Silver - Cathedral Commons

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$30 and under
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American
Offering an innovative and broad chef-driven menu, healthier options, local craft beers and American cocktails.
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizer came out before our drinks, one of our dinners was placed incorrectly by the server. I received my food 20 minutes before my fiancé because of their mistake. The servers are nice and offered us free dessert, but we wanted to go out to eat and enjoy ourselves and just left feeling frustrated.

JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant offered a nice selection. I got the scallops and they were wonderful. Nice roomy booths and pleasant surroundings. I would highly recommend this place.

ZS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The miso salmon salad is terrific. The management is also so thoughtful - last time, an order of bacon was forgotten, and they gave us a voucher for a free entree. This time, they let us redeem that voucher even though it was past the expiration date. They really value their customers!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Worst service in 10 years

LB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our server was friendly and attentive, and three of the four of us found the food to be good. It took a long time for the food to arrive, though, and the restaurant was too noisy for us to talk without shouting.

DC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good good. The service is a bit slow. Had to ask for our drinks twice. The server blamed the bar. Not a great answer. Just apologize for the wait and bring the drinks. I think the server just forgot to pick them up from the bar.

AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. The end booth was a little tight.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We sat outside on a Sunday morning. It was lively and social and very pleasant. Felt like the place to have brunch!

PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner with good service at a reasonable price. Get the Apple Beignets, a la mode of course! Wonderful place to go after a concert at the National Cathedral.

M
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for dinner after a performance at the National Cathedral. Even though we were a little late for our reservation, we were seated immediately. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The waitress was very pleasant, took our order and then someone else brought our drinks and dinners. That was problem, it wasn't clear who to flag down for another drink. Eventually the original waitress brought us another round. I wish restaurants would get away from this team service idea and go back to one server per table.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Mahi Mahi Roasted Corn + Avocado Gluten-Free dish was amazing and will bring me back to this restaurant. Good location.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver is great for brunch. Skip non-brunch items. Quality and taste at dinner (multiple visits) disappoints. Brunch they do very well!

LL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good for a quiet lunch -- we wanted to visit, and I asked for a quiet spot/booth when I made the reservation... they paid attention and made it happen!! good menu, good service ... all perfect!

AL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Host did not bother to complete Open Table process, so I went down as a no show. Service was erratic. Steak Frites was medium well, not medium rare.

S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice breakfast place, love the juices and service is always good.

KK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Silver has a great and unique menu with plenty of choices. The bison huevos rancheros were great, and we loved the brussel sprout side dish.

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful. The food was good, elevated diner fair. Our celebration was fun and light hearted for a birthday! Thank you.

YD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The last few times we have eaten here, they seem perhaps understaffed...? Food can take forever to come out and it can take a long time to get the attention of a server. Food quality, when it arrives, remains high.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service can be a bit spotty but overall a very pleasant experience for a neighborhood restaurant.

BV
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I really want to love this place since it looks great and is so close to my house, but the food and service really uneven. The coffee is great, and the bison huevos rancheros are sublime, but everything else I have tried is just fair ( and at these prices the food needs to be better than that). Meatloaf, pot pie, pancakes, steak and eggs, hamburgers, fries, all I have ordered and all just fair. The bad news is that they don’t have much competition in this genre in the neighborhood, so they probably won’t improve.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow. Outside of the waiter taking our order, he never came back to the table. Wasn’t that busy so not sure the reason for the slow service. Food was ok but everything was lukewarm.

JT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good neighborhood dining.

m
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had to ask twice for the drinks we ordered, it the server was pleasant. Great scallops, perfectly cooked

p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had to wait a long time for a server.
Had to beg to have water refilled. Food adequate; ambiance fine. Service slow and indifferent.

SW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great extension of the Silver Diner brand into a more upscale concept. Thoughtful servers, they seem well trained and attentive. The menu was clear and simple, and the food was delicious. Seating outside along Wisconsin Avenue was comfortable and enjoyable.

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service good food as is always the case. Had a vegetarian in our group and was happy with choices and

DA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was extremely fast, from checking in, to the food, to getting the check.

DB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Sorry to say ... the food is great but the service is just not there. Second time that we've experienced slow/poor service.

EK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting and tasteful menu. We would go again.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely unexpected deliciousness! Would have never thought I’d get food like that, from the outside of it. Very good food, and the creme brûlée was so silky!! Not too rich, and perfect for the season! Went for DC Restaurant Week, lunch special! Happy I did.. celebrated my birthday alone, they made me feel welcomed!

NA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food as usual here was excellent in both taste and presentation. Reservations service was responsive in accommodating our request for a quieter table. Food service, however, was poor at best: took our waiter about 15 minutes to show even with a glass of water. He then disappeared. Once order finally taken kitchen service delivered in reasonable time with hot plates of steaming food. When meal finished, waiter again disappeared. The place was not so busy that he was overloaded.

D
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great friendly service. Good food selection for kids and adults.

DC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice gem in the neighborhood. Not too loud so able have a conversation.

F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver at Cathedral Commons is always terrific. It’s a fun, convenient place to meet (with two-hour parking validated), and the food is creative in conception and just plain delicious. As are the milkshakes. We had a great table (a big booth) and wonderful server. My friends and I will be returning soon!

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for lunch or brunch! Delicious and varied choices

DD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food...the server told us that what was on the menu was wrong as to whether there we fries included with the salmon slider. I have never encountered a place not honoring what its menu said and charging separately for something that is listed under sandwiches as included. On a slow night we had slow service, but overall, it was a decent meal.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place
Good quick place to meet and eat

ND
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place and go frequently. Great food variety and appetizing dishes. Quality control could be improved, particularly between the two Silver restaurants. Never sure what I'm getting. Prices can't be beat!

R
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sweet little upgrade by Silver Diner. Great service, expansive menu, yummy and well-prepared food. Wonderful to sit outside on a nice day.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Silver Diner has many good choices for all tastes and preferences. The entree salad with salmon was delicious. Salmon was cooked perfectly which is always the most important attribute. Our guest was delayed and the staff was very understanding and patient about that. It is good for brunches, lunches and probably dinner although I have never had dinner. Everyone was very attentive and welcoming.

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