice rubbed bigeye tuna taco's without beans. We received bland tuna WITH beans. We stressed several times to the waitress while placing our order that we didn't want beans, but they magically showed up anyway. The tortillas were cold and the tuna was flavorless. There was no flavor or spice rub as the description promised. We really didn't want to make a big deal of it because we were enjoying each others company and full anyway from the apps. My outspoken friend joined our party later and tasted our uneaten meal and agreed with our assessment about the flavorless tuna. The waitress came back and she mentioned it to her. The waitress was obviously perturbed rolled her eyes and walked away. We were a bit astonished but continued on drinking our wine and enjoying our evening. Some time later a manager stopped by with our bill and apologized about the dish. We were thankful and he obviously removed the tuna from our meal. That was a kind gesture, which we appreciated but it's curious that we never saw our waitress again. I'll probably go back but will avoid the taco's altogether.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was really impressed that the food match the atmosphere. It was delicious and recommend getting appetizers since entree's a little on the small side and you will still have room for desert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious Kale Salad and French Fries bought a sea salt chocolate chip cookie on the way out that was awesome.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been wanting to try Summer House since I moved to Chicago. It was great for a casual late afternoon brunch with friends. Although, the service was a little slow and our waiter seemed to be a little out of it. The cocktails were very good and the avocado toast was good as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was good, but I made a 1:30 reservation and did not get seated until 1:55. A 10 minute wait is fine, 15 is pushing it, but 25 mins is a bit too long.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch at Summer House is worth the wait. Avocado Toast and Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwich are two must-haves. Don't miss the handcrafted espresso beverages and bakery items at the front.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wine options was wonderful and they have some wine set up in front to see. Must have came during shift change because it took at least 45 mins before anyone came to us after we've been seated. We had to flag down someone to even bring over water then an additional 20 mins before anyone asked if we have been helped. The waitress felt bad and gave us a free appetizer as an apology for waiting for so long.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere. Service was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a delightful choice on a rainy day -- to sit in the daylight room made the day, warm :)\nGreat place for a spontaneous business lunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Summer House is a must if you are spending any amount of time in the Lakeview area. The indoor/outdoor ambiance and the friendly staff are just a couple of the reasons why I frequent this brunching hot spot. Be sure to make a reservation as this place is always busy! (And for good reason!)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good in general. Great variety. The sushi was underwhelming, while still tasty just doesn't stand up to a sushi joint. The atmosphere was fun and fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lauren is the best waitress! Usually front section ;)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The wine was great, excellent suggestion of the Rose from the server. Loved the Ahi Tuna sandwich special, the tuna was fresh and so were the veggies! We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a great lunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Big and varied priced menu. Well trained staff and good services Costly cocktails and wines

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed great food and wonderful evening with our family!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wanted to love it....burgers were unremarkable....2 different types.....sure there is something special there....just not sure what it is.....cookies 'to go' were outstanding.....

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Calamari starter was amazing! Quinoa and curry vegetable dish was so bland it was barely worth eating though! Very disappointing! Service was a bit slow and the waiter had no opinion on what we should order. The air blowing straight at our table got cold half way through the evening and wasn't adjusted even after we complained.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff is usually snooty but this time they were fine. The food and drinks are ok but the ambiance is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for brunch with kids!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I thought it was overpriced for the food and quality, seemed very touristy...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Meh food. Meh service. Good cookies on check out and pretty atmosphere. Would not recommend for dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reservations are a must unless one wants a ridiculous wait. As there were no reservations available for a decent time on Saturday night for weeks, we went on a Sunday for dinner and it was still quite crowded. This place exudes a Southern California feel which is a great break from the long winter and non-existent spring in Chicago. The menu is ok, not extremely extensive but with enough variety that most people can find something. As other's have said in reviews the cost is on the high side for what it is, especially for the starters, sandwiches, and single glasses of wine. The service was friendly, much better than most said on the reviews, but pretty slow on the entrees. Seems to be a bit of a place to see and be seen, atmosphere was fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant is excellent! Food is spectacular! Service is awesome! Our waiter - Will - was great! I will recommend that place other people! Summer House, thank u so much for that dinner!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time out for dinner for my birthday celebration! Brought friends from out of town from East Coast. They loved it! Our server Will was amazing! Truly a great experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Place looked really cool. Service was good once we sat down. As good as the service was, it didn't make up for the underwhelming food. Way overpriced for what we had. We had the tuna tostadas and clam chowder for appetizers. Very little tuna and flavor with the tostadas. Clam chowder was already starting to congeal and had to keep stirring it to keep it from separating. Dinner was meh. I had the fried chicken which was good, but Cole slaw had very little flavor. My wife had the fish special and again just not much flavor. Underwhelming. Hopefully better if we come back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been to Summer House a few times and this one was definitely not the norm-- fire alarms going off (no one on staff said anything to anyone), a waitress who did not know the first thing about service or wine to the food coming out lukewarm and wrong meals brought to the table. I had brought people from out of town and touted it as a great, authentic type of place you don't see that often in Chicago and was pretty disappointed this go-around. Hoping it was a one-time thing as I have usually had only good experiences here. To be clear, I would come back but if the problems don't go away..

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrible service but food was pretty good. However it came out lukeworm.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a birthday lunch with husband. Sat in Vitamin D room which had a gentle breeze coming through the room. Liked the decor. Lively atmosphere. Food was good. Definitely order the shrimp tostada (waitress top recommendation). It was fresh and delicious. English muffin burger was good, cheese was a little salty. Homemade pasta was hearty and satisfying. Service was great. Waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Would recommend and return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came here for brunch with my parents for my first visit and later for lunch with another group-- now I`ll need to try dinner! The ambiance was fantastic, the staff was very friendly (accommodating when we called to say we were running a few minutes behind our reservation & also once we arrived). Now, onto what I was able to try.\n\nBreakfast Burrito- DELICIOUS. Sometimes I worry that a breakfast burrito will be way too much food (and they're not the best things to reheat later) but this one was not massive, it was just the right size!\n\nBlueberry Pancake- Just the right amount of fruit to pancake ratio + deliciously airy. \n\nBreakfast Potatoes- Good, but not amazing. I`d get them again but I could also live without.\n\nShaved Vegetable Salad - Added Chicken & it was a good amount of food and delicious, all of the veggies were very fresh.\n\nThis has become my go-to when people are in from out of town!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional service and atmosphere

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service with reliable recommendations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Some tables are too close together, putting strangers next to each other. Menu woefully lacks variety and adequate choices. 2 of 4 people in our party said they would not return because of the lack of menu variety and choices. Prices are high relative to competitors, but portions were adequate. Food was tasty and well-presented, but overall not special. Decor and lighting is warm and inviting, with a skylight proving natural light until dark. Would go back if others suggested a desire to go there, but would not independently return for dinner given the great number of metropolitan choices, particularly others in the overall terrific Lettuce Entertain You chain. Might try lunch or brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere, had the old fog drink. Highly recommended to anyone for basically any occasion. Saw families, bachelorette parties, group of friends, and dates happening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was just OK. Excellent service and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sunday menu had breakfast items but plenty of sandwiches and main courses otherwise. Beautiful open air skylights with California décor made for a wonderful Sunday afternoon dining experience. Felt like you were outdoors but actually indoors. Probably need to make reservations as it was a packed house even at 2pm.\nService was pleasant and pretty quick. Show kitchen added some attraction and the cocktail menu was creative for some good brunch complimentary drinks. Will be happy to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The name is completely accurate - it's a warm, inviting space flooded with natural light. The entire ceiling is glass. It has a casual California vibe, and the menu is light and inviting. We had local barrata to start, followed by ahi tuna tostada. Both were excellent. I had the pan seared trout for my main and my wife had chicken tacos. The trout was excellent, my wife said the chicken was a bit bland. The wines by the glass were impressive and they have a great Pinot Noir selection, staying with the light cuisine theme. They were also EXTREMELY accommodating for my wife's gluten allergy, offering a full gluten free menu. Truly appreciated. I'd recommend it, and we'll definitely be back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were really looking forward to our reservation at Summer house. The staff was very nice and the service was good. A few things just weren't up to par.\n\n1-Summer House dates their menus, we received a menu dated for Mid June as well as one for 8/16.\n2-When we ordered a bottle of wine from the correct 8/16 menu it wasn't available (They did offer a more expensive bottle at the same price, which was appreciated).\n3-We ordered caramelized brussel sprouts which came out burnt.\n4-The Steak frits, both the steak was over cooked and the fries were burnt\n5-The Halibut my wife ordered was burnt and bland. \n\nThe Cookies we got to good were very good. \n\nOverall the experience was underwhelming. Based on all the good I have heard about Summer House I was expecting much more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recommendations: \nVodka Cucumber Cooler\nCalamari\nMahi Mahi Tacos\nGrilled Salmon\n\n\nGreat ambiance with a lively crowd. A bit pricey. Consistently good service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere - very bright and authentic Santa Monica feel.\nAverage food - fried chicken had too much dark meat. Burger was over cooked. Menu is limited. Calamari is very good.\nService was average. Not over attentive or friendly, but not terrible.\nCookies are very good, but I miss the toffee date cake.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is one of my favorite spots. The beautiful venue and attentive staff keep me coming back for more. I'm in love with their turkey burger and the palm fizz. Definitely my go-to date spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great ambience and food. Service was a little slow and not the best but will definitely return

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to Summerhouse several times and never had a worse experience. The host was incredibly rude and threw a chair in the direction of our table when we needed an extra as opposed to placing it at the table.\n\nWe arrived on-time for our 8am reservation, NO ONE was in the entire restaurant (literally not one table) but he could not seat us because our complete party was not here. Ok, fine, restaurant policy. We stood and waited politely at the entrance at which point we were rudely requested to move further from the entrance until everyone was here (by the pizza restaurant) - not ONE other table was in their seated or waiting to be seated. \n\nWe then had 8 instead of 6, although potentially frustrating / inconvenient for a restaurant it was 8am and we purposely came early (again, we have been to the restaurant several times and know that they typically get full around 9 and we were planning to be out by then). He said no unless we took a high - top because their only table of 8 was reserved. We said we could not as we had elderly people with us and requested if we could sit on the bench with two tables of 4 next to each other (we did NOT even request them to be pushed together). He huffed away, sat 8 of us at a table for 6. He realized we didn't have 8 chairs, literally threw them across the floor to the table and refused to give us 8 menus. So we shared menus and stayed because it's hard to move elderly people.\n\nI will not be back, the rudeness when the restaurant was empty was incredible and completely unnecessary and throwing a chair angrily whether it hit someone or not, is borderline assault. This host should be fired and potentially sued.\n\nOn a positive note, while not overly accommodating, our waitress was nice and our order correct.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for brunch. Bloody Mary was delish. As far as food, it was okay - 3 out of 6 enjoyed their meal. Classic eggs bene and tasted turkey eggs bene were bland, caramelized French toast is too sweet. Breakfast burrito, Acapulco omelet and breakfast tostadas were a hit, so maybe Latin flavors are more in their wheel house? Ambiance is great, and service was fantastic.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrible service. Typical menu. Tourist stop.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance was lovely - it was open and bright with plants everywhere. The ambiance almost made up for the fact that the food was just so-so. Not bad, but absolutely not worth the money paid. My breakfast sandwich was bland and the 'crispy candied turkey bacon' was rather flavorless and not at all crispy. I'd love for the quality to improve because it's such a prett restaurant, but I likely will not be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food at Summer House never disappoints. We order the handmade burrata every time we go. The cocktails are also always great. Summer House is always very busy but staff are always pleasant and helpful. It is a beautiful place to sit outside in the summer and a great place to feel like you aren't in Chicago during the winter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was nothing special but the venue is lovely. Salmon eggs benedict was good but the potato hash was cold, and there were no sides whatsoever - a bit of salad or fruit is somewhat expected, otherwise the server should have mentioned it and recommended getting an additional side. The food also arrived alarmingly quickly which makes one wonder if the food is made fresh to order. Also $7 for a small glass of juice is a bit much.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. But don't let that stop you from going. It's a gorgeous restaurant and great American cuisine. Went on a weekend afternoon. Very crowded and loud but great food and service! And very family friendly.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been there for dinner and had a better experience. The sandwiches were average and the service was indifferent. Not up to 'Lettuce' standards.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Usually I love Summer House for its atmosphere and dependable food and service. This time the only thing that was good was the atmosphere. Extremely poor service despite the fact that there were many open tables. The waiter walked by many times and we had to call to him to take our order no then to bring our check twice! Much of the time he was lounging by the bar talking to other staff. And our Thai salads were oily. So. Eh

