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About 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.

8229 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thurs: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM- 2:00 AM
Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Sunday Dinner 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Thayer Avenue and Sligo Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 565-8864

Website:
http://www.societyss.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music - Tuesday through Thursday * no cover
DJ - Friday and Saturday *cover 10 PM- close
Familiar Faces performs each and every Sunday night *cover

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.

Catering:
Sit down or buffet service
Party packages

Parking Details:
Society Lounge is the only restaurant in the Downtown Silver Spring area offering Valet Parking at $10 per car.

Street Parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Silver Spring Metro Station

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday "Familiar Faces" band performing live every Sunday night

Monday Night Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult entree

Reggae Tuesday every week

DJ's &/or Live band every Thursday

Friday & Saturday Nights featuring DJ Shainight

Saturday Nights Come Listen to our DJ Spin

Sunday Brunch 11 AM - 3 PM

The Society Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Casual (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

This was my second time coming to Society. The first time was mehhh. This time was just horrible. 3 of us had 1:15 reservations for brunch last Sunday. When we arrived we were seated and were told to head to the buffet. To our surprise, there was barely any food. And i mean barely. When we questioned this, we were told that the food was made fresh and so it came out in spurts. Well those spurts were few and far between. The chicken was over cooked and it was clear they needed to change the oil. Ordering an omelette took 20 minutes. And trying to get a server to order water, let alone a soda took flagging down several people, one who finally delivered. Not to mention we only had a 2 hour block of time before you’re outsted from your seat to accommodate the next reservation. So for a $30/person buffet + drinks and automatically added gratuity, i was a bit underwhelmed and overcharged. I don’t even remember what i ate because there was minimal to choose from. Neighboring tables and other people at the line complained of the same thing. Not a good look.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food and friendly staff, but the 2 hour limit is a little off outing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Society as part of our weekend-long wedding anniversary celebration. The Curry Shrimp dinner and Calamari appetizer were OUTSTANDING; the salmon was good, and EVERYTHING was served hot. The waitress, however, was unfriendly, inattentive, and whenever she did decide to show up, cold as ice. She also lied, stating the restaurant did not have any to-go containers, which the hostess quickly retrieved from the kitchen. At least 40 minutes throughout our visit was lost, waiting on her to attend the table. Had to constantly flag down other staff members for this or that.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing place ! Good food with moderate price . I especially recommend the calamari

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch and was not dissapointed. I visited the buffet twice, which was unusual for me. I still was not able to sample all the food on the menu. Everything was Delicious!!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Buffet style but not buffet quality. Food is freshly cooked and delicious. Bottomless drinks are delicious plentiful and replenished frequently.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our first visit celebrating my birthday.
We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation , waited for our guests to arrive and we were seated right away. The food was delicious, only complaint was the crab legs, they were very thin and hard to crack. Our waiter keep our glasses full and were very friendly. The price was very reasonable, food was hot, very good and they keep the food refilled.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday dinner w/significant other. First visit; great. Carribean rolls are a 'must'. Nice atmosphere; not too crowded for a Saturday night reservation...Ramsey was excellent waitress; has had everything on menu - won"t steer you wrong. Nice strong drinks!!!! Will be returning, worth the 35 min drive. Bread pudding is a 5 out of 10, Cajun pasta is a 9, shrimp & grits is a 6

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The rum punch made everyone in our group sick.
The food was good as usual no problem with that.
Do not like the fact that a lot of money was spent celebrating birthdays and was told we had to leave our table due to 2 hour limit .

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good service from outside to the table. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Music was a good mix at an enjoyable volume.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Terrible experience. Stood at the hostess stand for 5 minutes waiting for someone to acknowledge our presence, were finally seated, sat at the table for 20 minutes waiting for someone to come acknowledge that we were even in the restaurant, we were ignored the entire time and we finally walked out. Servers were walking pst our table the whole time, and not once did anyone even say hello!! Terrible, would never recommend this place to anyone. We even had our $10 for a $25 coupon and decided to throw it away because we will never be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was just ok. I wasn't impressed. The service could have been much better. The waitress would disappear for long periods of time. My friends and I were there for Sunday brunch so we had bottomless mimosas. A few times we had to physically get up ourselves to refill our glasses. It took a while to get out check as well. They really need to improve their service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very nice find. Had not been here before, but came here on a Tuesday. A band was setting up. Ordered the jerk chicken which was very good. Had the fish and scallops which was excellent. Stayed for a while and the band was actually good. I liked this restaurant a lot and will definitely return.

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience! Service from host stand to bartender to our server was top-knotch. They were very professional, attentive, and great customer service. Personable without being too friendly/overbearing. I generally have low expectations of buffet food so they definitely exceeded that. Didn't care for the mac n cheese but it is rare a restaurant makes one I do like. There were a couple other things I didn't care for - steamed shrimp texture was off and the bacon wasn't crispy enough for me. I also wish they had more dessert options. There were so many yummy items like the fried fish, grits, waffles, fried and jerk chicken, sausage, cabbage & greens, omlette station, salad - did I mention the syrup is kept warm? Mmmmmmm. Pretty much everything listed on the menu was available, which was nice. Also played some great reggae and R&B. Definitely give it a try! I know I will be back in the future. They have DJs and performances on the rooftop some evenings, as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time gathering at The Society Lounge. Everyone had something different to eat but the consensus was the food was SUPERB!!!! Only issue was the music was way too loud in the lounge/dining area, it made it difficult to socialize (we had to scream to talk to each other). I don't believe the music in the dining area needs to be so loud as the space is small. The rooftop area was like cherry on top so loud music on that level is fine because it's more open and the music is less deafening. Also I think you should definitely enforce the no caps/jeans policy, just to keep it high-end/classy. All in all my girlfriends and I had a BLAST and we will definitely be returning. It's nice to have somewhere that's suitable for a more mature clientele that you can enjoy a great meal while listening to great music.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

