Perfect in many ways
We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The drinks were excellent. Charlie seemed to know exactly what was needed at our table. We like a good restaurant experience. Tonight was great! The 10 oz filet was prepared perfectly. Buttery melt in your mouth perfect. The wine with dinner (Charlie chose the label) was a perfect selection. To top it off, Bronco offered a cheese which he prepared at our table: shaved rose petal thin, it had a wonderfully earthy flavor with honey and truffle added. It was a perfect experience and a perfect finish to the meal. The staff was busy (full house) and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. In case you hadn't noticed how many "perfects" were used to describe the night, it was perfect. Many thanks!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine selection and knowledgeable staff.
Wood smoke has been overwhelming on the past two visits. Special events room overwhelmingly loud even with door closed - difficult to hear presentations. A "flap" placed on the bottom of the door may help eliminate noise. Some sort of amplification for this room. I hope this gets addressed since I have scheduled functions: however, attendees and the presenters have commented regarding "noise."
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I want another 25th wed anniversary
Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary can not think of a better place to do it. Service was eager and plentiful. Went with the price fixed Tuesday special menu but was tempted to go ala cart. Do not know how it could have been better. Was unsure of the wine choice so they brought us a taste. it was great. I hope this place sticks around for a long time.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My NY Strip was great! They offer several sauces, but it did not need a thing. Twice-baked potato was really good, so was the wedge salad...share the sides.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just about perfect
Just about perfect. Nuanced and fun dining. Both of us felt most food very very slightly over salted but still best food in a year or two
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food.
Excellent service and food. We were there for our anniversary and the general manager surprised us with a "flaming coffee". Loved the flames and "sparkles". We will definitely return.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at Bin 54 and were so happy it was suggested to us! The atmosphere is elegant and the food was so delicious; prepared and presented perfectly. My husband had the Ribeye and said it was the best steak he had ever had...and he travels all over the world!!
The only disappointment was that the server advised of the daily special of Red Snapper which I ordered but then she returned to indicate that it was out.
We loved this place and will return again and definitely suggest to others.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Wedding Night
We enjoyed a great evening with our friends that just got married. Drinks, and dinner was a spectacular event that will be remembered for years to come. Our waiter, Perry, and his helper Deams could not have been better. They gave us the entire evening to talk and eat as well as found the proper moments to join in. The dinners were amazing and more than plentiful.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pay to play
I'm highly critical of any restaurant charging top dollar, but Bin 54 delivers. Rarely do we spend $250+ on a meal and smile while signing the bill. The food was excellent (get the filet) and the service even better! Even though the grouper was A-, the steak and the service were so good we look forward to our next special occasion to make a reservation at Bin 54. It's refreshing to find a restaurant where you feel the entire staff is working together to make your dining experience exceptional.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant Friendly Staff
This was my first time at Bin 54. I would definitely go back. Food was unique, staff was great. The only issue I had was a crying baby. Seems like if a couple is spending $150 on a meal, you could have an adult only environment.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak house in triangle
Outstanding all around. This is the best steak etc. restaurant in the triangle area.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice but expensive........
Overall it was a very good experience........but the prices were a little high for the quality........The salads were fantastic (chopped wedge and the grilled Caesar).......the bone in rib-eye was good but not great, the filet was excellent and the sides were good. The Oscar was highly recommended but it was not worth the $20.00 they charged.....the asparagus was actually raw and the crab meat lacked flavor.......but overall it was a very good experience.....
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steakhouse in the Triangle!
We came to Bin 54 after several recommendations. We were greeted warmly and were seated at one of the corner tables. We had the (appetizer) seared scallops and they were cooked to perfection. They had Blue Cheese stuffed olives for my Martini which made my drink that much better! I ordered the New York Strip and my wife ordered the 6 oz Filet Mignon. The meat was perfectly seasoned and cooked to our liking. Asian Cheesecake and Port for dessert! Yum! We will be back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
No beef about the beef served here
My wife and I enjoyed a petite filet dinner. The beef was prepared to our order and the sides were excellent. We loved the Greek salad.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mac and Cheese to die for
We saw the menu online and found so many things to choose from we had to go. Lobster gnocchi and tuna tartare appetizers were great, as were the bone-in ribeye and new york strip, but the thing that shined was the 4 cheese mac and cheese. Best we've ever had! Service was attentive and well-timed and the ambience is a nice metropolitan steak house field buried in a shopping center. Can't wait to go back!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I asked for a booth in the restaurant and got exactly what we asked for even though the restaurant was crowded, it was as if they had saved this booth for us all night. Upon arrival the hostesses were very polite and courteous and directed us to our table as soon as we arrived. Our server Troy was hands down the best server we've ever had. His knowledge of the menu and the wine list was incredible, he was able to inform us if the specials and answered every question as if he had written the menu himself. The food was OUTSTANDING! we both ordered filets which were cooked perfectly. And the dessert, WOW, the banana pudding was incredible. We will frequent this restaurant as much as possible in the future.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
LD50 at BIN 54
This was our first time at Bin 54 although I had heard that they had the best steaks around. We started with the scallops and crab cakes and they were both excellent. My wife is scallop lover and she said Bin's were the best she had ever eaten. We both had the smal filets, I had the Oscar dressing on mine. The asparagus, crab and sauce were equivalent to another course or at least another appetizer. We also had the cheese mac and mushrooms, both were excellent. We finished the meal with the chocolate mousse and coffee. Our waiter was excellent, timed the service and meal perfectly and was knowledgeable and friendly.
