Scion Restaurant Silver Spring
Scion Restaurant Silver Spring

Scion Restaurant Silver Spring

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scionrestaurant.com/locations/
  • Phone: (301) 585-8878
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Scion Restaurant Silver Spring
Scion Restaurant is excited to open it's second location in Silver Spring, Maryland in April 2013! Construction is complete at 1200 East-West Highway and we look forward to opening day!
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Scion Restaurant Silver Spring reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (14)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Standard DC restaurant, only in Silver Spring
    NataloubooVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Went on a Tuesday night. The restaurant and bar were both almost full, yet the noise level was not too loud at all. It was also 7:30, so after happy hour had ended. The food is always consistently good here and the service usually is too. This particular visit was not up to par for this restaurant. Our server was inattentive and slow. He seemed to be in good spirits and attentive to other tables, so perhaps his section was too much for him to handle. We did let the manager know and the manager seemed appreciative. All other staff was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warm, upscale neighborhood place
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very friendly, relaxed place with generous portions of good food. The vegetables are particularly good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    pork chops were amazing hash served with the shrimp was not a big hit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service!
    rani15md
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved the food and was a great place for myself being a vegetarian! The food is fresh and delicious and the portions are huge! I will certainly go back!es
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok
    MPMSVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sliders were nothing special. Fried Pickles fun and good. Spinach salad very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good but....
    Whatchagot
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It is a good restaurant. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The food came quickly and was hot. The menu has a decent spread to it, so everybody could find something to their liking. The problem I had was that for the level of decor (blah), the location (near us but nowhere otherwise), and what was on the menu (nothing truly intriguing or exotic) it cost far more than it should. It's a lower Silver Spring place charging silly, downtown Bethesda prices. Next time we will go to the noodle and dumpling place next door. And check the prices before we get settled in!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; Very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great summer cocktail with Ketel One vodka, lime, cucumber, and cilantro. While we enjoyed our meal, the noise level was incredibly high. There is no sound insulation at all, so with 2 large groups (the restaurant was only half full), the noise was intrusive. The food, on the other hand, was interesting & tasty. Appetizers: fried pickles, seared scallops with white beans, edamame hummus. Entrees: thick cut pork chop, risotto with vegetables and scallops, thin-cut steak but cooked perfectly, & roasted potatoes, which were absolutely delicious - crisp outside and soft in the middle. We probably won't go back due to the noise level and the fact that we don't live in Silver Spring. If we did, we might go off hour for a quieter meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and the mimosas were very good -- but it was a little creepy walking in at 11 am and being the only customers there, particularly because it's not well lit. (Also, there is no designated parking, so you have to hunt for it on adjacent streets.)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AntimoVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first time. It would be nice if something can be done about the noise. There were three of us and we could hardly converse without raising our voices, which only increased the noise level. The concrete floors don't help.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service needs improving
    Andrea
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were pleased by the food at Scion--it was quite tasty. However, the wait staff did not pay consistent attention to the table, got one of our orders wrong and did not make an effort either to apologize or rectify it quickly. Essentially, they were not eager enough to please.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Value, Beware Busy Days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were told we were there on an unusually busy, noisy night and while most of the 20 and 30 something patrons were very happy and talking animatedly and loudly, we did not like the noise However, the food tasted terrific, was varied, different and interesting and the prices were very reasonable. I want to believe that if the chef hadn't been so busy he might not have put wilted lettuce as decoration on a dish we ordered and we would have been able to hear each other to talk. The owners's other Scion restaurant on P Street in Dupont Circle is equally delicious and always quieter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, Quiet Brunch
    Myaa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I normally go to the DC location, but we decided to try Silver Spring since it was closer. There were not too many people in the restaurant, so it was quiet. The upside was the food and drinks came out quickly. The servers were nice, and the quality of food was on par with the original location. We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Brunch
    VPDtheFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was really a hidden gem! We tried the Scion for Satruday brunch and were a bit skeptical at first as the place was almost empty... but what a surprice. The Blood Marys were hand-made (no out of the bottle mix) by the bartender and amazing. The service was superior and the food outstanding. This will become a regular weekend brunch spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liketoeat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went with 5 people. Four of us had the signature burger. Delicious, cooked perfectly. Accompanied by fries that were also very good. Scion has an awesome beer list. We also had the spinach crab dip, very tasty. Friendly, efficient staff, food came quickly. I have no complaints. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    PA2DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was very tasty. The place wasn't packed, but I guess it competes against the other restaurants downtown. It was a little hard to find, but worth the search for parking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot-good food and pricing
    goodeatz
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brunch was nice, but our time morphed in to the lunch arena, where they play much louder music. While the music is to my liking, I'll keep in mind to schedule "family brunches" for an earlier time slot. Food was quite delicious and I like the portion sizes. (Not too big-who needs a 4 egg omelet?!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice brunch
    sharonh
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    took out of town family for brunch, got there just as it opened for the morning. very nice staff, interesting brunch menu. will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Secret gem
    DguvnaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This tucked away restaurant has something for everyone. A spectacular beer list and remarkable food just gets things started. We knew we had stumbled upon a hit when we saw fried pickles as an appetizer. The salads were excellent, and the fish was cooked to perfection. Our friends had the chicken and the risotto dishes, and claim they too were great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 73 reviews are from the Scion Restaurant Silver Spring reviews archive.
  • Great food but don't order drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had dinner for the first time and the food was great. We didn't care for our server. Do not buy martinis or any drinks where the price isn't listed. They charge you for a shot then up charge you for the olive juice or whatever else goes into your drink. 2 martinis was more expensive than my entire meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brunch
    mrg123
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My husband and I met some friends for brunch. Our waiter was really friendly, and the food was good. Something to note is that the salads on the brunch menu are the size of side salads, where the other menu items were pretty large portions. Everyone at our table commented on how small the salad was. The rest of the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good date night in Silver Spring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Found Scion via OpenTable and was not disappointed. Our hostess/server was excellent and our crab cakes were fantastic. Will, in all likelihood, return to sample other items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SuzeFrost
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I found Scion through Open Table, looking for a Saturday night reservation. Scion's reviews were all positive and a quick look at the menu confirmed our decision. We had a great time - our server was friendly and attentive without hovering, gave suggestions for beer, wine, and food, and was knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious - we got the Honey Glazed Brie and the crab dip, both of which were phenomenal. My husband and I both tried the LBJ Mac and Cheese, and have found a new favorite - though next time I think we'll share. That was a huge serving! Overall very pleased with the experience, and looking forward to going again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    BellaElle
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Wonderful experience! Looooooved the food and service (Lucas was great!). Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Judy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There were six of us on a Saturday night. Service was perfect - warm, friendly and honest. Better yet, the food was terrific. We ordered the glazed brie, fried pickles and spinach dip to start. All were really good. I usually find a spinach tip too heavy for my taste, but this one was rich without being gloopy. The brie was satisfying and tasty. My party ordered the salmon, steak au poivre with mushrooms, lobster, bacon and jalapeno mac and cheese. All were uniformly delicious. Definitely will be back. Probably my new favorite in Silver Spring.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They're trying
    FionabertVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Scallops and risotto were very good. The Caesar--not so much. The servers were friendly and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not recommended
    nwxxxxxxxVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We decided to leave our area and travel to Silver Springs Scion because it was written up as a great new place. Our server was distracted at best. First she never brought a kids menu as asked. The food too forever to come and when it did I was given the wrong meal. The server had entered my dinner selection into the computer incorrectly. She offered to have the correct meal made but my family finished their meals before mine ever came. On a positive note the food was good once it was delivered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place
    empow819
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Scion was good, but not great. Food was definitely good, but again, nothing special. Service was friendly, but a little slow. We made last-minure reservations and were given a table away from others, which was great. Would go again, but isn't necessarily a top choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portions
    Sundaybrunchfortless11952
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For the price of steak and eggs I wiil have thought the rib eye steak a better size. It looked like it had been cut in half. Look more like skirt steak While there a painting group came to set up. Felt rushed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood standard
    NataloubooVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been here several times. The food has always been very good, very consistent. The service is the hardest to predict. Our most recent visit was for Mother's Day. The staff was clearly ready for the day and the crowds that it brings and yet somehow our table felt neglected. We were not very demanding (two waters, 1 iced tea, 1 appetizer, 3 brunch entrees) and yet the drinks took a long time and the appetizer as well. Everything tasted great and I will certainly be back. I just wish the service could be improved just a bit. The noise is always fine, you can hear the people at your table speak. They beer and wine lists are terrific and the menu is interesting. I recommend, just hope you have better service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner Saturday night
    Janice
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Scion this past Saturday. We had a wonderful meal. Started with "Second City River Water" cocktails. This may be our new summer drink! Vodka, lime, cucumber and cilantro - extremely refreshing. And scallops on white beans. The white beans were billed as spicy, but at first seemed a little sweet; the spice followed, but pretty mild. Husband had the crabcakes which were delish, and I had the duck pasta. Not really a warm weather dish, but I'd read someone else's rave review, and had to try it. Glad I did; it's a great dish. Ended with a piece of key lime pie in a toasted coconut crust. A perfect sweet ending to a great meal. We'll be back! Ambiance very nice; service friendly; manager came by to check on us. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent vibe and very friendly/accommodating staff. Highly recommend this place to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    Robbie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Having driven past it literally a hundred times, we finally dined at Scion. Parking is challenging; this section of the street is not zoned for entertainment, but it is worth the extra few hundred feet for a parking spot to stop in for dinner. The food is not extraordinary, but was very well prepared, and the menu had a number of varied selections. We will definitely return again; a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local place
    FoodieWannaBe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The first time we tried to go Scion was closed for a private event. We went back a few days ago and are glad we gave it another try. They have a nice beer and wine menu from which to choose. Happy hour prices are a great deal. My duck ragu was outstanding. My husband's risotto was good enough that he'd have it again, but he agreed my meal was stellar. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, happy, and knowledgable. No complaints - definitely worth the short walk from our apartment.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    EricVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had the LBJ Mac & Cheese. Service was really fast. It was not crowded when we were there but definitely seems like a place that will be hard to get a reservation at in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot in Silver Spring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had a great time at Scion. Great beer list(even though two kegs had kicked), good food (the garlic herb fries were great). I would go back sometime later in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not yet ready for prime-time
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Familiar with the Dupont Circle Scion, this Silver Spring setting - though much less hectic with better parking options - was a disappointment. Apparently, brunch is a new thing for them. There is no table of cut fruit and other goodies, yet. So everything is strictly off the menu. Initial server seemed to have been given an apron that day (didn't know the menu). Second server was charming but our order got mixed up. When my omelette finally arrived it was great. The brie appetizer was skimpy for two and not particularly tasty. So: they have a long way to go to measure up to Dupont Circle. Keep trying... fast.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed
    Carly
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went on a Saturday night. They were not crowded. Most of the food was delicious. The croquette appetizer wasn't that great. However, the burger and the risotto were delicious! I think the place was missing a bit of charm though, but otherwise enjoyable experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    kersky22
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was good and the atmosphere was relaxed. It was a nice find on a busy Saturday night when we didn't want to wait more than an hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    AyeshaVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My only real complaint is that the server initially forgot to enter my order so it took my entree a little long to arrive. However, as soon as she realized her mistake, she alerted a manager who ensured my food came out as quickly as possible. It wasn't a huge deal because I was hanging out with an old friend and we were in no rush, but for someone else that could have been quite the imposition. Food was yummy and both happy hour wines are well worth the 5 bucks a glass. Would return in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost hidden gem!
    Cgirl
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was my second trip to Scion. The first visit was for dinner, which was excellent! The salmon was perfectly cooked and the potatoes & grilled broccoli were delish. Went back for lunch with fingers crossed and was not disappointed. It was an early lunch that lasted well past the lunch hour. Our server was cordial; and we weren't rushed out of the place even when everyone else was gone. The portbello panini was exquisite. Great selection of beers and single malt scotch. Great service & really comfortable place. SO happy we found this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.