Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

4.4
2134 reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in North Bethesda, Summer House is open for safe indoor and outdoor dining at reduced capacity with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System.

Your health and safety are our top priority in everything we do. We are taking necessary steps including masks on all employees, employee temperature checks, disposable or digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures.

A few notes to help make your experience enjoyable:
-For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests are required to wear masks in the restaurant AND during interactions with staff, only to be removed when eating at the table.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to having you in!

Support Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2134 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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heidik
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Resturant was absolutely amazing. I had a large party of 22 people and they were able to accommodate us. They put our tables very close to eachother and the staff was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server forgot us bunch of times which is ok because it was a very busy & packed night. Food was great but overpriced! We asked for boxes for left over food, our server forgot or came extremely late. Another server had to bring us the boxes. But overall great night!

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RhondaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredibly awesome!! Food was delicious. Definitely will return

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AlisonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The staff is always friendly and helpful. My food was not great. I had the crispy chicken sandwich and it was overcooked and hard to eat. I had to tear it apart with my hands because I could not take a bite without pulling the entire piece of chicken out of the bun. The French fries also were cold. I don’t come here often because I find the food to be overpriced and sometimes not prepared well. I was willing to try again but am not sure I will return for food again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Born is the most wonderful front desk person. And Hannah is happy and welcoming and a wonderfully attentive server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Food took forever!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The ambiance was amazing, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. This is a new favorite and I'll definitely be back!

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DINER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Just okay. It wasn't my thing. While the menu was pretty limited, our appetizers (wings and calamari) were very good. Our entrees (hamburger, pizza, and salmon) were good. They were the most reasonably priced items. Service was practically nonexistent so we had to wait a long time for anything we asked for. Desserts were a bust. The cookies were not very good and the coffee was cold, likely due to the lack of wait staff. I wouldn't mind not returning.

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vipShola
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Service was attentive but good was so-so.

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ArleneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurants service was excellent food was delicious my second time there I will definitely be coming back again for third

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KWilsonB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The setting is gorgeous. Went here for Mother's Day. Our particular waiter wasn't terrific but other staff and servers who brought us food were very nice. The appetizers were great. We should have stuck with those. The entree special of scallops and a couscous "risotto" was not very good for the high cost ($33). Small, overcooked scallops, cous cous was bland and dry. I will give this place another try. I think it might have just been a busy day for them.

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vipsam1990
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great environment to have Mother’s Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day. Great service. Food took a little longer today but it was a busy holiday so it’s understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

server and drinks were great, but pizza was dry and overcooked

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TKelzz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Josh is an amazing bartender. He is very attentive and takes care of his customers!

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FredB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went out for spontaneous lunch. Sat outside due to COVID. It started to rain, and the staff didn't hesitate to move us indoors. Great time

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CDRGerry
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience with friends. Service was fast and accurate. We particularly enjoyed the brussel sprouts. Our table devoured three orders.
Good selection of local craft beer as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vibe. Food was great, pastries were even better :-)

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DBrewer
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We saw a different MENU prior to arriving at the Summer House, and what we saw in person wasn't the same menu, unfortunately. The atmosphere was alright, I think the pricing is a bit higher but the food is limited and small servings.

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MelaineK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Let me start by saying I have been here multiple times Pre- Covid. But not a great place for a new vegan to go with friends. I have been here before since I went vegan and the bartender recommended a great pizza without cheese etc. but full of flavor. This time it looked like a cracker with a little bit of sauce and a few mushrooms. My poor friend ordered the fish tacos and they came without tortillas..... The guacamole and chips are really great and the drinks were pretty delicious. There are better places in the DMV that want to make the diners feel special, this is not one of those places. If I do visit again, it would be for drinks only as this is not a place that accommodates different diets consistently.

LK
vipLadyKimAnn
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I enjoy Brunch at Summer House, when I get the Chicken and Waffles. I’ve tried other (breakfast) dishes and they’ve all been mediocre at best. At yesterday’s visit NOTHING was served hot, not even warm. My most recent visit was disappointing.