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House never disappoints ... our favorite casual neighborhood restaurant. Good steaks, good vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower -- just a bit too much oil) . Excellent service -- quick and friendly. Great fresh air dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is one of my favorite restaurants. The place is beautiful and the food is great. The dishes are light and flavorful, I like the kale salad, guacamole and chips, tuna with avocado, halibut and fish tacos. The wine list is good Malbec being my choice and the desserts are great to share the olive oil cake is a must. Plus take home a cookie from the bakery you won't regret it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Trendy place with nice people... To see and be seen

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I usually shy away from restaurants that have such a variety of cuisines on the menu but I decided to give it a shot and was very pleasantly surprised. Between the 4 of us, we ordered a little of each cuisine and nothing disappointed us. From the sushi to the Mexican, to the salads and burgers, everything as delicious even though a bit odd to go together. Every bite tasted very fresh and inviting. \nThe ambiance was fun and very detailed. You can tell a lot of thought was put into the restaurant while designing with outstanding detail. The wait staff was very attentive and welcoming. From the second we walked into the restaurant until the second we left, every member of the staff was extremely nice and helpful. They gave great suggestions of the menu, it was apparent they knew the menu well, and even provided suggestions for after dinner.\nOverall it was a very pleasant experience and I will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House Santa Monica is the quintessential buzzy brunch spot: great food, fun atmosphere, and slightly slow service. Their chai latte, chicken and waffles, and cold-pressed OJ were all first rate, even if the place was a tad crowded. It's great for a leisurely brunch with mimosas flowing, but if you're a family with hungry kids you might want to give them a snack first. It's definitely worth a trip, especially for a girls' day or catching up with old friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I come here every time Im in chicago - I love the food and the service is phenomenal

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been to Summer House several times - this time was really special - new items on the menu since we were last there are wonderful. A beautiful place on a summer evening!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have to admit bit disappointed by the food on this visit! It appears to have gone downhill from my last visit last year. This is the first time in 2016 that I visited them at 2PM for late business lunch. Food took a bit of time to get to the table which was interesting as less than 8 tables were occupied at the time of arrival. Host seemed 'lost and confused' and seemed ill prepared to see that RES was made and the preference on where I requested to sit. He seemed more interesting in chatting with staff at the host stand. Food was overdone and salad was less than enjoyable to eat! I will steer clear until they can rectify these issues.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

my husband, our daughter & I came here & we had a great experience! :)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Literally waited two hours for our order to come out

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Solid meal. Great space.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The new menu is more diverse, and has a good variety of entrees' to choose from.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The only disappointment was we sat outside and when we asked to turn on the heaters we were told, 'oh they don't work'. If we had known that we would have opted for an indoor table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic as always. Fish is fresh. Salads are great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was there for lunch and had the avocado toast. It was wonderful! I look forward to going back so I can order it again. \nOur waitress was excellent too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House was the perfect spot to take some friends visiting from out-of-town. The decor and interior design were wonderfully fresh and chic (earned the approval of a true Californian), and our server was friendly and excited about the menu, which is always a good sign in my book!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cauliflower hummus is my favorite!'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shared the cauliflower side plate, California Caesar, and avocado toast. All so fresh and such interesting flavors! Energetic, beautiful lunch crowd. Great place to see and be seen that also happens to have delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great find. The atmosphere did remind us of Santa Monica. We ate inside with the huge sky light and not sure how they did it but there was a small wind. Great food try the cauliflower and Brussel sprouts, they were both exceptional, Service was good. But the atmosphere is the reason to go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've now been to both Summer Houses (Chicago & Bethesda), and both are outstanding. Wonderful California feel, great staff, and terrific for brunch (the French toast and egg sandwiches are perfection!).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Is always a great experience however they are over booking and it is not acceptable. Waited 35 mins to be seated, with a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly wait staff. \nGood selection. \nTimely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my second visit and the first for my husband. We were there to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary and we seeking a nice, place to have a good meal, good drinks on a Sunday mid afternoon. Summer House provided all that and a great wait staff to boot. Definite thumbs up for me and highly recommended to all my friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was blown away by Summer House. It was better than any past restaurant that my fiance and I have been to. We celebrated 5 years together and were treated marvelous. The staff was kind and attentive, the decor was unique and the food was unbelievable. We really loved it and will certainly be back for more very soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met my friend for lunch here. Liked the atmosphere...felt light and airy...and the food was really good! I will definitely come back to Summer House Santa Monica.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food lacked flavor. The chicken and waffles was good but it was just that chicken with waffles. There is nothing special about it. The service was good. $12 for a Bloody Mary is ridiculous though

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been there a few times. Only issue was that the service was just average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reservation was at 8 and we didn't get seated until 8:30. Food was pretty decent. Service was good. Our waiter told me everything was awesome, but I was hoping for an honest opinion so I would help me decide. I recommend Summer House and I would go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had various small plates and shared, all very good. The chocolate multi layer cake was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone MUST try the Avocado toast (or the tostadas) off the brunch menu. Just absolutely amazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm a fan of Lettuce ENT. restaurants. Am I Gold Reward member. Not intending to go back. I had been there several times before. Would rather go to Stella Barra next door. Service was uncharacteristically poor. I was entertaining an employee. Will need to treat him again to make up for poor service. Could never get waiters attention. Apetizers came immediately and then waited for 30 minutes for main course.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time at Summer House. Service was better, but food was not so great. The ambiance is so attractive, I expect the service, food, and value to align but they just don't. I'd say the food was bland and way too expensive for what was received. Not sure I'll go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went on President's Day and they had their brunch menu which was not pleasing. I thought that menu was average for the hype of this place. They did accommodate us with their special from the night before which was great. The food was great but charged me a lot for the special. I asked for the itemized receipt which they did not give me. Pretty disappointing for LEYE restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went back to Summer House for our second visit when my girlfriend made it clear this was her only request for her birthday. The atmosphere was incredible. Something about this place really feels like a California summer morning.\n\nThe food was top notch. The service was very good, if not a little over attentive. Their breakfast items are great. The eggs are perfect and the hash browns are nice and crispy. She had the grilled chicken sandwich which has think slices of bacon and avocado. All was very good. The blueberry pancakes are light and fluffy and full of blueberry flavor. Be sure to try their raspberry jam too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our favorite place in the city! Palm fizz drink is excellent, all the food is great- be sure to try the buratta!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great space for drinks, but the food is lousy, party of 6 not one dish was above small dinner quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to Summer House a couple other times and have enjoyed each visit (both dinner and brunch). Definitely a great place to bring visitors/guests. They're always impressed!\nThe cocktails are delicious! I had The Bonfire, a grapefruit tequila concoction, at dinner and it was quickly followed by a second. The Bloody Mary and Palm Fizz (wine, prosecco, roemary, apple & lemon) are the perfect addition to a brunch. \nI couldn't resist the ever popular Avocado Toast, this second brunch visit: poached eggs on top of avocado, scallion mascarpone and their homemade bread.. is your mouth watering yet? \nThe servers are attentive to replenishing drink orders, and refilling waters, without hovering or rushing your experience. They're friendly and have great recommendations for first time visitors. \nOh and it's January, so definitely request a seat in their vitamin D room where the sunshine and hanging green plants make you forget the sub zero Chicago temperatures and snow on the ground and for a moment, let you believe that you're soaking in the California sunshine!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious as usual. However, the service wasn't up to par. Shouldn't have to ask for salt and pepper, butter, and jelly. Coffee wasn't offered often enough either. But still loved it and will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great meal at noon this past Sunday. The only complaint was cold toasted english muffin, (sent back- brought another warm but not toasted!) and did not bring butter for both english muffin and pancakes - had to ask 2x.\n\nWill definitely return though! Was busy - and I know the wait staff is as the mercy of the kitchen!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The trout, beet salad, and peach cobbler were among the best I have had at any of the many restaurants where I have eaten. Service was quite slow, and that is the only reason I rated this a '4' rather than a '5'. There were lots of families with small children, which was a bit of a surprise to see at a nice restaurant like this one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A bit of summer any time of year. Food, drinks, music, staff all are stellar!\n\nHard to get a reservation, but you understand why...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House was beautiful. Great atmosphere and gorgeous set-up, the main reason I decided to bring my good friend here to celebrate her birthday. Sadly, everything was a bit underwhelming. \n\nWe had the bad luck of the draw and was seated at a table right by the host stand. Usually I'm not picky with where I sit, the food tastes the same either way, but our table was bumped a couple times by patrons, it was wobbly so I took my chopstick wrapper and wedged it under the feet. Just got a little annoying. \n\nWe ordered a bottle of riesling, the real cali roll, calamari, steak frites and brussels sprouts. My favorite was the sprouts. Everything else was fine. Nothing was spectacular but it wasn't bad at all either. After a $160 bill with gratuity, I have to be honest though, I was disappointed. \n\nAll in all, I had higher hopes for this place than what I got, but I wouldn't knock it. It's a beautiful place but I probably wouldn't be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, great food, great ambiance, not the best or friendliest service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here for brunch. Beautiful setting and great food. One of my favorite spots. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very loud. Fun vibe, but it was difficult to hear others at our table.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to this restaurant several times - love the atmosphere. But this last visit was disgusting. They seated us at table - there were things floating in our water. Moved us to a second table to accommodate our party size - three dirty glasses. And when my friend's brunch was served there was a long dark hair on the plate. Disgusting. Of course, they remade the meal, but didn't take it off the bill. Won't be returning. Sorry Summer House.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lots of gluten free options, including baked goods and pancakes, in addition to the egg dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love everything about this place (except it's often hard to get into)!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Almost impossible to just walk in and expect to get a table without any sort of wait. Luckily they take reservations! Love this place! Such vibrant place to grab food with some friends. Good food and lovely atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is an amazing brunch spot! I went with a large group and the service was great. I would definitely try the kale drink!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Atmosphere and look! Busy g withufe and energy! Excellent service and a nice variety of choices for lunch! Delicious food! The only disappointment-The House Quacamole and Chips-too bland and no rexture and and a small serving. I would definitely Italy go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The space is amazing and has a good mix of people, but the food was only average.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great girls night out, great drinks. Only wish drinks came with a little more alcohol for the price, was super watered down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great burgers!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great room

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excelent service with a peaceful ambience. Care about their customer's experience and they ensured we enjoyed every dish to the point where they even took care of a dish that was a little over seasoned for our taste. Every other dish was spectacular. Highly recommend this establishment!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated a birthday there and enjoyed the crabcake w/roasted vegetables, avocado spread sandwich and cobb salad. The food was delicious, our server was terrific and we'll be back for more. A bit noisy for conversation, but we managed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautifully decorated restaurant but the food was bland and service just ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved Summer House. We were on a long weekend vacation in Chicago and had lunch at Summer House and really enjoyed our experience. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was beautiful! Our server was lovely... So sweet, giving great recommendations. In the end she brought a complimentary dessert to our table, as it was our first time dining at Summer House... a very nice touch! Finally, our son is a culinary student and Chef Ben was kind enough to come out and talk with us and give our son a tour of the kitchen. Perfect end to our vacation!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The roast beef sandwich had very little roast beef on it. in fact we took off the roast beef on one side and put it on the other half of the bread. That was the only thing that was super disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, staff, atmosphere. Good spot for young folks, but enjoyable for 'mature' folks like us

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is just like a Santa Monica Summerhouse and the food is fresh and good for you. If you need to eat more veggies, here;s the place to do it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

California cuisine for the masses. Well done and 'California portioned'. Serious can be hit or miss, but friendly, knowledgeable staff. The delay seems to be in the kitchen. Don't forget the extra large cookies on the way out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Huge gluten free menu for celiac disease guests. Food was outstanding. I highly recommend the mahi mahi fish tacos!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bright and sunny.....fun and exciting place to eat. Great staff !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come here a lot, but this time the food was very slow!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved 3 out of 4 of my choices or it would have been a 5 the apps and drinks are GREAT

