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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for a Date (6)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Music (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Mac and cheese and Curry crab legs were soon good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Excellent service and all of the buffet options were delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Thank you Mr. Jason Miskiri for opening this amazing spot. Good was unparalleled I had the Miskiri inspired cocktail the one with the Remy and I'm far from a fan of mixed drinks, that is now my Go-to! Fantastic me and the wife will be back soon for familiar faces!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Good spot for Happy Hour. Staff was attentive and they kept the energy going with a good selection of music. Later on in the evening Society gets more lively with a DJ.

I'd go again.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Food was good. Place wasn't crowded but server took a long time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I made a reservation for 8:30 as it was a special occasion and reservations were recommended. We arrived on time, but the initial table they tried to give us was a bar table right in the front door. When I asked for a 'real' table, they were very accommodating. It did take a few minutes, but we were very pleased. The food was excellent. Wine list was not extensive. The ambiance was fabulous as we went on reggae Tuesday and the music and vibe was fabulous. Upscale clientele. Only complaint I could have was that they were so busy that it was difficult to get the attention of our waitress as often as we wanted. The manager was super attentive though and made a great effort to make sure everyone was happy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Friendly staff and very good value for Happy Hour, menu carribean flare. All prepared well, but not such a great value, e.g. Jerk chaicken and rice $18. Overall a good experience and would recommend for a casual dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great atmosphere, food and drinks. I gave the service a 4 star because the waiter took things away from the table without asking if we were finish with the items but overall it's a really nice place :-)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Girls hangout

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Server was rude, drinks were forgotten, then once they finally arrived there was a bright lipstick stain on my glass. Food was bad but service was worse. As he approached he asked "what do yall want". First time dining there and last. Overall horrible experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2016

We made a reservation and arrived 15 mins early to find that our table was given to someone else and we had to wait 45 mins to me seated. The food was good but they did not compensate us for the error on their part. I've been going hear for years now and the service has not seen significant improvement.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Great place to come to grab a bite after works or on a Saturday evening with your boo or your friends. It's reasonably priced & has a menu that isn't overwhelming. My favorite menu item is the Society salad with grilled jerk salmon. The mac & cheese is too soupy for my liking and the wings are just ok. The bar is fully stocked with tons to choose from.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Would be great with a dj at brunch time. Would make it even better

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Excellent service and food! We had the Spinach Dip for starts and the Calypso Red Snapper and J's Jerk Chicken. Everything was delicious. I look forward to going back again for more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2016

The server was very slow. She did not even take down our orders. In addition to this, there was a leak in the ceiling and when we got our food, we had no utensils. The food is overpriced for what they give.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Have been here 3 times now, for happy hour, dinner, and brunch. The food is delicious, no complaints there. But the service is consistently terrible, blase, slow. And they rush you out of your table. Had brunch reservations for Sunday and we were initially placed at a table that was so close to the host stand people were inches away from us. Had to ask two different employees to move us bc the hostess just said "This is the table." and walked away. I doubt I'll come back here. I wanted to love it bc I want to support my own people and the food is great. But for the prices they charge, I need your staff to actually be nice to me and try to be accommodating.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Great place to meet new people

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Server was rude gave us the wrong info about using our gift card. The manager tried to make us pay more due to the servers mistake music was really loud hard to find parking the food was good the desert portions were small

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The dining experience would have been enjoyable if the restaurant had proper AC. The food and services was outstanding, but unfortunately due to the lack of AC I was not able to relax and enjoy 100%.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The food here is always AWESOME! The service is wonderful as well. This is a place that I recommend as often as I can. It seems to keep getting better with time. Im slowly becoming a regular customer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Food was good.Ambiance was OK.Somewhat boring. Our server was nice.Will try coming on another day because this place was highly recommended by my friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2016

