My family and I really enjoyed SoBo. We all got different meals and we were all very pleased. I highly recommend the Hot Chocolate and the Smoked Salmon Omlette!
I’m new to the neighborhood and felt at home as soon as I walked in. Great menu, great vibe and our server Stephanie was awesome. I will be back and have already sent others there!
Great service. Very attentive. Food was excellent.
One of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore! Always a great experience and this time was no exception. Highly recommended -- and you have to try their chicken pot pie!
I like how SoBo offers such a variety of stuff on the menu. It's rare these days to find a place that has both heavy brunch items like stuffed french toast alongside a large fresh salad and smoked salmon. The food was really good and fresh, and the service was great. Seems like a great place to bring a large group so that everyone finds something they like!
Overall, I had a good experience. The food and the service are fantastic! There's something on the menu for everyone.
The seating is "cozy". Just be prepared to hear the next table's conversation.
Always perfect. Don't hesitate
This is me and my husband's go-to spot. We eat here at least 2x per month and it's always exceptional. We've never had a bad meal. The ambiance and service are also great. Did I mention it's a great value? We always leave full and are surprised by how inexpensive it is. We highly recommend!
Great food! Great service! Wonderful feel! Did I mention the food is great?
Cozy restaurant with an artsy atmosphere. Perfect for date night or casual outing with girlfriends. I’m vegan and was so happy with my meal. Any complaint is they charged us $2 because we wanted olive oil with our bread instead of butter.
Our brunch was delicious. First we were given complimentary blueberry bread with our coffee. Our hostess then suggested a cinnamon roll. Yum!! Don’t skip this! My husband enjoyed his salmon omlette; I had eggs benedict. Both dishes came with fruit and potatoes. Our server was cheerful and helpful with suggestions. We chatted a bit and then she left us to enjoy our meal. She checked on us periodically, refilling water and coffee. The room is comfortable, colorful, with artwork for sale; it has a nice vibe. This is one of our favorite places
It was a great night. Drinks and appetizers were spaced perfect from our meal. Our waitress was lovely and attentive even though it was a full dining room. Make reservations so you won't be disappointed! Thank you.
We were so full we missed out on dessert even for the birthday girls. Save room!
I met a couple friends for dinner prior to a show at the Hippodrome and we all ordered the sme thing - the burger. It was one of the absolute burgers I have ever eaten. Very juicy and delicious!!
You cannot beat SoBo in Federal Hill for a consistently delicious and friendly meal! The staff is always welcoming and provides great service. We live in the neighborhood, and "nothing close comes close"--it's our "SoBOasis"!
We were visiting and chose this restaurant because of the OpenTable reviews and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the services was great and everyone was most friendly. We were happy to see a number of families with young children. Their house-made pasta is delicious and served piping-hot! Wish we lived closer we'd eat here often.
Great place for a nice Sunday brunch, with very affordable menu options and quality food, that was accompanied by great service from the staff.
Great spot! Sat at the bar for a first date. Highly recommend. Handsome bartender was very nice and efficient.
A great friendly place with tasty food. The desserts are fantastic!
I live down the street from SoBo Cafe and have dined here fairly frequently over the last two years. I like the creative menu here - there are seasonal dishes along with staples that never change. The house salad, spinach pie, french onion soup and flatbreads are some of my favorites. Good variety of wine to choose from. Service is warm and friendly. Atmosphere is cozy. Such a nice change from the frat house bars in Fed Hill. It's one of the best restaurants i the neighborhood. Only thing to note is that SoBo does not have a full liquor license (i.e. no martinis or other cocktails).
The food was absolutely amazing and the restaurant was extremely quaint. The service was not the best. We went on Valentine's Day so our server was clearly busy with many tables, but she did a great job with our orders. Definitely going back.
We enjoyed the wide variety of small plate options and the delicious array of vegetarian choices. Cooking was tasty and ingredients were very fresh.
We went here for Sunday brunch and had a great time. We got a homemade cinnamon roll to share between two people and I would seriously it to anyone visiting! It was amazing, as was the coffee and the rest of our food. They brought out homemade blueberry pound cake to start the meal too - everything was fantastic. The portions were so large that we will get at least one more meal out of it, so the price we paid for the quantity/quality of the food would be hard to beat!