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful place! You can great a great tasting (and healthy) meal and they accommodate small children to boot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A breath of fresh air in a Chicago winter!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went there this weekend and although the food was great, it was windy and freezing! We checked in with the unfriendly host Andi input seats. We asked them to turn the fans down and they told us it wasn't possible. We were so cold and so was everyone else it was really hard to appreciate the dinner... Despite the freezing weather in the summer house, the food was delicious! Our server was also very attentive and friendly.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to Summer House several times and always enjoyed it, so thought of it first for a brunch with my mother and sister when they came in from the east coast for a special girls weekend in Chicago. Unfortunately, while the food was good and as I've come to expect, the service was horrible. I'm usually pretty forgiving, but for early in the brunch shift it was utter chaos. The host stand was a mess - I was being helped and about to be shown to my table by one host when another guest cut in front and both hosts became pre-occupied with them and solving there problem. Then, over 5 min later, when we were finally seated, we were not assigned a server and waited for over 15 minutes even to get menus. We had to flag someone down even for this to happen. Totally unacceptable. We were clearly an afterthought and had to plan ahead to order drinks and food at once so we could be sure we wouldn't be there all day. Not a relaxing environment. Very disappointing and not what I've experienced from them before. But also bad enough to think long and hard about going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love bringing people to this restaurant. They are always pleased. Service is typically good, sometimes scattered due to the crowds. Great location, easy to grab a cab.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Really good service. Fun environment. This place is always a great option for dining...if you can get in. Plan ahead and have a reservation. Ask to either sit by the windows (if it is nice out, or in the main dining room (not the bar area). The lobster is great...consider having it as an appetizer with several others to share.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nested in the midst of Lincoln Park, this place complements the lively ambiance of the surrounding neighborhood. Easy to get to, the restaurant features a bountiful wine list and a plethora of food choices. Open and airy layout gives you a sense of a large place but cozy table arrangements make it a personable dining experience. Our group of 8 experienced quick service, cold beverages and hot foot. I highly recommend visiting this establishment. I certainly will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a group of eight celebrating a birthday. The only glitch was that my daughter's burger was cooked with toppings she asked to be left off, and then the replacement order took so long that the rest of us had almost finished our meals. The manager came over and apologized and gave us gift cards we were able to use immediately on that evening's bill. Mistakes happen even at LEYE restaurants, and this was handled well. We otherwise loved the place and will be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went here at a spur of the moment Friday celebration - grabbed a last minute reservation on Open Table.\n\nOverall, the food was very tasty. My boyfriend had 'a real cali roll' for an appetizer and the 'wood-roasted alaskan halibut' for his entree and I had the 'wood-grilled steak frites.' The only complaint is that it seemed the portions were a bit small for the halibut and the asparagus side. My entree was delicious and the steak had great flavor and a nice sauce on it.\n\nThe cheesecake, wine and cocktails were great. Overall, a very nice meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is definitely a place where people go to look at each other. I have really wanted to like the food, wine and service, but I always find them lacking. There are servers everywhere, but they do not pay a lot of attention to what is happening at the table, causing all sorts of delays or needing to flag down someone for a forgotten item or question. The menu looks very promising, but my recent Avocado toast with Poached eggs came out with a version of hard boiled eggs instead, a testament that the kitchen is not keeping a close eye on the food. In terms of wine, there are some decent choices, but a recent substitution for a Rose listed came up with a bottle that could be purchased for well under $20, at a glass price of $12....\n\nI do admit watching the people and outfits is very entertaining.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My son and I were having lunch and thought the food was great. Our server was very insistent that we should consider a starter. So we ordered the ahi tuna appetizer. We also ordered entrees. And low and behold EVERYTHING came out at ONCE! Then the waitress kept coming back to hustle us out of there! Mind you our reservation was at 11:30 and we were out of there by 12:45. But our food arrived at 11:45! Too pushy and not interested in a comfortable experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful and fun new spot. The menu is kind of limited, but the food is fresh and yummy. My son had a cute meal that he loved. It was early when we had dinner but food took forever and came out at different times. Totally worth going but pack your patience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the atmosphere at Summer House. Really feels California like. A bit noicey for a social gathering with friends you would like to conversation with. Our waitress Gina S. was great and very attentive. Thanks Gina. Our food was the best with a different twist then the usual. A must to visit. We got parking on a side street not far away for 0$$$$. Valet an option. Got there at 4:30 for an early dinner had our pick of tables. Lots of people waiting when we left at 7. Desserts are off the charts! Save room!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely worth the trip. Lettuce Entertain You done good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the starters are great.... especially the tuna tostadas! Short rib entree is excellent, although the Thai pepper paste it gets a light topping of might not suit everyone's taste. Overall great place - been there many times.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been trying to get a reservation at Summer house for a long time and was curious to try it. The restaurant is a bright, vibrant happening space; however, I was surprised that the service was so indifferent and unhelpful. What surprised me the most was how amateur the food was. The starters were below average and certainly nothing notable. I ordered the squid ink angel hair pasta. It came congealed in an amorphous mass that was less professionally prepared than Olive Garden. My wife ordered the lobster orecchiette. It was inedible and my wife barely touched it. What made matters worse was that the wait staff never inquired how we liked our entrees and did not care that both plates were barely eaten. They came by and just cleared them. There are so many better restaurants in the area. Maybe we ordered wrong, certainly Balena is light years better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I ordered my fish well done and pan sautéed. I received it grilled with dark grill marks and the fish was not well done. My husband was burnt as well. We had to send them both back to be redone. I have been here many times but this night the service was very slow. The server didn't come around to check on us. I had to ask someone delivering from the kitchen to get our server. This was a Tuesday night so it wasn't unusually crowded

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was the best food I have had in the Summerhouse-\nthe cauliflower was perfect; we ordered another serving\ndidn't like the chocolate sorbet

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I met friends for lunch and enjoyed the bright cheerful dining room appropriately named 'Vitamin D'. The Avocado Toast was Very Good as was the service. Can't wait to go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time eating at Summer House - we were celebrating our wedding anniversary - and it was awesome! Very casual and comfortable with a neighborhood feel. A bit of an eclectic menu which we like. Very bright and cheerful. Excellent wait staff. Overall a great experience and would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service and food were great I would highly recommend this place

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They have changed their trout, the new dish is no comparison to the past version...disappointed to say the least, it was one of the best plates in all of Chicago that would sell out for a reason. I was a regular customer in the past, not sure when I'll be back. This is my first open table review.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was expecting a little better food... table at the bar was just ok, ask for a table in the main dining room or outside. It was a birthday and I made a request for a birthday cake which was not done.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food while diverse in offering seemed a bit bland to us . I had the fish tacos and my husband the French dip. The food wasn't bad; just a bit bland. We felt the cost/ benefit ratio was definitely not in our favor. Also , if lots of small children running around and yelling isn't your idea of a good time, ask to be seated in the bar area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not good. This was my second and last time at this restaurant. We were seated at crappy tables during both occasions, extremely close to the very crowded bar and pushed up against the servers' ordering station. The food isn't hideous but it certainly isn't a greatl. I got the hashbrown eggs benedict during my most recent visit. The hollandaise was on point but the candied bacon was tough and the sweetness was way over the top. The eggs were almost cooked perfectly. The food looked like it had been dumped on the plate, though, which is surprising given the level of attention given to the restaurant decor. The drinks are good but a dollar or two over priced. Service is neither good nor bad but definitely not friendly like you might find at other restaurants in Chicago, including the West Loop. The highlight of Summer House is atmosphere but, coupled with everything else, it isn't worth the trip (and definitely not worth the money).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was ok at, my wife chose sushi... to be honest it was just OK. the rolls were chewy and it didn't seem fresh. The wine and the the chip and guacamole appetizer was good as well as the company of our friends. The desert (the warmed cookies) were very good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food used to be pretty good here, it's really gone downhill. As far as service, the waiter lost our order, then came back and took it again. Two items out of four came out incorrectly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere and no complaints about the service, but the food especially for the price was sub par. The spicy 'homemade' steak sauce tasted like A1, the fish tacos despite being highly recommended were bland, and the burger was below average in a city that knows it's burgers. I'd say go to Summer House for brunch and cocktails or go elsewhere

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A lot of food errors! Waiter was awesome!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our salad was very awful. The lettuce and ingredients looked like they had been sitting out for awhile.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed our appetizers and shared dessert. My entree was an appetizer pokey, which was nice. My husband had the chicken tacos, which were really bland and disappointing. No flavor to the chicken at all. For the price point we would probably go somewhere else next time.\n\nAlso, it's very loud for dinner - all hard surfaces: floors, walls, ceiling, etc with no drapes or table clothes to absorb the noise. Very nice decor , but loud!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Kept window open on insanely cold day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very lovely spot for mid-day meal. Great wine by the glass selections featuring many rose options. Fresh, innovative menu with seasonal ingredients. Lots of plant-based choices. Excellent atmosphere. Even in pouring heavy rain, Summer House Santa Monica feels light and fun. Thanks for another memorable lunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Stellar ambiance throughout the whole year. Light and airy vibe. Baked goods section is such a awesome scene to walk into. Food could be cooked up a notch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was very mediocre as best. The fish tacos, ironically recommended by the waiter was the fish tacos. The first round the fish came out super burnt...they refired the tacos and they were slightly better the second time but still not good at all. Overall sub par food experience and for a city filled with great restaurants at any price point this is not a good stop.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my second time at Summer House. I found the food this time to be good but not great. What felt less-than-appealing was being surrounded by children. Seems like a great place for families, but for those of us who are childfree there were too many.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first experience at Summer House was GREAT. We'll come back for sure. It was a family brunch just before back to school. The restaurant is kids friendly, it has space so you are not eating with your neighbors. The service was great, they accepted to move us to a lighter area. The food was AWESOME! simple but delicious. I had the avocado toast, just perfect and loved the eggs . We'll come back for sure!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was traveling with friends who had very specific eating requirements. One guest was vegan; the other could only eat lean meat and vegetables. There were plenty of high-quality, delicious options for both!! The service was great - our server was knowledgeable and very friendly. The decor and ambiance was warm and inviting. We came from a baseball game and I was afraid we would be underdressed, but the restaurant is both chic and casual. I will most definitely visit the North Bethesda location.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Avocado toast got cold fast

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for brunch! I always go with a group of friends and it has a nice atmosphere. Reminds me of Hampton Social downtown. They have a dessert bar in the front and everything I've had there has been really good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was average and not worth the price. Wouldn't go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely loved the atmosphere! It is stunning! I thought it was a bit expensive and not the best of food. Desserts were great though!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was great! Very nice & competent waiter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Actually flew in from Santa Monica for Labor Day weekend & loved that I could take my friends & family to a place with Cali vibes in Chicago! The vitamin D room channeled all the chill, beachy feels & held our attention well after our yummy food was finished! Our compliments to the crew!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place to have a nice afternoon lunch on a holiday. Light, airy and gives you a feel it could be summer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food . Very nice ambience and service .\nDefinitely would recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service is inconsistent. I've had great service and not so great -especially with take out. Messed up our meal both times I've ordered take out.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Noticed the quality going down over the last couple of months. The mushroom enchiladas were delicious but the short rib was so salted it was inedible. The drinks were also sub par. Dessert was delicious.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you feel you need a break from Chicago, Summer House interior decor will make you feel like you're in Southern California. At my (long anticipated) first first here, though, our food was OK (but not particularly return-worthy) and our server was polite but forgetful and sometimes confused (perhaps new?). Service not rushed -- much appreciated. Lunch for two came to $76 without tip (grilled cheese with cup tomato soup; grilled chicken sandwich with side salad; two glasses wine; two coffees; shared dessert).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, service and ambiance are all in sync . . .and it feels like you are on vacation in Southern California rather than the North-side of Chicago

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

food cold and sent back then ordered cobb salad with chicken arrived with no chicken waited 15 minutes to get a piece that was an insult to split between our salad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything from the ambiance, service, and food/drink was fantastic. Eclectic mix of people and a fun vibe.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating my daughters birthday--engagement and we took a small cake and flowers. The waiter said we couldn't cut the cake there or store the flowers or cake anywhere so we had to place it on the floor.... Our table was full with 4 of us and drinks and appetizers so enjoying lunch and drinks while juggling a cake on my lap and the mother in law a dozen roses on her lap was very uncomfortable . Our service was non existent we had to flag down our waiter for refills and such. We went to Summer House bc the food is yummy but service was really bad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant. Food was decent-I would probably pass on the sushi if dined again, but the elote corn dish was amazing! The first initial server that greeted us at the table was very cheerful and bubbly, but then switched down to a closing server I believe whose mood was just like she didn't want to be there. I get it eating at 9pm isn't generally peak hours for dining and energy but still was disappointed with the change in attitude towards our table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The scenary, the ambiance was just perfect! Cant wait to go back!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had ordered cocktails - mimosa, acai-basil, and bloody Mary. The bloody Mary was very bad and had to be sent back. The other two were warm and far from cold. I ordered the tostados - they tasted good but were cold. My friends ordered sandwiches; the buns were so stale that they crumbled. They ate just the patties. The ambience was great and lively. The rose that replaced the Bloody Mary was great and I was pretty impressed with the wine list. However, the food was too disappointing to call it a good lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cute place. The food was better the last time I was there. The cookies still look amazing though!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely setting, very busy for brunch. Front of house seemed disinterested and not attentive to messaging they had given us about wait times (despite our reservation). Food came out very slowly. The table next to us was seated 20 minutes after we were and they had their food 10 minutes before us, as an example. The food was very good, but there seems to be some disorganization among staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waitress was great. The califlower humus was outstanding

