Sandwiches And Seasonal Specials At 8407 In Silver Spring

At newcomer 8407, even the sandwiches excel


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At newcomer 8407, even the sandwiches excel

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In a former nightclub overlooking the Silver Spring Metro station, chef Pedro Matamoros has created a breezy dining destination.

After extensive renovations, his new 8407 is an airy and open two-story space dedicated to refined but unfussy classics, including towering sandwiches that put most deli creations to shame.

Matamoros, who cooked at Nicaro and Tabard Inn, meticulously assembles items from the restaurant's all-day sandwich menu. For his Cuban-style pork sandwich (pictured, $10), the chef brines Fields of Athenry pork butt for five days in a blend of citrus fruits, garlic and spices. He tops the juicy sliced pork with house-cured prosciutto, a razor-thin dill pickle, Swiss cheese and house-made mustard.

Corned beef brines for six days before appearing in a towering Reuben ($10) with a pile of sauerkraut. In the coming weeks, Matamoros will add a spicy catfish taco and a chicken-fried steak sandwich to the spread.

Matamoros' dinner menu trumpets the best of spring. Halibut ($26) gets a touch of sweetness from English pea purée spooned over a warm fingerling potato salad. Ramps punch up the tartar sauce on a crab cake special ($17) and appear in vinaigrette over grilled asparagus ($9).

Try to save room for the strawberry-rhubarb crisp and ginger ice cream ($7), or a perfectly retro plate of warm cookies ($7) served with malted chocolate milk.

8407, 8407 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring; 301-587-8407 or

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