SoDo
SoDo

SoDo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sodoreno.com/
  • Phone: 7753222710x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday & Sunday 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
    Tuesday through Saturday 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Stern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Private Room Available
    Off-Site Catering Available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridge St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from SoDo
We invite you to enjoy our comfortable, contemporary cuisine as we showcase the freshest local ingredients, prepared with style and innovation. Join us for a casual cocktail, an intimate night out, or a celebration of any kind. SoDo is not just a great restaurant and bar - it's our way of life.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
SoDo reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (36)great for lunch (27)hot spot (18)notable wine list (16)good for groups (13)romantic (13)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Weekday lunch
    SoDo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was very good however waiter got so busy at lunch that we didn't see him for half hour straight! We came early to avoid the crowd (which we did) but then it got so busy we couldn't get the check. Finally asked the hostess for change so we could just leave cash with a tip at table. Still took the hostess a while to get change. Even though waiter was busy, he was very nice and friendly. Just had to wait too long to get the check!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoDo divine choice!
    alfrescofan
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've dined here with various friends several times, each with superb, friendly, attentive wait staff! Food items have been perfectly prepared and lovely presentation. Interesting menu mix seems to satisfy those who enjoy simply fish/chips, salad, or more adventuresome choices. It would be a shame if you didn't save room for one of their divine desserts...or at least share one. Love the neighborhood corner location!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Foodsnob1950
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very nice eating outdoors. We have been to SoDo many times and the food has always been good. Proportions are generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true gem!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was very good and prepared exactly as requested. The bartender/waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable! We had a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • relaxing
    Thunder
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good atmosphere, great service, and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, would return again!
    km775
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The location is great, just a few blocks off of downtown. Food was well prepared, eye apealing and very tasty. Prices were ok. Wished our server had told us about the daily specials. Did not hear about them until we overheard other servers telling their customers about them. LOVED the purse racks that they bring tableside for women carrying a purse!! Thoughtful and unique solution for age old problem of where to put your purse when dining out. There was even a woman nearby who used the rack to hang her cane. Wonderful idea!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERI
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was outstanding! Very very fresh, flavorful, and beautiful presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reno's best
    Foody2b
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Reno has finally come into its own with the addition of this fabulous restaurant. Centrally located and meals that delight the senses. One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot
    PaulandPaulina
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We came to evaluate the place for possible Christmas party. We were looking for unique ambiance and a place that our peeps usually wouldn't go to, which it was. We were also looking for modern American food, kind of like LuLu's, which it wasn't quite there. The pork belly wasn't as crispy and flavorful (I think the other place seasoned it with maple sugar), pork chops was on the dry side and sauces were little bland, crab poppers sauce didn't have any flavor. Cesar salad was great and Poblano Relleno dish was pretty good. The dishes were too big and by the end we didn't have enough room for dessert. Overall, food was fair, cocktails were fair, wonderful ambiance and service. We are still shopping for our Christmas Party place though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was great, salad was good and noise was not to bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Part of the new vibrant scene
    pprinterVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Like many smaller cities in the country, Reno is developing an excellent new restaurant line up. SoDo was one of the leaders and continues to be a treat on every visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will try again.
    bookmarcus
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We attended on their 2nd Anniversary promotion, "Three Courses of Globally Inspired, Locally Crafted Fare," featuring a special menu. We had been to SoDo before and liked it a lot, the menu is creative and the chef is good. This time, we were disappointed. Perhaps cooking the same specials night after night became tiresome. And the promotion is for Sunday Monday Tuesday only... maybe the regular staff is off those days. The service was spotty and though we had noted "duel anniversaries" on our Open Table reservation and it was acknowledged when the woman called to confirm, there was no mention made at the restaurant by the waiter or host. Bummer. We wanted to be fussed over. We will try again and maybe they will achieve their standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem in Reno
    CharlosVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent food and better service in the heart of the city. A place that is a mist go to hang out on the patio with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary here and we had such a great experience!! We received such special service and we really enjoyed the food and drinks! We will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was a little slow. We were the only table there as it was an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back!
