Sugar Factory - Pentagon Mall

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Sugar Factory Pentagon Mall features delectable dinner selections. This celebrity favorite is sure to satisfy any sweet-tooth craving. Signature treats include famous Couture Pops, smoking Goblet Drinks, candy infused cocktails, and the one-and-only King Kong Sundae.
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3.0based on recent ratings
3.1
food
3.0
service
3.1
ambience
2.8
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47% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately I don’t feel the quality of the food was worth the price. I can definitely see the benefits of the fun and lively environment for large parties and gatherings but my experience was personally not worth the visit. I was rather disappointed that a couple of the items on the menu were not available at the time of my visit and the quality of the food was less than expected. I will say the staff was very welcoming and they all genuinely seemed to have a great time with the guests!

JC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a reservation and still had to wait. Most of the drinks we wanted to try had run out and it we were there 4 hours before it closed. Tables and chairs were wobbly to the point that our drinks almost fell off. We were served water in plastic cups.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Get it together please

D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was awful, waited over an hour to be seated with a reservation; a cup of tea at the next table was spilled on the floor and after mentioning it to the staff several times, it still was not cleaned up; had the chicken and waffles, the waffles were cold and the skin on the chicken was fried incredibly hard; order the ice cream and brownies, the brownie was so hard that you could hardly cut it; lastly when the kitchen door open one of the kitchen staff walked out with a huge trash bag on over his clothes...this was my first and last time going to this restaurant; the paint is peeling from the columns and looks horrific!!!
The service was awful!!! I’m not sure who manages this place, but he/she needs to get a handle of all these issues in this restaurant.

JC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Sugar Factory at Pentagon Mall was cool. My nephew absolutely enjoyed the experience for his 12th birthday. We had a super nice waitress. The only food I'd recommend here is desserts, burgers, and maybe wings. I ordered pancakes for my 7yr old and they looked like dried, old sponges. And not only were they disgusting but they cost $14! Luckily our server took them off of our bill. The milkshakes are great. The mai tai drink was also great. I've had a salad here and that wasn't great either.

W
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were so excited to celebrate our son’s 16th birthday here that we came from Southern Pennsylvania. We had a large party and were all ready to have a great time. The food was decent. The drinks and dessert (the main reason we came) were less than poor. There were no ingredients for the items we ordered and the retail space was almost bare. Very sad. The tables were cracked and missing pieces, the bathrooms were in disarray and had no soap. We will not return to this location!!!

PL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our experience was great! We drove all the way from Richmond and we were not disappointed. The decor looked a bit dated and worn. Chairs and frames on the walls looked like it could use a refreshing as they were damaged. The food was fantastic though and my son loved the smoking strawberry lemonade even though they were out of the candies and decorative items that it came with on the menu image. Service was excellent and made my birthday special. We will definitely visit again!

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The waiter just took way too long to bring our drinks. We were there for 2 hours and had 2 drinks....

AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I’ve been to this location several times and have always enjoyed myself. This time our service was horrible, the waitress had an attitude from the beginning and it took forever to get our drink order and meal order. The place is usually way more packed so it couldn’t have been she was just overwhelmed that evening. Wish I still had my receipt so I could comment her name. I didn’t want to complain while we were there simply bc we were celebrating two teenagers birthdays and I didn’t want to take the attention off of them being that it was their night. Idk if bc gratuity was already added since we had a large party she felt she could be rude or what but it was unacceptable which is why I choose not to tip her farther than what was already added. I had already planned on leaving a large tip above the gratuity since we had a large party and I normally have a great time there but her service was horrible.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We went there to celebrate my sons birthday. Not only were we sat almost a hour after our reservation time but the service was horrible. They ran out of things and to top it all off they didn’t even acknowledge that it was my sons birthday but made sure to acknowledge other people’s birthdays. The first time taking my family there and it was a horrible experience.

TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience1

I had a 2pm reservation and got seated at 3:15pm. The food was horrible, the salad was good. Everything was over priced. The music was too loud and the facility is way to small to host parties over 8 people, mine was 16. It took forever for the food to come out and there wasn’t enough table staff. My waiter was the only thing great about my experience, he was a absolute sweet heart and because of him my daughter’s 12 birthday in her eyes was great!

