8Eleven - Union Club Hotel

4.7
104 Reviews
$30 and under
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 104 people are saying
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vipGretchen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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vipKendriaS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. She had great recommendations and took good care of us.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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BethAnnB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful evening at 8Eleven. Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Restaurant was beautiful. Can't wait to return! We were celebrating acceptance into Med School and Grace, our waitress, made it so special.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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JimD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience. Would recommend to any Boiler fan.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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vipAndyE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and very attentive wait staff. Very comfortable feeling during entire meal.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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GaryL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business lunch. My guests raved about their entrees and all said they wanted to bring spouses back for dinner. Service was very attentive. Appreciated the manager Jordon stopping by table a couple of times to check on us.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. I was surprised by the ambience. The food was amazing and our server, aaron, was just perfect. He was there when we needed him, but not overbearing. The handcrafted cocktails are amazing! We will definitely be going back.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

I so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Aaron is definitely one of our best servers and would be in any restaurant he worked in so we are lucky to have him. I will let him know you appreciated his service. We hope to see you again soon! Jake Cotter, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the Key Lime Pie is the best I have ever had!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! I hope you come back and see us soon. Jake Cotter, General Manager

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HungryForItalian
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s great to have a new higher-end restaurant in town to celebrate special occasions! The 8 eleven did not disappoint. I did feel that the menu was pretty limited and it was a bit pricey for lunch ($15-25 per entree) but we went to celebrate an anniversary knowing it would be expensive, and it was outstanding. The appetizer crab cakes were incredible, and presentation was amazing.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking to time to leave a review and I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Jake Cotter, General Manager

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OrlyP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, ambiance, service and food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service team! I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRAVO! This restaurant is yet another crown jewel for the Purdue campus at West Lafayette. I am so proud of everything about this venue. The historical lime arches, the stained glass windows and the original wood panels have been preserved in the most tasteful way for this eminent five-star restaurant. The warm leather, and the soft aroma of it, combined with contemporary fixtures and dropped curved wooden ceiling beams modernized this space in such a wonderful way while keeping the character of rich history. The ambiance at the adjacent Boiler Up bar matched the awe we felt at 8Eleven.

And the FOOD!
The feature this night was Steak Oscar with the most tender, center-cut filet cooked to perfection, the freshest crab in generous portion and house made creamy hollandaise served on tender, not stringy, asparagus. All 4 of us who ordered this agreed we have never had better!

Our server, Aaron, was an attentive consummate professional who catered to our every need and left us wanting for nothing.

There is no better place to create a special memory, as we were doing for my son's 21st birthday.

The renovations were worth the wait! I told my husband I am glad we got to experience it now because when the word gets out, we'll be hard pressed to ever get a table again.

Worth every penny!

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vipDiningpro
Indiana
74 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Expensive. Fair server service . Very loud and noisy. Music loud and all eccentric boom boom boom . Martinis half a glass . Will not go back.

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DouglasD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We went to 8eleven with high hopes. We were disappointed. The menu is fairly limited. We thought the appetizer steak tar tar was below average but the crab croquettes were very good. The main courses were at best average. My Wagyu steak was not cooked correctly and was so salty I could barely eat it. Thank heavens for steak sauce! The remaining main courses at our table were described as “nothing special.” The dessert and coffee were amazing. The main course was not worth going for but we go back for dessert!

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience! I highly recommend this modern, refreshing take on fine dining. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer for 8Eleven on a Monday evening. Decor and ambiance are the most contemporary and elegant in the area. Not quite what you would expect inside the Union. The service and food were incredible. Best in town in my humble opinion.

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AnnL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful new restaurant in PMU - celebrates our sons 21st birthday. Food was good, service a tad slow, ambiance was great. Looking forward to our next meal there!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Ann, we really appreciate your review as all feedback helps. Apologies for the slow service, we will continue to coach our staff and bolster the areas where there are opportunities. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipTravelingfoodies
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Service was good as well. Food came out quickly and hot and delicious. We were there for brunch and will be back to try dinner as menu looks amazing!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

We really appreciate the positive feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to hosting you for dinner.

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GaryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

My husband would like to request that a good beef fillet be added to menu. Also, the music volume seems rather loud for intimate dining. We took a couple where one has a hearing aid and the volume did not allow for conversation, mostly had to repeat or spoken loudly. Love the feel of the restaurant but level of music limits who we ask to accompany us there. Thank you.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for your review! We have a filet feature that is available nightly, I apologize your server did not let you know about this, we will continue to coach our staff (It is amazing you have to come back and try!) Also, if there is every any way we can make you more comfortable when dining in our restaurant please feel free to ask we would be happy to turn down the volume at any time! We hope to see you again soon.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal tastes and flavors of ingredients we’re above average. I felt the price was rather on the high end. We had two beverages for the 3 of us, no desert and the bill was nearly $100 w tip.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Steve, we appreciate your feedback, and are very glad to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server didn't tell us about the specials and wasn't very attentive on this visit.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Jennifer, I apologize you did not receive the stellar service that we strive to offer each guest. I hope that we get another opportunity to delight you! Thank you for the feedback we will continue to coach and improve.

