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Summer House Santa Monica

RR - RRR, , Healthy
11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852-8676
+1 301-881-2381
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (37 reviews)
“cookies” (23 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Grill, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852-8676
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant, location is great, parking is free for the first 2 hours, food is delicious, service is good but prices are 20-25% more expensive than similar restaurants. One of their best items was a vegi-burger that I tried few months ago...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shakir J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Specialty holiday drinks were great! Bartender and staff very helpful and friendly ❣️even ran into some old friends🎄

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janesD5229TT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Summer House a number of times on our recent visit to North Bethesda. The amazing cookie selection was a big hit with our 8-year-old (and us) and the kids meal was very well priced with lots of options. I loved the summery and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank eatpraylovebethie
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Service was atrocious, food was mediocre to poor, and price was ridiculously high for what we got. Our first visit was dinner for a party of 4. The waitress was completely untrained and clueless. She brought our bottle of wine to the table already opened...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carlupi
Chris M, Owner at Summer House Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Dear Carlupi, I'm so sorry to hear of your recent less than acceptable experience with us, especially in regards to some of our entree items and service you received. We always try to exceed our guests' expectations but unfortunately, sometimes fall short. Would you be...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

In the area for business and chose this place for some breakfast. At first glance, it was bright, warm, welcoming, and comfortable. The atmosphere was very nice. The menu items seemed straight forward and ordered basic breakfast (3 eggs, hash browns, choice of bacon or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ISC7
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Sunday morning with the kids and grandkids, this was a great choice. The atmosphere is welcoming, airy, and contemporary. The menu is right-sized and there's one for kids. We had breakfast food and everyone was pleased. One dish had a little heat lamp taste. Portions...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 932LindaC
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We came here as a family to enjoy a nice meal on a Sunday evening. The atmosphere was very nice and laid back. I had the ribeye steak with spinach and it was very good, however it was a bit expensive in my opinion. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Indoor/Outdoor seating in pleasant modern shopping office district. Good light, tasty California fare. Only 2 blocks to White Flint Metro stop. 1 1/2 blocks from Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HuskerTraveler2
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We have eaten at Summer House twice in the last several weeks. The first time was the evening of Rosh Hashanah. We arrived to find out that they had a holiday menu. We decided to order it. It was wonderful. The vegetarian chopped liver tasted...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carol0910
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Feels like you're at the beach but upscale! Great atmosphere and beach colors. Almost all white with turquoise accents, beach floors and great Edison lights. One side of restaurant totally open so even when eating inside, you still have the AC summer outside air! Outside...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ritzput
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852-8676
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  North Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-881-2381
Located in the heart of Pike & Rose, Summer House Santa Monica presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast, complete with beach house décor and hanging string lights. At the heart of the open kitchen lies a wood fire grill that is the workhorse of many of Summer House’s menu items. The menu, created by Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin, 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. No matter the season, no matter the weather, you will be transported to the warmth of California at Summer House.
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