SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

3.7
825 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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4.1
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KeishaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food but terrible management and service. Ran out of champagne during brunch.

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LeslieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waitress was new and very pleasant. Our food orders were delayed and did not come out at the same time and not as ordered.

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Donna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. Had a wonderful time. There's a jazz band on Friday and Saturday very enjoyable a little loud but really nice. We order from the menu the drink came didn't take long. The food was wonderful and arrived hot. Our waitress was very helpful and caring ❤. I had a wonderful birthday and will most definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food was sooo good. I had the lobster omelette. We went on a Saturday brunch time. It starts to get live like r&b band around 5-6pm saturdays. I would go back to this place often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Customer service was phenomenal

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Terry
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience1

I didn’t like that you had to eat your food in a Togo tray and the Mimosa taste like beer and the service was slow

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Shay
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Unfortunately, we waited 50 mins before being serviced water, and I had to grab the owners attention before waiting another 30 mins for someone to come to the table to take our orders. We ordered fish, and Chicken for the table that never came out. I’ve had great experiences in this place before but I was very disappointed and they were not busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire meal was delicious. I will however asked for the catfish nuggets to be fried hard next time, which is how I like them. But, the meal was so good and the Mac and cheese makes you wanna smack someone it was so so good. The Walker Red Project was amazing and played a little of everything from jazz, to R&B, to music with a Gogo flare. We were celebrating my boo's birthday and everything was perfect. I'm so glad I'm on Sobe's mailing list otherwise, I would not have known about this event. Looking forward to the next.

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Amandar
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Grown and sexy atmosphere band was awesome i think they should also consider karaoke

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibes and food was amazing 10/10 .

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KeyonaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I call before we made reservations, but was told something different when we arrived.

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibes there. Very welcoming and music was great. Would definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place. Food is always great. The covid menu is very small; therefore, not a lot of choices anymore. But great environment and great tasting food.

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EllenF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be going back to try other items on the menu.

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JayPee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice establishment. Great service, great food and even greater libations! Keep up the great work!!

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vipJosei
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The manager Brandon was super accommodating and helping us adjust our reservation. The food was delicious and the service was on point as well. We will definitely visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was not the greatest. Has to ask for things needed multiple times before receiving it. Glasses on table empty and having to request a refill.

Food came out wrong and my daughters food was forgotten and when they brought it out it was cold. The overall experience wasn’t the best. Spoke to manager wasn’t hospitable and question why you eat if it was wrong as my child was hungry that’s why. Although the comped $41 by the manger. The server came an apologized for the mistake and owned up to her stuff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time at Sobe tonight! The vibe was amazing, and the live music was even better. From the service, to the food, to the ambiance. Can’t wait to return!

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Happy
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining and enjoyed atmosphere. Great place for business dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything met my expectations however they were short staffed so manager had to wait tables.

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MrsRich
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner party here for my birthday. Everything was Great. Only thing I would change is to have more options on the dessert menu.

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LadyBrown
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself. Comedy night was a success. My date night went great. The Comedians were funny for both the 8 and 10 show. The service was good. The catfish was bomb. We read some reviews before we came. Do go by what you read go and experience it for yourself before you right a place off. My folks and I had and a awesome. The fight was the icing on the cake.

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luvgudfood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

You pay a reservation fee and then it takes receiving the bill three times before they deduct the fee and then they added a 20% gratuity that was not on the two previous bills that the reservation fee wasn't removed. We felt like because we requested the reservation fee credit on our bill they added the gratuity charge. Will not be back do not like they way they do business.

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WSClone
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was not too fond of the female radio host DJ/MC calling out woman provocatively over the mic throughout the night. I am not sure how many of them were part of the crew, but my wife didn't feel comfortable walking by the table to use the restroom.

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EugeneR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding she made our dining experience quite enjoyable. She was very attentive even though Sobe's got very busy. The music from the band was awesome and kept us engaged the entire time.

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SHEMICA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Host was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't have Hookah and the service was horrible. We was asked to move in the middle of having drink to make room for another table. The server was MIA

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and live band were all awesome.

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RayshawnM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seated us very quickly and the server was quite attentive. The mimosas were a nice balance and the food overall was great. The chicken with the french toast needed a little more seasoning, but the fish & grits were definitely the star of the show. Look forward to trying their happy hours/jazz nights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Worst service ever!!!! I’ve never in my life had to wait an hour and a half for an appetizer and 2 and a half hours for an entree. They had a live band and music blaring through the speakers so everyone was screaming to have conversation because it was so loud. I will never go back here. Food was good but it took entirely too long to get food.

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Patrice
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wait staff was super nice but you can tell they were understaffed and desperate need of better communication and organization. Food was cold and overcooked. The drinks and music made up for the lack luster experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE SERVICE AND FOOD.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

After being seated, the amount of time it took for our waitress to come over, we were ready to order drinks and our food. Everything took an extreme amount of time to be brought to the table. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco for 3 people but only 1 glass was brought. When the food arrived, it wasn’t even hot. You could tell it was probably left in the kitchen. For the entire dining area, there was only 1 waitress but quite a few runners. If you aren’t properly staffed, then don’t seat all the tables to not overwhelm your staff. Even the couple next to us were brought 2 wrong orders of food and then left. I also think it’s ridiculous to have a $20 per person reservation fee, even though it’s applied to your bill. While the music was great, it was loud to where you feel like your yelling at the people at your table.

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VMR611
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was just awful!!!!! The service, attitude of the management, and the food were dreadful. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy.

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vipAngelS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Warning* Warning* Warning* Warning* Warning* Warning* Don’t waste your time nor money!!!! Deposit required reservations?? A TOTAL WASTE!!! Hostess charges out the door. “ Aye Y’ALL we at capacity” (Really?) My response..”I have a reservation” A paid reservation? was the response to my statement.. After 5mins of confusion, we’re seated to a wet table. Siting there in awe, the waitress responded to our expressions and said. “ Oh, that’s why he asked me for a rag, Sorry.” She then said, the kitchen is backed up, so no food orders now but I can take y’all drink orders.

At that point, in disgust we left. All I can say, this was another attempt of support small local business that “LOOK LIKE ME” and I keep coming up short in Prince Georges county, again and again.

P.S. A refund for the reservation would be greatly appreciated

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TerranceP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst service ever , why pay for a reservation days in advance , if it’s not ready when you get there . Then wait for 45 and not get a hello or glass of water

MD
MoDiggz1
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambience. The DJ last Friday 11/06/21 was great. The drinks were good however there was delay in us getting our food and orders were incorrect or missing. We were compensated by the manager for it as we had a large group and understand there is a staff shortage. Overall 4/5.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 7pm and we waited 10 minutes for the hostess to greet us. The waitress was good but spilled liquor on my husband’s. She apologized profusely but didn’t offer any type of desert or a percentage off the bill.

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TangieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

SoBe had a very nice atmosphere and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted and seating preference accommodated. Had a waiting area for me to avoid interaction with too many strangers during this pandemic. Host and wait staff all wore masks.

Drinks were served cold we had a carafe of mimosas with mango puree and a bloody maria made with my favorite tequila.

Food was served hot. We both ordered chicken and french toast. French toast had graham crackers. They should prepare a batch without the crackers because it’s not everyone’s choice in french toast. Otherwise delicious even without the syrup.

FAQs

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

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.7 stars by 825 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.