We invite you to enjoy our comfortable, contemporary cuisine as we showcase the freshest local ingredients, prepared with style and innovation. Join us for a casual cocktail, an intimate night out, or a celebration of any kind. SoDo is not just a great restaurant and bar - it's our way of life.
American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 11 A.M to 9 P.M.
Saturday 4 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Sunday 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
$31 to $50
Private Room Available
Off-Site Catering Available
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
SoDo Ratings and Reviews
This was one of SoDo's Test Kitchen Tues ...
This was one of SoDo's Test Kitchen Tuesdays. Appetizers were very good - wife had a fruit-green salad, I had shrimp. Entrees wife had fish which was very good, I had tri-tip which was, in a word, TOUGH. I realize tri-tip is not the tenderest cut of meat, but it can be made reasonably tender. This was not. Flavor was good, with a tasty and spicy rice/beans side. Dessert was a chocolate-strawberry whoopee cake, that simply tasted like chocolate cake with strawberries on top. Nothing special. By far this was the least exciting meal we've had at SoDo. Certainly below our expectations, whether it was Test Kitchen or regular menu. Knowing their normal menu, it certainly won't be our last trip, it's one of our favorites. Service was, as always, superb.
This was the first time we attended Sodo ...
This was the first time we attended Sodo's Taste Kitchen on Tuesday night. We've been there many times before for dinner. They stuck us in the back corner between 2 large parties. We had to yell at each other to have a conversation. Our waiter was rushed and it showed. He immediately came to the table to take our order without any pleasantries. He didn't listen to the instructions for a glass of water (No ice, no lemon) and seemed really annoyed when we asked for bread.
I ordered the chicken, bland, flavorless, stringy. The pasta would have been much better hot. What was that flavor, sour cream? He had the swordfish and said it was cooked just the way he likes it. He especially liked the black rice.
The desserts were amazing. I wish the service was better. It dampened the evening.
We had dinner here to celebrate my Dad's ...
We had dinner here to celebrate my Dad's birthday. They comped us a dessert, which was really generous, and my Dad said it was the best flan he's ever had. Our server said they make it themselves. The dinners were okay. As a vegan, there were only a couple of options for me, salad (hold the cheese), or the orzo pasta (again, hold the cheese). I was disappointed that their tomato soup and southwest bean soup (soup of the day) were made with chicken broth even though they could have easily been made with vegetable broth. I chose the pasta and they "veganized" it for me and added extra vegetables. It was good and the portion was very big--I had leftovers for lunch the next day.
SoDo is a charming restaurant tucked in ...
SoDo is a charming restaurant tucked in a residential area. We sat outside and the ambiance was lovely. The menu had just changed the week before, which means there are some kinks are they adjust to the new offerings, but it is a fun menu. We had: Scallop and Crispy Pork Belly app -- scallop was perfect, peach marmalade yummy but strange, waffle croutons were great in concept but poorly executed, and the pork belly was low quality. Hanger Steak - awesome chimichurri, good quality meat, tasty sides. Sea Bass - a little overcooked but lovely caper sauce.
Overall we found the menu to be adventurous and tasty - they just need to get in their groove. Couldn't find any wine we loved by the glass, but it was all drinkable. Service by Wilson was a little manic but very attentive. We had a great meal. The best part was enjoying the outdoor patio!
Steven our waiter was excellent, as alwa ...
Steven our waiter was excellent, as always. He is such a treasure for your business. I will also compliment your chef Justin that night who found out that the boar was not to what my brother had requested (medium rare) and he came to the table to personally apologize and presented the boar as requested. We were all thoroughly impressed and it makes an outstanding statement of your business and your standards. Many thanks. We had a terrific meal and time at your establishment.
The food was outstanding and Steven, our ...
The food was outstanding and Steven, our waiter, was very helpful and knowledgable on the menu and it's preparation. Both my husband and I ordered seafood entrees and were pleasantly surprised with a " mid-course" of short ribs and mashed potatoes. The portions were so generous, we had no room for desert .
Finally had a chance to return for dinne ...
Finally had a chance to return for dinner, as it's my usual lunch go-to. After visiting the Nevada Museum of Art (another downtown gem), we headed over for a late dinner (8:45). A perfect night topped by a perfect dinner. The calamari app is almost a meal in itself, always done to perfection. Our mains were a perfectly cooked hangar steak and a pork tenderloin. Washed it down with a nice cab franc. Service only outdone by the food. Cheers!
