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The Society Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
4.4
490 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR DINING

DELIVERY AND CARRYOUT SERVICES continue to be 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.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (301) 565-8864

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Contact us 301-565-8864 to accommodate your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at 301-565-8864

  • Private party contact

    Melissa VanOss: (301) 565-8864

  • Neighborhood

    Silver Spring

  • Cross street

    Thayer Avenue and Sligo Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Silver Spring Metro Station

  • Entertainment

    Live Music - Tuesday through Thursday * no cover DJ - Friday and Saturday *cover 10 PM- closeFamiliar 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Late Night Find

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Late Night Find

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    We arrived on-time, and it too 45 minutes to get a table because it was contingent on someone else finishing their dinner/leaving. The Lounge was overwhelmed/overbooked. After being seated it took another 30 minutes to be served. The food was good tho.

  2. TS

    TonyaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The female in charge of table reservations stalked us all night. We reserved a table and we wanted to be close to deejay because he’s a brother to me. She tried to move us all the way upstairs. I told her that I wanted to be close to deejay and then she gave us a table in the middle. I went to bathroom and we were moved again. The deejay told us we could chill up there with him until his set was over. She came up and was rude and said we couldn’t be there. We ended up upstairs. I’ve been there numerous times and always treated well. WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY AS WE ALWAYS DO. Hire a better table host she’s doing too much in the wrong way.

  3. M

    Makeda

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We loved our meals. However, they kicked out all of the brunch patrons before the day party started. I guess that was not inclusive.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing. It appears the menu is pricey, but food is worth it. You receive big portions and it taste wonderful.

  5. ML

    MonaLuv

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience3

    Service was extremely slow and incorrect order was brought out. The menu is not accurate according to waitress so be sure to clarify what your meal entails before ordering. The day party was nice and great vibes. The mixed drinks had a lot of juice but overall it was ok.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The food was good, the ambiance and overall experience. The only reason I rated it the way I am is because of a menu discrepancy. Our reservation was at 10:20pm and when we wear seated we were told we had to order off the late night menu (starts after 10pm). The items on the late night menu all came with fries. When questioned about the menu only one order of fries was brought out. When the second entree was brought out I asked for menu clarification and we were told that we got a full order of fries. Regardless we still left a tip and enjoyed the rest of the evening. I will consider revisiting but would prefer to get what I am being charged for according to the menu.

  7. JK

    JosephK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We met some friends for dinner midweek. The food was so delicious. We ate so many appetizers. Fried mac & cheese balls were incredible. Live music was great!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Brunch was good. Service was okay. They’re we’re not enough servers and it was hard for them to hear your order due to the music . There was a table smoking weed. We had to ask the staff twice to speak with them to stop. Overall, we had a really good time. The music was bomb. We will return again.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The rooftop is a great experience. The music and DJ’s are good. Food is nice, too.

  10. A

    Apple

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely will return definitely recommend very chill

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    So bunch is actually over at 2 but they still let you book for bunch to get there and they say they ran out of bunch food managers did try their best to make us happy after we had rsvp and still had to wait 45 min to be seated i whole mess

  12. K

    Kira

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience5

    They don't due open table on Sunday I wasn't to happy to learn that

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Brunch at The Society started off nice, the waiter greeted us and gave us water immediately. We placed an order for an appetizer which never came. We placed our order and the food came out in a timely manner. The mimosas were good, the food was bland. I got the shrimp and grits, which were very bland. My date got the steak and eggs and it was okay. Our waiter disappeared and we were promised access to the upstairs lounge free of charge which never happened. The staff was rude about this as well. All in all, I would rate this place a 4/10. Won’t return.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Brunch was excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly (steak and eggs), potatoes were delicious, ask for the house hot pepper sauce. Chicken and waffles looked yummy and are apparently very popular - we saw several orders served. Bellinis we're well crafted, definitely go for the bottomless...

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food and drinks. I would return.

  16. MC

    MyeshaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance was great, I took my best friend there for dinner because it was his birthday! The service was excellent and our needs were met with a smile and quick attention. Shamar the bartender was awesome and made sure our drinks kept coming. We had an amazing time, thank you.

  17. K

    Kadi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made a reservation for my birthday and rather than calling me to let me know that the restaurant was going to be closed, they waited until I drove to the restaurant to tell me they are training. The girl closed the door in my face and walked away after telling me that she couldn't help me.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and music was great

  19. MR

    MyReview

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Several of my guests thought the hostess was unnecessarily rude, had an attitude & should work on her customer service. It was a more condescending experience than helpful. It was almost as though we were bothering her, which put a damper on my night before it even started. Customers should feel welcomed upon arrival and throughout the seating process. Our waitress on the other hand was much more friendly. She had a great attitude and customer service, which you would expect in a restaurant. There were about 6 of us that ordered at the table, but our waitress refused to split the check unfortunately. I haven't experienced that at a restaurant before so I thought it was odd. Other than that, we had a great time. DJ Curry was playing and he did a great job. Society is a place that I have frequented over the years. I would definitely go back, but I would completely bypass the whole table dine in thing from now on. The only way I would get a table is if a promoter was throwing an event at society and I got a table package through the promoter.

