Twenty8 Food & Spirits

3.5
397 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Twenty 8 Food & Spirits is an upscale restaurant & bar featuring regional, sustainable American cuisine with a modern flair that utilizes an exhibition style stone hearth oven to create flatbreads, appetizers and light entrees.
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3.6
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We went out to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday with some family and friends. We were in the restaurant for over 2 hours because of the extremely slow service. We were assigned a waiter who reported it was his first day and I felt extremely bad because they assigned him two large parties to manage at once (my party of 11 and another party of about 10) and he was having a hard time managing them both. I asked the manager for another waiter or waitress in efforts to improve the quality of service. Instead the manager pulled one of bartenders who was running back and forth from the busy bar when she could (not often) as well as the original waiter so it did not make a difference in service.

One of the people in my party received a drink with a bug in it, another person ordered a steak and was not served until after the entire rest of the party was served and ate, the steak was also overcooked. We waited an additional 25 minutes for 1 dessert and the checks. Once the checks came out some were wrong and had some mathematical errors.

Overall, the service was extremely slow, the food was mediocre, the restaurant was very loud, several obnoxious guests and the nicest thing about the place was the ambiance.

I would not recommend.

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ChrisS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined prior to a New England Patriots game. Unfortunately, did not know that only a buffet was offered as opposed to the regular menu you would see on the Open Table app or the restaurant website. The food was good, with plenty of options, but just really didn’t budget the buffet cost as part of our day. Again, everything was fine, or main waiter Jonathan was very good, so no real complaints about food, service, or the restaurant in general. Our time at Twenty8 was enjoyable.

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CherylC
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service over an hour to place our order. Cesar Salad has tomatoes and mushrooms which was obviously wrong and served with the dinner an hour and a half after being seated. Rice was cold. They did credit the food which was the right thing to do but we will not go back.

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AWESOME
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe the host and Kelly the waitress were SUPERB! They went above and beyond! Food was to die for!

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Jamm
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I used to love it here! Food is still really good but there was only one waitress for the whole restaurant so service was extremely slow. There were nice helpers refilling water but they really needed more help.

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ChristinaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The waitress was not attentive at all. We had to ask five times for water. Even when we asked other staff to get our waitress we ended up waiting a very long time before we had any attention. The food was fantastic when it came out, but everything seem to take forever. The restaurant was not even busy.

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vipCapeCodDiners
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Somewhat limited menu, but decent food. Good option if staying at hotel, but otherwise wouldn't go out of my way to dine here.

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KathleenC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was understaffed, the taps weren’t working correctly, cocktail wasn’t made correctly. Food was mediocre at best. Wedding reception/cocktail hour was in the main restaurant, the line for their drinks was so long they were coming to the bar which was greatly understaffed.

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vipTina
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very tasty (short rib poutine was awesome) and service was very good. Restaurant was kind of empty/quiet but wait staff knew we were there for an event at Gillette stadium and made sure to keep the meal moving along at a good pace.

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vipcherieee
New England
120 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was very hectic due to a concert at the stadium, waitress very nice and kept apologizing for the drink and food wait. Food when we got it was good. Extremely loud. The man sitting at the next table very close to us shouted through out dinner to be heard but was louder than necessary.

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vipdonotneedanickname
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good place before a game/concert. needless to say crowded, but waiter was very good service was fast & friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Evening !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible! We went there before the monster truck jam and it took an hour and 10 mins for us to get our food. The 3 tables next to us actually walked out so they didn’t miss the start of the show. I ordered a Caesar salad with salmon and the salmon was dry and WAY over cooked. I was shocked as the reviews of this place were pretty decent so maybe they were just understaffed but it was a Saturday night so you think they would have been prepared.

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editor
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice pre-game dinner. Food was excellent, service was fast and welcoming.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was very helpful with my sons allergies. The place was very quiet and a nice place to have a relaxing meal. The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was our anniversary. We had stayed at the hotel and dined at Twenty8 two years ago. Very limited menu. The wait staff were not engaged with the diners. They were congregated among themselves along with the bartender talking to a friend at the bar. The scallops (4) were served on 1/2 cup of faro with 1/4 cup of unidentified greens. No flavor and an unappealing presentation for $26.00. The rib eye was small served with 1/4 cup of potatoes and 4 asparagus spears. Asked for sambuca on the rocks for dessert beverage. They did not have any sambuca. Asked for sparkling water with ice and lime. Waitress brought warm bottle with no glass and did not open it. The restaurant had two other tables occupied at the time. Very disappointing!

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vipTravellah
New England
81 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Expensive meal. Surprisingly, not crowded for the great meal we had. You might get more people with a price drop.

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vipES17
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation here by mistake thinking it was another place. What a great mistake! I have very low expectations of hotel restaurants and wouldn’t have looked twice at this place. After the delicious meal here, boy has my opinion changed!

The braised short rib poutine was out of this world delicious! The short rib pizza was a huge let down after the phenomenal poutine. I really don’t think there was any beef in it. Put some of the fantastic poutine beef on top of the pizza and it would be bomb!

The service was great! It was not a busy night, so we had the chance to chat a bit with the staff which was enjoyable.

I’ve recommended the poutine to a few people this week, and will definitely be back!

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Twenty8 needs to update there web page. I was looking forward to an item on the menu, seared scallops w/risotto as well as a steak for my husband. When we got there and sat down found a very limited menu, typical hotel variety. Had to wait for over 1/2 hour for a pizza as the cook/pizza man had to replenish his supplies ( cheese, dough) during the dinner hour. The dining room is next to a banquet hall w/no wall, only a curtain. We happened to be there during a bas mitzfa so alot of you young people screaming and music was loud.
We ordered a beer and wine and to our disbelief both were wrong. We had the drinks for another table and they had ours.
There really was no reason to use Open Table, should have been a sign of what to expect, as there were ample tables available. Have to admit the bar was pretty crowded.