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my 4th visit and the first disappointment. Service was beyond abysmal. No excuse. Even when the wait staff am was advised that our table of 6 seemed invisible and was being ignored, nothing changed. Excruciating.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a 6:30PM reservation, called at 6:20 letting the restaurant know we would be 5-10 mins late due to traffic. Checked in at 6:35PM....got seated at 7:05PM. Ridiculous. Food was decent but nothing to rave about - I had the fried chicken and my girlfriend had the salmon (dry and less flavorful than home cooked salmon purchased from Whole Foods). The waiter serviced us in an equivalently indifferent manner as the hostess who sat us 30 minutes past our arrival time. This is my second time dining at this place and will definitely be my last. The only aspect of the restaurant that you can deem as 'special' would be the bright summery ambiance of the main dining area (where they chose not to sit us both times we ate there, instead opting to seat us in the dark bar area right next to people standing while getting drinks at the bar). Talk about intimate setting. Spend your money elsewhere, this 'scene' does not deserve it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice place with great healthy options. Service is great. The food is good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met friends for brunch. Food was very good - very fresh. Our waitress was adorable - very attentive but not hovering. It was loud. Not so loud that we had to yell at each other to be heard but, we were all leaning forward to minimize the distance our words had to carry. Overall, nice spot.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been here numerous times with friends and have had very few problems. Today's brunch was the exception. The restaurant at 9 am was mostly empty. Since there were only a handful of occupied tables, you would think good service shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, not so. Simply Trying to get coffee and the things that go with it ( sugar, cream, spoon, etc) turned out to be a major ordeal . Not sure what was going on in our waiters head but, for sure, it didn't have anything to do with providing decent service. While most of the food was good, a few items were left out. We were very disappointed by our dining experience today. We live nearby and consider SH one of the best restaurants in the immediate area. Hopefully, it was just an off day for the restaurant and our waiter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been many times. We enjoy the atmosphere there quite a bit. Food generally consistent but we tried some newer menu items and had mixed reviews. The rose bar always a fun addition as well. Service was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

we had a reservation and were seated pretty quickly. had lunch cocktails which were great. my husband got an egg white omelette with turkey which he didn't love; said it was like eating lunchmeat which it did look like. my meal was great, short rib hash. best thing about this place is the atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Get the biscuits!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My girlfriend and I are huge on brunch and we wanted to pick a great spot for our 2 year anniversary. We were not disappointed at all, in fact, the food and service exceeded our expectations. Everything we tried was fantastic such as the cauliflower, candied bacon and of course the french toast, which was extremely filling and a must have. The bloody mary is on point and the margarita had a great balance to satisfy our palettes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love going to summer house. Great food and drinks. Even saw a few celebrities while we were there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful California inspired decor. Definitely a spot for girls lunch/healthy dinner (although there were a couple guys there too!). There was a 45 min wait for walk-ins. We sat down right away...LOVE Open Table!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My family and I always enjoy Summer House, but were somewhat disappointed having to wait 25 minutes when we had reservations. Made them thru Open Table. Hopefully this was a one time occurrence. Otherwise food is very good and service was pretty good also.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love SummerHouse but this is the second time that my server has been so overwhelmed that it's taken forever to get a drink or my meal. I likely won't be returning.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice place ,lively bar , food was just ok not very flavorful and eclectic . When you first walkin there is a coffee bar with sweets so this would be a good place for a quick pick me up during the day ,lunch etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was very impressed with the waitress! Made it a lovely experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my third visit to Summer House when visiting Chicago. It was, as always, a great experience and I recommend it to other people who are planning a visit to the Windy City. The noise level is a bit loud but is better when seated outside. This is a restaurant which caters to a wide variety of patrons who like good food at a reasonable price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Favorite restaurant! Love coming here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was very accommodating and always pleasant. The food was great and the atmosphere has a fun vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We won a $100 giftcard and decided to use it before the Pearl Jam concert. It wa a very nice time away from Tinley Park. Cheryl Scott was there as well which made it extra fun to see a semi celeb.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a lively hip place to dine. Small outdoor seating on street. Nice neighborhood hot spot. If you dine while the sun is out, the rooftop windows let in some nice sunlight. Has a southern California feel.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Make a reservation! Very crowded at 4:00 on a Saturday which I was surprised. But then they forgot about us as we waited, so you may have to remind the host as we did. Save room for dessert which you can grab to go on the way out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is frustratingly inconsistent. I've had two absolutely delicious meals here and two terrible meals.\n\nOn this occasion the service was really slow (15 min wait for coffees and then we had to ask for milk/sugar) and our food arrived cold as it had obviously been sitting for a while. I love the atmosphere and the fact that you can make a reservation for breakfast, but not sure I'd go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a Gem great food awesome service had the breakfast tostadas out of this world also great French toast definitely going back 👍

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great environment, food was pretty good. The menu was all over the place, though, so it was really hard to decide on what to order. It didn't seem like there was anything in common with the menu items.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The server was not very attentive or approachable at all. She was cold and short. Also, the food was not very impressive. We ordered tacos, and you would think that a nice restaurant like this would spend the time to make the tacos, but no we had to make our own – not to mention the Tuna had no flavor. The orecchiette crab pasta was dry and also rather flavorless. Lastly, the steak and fries was very typical and not impressive. The only good thing, I believe, to be on the menu is the vegetable quinoa, I ordered it two years ago and it was amazing both times, but just shows you that they never change their menu. It is unfortunate that the food and service was so bad because the atmosphere is so awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My six-year-old felt like a king on his birthday! The kids' menu even had his name (Mason) on it! Becca was a GREAT server, and we loved the decor too. Even on a rainy night it seemed sunny inside. Great place for our staycation - in from the burbs :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great wait staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for lunch on bit chilly day.\nOur waiter was super friendly and the interior reminds us CA.\nStarting with free Guacamole,talked about many topics that we shared this few years.\nThe food we ordered came with huge portion and tasted so great!!\nWe`re surprised by the waiter,holding plates come with big cookies and ice cream&candles on top!!\nWhat a memorable lunch!!\nWill definitely go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food every time. The service is outstanding and he manager TJ keeps the place on point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made a reservation at very last minutes for Mother's day and wedding anniversary.\nHad seated at 4:30pm,but it's already packed.\nEveryone seems to have great time there.\nSo are we.\nStarting with Guacamole was always great.Even kids loved it.\nEnjoyed every dishes, the staff were friendly.\nOur waitress wishes our happy anniversary and surprised us with complimentary desserts!\nHad really great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent salads, wonderful light-filled open center room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We started off with the local burrata and ahi tuna tostadas which were excellent and just the right size. Then moved on to have the steak frites which was cooked perfectly and a wonderfully seasoned trout. Finished it up with an amazing a la mode cookie that closed out the night perfectly. \n\nThe drinks were also very good and our server was well educated on the menu, provided great recommendations and was a pleasure to deal with the entire night.\n\nOverall I would recommend it to anyone for a nice dinner with excellent food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We gave this place a second chance this past weekend, but likely won't be be back. The food is good, but the service was terrible again (just like the first time when we actually formally complained about our experience ... most of the servers (we had experience with a couple of different ones) have a major attitude... they were totally aloof, unfriendly and not at all helpful with food recommendations. Too bad, we generally like Lettuce Entertain you restaurants, but this one is really a major disappointment. Must do (much) better Summer House!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very slow on this occasion. On two previous visits they forgot to add everything that was supposed to be included to my salads.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends and I finally made it to Summer House for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. We had reservations so there wasn't much of a wait. The hashbrown, french toast and house sausage came out burnt to a crisp. We also started with calamari and it was soft and soggy due to the sauce that was on top. Ugh. However, I ordered a green tea and it was the best I'd ever had. My friends enjoyed their mimosas. Maybe this is a good place for drinks & desserts! I wouldn't return though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved the shaved vegetable salad, and my cousin loved the burger.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bring earplugs. The restaurant is pretty, the food is fresh and good but the noise level is way up in Lincoln Park style...young moms with high end strollers, teen age girls celebrating the end of school, traffic, buses and sirens on Halsted. Try to pick an off time if you want to have any conversation or hear your server.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The sushi roll was so salty that we couldn't eat it! Drinks looked good but tasted horrible. Pinot Noir was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Such an amazing place. Definitely a Santa Monica feel with the light, summer decor. Great food and excellent service. Can't wait to return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great vibe in the restaurant. I felt like I was on vacation !! The food was amazing... Had the chicken Caesar and the avocado toast to split with my friend. Will defiantly be back soon !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I liked the ambiance , very chic. even if we were sitting inside the look was outdoorsy. We all loved our cocktails, food was okay but for us being vegetarian a very few options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the place the minute I walked in. You're greeted with a display of different gigantic cookies - great touch. We got sat right away, even though we were 30 minutes early and the ambiance was gorgeous. It felt like you were dining in a restaurant in the Hampton's. It was just a 'happy' vibe and the staff did their part to contribute to the vibe. \nMy turkey burger was one of my favorite turkey burgers I've ever had. So juicy and flavorful! I almost didn't get it because it said 'double decker' but it really wasn't too big. The only issue was my friend found a hair in her crab cake... Which totally happens and I was a restaurant manager before so I understand it's no ones fault but was surprised that no one came by to apologize for it. We were not expecting anything to be comp'd off the bill but still thought it was handled way too casually. But they had a new plate out fairly quickly and all ended well. \n\nWill definitely return!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance was very nice (we sat outside). Our server was very attentive and very friendly. The food was mediocre at best. I had the double turkey patties. No wonder they give you two. Two did not really even add up to what I'd get at a TGIF or Chilli's (for $13). Two obviously frozen, flat, tiny patties slapped together. My wife's burger was the proper size and good, but nothing special. Bought a cookie at the baker next door which was more filling than my turkey burger.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer house is one of my absolutely favorite places to brunch in Chicago, I find myself always wanting to go back. They have a great variety of fun brunch beverages, and I am in love with the Smoked Salmon Benedict. However, this most recent visit I was not as pleased as I usually am, the service was definitely lacking and it seemed as if they were skimping on the portion sizes, I'm hoping it was just a one time thing, and that they are not starting to let their high quality slip after being in business for over a year now.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am hoping that this was an aberration. The food at Summerhouse has always been uneven. Once they were established it improved. This time it was just terrible. The French fries were cold. The tacos were tired and dried out Really disappointing meal. Our server was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

nothing was memorable about the food, and it was overpriced. the environment was really nice and the wait staff was friendly. I would go back to just hang out, not to eat.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Two things were great: our server and the s'mores bars sold at the counter near the entrance. We had tickets to a show and our server was great about making sure that we were able to leave when we needed to. The orechetti with crab was okay and the sea bass was overpowered by red pepper liberally sprinkled on top, while the surrounding green curry sauce was strangely bland. The peach cobbler was fine, but the chocolate walnut cookies from the front counter tasted mostly of walnut, with not enough chocolate flavor.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cold tortillas overdone tuna and wrong order for my husband-high price for lack of service and food quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hip, open space with a very good vibe. Busy Sunday brunch crowd as the menu have everything anyone would like. Service was warm and welcoming and our waiter was great. We had a wonderful meal to celebrate my wife's bday. We will be back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was very good, and the room was light and pleasant. However, the food was a big disappointment. They took a nice, and according to a waitress, fresh piece of trout, drowned it in sauce and plopped it on mashed potatoes. The taste of the fish was lost. Rather expensive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed the feeling of the restaurant. It's open and airy and really does feel like an afternoon in Cali! The food was good but not great. The problem was our food took over an hour to come out. By this point, we were sick of drinking coffee and finished our cocktails. I will say our waitress was lovely though! She new the kitchen was backed up and brought us muffins while we waiting for our breakfasts. I would go back and give it another shot and just hope for a full kitchen staff the day I return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place definitely looks like California, and there's definitely a vibe of 'I'm richer and therefore better than you' coming from everyone eating in the restaurant. That being said, the food is incredibly good and the service is excellent. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone (but especially those who like to see and be seen) because I haven't had a single bad experience here- and I've been here a lot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After waiting almost 10 minutes to be seated for our reserved table, it took an additional 15 minutes (maybe longer?) to even be approached by a server for our drink order. He did not apologize for the wait, which was a little embarrassing because I raved about Summer House to the friend I was with. When the food came out, my husband's food was completely wrong - there ham on the sandwich and he does not eat pork. And it came with a side salad instead of fries. My friend asked for toast, which was not served with her breakfast either. And he completely forgot our appetizer! I love Summer House for it's food, atmosphere, and typically great service. But this was a terrible dining experience for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, prepared to perfection with menu changes (thank you, Chef), and great attentive and superb service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone at the restaurant was very nice! We were seated right away and when I needed something I asked another server and I got my oil and vinegar right away.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved Summer House. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Gluten Free menu has wonderful options and the chef was willing to customize dishes to suit our dietary needs. The Brussels sprouts were a table favorite. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was well-timed and friendly, the old fashions were a great choice to start the evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great looking place. Tables were too close together. We were mere the kitchen . We saw the salad\nMaker drop things and put them back on the wok station without being washed. He also did not wear gloves on a regular basis.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

great venue, great service, great drinks, airplane food (economy class)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Open kitchens should at least be clean with sanitary practices. Witnessed kitchen staff chopping salad w/o gloves, picking something up off the floor w/o at least washing hands before resuming cutting food. Filthy uniform as well. Lost my appetite (thankfully did not order a salad, but did have a sushi roll...) \nFood was overpriced for the quality. My quinoa forbidden rice dish was bland, the few vegetable in it were tough, and I couldn't find the quinoa. \nConversation was difficult due to the noise level (loud music+people trying to talk over it) especially when seated at a larger table with more people and distance between.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was an enjoyable scene to see and be seen