Always my go-to spot for downtown lunch ...
Always my go-to spot for downtown lunch as well as the occasional dinner. The excellent service is only outdone by the dishes. Too many dishes to recommend, but the lamburger is certainly a favorite of mine. Great seen and be seen spot.
Good but not great, fun evening!
Our swordfish was miserably over-cooked, but Pork Tenderloin was superb. The Tuna tartare was AMAZING.
The acoustics/noise level was off the charts. It was sooooooo loud.
$10 for a glass of King Estate Pinot Gris? A whole bottle is $15.99. I'd suggest. $8.00/glass
To appeal to true Foodies, there may need to be a few improvements in overall food prep/offerings.
Overall though we had a fun evening and our dinner was tasty. I would recommend but would advise friends to ask for their fish to be less done?
Good but nothing to Rave about
The food was good but for the price I wanted it to be excellent. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and the side dish, the risotto with Langostino was a little gummy and the langostino was over cooked. My husband got a Cheese burger and it was okay. Should be awesome for $18.00. The waiter awas excellent. There are better restaurants in the area for the price though.
We were seated in the back area. It was loud, no ambiance, and hot (on a cool rainy evening). We were there for my husband's birthday but the food was not that good. And it took a long time to arrive. He got the grilled tuna and thought it was way overcooked. My burger was nothing special. I was bummed because it seemed like it would have been a better destination than it turned out to be. I feel badly writing this, because I am sure they were trying. It just didn't all come together for us.
Test Kitchen Tuesdays a hit
This is our third Test Kitchen Tuesday at SoDo, and all have been just wonderful. The prix Fixe menus have all been excellent - three courses: appetizer/salad or soup, entrée choice, and dessert choice. We started with a shrimp appetizer and a vegetable-sausage soup, and for entrees had pork tenderloin, and a ribeye steak. Dessert was a very tasty cheesecake or banana crème crepes, both excellent. The quality is everything we've come to expect from SoDo. Now all they have to do is start incorporating some of the more popular special items into their regular menu!
Valentine's Day dinner, was our first vi ...
Valentine's Day dinner, was our first visit there. Service was great, food fabulous! Tables for two were very close together, didn't like that, felt like I was in my neighbors lap, made the experience less intimate for Valentines Day! Will go again and probably enjoy the outside dining area more . Overall a good find, and we have been to most restaurants in Teno!
Great Food, Terrific Service
If you're looking for a chic or romantic place to hang or dine, or like memorable décor or theme-style establishments, SoDo is not your place. Really appreciate good food and service? SoDo is for you. We dine at SoDo fairly regularly, both as casual walk-ins, and lately for their Test Kitchen Tuesdays. Their regular menu, though not extensive, is quite varied, appealing to a wide range of tastes. The food has never disappointed: always well prepared, cooked as you request, innovatively presented, and a good value for the money. Entrees always include the main star, plus sides (or unders) of veggies, or potatoes, rice, etc., all cooked to perfection. Soups and salads are tasty, and like the entrees, a cut away from the ordinary. Portions while ample are not enormous, but I've never left hungry, and their prices are well in line for quality dining in the Reno area.
The wait staff has always been friendly, down to earth, attentive, and very knowledgeable. They remember who you are, welcoming you back like old friends. Other restaurants might do well to emulate the waiters and waitresses here.
The combination of very good food and the great wait staff makes SoDo a place to put on your list. Don't miss it.
SODO - Getting Better...
I have been here a few times in the past and it wasn't perfect. I didn't have high expectations and only went because it had been a while.
PROS: The food was very good. Everything from the jalapeno popper appetizer to the pumpkin/jalapeno soup was spot on. My ribeye was actually better than most local steakhouses.
CONS: The bar is too small and there really isn't an area to gather with friends in the bar where you're not standing on top of the hostess. The restaurant is very narrow and laid out kinda funky.
Overall, I will be back. Hoping it remains consistent.
Love SoDo been there many times. Service ...
Love SoDo been there many times. Service is always impeccable and great ambiance. I've never been disappointed except this evening. Our appetizer, the skewers,were delicious. I got the chicken Marsala and my husband the scallops. My Marsala was so salty. Like drink a gallon of water and still not satisfied salty. The scallops were good but small portions.
I should have said something to the manager then. Didn't. So my fault.
We'll try SoDo again.
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