SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

3.9
753 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kimW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Although the wait staff was nice, there wasn’t enough enough present and our wait time was awful. Apparently the kitchen was backed up as well. After an hour of waiting for our order, we left without eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Calamari was great and wings are great! Ox tails—-nope. The cabbage was mushy. The portion is small in comparison to going to a hole in the wall and getting the same thing from Negril for $16.00. Didn’t have authentic flavor. Drinks are great for happy hour! Ambiance is nice but definitely overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible Mother’s Day dinner. This place is great!

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VeniseY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honor our reservation. We traveled 1 hour and the restaurant was EMPTY and refused to seat us. They didn’t honor Open table reservations. I will never go again

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Sisi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Despite having a reservation set 35 minutes before our arrival, when we got there the hostess told us that the restaurant was closed and wouldn’t be taking any diners . They closed hours early because business was slow that day and she claimed she didn’t get our reservation until I pulled up the email and then miraculously it just so happened to show up in her system that very moment after I showed her the email. The time being spent driving to that restaurant could have been spent dining somewhere else had I known ahead of time that they were closing hours earlier than the time posted.

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LaurieY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Made reservations took awhile to get a table and service. Food was excellent would return. It was cinco de Mayo so I am giving them a pass for the terrible service. Also the staff was very friendly and professional.

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Mike
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made a reservation arrived on time, was promptly seated. There was obviously no dress code being enforced as the website listed.

We ordered appetizers and drinks along with water. Water arrived 30 mins later, server walked past us several times and seemed to have forgotten about us.

Drinks arrived still no appetizer ordered food. Food arrived 45 mins later with my order not there because they didn't have ingredients to make a vegetarian taco. Still no appetizer.

At this point myself and table decided we had enough and asked for the bill, the appetizer arrived with the bill.

Service has gone downhill from the last time I was there. There were apologies from anyone on the staff.

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ChrisA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sobe's! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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VICTORIAK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

had 11 am reservations, the restaurant had only 4 tables seated but they are short staffed and the prices do not measure to the food.during this new plated brunch menu. It was a long wait for 1 glass of mimosa and i ordered coffee but it came out cold. We left due to the lack of service,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Sat outside

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was a hit and miss... I was dissatisfied. Our crabcake sandwiches were subpar. The calamari was overcooked and our salad was overdressed. The lobster mac didn’t disappoint. But the drinks were subpar too. What was on the website was not on the menu when we arrived either...

Maybe it was the day? But, I most likely won’t return.

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BennettT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The service was poor. However the food was delicious but overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a cute place with great food! We’re already planning on going back next week. The staff was super cool and sweet.

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LindaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Didn't have staff to accommodate guest. Very slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience wasn’t too many h people which was shocking!! The food was BOMB!! I have bottleless mimosas and fish and grits! The price is great and I’m definitely coming back again. I had their dinner service which was BOMB as well. Shoutout to Kaila for serving us she was AMAZING!

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KimA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great, it wasn’t crowded, perfect for a couple friends to catch up. Our bar tender/waitress GiGi was awesome! Planning to go back next week!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the fried chicken which was very good, but a little bit salty. I’ve noticed that the drinks here are very weak, so maybe eat here before moving on to somewhere else.
I did brunch here a few weeks ago. It was also good everyone enjoyed their meal, but again bottomless mimosas and no one in my party even got a buzz. It was my birthday. They don’t do anything for birthdays not even a dessert.

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AnthonyD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I wanted to eat from your beautiful plates but I understand the changes. Looking forward to our next visit

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Michelle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Need a better cook ASAP! The food was subpar, especially for the prices. Decent ambience and drinks were good

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Chinkyeyes0406
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food an drinks were delicious will definitely be back soon.

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Cheraun
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Disappointed I spent over over 30 per plate to eat out of Togo cartons and use cheap plastic utensils. Bar drinks were horrible and our waitress was slow and uncoordinated she would bring out trays with no utensils and would take 15 minutes to come back with our utensils, so or food was not as warm when we ate. I know we are in a pandemic but plastic utensils are unacceptable for an so called upscale restaurant.

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vipMeow
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SoBe is a jewel in the neighborhood. We were happy to sit inside after sitting outside the previous month. The food was superb. We had the red snapper over risotto with warm arugula salad. Every element was delicious. The most surprising was the salad! It was so good we wanted more. Service was great. Interior very nice. Will be back!

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PamelaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sobe restuarant is beautiful, the service was ok. The food was delicious but over price. My husband got crab cake for his entree you only get one for $38 it was good but no worth $38.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s day

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BobbyD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Covid might be a bad time for customers here since their food quality might have suffered from it

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Kappa1992
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We couldn't get service? Waited 20 mins. We had to leave.

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Rahrahbomb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. The service was on point and the crab cakes were delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were able to sit inside and social distance.
We will definitely be back!

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Miranda
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

New management is definitely not offering the same quality experience as the previous staff. The food was not good. The ambiance is still nice though.

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VickieP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

When I made my reservation, I requested a table for 4 inside. When we arrived, we were told there were no inside seating due to covid. I understand the rule but the reservation requested inside which should have been mentioned on the website - no inside dining. Therefore, we ate brunch outside in 30 degree weather. Freezing

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you for letting us know the issues you had when dining with us and your patronage. We do apologize for the misunderstanding you had when you made your reservation. We are excited that indoor dining in Prince George's County is opening up again this Friday so we invite you to dine with us again and hope to have the opportunity to show you the true SoBe dining experience!

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Maxine
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun meeting friends for networking. Safe, socially distanced and warm, heated outdoor patio dining. Good venue to meet friends. Plenty of parking. Location is convenient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible management, food and a fight broke out

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LiaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellently seasoned and delicious. It was served hot without a lot of delay

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My last experience at SoBe was not good so I hesitated to go back when a girlfriend invited me. However this time the service was much better and I was told there is the same owner but new management. I still think it is overpriced but I enjoyed myself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poor service. When we arrived the host/ manager (old husky guy) told us if we don't have a reservation we would have to wait an hour. So I go and make a reservation online and they had space 15 minutes later. So we show up 15 minutes later to claim our table and he accuses us of cheating the system and getting irate. Even though he was the one that told us we needed a reservation! Done with SoBe!

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TH713
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not quite what I expected food mediocre plastic utensils and cups. I understand it a covid pandemic but a restaurant like Sobe I would have expected more. Drinking my Rose out of a plastic cup is unacceptable

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Kris
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food and waiter were amazing! The kitchen did not deliver everyone’s meal together and the owner/manager interrupted us so much during our meal with unpleasant synonyms...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food lacked flavor and seasoning

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Robbin
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a little disappointed as we were unaware of the fact that a Poetry Night was being held. As a result, we were not able to set in the restaurant side of the establishment.

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Darise
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is delicious and the service is always excellent. I also love the outdoor patio, perfect for a beautiful fall afternoon.

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vipChariceW
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

David Williams, manager, and his staff were very professional. Food was delicious! I will support this restaurant again.

FAQs

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 334-2819.

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.9 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.