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great spot for brunch. It is always bright in the dining room because the entire roof is a skylight. The brunch food is always excellent. The cookies are also amazing. You must try the chocolate chip cookie with rice crispy treats on top.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely restaurant and atmosphere. Unfortunately the food was average at best, and seemed quite overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food great desserts

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is always delicious and my kids love Summer House. My 7 year old is particularly impressed with the kids menu. He's able to eat breakfast for dinner & always orders pancakes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband says it his favorite burger. I love the cocktails and the toasted marshmallow ice cream. We live in Huntley and when I need to come into the city I bribe my husband to take a ride with me by buying him lunch at Summer House

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came for breakfast before shopping in Lincoln Park. What a great place to enjoy outdoor dining on a beautiful Chicago Saturday morning! I had the Lemon Cottage Cheese Pancakes and they were hands down the BEST pancakes I have ever had!! The lemon butter on the side was outstanding. My daughter had the Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes and they were also delicious. \nOn our way out we grabbed a Chocolate Sea salt Cookie, a great afternoon snack. \nThis was a perfect place to start our day. I would go back in a heartbeat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my sister to Summer House for a birthday lunch. What a perfect spot! The food was great (especially the desserts) although they had a bit of trouble getting our order right. The dining area is lovely--very sunny and comfortable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

When the guest you took there and who wanted to go there ends up apologizing to you for the suggestion, well this says all. Maybe we ordered the wrong items. I will say the calamari was tasty and that's where it ended

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of our favorite spots but got unlucky with poor service from our waitress this time around. Great food, but a little too busy for the waitress to handle at the moment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and drinks. One of my favorites.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the openess of the restaurant. Really felt like I was in CA. Food was great, everything was tasty and well portioned. I went with 2 friends and the waiter knew we were sharing entrees and had the kitchen split them for us already :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have had two great lunch meals at Summer House. First time had a kale salad, which was exceptional, and next time had the chopped salad, which was very good, but had too much dressing (will order on the side nest time). My friend had the avocado toast, which she loved.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved this restaurant! Food was delicious. My friend and I had the prime rib dip and my other friend had the English muffin burger. We all enjoyed our food. Together we felt our waitress barely came to our table and took a long time to bring out and take our check. We had to flag down another waiter to take our check so that we could make our train. Just because we are under 21 and not able to drink doesn't mean we should get less of service. :) Overall loved the atmosphere and food. Felt like a night in California.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been to Summerhouse with a young couple and child so we thought we'd bring out Australian nephew, niece and three-year-old. We sat at a table bordering the patio so it was a pleasant location; however, the food came very late, including a decaf cappuccino which the waiter generously admitted had to be prepared twice since they made it caffeinated the first time. It did come in a larger cup than the first one I ordered. The food was excellent and the service friendly but we waited a long time for our eggs and it was noisier than any restaurant I've ever been to. I will not return for brunch, maybe lunch or dinner. On the other hand, our Australian relatives said they loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Like many Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, Summer House seems to place more emphasis on the theme and ambiance than it does on the food. The restaurant itself is wonderful. I love how you feel like your outside but you're not. It was a relatively sunny day so it was very bright and happy feeling inside. And I wouldn't say the food was disappointing...it just didn't blow me away. My favorite dish of the meal was the burrata. It came with a tomato jam and crunchy grilled bread. I could have eaten the entire thing myself but I shared it with 3 other people. My entree was the lobster roll which was unnecessarily huge! I thought it had plenty of lobster in it. I was able to eat it without making too much of a mess but it was still overflowing out of the top slightly. It was nice and light, seasoned only with s&p, it seemed. The bread it was served on was buttery and a little crumbly...I really enjoyed it. Another favorite of the meal was the Aloha cookie. It had chocolate, macadamia nuts, and sea salt and it was soooo good. VERY buttery. The cocktails were okay. I had the Cucumber Collins and the Kick Start which both seemed a little too sweet and not at all boozey. My sister had a mimosa and a Bloody Mary. The bloody mary mix was nice. It had some spices and horseradish but not so much that it's all you could taste. It was a good blend of tomato and spices. Overall, I really enjoyed sitting in the restaurant (the booth was so comfortable!) and enjoying the brightness. And I enjoyed the food enough to want to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I love Summer House. The ambiance, food, staff and drinks are amazing. You don't feel as if your in Lincoln Park, but rather out in Cali. Nail on the head with the 'west coast style.' We are big foodies and would go everyday if we could ;) We live in the suburbs, but this is hands down the best breakfast place in the city. Must haves: their awesome Bloody Mary, French Toast & Bacon. Yum!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great restaurant. Highly recommended. The only challenge is to find availability.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I treated my husband to his 40th birthday dinner at Summer House. The restaurant has such a cool vibe and plenty of light. Despite it being unseasonably chilly outside, it felt cozy inside. He loves the sushi options and we tried the chicken and hanger steak. Both items were delicious. Our server Lucas took good care of my husband with a birthday treat of a cookie and ice cream with a candle. Very nice touch. We will be returning yet again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Summer House exudes light, fun, and energy. However, the food didn't match up to the feel of the restaurant. The food was good, but not great. The service was mediocre. Maybe our waiter was tired. At first, he seemed a bit standoffish, but did warm up a bit as the night progressed. The noise level is loud but manageable. A very mediocre experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

They tend to be very busy so even with a reservation know that you can wait up until 30min. The bar is lively so grab a drink while you wait!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was overpriced and

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our new favorite brunch spot! In the summer when the patio doors are open and the sun shining in there is no place quite like this. The food is great, but the rose cart is even better! We usually like to try new places but keep coming back again and again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met friends for dinner. We were given a great booth. The fish tacos were good, but not as good as the last time I had them. Pasta was OK, nothing special. Appetizers - ahi tuna tostada and spicy tuna hand roll - were both good, but small portions. Reservation was honored on time, and it was very crowded. Desserts were good - picked from the cookie bar in the front. The s'mores was delicious!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recently stopped by Summer House while in neighborhood. Started meal with baked to order biscuits. Great menu, great food. Memorable meal. Can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have visited Summer House quite a few times. Everything at this place is great. Love going here in the winter because it makes me feel like its summer. The service is always amazing. It is always a busy lively place. The only knock I have on it is the menu. A bit of a strange structure to the menu and tacos @ $20+ seems a little overpriced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waitress was really aloof and uninterested. She took our order, and brought food, but that was about it. Long lag time to get our food. Other more interesting options in Lincoln Park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The mahi mahi tacos and the cobb salad with grilled salmon we very good. The portions could have been a bit larger for the price ($23 for fish tacos is high). Service was excellent. Light, airy and spacious dining room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch/lunch spot for couples or friends to get together in an airy space!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food with good service even when it's busy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We go to Postino's in AZ and this restaurant gave us a similar west coast vibe. Loved the ambiance and crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was top notch, the space was cool and the it had a great vibe. We were out of town and had our children with us. They were very accommodating. \n\nI'd definitely go back and recommend to a friend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my family here for brunch on a Saturday and it was very busy. The food was great and service even better. I would recommend to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect atmosphere for weekend brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Lincoln park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love eating under the canopy. It reminds me of being on vacation. The menu is fabulous. I have had dinner and lunch here. The service is very attentive. Great find.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very good as always but this time food was disappointing. We ordered the swordfish and it was undercooked and super oily. We didn't enjoy it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

First off, stepping into the restaurant on a hot day was pleasant. A nice cool entrance. Sitting down, it was about 60 degrees in the main area. Probably due to the architectural glass ceilings, I couldn't hear the group I was with during lunch due to the noise. The lunch menu has little to be desired - very plain sandwiches (cheese burger, plain fish sandwich, etc.). Salad has no taste whatsoever - very bland. Very good cookies and pastries at the door, which makes it a pain to have to get up from your crowded seating to go look at the dessert menu. Looks great in there but it is just a big miss for the customer.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

My guests turkey burger consisted of a sliver of dried ground turkey and a giant bun, definitely not as described in the menu. The tuna for my fish tacos was stone cold. We waited a long time for the order to arrive so I suspect it was sitting somewhere waiting to be delivered to our table. Even asking for a side of mayo seemed to take longer than necessary.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

They were about an hour late in seating, which was disappointing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic Service. Sushi was some of the best we've had in the City

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a great time. Drinks are amazing. Food is also good but little pricey based on the quantity.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House came highly recommended by several of our friends, and I definitely recommend this restaurant - great food, service and cocktails!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was ok. I thought the server was fantastic. She made great recommendations, answered all of our questions and was really prompt and responsive to requests made. The host/management team was great in helping our party get situated. The only negative for me was the food. It didn't blow me away. The Mexican hash browns I ordered had good flavor, but were cold. The traditional eggs Benedict were a little underwhelming. It's probably just me. Everyone else in the party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The sides of bacon were a huge hit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Summer House and try to get there as often as possible. The bright white makes everything so crisp and airy. The food is delicious, even the sides are good enough to stand on their own. I especially love that they have great non alcoholic drinks. It's my favorite go to spot for brunch or lunch, though I'll be trying it for dinner in about a month. If you can check out Summer House. You'll be glad you did.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House should be on everyone's must go list. From special occasion to a night out SH has that wow factor. Go casual, or dressy, but be sure to bring along your appetite. The food selections offer a wide range of choices. My wife had the Trout, my choice was the chicken Tacos, both were excellent. The menu has a nice variety, offering something for everyone. Sit out front by the sidewalk to be seen, or sit in under the atrium to enjoy the ambiance, either way you will feel like you are in a special place. Enjoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

i have been here three times in the last 12 months and each time my food has been worse? i haven't detected a pattern. this trip the roasted Brussels sprouts we ordered were like rocks and not really cooked, and the chicken tacos we shared were, basically, bland and not detectably seasoned. Our server was terrific on the other hand, and the place was hopping so maybe our experience was isolated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The space is great but the food is really just so-so. This was my fifth visit (one dinner, two lunches, two brunches). Each time I am hopeful that it will have gotten better and I continue to be underwhelmed. And who the heck charges $25 for tuna tacos at lunch???? Seriously? \n\nThe service: Very distracted and not attentive but friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time with our dear friends. This was their first time there and they loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Love this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

After waiting for a few weeks for a reservation-- we had a great evening at the Summer House! The food and atmosphere were wonderful. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. We don't recall his name -- But he went to high school at Homewood/Flossmour. So we talked about that as we had just moved to Lakeview from the south suburbs. All in all-- it was a great evening!! Thank you!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have eaten here before and it was so good, wanted to come again. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to our previous experience. Ordered white wine.... it was tepid. Mentioned it to the server, who said, yes they just took a bottle out... No offer to chill it, or offer another option. Food: Ordered sauteed brussel sprouts to share.... were cold. Ordered fish tacos: lukewarm, and partially cold. And unless you're eating shellfish, generally cold fish is almost nauseating. So disappointed!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

good food. Very crowded and noisy.\n\nExpensive valet parking

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great spot for a weekend brunch. Good portions and amazing ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

