SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
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709 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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DST10
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

SD
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
35 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.

JM
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

TC
vipTammaraC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent African American Restaurant. The food is outstanding!

KC
KimberlyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was and as it usually is amazing! I miss the live music but all in all it was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at SoBe and it was awesome! The food was delicious!

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CCouncil
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Such a gem. Upscale, classy, always quality service.

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lovefogo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Sobes. They practiced social distancing, the staff wore masks, they used disposable plates/utensils/cups and they had a hand sanitizing station. The food was great, music was wonderful and I felt safe. Great job to the staff.

NF
NaomiF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant.
Service was great, very quiet considering

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WesP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed at SoBe. The staff is always pleasant and friendly. The food is excellent. This is a great restaurant for lunch meetings. A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nice setting, however the food was not worth the money. The band was extremely loud so if you wanted to talk to the person you was dining with you will be shouting. Mgt, needs work on people skills. I won’t be going back EVER.

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MelvinS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

very nice and enjoyable. food was excellent. I will be returning.

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ChrisS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We visited the restaurant for their Sunday Brunch. There are 3 seatings offered but only the 3pm seating was available. I made reservations via Open Table for the 3pm seating and received the confirmation email. When we arrived at 3pm, we were told that they couldn't find our reservation but then seated us anyway. It was not very crowded at all but took some time to be waited on. Our server was the highlight of our visit as she was very accommodating and pleasant. However, many of the food items had run out or looked like they had been under the serving burners for a long time. The sausage was burnt to a crisp and there was grits that seemed to be cooked with milk. Then there was the crab legs (which is what I was looking forward to). There was maybe one or two clusters left and when I asked if more were coming out I was original told "5 minutes". 10 minutes later I asked again and was told that they would be out shortly but they never came. I finally asked my server to check again and she came back saying they won't be out for quite some time. At that point I asked for the check which with the buffet and one coffee came to a whopping 90.00 after tipping. I wondered if things were this way because it was the last seating and the earlier seatings were much better stocked and abundant. While buffet brunches in the area are sparse, I won't be visiting this one again.

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RonaS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed a delightful meal with a decent server but after two hours one of the managers walked over and said he needed our table and asked us to leave. We were taken a back and asked to speak to another manager or owner to find out policy. The owner was not there so another manager shared that they have been trying to rotate people within two hour window and that open table is supposed to inform people. This was not the case and was very disappointing. I believe that the restaurant has got to do a better job of letting clientele know ahead of time if this is the case.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of my friends and I met at SoBe Restaurant for our quarterly get together. It was our first time there. We had a 1PM. Reservation. We were seated by 1:30PM when my friends arrived. All of us have rave reviews about SoBe. We had the Brunch and loved it! We were not rushed by the staff to leave at all! We were so comfortable. It was like sitting at the table in our homes. The staff was attentive and friendly. They did not rush us out. We stayed until about 7:30PM. WOW! I highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere, the decor, the staff...all brilliant. I will go back. The manager was very approachable. He was on the floor with the staff. One of my favorite places to go now! Love it!

CE
ChemereE
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great staff was friendly and wonderful!! Very attentive.. I lived how everyone pitched in ,Because it was a lot going on with the entertainment they had that night!! Jennifer was amazing and had my party if 4 Seated Immediately..

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DriaMarie
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had an 8:00pm reservation; we didn't get seated until 15 minutes later and there was nowhere to 'wait to be seated.' We stood by a cold door. The host appeared to be overwhelmed and had to eventually clean off my table so that we could be seated. We came for an event hosted by WHUR 96.3 but we weren't able to hear or see the event because there is a stage blocked by a large wall. There wasn't any music; just an event we couldn't see. We were greeted by our server, but she ended up having to hand the table over to another individual who was nice but again, overwhelmed. He took out order but missed an item; we didn't address it because we were worried that it would take a long time to get it from the kitchen. The food is overpriced. I got the Stuffed Trout and it tasted like paper. The tables next to us were so close, it was really difficult to have a private conversation. The restaurant itself is beautiful but I really didn't enjoy myself. I would not recommend.

