J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse is finally ready to make its debut in downtown Silver Spring.
Last evening, a representative confirmed to the Source that the restaurant will open on Tuesday, May 10. We reported nearly two weeks ago that the pandemic-delayed construction had entered the fit-and-finish stage and appeared to be very close to opening in the former home of The Classics at 8606 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring.
J. Hollinger’s, the third restaurant for local restaurateur Jerry Hollinger, will feature a live jazz brunch and prime rib night on Sundays, as well as steaks, seafood, craft cocktails, and a raw bar in a “full-service chophouse” setting. Hollinger also owns and operates The Daily Dish in Silver Spring and The Dish and Dram in Kensington.
The restaurant will be led by Charlie Palmer Steak alum Chef Mike Ellis, who earned a Michelin star as chef de cuisine at Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, California. According to the website, the restaurant’s menu focuses on “using only the best ingredients takes the J. Hollinger’s culinary team everywhere from the Chesapeake Bay for local seafood, cattle farms in Texas for 100% certified black angus beef, all the way to Iceland for sustainable sea salt that is geothermally formed in the fjords. Each item on our menu has been carefully crafted and carries a unique story, with a blend of haute cuisine and playfulness.”
The restaurant’s website and menus have also been revealed. The dinner menu, shown below, features grill items such as Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef, Cowboy Ribeyes, and a 42oz. Porterhouse for Two, as well as Daily Whole Grilled Fish. Dinner entree prices range from $26 for Bucatini and Meatballs and $28 for the Green Circle Chicken “Saltimbocca”, to $120 for the Porterhouse for Two and Market Price for Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef.
J. Hollinger’s is the latest restaurant to open among a growing list of upcoming openings in Silver Spring, including Firepan Korean BBQ, The Breakfast Club, Miss Toya’s Creole House, Kusshi Ko, Bonchon, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Tacosway Mexican Grill, Valenciana Wine Garden, Flip’d by IHOP, Dunkin/Baskin-Robbins, Black Lion Café, Willie T’s Seafood Shack/Be Right Burger, and the Commas food hall at Ellsworth Place.
Images Courtesy of J. Hollinger’s