Ward 8

4.6
883 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!

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Sun 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM - 2:30 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bostongm
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Really slow service. Wicked slow, actually. Maybe the waiter was new, but what the hell? Drinks were empty - we want to have refills.

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vipk2p1965
New England
157 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner here with 2 friends. Food and service was good and we ate inside and they did a good job with social distancing. Prices ok by Boston standards. Would like to go back and try the brunch!

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SamanthaB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Beautiful night to eat outside.

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KL12
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were perfect. Made a reservation here because of the drink reviews and the bartender did not disappoint. Also would recommend the guacamole and soft pretzel for snacks. The tables were appropriately spaced for Covid as well. Will absolutely be returning!

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viplsalomons
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ward 8 was great. The lights and set up outside was very festive. The waiter was so nice and just the right amount of attentive. Though the menu is small, the cocktails and food were delicious. I highly recommend it.

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Carol
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The strawberry basil smash was an amazing drink! Loved the atmosphere and the Nutella waffles were very good!

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Jennifer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, very friendly staff! And food was terrific.

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Olivia
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time. I managed to score an open reservation last minute that night. The food, service, and drinks were all fantastic.

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vipAmandaK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They had a great outdoor set up! Service was amazing and the food was delicious.

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vipAlex
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Service was slow and the “hot cheese” with the pretzel was cold, as if it hadn’t been reheated all the way through. Not lukewarm, but cold. Nobody ever came back to check so we got our check to leave. They didn’t leave a pen, and we sat for another 25 minutes trying to get someone’s attention so we could sign our check.

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KellyD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Appreciated the covid precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun, great outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy Ward 8. A casual atmosphere with all the pleasures and pacing of a fine dining experience.

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SUCelery
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Waitstaff/host were attentive, friendly and prompt.
Incredibly noisy outdoor dining. Need more plants on the sidewalk/patio. It feels like you are sitting in the middle of traffic. Food is so-so.

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Anthony
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch!

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BobbyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Food was delicious, service was fantastic and the drinks were both delicious and incredibly well balanced. I can’t wait to head back and eat inside the beautiful space once it’s safe to do so. That being said, the outdoor patio is HUGE with a great vibe and a bunch of heater lamps. We’ll be back before the start of winter

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vipKirstenh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We got there early and no one else was there. It still took 15 minutes to get our order. I’m not sure what was going on, but we weren’t the priority. It looked like inexperience staff. I hope they get it together, it would be a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and and good atmosphere. There seemed to be limited staff so our waiter was quick and very to the point. But very good ramen and amazing cocktails’

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SteveH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Brunch was great! Drinks were amazing. Staff was friendly and attentive

Nice place!

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vipFebruary14
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor setup with distanced tables, heaters, and lights. Delicious food! Recommend the salmon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julian is amazing! Definitely go visit him and ask him for one of his cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100 percent satisfaction... Great hospitality and dining experience memorable.

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vipJoanC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat on their patio which runs along the road so ambiance is what it is. The food and service make up for any ambiance you think you want though. We were there for brunch. I had the Thai avocado salad and my husband had the steak and egg burrito. Both were stellar. I spied some patio heaters so hopefully patio season will be extended here 🙏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cool little spot with a multitude of options for cocktails that were unique and refreshing. It was right in the heart of Boston with a direct view of the bustling of the city. Our waitress was excellent and made great recommendations. We were there for brunch and had the best Nutella waffle and avocado toast ever. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Good drinks!

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shelbyk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal ambiance with both unique selections and standard selections of food. This is going to be my spot for out of town friends - whenever traveling and dining out in groups is safer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, service was terrible. Had a reservation and took until 40 minutes past our reservation time to get us seated. Getting service at the table took forever. The waiter was nice but forgot multiple things. They gave us the bill for a different table. Lots of dirty tables that weren’t bussed around us. The bathrooms were quite dirty and the soap dispenser was broken and lying on the floor.

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KrisJ
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We found this restaurant by reading reviews online and recently attended a Sunday Brunch. We had made a reservation since the weather looked beautiful and am so glad we did. We arrived early however were not able to be seated until the time of our reservation. No big deal. Although all staff we encountered were very pleasant, it was clear just from watching them they were wearing multiple hats or just very busy. (For example, the hostess was bussing tables.) We opted to sit inside as it was a little chilly out but they have a gorgeous bar that is the centerpiece of their space and is currently not being used due to covid. I felt that the interior ambiance was lacking due to this. In addition, I had hoped to try one of their Bloody Mary's but they had sold out by the time I ordered. (12:45ish). That was a bummer. On a positive note, we all very much enjoyed our food. I had the avocado toast which was pretty basic, but the eggs on top were poached perfectly and there was a nice side salad that accompanied it. Someone else in our party had the chicken and waffles and also the nutella waffles - both were fantastic. I would love to see this place in action during non-covid times as I thought it had the potential to have a cool vibe. The food being so good definitely enhanced our expereince.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The brunch food was spectacular. The service was lacking due to under staffing. Basically a host/manager, a single server, and a bartender in front of house for the entire restaurant including the outdoor patio. Had the staff not been spread so thin (long waits to get food order, remind waiter we ordered coffee, remind waiter we asked for sugar, give up on waiting for pepper) I think it would have easily been 5 stars. Again though, food was outstanding so hopefully it was just people called out that day and it’s not normally like that.

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vipBarbaraD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was short staffed so it took awhile to get the food. We enjoyed our meals though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating! They went above and beyond to help me and a few friends move to indoor dining so we could sit by our other friends, even though our reservation was for outside. Cheers and thanks for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Will def be back!

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vipCarlosF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. Great service. Really nice cocktails.
Brunch is great

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vipHowardH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were not happy with our brunch. The eggs Benedict was cold. The salmon Benedict was cold and they forgot the hollandaise sauce. When I got it, the sauce and the food was cold. Not enough umbrellas to protect everyone from the sun on a hot day. All four of us agreed that brunch was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great experience!

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vipJuliaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was nonexistent. 21$ for a salad (and more expensive than chicken sandwich) is ridiculous. Sucks for a vegetarian. The grilled halloumi tasted like butt. I tried to like this place on many occasions but I’m going to have to stop coming here.

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DawnN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great playlist! Spicy cucumber margarita was delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - frozen aperol spritz, Bang!!!

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Aida
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A bit too overpriced for what they offer. I was not impressed at all.

FAQs

Ward 8 does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Ward 8 is rated 4.6 stars by 883 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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