  20. T

    Taylort

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love dining here

  21. KO

    KOKOEA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was my sisters bday and first time to society! We had the kindest waiter, who was attentive! Food wasn’t warm and we order sodas but ended up not getting it until we were ready to leave. And to add insult to injury I order ginger ale with Caribbean juice but received diet ginger ale smh… they told us midway through our food that machines were not working. I didn’t want to have my waiter go back and forth but I should have cancelled sodas. Other than that everything was ok the snapper is the best item on the menu.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, food was delicious

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    This was my 1st time visiting. The music and vibe was nice but the food and service was horrible! We had to search for our waiter, I believe his name was Jamal on multiple occasions. The food took about 30 minutes to arrive. Then it came out cold. I ordered the seafood omelette. It was egg with cheese and 4 shrimp on top. No crab. The waiter said they don’t put a lot of crab in. I told him I didn’t see any. He said, “yeah they may have ran out.” I felt this is something you tell someone before bringing it to the table. He took that order back to kitchen and wings were ordered instead. We waited over 35 minutes for the wings, while following up with the waiter to see if they were still coming out. Finally, decided to cancel the wings and the waiter said “yeah, that’s probably best because they haven’t even started cooking them yet.” We never received certain drink orders, that we ended up canceling and 1 of our orders had hair in it. It was a bad first experience. I wouldn’t recommend them for food but the music was good.

  24. j

    jasonw

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was good with limited selection. The service was solid. Atmosphere was a little noisier than expected but good music. Would recommend

  25. TA

    TrojanAlum

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great, the waitress was fantastic and DJ Zu was on point!

  26. K

    Kaylea

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Awful experience. Good thing we were lit or we would have left. The waitresses were so rude and had huge attitudes. We got Hookah for three people and they only Gave us one hose and refused to give us another even though the hookah had two spouts. It was also extremely overpriced. We paid $60 for one hose and Our drinks were watered down for $16 a shot. The ambiance was cool, music could have been better. I don’t think I’ll come back.

  27. MY

    MichelleY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is good. I had the Jerk Chicken. If you like spicy, then you will enjoy it. The Salmon was also good.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was really good, we had the Grand Marnier wings, the red snapper and the cajun pasta. The wings were delicious and perfectly cooked. The pasta was creamy and not too spicy, the dishes were packed with flavor. It was my first time and I’ll definitely be back. There was a band playing which made the dinner experience even better and the waiter was great,no complaints.

  29. KO

    KOKOEA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat at bar for the first time. Brought a colleague there to try the food

  30. KA

    KeanaA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it here! Our server was amazing, the food and drinks were so good and DJ Curry was wonderful! We will be back.

  31. S

    Seals

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Came for cocktails with a friend. As soon as I walked through the door, I instantly had my ID and bag checked, and my friend got thoroughly patted down as if it was a night club instead of a restaurant. We had reservations but nobody was at the front to greet us so we confusedly went to go find some seats. Eventually (10-15 mins later) somebody came by and took our drink orders. Another 10-15 mins go by and still no drinks. As we’re waiting, we look around and are disappointed. The booths are shabby, paint old and the downstairs bar area was insanely empty without live music on the stage. Why not just put some decoration there when the band was playing? We order a second round of drinks, and find out the restaurant hours that were posted were wrong. I go to pay the bill, and find out that they’ve added an 18% gratuity onto our bill. For two people. Who ordered 2 drinks each. I can understand for a large group or large order, but for 2 people?? And then to ask for an additional tip on top??? Ridiculous. The pictures, menu and dress code made us think this was an upscale, classy place. Instead it was a club-like place with aggressive security, run down amenities and a very strong weed smell. Will not be coming back or recommending to friends who want a nicer place to get drinks/food. Super disappointing. (PS if you’re going to charge $11-15 per cocktail, maybe use that up charge money to refurbish the general sitting area so it matches your prices.)

  32. JW

    JoshuaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were awesome. Shamar was an excellent server. All staff was on point. Bartender Tristen makes the best mojitos

  33. N

    Natfree

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It’s been along since I have received great service, the young lady we had did a good job which made us want to come back.

  34. J

    Jenae

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Music was much too loud but a great HH! Honestly the best ive been too. Mature black crowd with a little bit of after work turn up

  35. C

    Chyna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    I had a reservation and didn't get acknowledged by someone until 30mins later, which cut into our dining time. The food was fair and our server was very nice, but the prices we're a little outrageous. I probably won't go back anytime soon. Thank you

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A really nice evening and thanks to our great waiter TJ!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We arrived at our reservation on Friday and the wait staff relayed that the restaurant was unaware of a large party that was booked at the same time and they did not know how they were going to handle honoring our reservation along with other people. Unfortunately we had to reserve dinner at another location.

  38. AR

    AnaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    No point in having a reservation as they were overbooked. We were directed to the rooftop which didn’t have the full service menu and had no AC.

  39. L

    Lydi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was amazing, our server checked in on us regularly and updated us on the status of our food.

  40. DM

    DenaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was wonderful. Servers attended to our every need. Will be returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Society Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. The Society Restaurant & Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Society Restaurant & Lounge

8229 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thayer Avenue and Sligo Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Silver Spring

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Silver Spring Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music - Tuesday through Thursday * no cover DJ - Friday and Saturday *cover 10 PM- closeFamiliar 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 565-8864

  • Catering

    Contact us 301-565-8864 to accommodate your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at 301-565-8864

  • Private party contact

    Melissa VanOss: (301) 565-8864

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