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Linda
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very interesting ambiance. The food was delicious and choices fir breakfast were unique.

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PaulM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table seating is open and not very intimate. Food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after a movie for dinner. We were greeted with a very peasant lady that offered us purse holders and changed our napkins to black. So nice. Jason brought us drinks we had great flatbread pizzas. Food was so good. The atmosphere was quiet and the restaurant was warm! The spacing between the tables was fantastic so you did not feel you were on top of each other. After dinner we had coffee and Jason left the table with a small pot of coffee the meal and atmosphere was so delightful we will return

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vipstephche
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have dined at the restaurant many times but noticed that the appetizer portions (nachos, wings, tacos) have become much smaller and the menu prices have increased. It's not great value for the basic menu items that they offer. The restaurant was not busy but yet it was extremely noisy due to screaming kids in a nearby sitting/drinks area. It's unfortunate because they allow kids to run freely with very little supervision.

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vipDinearound
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve early dinner before a movie. Restaurant was empty. Waitress and hostess were welcoming. Food was pretty bad. Husband had hamburger served on soggy roll. I ordered chicken dish. Chicken was not cooked through and had to be sent back. Waitress was very apologetic. Chicken came back over cooked and dry. Limited menu and empty restaurant, the kitchen shouldn’t have had any issues with our order. We probably won’t not go back.

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vipDeniseH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Appetizers and Dinner were very good. Service was aweful. Waited 10 minutes for 2 draft beers, resturaunt was not busy. I ordered a cocktail, waitress left table, never cleared dishes, never asked 3 other guests if they needed anything. Then my cocktail never came. Bartender finally walked over to apologize that she spaced was watching football game and chatting. Really? I would try it again because the food is very good and it's a cool-looking place.

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vipDouglasW
New England
54 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for a late evening dinner. Food was amazing and service was excellent.

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viphappytoeat
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers and manager were very attentive. Thanks Craig for your hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and I were standing for 10 minutes inside nobody came to talk to us or even try to figure out why we were there. I tried to get their attention; they acted like they don’t see me standing there until I just left. Keep in mind the place wasn’t even busy only 2 tables were occupied with some additional people at the bar.

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HowardR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

As other reviewers have noted, we ordered our food and after 45 minutes it had not arrived. The staff made minimal attempts to get our food out and provided no explanation for delay. They seem in above their heads

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vipJoeD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I gave this restaurant a one because I couldn’t give it anything lower. Ordered our food at 5:30. It didn’t arrive until 7:00 with one of our entrees missing. We saw several diners leave without receiving their meals. I strongly suggest you consider other restaurants.

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AlexandraL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a reservation for a family birthday dinner prior to the revolution soccer game. We got seated right away but were not seen to for over 20 minutes. Once the waitress came over, she was friendly and apologetic. We put in our order and 40 minutes later still nothing. I asked the waitress how much longer and she mentioned they were very backed up and didn’t know. There was a wedding going on and I don’t know if they were short staffed or they didn’t have the appropriate number of servers but they obviously could not handle both a wedding and dinner reservations. We cancelled our order after waiting 50 minutes with no food and ate in the stadium. This was our first time and last time going to this restaurant.

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JoshP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really bad experience here on Saturday. Most frustrating part was that the menu listed online is nothing like what was offered when we arrived. It contained about half of the items and the only vegetarian option was a green salad. When we asked staff about a vegetarian option it seems to present a big challenge. How can a restaurant in such a prime location have nothing to offer vegetarians?

Service was very slow. Half of the staff was running around overwhelmed while the other half couldn’t have been less helpful. It wasn’t terribly busy as we were there on the early side. I can’t imagine what it looks like when the place is full. Yikes.

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AbbyM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely go again!

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JoshD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and great food!! Awesome service and the drinks were great. The wife and I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and convent. .

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MarkV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

For a Friends' night out, this was a nice atmosphere. The venue is open and modern feeling. We had a table by the window and felt it was easy to talk and did not feel like we were too close to our neighboring tables. The service was very good with wait staff getting it just about right with being attentive and not checking in too frequently. Everyone was reasonably happy with the food, though it was not outstanding. The apps were solid, but my falafel wrap was just okay. Falafel was a little underdone and the add-ins were underwhelming for a falafel sandwich. Others were okay with their meals though no one was raving. I think we will go back because it was a nice gathering place for us and the food was good enough.

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MatthewF
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

attractive space, good food, limited options however... good service.

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vipDateNight
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Springs in booth seats are broken, you can barely get in and out because you’re sinking so low!
Cheese fondu appetizer was delicious, but waitress took it away from us before we could finish it. Calamari was dry and burnt. We decided not to stay for the dinner because the experience was terrible.

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vipFoodie814
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is great, always friendly and our waitress put up with my boyfriend asking to taste the beer lol so that’s a huge pro! Pear martini was fantastic. We had the gnocchi with short ribs and falafel sandwich. Both really great! Pizza looked fantastic but we didn’t try it (yet). We shared the flourless chocolate cake and it was ok, sort of a small portion which is fine with me. We will definitely be back.

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lisa
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall the restaurant was good, the biggest complaint was the slow service. One bartender only on a Saturday night didn't make sense. Kitchen also was slow although the food was good.
our waitress was good and helpful.

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Twenty8 Food & Spirits offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 216-1668.

Twenty8 Food & Spirits is rated 3.5 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.

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