Permanently Closed - 8th & Union Kitchen

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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BiancaC
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!

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ChrisS
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.

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Finch
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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FoodieCritic
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.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free options!!! Very nice place!

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AmiM
New Orleans
6 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!

MJ
vipMJV1
Washington DC
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.

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SarahT
Philadelphia
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.

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vipShaunnaL
Philadelphia
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.

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vipLunch
Philadelphia
84 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.

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Bleucat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CarolineC
Philadelphia
7 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.

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SaraV
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.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Donna
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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vipdinorsdl
Philadelphia
14 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.

JE
JessicaE
Philadelphia
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!

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TabathaS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 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!

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MicheleH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 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.

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Caulk
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!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TMD101
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 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.

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vipLeeb
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on March 16, 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!

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JennG
New York Area
11 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!

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vipLeahL
Philadelphia
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.

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AmandaJ
New York Area
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!

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Julia
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?

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vipTeach
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CL
ColleenL
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.

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VenkatK
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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 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

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vipLeeb
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gluten free food!

JR
vipJamesR
Philadelphia
32 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.

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PHILLIP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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!

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donnaW
Philadelphia
6 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!!

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jenniferh
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.

JR
vipJamesR
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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