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The place and food is great. The service and customer service, not so much. But we had a fun time. For the price, there need to be better customer service and cleanliness.

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I’ll start off with we were late about 20 mins for our reservation (1:45pm) due to car accidents on interstate. We drove almost two hours to go here to celebrate our sons 9th birthday. I called about 10 times to inform them about us being late, no answer. When we arrived their was no one to greet us only people standing around confused waiting to be either helped or seated. It was a mad house. We got a table after a 30 min wait. Drinks were okay, deserts were good. Ordered spaghetti with meatballs and the meatballs were cold in the center. Overall we had a nice time but it was definitely overwhelming. Very small

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Our server was swamped. He was a great kid. Way too loud! I had no idea. He tried so hard. It was 30 minutes after our reservation. My family was so excited about the milkshakes. They ran out of Pepsi, glassware, but my brother loved the burger. My mom's salad came out before the appetizers.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was lost

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I took my grandchildren (4) to the Sugar Factory for a great, first time experience. We received far less than we planned. It was not busy as there were many empty tables. However, our food wait time was over 45 minutes. We did not receive many items we ordered and no condiments to go with what we did receive. My nine year old grandson commented that he was afraid to ask for ketchup because it may take the waitress five hours to bring it.

After one and one-half hours, we still had not received our drinks after asking our waitress repeatedly. By the time we received our food, it was cold, and by the time we received our drinks, we were finished attempting to eat the cold food. It took two hours for one of my grandsons to receive his milkshake, of which he finally received after went to the bar to request.

My grandchildren, ages 5-10, were very upset and my nine year old grandson cried because of the poor service and lack of attention shown by the waitress.

To make matters worse, I took my 7 year old granddaughter to the bathroom and was appalled by what we saw.....a complete and utter mess. It was so bad until she decided to hold it until we left. I advised the manager and he responded that the customers destroyed the bathroom the night before. It was over 24 hours later and he was comfortable conveying this information to me.

It was the most expensive, dirtiest, unhappy dining I’ve ever experienced.

BL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very interesting!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Made a reservation and still had a wait an hour until we got seated. Lady at the front was rude and not welcoming

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I would do so for the a happy hour at the bar. My waitress failed to greet me and provide water upon being seated. It was only after I asked to speak with the manager that my service began. The food was standard and the candy choices were limited. I had hoped for more with the prices. My child enjoyed the festive ambiance and musical birthday song. I will not come back to this location given experience. Thank you

H
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had 830 reservations and were a little early so we went to the bar where everyone already had a drink. The bartender said she would be with us in a minute. Then 20 minutes later still hadn’t taken an order from us. The music was sssoooo loud we couldn’t even talk to each other sitting a foot apart. Then someone turned the music so loud it shook the speakers to a song so a birthday table in the front of the restaurant could literally treat the place like a club. We were out for a fun nice dinner but ended up leaving. I don’t know how the servers can hear anyone’s order and I have no idea how anyone in there could enjoy a meal like that. We won’t be back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Went to try their milkshakes. Was sat about 15 minutes later than our reservation time. Ordered our shakes and waited an hour for just two milkshakes. The place itself was small, extremely crowded, and loud because of the music. Probably won’t be going back.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Made reservations , seated in about 10 minutes. Took the server 30 minutes to come greet us and take order. Didn’t have chicken and waffles. Was asked to get up and move over during ya eating meal. Food was ok. Experience was so bad we didn’t get dessert or finish food. We were ready go leave. Took waiter a long time time to come get check also. Better for younger people or celebrating birthdays... i probably wouldn’t return

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time. A lot of birthday parties with hype music. Everybody would participate. Took a little while for our waiter to get to us but it was really busy (Valentine’s Weekend), so we understood. Food was good, drinks were hittin...Overall great experience. My first time there too 💯

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was atrocious; whole restaurant had the feeling of being overwhelmed even though it is not that large. Drink was good, food was ok, though whole experience made all the outrageous prices stand out even more negatively. Saw multiple people leave without being waited on and table next to us told us “not to waste our time” as they were leaving. Space is not cared for - many items in disrepair, retail shelves not stocked. It’s clear there is not much corporate oversight. Manager was friendly when he brought our food out but the rest of the staff didn’t seem to care very much. Retail prices advertised in store were higher than prices online and higher than items were marked on their price tags.

