About 8407 kitchen bar
8407 kitchen bar in downtown Silver Spring is a welcoming oasis of comfort and casual sophistication. From the sleek and stylish bar/lounge on the ground floor to the warm and rustic charm of the light-filled second floor dining room. 8407 offers something to please all moods and tastes.
Executive Chef Justin Bittner's artisanal American menu features house made charcuterie, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meat and game as well as sustainable seafood. Pastry chef Rita Garruba's desserts end the meal on the perfect grace note. The dining experience is welcoming with knowledgeable service in a warm and approachable atmosphere.
Not to be missed: Sunday Brunch, and Wine Lover's Mondays (exclusive 1/2 priced wine bottle selections for diners).
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are conveniently located next to the Dixon Street parking garage. Free parking available after 7pm Monday - Friday. Free parking available on Saturday & Sunday.
We are a one block walk from the Silver Spring Metro (Red Line).
Private Party Facilities:
Our Wine Room is available for parties and can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Nancy Hart: 3015878407x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
8407 kitchen bar Ratings and Reviews
I was completely underwhelmed by 8407 Ki ...
I was completely underwhelmed by 8407 Kitchen Bar. The restaurant was out of 5-6 dishes on their menu. I ordered the Filet Mignon which had no seasoning and a wine sauce that tasted awful. The dish also came with sides that weren't listed in the description. Lastly, it was the first time I've ordered charcuterie anywhere and it not come with some sort of cheese. It was just meats, bread and mustard. I wouldn't go back; the food was such a disappointment it almost ruined date night.
I used to love this place, but I won't g ...
I used to love this place, but I won't go again. After a significant wait, we buttonholed someone to take our order, and he did so resentfully. Salad greens were wilted in both our orders. My roasted chicken was mushy. Servers seemed fully involved with one another and not interested in us. Getting the check took a long time, and paying it, another long time. This was the most inhospitable treatment I can remember anywhere, and it was not busy on the Thursday night we were there.
We had a very pleasant experience with a ...
We had a very pleasant experience with a multi-generational group celebrating a 94th birthday. The menu is interesting and diverse. The "small plates" are generous, and plenty for light eaters. Decor is modern and attractive. Good service. The main dining room is on the upper level, there is no elevator and the rest rooms are on the main level. So, be aware if stairs are an issue. Also, parking in the public garage was plentiful, but a bit of a walk. So, drop your guests off before you park.
8407 Kitchen Bar was a great place for a ...
8407 Kitchen Bar was a great place for an impromptu date night with my husband. We made a reservation for 2 but when we arrived early, we were seated right away. Good beer and craft cocktails. I enjoyed the corn soup and steak frites. My husband liked the real nachos and the sesame crusted ahi tuna salad. The tuna melted in my mouth. It was a great experience.
Friendly waiters and nice service overal ...
Friendly waiters and nice service overall. Food took a while to come out. Two groups of customers, both seated after us, received their food before we did. Those serving us didn't explain why it took so long. Amount of food was more than expected, but makes sense because the dishes were on the pricey side.
I ordered a veggie burger. It lacked "c ...
I ordered a veggie burger. It lacked "character"; i.e., taste. It was accompanied by some lettuce and sliced tomatoes but it wasn't especially good. I ordinarily love whatever comes my way at 8407, so it was disappointing. Nevertheless, I will return.
Overall good food nice atmosphere eclect ...
Overall good food nice atmosphere eclectic vibe
The service was really slow - it seemed too many tables per server
No street parking but public parking around the corner (have your quarters ready as the app and qrtag registration process did not work)
Of the few bars I've been to in Silver S ...
Of the few bars I've been to in Silver Spring - I liked this one the best. I liked their menu of drinks and it was good for a work happy hour. It was really simple, straight-forward bar food, but we liked the couple items we chose. The Georgia Peach Tea Whiskey Cocktail was really good, just slightly too sweet for me, but good! It's a cute building and spacious, with different types of ambiance depending on which area of the restaurant you sit in.
Scallops were served poorly seared and s ...
