The food was very good but
The food was very good but the service left a lot to be desired. The server admitted that they were short one person and the manager was hustling food out to the tables. The timing was off between our appertizers and our entrees. The dessert was enormous, enough for two or more people.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
88 Wharf is amazing!! Now
88 Wharf is amazing!! Now that we have a baby, my husband and I never get out anymore. We finally had a date night scheduled and chose 88 Wharf because it was close to home and had great reviews but we had never tried it. (I'd been for drinks with a friend once but never tried their food!) We had a window seat that looked out onto the beautiful river. Our waitress was absolutely awesome..I wish I remembered her name. She was incredibly personable and super attentive. The drinks and food were so good. My husband ordered the tenderloin and I had the roasted chicken. Both were so delicious! The atmosphere is wonderful...cozy but not so cozy that you feel like you can hear someone else's conversation. We are already talking about coming back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a table by the window
We had a table by the window which had lovely view of Neposet river.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. However,
Food was very good. However, service was slow. Took almost 1 hour to get our entrees. Server indicated the kitchen staff was shorthanded and they were short servers. Did see the manager on floor helping. Server was good but did not notify us of the long wait.
We will try one more time hoping the staff is all on hand and quicker.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent--great
Food was excellent--great view (in good weather the outside patio dining is fantastic)
Felt bad for waistaff- wish we booked later time -place was packed and staff a little overwhelmed. All in all a great meal.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
accomodating staff - offered
accomodating staff - offered to replate shared items wtih a smile. Thoughtfully prepared dishes
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis is our fifth time at
THis is our fifth time at the Wahrf.
Each visit, the service has been great, the food absolutley delicious and a wodnerful relaxing atmosphere
Highly recommend it
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great view, great
Great food, great view, great ambiance. Slightly slow service, but we weren't in a hurry.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed! Will be back!
Really enjoyed! Will be back! We really appreciated that the waitress made sure we didn't park somewhere we shouldn't and get towed
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
lovely spot with good food,
lovely spot with good food, limited menu but alot to chose from
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a lovely restaurant
This is a lovely restaurant tucked away from the "beaten path" . We had a wonderful meal with great service and reasonably priced. Wish I had known about 88 Wharf before now but will definately be a repeat customer.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very good dining experience at 88
On arriving we were greeted with a smile and quick seating by the hostess...we had requested a water view which was available, a nice surprise, and a nice start to what was a very good dining experience. We split the Arugala salad and mussels...both delicious with good presentation. My friend had the duck, which he said was cooked perfectly, and I had the Tunisian Chicken...very tasty with just the right seasonings. They have a decent wine list. The restaurant is located in a lovely quiet area on the Neponset River. Parking seemed to be limited which could be an issue during weekdays because the lot is also used by those using the subway.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance and service.
Great ambiance and service. Duck fried rice app has been better but the ribeye dish was good. Overall value is fair but still a nice spot, especially outside on the patio
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Started out as a birthday dinner...
The valet quickly took care of our vehicle. The bartender is very attentive and suggested delicious drinks based on what we told him we liked and he adjusted her drink because she prefers it sweeter than I do. Relaxed, business casual crowd is more energetic on the weekend. On our 1st visit, we ate at the bar and the 2nd time, we ate in the dining room. Food is well-seasoned and very tasty. First time there I got grilled salmon and the second time I had the tenderloin. Both dinners were delicious! I also tasted my friend's haddock and my hubby's pork chop with a wonderful succotash. Both of those dinners were fabulous also. This is a great restaurant when you want to relax and enjoy your dinner, but not be in a quiet, "snoozy" place.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have Children with allergies and its hard finding resturants where the staff really make you feel comfortable. We've been going to 88 wharf for well over a year and haven't had a problem with our concerns. They make you feel at ease and the food is great.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us enjoyed dinner that included a superbly displayed salad with fresh greens. All of our meals were correctly prepared and the young waiter pleasantly took care of our needs.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner w- the Parents
My fiancée's parents were in town & thought 88 Warf would be perfect for dinner. Friday night it was poring rain & were happy to get to the restaurant & be seated right away. We were going to seated by the kitchen & I asked to be moved away from the kitchen & the table w- screaming children. We were told we couldn't bc there were pre-assigned seats. I felt restricted bc we couldn't sit where my family & I would be most comfortable. The only reason we were accomidated was d/t a cancellation of another party. At the time of seating there were @ least two other tables of four available & to reinterante I was told 'no' you can not move. The best part of the evening was our waiter Mike who was very nice & made sure we had everything we needed.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit here. Great
Our second visit here. Great food and excellent, friendly service! We will be back soon!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Water view w/o going too far!
We enjoyed 88 Wharf. The ambiance and the food are good. The noise level is pretty low so it is easy to enjoy conversations with each other. We were not able to sit outside on this particular visit due to the warm weather it was already full but the inside has large windows which you can see out to the water. Our waitress was friendly and checked in often. There was a bit of a backup with the kitchen but the wait time was nothing to get worked up about. The waitress and manager apologized for the delay but as we are not impatient people it was not necessary in our book. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Location is hard to find, but nice view and cozy.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spring time discovery
Scenic outdoor dining, young vibrant and attentive staff, a memorable introduction to the Summer of 2013.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
88 Wharf - Great Place To East
My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Wharf 88! There was outside seating availble but we sat inside at a lovely large picture window. Dinner was fabulous and the shrimp appetizer was wonderful!! The service was excellent ! We will definitely go back again.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
the menu was very limited so we expected some specials which there were not.
