Chicago >Food & Dining > Summer Noodle & Rice
1123 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6066041.994473 -87.659391
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun 12pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Far North Side, Edgewater
Good food some questionable things – I really loved the taste of all the food there. I bought a groupon last minute and decided to try something new. The waitress was nice and the atmosphere was beautiful! I loved the presentation of the food and the taste of everything.
I ordered the chicken satay and loved the presentation and combination of pineapple with the cucumber for the salad. I had thirty dollars to spend so I ordered a few dishes to try that I usually get at siam pasta. The panang chicken was kinda soupy as I'm used to it being thicker but he flalvor was good.
The drunken noodles I usually get are called something else here and they were great tasting but i like the flat noodles rather than the thick spagetti like noodles better that I usally get with this dish.
The pad thai was phenominal and would go back just for that. They have lunch specials so maybe I will try that in the future. The waitress never brought me another napkin after she took my first course owever she was nice. I also was suprized by my check at the end because there are surcharges on each of the meats or shrimp. The fine print was on the menu but I didn't see it so I guess it's my fault, but the waitress knew I had a groupon and was staying around the 30 mark. So it cost another eight dollars for the extras I wish she would've warned me. Over all it was good food and nice atmosphere. i would go back but make sure I kept tabs on the extras with groupons!
Citysearch Editorial Review – Given the prevalence of gyro eateries and wig shops typically found underneath the El tracks, this snappy Thai restaurant is a welcome and unpredictable spot on discreet Granville Avenue. Cheerful orange walls contrast nicely with slate tones, while strings of mirrors hang from the ceiling for mod effect. Servers in quasi orange-and-black embroidered “bowling” shirts float from the kitchen, where triangle-shaped plates dressed with curries and rice dishes tease with spicy-sweet Thai flavors. Noodles figure prominently on the menu as well, like the Buddy Drunk layered with onions, bell peppers, baby corn, carrots, bean sports and basil leaves in a chili-garlic sauce.
Cutest Thai Restaurant w/ Awesome Food – I went here with a group of friends on a Friday night and we were so impressed! First, the decor was delightful and romantic. The bright cheery orange of the walls and the multi-colored paintings were offset by dim candles flickering on every table and twinkling lights. The food did not disappoint either! The portions were not huge, but that isn't a problem, considering every other pan-Asian restaurant gives waaay too much for any one person to handle. I would recommend the Pad Thai, personally, because it was so delicious that everyone started eating it off of my plate. Other group favorites were the Orange Chicken, Garlic Noodles, and Beef Salad. Stay away from the Golden Curry, however, because it tasted like pumpkin soup. Other than that, I definitely advise paying Summer a visit!
This sunny Edgewater storefront is a savior for locals in need of a spicy fix-especially on dreary days. – In Short
Cheery orange and white are refreshing contrast to the dense gray of this neighborhood. The space is brighter than other restaurants--no doubt a purposeful style decision. One side boasts an efficient row of tables, the other an exposed kitchen with a countertop for solo service. Locals, many just in from nearby CTA routes, pack both for heady to downright fiery noodle dishes, like the "Hot-Popeye," green strand noodles loaded with ground chilies, chili oil, spinach, curry spices, garlic and capsicum slivers.
Delicious curry – We took guests who were having a craving for Thai to Summer, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the meal or the price. We had three delicious appetizers (the honey tofu was my favorite), and everyone enjoyed their meals, especially those of us who ordered the curry. The flavor was excellent, and the spiciness factor was perfect. I would definitely return to Summer in the future.
Good Things Come in Small Packages. Sometimes. – April 2008. We ordered delivery. The telephone order taking process was pleasant and efficient. The delivery was prompt and polite. The food was disappointing. Our first impression was, "My, such small portions!" But, then again, we are expert at throwing out left over Chinese, so smaller portions are okay. The food was hot and the presentation was colorful, but good things don't always come in small, colorful packages. The flavors were surprisingly bland, save for the chicken egg rolls (again miniature in size), which had a nice kick. All in all, an okay experience. Nothing to rave or complain about either which way. If you?re a ?greenie?, you?ll probably be a tad put off by the packaging. Styrofoam and plastics, except for the carrying bag, which as paper.
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