Silver - Cathedral Commons

4.3
657 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 & 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
  • Waiting staff 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 657 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipSuzy
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Real problem is that you are sitting outdoors on Wisconsin Ave. it’s a very busy section, trucks and buses abound as does noise. We could barely hear ourselves speak. We should have planned for a quieter time of day!
But service was excellent and food quite good.

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KatherineM
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great food, street noise made conversation difficult at times.

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vipAjay
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing at all. In fact, they were truly in no rush to bring us the check! The wifi was spotty, but that isn't always in the restaurant's control.

Next time, I'll have the pancakes.

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vipDukebythePotomac
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Slow service.

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Drrap01
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was crowded and as luck would have it, the Wednesday night bartender ended up being our server! He was really good and had a great attitude! We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and he came out at the end with a lit sparkler and a slice of cake. It was the perfect ending to a great evening.
All of servers wore masks. We sat outside and there was lots of airflow.

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Rick
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Outdoor dining area was covered and clean. A tad noisy at times due to street traffic.

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Taggy88
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Okay, so all restaurants are suffering from lack of staff, both bar and service. We felt that last night. That said, everyone who interacted with us was positive and friendly, they listened to us and did the best they could. My meal, the short ribs, was a mess. Cold and and not at all tasty. My wife’s meal, the catch of the day, was well prepared but a bit bland. When we shared this with the wait and management team they see hugely apologetic and responsive. There were no excuses. Long/short, everyone has a tough night. Only good restaurants figure out how to recover and empower their staff to do so. I’m gonna try another night and hope to be wowed!

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vipsacooperdc
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The service, overall, was not good. There were lots of folks helping out but it still took forever to order and get drinks. Our server was lovely, but it was her first night waiting tables ever. Unfortunately, all the other people did not make things more any more quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars here and ALWAYS enjoy exceptional food, atmosphere, service and ambiance. Thank you Silver!!

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MariahS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have been a long time fan of this location. It has been at least a year since my last visit, FWIW.

The outdoor patio is spacious and nice with comfortable seating. Service is prompt and good. My only complaint is the cost and quality of food prep. We had the vegetarian tagine (I think I could make better at home), salmon and asparagus, hummus app (meh), and 3 beers. Our bill was $85. Ultimately, the quality and price did not align.

I’d go back but probably not as readily as before.

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vipSbeatty12
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The bar was a bit overwhelmed so our drinks took a long time but the food was great and so was the service.

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vipLadyshrink
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came at an odd time for an early dinner and had a quiet, pleasant time. We both ordered off the 600 calorie menu, then augmented by one dessert and left satisfied. The server, with fewer patrons than usual, was attentive.

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vipAnonemouse
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend Silver -- great food, great service -- easy parking underground across the street. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Kitchen took a long time and then gave us our meals and appetizer at the same time. So-so service.

MZ
MarkZ
Key West
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with a really interesting menu. Hope to be back there again soon!

JJ
vipJenniferJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We walked by tons of brunch places on our way to Silver where people we waiting to get in. When we arrived and saw how nice the outdoor and indoor space seemed to be we wondered how we found a gem with no wait and reservations available online. Then, we got the food and found out why.

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vipDEM126
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Last night was an off night for Silver. The service was terrible....the food was mediocre. We usually have a good experience when we dine there...last night was just not good.

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vipflobowcavs
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food was good as usual. However service started off bad and had to request a new server. Overall good!

JC
JustChasetheMoo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was even better than usual, and it is usually very good! The food was delicious as always. It is our favorite neighborhood brunch spot.

JJ
vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

WE enjoy our regular Sunday brunches at Silver.

We have noticed that the "Jersey Barriers" that kept diners sitting in the curb lane relatively safe from moving vehicles have been removed.

The only thing that stands between an out of contol vehicle (bus, truck, or car) and diners is a flimsy metal fence and wood lattice.

I would suggest that Silover contact DC Gov to reestablsih a more secure berrier before something tragic happens.

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DebR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! Will definitely visit again when visiting D.C.!!!

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ANNES
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch yesterday was really great, we all enjoyed our orders, service was perfect

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SuzyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

The chicken piccata was tough, dry and not tasteful. The cauliflower mash and spinach were unappealing and the cinnamon flavor unappealing.

The market catch tacos had very little fish in them and no taste.

The description of meals on your menu had little to do with what was served.

The market fish, fries and coleslaw our brother had looked good, so not everything was bad.

Hope you can improve food as ambiance and service was fine.

JC
JustChasetheMoo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. Great brunch spot!

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AnneParris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The avocado toast with pomegranate is really delicious, as is the tuna tartare.

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vipIBolt
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Just a bad experience all around…bad breakfast, a hair in my Benedict, and both my companion and myself felt sick after eating there…that was my final trip.

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JustChasetheMoo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was excellent. Nice, quiet dining room. Servers were very nice but just a little slow with drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was very slow and it seemed like they just didn’t pay attention to my table at all. Ordered the eggs Benedict and found them decent at best. A bit soggy in general.
Outside patio is quite nice and spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is so delicious! Great service and great pricing. Love everything about this place!

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vipjoycec
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a nice dinner at Silver, the staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. We ate indoors, and the restaurant was quiet which was nice as the 4 of us had much to catch up on. We found our meals a little lacking. The crab cakes were over salted and the fish in the "fish and chips" was sort of sad, in appearance and taste. The filets were very thin, with too much batter in proportion to the fish. I would not suggest ordering fish and chips.
Our reservation was for dinner at 6:45, and we were seated a little before then. Our server told us that they might be out of several items on the menu - which seemed odd at that early time. We were told our table received the last fish and chips available (possibly accounting for the thin filets(?)

JJ
vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another great Sunday Brunch at Silver, Cathedral Commons. The French Toast and the Steak and Eggs were this week's favorites. Service was great and fast. Food was delicious and the atmosphere comfortable.

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DonTuantu
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance. Corner booth was excellent. Good music selection and appropriate volume. Server was efficient … not more … not less. Food was good … not more … not less. Would come back but not necessarily rave about it. Solid choice for most occasions.

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vipFernandoM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great outdoor seating for getting back together with family and friends. The menu is very good too.

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Foodie123
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not sure what was less interesting. The food or the service. Menu looked great but food upon arrival was disappointing . Our server seemed really unhappy but was average. Highlight were the milkshakes.

JC
JohannaC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu has a good variety of indulgent and healthy items; food sometimes comes out w a key item missing (like toast to go with eggs), but the overall quality is good.

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vipAprB
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Neighborhood Gem. My goal is to try a variety of dishes on the menu!!

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vipKarlF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Spoiled salmon and salad

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vipSaraR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, great place to people watch, nice staff--we had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is reliably good, but not outstanding. Outside is a bit noisy with Wisconsin traffic.

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Pipp
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service and convenient parking combined to make an enjoyable afternoon. Will definitely return.

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 657 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.