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About 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!

1200 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 585-8878

Website:
http://www.scionrestaurant.com/locations/

Scion Restaurant Silver Spring Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for a Date (3)
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Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was above average. Good selection of food and beers. Service was good except 1 person in our group got his food 5-10 minutes later than the rest of us. Ambience is lacking, but it was quiet and not crowded which is what we wanted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I wouldn't suggest this place to anyone. It was sort of boring and almost trying too hard. The service was poor, the wait to get our food was over an hour, and the food, when it arrived, was OK at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was fine, but I was upcharged for three tomato slices instead of what most of my party got as a side (a half plate of potatoes or toast). I feel like that was a little unnecessary for three little tomato slices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food and service. Restaurant interior was too brightly lit for a Saturday evening.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We loved the Scion. We met out of town friends there for brunch and it was outstanding. Terrific food and great service.

PLEASE treat yourself to the potato nachos is you are going for brunch. I'm salivating now thinking of it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food in a timely manner. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

There was barely anyone there when we arrived but the staff wouldn't seat us without a full party. We finally were allowed to sit down after about 25 min. Servers were inattentive and slow. Food was good but nothing special. Except the potatoes that came with breakfast entrees - delicious! But, I would still rather go somewhere else next time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A wonderful experience from the moment we entered. The service was great and the food was quite delectable. There was only one working bartender/waitress, but she did a good job of managing all aspects.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great place for Sunday brunch. Pulled duck on jambalaya biscuits was outstanding. Cranberry mimosas by the pitcher a bargain and tasty. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. All around great experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Last minute pick to meet friends for dinner, great food and beer selections, quiet outdoor seating, inside looked good too. Friendly staff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Made reservations online... couldn't find parking so I called to let staff know I was on the way. Staff kindly directed me via phone to great FREE parking!!!
My guest arrived before me and the server "snootily" asked her if she had a reservation. There was one other couple in the entire restaurant at this time. Other staff quickly diffused the semi insulting situation by informing him that I had called and indeed had reservations.
After that confrontation, I noted that we had to ask him for everything-- cocktail napkins, coffee refills, bag for carry out, etc.
The food was creative and very tasty. Service and attitude by this one server was less than acceptable. Every other staff person encountered was personable, friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This was my first time at Scion. We went there for Sunday Brunch. I wish it had opened a little earlier than 11:30 but the service and menu were pleasing. Their "potatoes" are delicious spicy potato chips. They were amenable to specific requests. I will go back.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Everything was fine -- nothing too special.
Service could use a little work.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Best lunch ever, nice and quiet. Very good food. I especially recommend crabcake sandwiche with fries.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The restaurant had some menu flubs (descriptions didn't match the plate as served), and the staff was happy to correct them and comp the mistakes. Our main issue was that the staff, while very nice, didn't manage the simple things like what beers were ordered, bringing a glass along with a canned beer, remembering the beer ordered the second time around and such. It was mostly a polish thing, maybe it was an off night, and maybe it wasn't, but there are too many good restaurants in the area to allow for flubs AND lackadaisical table waiting.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on May 27, 2017

Family of four stopped for late lunch. Quiet table. Burgers were cooked perfectly. Mediterranean salad with chicken was light option that was packed with flavor. Hostess was helpful in directing us to close free parking garage. Waitress was attentive but not hovering.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Very cute spot! The food was great. Our waiter Lucas did a great job!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We had a family brunch on a Sunday morning and everyone liked their food. The potato chips are homemade and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I've been here for lunch with work friends and always enjoyed it. The crab reuben is great and don't miss the fried pickles!
Recently went for my anniversary. The food was great and service was fantastic. They have at least a dozen high quality beers on tap too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great choice for weekend brunch! Everyone enjoyed their meals and the mimosas even more! Small space, so definitely make a reservation ahead of time. Service was ok but understandable for a crowded weekend brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Service was not good. There was one server who was the same person greeting at the door. It was very difficult to get anyone's attention. The overall meal took way longer than it should have. We would order things and they wouldn't come out till 30 min later. Ordered a mimosa and glass of wine and it didn't come out till after we had already finished our meal. Granted they did comp a few things but still. Not pleasant experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Went with 2 others. Friendly staff. Two of us ordered a burger and fries. The burger was very average, but the fries were coated in a very spicy dressing ? Cayenne. All three of us tried it and couldn't eat it. Told the waiter who said was garlic-obviously wasn't. He did take the plates away and get us new fries, with one of the managers apologising and telling us how long we would have to wait.
They dealt with it well, but if serving inedibly spicy fries, should be advertised as such on the menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were a group of eight. The restaurant called the day before to see if there were a special occasion (not us, but the other table had a birthday). Our gluten free person really liked their food -- and they have a separate fryer for GF. Vegetarian options were good. Really good crab cakes with the Eggs benedict and Old Bay hollandaise.
It was a bit loud as the other table was having a party, still we could hear each other. We had to wait to order a bit, but the food came reasonably quickly for a party of eight. Everyone was pleased with the meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We made reservations only to come to an empty restaurant that was brightly lit. Though there were many open tables, the service was slow. We noticed that the menu was all about autumn flavors, chicken pot pies, etc. We were there in April. When the waiter came to take our orders he told us that the menu was completely outdated and explained the new items. Print new menus! Kinkos is across the road. So, we all quickly changed what we'd chosen for dinner and waited patiently for drinks and meals that took too long. I will not be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Scion is definitely a hip bar and restaurant that is much needed in Silver Spring as it becomes a trendy place for folks to live just outside of DC. The brunch was well-cooked and tasty. The server was appropriately attentive and the noise level was lively and bearable but not deafening.

