|Yes, the ambiance at Summer House is amazing|
We started off with a couple of coffees and cocktails, including a bloody mary and mimosa. Mimosas are served tableside which adds a nice little touch. You can choose from a selection of fresh juices which are poured and topped with champagne at your table (no Andre here!). I selected the fruit consomme which featured fresh passion fruit juice.
|Topped Off with Some Bubbly|
Summer House also has a decadent selection of baked goods which you can order during your meal, or take home to savor. One of the managers kindly brought over three breakfast pastries for us to try including a blackberry bran muffin, cream cheese coffee cake, and morning cinnamon bun.
Our favorite was definitely the morning bun which was extremely light and flaky. It reminded me of a beignet because it was so light and not too sweet. The blackberry bran muffin had an interesting texture and flavor and the coffee cake was good, but I think we were expecting it to be a little more dense. However, the bottom of the coffee cake had pockets of cream cheese that created that texture we were looking for.
|Morning Bun, Bran Muffin & Coffee Cake|
For my entree, I tried the breakfast tostadas topped with pulled chicken, sunny side up eggs, avocado, queso fresco and ranchero sauce. The housemade tortillas were super crispy and provided a fantastic balance to the rich and creamy eggs, chicken, and avocado. The dish was super flavorful and I was very happy with my selection.
|Breakfast Tostadas with Pulled Chicken, Crispy Tortillas, Sunny Side Up Eggs, Avocado, Queso Fresco and Ranchero Sauce|
|Steak and Eggs|
|Orange-Chocolate Chip Pancakes|
Note: my meal at Summer House was complimentary, however, opinions expressed here are my own.
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614