We will certainly come again.
Larry and Barbi Daquioag
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good; service
Food was very good; service was excellent; very nice ambiance.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular food and service!
I eat at B54 often but this night was a birthday supper for a friend. Get the ribeye! All the appetizers and sides are fab so don't worry. Troy, Heather, Vicky, Bethany and all the others are the most professional and personal staff around. They cover all the bases. You CANNOT go wrong here.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wine List
We had a wonderful experience. Enjoyed our meal and great bottle win. Excellent staff
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey -- but excellent
I'm going again -- when I can afford it. We found the food to be excellently prepared and served. We preferred the dining room (vs the bar, special room, or outside dining). The salads and side orders are very large and be easily shared with others at the table. The wine list is excellent and in keeping with the food and service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An awesome first experience!
Loved my server. She was uber knowledgable about the menu, offerings, and food/wine pairings. She recommended the perfect wine to compliment the duck breast. She was more than attentive. She made my first experience at BIN 54 memorable.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband & I love to try new places for special occassions. Bin 54 was the selection for our 12 year Anniversary. We weren't sure what to expect or what the dress code was (business casual to semi-formal is my opinion by the way). The atmosphere is a very low light more intimate, romantic experience which worked well for us. The service was great and the food was most exceptional! The scallops are a must for any foodie or experimentalist. My one recommendation would be, if you are not a frequent fine diner, be sure to ask lots of questions.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Place
This is the third time I have been to Bin 54. Each time I have had a great time. While pricey I feel I get good value for the money and have always had an excellent meal. This is the first time we have eaten outside on the quiet, intimate patio. Very Nice! The restaurant has an extensive wine list that should please any taste. I highly recommend Bin 54. It is one of my favorite places!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was about the fourth
This was about the fourth or fifth time I had the pleasure of eating at Bin 54 since it opened. Both the food and service remain excellent. The grilled Caesar Salad was perfectly done with just the right amount of dressing and the filet of beef truly melted In your mouth.
Due to pricing, we save this restaurant for very special occasions. Having said that, it is so worth whatever you pay! Everyone with something to celebrate, or a few extra bucks in your pocket, needs to experience this restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the area!
A fantastic menu, great wine list and outstanding service! One of the best food experiences in the Triangle!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our freshman daughter
We took our freshman daughter and her roommate to dinner here. Her roommate was gluten-free and they had no problem accommodating her. The quality of the meat was really good but what made the overall food experience even better was that they also had a good selection of vegetables also - though I will admit they probably used a fair amount of butter on the vegetables. We did not have dessert.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daughter's birthday dinner favorite
She may only be 12 but she loves filet mignon and mashed potatoes, although this time the twice baked was too good to overlook...the lobster gnocchi sauce is to die for, as she sopped it all up with her french rolls...topping it all over with chocolate fudge cake at the end!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go back as often as you can afford
We went on the recommendation of friends and coming from NY we expected lower prices but upon getting our meal we realized that the quality met or exceeded what you can get in NY finest steak houses. We will go back again and again for special occasions.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner at Bin 54
Very enjoyable dinner at Bin 54. Noise level was low and the wait staff was professional and the courses were timely. Similar to Ruth Chris or Morton's where all sides are a la carte. Scallop appetizer was a big hit as was the house coffee drink which was concocted table side and involved dancing flames. My daughter received a plate of small macaroons as a birthday treat on the house.
The restaurant will definitely will be added into our rotation for special occasions.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place all around. The
Great place all around. The food was great as was the service.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First year wedding anniversary
We went to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The food and service was excellent. We were surprised by a blazing coffee from the restaurant. The show of the blazing coffee was very entertaining and it was a delicious drink on top of that!
Thanks to everyone at Bin 54 for making our first celebration a memory to remember.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing special occasion place
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. BIN 54 is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The staff were all very kind and professional. The food was OUTSTANDING! It was a bit chilly when we first arrived, but once more people arrived, it became a little more comfortable inside. Overall a very wonderful experience. They even gave us a special treat for our anniversary. I would 100% recommend this restaurant.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch food and service
Always a treat to eat at Bin54. We had a tomahawk steak - think 37oz bone in ribeye with an 18" bone in it. Neat. Pricey, even for BIN54, but I'd never had one before, so we went for it. Steak was perfectly cooked, I had my usual brussels sprouts. The bacon and grilled peach appetizer may have been less effective for me than the previous presentation, but it was very nicely done and delicious.
