A surprisingly urban space highlighted by industrial elements reminiscent of the No. 8 mill for which it is named, No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits at once embraces its history and exemplifies modern trends. Featuring a forward-thinking menu dominated by shareable small plates and carefully crafted cocktails, No. 8 brings an urban experience to Amesbury.
No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits takes its name from the No. 8 mill that once occupied its location and towered over Amesbury’s Main Street. Built in 1862 and destroyed by a fire in 1929, the mill was home to both the Hamilton Woolen Company and the Bailey Carriage Company and was replaced by a row of retail spaces in the 1930’s.
The 94-seat restaurant embraces its history, juxtaposing a 1930’s shop feel with mill fixtures and furnishings. Designed by studioTYAK, No. 8 seamlessly integrates historic and contemporary elements. Reclaimed wood, metal factory chairs and a sign for the original mill give nods to the past, while clean lines and an open kitchen create a modern industrial feel. Diners can sit comfortably at the bar, or cozy up in carriage-seat inspired black leather banquettes. A 10-seat chef’s table and full dining room occupy the rear of the space. Full windows frame the entry way, welcoming guests off the street. In the warmer months, No. 8’s patio offers al fresco dining with beautiful views of the Powwow River and its historic falls.
No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits | 37 Main Street, Amesbury Massachusetts | ph. 978.792.5476 | Info@No8Kitchen.com