Now for the constructive suggestions: 1.) Please offer decaf. coffee! I love coffee with a meal but as I head into the afternoon, another cup of joe is one too much; 2) Please consider a non-dairy creamer for the coffee (maybe almond milk or soy milk). The restaurant had neither and I am dairy sensitive.

The bottom line is....ta da! I will return again to try some of the entrees and desserts. Scion gets a 7.5-8 which is pretty darn good compared to most. Looking forward to my next meal there!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Despite the slow service and need to request refills, the food was outstanding. Lots of interesting, different menu options yet something for everyone on the menu, even picky eaters like my son.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Service, food, ambiance all excellent.
Very accommodating waitstaff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This was our first time at Scion. But it will not be our last. We had the Monte Cristo sandwich and the Jumbo Lump Crab Reuben. Both were so wonderful that we look forward to going back and ordering the same sandwiches. The seasoned potatoes were good too. This place has a creative menu, which we really appreciate.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food and service. I appreciate the gluten free options...wish there were something gf for dessert. We were surprised that the kitchen was taking last calls around 9pm on a Saturday night and that by that time here was no coffee or hot tea, but still, overall, we had a good meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Service was disappointing .. rushed and spoke too fast

Price is not reflective of the amount or quality of food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I had previously been to Scion for happy hour, and it seemed to be a very "happening" spot. I visited this past Saturday for brunch with a friend of mine. At noon, it was almost empty, which was surprising. My friend and I were there catching up for several hours. The crowd did fill in a little bit, but not much. The service was good. The food was good, although I've had better huevos rancheros. The apple crumble dessert was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Outstanding Value
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Met a friend at Scion during Happy Hour. Our appetizers were great - Bao and Sliders. Our waiter was outstanding and we really appreciated his recommendation of Bao which neither of us had before. We had an enjoyable time and will definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Service and food was wxcellent. Background music was inappropriate for the children there.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food here is consistently fine. There are a lot of choices on the menu which is always great for a diverse group of friends who have very different preferences and eating requirements. However the hostess was one of the rudest people I have ever met. It's amazing how one incredibly nasty person can ruin the entire experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Had the pork chop and it was prepared with herbs on a bed of apple sauce and was outstanding! My daughter had the spice chicken and ate the entire meal - something she rarely does. Their starters are really good - with our favorite being the sweet potato nachos. Good wine and beer list with lots of craft choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

My wife and I came here for burgers (Tuesday burger night) and it was delicious. As a red-blooded Italian man, I take my burgers VERY seriously - and this did not disappoint. The burger was cooked exactly how we like it (medium rare) and the quality of beef was great. The sides were delicious too! I had the regular fries, and my wife had the sweet potato fries. Both were great. I was concerned my caveman tendencies would take over and I would eat both of our dishes, but I showed some restraint - and actually was pleasantly full after the meal.

I earned major points with my wife too. She was thrilled.

My dark beer - the great divide - was outstanding too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

I really enjoyed my brunch there. This was very similar to the location in Dupont. A short walk from the metro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Had a great meal with a friend. The bbq duck nachos were amazing

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We went there before not long after it opened and had a very good experience. Went back and felt the same way this time. Food is consistently very good, service is excellent and the selection of beers on tap impressive. Prices are reasonable. A nice find that is holding up well.

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