AC was out so it was hot but company and food were great!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Service was horrible. The host (clearly someone's angry aunt) was not helpful and sat my guest and I at a small table top right in front of the host booth, which sat right in the middle of the walk way. That spot shouldn't be a table period and I don’t think anyone could eat there comfortably (clearly that didn’t matter to Society and their staff). After asking that table was the only table available and receiving a rude response, we left and will never come back. I was actually looking forward to dining at Society for the first time, specifically because it’s a black owned business that serves Jamaican food; however, I was highly disappointed.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Best food ever the chicken was soo juicy best rice and peas i have ever ate

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was amazing and so was the service. Strongly recommend the Jerk Chicken Platter!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2016

This was a nice spot to grab a drink and socialize. I will go there again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2016

it was very hot ...the quality of air was very poor..too dark also. Party start too late

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Sooooooooo not only could our server not hear us over the blaring music, he couldn't understand why the food needed to be sent back for not being cooked all the way and tried to explain the waffle making process which while interesting was unnecessary.

For a place with a lounge area upstairs the music in the restaurant was so loud we couldn't talk amongst the group without screaming at each other!! It was all bad and for it to be my birthday it was the worst.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was delicious and had a lot of variety! The service could have been better. All of the wait staff was supposed to be available to help any table; however it was difficult to track someone down. We had to ask 3 or 4 different people for a fork and knife so it was a while before we could actually eat our food. Also, I wish we were told the buffet price increased from what they advertised online due to the holiday.

Overall the food was great and staff was friendly and would definitely go back because of that.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was good put for the price I could have went to Dennis or I hop

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was adequate but not worth the cost! The price of the brunch was not advertised/printed nor was the mandatory gratuity of 20%. This caused questions for me and the table next to me. The service was poor. I had to ask for items multiple times and wait 5+minutes for my check. This was my first brunch here and don't know that I will be back. It's was early when I arrived but the restaurant staff seemed to be unorganized. Bottom the cost for 2 brunches and gratuity is way more that the food or service that we received!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Not the best of spots. was not impressed. made reservations to a restaurant that was completely empty. crowd was young.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Maybe it has been awhile and is my imagination, but the food was just okay. The rice and peas were dry as was the chicken. Otherwise, the atmosphere and vibe were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2016

I was expecting a whole lot more. I can go into DC for brunch for less with more food options and more professional food service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2016

As someone north of 50, I'm no longer instantly drawn to uber-trendy lounges. But, the place on my recent visit was surprisingly inviting. Neither the staff nor the clientele was pretentious in any way. I met a family member there for dinner and cocktails. The table service was excellent; the food was tasty and delivered promptly along with the drinks. My only nit is that there appears to be only route to the upstairs lounge, that is up a rather long flight of stairs. So, I'm not certain how accessible the lounge is to an individual who might be mobility-challenged. Perhaps there's an elevator that I overlooked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Met a friend here for Happy Hour for the first time. We arrived at 5pm and the place was not crowded. Service was fast, attentive and friendly. The prices for the food and drinks were very good. At the end of Happy Hour we ended up upstairs to enjoy Hooka, music and more drinks. Overall had an amazing time. It was "Thirsty Thursday" with DJ Curry who definitely added to the fun. Our waitress here was FANTASTIC. Will visit again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2016

I had a great time at Society. I visited on a Thursday around 8:30 pm. I had the macaroni and cheese balls. They were so good. There was a band playing some old school 70s-90s R&B. The band was amazing, and soothing. My date and I then went upstairs and the DJ was playing Soca and dancehall reggae, our favorite music! It was a good time.

If you want to relax, sip some wine or have a few cocktails in a more calm atmosphere I'd suggest staying downstairs. If you came to dance and party I would definitely venture upstairs.

The only thing I didn't like was the hookah being upstairs since I don't smoke and because it was chilly outside Society had the rooftop enclosed. It was warm at least, but I just don't like being enclosed with people smoking around me.

Despite the hookah I would certainly return to Society including the bar/lounge upstairs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2016

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I took my mother and woman there for valentine's day. It has a nice bar great setting and good music. I would most definitely go back again even if by myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2016

My husband and i really enjoyed the service, the food, and the live reggae band

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