Go early (6:30) if the weather is good because it fills up and the kitchen becomes backed up.
The outdoor seating is very peaceful with a view of the river, boats, and ducks. Be aware that you are close to Logan landing paths.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
we ate there before going
we ate there before going to symphony hall only wish we had a little more time
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress (Lina) was pleasant, efficient and knowledgable about the menu. Food was delicious. Not a great variety, but our party of four had four different entrees and all were really good.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arrived 20 minutes early to ask if we would be able to sit outside, pleasantly surprised that not only could we sit outside, we only had to wait a couple of minutes. The atmosphere was quiet, buzz of conversations going on, nothing intrusive.
Crab cake appetizers were delicious but a little too salty. My medium rare filet mignon and bf's salmon were delicious.
Service was excellent, small glitch was having to wait a few minutes after my meal arrived for a steak knife.
We used the free valet parking. When my car was returned, the glove compartment was open and the contents were on the seat. Back driver's side door was ajar. Nothing missing, manager informed police.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal on June 30. The service was excellent as was the food.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, great food, excellent service and very nice atmosphere.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly enjoyed our experience
Highly enjoyed our experience at 88 Wharf. Definitely a lot better than our last visit a couple months ago. Our server was good and attentive. The menu has changed since we last went. 10 shrimp cocktail for 10 bucks! The filet was cooked medium rare as asked and came with grilled corn with a delicious cheese, I think the server said Farmer's? The fries are hand cut and served in a little basket, ask for the spicy ketchup! The dessert was a puff pasty with a strawberry whipped cream.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
location is a bit "weird", it being on the G/F of a 5-story luxury apartment building. but the ambience is great both indoor and outside. the outdoor area where we sat was surprisingly quiet, even with the other 4-5 tables there.
surprised to see the limited selections on the menu, with no more than 6 or 7 items in each category. however, EVERYTHING we picked from drinks to entrees was of very high calibre, which is what counts. most pleased that the bread came warm AND soft. dessert fell a little flat with the puff pastry bordering on soggy, but ingredients were fresh. our server Jenn was gentle yet attentive, not snooty at all as I would almost expect some to behave in a place like this.
overall, a very satisfying dining experience.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine over the Neponset
Visited 88 Wharf for the second time and again had a great experience. The food and service were excellent. Food cooked to order with service to please. As Arnold would say "I'll be back
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood bistro feel. Great ingredients prepared flawlessley.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and a great,attebtiv
Excellent food and a great,attebtive server. Only thing that could be better would be more entree choice.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm quite fussy when it comes to food. I love this restaurant. The food is reasonable and great!
I also like the atmosphere too.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed eating here, the waitress was very nice, attentive. My meal was delicious and I liked that on Monday's you can bring your own bottle of wine. Definately on our list to go back there.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better experience
Much better experience then previous visits. Friendly service and better food. I will be going back for sure.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mark, the new chef, has improved
Mark, the new chef, has improved the food dramatically. Always hesitant to go back but now we will definitely return
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday Night is "bring you own wine night" and no corkage charge.
Tuesday is Lobster Night
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Re: excellent presentation
Food was great and service was attentive. Food us a little pricey but nicely presented. Atmosphere is nice. No complaints.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a night!
Our party of 4 sat outside on a beautiful summer eve, overlooking the water and moored sailboats. We weren't rushed, enjoyed an absolutely delicious meal: salmon, halibut, pork, steak entrees accompanied by Israeli couscous, grilled asparagus, nicely-done potato slices, crisp Caesar salads or one with blue cheese, and generous & yummy desserts.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful birthday
We had a wonderful birthday celebration! Our waiter was terrific and the food very good - loved the chicken piccata(sp)!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely fit for foodies! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my husband for his birthday.
Took my husband for his birthday. Very pleased with the restaurant would return for future special occasions.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Wonderfully prepared food in an elegant but relaxed setting overlooking the Neponset River. There is an outdoor deck that looks inviting when the weather permits. Our server, Jennifer, made the experience memorable with her genuine warmth and attentiveness! This was our first visit. Plan to return soon.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a Friday evening sans children and 88 Wharf made it special -- thanks!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
Food was great...service was ok. Our server seemed inexperienced, spilling our drinks as he walked over. He was very friendly and hard working, just kept forgetting our requests.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
good local place
88 Wharf is wonderfully situated -- right on the water, so there is outside diining in warm weather, and a nice view in the cold weather. The food was uninspired in past visits, but it has improved a lot... new chef? new menu? A definite go-to place!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
While overall rating is Very Good, there were small details missed on the service. We were seated without the wine/drink menu. They brought the wrong salads (but we had correct salads within minutes). When giving us our food, the servers did not know who ordered what. On the plus side our server made an excellent drink recommendation.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Going with a group
It was quiet enough to talk which was nice for a change!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Surprise
It was a pleasant surprise to have such delicious food at 88 Wharf . We have dined at this restaurant often , and this was the best experience ever . The sides were outstanding , and the selections were many . We will be back for more great food .
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM