Ward 8

4.6
942 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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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SportsGirl
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the staff was very COVID conscious, and it was very clean!

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ChristinaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was really good and so were drinks. For appetizers we had crabcakes and pork belly steam buns - it was incredible. Unfortunately we had steak Frites and it was overcooked. My husband said it they were the worst steak Frites he ever had. He asked for medium and it came out over done. I got the salmon glaze with teriyaki sauce. Unfortunately the sauce was all over the salmon and over powered the flavor.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. It was a bit loud but maybe because I’m old. The waiter couldn’t hear us because of the loudness. Waiters were a bit slow at the beginning but it seemed like they may have wanted to speed us up at the end. We were only there 1.5 hours so we weren’t taking too much time. I don’t like getting the bums rush undeservedly.

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vipjimcurtintennis
New England
119 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-game dining at Ward 8 always delivers, from the craft beers, to the duck wings and chicken wings appetizers thru to the main course; no rush and to TD Garden with plenty of time to spare

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SmittyCat
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the service and the outdoor patio. Drinks are always fantastic. Pork buns need an update with softer (less tough) and fattier pork belly pieces - then would be perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Ward 8 is one of my favorite spots. The burger is a must have and it brings me back every time. I decided to branch out and get the Mac and cheese as well last night and it just was not good. Very one dimensional with flavor and not enjoyable. On top of that, the drinks were not what we typically expect and seemed to be made quite differently than normal. Service was poor as we waited 15 minutes just to get water and be greeted.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Met here with clients before a Bruins game, and it was great because there wasn’t as much noise as other bars in the area. I didn’t eat the food, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it and the drinks were great. Service was a bit of a hit or miss - at one point we constantly had a rotation of servers checking, and towards the end they forgot my drink for almost 20 minutes. Overall, I would probably go again but just for work purposes, not sure I would come here with friends.

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vipSK26
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were essentially ignored for much of the night by our server. He came to take our drink orders after we'd been sitting for 10 min or so and let us know the bar was backed up, but our drinks took another 20 min to come and he was no where to be found in the mean time to take our food order. Our food came out cold, even the fries which are pretty hard to mess up. I usually love Ward 8, but they felt like a mess and the service was such a wash. The people that were most friendly and efficient were the kitchen staff who brought out our food when again our waiter was no where to be found. This was my first visit since the pandemic, but I must say I think the quality of both food and service has drastically dipped.

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
56 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic management! Love this place and the location and feel are awesome. I don’t remember our servers name but he was incredibly friendly, patient and helpful with the manager!

Will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! James was excellent.

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Libby
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Very welcoming and accomodating staff. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Not the best experience - food was a bit bland, restrooms were very dirty, and the waiter came by approx. Every ~20mins and hardly made eye contact with us/seemed to be avoiding our table for service.. maybe more of an evening club vibe than cute brunch spot we were expecting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mother’s Day- restaurant was very loud, service was inattentive and slow. Food was mediocre.

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vipRickS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good, staff is polite, attentive, atmosphere very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day, great menu, friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Music too loud inside, but thankfully we ate outside. Spotty heater coverage if there is wind.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very very tiny portions and overpriced. My drink came In the smallest cup and was filled to the brim with ice

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nicholew
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend by my daughter and we loved the menu and the food was fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch. Well-priced and great brunch cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We were duped into spending an exorbitant amount on two drinks because of poor phrasing on their end. We then found a hair in one of our meals. Overall an extremely disappointing experience, and do not plan on returning to this neighborhood spot. Should clarify that the service itself was great, I do not mean to discredit their staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service.

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vipBritt
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat on the patio and it was a gorgeous day! The service was good and the food and drinks were amazing. Highly recommend for brunch!

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CatherineM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails, fast service, delicious food, and I felt very safe at the outdoor patio area.

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vipMariesa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unimpressed

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TedD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and was very pleased. Cool eclectic atmosphere. Good drink selection. Nice touch with the clear ice balls in the cocktails. So many places have the cloudy ice balls or cubes and while they are better than the small cubes, the clear ice just makes for a nicer presentation. Their regular Old Fashioned and their special Old Fashioned (made with sweet potato infused rye) were both great. Wait staff and host very pleasant. Food was excellent. Short rib very tender and flavorful. Fried chicken sandwich also excellent. Would be happy to return.

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LuisP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very efficient, welcoming and with a great attitude of service. Thanks to Jesus our waiter we have a very nice experience. Food outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!

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KateL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch mainstay in a great location. The food was excellent and the $5 mimosas are a steal! We'll be back!

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vipRickR
New England
54 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brunch was very good and the wait staff were great. Would eat here again. They kept the outdoor seating very separated which was appreciated.

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Brunch
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great! The only thing that was disappointing was we were sat a couple minutes late, about 15 but was still expected and asked to leave according to the reservation time.

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vipSteph
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Saturday morning brunch in the outdoor area was great. It was the first 70 degree weather of the year so it was busy, but the food was great and the service was nice but a bit slow. We weren't in any rush because it was a beautiful day out. Would go there again and recommend it to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch options, quick service, and fabulous patio. Patio could use some music!

Ward 8
Responded on April 18, 2021

We think so too! Unfortunately the city is not allowing any entertainment on temporary restaurant extensions. Thanks for the review.

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MMMM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were plenty of brunch options for food, but the drink menu was pretty disappointing. The only way to be able to order a mimosa is if you bought the entire bottle, which was $40, even though on your receipt it advertises $5 mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays. They were quick with service and the staff was friendly.

Ward 8
Responded on April 12, 2021

Hi thanks for the review. Our mimosas are always $5 and you can order them anytime. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The waitress was terrible, we had to flag her down anytime we wanted anything. We received our app and finished before our drinks even showed up. Then after we pointed to the menu indicating exactly what we wanted they came out with the wrong item, and they didn’t even apologize. Overall it wasn’t a great experience.

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
56 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at Ward 8!

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! I haven’t been this happy with a restaurant in a while. It’s also extremely hard to find duck wings and they did not disappoint at all at Ward 8!

The drinks were all well crafted and delicious as well.

I will absolutely be back and I’m glad to know restaurants that still put effort in their meals and service still exist in boston!

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lindseym
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Ward8 was a great meal and fun atmosphere!

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AlexandraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Great food, excellent service. I recommend going for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Birthday brunch. Server was friendly, but they were very eager to get us out of there. They told us we only had 30 minutes left at our table, but our food hadn’t even arrived yet. The staff bussed our table while we were still sitting there. Our reservation was at 12:15 - a 90 minute table time would’ve been up at 1:45, but they kicked us out by 1:30. If you want to enjoy your birthday meal with friends, go elsewhere. We all work in the service industry; we understand the limitations, but this was ridiculous. There were only like 4 other tables in the restaurant. Food was okay, but the overall experience was not worth it.

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Laurenp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! I love this place, not too busy either!

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Ward 8 is rated 4.6 stars by 942 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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