Tired of tackling the frozen holiday leftovers? Give yourself a respite from the turkey, ham and roast beef of yesteryear with a visit to the following Maryland restaurants, which will serve sumptuous fare to the holiday weary.
AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa) and C (Choice). "Free parking" indicates the establishment has a parking lot; otherwise, expect street and commercial parking. "Full bar" indicates the restaurant has a license to sell beer, wine and spirits. "Reservations" indicates that they are required. "Children" indicates that a special reduced price menu is available for children under 12.
China Harbor Restaurant, 865 Rockville Pike (in the Wintergreen Plaza), Rockville. Tel.: 340-8778. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Cards: AE, MC, V, C. Free parking. Full bar. Reservations recommended, especially for groups of four or more. Price range: Lunch entrees $3.95 to $5.95, dinner entrees $5.95 to $12.95. Carryout service. No charge for an extra place setting for child. Specialties: $6.95 special for whole duck, $8.95/lb. lobster special, rainbow trout, a four-pound buffalo fish, spicy shrimp in black bean sauce, rabbit meat in spicy or brown sauce, as well as beef, pork and chicken dishes.
Clayton's Texas Steak House, 7706 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Tel.: 986-1007. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Cards: AE, DC, MC, V, C. Parking free after 5 p.m. in the public parking lot, and free all day on weekends. Full bar. No reservations, except for parties of eight or more. Price range: Lunch entrees $3 to $5.50, dinner entrees $4.05 to $9.95. All adult entree prices include a house salad, baked potato, bread and butter. Children's menu is $2.25 per entree and includes either a hamburger or chicken breast. Specialties: USDA Choice beef cuts, 10 oz. filet mignon, fish in season and chicken breast sauteed in lemon butter.
The Comus Inn, Rte. 270 at exit 109 (at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain). Tel.: 428-8593. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday (dinner service begins at 5 p.m.), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch, noon to 9 p.m. for dinner on Sunday. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V, C. Free parking. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Price range: Lunch entrees $4 to $14, dinner entrees $7 to $18. Children's menu entrees average $7 per person. Sunday brunch prices are $9.95 per adult, $6.95 per child or senior citizen. Specialties are crab imperial, Virginia ham, roast tenderloin of pork with Madeira sauce, prime rib.
Kaori Hana, 7944 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Tel.: 951-8771. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. only Sunday. Cards: AE, DC, MC, V. Free parking after 6 p.m. only in a public parking lot at the rear of the restaurant; otherwise expect street and commercial parking. Beer and wine only. Reservations suggested, especially weekends. Price range: Lunch entrees $4.75 to $9, dinner entrees $4 to $21. The restaurant also offers set price family platters, which are full meals for two at $34, for three at $49.50 and for four at $64. Specialties: beef teriyaki, sushi, yakitori (chicken on skewers), tempura.
Victoria Station, 15710 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg. Tel.: 948-5775. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. Saturday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Beverages and light fare are served later hours. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Free parking. Full bar. Reservations suggested, especially for parties of six or more. Price range: Lunch entrees $3.69 to $12, dinner entrees $6.99 to $16.99. Most dinner entree prices include helpings from the large salad bar. Children's menu entrees range from $3.95 to $7.95 and include cheeseburgers, chicken sticks, beef-rib barbecue and roast prime rib. Specialties: prime rib, New York strip steak, lemon sole,, salmon, monkfish and a 48-item salad bar.