Ward 8

4.5
1005 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WARD 8 is a casual, energetic neighborhood restaurant and bar located in the West End. Featuring a New American cuisine, craft cocktails, local micro-brews, and a global wine selection.

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  • $5 Mimosas at Brunch!

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM

    We serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, come on in and enjoy $5 mimosas as well as an extensive Bloody Mary selection
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AKS75
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have liked Ward 8 in the past, mainly for a particular salad that they don't currently have on the menu. The food was good. The martini I had was expensive and our server may have been having an off day, since she was just "blah". We go here before events at the Garden. Wouldn't bother going other than that.

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BruinsFan
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere, nice place to grab a quick meal before a game. Be careful if you sit in the back, sometimes delivery personnel leave the door open and it can get a little chilly. Tacos are great on Taco Tuesday!

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Tori726
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service we will definitely go back. For apps we had the burrata which was delicious, Buffalo wings and pretzels. Two people had the burgers and said they were great. I had the chicken sandwich which I really enjoyed. The spicy sauce on the sandwich didn’t pack too much heat but had a nice flavor.

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MikeM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food and above average mixed drinks and beer. Great place for a pre-game dinner.

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DrRick
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A happening place, with a very animated crowd (also loud), but overall nothing special. Close to the Garden and efficient service, so good for Celtics and Bruins games

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken & waffles was UNREAL. Also, you can’t beat $5 mimosas on Saturdays & Sundays.

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DominicZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night or meeting friends for dinner and drinks. The menu is slightly limited, but still a good selection.

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ChelsieS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our afterwork dinner at Ward8 was fantastic. The host was incredibly flexible with our having to push reservations out to a meeting that ran late, and the servers were awesome at accommodating our team. There was some slow service due to what looked like being shorthanded, but the FOH team were really doing their best to meet everyone's needs.

Food was incredibly tasty, drinks were on-point, and it was overall a great impression of the city for the international guests of our group!

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vipNettie
Atlantic City
205 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the brunch menu and the waiter was great about changes to the original menu. Service was good but the place is a little loud, lol, to have a family "reunion";we were yelling a lot! We will certainly come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Place to visit with friends for a brunch. Fine selection of food and large portions. I would come back another time.

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FrankieJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hip place, good plates. Rachael provided great service!

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SamH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday party as pre-game to the Bruins. The energy was great while not being over crowded, and the service was quick and efficient. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good dinner spot before an event at TD.

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vipDrChris
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The waiter was awesome. Restroom could have been cleaner— food was a bit over cooked…and they could use more food options in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and little to no wait. Perfect ambiance before heading to Big Night Live for a show , which is walking distance. Had the ramen, crab cakes and pork belly. Crab cakes were amazing with real crab, not filler. Ramen was the perfect portion. Drinks were strong but tasty. Prices were fair. Highly recommend!

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vipDelaneyW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Perfect dinner spot will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before a concert. Never disappoints! Intimate, personable, great food and service. One of my faves in this neighborhood!

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vipBarkleygracie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot, charming interior and great food. Bruins fans seemed to flock in before an afternoon game.

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Holly
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The chicken sandwich my husband ordered was very good, but my steak was so bland and charred. Our waitress was miserable. Didn’t small talk. Didn’t check on us. Took the check, turned around, opened it and then turned back to say thank you. Very dissatisfied.

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NatashaV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We sat outside on the patio, which is in the empty lot next to the restaurant. Obviously, next time the street, it’s a bit noisy, but there were lots of heaters, string lights so the ambiance was nicer than most outside areas. The food was great - we had the dumplings & duck wings as apps. Dinner was spicy chicken sandwich - crispy & moist & fries which were too salty for me, but my husband & son loved them. Husband had the double burger which he loved. Son had the ramen which he enjoyed. Definitely worth a visit.

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SuzanneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great. Food was tasty. Lively spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipHBS9
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal and drinks on patio pre-Celtics game.

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DaveV
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a last hurrah with my current colleagues. The food and drinks were all fantastic, the waiter was attentive and on point, and the ambiance was perfect. Thank you!

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PatriciaF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Fast service.

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JacquelineS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, & service! Food came out quick and was a perfect pre Bruins game spot! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Great deal on the $5 mimosas. We ate outdoors by the exposed brick wall, which was trendy. It was a little loud, being on a busy corner. But the food was worth the inconvenience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The Mac n cheese was the best I’ve gotten in Boston. Great spot for night out with friends.

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Ronald
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and drinks. nice server. nice hostess.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The manager wasn’t very friendly and wouldn’t allow us to move when we asked. The restaurant was too loud. There were empty tables where we wanted to move.

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Dobby
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was choice were better than average bar food, good healthy options, and pleasant staff

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vipAgallivant
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The burnt out look was at first very strange but then up on closer inspection it was just a wonderful design. The food was great. Went for brunch, sat outside, and everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. I had the corn beef.

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AndrewC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Management seems to have taken too many reservations and the kitchen staff was overwhelmed, delaying food to about 30 min. Service was good but need to get on top of lead times.

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vipScottP
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud and seating was very close.

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MarshaD
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside- wait staff was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We appreciated being able to make a reservation at this restaurant near TD Garden.

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JessK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Average brunch food, crappy service. Had the crab cake benedict and it was good but nothing special. Nice atmosphere.

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AnneB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent service and great vibes. a bit expensive and loud but I really enjoyed myself.

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Bos114
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy W8. opted to sit inside near open windows instead of patio. For apps we had burrata toast w shisto peppers, fresh quac and ducks wings - burrata was fresh and creamy, quac and chips made to order and duck wings had great spicy marinate. everyone enjoyed entrees which included fresh ahi tuna with pear salad and healthy option of W8 bowl w spinach, farro quinoa fresh pears and apples w tasty lite dressing. 4 or 5 nice salad combos to chose from with grains, greens and fruit w add-ins like salmon and steak available. in house choc/vanilla cream for desert - triple sized. as always, a great selection of beers and craft cocktails. service, price point and atmosphere can't be beat.

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GradMom
New England
48 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Great food, service wasn’t great but frankly I understood that because I know help is so hard to find. What I was most concerned about at this restaurant was how close the tables were to each other during this pandemic. They seem to think it’s fine to have strangers sitting 2.5 feet away from each other. I didn’t feel good about that at all and they should smarten up.

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CaptKen
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an outside reservation so obviously one would expect the noise level to be higher. We were seated punctually and our waiter greeted us soon after we sat down. We were very impressed with how quickly our food arrived. Most in our group were satisfied with our food with the exception of the Fish & Chips which was slightly undercooked.

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Ward 8 is rated 4.5 stars by 1005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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