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Ward 8

4.5
603 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday -Friday 11:30 AM-3:00 PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Dinner: Sunday- Thursday 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 5:00- 11:00 PM

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Phone number
(617) 823-4478
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Potter
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Private party facilities
WARD 8 welcomes parties of various sizes ranging from 12 guests to a full buyout for a seated meal or standing reception.
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Private party contact
Rob Haberek: (617) 823-4478
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Catering
Let us cater your next event or office lunch! Please contact us directly for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Medford St.
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Parking details
Street parking available, as well as public lot located behind restaurant.
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Public transit
We are located around the corner from North Station MBTA Station which is accessible by the Orange and Green lines and the Commuter Rail.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 603 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Dinner before Celtics game. Very loud but to be expected

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ward 8 is nothing special. I was seated early (had reservations) but had to ask for a different table because the one that they picked was right in the middle of all the traffic. I was told when I called that there would be something special (menu, etc.) for Mother’s Day but there was not. It was loud and the dress code there is sloppy casual. Our waitress was polite but not friendly and the service was very slow. They did not offer the lunch menu in addition to the brunch menu which was disappointing because I had picked out what I wanted ahead of time but couldn’t get it. My food was pretty good. It’s truly just a place to grab some food or drink before or after a game. Very poor choice for special occasions. Also, I was notified by Open Table later that day that I was a no-show! I’m guessing this was the restaurant’s fault. I had to make sure they corrected it so that it did not reflect badly on me. 🙁

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I had a great time at this restaurant - the food tasted great, the service was on top of things while being friendly and polite, and the energy in the space was fun and vibrant! Definitely recommend checking it out - a more modern and multi-cuisine feel compared to all of the Italian surrounding it!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Was so disappointed. Ward 8 looks so good! It’s not. The service was sloppy (it took literally almost a half an hour for someone to take our order even after trying to wave our server down), and I ordered $15 fish tacos. I was really surprised when they brought me two tiny tacos, a limp green salad (like a handful of sad lettuce) and some boring and tasteless home fries. I would have been happier at a taco truck. Overall huge thumbs down.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Far too loud.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a great time, with great food. The miso salmon dish has always been a favorite & wasn't disappointed! Indicated on Open Table it was for a birthday but no acknowledgement from anyone - even at the door. Surprised but no big deal.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

They didn’t have a table for us til 25 min past our reservation time. Then had to wait over 20 min for our check due to a system malfunction. Disappointing that a manager didn’t come over to accommodate us after being inconvencied twice.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food was great . Service was great , beers were cold . Thank you
BRUINS WON
D. Palm

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Run down dining room. Greesey food. Sub par entrees

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and great service. And reasonably priced!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love the menu! It’s about the only restaurant near the TD Garden with serves interesting food and drinks that are worthy for foodies. I the only drawback is it’s a bit loud.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiting 10 minutes and no one even acknowledged us standing there. Only theee tables being used so they were not busy. Finally left. Bartenders just continued to talk to each other and no one else ever apppeared to seat us

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great place to eat that will take reservations before a game. Food was not your typical bar food and was incredible. I highly recommend the pork buns and the gnocchi. The service was exceptionally well. The staff was very attentive. We will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great location for a drink and food before any td garden event. Service was slow for foid but the drinks were faster. Enough variety on the menu to suit our group.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great menu and drinks with a fun, chic atmosphere !

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best cocktails in Boston.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was great, service was good

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was there on a Saturday night, before a Bruins game, and it was a very good experience. The food was great, and there wasn't a wait because of open table. I will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was extremely loud, I could barely understand what was being said on the other end of our table and there were only five of us. Food was good, though prices are a bit steep and the selection of entrees for lunch is small.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great place and was very accommodating !

