Silver - Cathedral Commons

4.3
725 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.

Thank you for your support during this
challenging time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 725 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipMarkB
Minneapolis
87 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service

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viplilley
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite quiet lunch place and they serve outdoors if you want!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience1

Despite having a vaccine card check mandate, no one in the restaurant asked to see our cards and IDs. Also the place was FREEZING! We asked to have the heat turned on, but it never was. Wait staff and hostess were all wearing winter coats. The food was great (little over priced) but I do not recommend eating here based on the environment and failure to comply with local health regulations.

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Langacre
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I keep going back to Silver. Sometimes the food is better, sometimes it’s worse. The service is as good as you will get most places, especially during the pandemic with such a shortage of restaurant staff.

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JustBe
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Emma was absolutely outstanding in every measurable way. She was attentive, kind, patient fun and most of all professional and highly attentive in a non interruptive way.

We were the only table that wanted to sit outside (cold rainy day but their space heater and completely tented situation is on point!) and she made us feel like rockstars the entire time.

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vipgwynniest
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

great food and they are taking safety super seriously. a little slow to be served but i think like many others they are short staffed.

MB
vipMarkB
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Our waitress got distracted quick when she spilt water and was embarrassed. Was looking for coffee. Very slow

SB
SusanB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Silver has terrific heat lamps, which we really appreciated.

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vipLeeb
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Silver. I have celiac disease and they have a lot of gluten free options! Delicious

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vipFernandoM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We were four guests who ordered four dishes. But only three dishes came to the table. One order did not go through even though the waiter repeated the names of the four dishes before he left our table to place the orders. So three of us had to wait until the fourth dish came, which took about 15 minutes. Our food got cold out in the outdoor front patio. This mishap by the restaurant lowered our enjoyment of the birthday we were trying to celebrate.

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vipJanet
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful meal outdoors on morning after Christmas.

JS
JoannaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had booked an outside table, but when we arrived we discovered outside spots are first come first served; not the impression given when booking on Open Table.

Diners need to know this!

JL
vipJenniferL
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were outside under one of the heaters, which makes gathering still a possibility. Our server could NOT have been better or more kind. She was lovely about keeping our coffee topped up and letting us linger at the table to do our gift exchange. And the food was delicious and good value, too.

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vipDeborahD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a holiday brunch with a friend at Silver and it was such a lovely experience. We had a nice, socially-distanced booth and the restaurant is also giving outdoor heated and well-ventilated options. The food was outstanding. The homemade ricotta with honey and toasted ciabatta was out of this world. A great recommendation from our lovely and attentive server, Alejandra. The banana oatmeal brûlée was delicious; so comforting and the perfect consistency. The French toast was greatly enjoyed by the other two people with me. Fantastic meal! Our server Alejandra deserves 7 stars! THANK YOU!

JC
vipJustChasetheMoo
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great. Food was delicious. Great neighborhood spot.

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vipCopeland
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reliable, as always. Greatly appreciate the patio dining option, even in colder weather.

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DCResident
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was perfect for a reunion of colleagues who hadn't seen each other in person for more than 2 years due to COVID. Noise level was good for being able to have a conversation where we could easily hear each other. Seating allowed us to have a good social distance from other diners. Service was excellent -- prompt and friendly. Menu offers a nice variety of options for lunch. Very reasonable prices.

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Susie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent, diverse menu with good vegetarian options. Food is fresh and tasty, and service was very good. Indoor booths are great for talking, and there was plenty of social distance inside. Recommended.

JC
vipJustChasetheMoo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The food is always very good.

RB
ReneeB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

While the food was okay, we waited over 20 minutes for tea and coffee. There were a number of egregious mistakes in delivery, potatoes instead of brussel sprouts, chamomile instead of black tea (because they were out of black tea). It was a rough go to get decent food. Too bad.

MB
vipMarkB
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Took 10 minutes for some to visit our table. Then I ordered a coffee refill took 10 minutes. Waitress said they we’re making coffee. Two people next to us got refills. She had no personality

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JenniferE
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The waitress ignored me. The floor manager took my order. I had to beg someone to pay the bill. The food was like Silver Diner but not as fresh. Don’t ask me about dessert I couldn’t find someone to take my order.

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RichardP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Silver was the perfect place to grab brunch after a concert at the National Cathedral, which is only a ten-minute walk away. We had grits & cheese, smoked salmon on a waffle, and a veggie omelet. All were delicious and were washed down with yummy mimosas. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Great time but for the 2ne time I was in impressed by the service. Either they are rushing your party out or not paying you any attention at all

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Winmah
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We loved it, great atmosphere. Would go again . Lovely cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gaby was wonderful- highly recommend Silver

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our waitress Brooke was A+, knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing.
The shrimp and grits was excellent, her. I had the salmon sliders with wasabi which were great. We shared and excellent green salad, she a martini, me red wine and the price was right.

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RobetH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

I go to this restaurant pretty frequently and overall it’s very good the menu has not changed in over two years I simply ordered tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich and it was absolutely a disaster though the manager did comp the check gives me second thoughts about going back I know we’re in trying times so I will go back again

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vipschenniesq
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

To start, the hostess denied a had a reservation. Open Table certainly confirmed that I had one.

She was ungracious in seating us outside, claiming there was no propane, in response to which I told her I saw that already and didn't care.

The service was less than ideal. I had to request a box for my left-overs at least four times before it was finally provided.

I'm saddened by this experience. To date, as a client of both this location and the one in Bethesda, it was unusual and unexpected. I hope some improvements can be made.

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vipChilanga
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food at Silver is always consistently good. Two orders of meatloaf, two bison burgers, shrimp and grits, and their new branzino were all excellent. Our server, Emma (?), was awesome...handled our rather energetic crowd with professionalism and humor.

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vipChris
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lukewarm coffee served.

“We’re out of real maple syrup.” (Sunday morning brunch with a grocery store across the street).

Really tough bacon, hard to chew.

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Susie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Wonderfully diverse menu, and nice attentive service. But 2 of 3 items I ordered didn’t come as requested. I think my serve, who was well intentioned must have been new.

JM
vipJMSIG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The food was pretty mediocre. I was surprised because this place always seems bustling. The service was lovely.

MB
vipMarkB
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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StevenS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Silver at Cathedral Commons is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is very good, the milk shakes are great, reservations are easy to make. Some servers are wonderful, others need some training about being more friendly/welcoming. Hosts are excellent and kind. Definitely worth going there or even taking out. Their take out system is excellent.

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RobetH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is all farm to table a bit spend he for what you get but the quality is good and the staff is excellent they gave Tree Service and hospitality from the heart

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Drrap01
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went to Silver Commons for Thanksgiving breakfast. The service was great and the food came out quickly. Everything was great except the pancakes. I’m not sure if they changed the ingredients but they were bland and dry. It’s a great go-to place for quick food and good service.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to visit when you’re looking for something on the nicer side without spending a ton of money.

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vipDuff
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The best thing about Silver Dîner is late night dining and a diversified menu. The food is well prepared. Service is mediocre. The restaurant also has a high powered filtration system.

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vipAnonemouse
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Rally appreciate Silver's focus on local sourcing and flavorful dishes.

FAQs

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

Silver - Cathedral Commons is rated 4.3 stars by 725 OpenTable diners.

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.