Ward 8

4.5
973 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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AndrewC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Management seems to have taken too many reservations and the kitchen staff was overwhelmed, delaying food to about 30 min. Service was good but need to get on top of lead times.

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vipScottP
New England
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud and seating was very close.

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vipMarshaD
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside- wait staff was excellent

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JessK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Average brunch food, crappy service. Had the crab cake benedict and it was good but nothing special. Nice atmosphere.

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AnneB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent service and great vibes. a bit expensive and loud but I really enjoyed myself.

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Bos114
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy W8. opted to sit inside near open windows instead of patio. For apps we had burrata toast w shisto peppers, fresh quac and ducks wings - burrata was fresh and creamy, quac and chips made to order and duck wings had great spicy marinate. everyone enjoyed entrees which included fresh ahi tuna with pear salad and healthy option of W8 bowl w spinach, farro quinoa fresh pears and apples w tasty lite dressing. 4 or 5 nice salad combos to chose from with grains, greens and fruit w add-ins like salmon and steak available. in house choc/vanilla cream for desert - triple sized. as always, a great selection of beers and craft cocktails. service, price point and atmosphere can't be beat.

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GradMom
New England
47 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Great food, service wasn’t great but frankly I understood that because I know help is so hard to find. What I was most concerned about at this restaurant was how close the tables were to each other during this pandemic. They seem to think it’s fine to have strangers sitting 2.5 feet away from each other. I didn’t feel good about that at all and they should smarten up.

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CaptKen
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an outside reservation so obviously one would expect the noise level to be higher. We were seated punctually and our waiter greeted us soon after we sat down. We were very impressed with how quickly our food arrived. Most in our group were satisfied with our food with the exception of the Fish & Chips which was slightly undercooked.

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ChrisA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here before a concert at TD Garden. Casual atmosphere, good food, great drinks.

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StacyS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so kind and attentive! Very accommodating and the drinks and food were delicious!!

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BrennaM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family, all of us very much enjoyed our time and experience

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SEEL2012
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a later reservation for an outside seat, arrived on time and were seated quickly. We did not have a scannable menu board on our table and no one came over to the table right away, so we found the menu on their website ourselves. We were unable to find any dessert menus online, so a missed opportunity perhaps. Waitstaff wasn't super friendly but brought drinks and fries (the only food we ordered) quickly. Prices were a bit high for the serving size. Everything was tasty and people watching was stellar in this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had reservations and were sat a little earlier than our scheduled time. We had drinks from the bar that we brought with us. I’m not sure if that’s why but no one ever came to the table after we were sat. I had to stop a server as she was walking by. I felt like we never had a dedicated server and whoever was available brought our stuff. The girl we put our order in with never came back and the hostess (or manager?) actually brought our drink refills. If we lived in Boston, I would never come here again.

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jame
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, $5 mimosas, and chicken and waffles for a perfect brunch :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The patio could be great if there was greenery or something to separate it more from the street, but with just the railings, it feels like you’re eating in the road. I would also say everything was overpriced for what it was. It was good but not up to the price standard based on how basic it was.

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vipWendyE
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food and service are great. Our waiter was so kind and attentive to our group of 9, including 4 small children.
But this outdoor dining experience almost shouldn’t be allowed - placed at a very busy intersection on N Washington Street, it is SO loud and traffic fumed. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures and if it allows people to dine out during a pandemic, great. But the ambiance is really tough.

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garye
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Second time there for brunch. Both times, very satisfied with food quality and amount.

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MitchBTV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. It’s hard to beat great cocktails and awesome food. Had the fried chicken sandwich and old bay wings. Phenomenal choices. Good mixologists as well!

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whatsfordinnertonight
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We reserved a table for a Friday night dinner. This place is usually fully booked. Unfortunately, we did not get outdoor. Staff was sweet and nice to talk to.

We went in and ordered 5 drinks. All of them were full of ice.

My Moscow Mule came in approx 10oz mug. And 3/4th of my mug was filled with ice. Please ask for no or less ice.

Also called for chips and Guac, Guac was good.
French fries were soggy and the dip it came with was ridiculous.

By this point, I was so disappointed that we decided to leave without ordering dinner. These things cost us around $85 + tip. I am not going again.

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LauraD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brunch: food was solid. Didn't love the decor - if you can call it that. Server was attentive. Bloody Mary had almost no vodka in it but i didn't mind as I'm not really a day drinker. If you are looking for something stronger though, this wasn't it. It was overall just fine.

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shaylac
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun! Patio is great, drinks were great. Food was yummy. Love Ward 8. It's on my list of places to keep going back to.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The space, people, and drinks were great! But it seemed like the kitchen had a very off night… I’d go back for cocktails before a concert, but not for the food.

Very clean and very nice front of house staff.

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KimD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food, server & atmosphere were all top notch. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

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StephanieR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outside dining near the busy street is fun but can be loud at times. The waitress was phenomenal but she was definitely working too many tables at one time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bets guac I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Raw fish and the place was beyond loud. Worst fish I have ever had.

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Angela
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for brunch and good menu — loved the classic breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was openly hitting on my friend’s girlfriend and winking at her which was annoying

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DDGG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and had a great experience! Made an outdoor reservation and it was surprisingly not crowded outdoors even though it was Father's Day. Loved the make-your-own mimosa situation and our server was great!

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vipDanielD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was great. I’d go back again

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GoodEats
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came here for the first time for Taco Tuesday! Definitely recommend the chicken tacos, they were amazing. Great drinks and service too! It was a cool and quirky spot (:

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KathyL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Awful Outdoor seating. On corner of loud busy street. Did not stay.

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SportsGirl
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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
122 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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Ward 8 is rated 4.5 stars by 973 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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