E
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was slow. Appetizers delivered cold with no silverware or napkins. Drinks took an hour. We decided not to stay. Manager was apologetic and generous but I am not sure when or if I would return. Unfortunate... because it was our first visit. Great location, though.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow, food was not that great, and they have a ridiculous "cake" fee, really. Worst dining experience EVER!! Could've ruin my birthday

RC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The server was extremely slow; no fault of his since he had a large party, as well as other tables to handle. The food was just ok. The appearance of the resteraunt, including the seating and table wasn't as clean as I prefer. The menu prices for food and beverages were very expensive. The overall experience was NOT favorable and we would NOT return and would NOT recommend this place.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

This is exactly what I put on yelp and shared with my Facebook friends. EXTREMELY disappointed smh.

Went to The Sugar Factory over the weekend. The venue is awesome. The menu and drinks looked fire and the birthday celebrations were lit....SERVICE WAS BIG TRASH! I mean like y’all want all my money but can’t even bring me napkins when I ask multiple times. Forgot my drinks multiple times. The smallest requests went acknowledged but unanswered. This is the perfect example of having a girl that’s pretty with an ugly heart. Like I didn’t even tip and left her a note as to why...that’s how bad it was. I’m not even that petty. I wouldn’t recommend. They could’ve gotten about $70 out of me in drinks alone. Missed that. What a waste of life and venue and music.

My date had buffalo wings and didn’t even eat them because they never brought her napkins. We also never received utensils. Didn’t get our drinks until AFTER our food came. They don’t care unless you have a big group or it’s a birthday. They literally told us multiple times “I got you with the napkins, I’ll be right back.” Never came.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had 1:30 pm reservations and arrived 10 minutes early. I checked-in and we were seated by 1:40pm. It was quite busy so we weren’t greeted right away but when our server arrived he took our drink(s), appetizer and entree orders because we were ready. He was also accommodating throughout the rest of our visit. The food was delicious and it was a great Valentines Weekend Date. I always have a great time at The Sugar Factory!

M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I enjoyed my time there, but i think it's for parties. The food was ok. I enjoyed the syrup. It was really tasty. If i a meeting or something like that it the best place the go.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hostess and server staff lacked friendliness and were apathetic to helping manage the customers waiting to be seated. Waitress was as attentive as could be during the busy Valentines Day. When the food came out, Typically hot items had cooled and the Mai Tai Goblet was only about half full. After comparing this location to the Atlantic City Hard Rock Cafe location, This location did not live up to the hype that the Sugar Factory name has come to be known to have. Very little WOW factor here.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

8:30 Reservation to be seated at 9 pm because three groups of people decided to come late. Once we sat down server didn’t greet us for 20 minutes. Once he did greet us he only spoke to my lady and didn’t acknowledge that I was asking a question. The table next to me ask for their check before we received our food and didn’t get it till after we finished. EXTREMELY poor service. Specially after you watch him walk around doing nothing when you needed something.

JB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience. The food was tasty!

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I will never return. Total ripoff and all hype. Don't waste your time or money because you will leave disappointed. I was served raw chicken and the service is extremely slow. I read the other reviews but wanted to form my own opinion. Dont bother just believe the reviews and save the headache.

CJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! I will be coming back soon and trying more items from the menu

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While I really liked the atmosphere and ambiance of this restaurant, our food was not the best. I ordered the thai chicken salad and it came without chicken. My husband ordered a burger and it had some plastic in it. Also, it took a while to get our food, which our waitress warned us that the kitchen was backed up but when my husband showed our waitress the plastic, I believe the corrected burger (it was also undercooked) should've come sooner than it did. While our waitress and apologetic and friendly, I think more could've been done to rectify the situation with our food arriving late and then incorrectly. I would return for a special occasion but my husband would not.

ND
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Only for the singing and drinks. The food was horrible and definitely not worth the price. They should have a kids menu.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was over priced for the quality. If we go back it’ll just be for milkshakes.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Valentines date with my daughter

a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing day ever with my daughter and her BFF for Valentines Day lunch. The food was great and people was even better. My server was spectacular as well as all the other servers. They all was friendly and it made our time even more enjoyable. We will be back soon.

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