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8th & Union Kitchen

4.1
189 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Southeast Asian
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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
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Phone number
(302) 654-9780
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tara Kenyon
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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.
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Private party contact
Morgan: (302) 894-1200
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Catering
Please contact Morgan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Street
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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.
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Public transit
Bus stop is on the corner.
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Entertainment
Trivia on Wednesday nights.
Live Music Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Morgan
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was fantastic once we got past the rude and surly hostess. Mother’s Day reservation for 4 and insisted we sit in the bar area right next to the front door.

There was an open booth in the dining room, so we insisted on that. It took a while and was uncomfortable having to take a stand, but we ultimately got to where we needed to be.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This looked great at first. Live music, but not too loud, just setting a mood. Nice atmosphere.

All four of us just felt that the food was just so-so. It was brunch which was what we came for. I had the country potatoes and eggs. It was all mushy. I left half of the potatoes. My wife ordered French toast and one slice was completely burnt (solid black) on one side. How does a restaurant serve such a thing? Would it have been so hard to cook another slice?

When we were done eating we just sat there with dirty plates in front of us. The server went back and forth to other nearby tables(and it wasn’t that busy) but ignored us. When we finally got his attention and told him we were finished, we thought that would be his cue to clear the table. Nope. He just said “Ok”, and walked away. He did return with the check, but after we paid and got up to leave, our table was still covered with the dishes. Strange.

This just isn’t a place we would return to. Sorry.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We thought it was overpriced. Appetizers were good but the meals were just ok

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Some plain appetizer for us simple eaters! And maybe a simple pasta dish! But other then that is was great..

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always love a visit to 8th & Union! Good food and a good beer list!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was just a family dinner on a Friday evening. Not crowded unlike one Saturday we tried to get a table and were turned away. This establishment just has great food. Good tasting, well thought out. The Chinese could take some lessons here on how to make great fried rice.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing gluten free menu. Please open in nj! The only thing missing was non pork and vegetarian options instead of ham. Service was great, too.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food. Very unique and interesting. Service was fun.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and close to Winterthur Museum, Longwood Gardens, and Hagley Mills. I have dined here twice for my birthday, and am grateful for the safe gluten free menu due to my celiac disease. The burgers are out of this world, and so creative!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had chicken & waffles Easter Sunday. Chicken was bland & waffles were dry. Place was nice but probably will not be back.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is my fourth visit to 8th and Union Kitchen. We went for Sunday brunch for Easter. Disappointed in the food this time. I ordered the same thing I've had twice before, which I loved, but this time was mediocre at best. The gluten free waffle that came with the chicken and waffles was awful. Not sure why it needs to be gluten free--could offer that option on request. The hamburger one of our companions ordered was not cooked according to his preference. I asked about the various champagne cocktails and whether fruit puree was used--for example raspberry-- and was told yes. There was no fruit puree in the drink--only a few raspberries. Will be awhile before I return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Spectacular and varied gluten-free options!! Our celiac birthday girl was able to enjoy more excellent foods than she had in years; this place is wonderful and the staff is all well versed in allergy issues. We loved sitting by the fireplace. We'll be back!!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

No complains

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Shared small plates were excellent. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian options for all dietary needs. One of my favorite restaurants for girls’ night!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Decent place. Service could have been better.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food is good, but the music during Sunday brunch is extraordinary. The place has a nice, relaxing atmosphere, service is great .

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best gluten-free restaurant between Baltimore and Philadelphia, no doubt. Only place I feel safe eating without having to doubt the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

8th & Union Kitchen made a lot of improvement from our last visit. We had a few vegan people in our party and their brunch menu wasn't very vegan friendly. They kindly made us a vegan omelette that wasn't on the menu. It was fantastic. The chef really nailed the vegetables on it. I'm very happy that they were so accommodating and thoughtful.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed the evening. The staff was amazing and the food was unique and delicious.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was over seasoned. One guest in our party sent her meal back twice. Once was way over cooked. The other was ice cold. Very disappointed. Service was fine but the food is not worth it

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic service, awesome food, friendly and fun staff. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

It was OK server was not great and food was just OK

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was almost nonexistent. Waited 10 minutes after seating to get water and then another 10 minutes to just order drinks. There were empty tables guess they just did not have enough staff. Food was good once we got it

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful brunch food. I am gluten free and can’t normally eat brunch foods. I had a delicious crab cake eggs Benedict dish.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved 8th and Union - food was phenomenal, service was excellent and ambiance was perfect. New fave spot.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food here is just ok

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Tried to order two different bottles of wine, and they didn't have either. Food was way overpriced for what we got. Quality and taste of food was disappointing. I would not return.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

nice atmosphere, server was good, entrees took more than 35 minutes to come out, causing my family of five to be late for an 8:00 show. This family Christmas outing is something we do every year and show tickets are expensive. It put a damper on our outing.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

We went on 1/2 price burger day! Burgers were delish! I'd go back on full price day with no hesitation.
Dessert, however, was another story. . . .got their $9.00 bread pudding. Serving was way, way too small for price & made with gluten free bread. Sorry, Tasted terrible. Chef should make a regular one also.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time eating at 8th and Union. I was told that they had good vegan options. I was a little underwhelmed with their vegan selection personally. We ended up getting corn soup and french fries with dip.The vegan dip options were just okay. Honestly not worth the extra money over getting plain french fries and ketchup. The corn soup had a nice flavor, but was very thin almost like water. I guess I like my soup a little thicker. My daughter enjoyed her cauliflower bites. The only vegan option they had on their dessert menu was discontinued when we tried to order it. The server told us it wasn't popular. I'm not sure why they didn't replace it with another vegan option. Service was very slow for a place that wasn't super busy. I honestly think our server forgot about us at one point. The owner came over to our table to show his concern after a glass shattered in my 4 year old's hand, which was nice of him. My son was thankfully okay though I did suggest they contact the manufacturer since he could've been seriously injured. The decor is quite lovely. I had been here years ago when it was a different restaurant, and they really made it look a million times nicer. I think it's worth a try if you've never had them, but there is definitely room for some improvement.

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The wait staff was not very attentive to our glasses. They are not forth coming with pricing with specials. They staff seemed more concerned about each other than there tables.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We come here regularly for the gluten free options and usually it's very good and one of my favorite places to eat. But our last two times here, the service - which used to be consistently great - has been almost nonexistent and the food has been extremely slow. This time although the place was empty, our food took an embarrassingly long time to arrive and one person was left waiting even longer than everyone else. The music was blasting in a basically empty room. Cold mushy defrosted strawberries on my $9 dessert was a bummer. Really disappointed for a special occasion dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome as usual. This is my favorite local restaurant. Perfect for me since I am gluten free.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

the smoked prime rib was excellent, especially when combined with 1/2 price bottles of wine on Thursday.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Always great food. Sometimes loud conflicting music and crowd noise.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

New favorite spot in Wilmington. Excellent menu and cocktails. And the service is the best I've had since moving here

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner. A joy being able to eat great gluten free food.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Strong veteran team. Occasional slower times with new waiters. But the vets step in.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Very accommodating to special diets!

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

The service was good, the food...not so much 🙁. Too bad, I really wanted to like it.

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