Good News About The Good Silver – Opening “Very Soon” in Columbia Heights – A Sneak Peek

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3410 11th Street, NW between Park and Monroe

KBC’s replacement, from the owners of Ivy & Coney, The Good Silver is nearly here!! Have a sneak peek inside and get ready to go “very soon”:

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“While we still believe hotdogs are a primary food group, The Good Silver will focus on simple seasonal ingredients, pickled veggies, cured meats and a certain banquet beer combo. Think local heirloom tomatoes in August, or strawberries in June, but when Winter arrives a BLT featuring tomato jam or rum punch spiked with a best-of-the-season strawberry shrub will be on the menu. We will also be adding some cutting-edge technology such as credit card machines, bar spoons, and level floors. What a time to be alive!

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The Good Silver is all about getting the best out of life without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Remember when you were a kid, and mom would break out the “good” plates, or grandma would take the plastic off the sofa and let you sit on the “good” part? It pays homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more. Don’t expect the finest forks or vintage China, but instead, a focus on customer service and quality ingredients for both drink and food. No need to dress up here; we welcome anyone who’d like to have a Manhattan in their footie-jammies.

The Good Silver was designed by The Knights Who Say Ni architecture firm and features a large reclaimed oak bar, wallpaper, and two shrubberies (one slightly higher than the other, with a little path between, and not too expensive). The space will feature 18 bar seats, a few tables, and a 16 person patio.”

Couple more shots after the jump.

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13 Comment

  • any hints at what the menu might be like?

    • Hints at the menu? Opening line:
      “…we still believe hotdogs are a primary food group, The Good Silver will focus on simple seasonal ingredients, pickled veggies, cured meats and a certain banquet beer combo. Think local heirloom tomatoes in August, or strawberries in June, but when Winter arrives a BLT featuring tomato jam or rum punch spiked with a best-of-the-season strawberry shrub will be on the menu”

  • Mug of Glop

    This looks good, but I’ll always miss KBC and that sweet, sweet barbecue…

  • I walked by some nights ago and witnessed a private event going on inside. Looked cozy.
    RIP KBC though…

  • I’m digging the color scheme on the outside. Looks like maybe more room/tables on the inside too. Now if only a solid menu!

  • Getting rid of that old wall that separated the dining and bar area, and placing the bartender’s area at the center of a shoe horn-shaped bar makes that place look much bigger. I like it. Give me one order of pickled carrots with a side of strawberry jam, please

  • It won’t be any more successful than KBC if they don’t bring in bartenders who are pleasant and actually like people. It’s a local pub so they need some people behind the bar with conversational skills.

    • saf

      Clearly you have not had the same bartenders I have met.

      • I guess not, but neither has the rest of the neighborhood that stopped going there for that specific reason. Plenty of other options on the street where you can be treated with respect. I loved the concept of KBC and the drinks and food were good, but no point in going to an unfriendly atmosphere to relax. And I sincerely hope the owners seriously and proactively address this so their second time around will be a roaring success. Wish them the best.

        • +1. I wanted to make this my go-to spot as a U of M grad, but the majority of the bartenders I encountered were chilly at best. Hopefully the new opening will fix this. The old menu was great.

  • This place certainly looks good but I continue to mourn KBC’s fuck-it bucket!!

  • Now this is a press release I can get behind!