Scallops were served poorly seared and so undercooked that they were cold inside. A companion's pork belly was so salty that it was inedible. The pasta that accompanied the very expensive scallops was a congealed mess, a big lump of pasta firmly stuck together. One of the wines on the list was unavailable. Overall a poor experience.
We really loved the atmosphere. The ambi ...
We really loved the atmosphere. The ambiance was great. The selection of food items was impressive. We were surprised to find a fairly empty restaurant at peak time on a Thursday night. Though after we got our food, we understood better. Our meals were just okay. I needed salt for my rice/beans under the eggplant - they were bland. My husband's tuna salad was hearty (lots of tuna) but he said the taste was nothing special. We think they ought to offer a more limited number of entrees but make them mouth-watering, crazy delicious to keep people coming in. It's a great spot and great deco - hope they stay open and do well!
What happened to the 8407 menu? At one ...
What happened to the 8407 menu? At one time, they had great fresh healthy food - like a wonderful piece of fish with refined vegetables. This week-end, my fish dish arrived and looked like a mess -- too many different food items running together without refined flavor and too much starch. I hope that this was an individual instance, however I am concerned because the menu seems to have many more items than before without distinct refined flavors.
8407 is a valued resource in downtown Si ...
8407 is a valued resource in downtown Silver Spring despite the unimaginative name. The menu grew a great deal since we last visited, to 24-hours-a-day diner levels. The pricing increased too, unfortunately. Service was acceptable but not without several notable imperfections. What triggers this review is the shockingly unkempt state of the men's restroom. If we hadn't already eaten, we'd have left the building immediately fearing that 8407's approach to kitchen hygiene was equally sloppy.
Went to celebrate my husband's birthday ...
Went to celebrate my husband's birthday with our 15 month old daughter. Meals were decently priced. Although our waitress was really friendly, the service was disappointingly slow :( the only kid friendly aspects are high chairs and kid's menu, but there are no changing tables in the restroom (plan ahead!).
I love 8407 Kitchen Bar! The food is al ...
I love 8407 Kitchen Bar! The food is always delicious, and I love that they've now expanded the number of non-entree options (e.g., sandwiches, fish tacos). The drink selection is wonderful, the atmosphere is always festive, and I've always enjoyed great service. I love the energy there, whether sitting downstairs in the lounge, at the upstairs bar, or at one of the dinner service tables. We're lucky to have this in Silver Spring!
The food was delicious, although some me ...
The food was delicious, although some menu items were a bit pricey. My mother and grandparents loved their cocktails. The only issue we ran into was that we didn't realize that the restaurant was not handicap-friendly. We were seated on the second floor, and my grandparents have trouble with stairs. The restaurant was kind enough to let us leave through a door on the second floor, though, which my grandparents sincerely appreciated.
8407 Kitchen Bar has what it takes for a ...
8407 Kitchen Bar has what it takes for a great dining experience: a very good chef. We've been to
the restaurant for dinner and brunch and were very pleased each time. The ambiance is great and the lay out very functional. The wait staff works hard to keep customers satisfied. We highly recommend the restaurant.
The start of the evening was uncomfortab ...
The start of the evening was uncomfortable; there appears to be no close parking. Around the block, there is parking, and it turns out that there is a "secret" path almost directly to the 8407, which I used when I left.
The Hostess was amiable and smiling. She told me about the path to parking. Once seated, the waitress appeared almost instantly, and she, too, was amiable and smiling. Water and bread were served quickly. After a few minutes to read the menu, the waitress re-appeared, and I placed my orders for dinner and my drink. The drink was served quickly, and it turned out to be one of the best I have had in a long time. I discussed it with the waitress, who also prepared the drink, and she expressed herself clearly and appreciatively.
The food was trout prepared in a way I had not seen, which was excellent. The vegetables were fresh and well prepared; the fish was very slightly over-cooked, but tasty; the presentation was well done.
I ordered dessert, bread pudding, which was a bit too sweet for my taste, but it wasa well prepared.
The meal was well done and memorable.
