I met a friend for lunch here at 8407, courtesy of a look up on Yelp. It was nearby where I was staying. Yet knowing it was in downtown Silver Spring, I was worried about parking. Don’t fret, it’s right next to a large parking garage. Bring quarters or have your smart phone ready. You can pay via mobile as long as you sign up.
The layout of the place was unexpected. Upon entering, there’s a bar to the right with some table seating next to the window and towards the back wall. You’d think the venue was small, but if you’re seated in the main area, upstairs, you’ll know this place was set to plenty of medium to large parties. Given it was lunch, we only needed a table for two. Plenty of seating. Oddly enough we were seated next to a wall rather than the window. Sure, I’d usually change tables, but my friend happen to be pregnant and she was already seated. Why would I make a fuss.
Anyways, onto the food. Not sure why some reviews categorized this place as a gastropub. I think it’s more American with variety. It doesn’t have that edgy takes on dishes. Nor do I think they should. Their dishes are pretty solid and you’re meant to sit down, take your time, and enjoy the meal. Yeah, like a restaurant, restaurant. But if you insist, go ahead and order rounds of sophisticated beer and nibble on your food into the night. I won’t stop you.
8407 Kitchen Bar
8407 Ramsey Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
+1 (301) 587-8407
Verdict: Good food if you happen to find yourself in Silver Spring. Though, I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it.