We go to Ward 8 each year for our anniversary and have never been disappointed. The cocktails are fantastic and the food is always filling, but never over-indulgent. Waitresses are friendly and we always feel well looked after. I would recommend Ward 8 to anyone looking for a date night, girls night out, or just a place to sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance.
The drinks were good, but the service was slow and the portions were small. I'd recommend as a spot to pop in for drinks and maybe an appetizer, but not a full meal.
Easy place to grab a bite near the Garden. Went for a work lunch, and it was great!
Best salads ever and best drinks!!
Highly recommend! Very cozy.
Place was nice. Not anything great, but not anything to really complain about.
Their signature "Ward 8" cocktail seemed to be nothing but sour mix, but then the Old Fashioned I ordered was great.
Food was good, but nothing to really write home about.
Biggest concern of the evening was that they had their front windows wide open because the weather was kinda nice. But the tall buildings around created a wind tunnel effect that felt we had a big fan on us for our whole meal. And it was VERY loud, not because of the noise in the restaurant, but of the 6 lane heavily trafficked road 5 yards from our table. We would've moved tables but the place was too crowded.
Drinks were very good. Food was overpriced considering most of it came out at or around room temperature.
So amazing! Those duck wings!
Delicious brunch great menu
Went for brunch on Mother’s Day. Food and service were both great. Highly recommend.
The food was great, the drinks were great, must see!
Celebrated a Birthday here. Went specifically for the oyster shooters & they were only on the brunch menu. Please make them available all the time.
The wait staff seemed non-existent and was terribly slow. We ordered drinks and then ordered apps over 10 mins later and the apps came before our drinks. While the food was excellent the service left a lot to be desired!
Enjoyed having dinner and drinks here before Bruins game. Was crowded and loud as expected. Service was good despite crowd. The meals were just okay - nothing special. Appetizers were great. Overall a good experience.
Great for before Celtics game
Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service was excellent. Salads and sandwiches were on point.
We came before the Cher concert and none of my friends had been here. They all enjoyed their choices. I knew they would. The duck wings are a MUST!!! We should have ordered more. The service was spot on. The atmosphere was charged, very busy, very chatty, but fun! This is a great spot near TD Garden.
awesome as always. The food was delicious and the drinks very drinkable. Service was great and price very reasonable.
Limited lunch menu is served until 5 on Sundays which is kind of strange when you make a dinner reservation for 4:30. Appetizers are expensive, but everything we ordered was delicious.
Service mediocre and way too loud
Solid bar with good bistro style food. They specialize in cocktails
Great food and drink! Service was outstanding!
Always a great meal.
Overpriced and very limited menu
Good ambiance, lively and energetic. Good selection of beer on draught.
Six of us went there for Sunday Brunch. Everyone loved what they ordered. Out waiter was very attentive. The prices were very reasonable. One person ordered the steak and eggs and it looked outstanding! Try it sometime!
If you're going for an upbeat bar scene, then this is the place to go. Otherwise, it's really very loud for dinner. Still, the drinks and the food are fantastic!
We were in town for the weekend for the Bruins game and needed a nosh before the game. I had the French toast bread pudding and my wife had the lobster roll. The French toast was great, but I would have liked one more slice for the money. My wife liked the roll, but would have like more chunks of lobster and the roll toasted. Overall good food and the waiter was pretty good. The place is compact; long and narrow and the sound reverberates, so it was quite load. Fortunately we sat by the window, so we may have avoided the bulk of the noise. Certainly worth a try if you are looking for a quick meal at a reasonable price; the French toast was quite good.
Loved the small plates (especially the pork buns). Drinks were interesting as well. A little expensive for not a ton of food, but if you want variety this is the place!
Great, great service...food was very good, though not as great as normal...skip the shishito peppers...awful...
Very disappointed in my recent experience at Ward 8. We went to have dinner before an 8pm concert nearby, with reservations at 6pm. It should have been plenty of time, but it took 40 minutes for appetizers to arrive, and the main entrees never arrived. We had to leave at 7:45pm in order to get to the show, and the food still had not been served. Two hours should be plenty of time to have dinner. The server was excellent and apologetic but clearly something was wrong in the kitchen. I've been to Ward 8 many times, both before events and on non-event days but never experienced anything like this before.
Don’t go here before a Garden event. They can’t handle the volume at bar and kitchen.
Had a table for 4, 15 minutes to get a drink and well over an hour for our meal. Unacceptable to the patrons. We go to many games and shows at Garden and thought We would give this place a try. Never will go back here.
Super loud, to the point of being unable to have a conversation among those at our table.
Food was average. Ramen was very good, fried chicken sandwich was tough and stringy. Burger was good. Overall would not return.
We went for brunch on a Saturday before a 1pm Bruins game. It was our first time here and will defintely not be our last. We got a bottle of champagne, which came with a small carafe of your juice of choice. I had the avocado toast, whic was topped with 2 poached eggs and cotija cheese. SO GOOD!
So good. Easy access and great for brunch. Def worth the value.
Ordered the steak frites and they came out raw. Waitress was very responsive and took them back right away. However, she came back with them not even 5 minutes later and clearly weren’t cooked still. No follow up from management or the waitress from there. Didn’t even eat the dish and still paid for it.
Good was awful
As a parent with two very hangry kids, it was so nice of Brian to hold our OpenTable reservation while we were stuck in traffic. By the time we parked, every place had a 30+ minute wait. He rocks!
Our waitress was attentive and got our order in right away and food came out FAST. I mean super fast. Not sure how they pulled that off with it that crowded. Very loud bustling city spot on a Friday evening and it made for a perfect pre-game experience. Food was solid. My son’s burger was juicy and tasty. The Mac and cheese was good.
Between the service and food we will definitely be back to Ward 8!
Great location if taking in a show at the Garden. Great food and prices are on par for Boston. Good cocktails and solid beer selections. Only issue for me was the noise. Between the sound system and surrounding conversations it was difficult to hear the person sitting two feet across from me. Otherwise a solid place to go and I would visit again.
Our food was good. The shishito peppers were yummy. The salmon and chicken roulade a bit over cooked. Our waiter was helpful.
A great brunch place in Boston! I came here with a group of four people. We split a bottle of champagne and a couple of carafes of juice. Our food needed hot sauce but they were able to provide that quickly and that helped a bunch. Service was ok. Our server seemed like she didn't want to be there but we didn't let that dampen the mood.