The Society Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
466 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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Our cuisine combines classic American fare with authentic Caribbean flavors. Special menu features include Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, and Homemade Bread Pudding. At The Society Restaurant & Lounge, we are inspired by our deep love of people, community, and hearty food. We celebrate the achievements of past and present influences and promote collective involvement to advance our local community. Come and grab a drink. Stay for dinner. We welcome you to experience the best of who we are, where we go, and what we eat. Ask us about our corporate happy hour specials and birthday party packages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 466 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDoraP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Servers attended to our every need. Will be returning.

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GoodEats
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is good and they give great portion size.

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JohnO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food here is s good, tasty, and reliable. Been eating here for a few years. Party is on.

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vipsocialbutterfly74
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch; live band was playing and the atmosphere was thumping with enthusiasm. The food options were magnificent. They have an unlimited mimosa deal for $25 which is worth every penny. Two mimosas will cost you almost $25. To he only reason I did not give 5 stars on service is b/c the servers do not tell you all available options or choices the restaurant has to offer such as 2 different types of unlimited mimosas or that there is an upstairs dining and bar area. We found out talking to other patrons. Overall I will return and enjoyed myself thoroughly.

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AshleyW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice ambience for brunch. The menu has the basic brunch items I.e. chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits. The remainder menu is not very extensive if you are a foodie. The service was great and the venue was clean and not crowded. If you like a Caribbean cuisine this is a place to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Went for game night on Monday and was pleasantly surprised how fun it was.

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Fefe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just offer the options to be up or downstairs. The food was okay and bottle mimosa were warm

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ClassNboujee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible, we waited a hour and a half before receiving food, silverware or drinks. Not to mention, we didn’t know who our server was, no one came to the table except the hostess. The hostess ended up taking our order and stated that our server will be with us momentarily. The hostess came back to the table 30 minutes later and had to retake our drink order because she stated that the server lost the paper with our order on it. We made reservations online for brunch at 3:30pm, after we placed our order we were told that brunch was over at 3:30pm. We couldn’t get bottomless mimosas due to being told that they ran out of champagne. The people that arrived after us received bottomless mimosas. We asked to speak to a manager several times to discuss our concerns. We were told that she was unavailable and they didn’t know how long before she will be available. We were asked did we want to wait to speak to her in which we stated we did. She never came to the table to address our concerns. Another worker came and addressed our concerns, I really appreciate her excellent customer service and taking care of our concerns in a timely fashion. Once the food finally came, the food was good and well prepared. Due to the poor service, I don’t think we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was phenomenal!! Old School and New School Hip Hop and R&B for the grown folks!! The food was OUTSTANDING! Anytime I am in the DMV, I will come here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come Thursday’s for the live band.

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OriteT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food is fantastic! Customer service was horrible. Problem with seating with a reservation in place to furniture falling apart. Also 15 minute wait to use the woman's restroom. Owner really needs to step in and take leadership over the front of the house.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so good! I made reservations for a friend birthday we were sat as soon as we came in! I forgot my waitress name but she was so great! The service was really good! Not crowded because of covid!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my best friend went to celebrate my birthday and 25 years of friendship. The Food, drinks and DJ were AMAZING! The hostess even had my server bring me complimentary cake for my birthday!!! Can’t wait to visit society again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, everything by was good & the band was excellent!

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TonesaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my reservation..I went during brunch for the live music will be there again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Worse service i ever had.

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MichaelA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The security to enter the building was a first for me, we live in Upstate New York and aren't used to being searched before entering a restaurant. The food was phenomenal! I got their Jerk Chicken entree, my wife ordered the pasta dish. I can't wait to try their Jerk Wings! We'll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal meal. Would highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing , Drinks are affordable, & Service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dining here. I heard a lot about Society Lounge and was finally able to go. They are taking COVID precautions - so, dining experiences are limited to 2 hours and seating is also limited. It’s not clear to me whether there’s outdoor dining available. I would definitely come back and encourage anyone looking for a laid back experience to check out the Society Lounge.

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vipJabari
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Currently too loud for just dining with no dancing. Could hardly hear ourselves.

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VeronicaJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour spot! Bring great company and you'll have a good time. Adhere to COVID rules.

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wheatrye
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Fantastic vibe and felt very covid safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Good place cheap and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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ShaniquaH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting and it was just as great , if not better than the first ! All my friends were pleased and satisfied with the good and atmosphere. We got to try almost everything on the menu and was satisfied. Thanks again for the awesome service.

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my birthday dinner at Society! Our waitress was very attentive and made sure everything went smoothly!

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JasmineH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love love love this place! I will always be a returning customer... the food is great & the vibe is even greater!

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Dimplez
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always. Great food, drinks, atmosphere and vibez.

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CharmaniqueA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Location was great. The atmosphere was very chill but upscale. I will be back.

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telithae
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service atmosphere and the staff is gracious. love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Red Snapper

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mayulisl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Brunch was okay. it wasn't what We expected. will I recommend this place to my friends absolutely not. needs improvement.

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MochaWonder
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great- food, drinks, pricing, service and atmosphere.

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Bibi
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was very good! I got the Cajun pasta with chicken and it tasted amazing. Our waitress left us there for a long time and my friends and I got irritated but the manager named Melissa helped us out and she was very kind and had a great attitude.

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AnitaE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to society so I didn’t know what to expect based on the mixed reviews..upon arrival you are greeted by the host outside. They check your temperature at the door before you can enter the restaurant (my first time experiencing this and I’ve been to several restaurants) and there was no wait to be seated. The temperature check made me feel a little more secure about eating at their establishment. Society had a nice ambiance and a great selection of music.. The servers were very attentive and helpful in recommending their favorite dish. I went with the fried snapper and my sister in law chose the catfish and grits.. the catfish and grits was delicious and the fried snapper was pretty good.. we also had the veggies rolls which were good and a Belgian waffle but it was a little over cooked.. overall a great place to eat and will be returning again.

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LeonR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Very nice spot for Happy Hour. Loved the taking of Temps before entering. Did not go upstairs but it sounded nice. The waiter was sub par. Nice but very subpar. Cood was great! Yes, we will visit again.

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ShaunaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. I would definitely go again.. really enjoyed myself

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Society Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. The Society Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 565-8864.

The Society Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 466 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 bookings at the moment.

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