Restaurant Ravers: The exotic, the new and the near #2


Summer House Santa Monica

11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852


Upon first glance, the exterior of Summer House is modern and intriguing, with white accents and simple string lights over an outdoor patio. Located in the heart of Pike and Rose, the restaurant fits right in with the other high end restaurants in the area. Entering the restaurant, you’re greeted with the pleasant first view of bakery items in a glass case, a sight which will definitely get your mouth watering. After being seated promptly next to a window, we discovered the interior of the restaurant was just as appealing as the outside. Good music, rustic decor and quick service started out our first visit to Summer House with a bang. The friendly service made the experience all the more enjoyable. Kate and I each ordered a hot tea. Looking around the restaurant more closely, we discovered the open kitchen in the back. There, one can see all the magic unfold. It was comforting to see our food was being handled with care. The tea was served in petite personal kettles which were left on the table so we could drink it at our own pace. After contemplating many main course options, Kate decided to get the Salmon Breakfast Platter and I got the Blueberry Pancakes. With so many brunch decisions at Summer House, it was very difficult to decide on just one. The food was notably well presented. Not only did the food look appetizing, but it tasted great, too. The flavors of both savory and sweet meals were rich and delectable. At the end of our meal we were given the bill and thanked for our visit. Although the food was slightly expensive, the ambiance and the service made the experience worth while. We were very happy with our visit to Summer House, and would certainly recommend their brunch to a friend.