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Fri, 2/23
10:30 PM
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Ward 8

563 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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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
Please contact for more details.
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Private party contact
Mike Wyatt: (617) 823-4478
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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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 563 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdipied (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I always enjoy a trip to Ward 8. Great for Sunday brunch or just grabbing cocktails. The bartenders are always having fun and you can tell they love what they do. The cocktail and food menus always have something for everyone.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

There were 4 of us having dinner prior to heading to City Winery for a concert. We had lots of wine and the people dining enjoyed the chicken sandwich, Mac and cheese, flatbread and the bacon cheese fries. Everyone loved their food and the atmosphere was quaint but casual. Will definitely recommend this place and also return myself.

DrT88 (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a very early 5:30pm reservation on a Saturday night, and we actually got there 20 minutes early. They sat us right away, however the waitress was really rushing and pushing us to order really fast. Soon after we ordered our drinks, she wanted to take our order for food. We told her we would just like to enjoy your drinks first, before we ordered appetizers and entrées. She came back five minutes later saying we can’t do that. So we placed our order for the appetizers. A few minutes later she comes by and wants to take our entrée order. We tell her we are not ready, and that we want to enjoy our experience. By the way the whole place was empty. They were just only people sitting at the bar, every table was empty. She came back another time a couple minutes later, and we just gave up and gave her our order. There was literally no reason to rush us so much when the place was truly empty. This kind of ruined our special meet up experience with my friends. The drinks and food were really good, however this experience with the waitress really put us in a sour mood.

JaneD (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Awesome restaurant - great food, great service, & great ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines Day, a few specials - creative options, good food & presentation. A little "loud", but nice overall - we'll be back!

junie18 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The location is stellar, just around the corner from the Garden. The bar area is large and tends to get very loud, so loud in fact, that if you're seated at a table when the bar area fills up, you won't be able to have a conversation with your dining companion. The food is really good, I highly recommend the Duck Wing appetizer.

Westinghouse1 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This is good addition to the downtown brunch options and pre-Garden sports meal.
The food is very tasty, good menu and very good service. It is casual, a neighborhood feel that is urban and contemporary, and a good meeting place for friends, family or co-workers.

Walidh (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is great but the service is horrendous! Instantly gives the impression of being understaffed, had to wait a while to get greeted and seated, the waitress seemed very rushed, and we had to call her to clean our table. The worst thing though was that the milk provided for me, to go in my coffee, was given to me in a dirty cup. The cup had oil and pepper in it! Honesty disgusting!

The food is good but I won't return, really bad service and they require to teach the staff on things like making sure the dishes are clean before serving and proper customer service.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great! Can’t complain. Great meal.

vipBuffParents (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent! It was a bit noisy, crowded, and service was slow, but it was understandable as we went just before a Celtics game. It was our third time at Ward 8 and it won’t be the last!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Friendly staff! Great music and atmosphere!! The food was ok but nothing I would rave about. Comfort: if you sit against the wall in the booth style seats, you’ll be comfortable. However if you sit in a chair and your butt is larger than a size 8 or 10, you may find yourself fighting to get comfortable. Drink heads up: Depending on your pallet, you may find the “Hang Ten” a bit sour. Will definitely come back to hang out at the bar. Overall it’s a nice place.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Googled10 best sports bars in Boston. This place came up. Not a sports bar at all.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Went to Ward 8 before a Celtics game with my 13 year old niece. We were seated quickly and our waitress was excellent. Drinks and food came quickly and were very good. My niece had the Mac & Cheese but asked to leave out the broccoli, it was rich and yummy, I would have liked the broccoli to cut that. I had the salmon with black rice, excellent.

vipIsabella (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Grabbed some apps and drinks here before the Celtics game - perfect location close to the garden. Apps came out fast and were quite good - the duck wings are awesome!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I went on a busy night before a Celtics game. The place was reasonably full (but not too crowded), but the acoustics made it extremely loud and everyone in my party of four had to keep repeating themselves and lean over to hear. We sat on the side of the restaurant. I have colleagues who sat in the back on other nights and didn't find the noise to be a problem (which is surprising to me).