8407 Kitchen & Bar

8407 Ramsey Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910


Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 9:30 PM, Friday and 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 10:30 PM, Saturday 5 to 10:30 PM, and Sunday 11 to 2:30 and 5 to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring

Price Range: Expensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Rillettes; beet-and-goat-cheese salad; Cubano sandwich; pasta Bolognese; roast chicken with lavender gastrique; seared scallops; goat-cheese cheesecake; chocolate-almond torte.

Price Details:
Starters $7 to $11, entrées $10 to $30.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Happy Hour Details:
4 to 7 PM.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Great New Restaurants 2010: 8407 Kitchen & Bar

25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever

Chef Pedro Matamoros is back in Silver Spring a year after bolting from Nicaro, the small, independent restaurant he helped found. The new place is a curious do-over—like its predecessor, committed to local ingredients and doing things the old-fashioned way, from rolling fresh pastas to making terrines from scratch. It’s a promising game plan, but some of Nicaro’s weaknesses turn up here, such as a predilection for cluttering plates with too many components and occasionally slapping a hefty price onto a puny portion. But at its best (read: at its simplest—charcuterie, a lavender-scented roast chicken, or any of new pastry chef Rita Garruba’s simple sweets), 8407 redeems its many promises.

Don’t miss: Cuban sandwich; seared scallops; goat-cheese flan.

For a full review of 8407 Kitchen & Bar, click here.