Silver

4.4
1550 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We don’t take our food lightly. We believe in serving the highest quality, freshest ingredients and being transparent about where it is from. We also believe in supporting our community through partnerships with local farms and food purveyors.

We believe that giving people a choice for how to live is the right balance and what you crave. Open early until late, we showcase distinctive flavors for breakfast through late night including happy hour.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 1550 People Are Saying
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CarolynJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The miso glazed salmon bowl was very, very good. The service was pretty non-existent. The restaurant was freezing cold. My entire family ate in their coats and no one ever asked us why.

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AlbertoT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My reservation was not honored. The menu was very limited. Portions were very small. Noise level too high. I requested my hamburger to be well done and it was raw.

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vipMaryJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good.

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vipSandy
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love their food. And their pistachio mousse dessert is currently my very favorite.

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kbviking
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for my husbands's birthday and dined on the outdoor patio. Each table had a domed heater and we were quite comfortable despite temps in the low 40s'. It took a few minutes before we were approached by a waiter, but once that happened the service and food were outstanding! My steak with peppercorn sauce was done to perfection and was one of the best I've had since we lived in France. The patio atmosphere was a bit picnicky, and next to a quiet road, but we were happy to be able to sit outside in November. Eeryone who came out to check on us was extremely helpful and kind. Lovely waiter and bus people, as well as the manager who came out to say hello. We will definitely return! The food was nicely presented and very good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was well prepared and flavorful. Service was spotty. Tables were so close that we had some trouble holding our own conversation due to interference from the neighboring tables. Will definitely return for the cooking and select a less busy time to enhance the experience.

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TomF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The beer was good and the ice water was cold. Otherwise, the burger and the short ribs were mediocre at best. First and last visit.

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vipMsParticular
Chicago
172 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and even though it was very chilly we were comfortable because the heaters were on and there was an awning.
The waiter was excellent and fast!
The new branzino dinner was fantastic as was the vegan roasted tomato bowl.
Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. An informal place to share friends. Good food not expensive.

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vipBarbaraN
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Silver is always very good. This was our first time for brunch, and we enjoyed it. Our server was very busy, and she provided excellent service in spite of the many demands on her.

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vipMarsh
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We have always enjoyed our meals at Silver and the good service. We highly recommend it.

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vipJeff
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We eat at Silver in Bethesda family frequently and very much like the food. However, we have noticed that the staff doesn't seem to be particularly well trained. For example, food is often delivered to the table without any accompanying silverware that you then have to wait for in order to eat your food. Also, on occasion, the bar seems incredibly slow to fill drink orders.

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vipflobowcavs
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Solid diner food; dependable. Hardly gourmet but that's ok. Good service, Very reliable.

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vipJane
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Breakfast was fine, though underwhelming. It’s a place with what I call an ego menu. Too many choices, odd categories, I guess they mean to draw pescatarians and vegans and anti Glutenites. Good for them. Just not for me.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and great outdoor seating with heaters.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the wings!!! Amazing. We enjoyed the tuna poke bowl, the french toast (for dinner - yum!), and two rib dishes. We had a great meal and a great time.

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vipschmelke
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We took an outside table and they had heaters to keep people warm if they wanted, which was great. They are clearly short on servers but our server did a great job despite the number of tables he was covering. Understandably, it was difficult to get coffee refilled but he did the best he could and we certainly didn't feel rushed!!! Food was fine and served pretty promptly. We will continue to support Silver because it has made such a great effort during the pandemic to serve its customers safely.

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vipsommerdeb
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

All I can say is that Silver continues its tradition as being very reliable. Reliable in that it is mediocre. Never bad, never good. Looking for a reliable lunch spot with easy parking and reservations, this works.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, it just felt very dark inside, but was generally a good experience

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jalhav
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always - just a little chilly outside but I know the tent and heaters will appear soon

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MaryB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Silver serves consistently good food for a good value. Also love that it's open late!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great evening- yada our server made it very special. thank you!

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Longridgetraveler
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch options are fabulous. Indulgent to sensible. I absolutely loved the Power Breakfast - tasty, healthy and hearty.

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vipinette
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Wish bacon and home fries were crispy.... ;)

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dcmama
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Hadn’t been in a few months. Food was room temp when it came to the table, very salty and portions were half what they were. Manager was wonderful. Server too. Didn’t complain but won’t be going back.

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MikeM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place when in Bethesda. Very good food at reasonable prices with friendly service. Also, it is quiet enough to enjoy a conversation.

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DanielleS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

3 out of 4 diners were stomach sick within hours of dining.

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vipBarbaraJ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Service was simply awful. We were sitting outside and twice I had to walk inside to find our server. Think he was overworked but still…. We waited a long time for our main course. As server was flying by after a long time we asked where our dinner was. He said it was ready and waiting for him. Well,at least 20 minutes later, we were served. It was a 2 hr meal for a casual dinner. Not right! Luckily the food is yummy.

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Lovetogooutmom
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. We had super service, lots of delicious choices for everyone’s palate. The fresh OJ is a must. They did run out of whole wheat toast at 10:30am! That’s odd

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Chicken pot pie was disgusting. Overwhelming herb flavor and hard, oily crust. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been but can’t wait to go back!

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PatriciaW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed to eat inside at a quiet table and they were very accommodating. It was my friend's birthday and they brought a complimentary piece of delicious cake!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service so-so, bathroom not very clean. Food good, nice outdoor seating and like very much that can reserve an outdoor table online

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vipSandy
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I am willing to dine indoors because of Silver's improved airflow system. The service is always good. As is the food. I especially love the dessert I always order: Pistachio Mousse.

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MarshallZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the ambience was nice and the food well prepared. Our server provided excellent service and one step ahead of our asking for something. We’ll be back.

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LisaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast there last weekend. Raphael was our waiter and was prompt, friendly and courteous. Nice outdoor seating with soothing background music. Great omlettes, all the food that passed us by looked delicious.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for great food and a fun atmosphere in Bethesda, this is your place. We had a great dining experience and look forward to visiting again soon.

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Brownie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The location in downtown Bethesda is great, and the service is friendly, but the food is mediocre, particularly given the prices. I won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!

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vipEllen
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently good in every aspect. Always my first choice of many restaurants in downtown Bethesda.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Silver using the Order Online button. Silver also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Silver also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 652-9780.

Silver is rated 4.4 stars by 1550 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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