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8th & Union Kitchen - Permanently Closed

3.7
3.7
281 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

8th & Union Kitchen is a Contemporary American Gastropub that It is located in Wilmington’s Little Italy neighborhood. The menu showcases some american favorites such as, Filet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, Fish & Chips and Crab Cakes. We also feature interesting dishes like, Pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup), Chicken Pad Thai and our own version of Pork Fried Rice. There's also a great selection of items to share including Calamari, Raw Oysters, Chili BBQ Wings. We have a substantial gluten free selection

The beverage program offers traditional, house, and Tiki cocktails that are crafted by hand. There are 14 draft beers focused on crafts with a moderately priced small distribution wine selection.

More than being just a restaurant, we want to offer our establishment as a neighborhood hub to the Wilmington community. A place that people will feel comfortable coming in wearing a t-shirt and jeans or business attire after a long day in the office.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 654-9780

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tara Kenyon

  • Catering

    Please contact Morgan

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining area is perfect for professional presentations, special occasions or holiday parties. Custom menus, dedicated staff and flexible furnishings make hosting any event an easy and memorable experience. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Morgan: (302) 894-1200

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Parking details

    Free adjacent parking. Street parking and additional parking around the corner on 8th. There is also parking available in the library behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop is on the corner.

  • Entertainment

    Trivia on Wednesday nights.Live Music Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BC

    BiancaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious! The atmosphere was great, our server was fabulous. My baby had a great time and enjoyed the food. So hard to find good gluten free restaurants, and 8th and Union certainly did not disappoint! The mimosas are fabulous!

  2. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The appetizers were ok but our meals were lackluster to downright bad. Even the lemonade was not good. Wait staff seemed indifferent. Wanted to like our meal much more than we did.

  3. F

    Finch

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Quiet for an afternoon (1:30) lunch. Pleasant staff

  4. FC

    FoodieCritic

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was really good. We started dinner at 5:30 on a Saturday night and they were out of several items, which seemed odd. Service was slow. The prices felt high, especially given the less-than-stellar service.

  5. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent gluten free options!!! Very nice place!

  6. AM

    AmiM

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for Happy Hour! The bar attender Joe is such an awesome guy! So very accommodating and also recommends good drinks and food. I love this place for their Buck a Shuck!

  7. MJ

    MJV1

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Went there for Sunday brunch to celebrate my sister's birthday. What a disappointment. The bartender was extremely rude to several in our party. Despite our reservation for 6 people, no table was ready when we arrived and the tables that were shoved together were of different sizes. Bloody Mary bar?? They have a nerve calling it that. For toppings just lemons, limes and a few olives. No pickles, celery, cucumber, peppers, bacon, shrimp. Then let's talk about the food. We waited nearly 30 minutes once we placed our orders and when the food arrived it was cold. For the eggs benedict they seem to use bearnaise sauce rather than hollandaise -- can you imagine eggs benedict without hollandaise sauce? Then the manager -- or rather the fill-in manager -- came over to ask how everything was and we told him. He listened politely but really made a lot of excuses -- cooks called in sick, short staffed, etc. We will NOT be returning ever again. Terrible experience.

  8. ST

    SarahT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    I was very disappointed. We went for Father's Day brunch. Our food took one and a half hours to get to us. We were told it is because the kitchen staff is new. Our server was lovely but didn't seem to know much about items on the menu. The food when we finally got it was very good, but the overall experience was disappointing and I likely will not eat there again. At least they did the right thing and comped our entrees.

  9. SL

    ShaunnaL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I was disappointed with my visit this time. It appeared that they were VERY understaffed and that the staff were new. Our meals took very long to come out from the kitchen and when they arrived, they were cold. The manager did come around and apologize for the experience. Nearly every other time that I have visited had been a great experience.

  10. L

    Lunch

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Quite expensive for "just ok" burgers and drinks. We had a party of 5 and just were not impressed enough to pay those prices for a mediocre menu. We will not be back.

  11. B

    Bleucat

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, good time was had by all. Burgers were very good

  12. CC

    CarolineC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails. Great food. Friendly staff. Half price drinks at happy hour and half price burgers on Mondays. Fun spot for families or couples or groups of friends.

  13. SV

    SaraV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    I would not recommend the chicken and waffles meal and the food took a very long time to come out. Other then that the look of the restaurant and the service was great! The parking lot is very small.

  14. KK

    KateK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch!! Service was friendly and food was delicious.

  15. D

    Donna

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I appreciate all the gluten free items. It’s got a great bar!

  16. d

    dinorsdl

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful experience on a Wednesday girls monthly dinner. Chris our server was so friendly and knowledgeable and made our evening that much more enjoyable. We will surely be back.

  17. JE

    JessicaE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Surprisingly, this is one of the better burgers in town, which you wouldn’t expect from an Asian fusion restaurant. Service is usually excellent and you can’t beat the half price happy hour!

