Silver

4.4
1573 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.


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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 1573 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipEllen
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

I eat here often but yesterday's unacceptable service will keep me away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stayed with friends long after out meal was over and never felt rushed

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viplilley
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch outside in the middle of Winter was fabulous!! A heater on each side of our table and delicious food made it memorable. Super nice wait staff and efficient too!

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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vipEllen
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We dine here twice a month but yesterday's lunch fell short to our usual experiences.

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Nancy3s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely post Christmas brunch. The food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great experience. Very nice waiter and waitress. Will be back!

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Cara
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went with an out of town guest (family) for Christmas Eve dinner a couple nights ago. The service was top notch, the food above par from what we expected and the ambiance was also better than we’d anticipated (as it was less busy than we thought it would be- likely people were forced to change plans bc of travel
circumstances or comfort level due to pandemic/new variant).
We went for dinner at Silver the first year it opened (2017? 2018?) and thought it was really good then. This was our 2nd time going for prime time dining there and food/service/ambiance all top grade. Thank you for a wonderful holiday dining experience in Bethesda!

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vipflobowcavs
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Solid diner food; good portions. Would recommend!

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MikeM
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual Silver did not disappoint. The food is very good. The wine list is reasonably priced with a small number of well curated selections. The staff is pleasant, helpful and available as to new them.

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vipDennisG
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. Service was slow and not all that attentive. Overall though, I’d recommend.

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vipandoc
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good . And as it was lunch on a Monday it was quiet

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

A birthday party group of about 10 9-10-year old girls made so much noise - literally screaming and shrieking for over an hour nonstop - that my friends and I could not hear each other speak, and I left with a splitting headache. One set of parents sat nearby calmly eating their own dinners and made almost no effort to encourage the girls to use “indoor voices.” I will never go back to this place, even when it’s not crowded. We only went there because they have made a good effort to filter the air to minimize Covid transmission.

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vipMaryJ
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place for brunch.

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vipCatman
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Ordered drinks that took more than 15 minutes to arrive
Newbie waiter was courteous
Bison meatloaf was excellent
Chicken piccata was tough
Salmon overdone
Salad fine.

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vipWinifred
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

service is always terrific -you have a great team. I'm not wild about your menu...selections are mostly just too complicated. But the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly - we'll keep coming back. You might want to add some simpler appetizers and mains...

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vipGroucho1
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

An off-day for Silver. Husband ordered plain hamburger -- came loaded with orange mayonnaise spread. Coffee tasted very wrong-undrinkable. Plates didn't appear really clean. Waitress got order wrong twice. Not up to usual standards.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The service was extremely slow and my burger was not cooked as requested. Not up to it’s usual level.

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Foodie12
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very good dinner at Silver on Friday Dec. 3rd. We sat outside under the heaters. The food came out was hot and good and the service was very good also.

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MaryB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food at a good value. Eat there a lot. Nice sit down area; like your outdoor area too.

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vipMiaJosie
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

You should provide steak knives with the avocado toast. We had trouble cutting our portions -- then had to wait to flag down a waiter to bring us steak knives.

The avocado toast was delicious.

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CarolynJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The miso glazed salmon bowl was very, very good. The service was pretty non-existent. The restaurant was freezing cold. My entire family ate in their coats and no one ever asked us why.

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AlbertoT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

My reservation was not honored. The menu was very limited. Portions were very small. Noise level too high. I requested my hamburger to be well done and it was raw.

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DavidB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful sitting outside on the sidewalk in downtown Bethesda.

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vipMaryJ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were very good.

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vipSandy
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I love their food. And their pistachio mousse dessert is currently my very favorite.

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kbviking
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were there for my husbands's birthday and dined on the outdoor patio. Each table had a domed heater and we were quite comfortable despite temps in the low 40s'. It took a few minutes before we were approached by a waiter, but once that happened the service and food were outstanding! My steak with peppercorn sauce was done to perfection and was one of the best I've had since we lived in France. The patio atmosphere was a bit picnicky, and next to a quiet road, but we were happy to be able to sit outside in November. Eeryone who came out to check on us was extremely helpful and kind. Lovely waiter and bus people, as well as the manager who came out to say hello. We will definitely return! The food was nicely presented and very good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was well prepared and flavorful. Service was spotty. Tables were so close that we had some trouble holding our own conversation due to interference from the neighboring tables. Will definitely return for the cooking and select a less busy time to enhance the experience.

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TomF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The beer was good and the ice water was cold. Otherwise, the burger and the short ribs were mediocre at best. First and last visit.

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vipMsParticular
Chicago
172 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and even though it was very chilly we were comfortable because the heaters were on and there was an awning.
The waiter was excellent and fast!
The new branzino dinner was fantastic as was the vegan roasted tomato bowl.
Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good. An informal place to share friends. Good food not expensive.

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vipBarbaraN
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Silver is always very good. This was our first time for brunch, and we enjoyed it. Our server was very busy, and she provided excellent service in spite of the many demands on her.

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vipMarsh
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We have always enjoyed our meals at Silver and the good service. We highly recommend it.

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vipJeff
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We eat at Silver in Bethesda family frequently and very much like the food. However, we have noticed that the staff doesn't seem to be particularly well trained. For example, food is often delivered to the table without any accompanying silverware that you then have to wait for in order to eat your food. Also, on occasion, the bar seems incredibly slow to fill drink orders.

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vipflobowcavs
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Solid diner food; dependable. Hardly gourmet but that's ok. Good service, Very reliable.

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vipJane
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Breakfast was fine, though underwhelming. It’s a place with what I call an ego menu. Too many choices, odd categories, I guess they mean to draw pescatarians and vegans and anti Glutenites. Good for them. Just not for me.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food and great outdoor seating with heaters.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the wings!!! Amazing. We enjoyed the tuna poke bowl, the french toast (for dinner - yum!), and two rib dishes. We had a great meal and a great time.

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vipschmelke
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We took an outside table and they had heaters to keep people warm if they wanted, which was great. They are clearly short on servers but our server did a great job despite the number of tables he was covering. Understandably, it was difficult to get coffee refilled but he did the best he could and we certainly didn't feel rushed!!! Food was fine and served pretty promptly. We will continue to support Silver because it has made such a great effort during the pandemic to serve its customers safely.

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vipsommerdeb
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

All I can say is that Silver continues its tradition as being very reliable. Reliable in that it is mediocre. Never bad, never good. Looking for a reliable lunch spot with easy parking and reservations, this works.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Silver using the Order Online button. Silver also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Silver also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 652-9780.

Silver is rated 4.4 stars by 1573 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.

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