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Soooo loud

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was our first time trying this place tonight before a concert - enjoyable experience! We did make a reservation as any time there is an event at the garden or a bruins/Celtics game, you can’t get near this place. We were running a few minutes behind so i called to let the hostess know.. she was super accommodating and held our table a few extra minutes for us to get there. Our waitress was also great - drinks (Fabulous vodka & passion fruit purée on the menu) kept coming and our water glasses were always full. We enjoyed the queso dip appetizer and I got the burger entree which was juicy and seasoned well. If you can get in, this is a great pit stop for a meal and/or some drinks before heading to the garden which is literally a stone throw away. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Selected Ward 8 to grab a bite before an event at the TD Garden. It's excellent they take reservations before events, had a nice vibe. Nice menu & good service. Had some interesting specialty drinks, which we enjoyed. Loved the chicken sandwich - very different & good, definitely not your average chicken sandwich!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were pleased to get a reservation for pre- Celtics dining.
The food was delicious and creative.
Noise level a little too energetic but it is a hot spot on a Saturday night.
We look forward to coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was quite good and their draught beer list is great (Nightshift's Whirlpool). It was very noisy though and hard to hear my dinner partner. Service was reasonable, but a little slow because of the crowds before a Celtics game. Definitely the best food option for pre-game food by the TD Garden.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was excellent, food was delicious. Our only complaint was that it’s a pretty small place so the noise level was really high. Other than that we loved it and would go back.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

A favorite of mine! Great quality food with excellent cocktails

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food and cocktails were amazing. But it is a little bit overpriced, and the hostess was super rude =/

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Start with the reason we chose it: Super easy access to public transportation - Green Line, Orand Line and North Station. But, whoa, what a great find! The cocktails were superb, the kale/cabbage/Brussels sprouts salad with steak and seared tuna Caesar were delicious down to the last drop of dressing. Servers were charming. In our 60s, we were twice the age of the other patrons, but no one made us feel out of place. Vibrant urban setting. Noisy in a fun way! First visit was for a quick cocktail to kill time before our train. This dinner date was our second time at Ward 8 before a show at City Winery. Yes, we will come again!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fun atmosphere - big bar area with good looking drinks. Every seat taken at the bar by 1:00 on Saturday. Vibrant scene

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service and food are good. Especially tasty Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Only complaint is that prices are a bit high compared to other similar establishments.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great get together with friends! Bar tenders were friendly, waitress was great, food was great! :) Definitely would go back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch is delightful , my only gripe is that a all the eggs Benedict we ordered were over cooked . Nothing dramatic

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were in Boston for the night and tried Ward 8 for breakfast on a Saturday. We were sat right away and the service was without issue. My coffee arrived with a hair on it, which was promptly replaced with another coffee and an apology. Not a great way to start the meal. We ordered the hash and the eggs Benedict. The hash was by far the better of the two dishes. Flavorful! The eggs Benedict disappointed. It lacked flavor in the small amount of sauce they gave me. It was supposed to have dill in it which I didn’t taste. The potato’s were hard and not as soft as I like on the inside. Overall, a fair meal. We may go back, but probably for just a drink. The bar looks like fun!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I had booked reservations to Ward 8 based on their menu. We were heading into Boston to see the Bruins and wanted a meal that could appeal to the group we were with; Ward 8 seemed to fit everyone's appetite. We were greeted nicely by the hostess and seated immediately. However, on review of the menu, we found out they were only serving brunch. It would have been helpful if the website advertised this information, as we were not aware it was brunch only and you could not access the lunch menu. Additionally, the waiter could have smiled a bit more.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our food was great and the ambiance was nice, however our waiter was remarkably unfriendly throughout the entire meal, which made for an uncomfortable experience overall.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great dining experience all around!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I really like the food and service at Ward 8. Unfortunately, for dinner before a Celtics game, it was so noisy, so loud, and somewhat earsplitting. My husband and I had difficulty enjoying the experience. We might go again, but not on a game night...

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We told the waitress we were splitting two dishes and hey cut everything in half and gave us extra platters.

Most accommodating service. Great food and drinks too!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Love the food... great place for a group ... alway love to bring friends there.

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