  18. TS

    TabathaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great Stefan was awesome. Would def be back.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was blown away by the atmosphere and food. The portions were what I thought full sized but they weren't and I left stuffed... And I'm a big guy. I had the pork crustini and the Denver steak. I will definitely be back!

  20. MH

    MicheleH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was very nice.. we had a great time! We will definitely go back again!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Delightful GF lunch. Enjoyed the jerk chicken and pulled pork tacos. And then GF French fries, always a treat.

  22. C

    Caulk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Lovely place. Our server Joanna was very welcoming and stayed on top of everything. It was a privilege for us to be waited on by her!!! The food was awesome, my son loved the Buttermilk chicken sandwich, while I enjoyed jerk chicken tacos!!! Definitely will recommend to a friend, as well as make a return trip with my family!!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Bartender Erin was amazing. So nice to talk too and knowledgeable mixologist.

  24. TM

    TMD101

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great selection of beers. Very extensive and eclectic menu offerings. We enjoyed everything that we ordered: buffalo cauliflower; Denver steak was cooked to order; salmon; fish & chips all quite tasty. The server did a nice job, very professional and well informed. However, it took forever for the entrees to come out, and when they did, some sides were missing. Condiments were in short supply and again, it took a lot of time to receive malt vinegar and ketchup. So very good food, long waits.

  25. L

    Leeb

    Philadelphia

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and love that you cater to celiac (gluten free) as both my daughter and I have d=celiac disease. Only thing that would be better is to have more deserts for people with celiac. Ice cream was great though!

  26. CN

    CNJGuest

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place which us very GF friendly!! Food was delicious and pace was good. Stefano was very informative and attentive! Wish it were closer!

  27. LL

    LeahL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    A group of friends and I went for brunch on a Sunday. The atmosphere was casual and fun, and the bloody Mary bar was excellent and affordable! I personally wouldn't recommend the brie and crab omelet, but everyone else enjoyed their breakfast foods.

  28. AJ

    AmandaJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eclectic decor like bar stools made of reclaimed wood, and a couple of communal tables (in addition to traditional seating options) in a cozy setting. Every thing on the menu is labeled based on whether it can be made gluten free, vegetarian, and/or vegan. The menu is as eclectic as the decor (from pho to fish and chips to tacos). The staff was friendly and attentive, yet laid back. Great place for a date night!

  29. J

    Julia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I'm guessing they were understaffed on Saturday. I waited at the door for several minutes before anyone acknowledged me. It took awhile to get a table even though I had a reservation. Once seated the server was attentive, but things did go slow. Overall pleasant experience. Good food. Nice staff but maybe not enough of them?

  30. T

    Teach

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome brunch and great for those who are celiac or gluten intolerant. Definitely a safe place.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic spot if you’re gluten free. Servers are very knowledgeable about Celiac’s disease.

  32. CL

    ColleenL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Sadly I was not impressed by the food. It was a cool place but not worth the money for wise. However they did have some good beers on tap.

  33. VK

    VenkatK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Good food, but bad service. We waited an hour and a half just for our food to arrive. And coffee’s came in after an 45 mins

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We for lunch and wasn’t to busy. Service was great and the food was good. Monday is half price burgers so that was a nice surprise. They have a good tap and cocktail list

  35. L

    Leeb

    Philadelphia

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great gluten free food!

  36. JR

    JamesR

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Parked in the lot. Seated right away. Great waiter-Chris-very attentive. Both had the scallops-great dish always.

  37. PH

    PHILLIP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Our server was great very friendly food was good, we did the valentines special. The empanadas were superb, steak and scallops were of high quality, and the creme brûlée was excellent. We tried the tequila flight, I feel they could change some of the tequilas In that one was very harsh. Overall it was a great choice for our valentines!

  38. W

    donnaW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second time there because we loved the food so much the first time. Great place to go with the family including our 10 month old granddaughter!!

  39. j

    jenniferh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was at 8th & Union Kitchen for my birthday with my sons. Our meal was very good and our server, Stephano, was wonderful. He even comp'd me a drink for my birthday. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

  40. JR

    JamesR

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dependably good. Parking sometimes an issue. Live music good. Earthy feel.

FAQs

8th & Union Kitchen - Permanently Closed is rated 3.7 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free adjacent parking. Street parking and additional parking around the corner on 8th. There is also parking available in the library behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop is on the corner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tara Kenyon

  • Entertainment

    Trivia on Wednesday nights.Live Music Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (302) 654-9780

  • Catering

    Please contact Morgan

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining area is perfect for professional presentations, special occasions or holiday parties. Custom menus, dedicated staff and flexible furnishings make hosting any event an easy and memorable experience. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Morgan: (302) 894-1200

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