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7150 Woodmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

430900 l

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Our Concept

Silver is an American classic with a distinctive new shine. We took a fresh, chef-driven approach to familiar favorites and healthier choices, and updated them for today’s palate. We partnered with more than a dozen local farms and purveyors to deliver you the freshness and flavors from our community. 

We’re open early until late, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night paired with hand-crafted cocktails and local brews. From meatloaf with organic bison, to freshly chopped salads with quinoa, to house made sodas using sugar cane, we offer the choices for how you live and a healthy dose of what you crave. 

More than 15 local farms. One unique dining experience.


Ype Von Hengst 
SDDI Executive Chef, COO

Von Hengst has always had a passion for food. Born in the Netherlands, Von Hengst discovered his passion while cooking for his family at the age of seven. His time spent in the garden and in the kitchen has led to a lifelong career of cooking. After high school he pursued a chef apprenticeship in Germany and then completed his studies at the Hotel Restaurant School in Holland.

Prior to co-founding Silver Diner, Ype served as executive chef for the Washington, D.C. Metro Area American Cafes. Ype also worked as a partner and general manager for Dominique’s on Pennsylvania Avenue, Stouffer’s Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Radisson Hotels. He served as executive chef and corporate chef for Restaurant Associates at Rockefeller Center in New York City, where he oversaw a dozen premier New York restaurants and is credited with the development of the restaurant’s highly successful original menu.

All the recipes and menus at Silver are created by Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst. With over 40 years of culinary experience in Europe and the United States, Chef Ype is known for creating flavorful, yet simple dishes using the freshest ingredients available.

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7150 Woodmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814