I planned a small gathering for my friends 50th birthday. The staff was very friendly and professional. They called me to make sure all my needs were met and even called back again to confirm my reservations after I changed it. She LOVED the place!!! We all loved the food and the live reggae music was awesome!! Definitely would visit here again!!! Next time I'll venture to the rooftop since I didn't get to this time.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I had the red snapper entrée and it was worth it. I also tried the bread pudding for dessert which was recommended by Greg (our waiter) and that was delicious. I'll definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The quality of the food and service was superlative. The waiters, waitresses and hosts were affable and attentive. The noise level got somewhat high at times which made conversation a challenge. It was a great dining experience overall and I plan to return many times!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had an enjoyable time celebrating my husband's birthday. The hostess was awesome in accommodating us, the food was delicious and the music was great. The downsides were the music was loud to hear one another and it was very hot, especially once we started dancing. These are reasons for only 3 stars. If you plan to go, make reservations early and read their site for requesting tables and arriving on time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Spicy, People Watching
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had friends visiting from Indiana and we decided to meet for dinner the evening of Friday 7/21. The couple wanted to have dinner in downtown Silver Spring, so I suggested Society Restaurant and Lounge. The total experience was extremely nice, the only issue I had was what the music was a little too loud and we seemed to be screaming at each other to talk. The hostess, waitstaff, food and service was very good. I would definitely visit again and recommend Society as a social spot to gather with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

For what ever reason service was bad Tuesday night. I have been here several times before and never experience this. Waiter brought check and we waited 20mins and he never came back so we went to front to pay. He finally showed up at front then had he nerve to added to his tip and I asked why he did and he said he just rounded up . I never asked him to do this especially since service was horrible

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

First time there it was nice, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was great and the DJ was good. We will be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We went to brunch for a belated fathers day celebration. The service was excellent and they kept the mimosas coming. The lunch food was good but very spicy. The breakfast food was delicious especially the waffles. The noise level was high but you were able to have a conversation. We would come again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I was a bit hesitant regarding the food because the reviews I read were very mixed, but there were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals immensely. Our waiter was charming and patient as were the other staff. We stayed at our table for nearly 3 hours and they never got impatient or tried to rush us. Even once another reservation was coming in, they just offered to reseat us somewhere else which was very nice. I would definitely recommend them for food, atmosphere and service. Oh, and the drink that I got was delicious and a good ratio of alcohol to mixer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food came fast . I didn't like the fact that a 2 hour table rule in in effect. We spent $75 on food and drinks. I felt rushed and would have left but my friend wanted to stay. Not a top 10 in my book

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Another wonder food experience at The Society. This is my husband's fav restaurant in Silver Spring - so we take him here for Father's Day. The food can only be explained as - OUTSTANDING!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Only had one high chair for child and automatically charged tip for Sunday brunch, which I would have rather known before paying.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was good but the place is loud. The main dining area is too close to the bar. It feels more like a bar/club that serves food rather than an actual restaurant. The website gave me the impression that it was a classy restaurant place to have a fine diner. In reality it's a noisy place. I wouldn't go here for a family dinner. It's a place to take a date.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Nice ambiance. Quick note, that you must have most members of your party to be seated.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was good and quick service. The restaurant was quite noisy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2017

For really good food, drinks and dance music, this is your spot!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

great food and their house dj Is on point been here a number of times never disappoints

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My friends and I were from Philadelphia visiting and celebrating a friend's birthday. We decided that next time we will just order a bunch of appetizers. We weren't too satisfied with the entree selection. The music was on point! Beautiful atmosphere!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It was extremely loud in there for dinner time at 7pm. If you've ever experienced real Caribbean food, the food here will disappoint (at least the curry shrimp and jerk chicken). The drinks were good! I was extremely hungry so the food disappointment played royally into my bad experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

A great for a friends get together. The food was fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The food was ok nothing special my boyfriend had the jerk chicken and I had the tilapia and scallops. The drinks were good and strong and they played oldies in the restaurant area while we dined. Upstairs they had a rooftop lounge where they offered hookah I would make reservations because when we went upstairs it was completely packed with no room to order anything at the bar or smoke hookah.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We were to celebrate my son's 15th birthday because he loves chicken and waffles. The meal was delicious. My mother has severe food allergies and they went VERY out of their way to ensure she had a very tasty meal that avoided her allergens. The wait staff were kind, thoughtful and attentive. The portions are quite big so bring an appetite. Terrific atmosphere with friendly staff and clientele with great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Would have had a better experience if our waiter was more attentive and personable. The food arrived lukewarm. However, the Caribbean Rolls were "da bomb". Ate on the rooftop which could have been cleaner and the chairs were very uncomfortable and not very steady.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 19, 2017

One of the BEST Brunches in the area! I'll be back soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

At 6:00 pm on a Saturday, the restaurant was empty. The hostess insisted that we sit near the front door although there were other seats available. It was very cold. For a party of 5, we were seated at a table for a party of 4. The waitress informed me that there was at $20.00 cake fee for bringing my own cake to celebrate my birthday. The cake was brought out in the box it arrived in. We were given plastic forks and paper plates to serve the cake. I had to complain to the manager that the experience was not pleasing and I have experienced better cake service at this same restaurant at another time. The main entrees were bland. Again, I have experienced better food when the restaurant was crowded.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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