Ward 8

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$30 and under
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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!

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Sun 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM - 2:30 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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vipKirstenh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and and good atmosphere. There seemed to be limited staff so our waiter was quick and very to the point. But very good ramen and amazing cocktails’

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SteveH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Brunch was great! Drinks were amazing. Staff was friendly and attentive

Nice place!

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vipFebruary14
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor setup with distanced tables, heaters, and lights. Delicious food! Recommend the salmon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julian is amazing! Definitely go visit him and ask him for one of his cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100 percent satisfaction... Great hospitality and dining experience memorable.

JC
vipJoanC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat on their patio which runs along the road so ambiance is what it is. The food and service make up for any ambiance you think you want though. We were there for brunch. I had the Thai avocado salad and my husband had the steak and egg burrito. Both were stellar. I spied some patio heaters so hopefully patio season will be extended here 🙏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cool little spot with a multitude of options for cocktails that were unique and refreshing. It was right in the heart of Boston with a direct view of the bustling of the city. Our waitress was excellent and made great recommendations. We were there for brunch and had the best Nutella waffle and avocado toast ever. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Good drinks!

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shelbyk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal ambiance with both unique selections and standard selections of food. This is going to be my spot for out of town friends - whenever traveling and dining out in groups is safer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, service was terrible. Had a reservation and took until 40 minutes past our reservation time to get us seated. Getting service at the table took forever. The waiter was nice but forgot multiple things. They gave us the bill for a different table. Lots of dirty tables that weren’t bussed around us. The bathrooms were quite dirty and the soap dispenser was broken and lying on the floor.

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KrisJ
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We found this restaurant by reading reviews online and recently attended a Sunday Brunch. We had made a reservation since the weather looked beautiful and am so glad we did. We arrived early however were not able to be seated until the time of our reservation. No big deal. Although all staff we encountered were very pleasant, it was clear just from watching them they were wearing multiple hats or just very busy. (For example, the hostess was bussing tables.) We opted to sit inside as it was a little chilly out but they have a gorgeous bar that is the centerpiece of their space and is currently not being used due to covid. I felt that the interior ambiance was lacking due to this. In addition, I had hoped to try one of their Bloody Mary's but they had sold out by the time I ordered. (12:45ish). That was a bummer. On a positive note, we all very much enjoyed our food. I had the avocado toast which was pretty basic, but the eggs on top were poached perfectly and there was a nice side salad that accompanied it. Someone else in our party had the chicken and waffles and also the nutella waffles - both were fantastic. I would love to see this place in action during non-covid times as I thought it had the potential to have a cool vibe. The food being so good definitely enhanced our expereince.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The brunch food was spectacular. The service was lacking due to under staffing. Basically a host/manager, a single server, and a bartender in front of house for the entire restaurant including the outdoor patio. Had the staff not been spread so thin (long waits to get food order, remind waiter we ordered coffee, remind waiter we asked for sugar, give up on waiting for pepper) I think it would have easily been 5 stars. Again though, food was outstanding so hopefully it was just people called out that day and it’s not normally like that.

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vipBarbaraD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was short staffed so it took awhile to get the food. We enjoyed our meals though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating! They went above and beyond to help me and a few friends move to indoor dining so we could sit by our other friends, even though our reservation was for outside. Cheers and thanks for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Will def be back!

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vipCarlosF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. Great service. Really nice cocktails.
Brunch is great

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vipHowardH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were not happy with our brunch. The eggs Benedict was cold. The salmon Benedict was cold and they forgot the hollandaise sauce. When I got it, the sauce and the food was cold. Not enough umbrellas to protect everyone from the sun on a hot day. All four of us agreed that brunch was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great experience!

JB
vipJuliaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was nonexistent. 21$ for a salad (and more expensive than chicken sandwich) is ridiculous. Sucks for a vegetarian. The grilled halloumi tasted like butt. I tried to like this place on many occasions but I’m going to have to stop coming here.

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DawnN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great playlist! Spicy cucumber margarita was delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - frozen aperol spritz, Bang!!!

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Aida
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A bit too overpriced for what they offer. I was not impressed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Chicken was tasteless, waiter didn’t have any customer service skills whatsoever and made it extremely uncomfortable to place our order. We only had 1 menu for the entire table which was “out of date” so we had to re order. Such poor management & the food was ridiculously over priced, it was mediocre at best 🥴

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ShaynaQ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining experience in Boston. Also the BEST cheeseburger!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, spacious. Delicious food and drinks. Fried chicken sandwich was so good!

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JessicaL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service was great, and all of our server's recommendations were great. They've done an amazing job taking precautions and made us feel safe. Love the outdoor patio they created. Can't wait to come back!

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relljuel
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. We showed up early, they had a table for use outside and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the duck wings.

JB
vipJuliaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The server seemed to have a hard time keeping up with his tables, so service was a little rough. I ordered the eggs Benedict no ham with extra Hollandaise sauce. It came with no ham (props to you), with one containing a tomato and the other no tomato. There was no sauce on the Benny, just on the side (so less sauce overall). There was not enough to cover both, luckily I wasn’t hungry enough to eat both. This was just an ok brunch experience. But I have to say that is not usual for Ward8.

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PhuM
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in Boston! So glad it's back. The new outdoor seating is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! Great outdoor patio.

DS
vipDinaS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ward 8 lived up to my expectations.
Food and drink were great and the new outdoor space was wonderful.

YD
YeidyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, mimosas were bomb and only $5!! Our waiter was the best! Our first time there, such a good experience.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ward 8 was a delight! The outdoor dining area is one of the nicest in the entire city. The food and drinks were delicious, and the service was excellent. I'll be back soon!

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PaolaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first I've come here for dinner and the food and drinks did not disappoint. Their spicy margarita was of the best margaritas I've had in a long time. The outdoor seating is great and they have plenty of it. Their dinner menu options was small but enough choices. It makes choosing much easier anyway.

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Ross
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great I always love coming back to Ward 8. I recommend the duck wings

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed it! Food was tasty. Nice ambience. Small menu, but made it nice and easy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the new outdoor space

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patio was great!

FAQs

Ward 8 does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Ward 8 is rated 4.5 stars by 866 OpenTable diners.

Ward 8 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ecommerce.custcon.com/Purchase/Select?c=a3b4e80f-b09b-4cbb-bc0f-ba87af964036.

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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