Silver - Cathedral Commons

4.6
568 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Offering an innovative and broad chef-driven menu, healthier options, local craft beers, American wines and hand-crafted cocktails.

Update:
The District of Columbia is now allowing restaurant to take patio seating and dine in. Guests are required to wear mask at all time and are allowed to take them off ONLY when eating or drinking.

Hours of Operation:
7am – 11pm Sun – Thurs
7am – 12am Fri - Sat

You can make reservations at www.EatAtSilver.com, OpenTable or by calling at 202-851-3199.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff 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 568 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRSBDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at good prices. Very helpful waiter.

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SEWV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We got 3 orders: salmon sliders, veggie salad and a Gouda burger. Everything was tast, but the burger was noticeably over cooked and dry. We were given a complementary dessert as a result which was fair resolution

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viplikesgoodfood
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our lunch selections were excellent: Ahi tuna poke bowl and fish taco bowl.
Service was not so good for two reasons: our only beverage was water and we had trouble getting our glasses re- filled; we had to get up and walk around to find someone to fill them.
We were seated inside but our server was responsible for several outdoor tables and was hard to flag down for water and our check when we needed them. When we did get our server's attention he took our credit card to process it before presenting the check to us: when we did see it we saw that we had been charged for an entree we had not ordered and which was several dollars more than the one ordered. The bill was corrected, but it added still more waiting time. Our impression was that more servers were needed to take adequate care of the number of people dining there.

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vipBobDC
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice outside seating and creative lunch food. One of my go to lunch spots.

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vipQuiet
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had an outside table which affected many of the ratings given. From past experience I know that the ambience on the interior is really good, but outside a tent is a tent. The noise level was graded poorly because of the noise from the many trucks going to the construction site a couple of blocks away. However, all this being said, for outdoor dining in an area created for the pandemic I would give Silver high marks and will be back. I'm looking forward to indoor dining when it's possible.

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vipJAYE
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Ate at outside table. Enjoyed viewing passers by. Veggie hamburger was quite good as was the four- fruit pie

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viplsfcmh
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Every dish was outstanding--chicken pot pie, avocado toast with pistachios. Sat outside with great heaters. Service seriously lacking. We were almost standing up to flag the waiter down to pay our bill, have him come back to settle up, bring salt and pepper etc. Would have given all 4 stars if not for such a glaring shortcoming but food is beyond yummy

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vipLadyshrink
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

What a pleasure for my 2nd only meal out in over a year! Silver is local for me and I met a friend for lunch and we ate outside (although we have both been vaccinated). The main downside was the amount of street traffic noise sometimes interfered with conversation.

I was surprised to get a written menu, but also saw staff sanitizing the plastic covered pages as well. Distances between tables were adequate and a family with a screaming toddler was moved to the furthest reaches of the patio. Service was as pleasant as possible, though there was interaction with several servers.

The food was excellent. I ordered an Ahi Tuna Poke bowl and was surprised and delighted by the layering of flavors. My friend was happy with her Croque Madame. We splurged (having not eaten out for so long) and she enjoyed her Creme Caramel (I think) and my Smith Island Double Chocolate Cake was exactly as it should be.

I look forward to returning.

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WoodyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have brunch at Silver every two weeks or so, because of the great value and effort staff put into keeping the restaurant clean and safe from Covid 19.

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vipVa2Dc
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had brunch on a Sunday. Food and ambiance were wonderful!

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vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Another great Sunday brunch at Silver. French Toast with sausage and Cobb salad. Must say that given the caramel coating of the French toast , there is no need for additional syrup. Silver's outside tent seating works well. Wait staff still excellent. Patricia our server was wonderful. And the young manager was again very solicitous of our experience.

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vipNycdiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekend brunch experience. All dishes we had were excellent and the ambiance and service were exactly what Sunday brunch needed

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu at the Silver Diner was varied and interesting. I had the brisket scramble. It was really good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was good. We had a great time.

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vipMorrie
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very respectful of covid guidelines!

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Eileen
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside, so noise generally wasn’t an issue. Food was good. I would have been more comfortable (and I should have asked) to be seated further from other customers. Will do that next time.

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LeoR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The server was quite attentive and the food was well prepared. Even in this time the lunch was a pleasant affair.

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vipMeleDC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Silver is becoming our go to breakfast spot on nice sunny days. The staff is great and the food is always solid.

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vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Second week in a row to Silver for Breakfast/brunch. Their omelets are outstanding (great to see a competent short order cook who can do eggs). Western, and Salmon Omelets were both exceptional. We also tried the half Cobb salsad which was also great. What makes this place hum is their outstanding young service staff, in management, reception and table waiters/ewaitresses.

