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.
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.
We thought it was overpriced. Appetizers were good but the meals were just ok
Some plain appetizer for us simple eaters! And maybe a simple pasta dish! But other then that is was great..
Always love a visit to 8th & Union! Good food and a good beer list!
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.
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.
Great food. Very unique and interesting. Service was fun.
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!
Had chicken & waffles Easter Sunday. Chicken was bland & waffles were dry. Place was nice but probably will not be back.
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.
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!!
Shared small plates were excellent. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian options for all dietary needs. One of my favorite restaurants for girls’ night!
Decent place. Service could have been better.
The food is good, but the music during Sunday brunch is extraordinary. The place has a nice, relaxing atmosphere, service is great .
Best gluten-free restaurant between Baltimore and Philadelphia, no doubt. Only place I feel safe eating without having to doubt the kitchen.
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.
We really enjoyed the evening. The staff was amazing and the food was unique and delicious.
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
Fantastic service, awesome food, friendly and fun staff. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
It was OK server was not great and food was just OK
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
Wonderful brunch food. I am gluten free and can’t normally eat brunch foods. I had a delicious crab cake eggs Benedict dish.
Loved 8th and Union - food was phenomenal, service was excellent and ambiance was perfect. New fave spot.
The food here is just ok
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome as usual. This is my favorite local restaurant. Perfect for me since I am gluten free.
the smoked prime rib was excellent, especially when combined with 1/2 price bottles of wine on Thursday.
Always great food. Sometimes loud conflicting music and crowd noise.
New favorite spot in Wilmington. Excellent menu and cocktails. And the service is the best I've had since moving here
Wonderful birthday dinner. A joy being able to eat great gluten free food.
Strong veteran team. Occasional slower times with new waiters. But the vets step in.
Very accommodating to special diets!
The service was good, the food...not so much 🙁. Too bad, I really wanted to like it.