Enjoy special holiday fare as the winter wind whips 'round this season at the following Maryland establishments.
AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa/Choice). "Free parking" indicates the restaurant has a parking lot; otherwise, expect street or commercial parking. "Full bar" indicates the restaurant is licensed to serve spirits, wine and beer. Specialties and price ranges are noted.
Calvert House Inn, 6211 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale. 864-5220. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Christmas Eve and Day. Open New Year's Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cards: AE, MC, V. Free parking. Full bar. Entree price range: $20 to $30, including appetizer, entree, salad and dessert. Specialties: veal marsala, chicken prosciutto, seafood casserole, 8 oz. New York strip steak, crab imperial, salmon in tarragon sauce.
Deutsches Haus, 8319 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. 868-8260. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner Monday through Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. for dinner Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cards: MC, V. Entree price range: $8.75 to $12.95. Luncheon specials are $5.50 to $5.95. Free parking. Beer only. Specialties: German cuisine, such as jager schnitzel, sauerbraten, rouladen and rumpsteak. One working fireplace in the main dining room.
Griffins Restaurant, 22 Market Space (on the City Dock), Annapolis. 261-1805. Hours: Closed Christmas Day. New Year's Eve seatings at 7 and 9 p.m. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Sunday brunch, 1 p.m. to midnight for Sunday dinner. Cards: AE, DC, MC, V. Street and commercial parking. Full bar. Entree price range: $9.95 to $15.95. Reservations suggested for New Year's Eve. Specialties: veal Griffin, scallops in lobster sauce, fresh salmon and swordfish, live lobster. Also offers a special New Year's Eve menu with filet mignon and lobster tail, prime rib dinner, swordfish with bearnaise sauce, whole lobster dinner, New York strip steak with sauteed onions, mushrooms and green peppers, Lobster Scallops Griffin (rock lobster and scallops over fettuccine with lobster sauce).
The Jockey Club, 7900 Washington Blvd., Jessup (Rtes. 1 and 175). 301-799-2160. Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Christmas Day, 6 a.m. to noon; 1 to 8 p.m. for dinner buffet. New Year's Day, brunch buffet from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner buffet from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V, Discover. Free parking. Full bar. Special buffet of turkey and ham on Christmas Day, breakfast buffet on New Year's Day.
La Ferme Restaurant, 7101 Brookville Rd., Chevy Chase. 986-5255. Hours: open for lunch on Christmas Eve from noon to 2 p.m.; closed for dinner. Closed Christmas Day. Open 6 to 10:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Normal hours are noon to 2 p.m. for lunch, 6 to 10 p.m. for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Entree price range: $13 to $19. Free parking. Full bar. Specialties: Nightly a la carte French menu of venison, duck, pheasant. New Year's menu includes smoked salmon stuffed with smoked salmon mousse and dill, pheasant terrine with foie gras, lobster and crab bisque salad, venison with sliced peppercorns, beef tenderloin with black truffles, fricassee of lobster, shrimp and scallops with wild mushrooms and port wine sauce, Norwegian salmon, veal chops, Dover sole filet stuffed with lobster mousse.
Old Angler's Inn, 10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. 365-2425. Hours: Noon to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, 6 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Entree price range: $8 to $14 for lunch, $14 to $24 for dinner. Free parking. Full bar. Specialties: French cuisine, such as rack of lamb for two, poached salmon, Maryland seafood specials. One working fireplace in the cocktail lounge.