SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
628 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Featuring South Beach inspired Decor and an expansive menu, SoBe should be at the top of your list for Upscale Restaurants in suburban Washington, D.C. Our mixture of international cuisines, highlighted by premium meats and fresh seafood, will ensure that your experience is one to remember. Expect a fine dining atmosphere and a gracious and courteous staff to attend to your needs. Our bar features artisan cocktails, premium liquors, draft beer and a selection of global wines. Relax in our Lounge Area for Happy Hour or any gathering.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We attended brunch for a birthday celebration. The restaurant offered a 3 pm reservation. However, we arrived astonished to see that the buffet was not refreshed nor replenished. Most of the fruit was gone, yet the decorative shells remained. The desserts were practically non-existent. They were not restocked for the late comers. I believe a family member grabbed the last slice of red velvet cake.

I am sure the presentation and advertised menu were much better for the earlier diners. Why allow a late sitting if there’s no consistency in food quality and variety? Our party was very disappointed.

RB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable place to have brunch after Sunday servive

DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and ambiance was great. As soon as I saw dark gravy on short ribs, I knew they were going to be good. The band was not good. When she was singing couldn't hear her. Kept getting feedback.

TR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

This was my wife's and my first time at Sobe's. The food was great although slightly overpriced for the amount you get. But as a 1st impression I'm sure we'll return. The ambiance and live music promotions were our initial interests in going to SoBe's and "Unit 3 Deep" was great! Ambiance and service were very good as well! It was a little loud due the music and people trying to talk over it, but that's to be expected. We'll go back to dine again soon!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday

KS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent. Drink prices kind of high. Service wasn't that great.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice! They acknowledged one of our party had a birthday and was very accommodating

m
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice and the food was good. We enjoyed a mini birthday celebration and the Jazz music was on point.

K
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was really good. We also loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the interior design. The service, however was not good. It took over 30 minutes for members of my party to receive their drinks. It also took forever for us to receive the check after we asked for it. Lastly, they forgot to make one of the meals and then when they finally brought it out 20 minutes after everyone else was served, her food was cold. So it’s definitely a nice, romantic looking place and the food is good, but the service was unfortunately pretty terrible.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem and I will be returning to dine in the future. The service and food were really great! The ambiance is nice with a modern style and a very relaxing environment. I am happy with my first experience at SoBe.

FL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at SOBE offers an assortment of delectable bites with A plus service in an upscale restaurant. The quality and variety of food was superb. Our waiter provided warm southern hospitality. I will definitely return soon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful place very nice vibe. The staff were wonderful and attentive even with the kitchen and bar being very backed up. Our appetizers and drinks were AMAZING unfortunately our main courses for the 3 of us fell very flat, super bland no seasoning. The live music was GREAT but it was just a tad bit loud.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience at SoBe Restaurant & Lounge. Overall, I did enjoy my experience, the wait staff was quite attentive and responsive when my order came out incorrect the first time. I was a bit disappointed in the 'up charge' to change the alcohol on my particular drink. Not about the monetary aspect, just the fact of an 'up charge' on a drink that's made to order. Lastly, though we sat closer to the fish tank, the live band (awesome musically) just made for a very loud environment. It detracted, in my opinion, from the ambiance and aesthetics of dining area. Otherwise, I did enjoy my experience.

Thank you.

KR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the waiter was very nice, there seem to be more customers than he could handle. More wait staff needed.

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Great decor, average food, and below average service.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Ok food, but not worth the money. Music was nice but drink were not good.

SD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

One of the drinking glass was dirty and the food was very salty but the service and ambiance was great.

M
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food....warm customer service....parking is easy....

KD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food ok, was cold, had to wait 10 min for silverware. The cake tasted like it had been frozen. Ambience was good.

VM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great music and good service. I Think it's a good place for special event or just having a nice family or social dinner.

CD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Have been here several times, and will continue to go back for the delicious food and service we have received 99% of the time. This most recent trip did not hold up to past experiences. 3 out of 4 dishes were superb. The fourth was a filet mignon with too much silver skin; tough to cut and eat - was ordered and prepared as rare. Also requested with that dish was no mushrooms - came with a bunch due to either poor communication with the kitchen on the server’s part or being disregarded by kitchen staff. We were located upstairs which could be the reason bar drinks were served late and by other staff other than our server. (Our server was cleaning tables when our drinks were finally delivered). We still LOVE this restaurant, but do hope our next experience is more like experiences prior to this one.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was poor. The staff looked confused and were not attentive.

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Not a fan of the menu but nice looking venue, and live music is nice.

CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worse experience ever. Service, management and food was horrible. Management could care less

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

No the food was awful and the service bad. Management was not accommodating and there were not many people there. I thought it could be a great place but it was lacking good management and no dancing. The music was also too loud

PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So this is the second time that I have dined there. My reasons for going back where because I like the ambiance as well as the live music. Given what the cost is and the food quality is like I feel like you don't get a lot of value for your money. That does not mean that the food was bad cuz it was not but the portion sizes at least for what I ordered were pretty small. The server was excellent and as always the live music was on point. The drinks were also good so the next time I go I will probably drink more eat less and save myself some money

BB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 30th birthday here! It was my first time being at SoBe, service and food was excellent. As long as the service and food is always as amazing as it was the night I went, SoBe has gained a new loyal customer.

LG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, but cold.
The band was great, overall, great service

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very classy upscale place and service, waiter gave us hand sanitizer which was great

JW
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening.
Josh was a great server
We will be back.

HN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent, our waiter took a while to refill drinks or check on us but was very courteous. The food was good, atmosphere was nice, the music was great! We would go back again!

CJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and great food. My husband and I will definitely be visiting again.

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only irritation was that we had 1pm reservation but had to wait 40minutes to be seated.

SP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked for Mothers day brunch for 5 ppl at $35 when booking online. I was charged $40.00 pp and have not received a call back or response to my email

MD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice setting..the food is good! Good music. A bit loud. You have to speak up when trying to conversate with others at your table but overall a nice spot.

AP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, but wait time was a bit long even though we had a reservation. I realise its not their fault, folks just dont want to leave.

KA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Shrimp and Grits were excellent but service was slow and it was only 8 people inside the restaurant

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We Invited a couple of friends to come out and spend the evening with us Jazz band was LOUD but I love jazz ....The only Negative is that It was hard to conversate because it was extremely Loud otherwise We had a Great Time !!!

KG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SoBe ,
I always get great professional assistance, with a great ambiance. Everyone is kind and polite , attending to my every need . I recommend SoBe , for great food and a pleasant evening of entertainment.

Thank you
Eugene Riley

DM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every morsel was tantalizing! Shrimp & grits to run for and cornbread that melts in your mouth like cake!

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