SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
738 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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
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
1 review
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
2 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
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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 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
69 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.

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Shifa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter in the world (I think he was the head of the waiting services)

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DrCB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Do not reserve outside seating as it is on a first come first serve basis. Made reservation, arrive on time only to find out outside was not available. Owner reported the old system won’t stop reserving outside seating but they do not reserve that type of seat with or without reservations. Had to take food to go. Just wanted to let everyone know. After meeting with Owner, I decided to not blog about experience to avoid hurting his business. He is an awesome guy. Just wanted you to be aware as we are not comfortable dining inside anywhere during this pandemic. Both my wife and I are front line healthcare professionals and we know better. Food was not bad and the catfish finger are great appetizers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Could not reserve outside on the app.

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CorwinM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner was very good. Initially service was slow, but then got better.

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DST10
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was good, as were food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SoBe is the best chill place for me after work. The staff is friendly and attentive. The salmon is the BEST! If you looking for a nice spot for adults to chill and relax, SoBe is the place to go!

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Joyce
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would just like to thank April and Mr. William for making my return to Sobe the best ever! See you soon!

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited for brunch during the pandemic where the seating was obviously outside. The shrimp and grits were so well seasoned, and melted in my mouth like butter. YUMMY!!! The server and the bartender created a signature mimosa that was soooo good!! Thanks to the entire team this was a wonderful experience. I am excited to share 👍🏾👍🏾

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vipZthafoodee
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was a brunch event hosted by an African Promoter. Started off a little shaky and slow but the vibe picked up really well. Great crowd. Gave 4stars because it felt weird eating from takeout containers. I know its covid and all but maybe disposable plates?? The food presentation didnt look so enticing as a result. Mimosas were VERY weak. Had soooo many but no buzz. Maybe things will change idk. They also need umbrellas for the extended outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Love this place. But the entire time we were outside there was an individual chain smoking cigars. The wait staff stated that they could not ask him to stop as it was outside. Considering that I had an elderly Aunt and elderly Mother and a toddler there, I was not pleased.

However I will mention that overall the waiter was attentive and welcoming absent the cigar situation.

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vipJasonM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the porch and had a great time. Great food, wonderful service and the specials (HH) hit the spot!!

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ReneeA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waitress was very rude and made some very ignorant comments. My party and I had to leave. We did not get to enjoy the restaurant because the waitress made us uncomfortable as soon as she started waiting on our table.

FAQs

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

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 738 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.