Have eaten here several timesHave eaten here several times over the years and it is good to see the menu change. The wine and cheese flights are always very good and creative. The restaurant was not full on a Sunday night yet service was a bit slow but attentive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for group outingI planned a group outing for my team from work. I worked with the BIN36 event coordinator to pre-select cheeses, a wine flight, and some hors d'oeuvres for the group. They had everything pre-set when we arrived and the table looked beautiful. The self-led tasting was fun and informative - the restaurant provided tasting notes for the wine and the cheese. My team especially liked how the dinner menu provided pairings for the wine from each menu item. It certainly made ordering easier!
The food and service were very good. The dining room was a bit noisy, but we probably were the culprits! It's a great spot to do a team or group outing. I highly recommend it!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS MONDAY NIGHT WINE FLIGHT~!My college friends and I had a fabulous evening at Monday Wine Flight earlier this week. The wine was surprisingly wonderful and Enoch was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with future wine selections. The entire evening was an experience and we will definitely return.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Experience!First of all, Enoch (the sommelier and GM) is AWESOME! I chose Bin 36 to celebrate my wife's birthday and he made sure it was an unforgettable experience. He presented us with the best wines, based on our preferences, likes, and dislikes. How knowledgeable does one have to be about wines in order to pick them based on individual preferences? His knowledge is very impressive!! He got us very excited to experience these wines and made sure that we had a full experience--he talked us through how to best enjoy each serving. Enoch was not the only star, our server, Olivia, was attentive and made great recommendations as well. All around, everyone was fantastic and we can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for a wonderfulThank you for a wonderful time at Bin 36!! Great night for drinking wonderful wine and really good food!! Service was great and the olives were awesome!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMChild friendlyI was nervous about taking my 8-year-old daughter, thinking that Bin 36 would not be a welcoming environment for her. But the restaurant and the waitress came through with a welcoming mat to accommodate our daughter's taste buds, as well as an inviting atmosphere for my guests, who are from a southern state. Mind you, my daughter posses lady-like qualities in any environment.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience at Bin 36. My husband and I really enjoyed the wine- he chose 2 red flights and I stuck with Prosecco. The food was delicious- I had some cheeses, a beet salad- big yum, and the brussel sprouts. My husband had the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly. Our service was also excellent. Our water glasses were always full, our server was attentive but not over-bearing, and the food came out very quickly. Overall a fun change of pace.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBin 36 first-timerMy wife and I came here prior to a show at the Chicago Theatre looking for good wine and food. We were not disappointed. Our server Becca was very well-informed and provided excellent suggestions. The wine selection is good and are paired very well to each food option. The applewood bacon mussels were a delight. Cheese options/plates are plentiful and offer plenty for everyone. We really enjoyed our evening and would come back again4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBin 36 RocksBin 36 is my new favorite spot in Chicago. Enoch Shully is AMAZING. He really is knowledgeable about wine and cheese, and he has to be one of nicest people I've ever met. I only go on the days that he works. He completes my Bin 36 experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night started off withThe night started off with two last minute additions to our party which Bin 36 accommodated without issue. Excellent service with plenty of team support for our party. The wines were excellent. The duck was even better than the wine. We're looking forward to going back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing small bites and wineAmazing small bites and wine flights. Was a nice quiet Sunday evening. Can't imagine how loud it would be when busy.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought another coupleWe brought another couple and their children with us this time; had a blast! Everyone raved about the food, including the kids. I ordered salmon which was cooked perfectly and the caramelized brussell sprouts were delicious as well. Our wines were paired perfectly with our entrees. And save room for dessert. The maple bourbon pot de creme was worth the calories. I must also add the great time was only enhanced by the perfectly attentive staff. We arrived a few minutes ahead of our reservation time and were greeted at the front by two very cheerful hostesses. Our waiter, Raul, made great suggestions for our entrees and helped get our kids restless bellies full from the start. Great place, will visit again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, kitchen was aGreat food, kitchen was a bit overwhelmed food took long time to get there. Waitress and management made up for it with free drinks and desert.