Silver

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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We don’t take our food lightly. We believe in serving the highest quality, freshest ingredients and being transparent about where it is from. We also believe in supporting our community through partnerships with local farms and food purveyors.

We believe that giving people a choice for how to live is the right balance and what you crave. Open early until late, we showcase distinctive flavors for breakfast through late night including happy hour.
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V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great location! For a casual diner type place, the menu is quite gourmet and food is good. Healthy options.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! The food was excellent, as always, but that was hands down the best waitress I’ve ever had. She gave great wine and food recommendations and is a real asset to the restaurant.

G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Silver has good food and good service. We're glad to have it in the neighborhood .

BF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service is incredibly slow. Restaurant is very noisy, but I guess that is good if you have children. Eggs were rubbery and so inedible. Maybe it is different in the evening.

RS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

SF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish! We lived it and will go back when we’re in the area!

GR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around
I will return. Waitress was knowledgeable of drinks and food.

E
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It was the tenth time I ordered avocado toast but the first time at night. There must have been an issue with the chef because the toast was soggy and the avocado was spread extremely thin. I was extremely disappointed. It, also, should be noted that a patron at the next table sent his order back to the kitchen.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second visit for lunch — good, diverse menu and service

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Service was very good. I’ll go back again. I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food isn’t great but family friendly.

v
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in town for business and had not been to Silver. I tend to find a place I like go there every time. This time, my husband was with me and wanted a burger, so we searched and settled on Silver. The food was excellent- he had a burger and I had a pretty amazing salad with tuna. We shared some apple beignets for dessert that were out of this world. Our server, Matthew, was excellent. He was attentive (but not too much!), made good recommendations, and offered my husband a taste of a beer so he could make a good choice.

I think I found my new go to place when I’m in Bethesda for work!

z
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service and lunchtime lack of clientele was underwhelming but the food was solid and inventive and well priced fir ample servings.

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to bring out of town family. The new menu is amazingly delicious! I don’t eat meat and went for the pasta with the incredible (vegan) Italian sausage. Probably the best vegan dish I’ve had in a restaurant!! I let my meat-loving parent try and they were blown away. My mom kept doubting that it was vegan — in fact, she said next time she’s in town she plans to get that dish! Silver continues to impress!!

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 5:30 PM so it was on rushed. I’m trying to keep to my vegetarian diet which I was able to do and my wife enjoyed a delicious crab cake which she shared with me. Great location

HH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Very attentive service and delicious food.

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Third of forth time @ Silver. It was a slow night and service was bad. The waiter was nice but seemed totally out to lunch. Took 4-ever. Also, the meatloaf portion was ridiculously small.

D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Eat here weekly! First time our server got my order wrong. When I pointed out what was incorrect he said I did t communicate to him properly. He didn’t apologize, he didn’t offer to make it correctly and he certainly didn’t remove it from my check.
I’ll keeo going back but hope to never have that waiter again

MM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a beautiful day. Our server was outstanding - knowledgable about the menu, warm and efficient. She left us to talk without interruption.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Really poor service and didn't capture my Open Table attendance to boot. I think this Silver Diner chain is going down hill. Would have preferred a Founding Farmers restaurant instead.

OT
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There is a wide variety of food and the six of us each had a different plate. We all loved our food; our waiters were attentive and helpful. We finished with Boozy shakes. All good!

s
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was spotty. Nice waiter but mediocre service. Took close to 10 minutes for someone to take our order. I ordered coffee and friend ordered cappuccino. Only cappuccino arrived. Had to ask for coffee AFTER food was served (because we never saw the waiter again). On the bright side, we did not feel rushed at all, which we appreciated. Great location, decent breakfast menu, needs improvement in service.

MV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We were seated but no one came to take a drink order for 10 minutes (we had to go to the desk to ask for someone to come take our order).
My son ordered his steak medium rare but it was not pink at all. It was more like well done.
Nothing about this place or the food made me want to ever return.

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The waiter asked numerous times if we were done while we were clearly still eating. He then vanished at dessert time.

F
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have had many very nice meals here. I was looking forward to returning after having been away for the summer. What a disappointment! The menu changed, and none of my favorite dishes were on it. The service was strange. I think we’ve had this waiter before. Our order was correct and timely, but he seemed to lack basic training. He leaned both hands on the table, stuck his thumb too far into the bowl while serving the food, asked if I was ready to order while I was still very clearly reading the menu. The restaurant is still too loud, even though there weren’t very many people in it.

M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and we truly enjoyed it. The food was great, affordable and the serving size appropriate. It was a beautiful cool summer evening so we ate outside and enjoyed people watching as well. We will definitely be back.

ES
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We came out for brunch with my son and his girlfriend and our food was totally messed up. They gave our food to another table and then had to recook all of it. We waited over 30+ minutes after we ordered to get our breakfast. We saw that they allowed the other table to keep our food. I get it, honest mistakes happen but when it does happen; make it a priority to fix. Additionally, it wasn’t until we had paid our FULL CHECK that the manager came by to say sorry. Gave us a coupon for an appetizer if we decide to come back. Well think about it but definitely not on our top places to go right now!!!

n
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent menu, fresh good acoustics, able to have comfortable conversation.

GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly service, reasonable prices. I go to Silver often.

EZ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was really good food as always, only downside was the air conditioning was broken and it was a little warm for comfort. But that is a fixable issue.

FT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food for brunch. Eggs wonderful; side dishes cooked perfectly. Best potatoes I've ever had.

On the less than great side: The server did not come to check on our food or refill coffee and water. We had to call on a manager to get attention (and did get it). One of our companions has hearing problems, and this restaurant has no quiet corners. We asked for a quiet table or location and learned there isn't any.

b
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Omelette dry with liquid tomatoes on top making it disgusting. Couldn’t taste anything but the stupid liquid

LR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious meal at a convenient location! Highly recommend always the brussel sprouts & grain bowls. Our server was a little slow/spacy but I think she might have been new and was still getting the hang of things. Whatever may have been lacking there was more than made up for by the food!

HH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant week menu at lunch time was a great deal!

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Well it is pricey for the food
Food is ok nothing special

j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scallops dinner plate was delicious, if I was local I would definitely return for more!

a
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great value especially for brunch but very loud.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Silver's menu includes many interesting vegetable options -- like a delicious roasted cauliflower steak. It's so good to have more choices for those of us who are not vegetarian but who want more than the stale vegetable sides at the typical restaurant.

WJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. The gluten free options are delicious.

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

The food was great but service was slow. Our server was also working the bar so was inattentive. It was a busy Friday night so not the best arrangement.

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