Silver - Cathedral Commons

4.5
242 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 12:00am;
Friday - Saturday 7:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(202) 851-3199
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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What 242 People Are Saying
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GA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the meal here after Messiah performance at National Cathedral. Its a pretty quick walk (even in the cold) from there. It was a nice place to go after the performance and its great they they donate 10% of the meal to the cathedral. The food is good, nicely presented and the service (Gregory) was outstanding. I had the chicken pot pie and the tomato basil soup -both of which were very good and not salted to death. All pluses except of course for the totally useless background music. Any conversation was with raised voice. Not as bad as other places but unnecessary. Will return.

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PG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tables are too close together, so hard to have a private conversation.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was there on a Friday night late. They had their late night menu out but I had looked at dinner menu online and had my mind set on chicken pot pie, which is not on late night menu. They were nice enough to cook one for me. It was good and they used big chunks of white chicken, I did add salt and pepper as I thought it was a little bland. Nice texture and variety of vegetables . Thought 19.00 was expensive for pot pie though.
Good service.

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EC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very tasty and the wait staff is always friendly and helpful

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l
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My first visit and overall a very good experience. We were short on time pre-performance. Our server was great! Made sure we got our food on time. Pickle brined chix sandwich was great. Like a fried pickle with chicken, but it was only chicken. :) Very moist, well cooked and tasty. A bit noisy but overall very good experience. Will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu items, friendly staff, quality locally sourced food

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OL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an event to go to and only 45min to make it on time. I told the waiter and he was very helpful and accommodating for us to eat, drink, pay and get out on time. The food was pretty good but I would probably order something else next time we go. I do plan to go back again. Thanks Again:-)

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GD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Silver is a nice place for a quick meal. Think of it as an elevated Silver Diner. Good food at reasonable prices. Great service.

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G
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for brunch if you are old school -- looking for great bacon & eggs. Pleasant staff , good service, menu with something for everyone, and great price.

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E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion.

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KI
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We're regulars, and brunch this week was yummy. He loves the farmhouse breakfast, I love the avocado toast with salmon, we both love the fresh squeezed orange juice. Cheerful, efficient service makes the whole experience fun and comfortable.

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BD
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have made multiple trips to Silver for lunch, both inside and out, and it has never disappointed. Interesting cuisine, friendly service and a low noise level contribute to a fun lunch.

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RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food is good but the service was terrible. We waited longer for our drinks than I can remember ever waiting and that happened twice. And the second time was when the restaurant was not as crowded as it had been, so there really was no excuse. They comped the drink but it no longer in time to drink with most of the meal. Also they sat us at a high top. We were afraid to say no because we were afraid we would not be seated. They seem to overbook the restaurant given that there is vey little room anywhere for folks to wait for their table.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a 730 reservation on Sunday night after the Veterans Day concert at the Cathedral> we ariveed a bit early and were seated right away! One member of the group was disabled and used a scooter. no problem! Staff were polite and efficient. All of the meals were done as ordered and arrived in a timely manner. Will visit again when we return in the spring

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DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Three friends getting together for Saturday brunch

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DW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too crowded. Waitstaff and patrons constantly bumping into each other.

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DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Dependable as always.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great place for tasty meals and good company.

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SM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a warm and welcoming restaurant- it’s become one of our favorites. It manages to be both sophisticated and unpretentious at the same time. Food is always delicious- never disappoints.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All five of us enjoyed the meal very much and thought the service was excellent. We'll be back!

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Silver last night for a friend's birthday, and we all loved it. I got the cauliflower steak. It comes with (getting this from the menu) "red curry kale, garbanzos, roasted butternut squash, quinoa, fire roasted pepper sauce, peanuts." Wow, it was excellent. I'm not usually a very fancy/sophisticated eater, and I wasn't sure I would even like this entree, but there was no ingredient I would add, subtract, or change the proportion of. It was perfect. For dessert, I got the lemon tartlet, which is described as "vegan lemon creme, blackberries, thyme" in a crust that was maybe made with powdered sugar, and everything about it was excellent -- excellent crust baked/browned just the right amount, fantastic lemon cream filling, and even the blackberries were really good blackberries -- tangy with a lot of flavor. I'm not quite gourmet enough to appreciate the thyme garnish on top, but I just ate it first, and it's not as if it had flavored the rest of the tartlet or anything. Yum. The service was also flawless--polite, timely with everything, refilling water without being asked, letting us sit and talk for 3 hours. Thank you Silver!

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great wait staff, very attentive. 1 year Anniversary celebration was fun. all night happy hour drinks. Food was great.
desserts selection was limited, out of two of them.

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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a slow service start (it was very busy at 7:30 so completely understandable) we were taken care of by Ronaldo/Raul a lovely man with a name beginning with ‘R’ He was working the bar and also paid close attention to our table. Excellent service, all team members were professional and polite. An all round great experience-delicious food too! Happy 1st Birthday Silver, we’ll be back

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LG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Silver three times now and it's been wonderfully consistent. Something for everyone in my family, from mom/dad to middle school and high school kids. We always seem to run into people we know there too, which is a good thing in our view.

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SM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fresh and delicious ingredients, healthy without being precious or contrived, always friendly service and comfortable seating. This has become one of our favorite restaurants.

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F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

SILVER was offering a number of specials in celebration of their first anniversary. They were also hosting a family night elementary school fundraiser. Had we known ahead about the fundraiser we would have chosen a different night as the unusual number of very active and on the move children needed much more space and different acoustics. We also had a problem specific to our wait person. I give management credit for how it was handled.

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s
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we both had a terrific salad........love that place

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AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My family and I recently went to Silver after church. It was busy, and we had a reservation, but there didn't seem to be a long wait. The staff was friendly but the service was beyond slow and not great. I feel badly saying it because our waitress was very nice but my gosh. After we ordered, I think we saw her two more times. We had to ask a manager for more water and another drink. We ended up ordering extra pancakes for my son and it took about 25 minutes to get those. We would have said forget about it but we never saw our waitress in that time to cancel the order and to ask for the check. We finally got the pancakes and it took an additional 20 minutes to get our check. Maybe it was just a busy Sunday, but it seemed outrageous - even if the kitchen was running slow, a disappearing waiter doesn't seem like there's a good excuse.

That said, we really enjoyed the food and would want to try again, but can't commit to it if I'm on a time crunch!

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JB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious brunch on Sunday. My only complaint is that we were not told of an upcharge for substituting fruit for meat, which just showed up on our check. Why is a small dish of fruit more pricey than bacon or sausage? Not a huge deal, but not good customer service not to be warned. Otherwise, all was great.

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My family and I went for Sunday breakfast. This is a very nice cozy restaurant. That has great service and good food.

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver is a go to option for us. They have healthy choices and the service is really good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely family meal

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Jewish holiday - pre observance dinnet

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C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We went mid afternoon, restaurant was not busy. But nonetheless service was very slow. Took us well over 30 minutes to get our food (soup, salad, sandwiches) And about 10 staff were just standing around, which seemed odd. That said, the food was tasty!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The did not have my reservation. Open table failed me.

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ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the service was great!

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WP
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A very welcome addition to the Woodley Park/Cleveland Park neighborhood. Good spot for weekday working lunch, great brunch spot, and my favorite: Thursday Pups on the Patio. I’ve become sort of a regular!

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W
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The waitress was slow in getting our order when taking order she placed a dirty plate from another table and sat it on our table. Fisgusting

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

The service during this visit did not meet my expectations at all. We sat for about 15 minutes before a server came and took our drink order. He apologized for the long wait and stated that the person tending bar was busy and couldn't make it over to us. Not sure why the bar tender was also responsible for waiting on tables. In addition, it was not busy during our time there so I'm not quite sure why we had to sit for so long. Hopefully the next time we go we won't go through the same experience.

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