Silver - Cathedral Commons

4.4
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450 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual
Offering an innovative and broad chef-driven menu, healthier options, local craft beers and American cocktails.

Update:
The District of Columbia has mandated the closure of all full service
dine-in restaurants.
For your convenience we will stay open for Carryout, and “No
Contact” Delivery:
10am – 8pm Sun – Thurs
10am – 9pm Fri - Sat
Please go to www.EatAtSilver.com to order.
Thank you for your understanding during this
challenging time.
What 450 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Attractive, clean surroundings and we were able to carry on a conversation easily. The food was excellent. I had the tuna salad and my partner the salmon dinner. Were I to return, I would ask not to have the same server again. It was clear that their standard of service is considerably higher than that which we received. At this price point, I would expect to have bread service and spoons available. I compare this restaurant to several of those in the Great American group, and would choose one of them over Silver, when considering where to dine going forward.

KP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all three in our party enjoyed our lunches, and because of the nice weather we were able to sit outside. The food and service were both quite good, but most importantly we were impressed with the care and the restaurant took in keeping its customers safe. There was someone posted at the door wiping down the handles after anyone who entered the restaurant.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating brunch here. Definitely recommend a reservation as it gets busy quickly. The food was delicious.

TL
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another good meal with great visit and a request to be seated in a booth honored.

SN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Stephanie was a great server, both very attentive and very friendly. When my mom realized after eating a few bites of her hanger stake that she had long ago realized she didn't like it, the manager volunteered (without even being asked) that he'd be glad to bring her something else at no extra charge! And the restaurant was quiet enough and the acoustics good enough that I could hear the entire conversation among our foursome, which is frequently not the case for me.

R
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was awesome ... and we sat for an hour after dinner talking with our friends. It was a lovely night.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

what a suprise to have an complimentary birthday cake!

MB
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service

k
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service of drinks is annoyingly slow with no reason. We have been twice recently, and that was a significant problem both times

OT
Washington DC
247 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice looking restaurant. Service was somewhat slow and my guest’s order came out wrong. But the location is great for a business breakfast. Easy and available street parking is a big plus.

KO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Casual, enjoyable place. Service was slow on a slow night. Food was average. Breakfasts there seem better than dinners!

JL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food at fair prices.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal

LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful salad; convenient to work. nice to have such a good restaurant within walking distance

EP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food. Thanks!

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not approach by a server for 30 minutes. Ended up going to a different restaurant.

JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two days later I'm still thinking of the food served. Delicious...

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are amazing.If you get a chance to try their pair Blossom try it it is delicious.

h
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

always reliable... but maybe there needs to be a few changes, specials maybe, so it doesn't get stale?

MS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing to complain about, but nothing, except the staff, to be thrilled about, either. Chicken pot p. ie was fine. Burger was nicely cooked to order (rare) but loaded with all kinds of things that kept me up much of the night. As I say, nothing bad, but nothing that makes me want to go back soon. Except the staff--they were all wonderful

TC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

OUr server, Crystal, was fantastic. Food was good. I like the menu.

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Chaotic, indifferent service, tasteless cobb salad, "we don't do bread service here"

KS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Not my best experience at Silver: waitress had an attitude, food was not served correctly and I was glad to leve.

DC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot for friends and family!

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I like Silver. It is not fine dining but good food in a good room with good service. Solid.

J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy meals at Silver on a regular basis. The food is innovative and delicious. Unlike many DC restaurants, Silver is not extremely noisy. Conversation is easy. Silver’s prices are also very reasonable and the service is excellent.

n
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love the food and the location. This most recent visit the service was off—but ultimately the manager made it right. The veggie huevos rancheros is my brunch go to!

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Silver offers a lovely selection of creative dishes with a strong organic and vegetarian accent. The free parking at the nearby Giant garage is a huge plus in this congested neighborhood. On a rainy-sleety slow Saturday night, we found the food a bit mediocre. Service, which in general is not Silver’s strong suit, was also just under the weather.

I prefer Silver on a weekday morning, when you can easily find a quiet comfortable booth to spread out and be creative or have a great conversation at leisure. The Compass Coffee is splendid, and Silver’s breakfast cuisine does not disappoint.

KS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food and price point: the server was outstanding

TP
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think the chef or cooking staff has changed

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful ambiance

KO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service! Menu is creative and I appreciate some dishes that had plant based ingredients.

JD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a reservation, which another party “claimed” and the restaurant still accommodated our party of six.

R
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Staff was friendly and receptive. Food was okay. I wouldn’t pick it over the lower priced Silver Diner. Nice ambiance.

BR
London
41 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Slow service, charged incorrectly and ambiance too much like a diner at more expensive prices

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took about 30 minutes just to get drinks, and it was over an hour to get food because they were apparently out of fish, but our server basically disappeared and avoided us and never advised us of this. We then asked the manager, who was very nice and comped our drinks. The fish was cooked well, except that the breading was soggy as if the cooking oil was not hot enough. I believe the manager offered us a free dessert as well, but at that point it was so late that we just paid our bill and left. This was a Monday evening and the lace was not that busy.

JJ
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This Sunday's brunch was not Silver's Best Day. Place was crowded, food service was slow, even slower when someone else gets your pan cakes :)

But overall, recommend Silver - service is normally quite quick and the staff is always pleasant.

Dishes recommended: any omelet, any pancakes; bison huevos are spicy; fried chicken sandwich is good.

They have a 10$ lunch special during the week - Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese - great taste and the price is right.

MB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

While the food is excellent, the service was extremely slow. Despite being in close proximity to the servers' station, it took forever to be served water, forever to take our order, forever to serve the food, forever to clear our table, and forever to provide the check. No inquires about appetizers or deserts. Pretty frustrating evening. And then the food was relatively cooled off as well; great taste, poor temp.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great. The food was too salty.

FC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not good, we were ignored and the waiter took forever to come around our table several times. Too busy chatting with other members of the staff and checking his phone. The salads were amazing, definitely worth dealing with the bad service that day but they should improve it!