8Eleven - Union Club Hotel

4.7
190 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
8Eleven Modern Bisto is located in The Union Club Hotel on Purdue's campus.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

What 190 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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StacyR
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific first experience at 8Eleven. Everything from the Blueberry Coconut old-fashioned to the crab croquettes and the mushroom Bologna’s was excellent. The service from our waiter Ian was fast and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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FigNewton
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Maybe if I were 45 years younger, I'd appreciate this place. I don't like loud music, lethargic service, lukewarm food, and overpriced everything. If this is supposed to be training for Purdue students, it needs a teacher who has been doing it for 90+ years. It seems like the kitchen is far too small to support the number of diners. 20 plus minutes for a piece of pie is ridiculous.

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service, and food. My favorite place in Greater Lafayette to celebrate.

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BrentF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

While the food was good, the service was very poor. After being seated, we were not approached for at least 15 minutes and finally had to go up to the hostess and ask for our waiter. When he did show up, he brought us a carafe of water, but no glasses. That took at least another 10 minutes to get glasses. After we ordered, it took at least another half hour to receive our food. On top of that we were seated in a small room with a large group of extremely loud college kids. We could barely hold a conversation. I will never return.

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ReagsterS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were both very good. Each menu item was tasty and generally well prepared.
Service needed some polish that could come from additional training. Wine service and overall attentiveness could be improved but the server was very friendly and polite so it was not an issue.
The only food complaint would be the braised beef. It tasted great but even with the deliciously luxurious sauce, the cubes of meat were insanely dry. They were tender and fell apart in your mouth - but only to suck up every molecule of saliva you could produce and end up in a ball of dry mush that was difficult to swallow without washing down with any liquid within reach. I suppose using a more fatty meat or adjusting cook time could solve this issue. Again - very tasty and flavorful, tender but powder dry in the mouth.
French Dip sandwich was remarkable as were the escargot, bone marrow, and cocktail shrimp.
Overall, highly recommended for a great evening - Next, we want to go for brunch.

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LisaD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to eight-eleven to celebrate my son’s admission to Purdue! I had their signature old fashioned (cocktail) and immediately texted my friends about how great it was. We started with the escargot which were perfect- not too chewy - and the garlic basil butter had just the right amount of salt. My son gobbled all the rustic bread it was served with. We split a Cesar salad. He had the filet Oscar which was cooked to perfection, and I had the diver scallops. It is easy to ruin scallops (I’ve done it many times at home!), but these were not. The scallops stood confidently in that narrow space of being cooked just enough and not too much. Even though the portion sizes are small by American standards, we felt satisfied enough to not be tempted by dessert. I’m very much looking forward to returning over the next four years!

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vipRepeatCustomer
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fries were particularly good. Young man waiting on the table was really classy.


Sorry....I find it aggravating to not be able to send my ratings without writing something.

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to 8Eleven was for my mothers birthday celebration. It was a great experience, and the food was amazing!

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JeannineW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to visit our son for Easter and we had an amazing dinner at 8Eleven. The food was amazing and we did not feel rushed at all, we were able to truly relax and enjoy our time together. The staff did a great job making guests feel comfortable and safe in these crazy times. Thanks guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected surprise in the Purdue Memorial Union. Instead of a “Faculty Club” atmosphere with anticipated cafeteria-style banquet food, the ambience was romantic, soft music played, decor was contemporary with lots of marble and glass. And the food! Exceptional! Best restaurant in Lafayette or West Lafayette

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best French cuisine in the area! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family for brunch on Easter. Food and drinks were awesome. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice Easter brunch to share with our Purdue student.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, excellent food, terrific ambiance and centrally located. Highly recommend!

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vipSPENPRES2
Toledo
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our sons 23rd birthday, the food & service was wonderful!

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, best food in Lafayette. Ask for Grace

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors to the campus -
Great to have a nice place to relax and dine after o long day of driving and touring campuses.
(And eat a nice meal!)

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ReidS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and flavorful. The management was attentive and helpful. Our server was outstanding very knowledgeable of the food, she also was perfectly polite we really enjoyed her. Our waitress was key to our enjoyable evening at 811! Alex was the name on our bill, we will ask for her next time.

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CapDB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most elegant fine dining experience available in the Lafayette area!

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JillL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience and wonderful service. First time here and it was great, our guest was impressed and enjoyed the whole experience.

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DSBucktown
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great upgrade to the campus dining scene. 8eleven was excellent. Service was smooth and polished (Grace was excellent)!
Food was well prepared and presented. Thoughtful cocktail and wine list. Would definitely go back!

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vipDebbieB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very pleasant and the food was very good. The French Onion Soup was one of the best we ever had. All of the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place to eat. Very upscale feel and food is delicious.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!
We dined here for the first time this week and was so impressed with the design, service and food!
Great job, Purdue Union Club!

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vipPleased
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here while visiting Purdue. The food was delivered and service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around Purdue!

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vipelizabethv
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Excellent attentive service. Hearty portions.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that wasn't good was the appetizer bread - somewhat dry and tasteless.

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Happyfamilywillvisitsoon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really loud music. Fun atmosphere but could not hear server with mask. Escargot were tough. Cocktail service slow. Overall C+ experience. Will definitely give it another try but need to step it up for these level of entree prices.

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DavidH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic, delicious and elegantly presented. The servers were excellent. And cocktails...get the Peppered Paloma. wow.

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well prepared food. Tasty and ample portions. On the pricy side for West Lafayette. Didn't have several dishes available that were listed on the menu.

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G237586
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was an amazing server and the food tasted delicious!

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Lisac
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. We were having early brunch and did not need to ask for coffee refills, he was very proactive. My husband and daughter both had the duck confit and agreed it was delicious. I had the quinoa cakes and was thrilled this low carb option was offered- it was addicting. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William took great care of us! Food and coffee was awesome.

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GeneS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Three plates in our party, Mussels $18, Mushroom Bolognese $18, and tomahawk ribeye the evening special. The mussels and broth were fantastic. Mushroom Bolognese tasted very little of mushrooms but of a cup of sugar instead, similar to the sweetness of SpaghettiOs when I was a child. The steak was fantastic. I could not say a bad word until the bill. Entrees at 8Eleven range from $18-$48. Imagine my surprise when I received a bill for a $140 steak. Never a warning by the server as to the price of the special before it was ordered. I bear joint responsibility for not asking, however I will not dine there again, unless someone else is buying. Warning to others, ask the price of the special(s)!

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vipJennaR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal. Really cool setting. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Yuki
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are awesome here. If you only have time to have one meal at Purdue, choose this one

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SteveS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience. A great place for an upscale breakfast

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IanG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Great experience for my fiancé and myself. Great service and food!

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8Eleven - Union Club Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.