This restaurant was a personal favorite of mine for a long time however on this occasion, i was left disappointed. I had raved about this place to friends as the quality of the food and the ambiance were just exquisite. On arriving, they let us know that upstairs was closed but that we could expect the exact same menu as upstairs. I opened the menu and was really confused. The menu has changed and had seemed to have expanded somewhat. My girlfriend's meal was barely edible and she had also liked this place on the numerous previous occasions we'd been there. Something definitely has changed - either the chef, ownership or both.
It was OKAY
We went for brunch. There was no kid's menu. They offered to bring a half a portion, but we still paid full price. The shrimp and grits was VERY greasy, like a big vat of grease was poured atop the grits, and the sausage wasn't very good either, but the shrimp was cooked well. I will say that the calamari was good and the mimosa was also good. I would probably go back for a drink, but would not eat there again.
Great tuck-away location. Plenty of parking in the local public garage. This is one block from Silver Spring metro. The menu is seasonal. The service is great/friendly and the price point is about average of most places in the region. For two no wine or bar drinks, the bill was under $50. This place can get busy after 5p for happy hour.
I do not remember the name of our server ...
I do not remember the name of our server, but she was simply outstanding. She made suggestions, explained how items were prepared, but most of all she did not rush us. Her warm smile just made it a delight to be serviced by her.
Great as always
My wife and I always enjoy 8407 for special occasions and they recently expanded their menu. This time we took our son, his buddy and my visiting mom for a family dinner out. The hostess graciously moved us to a different table since we preferred a window, the waiter was friendly and attentive but not overbearing, the food was excellent, and the dinner conversation was easily heard without competition from other nearby diners. Thanks!
Must be new owners. This place is a sh ...
Must be new owners. This place is a shadow of what it once was. Used to be a small menu, but almost everything was good. Now it has part of the old menu pasted on to the new menu. The new menu is extensive, but almost everything our party of 10 ordered was substandard. We used to go there once a month. I do not plan ever to return.
Still nice, but not as before
Nice for the neighborhood; but somehow not a great as it used to be. The duck was mediocre, used to be a signature dish. And they were out of our first 2 choices of wine. Still nice vibe and good service, but needs a renewed focus
Best restaurant in Silver Spring!
We love, love, love 8407 Kitchen Bar. Whether it's happy hour at the bar downstairs with friends, or a date night upstairs in their dining room, it never fails to meet/exceed our expectations. The additions to the menu have been great over the past couple of months. We're sad that we're moving soon and won't have this place around the corner to go to anymore!
The service was extremely slow. We were ...
The service was extremely slow. We were never checked on and felt as though we had to ask for the condiments, for our drinks to be refreshed. Also we were in a group of 9 and one person did not receive their meal until everyone else had already finished eating. We informed the restaurant prior to our arrival 1 week in advance that we were celebrating 3 birthdays and they were never acknowledged. Just wasn't a good experience. I will say that the hostess was very friendly and accommodating and the restaurant's ambiance was very nice.
I enjoyed my time here catching up with ...
I enjoyed my time here catching up with a friend, but I'm not sold on visiting again. The food was delicious, the selection of wine/beer/liquor was solid and the staff friendly. I felt, however, that both the food and drink were very overpriced for the portions. Additionally, it rattled me that the bartenders constantly threw dishes as they were bussing the bar hastily into the bus bins. They didn't place them in there...they seriously dropped them creating very startling moments for the patrons around. I thought the first time was just an accident, but sadly, it was a common practice. Again, the food and booze were yummy and I didn't have a "bad" experience, just not one that would make me itch to return.
We had not been to the restaurant in man ...
We had not been to the restaurant in many months. Our dinner was so enjoyable we will need to return more often. Our party of six was comfortably seated at a round table...great for conversation. Wine and drinks were very good. Dinner was outstanding. The wait staff and the manager, Katy Khodayar, were friendly and attentive. We look forward to coming back soon.
Usually a great experience.
I really like this restaurant. The experience is often great. However, on special occasions or holidays (i.e. Mother's Day or Valentine's Day), it might be helpful to check in with the restaurant before arriving or making a reservation to see if they're offering the pre-fix menu only.
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