Summer House Santa Monica

Summer House Santa Monica

Lincoln Park


1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614

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Chef Jeff Mahin (Chef/Partner of Stella Barra Pizzeria and M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, CA and Hollywood, CA and Do-Rite Donuts in Chicago) along with RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and Chef/Partner Francis Brennan are bringing Summer House Santa Monica to Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood this fall. The California-influenced, American restaurant features a wood-fire grill as its centerpiece and will dish out an ever-changing menu that spotlights locally-sourced produce and ingredients whenever possible. In addition to simply prepared proteins and a large selection of market vegetables, Summer House Santa Monica also boasts Chef Mahin’s signature artisanal bread program, an extensive wine list, fresh-squeezed juices and a wide array of pastry and sweets. Seeking to make diners feel at-home, the restaurant has been designed to evoke the atmosphere of a summer beach house with whitewashed woods, warm tones and a large glass ceiling positioned directly over the dining room that brings the outside in no matter what the season. An open kitchen outfitted in earth-toned tiling and a five-foot, wood-fire grill that emulates a home hearth further fosters the comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant seats more than 200 diners and will be open for dinner seven days a week; Summer House Santa Monica is also open for lunch on Fridays and for breakfast and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Facility Amenities

Private Dining Available

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 185

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 60

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 50

General Facility Details

Military Discount


Number of Restaurants On-site 2

ADA Compliant


Restaurant(s) On-site

Reservations Accepted

Valet Parking Available





American Express




Miles from Downtown 1.5

Miles from McCormick Place 4.0

Miles from Navy Pier 3.0


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Ahi Tuna & Watermelon Tostadas Signature Cookies from the Market at Summer House Santa Monica Customized taco bar for special events at our place - or yours! Rotating seasonal specials for off-site catering and special events Summer House Cobb Salad with romaine, grilled chicken breast, egg, charred corn, cucumber, tomato, p Our bar program is one of the best in Lincoln Park, with libations changing by the season. Eggs Benedict on a housemade english muffin, a weekend brunch favorite. Crispy Brick Chicken with buttered local corn and mashed potatoes, available at dinner. Avocado Toast with poached eggs & scallion mascarpone. Our wood-grilled burgers with crispy fries are a mid-day favorite. Homemade s'mores bars with toasted marshmallows. Spicy Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Poké with carrot ginger dressing, available at lunch. all-seasons courtyard located in the back of Stella Barra Pizzeria Summer House all-seasons courtyard party room located in the back of Stella Barra Pizzeria Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House presents an escape to the warmth and la Romantic, cozy dining room setting, compliments of the all-glass ceiling. Bar area with year-round beach vibes
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