Our waiter was good, but I felt his upselling was a little too relentless, so I docked a star (first time). Really, if someone buys a buck twenty five steak, don't try to upsell oscar, etc.
We brought our own wine because, while their list is good, it always feels pricey to us and doesn't carry some of what we like best with steak.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice strip-mall Steakhouse...
Great little steakhouse tucked away in a small strip mall. I decided to have a burger instead of the $40+ steak so I could also get a few appetizers. Started with the beef tenderloin soup which really good. Then had the lobster gnocchi which was amazing. They should offer this in a dinner portion. Also had the onions rings which were cooked perfectly. For my meal I had the burger which was good but not great. But after all, it is a steakhouse and not a burger joint. I think the burger was just eaten at the wrong time, I was already stuffed before it even came out. The brioche bun it was on, the bacon & the gruyere cheese were delicious. I think I was just too full to enjoy the burger. Also tried my friends tuna tartare and his rib eye, WOW!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special treat!
My hubby and I went here for a special treat for his birthday celebration. His steak is now the best he's ever had; New York Strip at $45. I got Salmon, and it was also was the best Salmon I've ever had. The twice baked potato was inspiring (I'm attempting to make it tonight for dinner with some of the ingredients - garlic, multiple cheeses, ham, fresh rosemary), and the roasted brussel sprouts left me saying "is this how they're supposed to taste"SO delicious.
With no wine/alcohol and sodas for the two of us including tip it was $160, but worth it for a special occasion.
I was too full for desert, but that looked amazing too. They brought out a classy candle and two house made truffels for his birthday.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine cellar privacy a real treat!
Few know of it when asked but the BIN 54 has a nice little wine cellar, ideal for 4-6 and a little crowded for more than that. We had 7 guys so we pushed the room size to the max.
The food and wine was wonderful and yummy. The service was outstanding.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occasion
The food was fabulous and we did go all out and get
appetizers , an expensive special , and dessert. You could dine more conservatively
by sticking to basic menu. Great ambience as it is a small restaurant and our waiter
was attentive and knowledgeable . Allow yourself time for this dining experience!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best steak restaurant on the East Coast. Seriously. If you are a vegeterian and was willing to try steak you would not be a vegeterian anymore. Service was the best we have ever received!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrived early at 5:15pm when the reservation was for 5:30pm. We took advantage of the special offering of a Wagyu Ribeye Filet which was crazy good. First time either of us has had it. Pricey but worth the treat. This is our second visit to Bin 54 and both visits were great. This is probably our favorite special occasion restaurant. Highly recommend.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy the BIN 54 food, and it's a high end steak house, and also has great fish. Great place for a business dinner or a special evening. Usually the servers are great too, and I have had some good ones. Unfortunately the lady this evening was simply not friendly, and didn't enhance the experience at all. No smiles - no engagement - no concern, so simply brought a plate and walked away. But that is odd, and I don't recall seeing her before so maybe she missed her calling - needs to be in the kitchen talking to no one.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't go wrong at Bin 54
The food, service, and ambience at Bin 54 are always superb. Enjoy!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top quality steaks
My wife always orders filet mignon. This was the best one she ever experienced. I tried hers and concur. I had the NY strip. It was pricey, but I took half of it home for a nice steak salad. The sides we ordered (al a carte) were excellent. The spinach casserole was a high-end creamed spinach...wonderful! It and the twice-baked potato were large, sharable portions. Desserts were huge and great.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating 66 years of marriage
What better place for my wife to take her parents to celebrate 66 years of marriage! They loved it all, the lobster gnocchi, the salad, the crab cake, the filet, the wine, the dessert...all of it!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding but the service was even better. Very professional waiter and attentive to the sometimes inane needs of our table. Branko, the manager was equally professional and very personable. We had a great time and definitely will be back.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have visited this restaurant often and find both the service and food very good. The focus is on steak but my wife loves their scallops. For me their sliders are exceptional. I am always impressed by the service. Staff is efficient and friendly and work together.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I enjoyed our dinner so much! Blair was awesome-very attentive! Can't wait to return!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything the four of us ordered was outstanding and we had excellent recommendations from our waiter. The food exceeded our expectations and Bin54 was the perfect venue for a special 55th birthday celebration.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant in Chapel Hill
I would recommend BIN54 for anyone who enjoy's great food and outstanding service. The manager is very attentive to details.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with my wife for my birthday. Everything was great, especially the steak. My wife had the filet, which was very good, but the hanger steak was amazing. Best I've had in a long time.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM