About us

J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse is Silver Spring’s latest popular restaurant, bar, and dining destination food critics and local diners are raving about. The latest neighborhood restaurant from chef and restaurateur Jerry Hollinger features chophouse classics, a raw bar, fresh seafood, Chesapeake Bay oysters, and hyper-seasonal local produce. One of the best bars in downtown Silver Spring, J. Hollinger’s has the best craft cocktails, top happy hour, and an outstanding beer and wine selection. Just as a “waterman” is a skilled boatman with a wealth of knowledge and experience, the J. Hollinger’s team carries with them decades of expertise and a standard of culinary excellence that led to this ambitious restaurant, bar, and venue for private and semi-private events. Founder Jerry Hollinger takes pride in hand-selecting the finest produce available for all three of his restaurants, traveling each week to historic farms in Maryland and Pennsylvania to bring back seasonal fresh produce for his restaurants, J. Hollinger’s and The Daily Dish in Silver Spring and The Dish & Dram in Kensington, Maryland. Our singular goal is to procure the very best ingredients and prepare them in a way that enhances their incredible flavors for all of our top rated Montgomery County restaurants and bustling bars.

The focus on using only the best ingredients for the Silver Spring elevated dining restaurant 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.

In addition to the bold, fresh flavors that can be found on the menu, diners enjoy an inviting ambience in the modern-rustic dining room and horseshoe shaped bar. Whether you’re looking for an intimate evening out ensconced in one of the private booths, a celebratory dinner, or festive brunch with family and friends, or one of the best happy hours in Silver Spring and Montgomery County, J. Hollinger’s has a table or a bar stool waiting for you.

J. Hollinger’s is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring,within walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro Station (0.2 mi.), The Fillmore Silver Spring (500 ft.) and AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (200 ft.). Free parking is available.

The Daily Dish is a play of words that reflects the passion of its owner, Jerry Hollinger, who believe in serving comfort food with a twist — food that is seasonally inspired, locally sourced and farm fresh.

The Daily Dish is the winner of the RAMMY Award for Favorite Gathering Place and Everyday Casual Brunch, and a Finalist for Casual Restaurant of the Year. Bethesda Magazine calls them The Restaurant Dream Team.

Jerry, the executive chef and owner of The Daily Dish and The Dish & Dram., was born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and has a Mennonite background. His parents owned Hollinger Market, a grocery store that focused on locally sourced and natural foods long before the concept really existed.

He grew up with a love of cooking and after working as a private chef and then a line cook and sous chef for Jean Michel in Bethesda, he started his first business, a boutique catering company. He enjoys making wholesome food that is reminiscent of family dinners surrounded by his parents and six brothers and sisters.
In 2016, Jerry opened The Dish & Dram in Kensington, MD. The Dish & Dram reflects their love of food, drink and travel and reminds them of their favorite places to eat around the world.

Jerry has now brought his passion for food to Downtown Silver Spring. J Hollingers will combine his passion for sourcing the best local products with a high-end dinner experience that everyone can enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner table!