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding wine flights,Outstanding wine flights, great selection. A wonderful experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMlunch was great! I had thelunch was great! I had the salmon and it was cooked PERFECTLY! It was served with beluga lentils (also cooked to perfection) and spinach; very flavorful. My lunch guest had the tagliatelle with bolognese. She said it was outstanding. At first impression, the place was empty at 11:45am. The lunch area is extremely casual in comparison with the dinner scene. That surprised me a little but the food was spectacular. I would definitley go back again for lunch.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Sunday brunch. Food,Awesome Sunday brunch. Food, service and overall experience was excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I ate hereMy boyfriend and I ate here on a Friday night. It was less crowded than we were expecting, but I would recommend Bin 36 to anyone! We had lots of wine, a great cheese plate, some appetizers and more small plates to share. And, the french fries with aioli sauce were to die for!! Our server, Chris, was very helpful with the wine selection and pairing.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBin here, bin back :-)Still very good after all the many years it has been around!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and wine, prettyGood food and wine, pretty interior, great place -- but with hard surfaces everywhere, it is loud.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole dinning experienceThe whole dinning experience was wonderful. My sister, mother and I enjoyed the entire experience and want to go again. We will tell everyone about it!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest wine in ChicagoThe general manager, Enoch Shully is AMAZING! That man really knows his wine. I've been to Bin 36 several times and each time is better than before because I try new wine flights on each visit. This place is a true gem!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWine and Excellent CheeseMy group only went here for a Wine and Cheese selection but it was amazing overall. We didnt' try any entrees but the wine and cheese was awesome.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSelected this restaurant forSelected this restaurant for a group dinner. We were seated easily on time, the wine came quickly, as did the food. For 5 people we ordered 2 cheese flights, the charcuterie platter, the lamb meatballs, 2 salads, and the steak tartare. All were absolutely fantastic, especially the cheese and the beet salad! Three fantastic desserts rounded out the meal. The only downsides were our second bottle of red wine, which came out very warm and required us to send it back to chill it down to a less-boiling temp, and the noise, which is pretty loud. Prices are very reasonable for what you are getting.
Highly recommended to anyone!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there at 5:30 on aWe were there at 5:30 on a Sunday before a show -- the day after St. Patrick's Day festivities, so downtown Chicago was rather quiet. Restaurant was nearly empty when we were there, which affected the noise, ambiance, hot-spot feeling, but I was there years ago and it was vibrant. They have a rather difficult menu to figure out, with the myriad cheese plates and wine flights, etc. The waiter did a very good job of explaining it to the 6 of us and telling us what sells best, etc. Not an easy job -- they have to be very knowledgeable about all offerings. We were all pleased with our food and service. Deviled eggs are a must!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEnoch, the General Manager,Enoch, the General Manager, is the consummate host! He stopped by our table several times and introduced us to some of the most exquisite wines I've ever had. John, our server, was absolutely awesome! Every recommendation he made was on point and delicious. The heirloom pork chop is probably the best meat I've had at a restaurant in a long time. The Maple Pots De Creme dessert was so good I was mad that I decided to share one with my best friend--I definitely will get one all for myself the next time. I love how they have wine and cheese flights so you can try a variety of both. The menu also makes it easy for you to pair the right wine with the cheese or plate that you get. My party had a fantastic experience from beginning to end!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Burgers!Another great lunch special for $5, the magnificent wood grilled burger!! Love it!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI gave the ambiance "veryI gave the ambiance "very good" and the only reason for that is the restaurant was so cold.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch Special - Ahi Tuna SaladThe lunch special for $5 this week was a mixed greens salad with ahi tuna. Quite delicious. I do wish they would have put a piece of flatbread or something similar with it. Great value and great food for lunch.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good wines and service.Very good wines and service. The salmon appetizer was great!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant!This place has a nice atmosphere which is hip as well as comfy. We sat in a booth in the front of the restaurant. They have a ton of wine flight choices. There 07 Bin 36 Merlot was outstanding!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGrilled Cheese YUMOne has to love Bin's grilled cheese sandwich (3 cheeses, pine nuts and sweet onions) absolutely delish with a side salad. It's this week's $5 lunch!!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch SpecialWe all ordered the $5 lunch special - Amish Caesar Salad. Delish, can't go wrong!!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique dining experienceThis place offers a memorable dining experience out of the ordinary. We had the red and white wine flights and five small plates to share with salad and cheese as a finale. We were never rushed and the waiters and assistants were knowledgeable and accommodating. Worth going back.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM