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“Appetizing Twists on American Standards”
Review of Salt & Pepper

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Salt & Pepper
Ranked #945 of 3,261 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Appetizing Twists on American Standards”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

A lot of the appeal to this place is that we went when the restaurant was relatively empty. A table outside with a dog, a quiet pair of friends and a few people at the bar gave the place a sleepy quality that made us able to better enjoy the meal and conversation.

Both times we have eaten here we have found the menu to be interesting with basic american dishes served with well-performed twists. The quail-egg burger was tasty and we enjoyed the berry slathered pancakes, buttermilk battered calamari and pizzas. Expect to pay more for these dishes as an actual chef has to come up with them, but it is usually a meal within $50 for two, including tip.

The restaurant sits by the roadside, though above the road by a good five to ten feet. There are views at the windows or other tables further away from the bar toward the back. Outside dining is also nice in the summer as MacArthur Blvd isn't particularly busy what with the neighborhood busy at home counting their money.

A good time to go is at the close of brunch on the weekend as the crowds have gone on to whatever else they can manage in their tipsy state, or early dinners. The ambiance of little lights on finished wood is nice. One could also visit for a drink and be comfortable as the bar is a central focus and attentively tended, even during off hours. Driving or the bus is a must and we suggest you bring change for the meters directly in front of the restaurant, or drop your party off and then park on a side street. Watch for DC's notoriously specific sign times or else plan to add more dollar signs to your meal cost.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
“Neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

It is a neighborhood restaurant that is located among others that offer different types of cosines. It is simple and might fit well for those with less expectations from a restaurant. I had not a very good experience. The beer I choose was not very taste, and the frites were too greasy. The price I found high when compare to other options you have at walking distance, but it is still an option, and I may give it another try, have in consideration it very good location!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank darwinsail
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, wonderful service”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

We found this place on tripadvisor and couldn't be happier!!! The AC was out but it didn't make a difference. The food was beyond fantastic and the service was 5 star!!!
We had the hummus, rigatoni bolognese and the shrimp & grits with a few ice cold draft beers.
We even stayed after our meal for an extra cold one.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cari E
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Getting better all the time”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

This has become one of our regular go-to restaurants. The food is always good. And while the service can be inconsistent, they are almost always friendly. Most important, it's exactly the kind of neighborhood restaurant that everyone claims they want. Each time we've gone recently, the specials have been interesting, fresh, and tasty. Highly recommend Monday nights when wine is half-price.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank willris
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Washington, DC
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Multiple Tries - Never a Good Meal”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The only thing I can say is that we have never gotten a good meal here. Not a bad spot to stop for drinks. Just order something simple since depending on the bartender the drink may be may be made incorrectly.

  • Visited February 2013
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