Summer House Santa Monica

Summer House Santa Monica

Lincoln Park

  • Dine-in
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • All-Seasons Patio


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.

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Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

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Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

No Contact Services

Miles from Navy Pier3.0

Miles from McCormick Place4.0

Miles from Downtown1.5




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Valet Parking Available

Reservation Cancellation PolicyCall 773-634-4100 to inquire, as limited distanced dine-in spots are available. Contact us to learn about safe indoor private party dining options; thank you.

Reservations Accepted

Restaurant(s) On-site


ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Open Seasonally

Number of Restaurants On-site2

Hours of OperationDINE-IN * TAKEOUT * DELIVERY * SMALL GROUP PRIVATE INDOOR EVENTS:nMonday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PMnFriday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMnSaturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PMnSunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMnBrunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Military Discount

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)50

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)60

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)250

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)185

Private Meeting Space Available

Private Dining Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$ = $15 - $24

Box Lunches Available


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Ahi Tuna & Watermelon TostadasSignature Cookies from the Market at Summer House Santa MonicaCustomized taco bar for special events at our place - or yours!Rotating seasonal specials for off-site catering and special eventsSummer House Cobb Salad with romaine, grilled chicken breast, egg, charred corn, cucumber, tomato, pOur 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 PizzeriaSummer House all-seasons courtyard party room located in the back of Stella Barra PizzeriaLocated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House presents an escape to the warmth and laRomantic, cozy dining room setting, compliments of the all-glass ceiling.Bar area with year-round beach vibes

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