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The Society Restaurant & Lounge
The Society Restaurant & Lounge
  • Address:
    8229 Georgia Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Neighborhood:
    Silver Spring
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Society Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.societyss.com
  • Phone: (301) 565-8864
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Thurs: 3:30pm - 12:00am, Friday 3:30pm - 2:00am
    Saturday 2:30pm - 2:00am Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday Dinner 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Caribbean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sit down or buffet service
    Party packages
  • Private Party Facilities: Call us today to hear about our wide variety of private dining options! Society Restaurant and Lounge has one private dining room and one semi private lounge area, in which we are able to accommodate a maximum of 16 seated in private room and 20 reception style.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy Waskewich (877) 649-6361
  • Entertainment: Live Music - Tuesday through Thursday
    DJ - Friday and Saturday

    Call the restaurant for schedule or more information. There is a two hour table limit policy enforced for all reservations made before 8 PM. Please understand that this only being done to accommodate other diners. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Reggae Tuesday every week

    "Secret Society" Live band every Thursday

    Friday Nights featuring various artist Live Music

    Saturday Nights Come Listen to our DJ Spin

    Sunday Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thayer Avenue and Sligo Avenue
  • Public Transit: Silver Spring Metro Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Society Lounge is the only restaurant in the Downtown Silver Spring area offering Valet Parking at $5 per car.

