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The Society Restaurant & Lounge

3.8
278 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Caribbean
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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
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Phone number
(301) 565-8864
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Nancy Waskewich: (877) 649-6361
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Catering
Sit down or buffet service
Party packages
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thayer Avenue and Sligo Avenue
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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.
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Public transit
Silver Spring Metro Station
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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.
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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
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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
What 278 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Made reservations for brunch 2 weeks in advance had a group of people show just to find out the venue is under construction for remodle that was unacceptable we were celebrating a birthday it was a HUGE inconvience !

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

For my bday and the place is LITTTTTT

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good food selection for brunch and service was great... refills were in a timely manner

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was ok, service was not good. Good music, but a little too loud for dinner service. I’m sure it’s great for after hours. Had to yell over the music to communicate with my friend. Overall the night was great and the drinks were ok.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Poor service. Had to wait in line for buffet because no plates where available. Bottomless brunch not worth the price because we couldn't find the waitress to refill the drinks. Shortly after we were seated and eating, we were asked how long we had been there because they need the table for another guest. We barely had time to digest our food and contemplate returning to the buffet. Lastly, when we did ask for the check it took nearly 40 minutes to be brought to our table. During that time, we were approached again about leaving so that they could have the table. I would not return here for brunch, it was not and enjoyable atmosphere. I do not like feeling pressured to leave when I have barely had one mimosa and a little bit of food.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I visit this establishment pretty often for brunch and dinner, and this was by far the worst brunch experience. Normally service and food are on point,but there was a large private party (20+) occurring on the rooftop. As a result, there was a long line for the buffet and many of the items on the buffet were empty and not replenished quickly, which left many customers disappointed. I'll definitely go again; hopefully they won't have another large party the next time I attend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Hidden treasure! Freiendly management staff. Tasted cuisine with Island Vibes! Ramsey our server was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall I enjoyed my experience at Society. Food was delicious, rooftop lounge was great, we enjoyed the music as well. The set backs, however, were how long it took for our food to come out and how little our server checked in on our needs.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Nice place with friendly staff. The Caribbean rolls are amazing. Finding parking was not amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The music and service was on point. Great restaurant! 💯👌🏾

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

buffett style setting with multiple empty platters, very long wait lines, limited space

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The service was exceptional; however, I didn’t enjoy my meal. I don’t plan on attending.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious! It gets really crowded after 9 pm and can be a little loud but it's worth it. The owner could enhance the ambience by painting and getting more sturdy furniture. One lady had to swap a chair for one that was at my table because it was wobbly. If you aren't worried about ambience, it's a great spot.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant almost lost me as a patron before I even arrived, but I'm glad we went forward with the brunch reservation. I originally made a reservation online for 6, but later needed to add to the party. I called for two consecutive days directly to the restaurant without success. I finally called the day of the reservation and spoke with someone, who confirmed they could only accommodate seating for 8 (I needed 9), placed me on hold, then hung up on me. I called back continuously without success. Against my better judgement, we decided to go ahead and crossed our fingers we could work it out at the restaurant.

We finally arrive and the seating turned out to be small, but adequate for a party of 9. We were seated immediately, which was great. Unfortunately, the service was OKAY. The waitress was nice, but the waiting times just for initial drinks and refills were too long. Plus, the lag times for replacement buffet food and plates was slow. The highlight of the restaurant is definitely its food, which was delicious and authentic. A nice lively atmosphere and good ambiance. Everything went relatively well from there until the end when we had to pay. Before we were seated, I informed the wait staff the bill would be split 4 ways (according to families). We also pointed out who would be on what bill and provided reminders when the bills were requested. Despite this, it was still mass confusion and erroneous bills. Luckily mine wasn't one of them.

Overall, I'd give this place a solid B+. Despite the service limitations, I would go back again and give it another try. The food made up for the failings. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Scallops and tilapia was delicious drinks are strong and music was great on a saturday

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

It was my first time coming to The Society Restaurant & Lounge. It was my birthday 02-02 and I enjoyed myself. Had a great meal and drinks, then had fun upstairs with good music. Will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Awesome great service

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We picked this place after looking at other reviews. It did not disappoint. When we entered we were promptly greeted and seated. Within a minute our waitress came. We place our order and the food came out in less than 15 minutes. There were a couple of things that we ordered that was not there. The waitress quickly fixed the issues. The waitress was very attentive to our needs. She was also very friendly and cheerful. The food was excellent!!!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good -- less Caribbean and more causal American that expected from previous reviews. Room trended more towards being a bar rather than a restaurant, at least on a Saturday night.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This is my third time visiting Society and I was very disappointed. We stood and waited for plates and food for almost 1 hour. It is supposed to be a buffet, so the food should be available at all times. Also, upon our arrival, the hostess advised that they have been double booking tables on Open Table, so they gave us this little space for a party of 6. I hope the staff and management does better next time.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I had to call ahead and change the reservation time. The hostess who answered was very nice and accommodating. When we arrived, we were seated right away. The server was amazing and friendly. The DJ played 90s R&B and rap which I loved. It was a great time. We will return and recommend to others!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great experience and our server, Ramsey, was the best hostess/waitress ever!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Had an excellent dinner before heading to the Kennedy Center for a show. The curry shrimp was outstanding! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was good. I’ve only had two items on the menu so far and they were delicious, could have been hotter but it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

My friends and I came for brunch on a Sunday afternoon and had an enjoyable experience. I heard that they had a good brunch and Society certainly did not disappoint. I definitely recommend making reservations. Once we arrived we were quickly seated and we immediately went to the buffet. ALL of the food was delicious. The servers and staff are very friendly and attentive and since we did bottomless Mimosas and Bellini’s they made sure our glasses were always full. It is a buffet so come hungry and pace yourself to really get your money’s worth.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service from our waiter was amazing. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and provided up with great tips on what to eat and drink. Overall, I deducted one start because of the front house staff was horrible. An older woman asked us to hurry up because she had another party waiting to be seated. We were well within our reservation window of two hours and did not finish paying yet. The waiter became frustrated with her and even took our drink order as we moved upstairs to the bar terrace. I took a picture and video of the woman and posted it to social media. I have very low tolerance of poor customer service, especially when I am spending my hard earned money.

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2.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 8, 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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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 19, 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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