This was our second time at SoBo Cafe. Food was excellent as before. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. Again. Out of this world. Intimate ambiance. Staff is warm, friendly, knowledgeable. Love this place. It's the kind of place where the owner comes to your table and asks if everything is to your liking. Not too pricey. Not stuffy. You should try this restaurant. Both times my wife and I were impressed with everything.
One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood - live in walking distance. Good vibe, good food, reasonable prices. Wish there were more vegetarian options. Love that the restaurant displays art for local artists and occasionally has music.
Really good food but service was terrible. Not surprising since there was one waitress to accommodate the entire restaurant. It took her almost 45 minutes to take our order for our main entree after we had finished our salads and another hour to give us our Check. I probably will go back but if the service is that bad again I wouldn’t return because I simply can’t wait two hours to get dinner.
This was our first visit to Sobo, having read the good reviews and looked at the menu. When we first walked in, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess, who made us feel very welcome despite arriving 10 minutes late (traffic). Once at our table, we were greeted with smiles and answers to our questions about the beers and menu items. During the meal, while our servers were attentive, they were never cloying and let us enjoy our meal. The hostess also came by and asked if everything was OK and if we needed anything. We noticed that there were a number of families with young children - a very nice mix of clientele. All in all, it was a very positive experience and we will return soon, I'm sure.
Once I discovered SoBo Cafe I have returned twice in a week and still cannot wait to return.
Sobo is my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. ALWAYS delicious . Great menu. Great service. Great dining space.
The poached pears are phenomenal. There are something worth returning for.
Able to get a table 15 minutes before our reservation. Service was kind of slow and they neglected to bring one item we ordered. We had to request it again. I was only asked if I wanted a coffee refill once although the servers came by at least 4 times. My companion was not asked at all if she wanted another drink when her glass was empty. The food was worth the service issues though.
The food was good but the service was lacking. She didn't take our order for a while, never asked if we wanted more drinks, never checked in to see if everything was okay. Ambiance is nothing special. They have potential because the food is tasty for the most part but won't be going back anytime soon.
This was a great find in Federal Hill. Stopped in here with my husband and daughter after visiting the Science Center and had a late brunch - based on great reviews on Open Table. The place was so charming. Service was perfect and the brunch was fantastic. Prices were extremely reasonable. French Onion had a kick which is a rare treat. Cinnamon rolls were delicious. The big breakfast could easily be shared by two adults. Wished we lived closer. Highly recommend.
We went with a group to try out restaurant week. Really good wine selection and mac n cheese. :)
Food was delicious with several layers of flavors and textures that blended very well. Best meal I've had in Baltimore in years. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.
Great experience , good beer list but not overwhelming, anyone can find something they will enjoy
Sobo has the best French dip ever!!!!! It was great to see such a large crowd for Sunday brunch
We love to go to SoBo's on Sundays after church. It's always lively and very welcoming. Food is very good, especially the biscuits! Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We'll be heading there soon for dinner.
As other diners have noted, I hesitate to rave about this restaurant because I don’t want it to get crazy crowded but it is really good. We have eaten here several times the past year, although not often enough, and the food and service are always great. This past Sunday we had brunch. I had the big breakfast which offered a nice variety of food: eggs, toast, meat, potatoes, fruit, baby pancakes. I couldn’t eat it all so my husband took it home with the remainder of his Sobo breakfast sandwich. My eggs were perfectly cooked, which doesn’t always happen. We love it here and will be back. Supper is good, too.
We went for restaurant week and the food was delicious! The lentil soup was very flavorful and the salmon was well-seasoned and cooked perfectly. The service was also excellent. Our water glasses were never empty and our waitress checked in with us numerous times to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful experience.
The service was truly outstanding. The food was all delicious. The menu had something for everyone. Pork chops, fresh dinner salad, Thai noodles with tofu. Desserts are made in house from scratch. Bread was baked in house. We loved the ambiance. Sound panels on the ceiling are a thoughtful accent so that we could have great dinner conversation without shooting even though the place was packed. We brought friends here from out of town and it was a huge hit. We'll definitely be back.