No complaints...food was good and the atmosphere was pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'd been waiting to go here for years and finally got to go tonight and it definitely lived up to, maybe even exceeded, the hype. Ambiance was exactly what you'd hope a place with this name would look like. Food was excellent. The pesto salmon was perfectly cooked and they kindly replaced the fennel with asparagus for me. The fudge cake and Rice Krispie cookie desserts were OUT OF THIS WORLD! And the waitress's friendly and knowledgeable attitude was the icing on top of the cake for a perfect meal. I'll be back ASAP!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have had good experiences here, but had never gone on a weekend night. What a total disaster. We were promised a booth along the wall because it's hard for one of our party to hear. Upon arrival, we were told we would have to wait 15 minutes for our table. After waiting 20 minutes, we were shown to a table in the middle of the restaurant. I said we were promised a booth, but we were told it couldn't happen, but the couple seated after us were given the booth that was empty. Very tacky! The food was also subpar, but maybe they couldn't keep up with the busy night. The waiter was nice, but paying $250 for a meal that was impossible to enjoy because not everyone could participate in the conversation was ludicrous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was excellent from the service to the food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was disappointed in food as I'm a frequent Lettuce Diner. This one just made all 3 of us surprised & will none of us will go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place! Nice ambiance, great staff. The food was good. I like the skyline makes you fell like you are sitting outside. Went in on a Sunday afternoon and we had to wait a while to get a table even with a reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun, tasty, vibrant restaurant with a youthful vibe. All the waitstaff wear coordinated checkered white/navy shirts, which complements the white beach vibe of the decor. Go!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was great food but busy and I felt that our server forgot about us frequently

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent ! Our server was awesome and the food was great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Being from SoCal, it's awesome to be transported back the minute I walk into Summer House Santa Monica. The ambience is great, food & service great. It's a wonderful place for brunch-nothing like it in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this restaurant

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrible service. Pasta was greasy, overbooked, and full of crab shells. Calamari was heavily breaded. Salads were mediocre. Nothing special. Would not go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful setting, good food, and service. Healthy food choices and good bakery items.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unfortunately, service was TERRIBLE. We will not be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my third time at Summer House. I've been there twice for dinner and once for brunch. I seem to enjoy it more every time. The food options are exciting and always turn out to be delicious. Great service, food is phenomenal, fun environment, great scenery. \n\nThis is a great restaurant. And, I want to start visiting Stella Barra more too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service slow and salmon arrived cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were happy that we went at 6 so that we can enjoy the sun filled room and the Santa Monica vibe while chatting. It filled up quickly as the night went in which was great but not as conducive to chit chat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time visit and definitely not our last... Found my New Best Friend in this restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first visit a few months ago was brunch but we wanted to return to try the dinners out. The food was great thanks for a nice dinner out with family!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance and the food were wonderful! The staff was great, too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House Santa Monica is alway fantastic. This time I had the Turkey Burger and my wife had a fantastic Cobb Salad to which she added tuna. All was great and you cannot beat the ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always bring out of towners here for brunch. Never have any of my guests been disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. Just come here. And have the French toast.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was a wonderful recommendation from my daughter who lives in Lincoln Park. I love restaurants that are a favorite of the locals. The decor is a breathe of fresh air. Beautiful, fresh and vibrant. The Brussels sprouts were amazing as well as the grilled chicken. The staff were very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Summer House for lunch! But, bring back the ricotta/cottage cheese pancakes to the brunch menu! I was so disappointed to learn these were no longer available.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had brunch at SH on Sunday with one other person. We had a 3:00 PM reservation and upon arriving, the host referred to me as 'bro,' which I thought was very odd. First off, I'm not your 'bro,' and second, this didn't seem like the type of place where the hosting staff would be so unpolished. We were seated soon after our arrival... at a table in the bar (after we asked to be seated in the restaurant), but we were seated nonetheless. \n\nWe ordered a bottle of wine and two things to start. The burrata was good, the calamari wasn't... at all. It was doused in a creamy sauce that wasn't mentioned on the menu. There's nothing that is more annoying to me than ordering something that isn't properly described on the menu. Furthermore, our plates (empty plates, mind you) sat in front of us until the main course was brought out. Because the restaurant was busy and no one seemed to be moving quickly, I would say that the time elapsing between us finishing our first course and the time when our plates were cleared was a solid 30 minutes. The manager ended up bringing the next course and had to literally put it on the table behind us and clean our table. It was gross! There were plenty of people running around, but no one was interested in clearing our plates.\n\nI had the avocado toast and my partner had the grilled chicken sandwich. Both were fine... but that's about it. Upon trying to get our check from our server, it took almost fifteen minutes to get his attention and for him to bring it over. \n\nWe did have two bottles of wine, so our bill was $150, but outside of the wine and the burrata, the entire experience was entirely forgettable. Let's be honest, this place isn't the only place in town that you can get a good bottle of wine and some cheese! I would have liked to enjoy this place more since it's close to our new home and we tend to dine out frequently (especially with larger groups), but unfortunately, it was pretty much a let down! \n\nWah wah!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best places to eat in Chicago. Love it so much. Totally coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food but the service is always very slow & servers inattentive. Had to ask for silverware. The food for our group of 3 did not arrive at the same time. We were mostly ignored. \nGet it together. There are lots of restaurants in Chicago that offer good food AND good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There are thousands of restaurants in this city, but Summer House is by far my favorite. Amazing food, amazing ambiance, amazing service, and amazing wine list! I didn't try a cocktail, but have heard that's a must my next visit. Our server was great, perfectly attentive without being overbearing. Since it was our first time he recommended his favorites, as well as brought us a sample of the Ahi Tostada (HIGHLY recommend!). He also showed us how to sign up for free weekly specials, which resulted in a free dessert.\n\nI will certainly return (maybe as early as next week!).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall food was very good appetizers are nothing special so stick to entree and drinks

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great decor and summery feel. Food was good but the kitchen was a little slow, even though we only ordered entree salads at lunchtime. Fun dessert selection.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

And enjoyable evening with good company. Out of my favorite beer however.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just as off-putting as LA but with more kids and less traffic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The decor and set up is gorgeous! The cocktails were pretty on point (with the exception of the Bloody Mary). However, the food was only ok, definitely not what I expected. And our waitress\nalmost seemed to purposely avoid our table. After initially checking that we all got our food she did not come by again. I had to almost yell & wave her down while she was chatting with another table to get her to bring my friend another drink then again to get the check. I was so excited about trying Summer House, but I definitely won't be back. Super disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

i ordered the steak which tastes as same as the one I paid $15. The fires seemed to be cooked twice and the color was brown. I think the ambiance is really good but the food is really so-so. I would recommend to people who like dining for the ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Too bad the lunch time reservations was not honored in a timely manner--30 minutes of waiting. Apologies were given but we were also told that someone else got seated in our table by mistake. Food was very good but the noise level was not--service was great but the noise level made the whole experience uncomfortable. It's too bad because having good restaurants in the neighborhood should be a plus. It was not.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Last Thursday was my first Summer House Santa Monica experience with my long-time friend, Kim. Everything was exceptional from the cocktails to the amazing rice krispy treat/chocolate chip cookie. Our server, I wish I could remember his name, was so friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance here is to die for. The roof is one big skylight which makes the whole place really seem like a summer house. But the food, I'm sorry to say, is poor. I ordered a mushroom and asparagus pasta dish. There was very little asparagus, very little mushroom, and the pasta was nowhere near cooked enough, it was fairly raw. I couldn't finish it. Our server was very attentive and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was so much fun! It is beautiful and vibrant. The food was delish. We will definitely be back next time we're in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere transports you to a breezy beachside restaurant in California, the service exudes warmth and competence, and the food is to die for. Tuna avocado tostadas, brussel sprouts and lobster pasta, with coconut cake for dessert... not soon forgotten.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Honestly, it was terrible. We showed up for our reservation. We're told our table would be ready in about 10 minutes and they would text me and then they never texted me. We finally just got in because no one else was in line but they never ended up texting me for my table. After, we sat at the bar waiting to be served baked goods and the three people working all did not even acknowledge our existence let alone try to help us for about 5 straight minutes so we finally just turned and left. I will never return. The food was mediocre and not worth suffering the horrific service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never disappoints for brunch. A great atmosphere for brunch. Great lighting. My wife and I love the chicken tostados and I'm going that they bring back the breakfast burrito but they have a number of other items that are good as well. TJ does a great job with this place. The Rose cart is great. Also a big fan of the candied bacon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Summer House several times and their food is consistently good. My only criticism I have is it sometimes can get very loud and therefore it can be hard to carry on a conversation with someone across the table. I think it depends where you sit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Impeccable service from Hosts to Servers and Bartenders. You got this newer neighborhood gem just right. Thank you to the people who made this happen. This is my fourth time here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our meal was delicious, especially the burrata appetizer. The decor is wonderful and makes you feel as if your in Santa Monica. Wine selection was great. Would visit again when in the neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the second time we have been to Summer House for brunch- the food is just so good and so very fresh. The servers and atmosphere are delightful. My only complaint is the coffee- really, really bitter-- to the point of tasting almost sour. I love a strong robust coffee (and I never use sweetener or sugar so I believe I know my stuff) but this is undrinkable. I will continue to come to Summer House but will have downed my coffee prior to arriving.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Got off to a rocky start by being seated at 8:55 for an 8pm reservation. Husband was totally hungry and cranky with the delay and our super nice server got him some starters (gratis) and when he didn't like the free apps sent over another plate-\nMy big baby husband left a very happy customer as the serving team was tuned in to his pouting and took care of him!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service is a bit slow and the menu has some to be avoided for sure. The salads, desserts and wines are the best. The space is the saving grace, it always feels like your are dining in California. Hope the menu and staff can keep up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved our brunch here. Allen was our waiter and could not have been nicer. My only criticism was the coffee- maybe it was just an 'off pot' but bitter to the max. I would still go back in a heartbeat. The bacon is like candy! Everything is so fresh!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice variety on the menu. Something for everyone. The kids menu leaves a little to be desired but at least they have one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful setting and great food. The service was excellent. His was my first visit and it will not be my last.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although the food is really nothing to write home about, it's still a nice spot for a romantic night out, or even a family spot with the kiddos. The decor and ambiance are great, has a really nice bar area and the dinner music was spot on. Let's not forget that this place also has a pastry section at the entrance...nice touch. Overall a nice experience; really does make you feel like your someplace really warm.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of our favorites. We eat many family dinners here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great but really small portions. Not that many healthy food options. The server wasn't really knowledgeable on alcohol or provide much description of menu options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had heard many great things about Summer House from a few of my friends, and it did not disappoint! I met here with some friends from high school, and all of us enjoyed the food, the beverage selection, and the atmosphere. I highly recommend Summer House for a dinner with friends or as a date night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All around high quality experience! I really loved this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

