After 30 years of success with American Café and Silver Diner, chef Von Hengst co-founded Silver in Bethesda and Cathedral Heights. “With Silver we wanted to create a restaurant that provided an ‘elevated’ casual dining experience,” says Von Hengst.
Silver offers contemporary versions of American favorites combined with healthier options and a creative bar program. Von Hengst will be opening a new location this summer, Silver Social, in D.C. next to Nationals Ball Park.
He’s received many accolades for his highly creative, healthier menu using locally sourced ingredients. At Silver Diner, he revolutionized the diner industry by providing healthy alternatives and won numerous awards for his innovative healthy kid’s menus. An avid competitor, he won a national TV cooking show, donating the $10,000 prize to Doctors Without Borders.