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vipJenL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and I love the menu! The ahi tuna bowl is a real winner!

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Sequoia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and awesome service! Definitely welcoming and readily available. First time having avocado toast and it was amazing!

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HelenF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy, felt very aware of safety, little pricey particularly after tipping very generously.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and they had great gluten free options and friendly service. Would definitely go again!

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vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hi Yo Silver!

This was our first time "sitting in the street" as the hostess put it. Sitting in the street can be quite stimulating, especially when a Metrobus or large truck rolls by in the curb lane - and the tent starts dancing :).


We love the staff at Silver - young, energetic and professional.

The fish and chips were quite good - but....for the price we could have had juuuuust a little more fish. The 4 berry pie for two dessert was excellent. The COMPASS coffee is very good but it must be served hot especially if you are outside "in the street"

Keep up the good work, Silver!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HH outside was wonderful!

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Sets66
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the roasted vegetable salad! Will order it again.

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StacyD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet Monday evening, we sat inside and enjoyed the warm, inviting ambiance. A refreshing Kale salad started us off, followed by the catch of the day-a pan seared cod with lemon risotto, & the truffle bison meatloaf- both absolutely scrumptious. Ended with apple beignets a la mode. YUM!!
Service was great, all protocols in place

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BobW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The brunch food was fine, but staff seemed overwhelmed. We had made a reservation, but had to stand in line outside to be seated. When we got to the stand, and said we had reserved inside, we were told to go to the stand inside to wait again. That should have been made clear from the start, either with a sign or announcement. We could have bypassed the wait line to eat outdoors. Once seated, when coffee and food came, we had no silverware, or cream, sugar and sweetener and had to snatch them from a nearby table. We have been there before with no problems. Perhaps the sunny Sunday caught them off guard.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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TryingItAll
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside so it was a bit cool due to windy day, otherwise a perfect experience. Be adventurous and try the Hen in the Woods. Wonderful.

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SakMac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The hostess was very and accommodating. The waiter was also pleasant. Ordered the shrimp and grits and the shrimps were nice and spicy. We.ate indoors and the staff wore masks and diners were seated a comfortable distance apart.
Will definitely go back.

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EllieB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Silver was a lovely surprise on our recent visit to DC. Not much was open and I happened upon the Silver website. Such friendly servers and yummy food (the caramel drizzle French toast with strawberries was beyond yummy! ) With dining outdoors and limited seating inside, we felt safe from the Covid demons. Silver will be a regular stop on our DC visits!

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience! Food & drinks delicious and great quality for the price in the area. We will definitely be coming back!

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cp47
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We are grateful to Silver Diner for staying open during a tough time...and for offering a dining option in the neighborhood. This was really the first time we'd dined out since the pandemic...so again...all-in-all...appreciate that they're trying. If you do go...don't order the fried chicken. Service was decent...and ambiance was as good as it could have been sitting on the sidewalk next to a busy street.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This has been a go-to place for outdoor COVID dining. Casual, good value, good dining on the brasserie/cafe level.

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vipGardensalot
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Silver is my neighborhood favorite, especially during Covid. Sitting outside is always pleasant, the service is attentive and professional, and the food is simply delicious.
Salads are a personal favorite--all of them -- but once in a while it's nice to splurge on a great hamburger, which comes with the best French fries in town.

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vipWashDCMom
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific taco and tuna ahi bowls. Respectful (during COVID) and responsive service.
Delightful spring day. Would have actually been warmer if the easily assembled tent(s) would be taken down.

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vipKalaloch
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying every single meal we've eaten at Silver for years now. The menu is varies, the ingredients are fresh, the staff is very attentive and friendly. We have been delighted to support this restaurant throughout the pandemic either by ordering meals to go dining outside or dining inside. We really need this restaurant in our neighborhood to be successful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I love coming to Silver but my last experience makes me hesitant to dine there again. The waitress charged another table’s $80 check to my credit card and I have to wait a week for it to be returned. We ordered off the happy hour menu but the waitress charged us full price and when I debated the bill she argued about not saying we wanted the happy hour price. It took over 30 mins to get the check and I had to ask three times. The last time I went to the hostess and asked to pay upfront.

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vipHala
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great wait staff and hostess...really pleased with the service. Food is always good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here are excellent. We each had a burger: mine with macaroni and cheese and my husband's with French fries. Both were just as we wanted them.

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You can order delivery directly from Silver - Cathedral Commons using the Order Online button. Silver - Cathedral Commons also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Silver - Cathedral Commons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 851-3199.

Silver - Cathedral Commons is rated 4.6 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.

Silver - Cathedral Commons does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mobile.silverdiner.com/giftcards/silver.

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 reservations at the moment.