SummerHouse is so cute. Great for a date or girlfriends lunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere is the Summer House's calling card with the bright white loft dining room. Well trained service give good guidance on food and wine. Love that Lettuce entertainment provides Gluten Free menus too. Unfortunately while wine as elections are fun and rewarding, the food was.... Meh. Sorry to say.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite spots in Chicago!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a party of four and had a great brunch on a Sunday morning. We had a reservation for 9am which was easy to accommodate our group. The service was excellent, as our cups were always full of coffee and our entrees arrived promptly. I had an delicious omelette that I would recommend, and don't miss the large cinnamon rolls. Great place for a relaxed brunch with friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Main dining room has a glass ceiling which makes you feel like you are someplace other than Chicago. Could easily be in California. Delicious food and good beer selection. great dessert choices.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of our favorite neighborhood places, but the service this last time was really disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is a spot-on choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The food is always delicious and the people watching is great. Bright, light ambiance makes it a happy place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Atmosophere is lively and bright, food is awesome, and don't forget to stop by the bakery on your way out.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Mediocre and very underwhelming. The service felt hurried and uncaring. They brought the drinks, appetizers, salad and the entree all at once. Salad did not have the dressing (very bland!) and the entree was cold by the time we could get to it. Very disappointing experience for a birthday celebration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've now been to Summer House twice and am totally in love with it. I've passed it on to friends as a 'must go' restaurant. Gorgeous space, amazing service, delicious food - the sometimes hard to hit Chicago restaurant trifecta!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my favorite places for a special lunch! The service is always so personal and fantastic, the food never disappoints, the drinks are delicious and the ambience makes you forgot what awful Chicago weather may be happening right outside the doors. It is the perfect getaway to get happily lost!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really nice setting, fresh farm to table food, great ambiance, but food was merely good, but not great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a good time, we all enjoyed\nour food etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Super fun atmosphere, great service and yummy food! A fun night for all!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Cobb salad is delicious, and the bakery is amazing! Their Aix Rose is absolutely fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service. Food was great! The dark chocolate chip sea salt cookie warmed up with icecream was amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome spot for a summer time place to hang with great drinks and great food. The place is always packed and now I know why.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My 11 yr old nephew wanted to make sure his aunt and uncle from out of town went to his favorite restaurant. They loved both the food and atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

i had not been back to Summer House for several weeks and so glad I was able to enjoy the ambiance and great food again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House has Great food! And great service. We will be back very very soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an amazing server, great food and even made new friends that sat next to us. Would definitely return...soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is consistently good as is the service. Will be back again .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summerhouse is one of my favorite lunch spots! We sat outside this time, & with the exception of some pesky bees everything was great! I hope to return soon!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We showed up for a 5:30 reservation on Sunday (cause we were hungry, not old) and were told we would have to wait for a table...once seated, it took over 8 minutes for our waiter to come by to take a drink order and then another 10 minutes for our wine to come over (from the wine cart located about 15 feet away). My wife's white wine was too warm. We then ordered our food and about 30 minutes later when the food hadn't showed up, we inquired. We were told that our sushi appetizer was going to be served as an entree with the other 2 entrees. Shouldn't the waiter have asked us what we wanted when? Then my wife's entree showed up, but no food for me...I ended up eating half of hers because I was starving at this point and told them to forget the rest of our order. The only positive is that they comp'ed most of what we did eat...but since we never got 2/3rds of our dinner, that seems like the least they could do...also no apology from management.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to lunch with friends who had never been to summer house. They loved it and they all want to go back to summer house when we next get together!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There are so many great choices on the menu. It is hard to decide what to get! The food is consistently good and the service is impeccable. I hope to return very soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my dad and family here for Father's Day and the family loved it. They loved the menu and ambiance within the restaurant and it's open ceiling was perfect for the sunny day. Only complaint is the music was louder than necessary, especially on a Sunday and a day they knew a lot of families were their talking and enjoying each others company. Our waitress was just ok. But overall very happy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House has great food, friendly and good waitstaff and their cookies are amazing! I will be back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing location, great atmosphere!! The food and drinks were fantastic, as were the cookies from the bakery area in the front. We will definitely be back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So enjoy summer house. The food is consistent good and the service is so polished. Will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House has Great food and great atmosphere! We Will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything we ordered they were out of, including all seafood item on the menu and a couple beers. Otherwise, it was a great vibe!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There are so many things on the menu that appealed to me. The mahi mahi tacos were delicious! I definitely will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ambiance is great. Food, not so much. If I were to return, it would be just for drinks and pastries.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first time at Summer House was great! Service was awesome and the restaurant was just beautiful and airy. Can't wait to go back. Plus the food was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

awesome food and amazing service, yummy cookies/ avocado toast/ mimosas/ rise and shine\nawesome are, with awesome vibes. The huge 'yes' sign says it all. This restaurant is a 100% yes in my book!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food great atmosphere. Rude host - disengaged server. Should be noted restaurant locale is chicago Il although name boasts Santa Monica. Staff was not aware of full restaurant name and asked if I booked reservation in Santa Monica. Full name SUMMER HOUSE SANTA MONICA located on Halsted Rd. Chicsgo IL.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was amazing. We loved the ambiance, food and service. Our only complaint was that we were sat at a high top near the food register in the front room next to the bar - so we were constantly surrounded by servers in a tight space. That specific table shouldn't be there. We asked for a different table but there was too long of a wait. We will still come back because we loved the restaurant so much but we will request a different table. All in all we loved coming there, especially for date night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arrogant host. Mahi Mahi had a large proportion of the blood line not removed. Really appreciate them splitting our salad. Nice salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food, great ambience. Perfect place for a nice date!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Summer House! The food is outstanding and the service is very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I cannot rave enough about this place. The location is perfect, the atmosphere unbeatable, the food great. It's just one of those place that lifts your spirits.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch spot--excellent service and good food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my 3rd time dining at Summer House. My first time was for dinner shortly after they opened. The food was okay but nothing wowed me and based on their prices, I expected some amazing food. I went recently for brunch with some friends and 3 out of 5 of us had just okay meals. My friend and I split the eggs benedict and the French dip. Those are 2 of my favorite things to eat. The eggs benedict went untouched after 2 bites but the French dip was amazing. I told my boyfriend about the French dip so we went back recently because he wanted to try it. Our bread was soo burnt that it ruined the whole flavor of the meal. The meat was extremely dry as well and it took them another 10 minutes to bring out the horseradish sauce and au jus. Overall, disappointing and not sure I'll return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was incredibly disappointed with Summerhouse Santa Monica after hearing so many wonderful reviews from friends. I took my boyfriend there for brunch on his birthday. Despite requesting a nice table for the birthday occasion, we were seated next to the waiter's cashiers where it remarkably took 15 minutes to get menus and water. The waiters were dancing and messing around at the cashier, right next to our table, which further irritated the situation. When we were finally approached by our waiter, we ordered cocktails, an appetizer, and our entrees at the same time. The waiter was quite rude and even criticized our choices. The appetizer and entrees came out in about 40 minutes and the cocktails finally arrived after the food. We were not apologized to for the wait, nor compensated for not being served our drinks way after our food had arrived. The bill was outrageously expensive for the poor service and tiny portions. I will never return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful dining room. All of the food we ordered was delicious for brunch. We wanted everything we saw come out of the kitchen/bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brunch at Summer House was the best I have had in a long time. The food was amazing - the best french toast I have ever had (and I have eaten a lot of french toast in my day) and the restaurant design concept was beautiful. The menu was not entirely foreign, but included original, approachable takes on classic brunch fare. I will definitely be returning.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been here several times with groups of my girlfriends. Always enjoyed the food but mainly their sweets and wine selection is where its at!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We Loved this place! Our server was fantastic. The food was delicious. We went for brunch but would return for lunch or dinner. We had the kale omelette, the vegetable hash with poached eggs and blueberry pancakes. Everything was great...mimosas too! The ambiance is s ten.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reservation was accommodated 30 mins late. Not a good start.\nSteak frite arrived with COLD fries & raw steak. Hot fries arrived quickly but by the time the steak arrived, everyone else had finished dinner. We took it to-go.\nWhen coffee arrived, we asked for sugar (not an obscure request, right?) We were told you have to ask your waiter for that...\nThis was our fourth & final time there. I don't get the big buzz about the place other than is a cool atmosphere\n\nOh, they did comp the steak but we never saw a manager.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We returned to Summer House knowing the food would be good - the guacamole and chips are yummy and the specialty cocktails fantastic. This time the service was the star. We didn't love our first table and were switch with a smile and the whole team pitched in to make a simple lunch seem like a special occasion. The place was packed on a weekday a sign that they are getting things right.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome ambiance and great food! Notable non-alcoholic cocktails as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance is awesome. Love the natural light that comes in though the ceiling skylight! The food was just ok. Bakery items were fantastic, but everything else was not much to talk about. Service was just ok. Nobody offered to refill coffee our entire brunch. I might go back to pick up a pastry, but not for a meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brunch here is fantastic. Don't skip the cookies. The chocolate chip with sea salt is fantastic. You can't go wrong with either hash!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ate only from veg part of menu plus Calamari and it was a perfect bunch of things to share.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If it was just on food alone.... it would be 5 stars all the way. However, the flies were just all over the place. They didn't have anything to help kill them or at least trap them like other restaurants do. Our whole table was filled with them and then we are trying to 'shoo' them away while we tried to eat. It was really annoying. And the kitchen staff nor our server even noticed. And where we were sitting you can see pre-contained butters on the 2nd to lower shelf and a ton of flies were going on that shelf. It was quite disgusting. I would come back definitely for the food ONLY if they try to fix their fly infestation problem. Because im sure there must be maggots somewhere in the kitchen breeding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tuna tartare is hands down one of the best dishes I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Appetizers a bit pricy for quantity. The waiting area was very chaotic! Not happy to have to pay for Valet parking. I would go back however! The desert choices weren't good and we didn't like what we got.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My birthday, group of 4 ladies. I had perused the gluten free friendly restaurants in Chicago on Yelp, because when I am choosing, it will be GF friendly! This menu looked so appealing it seemed worth gathering my suburban gals here. \n\n(just an aside, I feel betrayed by restaurants who claim to be GF friendly then when I arrive they are willing to give me a hamburger with no bun, no sauce, no sides, just patty on a plate without condiments for $14. That is NOT GF friendly and I will not return, ever)\n\nThe atmosphere is just lovely, they got it exactly right and I imagine it will be a favorite place in winter to feel like being on vacation. The setting is so relaxing and simple.\nThe food-- we had the 3 vegetable appetizers, cauliflower was meh, the brussels sprouts were undercooked and barely edible, the beets! heaven!, beets and goat cheese are a magical pairing but adding the hazelnuts and the honey dressing brought it to another level. this is a reason to return. BEETS\nfor mains everything was superb--the avocado toast was decadent and we all wished we had chosen it, but the mahi tacos! enough to take half home and delicious with all the fixings. Same goodness with the chicken tacos and the cobb salad. Then since it was my birthday I was presented with a gluten free warm giant cookie with ice cream and a candle. Sweet. The servers were just right. \nI am plotting my return for beets and avocado toast. \nPS one of the BEST gluten free menus. Strange how Lettuce restaurants are so varied as far as being gluten free friendly. this one is TOPS, practically the whole menu can be made gluten free without losing all the sauces, sides and coatings. they even bake gf breads and cookies. you melt me with that kindness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Summer House for brunch and it was delicious. The food was great, and the juices were even better. The tables are very close together, so I can see it becoming very loud and crowded, but early Sunday morning was the perfect time. Would go back for sure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We shared the roasted cauliflower as an appetizer, delicious but small portion. We both had the Idaho trout, nicely portioned and very good. Service was excellent. Only fly in the ointment was realizing we were charged for the bread. Didn't see anything about this being the case on the menu. The bread was tasty, toasted French bread, but not so great that we wanted to pay for it!\nThe decor is somewhat Spartan. The area we were seated in had a cafeteria ambiance. Lucked out being seated by the divider to the entrance but if we go again we'll request a booth.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

the sushi menu was limited the vegan options were limited, and vegan selection was not flavorful. the wine selection was good not great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant was designed to please me! The decor and ambiance makes you feel like you are not in Chicago, like you are away at the shore, relaxed, easy, healthy clean. And the food! The combinations and choices are just right for someone like me who likes healthy eating with a sophisticated flair. OK, food:\nGet the BEETS! that is something I crave and dream about.\nTheother veg, cauliflower and brussels were ok too, but not amazing. Then ther eis the wonderful Avocado toast, healthy and comforting all at the same time. I always enjoy splitting the mahi tacos its such a large portion and they split it all for you. All the tacos are good. And all the salads too. Enjoy yourself! \nThank you for offering me such wonderful gluten free choices and accommodations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance of this place is perfect for a sunny Sunday brunch. It feels amazingly welcoming and airy. However, having been there 4 times now hoping their food improves and it's just not up to par and definitely not worth the price tag - always seems to fall short. The omelette is OK, but you can get a more refined omelette at a greasy spoon diner, the burger has good flavor, but the fries are stale, the breakfast sausage is disappointing in size and texture (overcooked) and $9 for literally 3oz of roasted cauliflower in jalapeño sauce is a bit much. It's cauliflower and although tasty, give the people more of it, charge less for it, or take it off the menu. I can give more examples, but the point is that there's a compromise on getting a complete and consistent exceptional meal here which should not be tolerated for the neighborhood, prices charged and expectations set by the place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my worst experience, out of 5 visits. All the food was wrong, salmon raw, but worse was they give us a table for 4 to feel comfy when our reservation was for 5.\nGirls working the front are young and clueless. Was just bad period but I will go back to give them another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends and I love the bright open atmosphere of Summer House. The staff was friendly, and the food was yummy. I'm looking forward to going back and enjoying more menu items.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were seated one full hour after an 8:30pm reservation, with little apology. Why do they bother even taking reservations, if they cannot manage time well enough to honor them?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great ambiance but server was inattentive and got the order wrong. Failed to remove wrong item from bill even though didn't eat it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