    NVfoody
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We run by SoDo all the time, so when Living Social put out a deal for a three-course meal, I was glad to finally jump on board and go. Service was great! Kale salad was awesome, and the hangar steak was marinated perfectly. Also can't brag enough about the cheesecake! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reno dinner
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    While visiting our family in Reno we had an early dinner here and it was lovely. The host is gracious and the chef prepared our meal with love! The presentation was well done and the food was delicious. The Ahi had an orange reduction that caused us to ask for the recipe. SoDo is within 3 blocks of the NV Museum of Art and should be considered for your lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    StevAVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We have always enjoyed this delightful restaurant as to the place for special meal to celebrate The evening was perfect in every way Everyone enjoyed meal from start to finish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our first visit
    TheEpicureanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had lunch on a Saturday morning. The weather was excellent and we dined outside. The food was terrific, the service was superb and the wine list was very well thought-out. I'd recommend SoDo to anyone. This is a very relaxing, intimate restaurant suitable for business or pleasure. We'll definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have been to SoDo several times and have always had excellent food and service. Recently, they seemed to have changed the menu and it was not good. The appetizers used to be modern and tasty. Now they are fried and gross. It looks like food from any sports bar in town. The food seems to lack it's special touch and modern twists. I was very disappointed. I'm hoping it was just a bad night and won't normally be like this. I really enjoy this restaurant and don't want to give up, but we'll see....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was bad
    Woody
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you want a waiter that urgues with you and brings out the wrong food this is the place to go
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good food
    Darryl
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    SoDo has very good food. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The only misstep was our appetizer. We ordered the crab poppers and they were a real disappointment. The carrot soup was wonderful as were our main courses. I had the salmon and my partner had the Angus special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horribly let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Jerk chicken was burnt and extremely dry. The other chicken dish was extremely rubbery. The burger was good as always. The sole with lobster had no flavor. The fish and chips were ok as well. Sat at our table for 45 mins waiting for our food. unacceptable. $175 dinner. Will not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Executive Dinner
    1greatfind
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had a business dinner with a group of out-of-town executives who love good food and wine. Dinner, drinks and dessert were all wonderful. I will return for business and pleasure. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the SoDo reviews archive.
  • Lovely Sunday Lunch
    RenoLori
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had a wonderful, leisurely lunch on the patio. The food was excellent and the time with friends was fun. I highly recommend SoDo and I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthwhile to visit
    kcat614VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took my 11 yr old daughter to dinner before a Pioneer theatre show and we enjoyed a very good meal. The Baby Kale Salad with steak is a must, I will return just to have that again. The Caesar salad with chicken was ok, I found the chicken a little dry but my daughter loved the salad. The brownie dessert is always our favorite, a must try. The pretzel crust and caramel make this one unique. Coffee was great, the server even made a fresh pot for me. We are locals and return over and over!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Reno!!!
    renotahoe33
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    SoDo is a wonderful place to share your most important moments with your friends and family. The food is phenomenal and the service is top notch. I would recommend that anyone who lives in or visits Reno to stop by this establishment.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A consistent favorite
    3rdRockConnector
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Joel and the crew always hit the mark for quality of food, friendly staff and an energetic environment that makes it one of the top places downtown for a business meeting, whether lunch, cocktails or dinner. 'I'm being good' days I usually have the awesome Kale or beet salad. The 'not so good' days, the best lamb burger around.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Easter treat
    KarynW
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We ate our Easter dinner at SoDo and had a wonderful time. The food was divine and our waiter, Wilson was fabulous! An overall perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated & Over Priced
    BkfenceVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A lamb "Rack" @ $32.00 consists of more than two freaking ribs: game over!! Fifth chance and will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable!
    beefcombo
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We took a friend who was visiting from Chicago, and we all enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. The food was very delicious and the service was great for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience!!
    Traviane
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We could not have been more thrilled with our experience. I had requested a quiet table when I made the reservation and they absolutely accommodated us and put us all the way in the back at a quaint table for 2. We ordered the calamari based off of other reviews and it was good. I had the special grilled ahi which was unbelievable and had so many different layers to it. My husband had the sole with stuffed lobster and apple which was also excellent-his only complaint was the hint of lobster. We ordered the chocolate crème brulee for dessert which was phenomenal-we resisted the urge to order a second. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Great at SoDo
    Ritarno
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Exceeding expectations. There were 6 of us. We ordered appetizers and BOOM, they were on the table fast. Same with our dinners. My lamb was a little less done than i preferred and no fuss made just 5 minutes later out it came perfect. So many great choices on the menu too.Love
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Treat
    Pga12b
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We found SoDo through a bit of research using OpenTable and UrbanSpoon. It isn't a very big place but offers a nice intimate ambiance for groups of four or less. The service was slower than perhaps it should have been no more than were at the restaurant but the food was certainly worth the wait. The calamari appetizer was incredible. Wine list is adequate and the prices are what you would expect for this type of contemporary cuisine. Definitely worth the short cab ride to get to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Treese
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This is a great place! A little noisy but the food makes up for it. I wish there were more variety of vegetarian dishes but the couple that you do have are very good. This place is especially nice in the summer/early fall when you can sit outside. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoDo
    Fuzzy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Happening Downtown Reno meeting place, good food, good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoDo is a nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    SoDo is a nice restaurant. I am a vegan and they have a vegan menu with 3 entrees listed. I chose the pasta selection and it arrived covered with Parmesan cheese. REALLY? If a restaurant has a vegan menu, wouldn't you expect that they would be "with it" enough not to put cheese on it? So I sat there while my 3 dining companions ate their dinners and 15 minutes later, my dinner re-arrived, this time with no cheese, thank goodness. The whole situation was not enjoyable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood hottie
    Alex
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great Food, Excellent service! We had a lovely evening and plan on being back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was actually disappointed
    ladybug
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I was actually disappointed for the first time at SODO. My Greek salad was very average. I have had it several times before and it was much better. Hope this was just an off day.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great food and service but noisy, hard to converse with a group larger than 4. But still one of of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.