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Ward 8

4.6
4.6
1089 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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2 people

23:30


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (617) 823-4478

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event or office lunch! Please contact us directly for details.

  • Private party facilities

    WARD 8 welcomes parties of various sizes ranging from 12 guests to a full buyout for a seated meal or standing reception.

  • Private party contact

    Rob Haberek: (617) 823-4478

  • Area

    West End

  • Cross Street

    Medford St.

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available, as well as public lot located behind restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    We are located around the corner from North Station MBTA Station which is accessible by the Orange and Green lines and the Commuter Rail.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • $5 Mimosas at Brunch!

    Multiple dates available
    Sat - 10:00 - 14:15
    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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What 1,089 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent and well priced. Service was not good! The waitresses were very sweet and polite but overwhelmed even though the restaurant was fairly empty at the time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner with family was wonderful. The outdoor dining experience was perfect. Appetizers and desserts were a little on the expensive side, but delicious enough to splurge, especially for special occasions.
  3. i

    idac

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was tasty; drinks were good Outdoor dinning was very nice; Busy staff / understaffed so service took awhile
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! They took a bit with the drinks but the food came out SO quickly. They were tentative and kind!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I’d ordered a particular item on the menu. I did not receive it. When I told the waiter he tried to tell me what I ordered wasn’t actually on the menu and that what I’d been given was most close to it. I pointed out that I looked at the menu and chose something there he told the menu wasn’t accurate. I then saw another table receive the exact menu item I had originally ordered. I couldn’t be bothered to get into a back and forth with the waiter when there were other people around so I just didn’t eat it and gave it to my dining companions.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The back door was open and people (I think employees) were smoking marijuana outside and it made the entire restaurant smell of smoke. Food was great and service was slow.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and waffles for brunch was delicious!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Having a casual Saturday brunch w my friend, and it was exactly what we were looking for. Found this place bc they had $5 mimosas, but we also tried some cocktails and the crab cake benedicts to die for! Would recomend 100% if you're looking not to spend that much money and still get great food, service and ambiance
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It was a friends get together with 5 couples 10 people total. The drinks where filled with crushed ice and a small amount of liquid for $15 per drink. The appetizers were great however the serving were so very small. We ordered chips and guac and there wasn’t enough chips for the guacamole. We also ordered the tuna app which was so delicious but again it did not come with anything to scoop it up or put on it. The food itself was very underwhelming. The chicken dish only came with 3 small piece of broccoli rab , I small amount of purée, and the potatoes were over cooked and burnt so they only tasted burnt. The chicken was dry. The salmon was very small portion and dry. Turkey burgers and steak was good but steak small portion.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Service was very very slow
  11. N

    Noons

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food and service were ok. A little noisy due to traffic.
  12. JF

    JoseF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Fair quality. Outdoor seating is uncomfortable. Would not return
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was meciocre. My chicken sandwich was fatty and dark meat gross. My husband liked his. Fries good. We made reservation for 615. Got messsge less than 24 hour before moving us and said private event. We sat on patio which was basically a parking lot. I was disappointed. Hadn’t been in about 7-8 years. Wouldn’t go back.
  14. s

    samanthah

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love our experience at Ward 8! Staff was great and so was the food, the portions just seemed alittle small.
  15. KR

    KatieR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was great and outdoor patio was nice, but service was incredibly slow!
  16. PP

    PPPadre

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were outdoors as that was the only dining option. Service was fair - not very attentive- my wife said her Salmon was best she has had lately. My ahi Tuna sandwich was good. Others had salad, a burger, they seemed OK though not glowing. Inside might have contributed to a better ambiance as the dense that separated us from traffic was not attractive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Wasn’t impressed with the food or cocktails. Service was just okay.
  18. C

    Car63

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice high to in back, good wait staff , food was hot and fresh
  19. c

    cfcl

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Outdoor patio was nice, casual. Only problem is that it sits on the corner of a main intersection. Very loud. Lots of traffic, ambulances etc. and if patio is full (it wasn’t) will be ever louder. Food was good but very few selections as far as sandwiches and especially salads. Probably won’t be returning.
  20. RS