    Street Parking is also available.
A word from The Society Restaurant & Lounge
Sunday brunch, dinner, out door dining and a full late night lounge experience in an upscale dining environment. Our cuisine combines classic American fare with authentic Caribbean flavors. Special menu features include Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper and Homemade Bread Pudding. We also feature live entertainment every Tuesday through Thursday and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. Society restaurant and lounge is 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The brunch was amazing. Everything was seasoned and prepared with love. Unlimited mimosa and great service. Not to mention that bread pudding OMG. I will return"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I love the bread pudding. Great place to come for food, drinks, or simply dessert."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A must for brunch! Find your way there for a different spin on brunch. You'll be content for days ... seriously."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have been here before, but this was the first time for brunch. The food was okay, nothing to write home about, the service was great at the beginning and it went downhill after that. The mimosa were mediocre, I wish they wouldn't premix the champagne and juice in advance. The mango mimosa was definitely not worth the $2 upcharge."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch at Society offers the standard French toast and omelets, but it also includes steamed crab legs, jerk chicken, fried plantains, cheesy grits in addition to an unlimited mimosa option."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Everything was great. The band was jumping and the food was great."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had such a wonderful time at the Society Lounge! I went there this past weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday with a few friends/family. A few people turned into a CROWD! More people than expected showed up, and I was worried. Luckily, the manager, Byron, was very accommodating. He found additional space for my group and checked in on us frequently to make sure that we were having a great time. The ambiance was lovely and the food was INCREDIBLY delicious! (We were there for brunch- the FRENCH toast is divine!!) Our waitress, Carmelita (aka Carla) was so nice and kept the drinks coming. It was WORTH it and I look forward to my next visit to DC so that I can go there again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I've been to this spot a few time and really like it. So I convinced my significant other to date night there. We made reservations and I requested a booth. Unfortunately, when we arrived on time, we did not have a booth. We sat a 2 person seater in the middle of the restaurant. Hated it. I requested to be moved a couple of times and was blown off. Plus the 2 hour maximum at the table had us looking at our watch the whole time. Not cool when we're in deep conversation. The food is good but unless I can guarantee the seating I want, I will not be back. Just to make more money, you incovenience your guests with those tight 2 seater tables. Shame on managment!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great. Service very poor. Waiter seemed to be a nice guy but was very over whelmed. Music too loud for a dinner.... If any one is interested for a peaceful dinner dont pick this place.....it feels you are in a club at 8pm."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Met there with a few friends and the atmosphere was fun. There is a DJ at night and we enjoyed the music. Food was delicious with a Caribbean date. Looking forward to attending again. I did not like the 2 hour maximum for the table. We kept looking at our watches which took away from the enjoyment a little bit."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was in need of a place that served American cuisine. Silver Spring has been in need of a great place and The Society has hit the spot. I came for a quick dinner with my mom and fiance before the start of a performance on a Saturday evening (both are very picky eaters). I originally was concerned about time being a critical factor but even with the place starting the dinner service rush, they handled everything smoothly. Food came out hot, delicious and in a timely manner. No complaints from ANYONE at the table. The entire staff was informative, professional, and very courteous. I can't wait to try this place for a late night out, I'm sure the transformation will be just wonderful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our first time at Society and we really enjoyed ourselves. There were four us and every dish was hot and delicious. The service was great, the crowd was having a good time. There is great live entertainment there too. Check it out. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The chicken truffle Marsala on the Valentine's Day menu was awesome If it's not on their regular menu, it should be. Had a drink called the The Champion; amazing! Service was really good, too; had a few people come by and ask how we were doing and how was everything. Great experience overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Society has a unique combination of innovative, high-end cuisine and a contagious positive spirit from the staff. Started off with tasty cocktails. The appetizers were sensational - shrimp n grits for me, a spicy but well-flavored gumbo for my wife. We both had the tilapia & scallop entree - awesome! An unbelievable bread pudding (what else?) for dessert. The ambience was cozy at the beginning, with soulful (not sappy) tunes in the background. The staff worked as a team and were all cheerful; this cheerfulness is something that differentiates The Society from other high-end establishments. Heads-up: things get a lot louder after 8 PM. If you want romance, come early. If you want to party, come later. Either way, we're coming back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The layout is modern and very clean. The staff is amazing, from hostess to managers. Owner is genuinely interested in feedback and the wait staff is always attentive. The food is absolutely amazing! Good happy hour, and a nice variety of entertainment- from live singing duets to old school r&b to jazzy gogo groups. Thouroughly enjoy myself each and evey time I go."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Delicious food. Live music is always great. Highly recommend for a girls night out or a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was good, but not for the price. If everything was marked down about $2-$4, this place would be a hit in the area!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Uncomfortable seating, wobbly table, a waitress who rushed every course, and forgettable food. Cool energy, enjoyable DJ, nice ambience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "They are always so attentive and work hard to make sure that you have what you need and are enjoying the meal, but not in an overbearing way. The service is great. And, the food is delicious. It's a little loud so don't expect a quiet dinner, but it's loud in a fun energetic way. Just come in expecting it and have a great time. My wife and I both got the Cajun pasta dish. It is very tasty with the right amount of spice. My wife got a glass of Cabernet and I got a glass of Pinot, both which were very good. It's not a huge wine list both they were good so we didn't need more choices."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Visited on Thursday evening with live entertainment by Secret Society band. Band was great, food was great, and venue had a nice ambience."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Went for a romantic anniversary celebration and found a hoppin', loud party scene. My mistake. Didn't bother staying for dinner since we couldn't hear each other. I'd try again if I were about 20 years younger."