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Drrap01
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The waiters were really attentive. I was surprised that the buffet only offered pork bacon and sausage but no turkey breakfast meats. They did however offer fish and chicken on the buffet. We had an 11:00 reservation and they promptly seated us. But, they were still setting up at food at 11:15. It’s good option for people who can eat shellfish and there’s a very nice vibe.

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DevinN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went to have Sunday brunch. I wish that the online menu reflected the buffet only on the menu. But the only reference I saw about branch was the 2 hour limit per table not that there was only a buffet available. They do however have $10 bottomless mimosas.

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AnthonyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

After the restaurant became crowded my food was slow. I understood the delay. The food was delicious and the waiter was attentive.

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vipfood4u
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to Sobe’s in quite a while but had a pleasant date night experience on a Friday evening. We had a 6:45 PM reservation and was seated right away. Was surprised that it wasn’t crowded in the dining room, even when we left. We started with the crab corn chowder and calamari - both were tasteful. For our entrees, we had lamb chops and crab stuffed shrimp. The shrimp were a little dry and on the small side. Service was great - we had a very attentive server.

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LatashaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I love the ambiance of the restaurant the food was amazing, however the service sucked bad. It was 7 of us there for Sunday's brunch. We were rushed from our table before the allotted 2 hour limit, we received 3 different checks because the waiter continuously messed up on our checks. My husband's card was charged twice. We were all very disappointed with the service, even the manager and GM wasn't accommodating. I will be going to all social media to rate our horrible experience NEVER AGAIN!!!!! this was bad for business! You always be sure to satisfy your customers, so they may return. We will not be returning nor reccomend this place to friends or family!

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TarshaF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Me and my guest was rushed to leave and pay our bill, the said that they had a large party coming at one and our reservations was from 11 to 1 it was 12:23 when the waiter said that we had to move. We also had unlimited mimosas and only got 1 glass and to add the glasses had lip stick in them so they didn’t even wash the glasses from previous people. They messed our bill up charged us double on our credit card and didn’t even want to take the mimosas off the big, the owner or manger wasn’t even concerned about how they treated us. However we was rushed to leave and that large party never came ..we was waiting for 35minutes to pay our bill. This place is ran like a zoo and their customer service is horrible.. they didn’t take responsibility for their mess up! I will never come their again and I wouldn’t even send a dog there.
Tarsha

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

DRINKS WAS AWESOME, AMBIENCE WAS GREAT.. FOOD NICE PORTIONS FOR YOUR MONEY.. ONLY THING THE FOOD WAS NOT HOT ENOUGH, HAD TO SEND BACK.. MY SERVER WAS GOOD BUT JUST TOO BUSY NOT COMING AROUND ENOUGH AND WASNT BUSY AT ALL.. WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK TO THE CLUB/BAR SIDE..

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GeorgeW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. Good music, nice crowd. Very Wakanda like. Love.

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Love
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, decor are all nice. Classy spot. Loved the live music!

JM
JM86
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, good food, comfortable chairs. First time going but will not be the last, curious to try their other food options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent
Server barely visited our table.
Live music was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best live band, loved hearing the EWF hits done so well! Beautiful interior, ambiance. My food was delicious but there was an item missing from my meal (jalapeno cornbread!). Excellent drinks, overall service was great! Will definitely go there again!

RH
RedHoneyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I was very disappointed with the service we received at brunch on Sunday. At 3pm, the wait was about 25 minites even though we had a reservation. We never had a waitress/waiter for our table. We ordered waffles and omelets from the person who seated us. The waffles were very dark, lukewarm and served with very cold butter pats that would not melt. There was no salt or pepper on the table. The food was ok. I was very disappointed.

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DashBenn
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Beautiful ambiance, great customer service, good drinks, very delicious food. I cannot wait to go back. Oh, not to mention the live jazz band is EVERYTHING. My coworkers and I had an wonderful time.

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charlesj
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A hidden jewel. Great entertainment and good food!

MJ
MorganJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch selection was very good and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the jerk chicken and crab legs. Their bottomless mimosa choices aren’t bad either; I tried all three flavors, and each was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Drinks can become pricey as giraffe butt for amount poured. Owner is an awesome and elegant lady. Wish patio had more heaters for cigar smokers.

FAQs

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

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 709 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.