avocado toast was really good, better than turkey benedict or salmon hash. Ambiance is also great, overall this place is solid. Very trendy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed our dinner, but I was a little put off initially with our salad. After the waitress raved about how fresh the food was, that they were known for high quality fresh food, she then delivered our salad with avocado on top that had black mold spots. We had to send it back. The next salad had perfect avocado and it was an excellent salad. Just not a great first impression. I also asked if the beef was grass fed by chance since she was raving about the quality. She didn't know and had to ask, and she came back with an answer that the chef didn't even know. So that too was a disappointment. Still, the food was very good and we left satisfied. The cookies to take home for desert was quite charming. So, I will give it another try ;)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interesting menu with great and accommodating service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is great! Take a date there! Food selection could be better, chicken is amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is a wonderfully light-filled restaurant. We dined on a morning when it was snowing outside but it almost felt as though we were dining al fresco--the room was warm and as bright as on a summer day. The food was good--I would not say that any of the dishes were spectacularly innovative or memorable but the food was fresh and served in a timely manner. We would definitely return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was a major disappointment especially for a Lettuce Entertainment establishment. The waiter was not very attentive and took th men's order first - didn't seem to be aware the ladies at the table should order first, even though we tried to steer him this way, He didn't seem very knowledgable about the menu. When we asked whether or not the 'crispy' fish sandwich on the menu was fried, he said it was definitely grilled, then came back later to tell us there were changes in the menu and the fish was now fried and would we like to order something else. We asked if it could be grilled and were accomodated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time to Summer House. The crab cake is real crabmeat and a treat. This crab cake is better than at some other LEYE locations. \nThe lobster roll has real lobster in grilled bread. There is not a huge amount of lobster for the\nprice, lobster is expensive. Celery is a theme in this roll. I prefer the Connecticut version with warm lobster, which is rarely served in Chicago area. Avocado toast appears to be a LA food choice. It is an excellent choice here if you love avocado. The poached eggs almost make it a Benedict, on bread. This version is plain compared to LA/Santa Monica versions. Mainly young and middle aged women at lunch. Some men with young families. Decor could be out of California or perhaps Florida keys. This is a Lincoln Park location with typical Lincoln Park customers. This has the feel of a happening place with a good vibe . Sound -conversation is loud. We had a double birthday celebration and received a complimentary warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream, which is a treat. \nThere is valet parking. Parking on street limited, and after 6 PM you need local permits for side \nstreets. The ambiance outshines the food. Go for the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a fish, beef and chicken entrée and all were very good. The ingredients were fresh. Portion sizes were reasonable, not too large or too small. Service and very friendly and efficient. The room was nice and not too noisy (early evening).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our third visit and Summer House is a great addition to our neighborhood. The spicy calamari is delicious. The wines by the glass are a little expensive. It always makes us sad when we don't have room for a cookie on the way out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was looking forward to checking out the Letuce Entertain You, current new place. Hoping to find a quality that I have experienced at their other venues, I found it extremely disappointing and not a reflection of what was expected from such a seasoned company.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great spot to hang with friends. Had the soft shell crab sandwich, which was a special. Delicious. Our waitress, Savannah, was great and attentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the atmosphere but both felt sick after dining.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not really sure how many stars to give Summer House. The ambiance is very summery, nice, and chill. Good place to go with a group of people. The biscuit was good. Service was okay. They gave us a cookie with ice cream on top, which was nice. BUT....the entrees did not taste good at all. They were bland, smelled funny, and were not fresh at all. AND I got food poisoning 2 hours after eating there! Beware of this place! Maybe go there for drinks and the biscuit, but not for their entrees. \n\nIt was supposed to be our 10th annual holiday party. Instead of partying after eating from there, I had nausea and vomiting I couldn't even enjoy anything for that night or the rest of the weekend because I had to drink lots of fluids and rest. :(

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Summerhouse a bunch of times. I love it. However, I would hope that they would get rid of the table that is in the first room next to the servers station. The two top is right next to it and the servers were bumping into my chair and it was claustrophobic. The chairs in that section are way too low for the tables also. We did ask to switch tables and they did accommodate us, which was great. I will definitely be back but put in my reservation that I want to be in the main dining room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We eat here at least once a week since opening. Great and well prepped food . Good combination of breakfast and brunch items \nRecently very disappointed with poor service and food. I do not like burnt food in any shape or form. I do not want waiter to make faces when I request toast which is not burnt.\nI was happy to make my weekly trip to enjoy great food and service not anymore \nSorry to experiance slide in quality

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Most of the time food is great \nAm menu is more creative then evening \nStaff performance is not even\nSome of the young staff members are not equipped with skills to handle customers\nSome of them do not know how to make green tea \nTwo years ago service and food was much better then now \nPerformance and consistency in quality have been fluctuating significantly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed both breakfast and lunch on our recent visit. Both were outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House never disappoints--the menu has a variety of healthy and comfort foods, but all are made with quality ingredients. The Vitamin D room is super bright and sunny during the day, so bring your sunglasses if you're going for brunch. I've brought my parents here for dinner, but also love SH for brunch with the girls. It's a good fit for nearly every occasion.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The portion size was way too small for the pasta dish, it was not worth the high price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was seated thirty minutes AFTER our reservation time. That was a bit of a bummer.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Summer House! So pretty and fun to go to. Very upbeat atmosphere. Go for lunch or brunch since I think that menu is better. Our dinner food was definitely good, but nothing that special, so I was a little disappointed in that respect. However, brunch is always amazing and despite the food being underwhelming at dinner (calamari was awesome though), the atmosphere and staff were still great and it was still a fun evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, nice light bright afternoon lunch table, lots and lots and lots of wine choices....seems to be their raison d'etre. The menu was card 60% food on front, the balance on front was wine, the whole back of the menu was wine, there were 3 different cards or pages of wine offerings handed to us with the lunch menu. We had iced tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My only disappointment was a year ago I went to Summerhouse and had a Lobster Roll which was sad for me. I decided to order the roasted chicken but they were out of chicken (on Fathers Day). I decided to get a steak well done which was not my favorite meal at all. The cookie are great so I still left smiling. My father loved the place and told me it was one of his best nights in a long time. He was just excited he wasn't missing the game.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thought I'd try this place for my wife's birthday... The service was just OK and the food was good, but not great. I'm not quite sure what the popularity comes from (reservations fill up quickly) other than the alluring summer like feeling that one gets from the decor. \n\nThere are better choices for special occasions as far as the service and the quality of food. However, for a nice meal with nice ambiance, the Summer House fits the bill.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter appeared to be hung over. His counterparts helped him but it wasn't the best service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good and service was great. Wonderful atmosphere. Went on a nice sunny day, so the ceiling made the entire space feel open and airy, like we were dining outdoors.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the tuna tartar on taco shells with watermelon bits to the specially prepared\ncalamari to the fresh fish dishes, the tasty frittes - and the fine choice of wines and\nmixes drinks - Summer House is a delight and worthy of recommendation- and I have\ncertainly shared my dining pleasures there with many friends already.\nMy only suggest to those who want to be able to communicate well with their\ngusts - is to book for an early or very late lunch or early dinner, as when the place gets\ncrowded - it's tough to really share heavy conversation. But it's definitely a wonderful\ndining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met an old friend @ Summer House Santa Monica, which is located in the neighborhood I used to live in. Both of us had a Cobb Salad, which was tasty, if a tad pricy. Iced tea and coffee were both fine, but again, the coffee was steeped & steeply priced. Alison was a capable, enthusiastic server. Enjoyed the experience overall. Only problem was that restaurant hostess didn't convey to Open Table that I honored my reservation, tho' I clearly told her I had an OT reservation. Thanks, OT, for honoring it & giving me the 100 pts.!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

English muffin burger

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer House is yet another LEYE endeavor that nicely captures a SoCal vibe. Were seated early 30 minutes ahead of our reservation even though half our party of four had not arrived. The menu offers something for everyone. My sushi rolls were crisp and fresh tasting, artfully constructed and plated. Service was attentive and engaged. Even with the 'in' place vibe, Summer House is welcoming.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall I was very happy with the service, where I sat (outside patio), food was great and inexpensive. Would go again!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Despite having a reservation, we waited an hour for our table - with no apologies from the host despite the fact that he admitted having forgotten that we were waiting. Then, our waiter handed us the bill despite us still having food on our plates and wine in our glasses. He didn't even offer us coffee or dessert. Overall a very JV job by the host and wait staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Summer house makes me feel as if I'm no longer in Chicago, or better yet; it makes me feel like I'm out of Illinois on vacation in California. It's bright, airy, and lively. The staff is great and the food is even greater!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic. We loved the calamari, it wasn't too spicy but hairstyle enough heat to make it enjoyable. The tuna tacos were delicious. Definitely getting those again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love summer house. The ambiance is trendy and the place is beautiful. I have been there twice now, but neither time been blown away by the food. The sushi and tacos are just okay. Biscuits were scrumptious though!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We frequent Summer House often and typically don't mind the high prices for the fare because of the great ambiance and service. When we dined this past Sunday, our waitress was awful. We sat (with a small hungry child with us) for 30+ minutes waiting for her to take our drink order (after waiting more than 15 minutes for a table after our reservation time). While our actual meal was fine when it finally came out, the multiple requests for basic items like a spoon for our child to eat his meal with, ketchup for our burgers and sweetener for our iced tea were beyond frustrating and after the long wait, the dining experience overall was awful. The waitress at one point simply stopped coming to another table with another server clearing our table and bringing our bill but our waitress showed back up to collect the check and comment on the poor tip. We told the hostess on our way out that the service was terrible and she barely blinked an eye. We will be going from regulars to infrequent visitors to this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the very beginning of being checked in, we had a wonderful experience. We were early for our reso and went next door for some drinks. The host stand paged us earlier then our reserved time, since our table was ready. Our servers were bubbly and answered a ton of menu questions for us, while also providing recommendations. They got wind of our table celebrating my parent's 38th wedding anniversary, my mom's 60th birthday and my friend's 30th birthday and sent out two cookies sundaes with four glasses of champagne. Heart warming experience all around and will recommend Summer House as a must stop. MERCI BEACOUP SUMMER HOUSE!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great server. She was very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely love the food and ambiance!! Service was very slow and wine pours skimpy, but besides our server, just loved it!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been here for brunch and dinner. Both times the food was great. Nice place to have in the neighborhood. We will definately be coming back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ambiance nice but noisy. Restaurant was busy. Service was mediocre. Food was just ok-not memorable. Presentation was sloppy. Not going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Once you step into the restaurant you feel like you're in Santa Monica. It's a great vibe and food was amazing. Decor is super cute and beachy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had such a fun time at the Summer House celebrating my dad's birthday! The food was incredible, and the staff was very friendly. The prices are high, but worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was horrible. We sat down for a 9:00am reservation and didn't get out food until 9:50.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Appetizers and salads were good, but my dish was undercooked, but our server wasn't great so sending it back would have been more trouble than it was worth. It was also incredibly crowded and difficult to hear my table partners. Additionally, our server forgot to bring the ice cream with the cake, but still charged us for it. It was again, more trouble than it was worth to complain.\n\nWine list was good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and decor were great. The waitress did not really pay attention, seemed annoyed. It was my birthday and she did not really acknowledge it just handed me the plate with the cookie and ice cream. \nEverything else was good...but not sure I would go back based on that kind of service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pricey and trendy for the Millenial set. Tables too close together and music too loud. Service not the best. If you are in a hurry this is NOT the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dishes were phenomenal and the environment /decor were carefully manicured. It was a fun place to people watch and I will definitely be back again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've Ben here several times and always s love my meal. The mahi mahi taco platter was so fresh and delicious. They had a rosé wine cart with several options, which I love drinking in the summer. The restaurant has a lot of natural light and win the windows open is breezey, perfect for a summer early dinner

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dine here often, and usually love it. Tonight was ok but not as good as usual. No more biscuits on the app menu - disappointing. Then both our dinners were charred and overcooked. Not terribly, but definitely over done. Also, our server was ok, but it took a while for her to come over - they are usually so quick. We'll be back to give it another try, but tonight was a bit of a disappointment .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My boyfriend was visiting, so I had to take him here for brunch. This is my probably my tenth time at summer house, and I'm always so satisfied. We got the veggie hash, berry waffle, and turkey bacon; everything was delicious. We also got seated outside, which was nice, though a little too hot at times!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brussel sprouts were undercooked and impossible to chew even after 3 attempts to 'recook' them by the kitche