The area’s restaurant scene continues to attract local and national attention and accolades for its quality and diversity.
Restaurateur Jerry Hollinger (The Daily Dish and the Dish & Dram) delivered downtown Silver Spring an Art Deco-styled American chophouse and raw bar celebrating local farmers, watermen, and purveyors. A black truffle vinaigrette-dressed beet salad or shrimp-and-pork belly toast adorned with homemade kimchi are good ways to start, followed by Rohan duck confit, homemade spinach ricotta ravioli, halibut filet atop summer succotash, and luxe lineup of steaks like A6 wagyu strip loin. Augment dishes with underwater add-ons like butter-poached crab, lobster, jumbo shrimp, and fried oysters. The Sinatra-like space near the Fillmore also has a robust bar program starring New York Sours and fig-sage rye cocktails. Opt for a la carte or a summer tasting menu starting at $32 for two courses.
Owned by Jerry Hollinger of The Hollinger Group (The Daily Dish, The Dish and Dram), J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse opened in May of last year in the former home of The Classics at 8606 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema praised J. Hollinger’s in his 2022 review, noting that the restaurant “serves up accessible luxury”.
Photo: J. Hollinger’s / Instagram