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AlissaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delicious brunch and I can’t wait to go back for dinner! Beautiful space and a very friendly server! Purdue never disappoints!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Alissa, thank you so much for the positive feedback and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. Boiler Up!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback! It is greatly appreciated.

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kbhoosier
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here and it just keeps getting better!! DELICIOUS food!!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive feedback and we can't wait until next time!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinning experience . Personal was very attentive to our dining needs.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Jim, thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome anniversary dinner with my love.
We’ll be back again and again.

Stellar options for food and drinks.
Bacon old fashioned was legit.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

We really appreciate that you chose us to celebrate your anniversary with and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your special evening. We can't wait until next time!

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Elenor
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My Reservation was cancelled at the last minute so unfortunately I was not able to have any experience at the restaurant.

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MaryV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic Sunday brunch! The service and food were wonderful!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Mary, Thank you for the positive feedback and we're thrilled you enjoyed yourself! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipLoveSteaks
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the nicest restaurant in the area. Our service was exceptional and the food was really good.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! I hope you were able to try our Oscar Filet feature, you'll have to let us know how it stacks up against other steaks in the area!

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JoyceM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem at Purdue U. Upscale dining was well worth it. Service was outstanding. Great menu selection and cocktails. Everything fresh and delivered hot. Our steak was a bit too salty, but cooked perfect, medium and juicy. Didn't have room for dessert, but will def be back again.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Joyce, thank you for the positive feedback we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.

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Lpblba
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server was very good, the ambiance was very pleasant, no obnoxious music to talk over or get indigestion while trying to hear my table mates--thank you for that! Loved the warm baguette and the chocolate, jam & butter it came with. Made us feel we were somewhere other than a college campus! Quinoa cakes were quite good--something different for breakfast is always a plus!

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we appreciate the positive feedback, we certainly hope you give us another opportunity to earn that fifth star!

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Heather
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun menu. Really enjoyed the steak frites and French dip.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Heather, very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Come back and see us soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server could not open the wine bottle; when the cost is high for a bottle, u must be able to open without danger of breaking cork and pouring the wine appropriately.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

I appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback. We will continue to coach our team and improve our service, we hope you come back and see the progress that has been made!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Visiting here from New Jersey to see our son who is currently a Purdue university and we decided to take him out to dinner on Saturday night as well as to celebrate his dad’s birthday a month in advance since we were all together. The food was absolutely fantastic and ambience was wonderful. The restaurant has a great vibe and we really enjoyed our time. We will definitely go back. Only issue was our server. We had a party or for eating together and two of us were still completing our meals when she tried to remove our plates. I asked if she could let me finish our meals before taking our plates away. Also, I did have a glass of wine with dinner and my husband had a bourbon. We completed both drinks after the appetizers arrived and she never once asked to provide us with a another round of drinks. I told the restaurant in advance it was my husband’s 50th birthday that we were celebrating a month early since we were all together as a family. They marked it down on the reservation and confirmed it with me, however when we got our desserts nothing was acknowledged in regards to his birthday like I said everything was fantastic from the food to the ambience just the service was a bit disappointing.

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CarlaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back. Great overall dining experience. Purdue did a wonderful job with the Union Hotel remodel.

8Eleven - Union Club Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and positive feedback! We look forward to next time!

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CapDB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Food is good. My lower rating was unfortunately because of service at brunch. Our server needed a bit more coaching and supervision. I had a simple substitution request that became an issue, swapping breakfast potatoes for fruit. This may stem from a restaurant policy, which should be relaxed as this is a common request these days. Had the wrong meal brought to me as well. Had to be redone. Although he seemed nervous, the waiter was VERY nice. Service I've had at dinner time has been outstanding and of the highest quality!!! We'll definitely be back.

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luvgoodfood
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8Eleven is a must needed dining option in West Lafayette. The decor is classic providing a comfortable ambiance. The menu offers a nice variety of appetizers, salads & entrees & the cocktail menu is a must try! You will never be disappointed dining here!

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luvgoodfood
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly.

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MarcusD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local restaurant! Bravo PU for having such a great dinner experience.

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MikeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, wine and food! We tried multiple items from the menu, all were excellent. Beer selection was lacking, but everything else was outstanding.

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8Eleven - Union Club Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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