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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Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We weren't sure what to expect after reading many reviews: some positive, some not. We were there for an early dinner before an event at the Washington National Cathedral. Both the hostess and our server were not only cheerful and pleasant, but very efficient and helpful. My spouse had the under 600 calorie scallops dinner and was surprised by how generous and well-prepared it was. I expressed interested in the fish taco warm bowl until I saw that the fish was fried. Our server said I could have the Mahi Mahi grilled instead of fried for a small additional charge. It was delicious: warm brown rice, fresh grilled fish, avocado, salsa, veggies, etc. All in all, we enjoyed satisfying, healthy meals at a very reasonable price.

KD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a fish entree and the chicken lemon dish; both were delicious. Even though we arrived at the change of shift, the service was smooth and attentive. We've been to this restaurant twice now and will definitely return for more meals. It has a friendly neighborhood vibe.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very bad service. 3 different servers, none of whom took ownership of our table. Then the restaurant had the nerve to mark us as no shows on open table. This after poor service we didn’t complain about and $100 spent and being on time for our reservation. A very poor showing for Silver. We will think twice about returning.

SS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dependably good, but could be lots better. Omelet with smoked salmon was ok, but not too flavorful and a little skimpy. Service was decent and friendly, but no longer waits than necessary to order and get check. Despite making a reservation, I was again seated near the waitstaff station, which is noisy and unappealing to look at. Better experience when sitting in one of the booths upfront.

JN
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Love how you've transformed the notion of "diner." Food was pretty good although my oatmeal was not hot. Menu is interesting and fun. Will come again.

OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a comfort dish of fried chicken, Mac and cheese, and garlic green beans, sitting in one of the comfortable booths. Our server was very attentive without bring overly so. Silver is a neighborhood restaurant for me; I’m glad we have it.

N
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good spot for family dining. However, if you’re not into kids and dogs sharing your dining space, this may not be the place for you. Overall, the food and service is great. We were visiting a friend in D.C. and we liked our dinner so much (try the shrimp and grits) we went back the next morning for brunch!

ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been to this restaurant many times and enjoyed it. Last time there, my hamburger was undercooked. When I brought it to the attention of the waitress, she brought over the manager right away, who was very apologetic. They served me a completely new dish, properly cooked, and the manager offered to pay for it. Very responsive and responsible service. And the burger was excellent.

LR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The place is very good for lunch. The service was quick and helpful, the food chices were explained in a helpful way.
Enjoyed the experience

CG
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for an event, had time for breakfast on Sunday and found Silver. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. I highly recommend the Chorizo and Bison Hash Huevos Rancheros and the Oreo Boozy Milk Shake! To die for! The pineapple right side up pancakes were great too!

PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a Rez very shortly before arriving and then arrived early enough for the proceeding time slot. The hostess refused to seat us despite open tables and my knowledge that I could have booked earlier- moments before.

She gave some explanation regarding technology but I think it’s a problem when managing tech gets in the way of providing service.

I’d been meaning to go to silver for a while but won’t be back.

h
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great and the food was decent. The service was great. We were disappointed about the Market Fish and Chips. There was very little fish for the price we paid, and it definitely was not worth the price.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience4

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 on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst service in 10 years

LB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood dining.

m
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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