The Society Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
439 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
COVID-19 UPDATE:
*Montgomery County, MD COVID-19 guidelines INDOOR dining is prohibited.

DELIVERY AND CARRYOUT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE: WWW.SOCIETYSS.COM 301-565-8864

Our cuisine combines classic American fare with authentic Caribbean flavors. Special menu features include Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, and Homemade Bread Pudding. At The Society Restaurant & Lounge, we are inspired by our deep love of people, community, and hearty food. We celebrate the achievements of past and present influences and promote collective involvement to advance our local community. Come and grab a drink. Stay for dinner. We welcome you to experience the best of who we are, where we go, and what we eat. Ask us about our corporate happy hour specials and birthday party packages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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ShaniquaH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting and it was just as great , if not better than the first ! All my friends were pleased and satisfied with the good and atmosphere. We got to try almost everything on the menu and was satisfied. Thanks again for the awesome service.

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my birthday dinner at Society! Our waitress was very attentive and made sure everything went smoothly!

JH
JasmineH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love love love this place! I will always be a returning customer... the food is great & the vibe is even greater!

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Dimplez
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always. Great food, drinks, atmosphere and vibez.

CA
CharmaniqueA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Location was great. The atmosphere was very chill but upscale. I will be back.

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telithae
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service atmosphere and the staff is gracious. love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Red Snapper

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mayulisl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Brunch was okay. it wasn't what We expected. will I recommend this place to my friends absolutely not. needs improvement.

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MochaWonder
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great- food, drinks, pricing, service and atmosphere.

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Bibi
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was very good! I got the Cajun pasta with chicken and it tasted amazing. Our waitress left us there for a long time and my friends and I got irritated but the manager named Melissa helped us out and she was very kind and had a great attitude.

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AnitaE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to society so I didn’t know what to expect based on the mixed reviews..upon arrival you are greeted by the host outside. They check your temperature at the door before you can enter the restaurant (my first time experiencing this and I’ve been to several restaurants) and there was no wait to be seated. The temperature check made me feel a little more secure about eating at their establishment. Society had a nice ambiance and a great selection of music.. The servers were very attentive and helpful in recommending their favorite dish. I went with the fried snapper and my sister in law chose the catfish and grits.. the catfish and grits was delicious and the fried snapper was pretty good.. we also had the veggies rolls which were good and a Belgian waffle but it was a little over cooked.. overall a great place to eat and will be returning again.

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LeonR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Very nice spot for Happy Hour. Loved the taking of Temps before entering. Did not go upstairs but it sounded nice. The waiter was sub par. Nice but very subpar. Cood was great! Yes, we will visit again.

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ShaunaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. I would definitely go again.. really enjoyed myself

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KingRobCash
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

If you don't mind waiting forever for service, but when it comes to paying the check the service is fast. The waiter is not going to be slow to pick up the check just slow to bring you your food & drinks then this is the place for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Table wasn’t clean and took 30 minutes for table to finally be cleaned. Another 15 minutes before our order was taken. My mean came and took another 15 minutes for my dates dinner while my food got cold. Bill came with one price and then I was charge more once my credit card was processed. Worst experience I’ve had in a very long time at any establishment.

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Jabari
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice Happy Hour vybe given the current pandemic environment. The servers are really pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food, but too pricey and the service sucked! I will not return smh

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AshC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

In a group of 5, the food arrived cold for all and needed to be reheated. With my own personal dish, the side of collard greens that should have accompanied the meal only arrived after I mentioned to the waiter about its whereabouts. The service was overall poor, with little accountability. Even when our group asked to speak to the manager, that process took over 30mins. We did not enjoy our brunch at this establishment & I would not recommend. I will never dine here again.

RB
ReneeB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at The Society. I have to say I was impressed! The ambiance is good and the food is AMAZING!! I went with a group of friends and we all enjoyed our food and vowed to come back again and again.

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CandiceR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

GREAT EXPERIENCE... We will definitely attend again

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ShaunaW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We went specifically to sit in on the live Reggae set, and Ras Slick and the Dutty Bus Crew did not disappoint. The food and drinks were the icing on the cake, everything was perfect.

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EDinMD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Society Restaurant with a couple of girlfriends and had Friday night, a 6:30 pm reservation. We were a bit early, and they seated us. The hostess was pleasant, the waiter was pleasant, the food was great, and the ambiance was really nice. By around 8:30 pm it started to get a lot more crowded (as the DJ was about to start playing), and it seems like it turns into more of a Lounge/club atmosphere as the night goes on. It was a great experience, and we’ll definitely be back!

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WorldExpress
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, Happy Hour very good with great prices. They need to improve the drink menu, especially the Sangria which was just white wine on ice. Especially luv the live music. Steelo Soul was fabulous. And this was my first visit. Will definitely return. A hidden gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was delicious and my server was wonderful!!

JM
JamesM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was slow but overall it was cool

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AjaG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the music in the restaurant and the lounge. The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! I will be coming again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were not told that during New Year’s Eve the menu was going to be a fixed menu, so we left the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

When we arrived the hostess was so consumed with her phone that she greeted us as if we were bothering her. But ok cool. She seats us then walks off. We sat there for about 10 minutes before she brought water but still no waiter. Finally I water came took our order. Our food came and we never saw our waiter again without asking for him. Although he was cool, he was not attentive and I think he thought his personality would make up for it...No sir it does not, do your job. I had an eye line view of him in the back talking the whole time we were trying to get his attention to order another round of drinks. Next time I may just go to the bar.
The food was good however, I ordered some.spring.rolls to go and they didn't check the order to ensure everything such as the sauce that come.with it, was included.
I would definitely go back just sit at the bar as the bartender was more concerned about us then our waiter. They asked twice if we needed anything else.

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Jessica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I liked the place. The service was not good could’ve been because the night was busy but the food took a while to come and I didn’t get my beer or water until after asking several times. My biggest dislike was having to pay a cover charge at the door because we made 10:45 reservations. Apparently regardless of why you’re there after 10:30 is a cover. Doesn’t make sense. The music was amazing good people good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place wonderful experience.

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Nicole
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Society Restaurant and Lounge never fails to impress. Everything from the ambience, the waitstaff, food, and DJ/band....always surpasses my expectations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

4 out of 5

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MayaT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Not a saturday place for me. I was looking for live music. Apparently that only happens on weekdays. Wish I'd done the research! Other than that it was a cute spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here at her recommendation for our first date. The entire vibe didn't disappoint. The staff was very professional, and we really enjoyed the evening.

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AwwalahW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always come here when we visit the DMV area. We stay in College Park so it’s only a 15 minute drive. We even brought 2 friends and they enjoyed everything as well. We will definitely be back!

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ThomasA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made reservations on Sat., Nov. 16th at 8:30 p.m.; we arrived and was promptly seated by the hostess and only seconds later the waitress arrived to welcome us and seconds afterward the server brought 2 glasses of water to our table. We ordered appetizers and our main meals and they both arrived in a timely manner with dining time in the interim of each meal. We also ordered alcoholic beverages as well. I would recommend The Society Lounge to my friends.

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CurtisF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just had dinner and didn't get a chance to visit the lounge. The service in the restaurant was very fast from the time we sat down. From drinks, appetizer to meal there was never a delay. The staff was very courteous and professional...they continuously checked in to see if we needed anything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service! The red snapper is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always unsuspectingly good/flavorful and HH is actually till 8p, not till 7p as printed on the HH menu (at least at this time I went).

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Society Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. The Society Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 565-8864.

The Society Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.

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