    RickS

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Drinks equally good, and the service was excellent.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had a hair in my food and my date got the chicken sandwich and it was grey and undercooked. It’s too loud in there as well. Would not recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating, excellent, efficient and very friendly.
  23. B

    Beth1

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    the help was non English speaking or mostly mentally challenged and could not get an order straight, ask how you like the burger cooked, did not know answers to simple menu or drink questions, brought an Old Fashioned without cherries (bar tender error). The servers mixed up the orders when they brought them, with only 4 at table. Music was BAD and Loud in my ear as next to speaker, table was sticky and so was the floor with spilled Beer. Not a great experience, though the food tasted good. I wasn't impressed in any way.
  24. TD

    TerryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot and amazing food. The cod dish was out of this world!
  25. N

    Nanky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted so nicely and the staff were extremely accommodating. We ate at the bar and the service, personalities and friendliness was outstanding!! The food and drinks were fabulous too, all at the right price!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great mothers day brunch!
  27. MB

    MaryB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice pub style atmosphere. The brunch food was great. Nice background music…….not too loud. Good Bloody Mary’s. Good service. My group of 8 will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went here before the Bruins game. They were nice, efficient, attentive, and had us in and out quickly. Prices were a little more expensive than I personally expected but well worth it
  29. AB

    AmeliaB

    Rhineland-Palat

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The food was the saving grace tonight. By the end of the night I was so embarrassed that I brought my friends and family here. The service was not up to Boston standard. The place was near empty, about four tables at various stages of dinner and we were an 8 top table. The poor waiter was new or overwhelmed. It was a wait to order between seating, drinks, and dinner, and we understand that with staffing shortages. But the wine selection was such a let down. First of all there is no variation in price of red wine, you’re paying $120 or $180 for a bottle of cab sav or by the glass. We saw a special for Tempranillo for $60 a bottle and ordered that but the waiter brought us an unchilled Pinot gris. He opened it but our mistake for not catching it before he did so. He says he can replace it for a Pinot noir at the same price point. He brings us the bottle but it was HOT. Must have been stored in the kitchen near the stoves. A bucket of ice brought it to a good temperature. However, we asked for 8 glasses. Only got two until we asked for more. This waiter only poured for tasting and nothing else. He was very green and we didn’t see anyone helping the poor guy. Also, only one bottle of the Pinot noir was available. By this time we didn’t want to get the $120 bottle of wine because we couldn’t trust that it’d be any good. As I said, the food was decent. Great spread that came out hot and timely. Ambiance was good with the candles, but damn the wine was bad and I felt bad for having the flag down the server all the time.
  30. MS

    MithaliS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were super accommodating of our large party and we’re able to seat the groups together. Thank you!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both enjoyed the chicken and waffles. The food was terrific. Our server was attentive and sweet. Love Ward 8!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bomb waffles and eggs Benedict!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Allie was amazing!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and cocktails but service was a little slow to start. Took awhile to get drinks and place our food order. Once our food was ordered it came quickly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and service. The food was delicious. It’s a fun place for brunch and friends.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a cute restaurant The food was fabulous 5.00 mimosas on the weekend Service was great
  37. K

    Kristina

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome. The food was really good. I didn’t love the drinks as much but we had a great time none the less.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was average and service was slow at first, waited 15 mins to be greeted by a server
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, fun and lively environment

FAQs

Ward 8 is rated 4.6 stars by 1089 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Ward 8

90 N. Washington St. Boston, MA 02114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Medford St.

  • Area

    West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available, as well as public lot located behind restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    We are located around the corner from North Station MBTA Station which is accessible by the Orange and Green lines and the Commuter Rail.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 823-4478

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event or office lunch! Please contact us directly for details.

  • Private party facilities

    WARD 8 welcomes parties of various sizes ranging from 12 guests to a full buyout for a seated meal or standing reception.

  • Private party contact

    Rob Haberek: (617) 823-4478

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