The quality and diversity of the area’s restaurant scene continue to earn attention and accolades from local and national food media.
Downtown Silver Spring newcomer J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse is listed among Eater D.C.’s top picks for newly-opened restaurants in its article “The 15 Hottest New Restaurants Around D.C.” for July:
In May, restaurateur Jerry Hollinger (The Daily Dish and The Dish & Dram) brought downtown Silver Spring a classic American chophouse with a few modern twists. For instance, kimchi accents a chilled seafood platter at the raw bar, while local quail egg yolk-topped wagyu beef tartare comes with homemade chicharrones. There’s also a robust cocktail program, pastas like linguine and clams, and a lengthy section devoted to steak with add-ons like butter-poached crab or jumbo shrimp and sauces like chimichurri or creamy horseradish.
Owned by Jerry Hollinger of The Hollinger Group (The Daily Dish, The Dish and Dram), J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse opened on May 10 in the former home of The Classics at 8606 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. John Manolatos, Cashion’s Eat Place alum and brother of general manager George Manolatos, has taken over as executive chef after the departure of Michelin-starred chef Mike Ellis.
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema recently praised J. Hollinger’s, noting that the restaurant “serves up accessible luxury”.
The restaurant launched its Happy Hour menu last week, offering $8 glasses of wine and $6 beers, along with light bites including Tuna Ceviche, Lobster Roll, and Disco Fries, as well as raw bar selections.
Photo: J. Hollinger’s / Facebook (h/t @justupthepike)