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I went here for brunch with my friends and we were a party of 4, but we were supposed to be a party of 6. I am glad the other 2 couldn't make it because this place it too small to host big parties. The food was phenomenal however, I am still thinking about the fried talapia."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "If you want great food in a great setting, visit Society Lounge. The Sunday brunch is especially excellent. Everything on the brunch menu was delicious."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Service was great, attentive. Wings were great. Gumbo had bones in it and did not really seem like typical gumbo. Thin, no rice. Had the flavor of crab in it, but was told there wasn't any in it. Maybe it was the shrimp. Scallops were kind of fishy. Maybe just a bad night. Chicken and waffles tasted great, but is the chicken supposed to be wings?"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Unfortunately, the place was smaller than it appeared on the website. The tables felt crowded together. The Sunday brunch choices were very good but the taste was basic - nothing special. I didn't hate it but I wouldn't consider it as a repeat place for me."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "My second time having brunch at Society and both times the food was delectable!!!! The service was timely and the staff is extremely responsive and courteous. I celebrated birthdays with a group of lovely ladies and we had a dynamic time. The food selection is good. They have an omelet bar some made to order selections, crab legs, crab balls, shrimp and a variety of other selections for all different tastes."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Chef came out to chat with patrons and made sure we were enjoying the food. Brunch was sooooooo good!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Our server and the manager were great. The food was average to good. However a big detraction was the music volume. It was excessive. I had to shout at people who were sitting no more than two feet away from me and we were sitting on the opposite end of the restaurant from the band and music. It was my first time there but I doubt I will go again."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "I liked the Society Lounge, we went right after work at 6:30pm the atmosphere was verry laid back and there werent' many patrons. The staff was friendly and attentive, as the evening continued more people came in for dinner and also to sit at the bar. One of the reasons that we choose Society Lounge is because on Saturday nights if you drive by there is always a line outside and it looks like it's really happening, but maybe that is only a weekend occurence. All in all we had a good time, the food was good, the drinks were potent and the staff was very good."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "I never venture out to Silver Spring but me and a couple of friends had reservations at the Fillmore for a comedy show as a birthday celebration to me. So, we got on Open Table and Yelp and searched for restaurants local to the theatre where we could "turn up" before the show. This place was a GREAT find. For a Saturday night, the place was not crowded. I had the Salmon Spinach salad and had the 0-44 cocktail along with a shot later on. The ambiance and vibe of this restaurant is amazing - nice jazzy, R&B and pop playing in the background. It wasn't even crowded! I would highly recommend this place to a friend!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "The waitress and other staff were very pleasant. They catered to our every need and made sure everything was great. The food was wonderful as well."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Great place to meet with friends and mingle with a mature crowd. Food and service was great. Music was EXCEPTIONAL."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Dined @ Society Lounge on a friday night. Celebrated 3yr wedding anniversary. Ceasar salad-perfect. Had the snapper, hubby the pasta. Fish too salty but perfectly portioned. Rice & peas bland but cooked. Spinach left a sort of odd taste in mouth. Hubby's shrimp & chicken were fresh, noodles al dente, but sadly sauce was cheap tasting, like a kid's bbq spaghetti recipe. Drinks-phenomenal. Society Lounge is NOT stingy with the liquor. My O-44 was delish! Will definitely return to SL, but will prob stick to drinks & appetizers. Prices a tiny bit higher than I like, but expected for the area. Live music a plus. Be careful w/ valet-we were told $7, but car behind us charged $10 & they were in a similar sized make/model, not some hard 2 park TK"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Great restaurant. Stopped by for Happy Hour. The staff was great. Atmosphere wonderful. I'll be back"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "This lounge is worthy of being in DC, but found right in the middle of downtown Silver Spring. One of the few lounges where when you make a reservation you can be seated and participate in the happy hour still. Prices are very reasonable 5 dollars for most drinks and of their appetizers. The manager came around and checked on the patron what is a very nice touch. The lounge itself is very chic and has a very nice vibe to it. Since I live in this area I've visited here about 6 times and I can honestly say that it doesn't get too crowded and I have no complaints. Definitely a neighborhood gem!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "I can always count on a good time and excellent food at SL. Whether you are coupled-up, hanging with friends or flying solo - this is the spot."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "The air condition was very low. When asked if it could be adjusted, the manager stated that she couldn't because it was a controlled air system. For an establishment that is fairly new, I find it difficult to believe that the air system could not be adequately adjusted. and I certainly wasn't the only one fanning myself repeatedly that night."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "My friends and I were greeted by a cheerful server who initiated us on the Society's Brunch. After we all ent thumbs up on the endless Mimosas, we selected the to-order specialties, including sweet creamy grits with or without large grilled shrimp. We ventured over to the buffet which featured fresh and cooked vegetables, different kinds of seafood and meats, and ending in sweets. The restaurant's Caribbean influence was represented in the peas and rice and plantain. The one awkward moment we had was being asked to move to another table to accommodate a large party. Considering we obliged, I confirmed that the two hour limit policy would no longer apply. We were able to resume making this a pleasant place to brunch."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "This was our first time having food at this lounge. The food was excellent. The service was subpar and poor. The waitresses would come and take your drink order and either mess it up or forget you ordered a drink and we were just left hanging. It was a Buffett brunch so they couldn't mess that up. We had 2 waitresses and they were both the same. They never checked on us to see if we needed refills or if we were ok. They didn't even come and close out the check with us. We just left the payment on the table with only a 10% tip. They need to work on customer service."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We wanted to go out to a nice place and not drive too far, so we ended up at the Society Lounge in Silver Spring - great discovery! Cheerful atmosphere, great food, excellent cocktails, tasteful décor and people were dressed nicely. What more could one want!"
    Dined on 6/15/2013