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Symphony 8

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American, Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta
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Symphony 8
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8 Westland Ave., Boston, MA 02115
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8 Westland Ave., Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-1200
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chef Joshua Davis screws vendors

The food was very bad becuase Chef Joshua Davis and his so called Red Paint Hospitality company are terrible. They didn't pay the cleaning crew that did the pre opening cleaning. I guess karma bites. Out of business in no time. You cant screw hard working class people...and be successful. Thats... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2013
Lara Y
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The food was very bad becuase Chef Joshua Davis and his so called Red Paint Hospitality company are terrible. They didn't pay the cleaning crew that did the pre opening cleaning. I guess karma bites. Out of business in no time. You cant screw hard working class people...and be successful. Thats just great...I love it

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phoenix arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

There are not a lot of choices around symphony hall unless you like Asian food. Food was okay, service passable. The Arnold Palmer was terrible and they used BBQ sauce on fajitas. Who does that? Reuben sandwich was very good, as were the sweet potato fries.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We went here before the Pops. Everything was perfect except the "background" music that hurt my ears and brain. This place seems to draw patrons who are headed to Symphony Hall. This music was quite a contrast to anything you'd hear there. But they have a great selection of fabulous affordable burgersand a lot of other great selections.

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Hillsborough
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This isn't the prettiest place, but it was a decent deal. They seated, served, and billed us inside of an hour so we had time to make our performance at the Symphony. We had our drinks right away and ordered two appetizers to share. The hummus serving is more than a grocery-store container so we had to ask for more... More 

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Andover, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

My wife and I each had different burgers, and both were very good. However, the delays and poor service overwhelmed the meal. I suggest you look for an alternative if you want to enjoy your dinner out.

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

This restaurant has gone downhill in the past few months. On a Boston Symphony concert night, all restaurants around were packed and we went to Symphony 8 as the only one that had availability. Actually, there were two tables occupied our of about 20. At 7:00pm, if I was management I would really be worried. Where is management in fact?... More 

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Road Town, Tortola
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011 via mobile

This place is simply rubbish. Don't waste a moment even thinking about going there. Plenty of good bars and restaurants in Boston, this place deserves to go under.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

We dined at the Irish pub component called Siansa 8. It looked like they bought an Irish Pub Kit and deployed it with some Boston sports memorabilia. Our server did a good job. She kept the whole bar area fed and watered on her own. The food was a little overcooked. We had some trashy bar food that was just... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

This is the best of poor dining choices near symphony hall but visit for the convenience , not the food

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ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Ate here early on a Saturday evening before a show at the Huntington. Wide range of food choices and decent prices for the area. The specialty drinks were a bit too expensive for us. We would have loved to try the Scorpion Bowl but at $20, we opted for beer. The food was good. We had two hours to kill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Westland Ave., Boston, MA 02115
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 267-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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