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Renee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food and service. Wasn’t too loud. Had the pasta, salad and sweet potato chips. Everything was really tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food came out cold. Sent back fries. Came back greasy. No one checked on food when it was first served. Had to grad a wait person.

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awilliams
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I wish there were more food options otherwise it would have been great.

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LynnT22
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was nice!

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SaraD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Brunch is busy. But the wait is worth it. We had drinks and food, and there was nothing that I wouldn't recommend.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
314 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

No manager on duty that night which made it seem like a free for all

We will be back

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Sarah
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and great service... only downside was that it was rainy and the wall window was open making it a little colder but they are very COVID conscious! (Also slightly bummed they closed at 10pm)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

It was a cold rainy night , all the doors were open to the patio even tho we sat inside it was freezing could not enjoy my time there was looking to get warm the whole time . Ate my food quickly paid the tab and ran to my car for heat .

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vipHoward
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Restaurant was beautiful, food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great ! Super sweet, kind and informative ! I forgot her name but she was on the shorter side, has glasses and curly hair. Thank you for the amazing experience !

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Tessie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. Drinks and food brought at uneven times during the meal. One out of three meals was made wrong. Bill was wrong as they charged us 3 times for one drink. This was on a quiet night so it can't be attributable to being busy. Food is still good, but the service was so bad that I wouldn't go back anytime soon.

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SamanthaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

never got seen when i went there. no one ever served us after 20minutes of sitting there

JC
vipJeanetteC
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Menu was not as expansive as I remember & selections were just ok but prices were higher than we remember. Rigatoni with meatball had 1 meatball, fish special had asparagus but no rice option. Burger was fine. It was just an average experience. Don’t sit on the bar side, it’s dark & noises. Our server was excellent.

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PratibhaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful. Our waitress was great and let us have extra time to continue our conversation!

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Cat19
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

This was honestly my worst experience ever at Summer House - and I frequent this place. I reservation was for an inside table for a birthday celebration for two. Upon arrival, the place was packed, so did not feel comfortable eating inside, so opted for outside - this really is not a big deal for us as we also enjoy sitting outside (the iffy weather is what prompted the inside reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday). After being seated outside, we waited an unusually long time for even water to be brought to our table. Then, literally 5 tables were sat in our same section and I told my husband it was going to be a while (previous waitress here) due to the immediate influx of folks. It literally took no less than 20 minutes for our waitress to take our drink order. Had I known I wasn't going to see her for another 30 minutes we would have ordered apps and dinner at that time. Needless to say, our drinks never came. Another gentleman was kind enough to step in and took our order (apps and dinner) for which he said the app would be right out. He inquired about drinks but we told him we had already given our drink order to the waitress. About 10 minutes later our main dishes arrive (no drinks or apps yet - thank goodness we had water). The waitress finally reappeared and asked how things were going. Responded that we had not received drinks or apps. She looked surprised and said she would follow up. Next thing we know our apps arrived - still no sign of our alcoholic beverages. A short time later, the same gentleman from earlier who took our food order came back and apologized for losing our drink order (which we didn't give to him, we gave to our original waitress). A few minutes later our drinks finally arrived. The bill came and of course, charged full amount, including COVID fee (which I really don't mind considering everything). The gentleman who took our bill offered a cookie "on him" to compensate for the service. Not acceptable.

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A4444
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Sadly, we won’t be returning. Spent nearly $175 on lunch and a few cocktails. Service was subpar & our waitress’ mask wasn’t covering her nose/mouth properly whenever she would stop by our table.

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GailM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu did not adequately describe the meal. Chicken tostadas where served with a chili like sauce not included on the menu. Salmon bagel had a hint of cream cheese and needed much more. Nice place but probably not going for a return visit.

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You can order delivery directly from Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda using the Order Online button. Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 881-2381.

Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda is rated 4.4 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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