Bin 26 Enoteca

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286 reviews
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Bin 26 Enoteca is a Beacon Hill neighborhood restaurant and wine bar with a seasonally driven menu and extensive wine list. Bin 26 Enoteca boasts an international wine list with more than forty wines by the glass and a large selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can simply drop in for an informal dish of pasta or a more formal, multi-course, haute cuisine.
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New England
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The vibe is unique, the wine selection very good. Pasta that we shared as a starter was wonderful. We will ordered the branzino and salmon as entrees, good, not extraordinary. It was Valentine's day, and despite having a reservation, felt the staff hoped we would leave after 90 minutes. It's a difficult night to feel unhurried at many restaurants.

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e
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific brunch, something for each of us. Will be back !

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N
New England
78 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a nice Italian meal after a hectic work week. We got a nice table in the front room and had the bicest server! I wish I could remember her name. I started with the tomato-panna soup: it is a very generous portion but more importantly, it was delicious and perfect for a cold winter night. The bruschetta was also delicious. For main dishes we had the hanger steak and the cocoa tagliatelle with mushrooms. The former was delicious per my dining partner and I found the tagliatelle to be simply fabulous! I got the entree sized portion which meant I had it for lunch today. Can’t wait to return!

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G
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All good, but of special merit is they serve half portions and have some really good wines that you can get in smaller size carafes.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing prices, homemade pasta was exquisite overall wonderful experience! Will be returning very soon!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a bit slow. Waitress knowledgeable but not very friendly. Food is good though a bit over priced for what it is. Good wine selection.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine.
Very nice accommodating staff

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HH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, very loud and table cramped.
Need more space to hang coats - we sat with winter coats over the back of our chairs.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up here with a friend. We shared 3 small plates and a homemade pasta dish. We ordered the mussels, beef tagliata, burrata and the scallop pasta. It was all delicious and the perfect amount to share for two. We also ordered a bottle of house red, a blend, that complimented our meal perfectly. Highly recommend!

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AA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I had a horrible time here. The service was extremely rushed and when I complained about it, the owner of the restaurant told me to "go back to your country". I was appalled at the level of ignorance and racism by this woman. Very unprofessional and uncouth.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

bin 26 is our FAVORITE! Highly recommend this gem if you have not been - fantastic wine list, and the food is phenomenal!

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k
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Christmas brunch with a friend. The staff was totally attentive and brunch was delightful
Just right

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s
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service is friendly enough although overly attentive. Particularly, we would have liked to not have constantly had our glasses of wine topped up but instead to drink calmly. I had anticipated an elegant little wine bar in Beacon Hill with a modern take on Italian food. It’s not really that at all. The music was distracting, neither hip nor tasteful. The entree serving was enormous, and the pasta just ok. I think this just isn’t my scene.

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GL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the service. EXCEPT when the bill came, it was with one of those 'pay on the spot credit card machines' which I find obnoxious. All of a sudden our lovely meal and experience there was brought to an abrupt end with the pressure to pay, figure out the tip and then leave. We felt rushed and that our meal and time together was brought to an abrupt end on the restaurant's terms, not ours. It left a bad taste in our mouths (no pun intended) as we left. It was too bad.

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A
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have eaten here 2x and always find it a cozy place to meet a friend for a glass of wine and yummy, comfort food. This night I had the seafood stew special which was outstanding!! The maitre d' (or maybe he is the owner?) is very attentive and friendly. Will definitely return

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good but the bill was A LOT more expensive than expected ... we each (party of 4) had ordered a glass of wine and the waitress told us it would be cheaper to go with another wine option and share, so we did. Needless to say we were mislead and ended up having to pay $100 for wine.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot on Charles street. Waitress was extremely nice and knowledgeable about wine. The duck salad with blueberries is a must try. This will be our new go-to spot.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Simple and fresh Italian cousins with great wine selection

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una experiencia única, el lugar y la atención excelente, la comida tiene excelente sabor.

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The restaurant manager was very unkind and very rude, the waitress had a mistake charging in my credit card so he came to “help” as if the mistake was ours, I didn’t like the way he treated us and the waitress. And he decided to charge 20% for gratuity withought even asking. He really made us have a bad experiencia even though the rest wasn’t that bad.

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KC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious Food, Good Wine List
Staff isn’t prepared for sophisticated customers. If you are planning to order strategically from the wine list, and choose foods to match over several courses, I strongly recommend that you call in advance and speak to someone. Do not expect the wait staff to pick this up and adapt on their own. Otherwise perfectly decent spot for a solid Saturday night out with friends.

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SY
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine - wanted to try everything on the menu! And what we ordered was incredibly delicious.

Ambience was really beautiful and tasteful .

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended by a friend. Food and wine both very good. Enjoyable evening

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Italian style small plates/tapas allowed for sampling of more dishes, which is always fun. Loved the mussels and tagliatelle with scallops. Also had calamari which was ok.

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S
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food excellent, but the acoustics were awful. Could hardly hear our friends.

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M
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience - we go there every Halloween as they have a large window over Charles St and the "show" is amazing. The food and service are excellent. The only issue: the wine is very expensive!

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R
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wine selection. Variety of tapas. Dishes sized to share.

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MB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food we had was amazing. The manager went out of his way to treat us well when we asked to move tables. We had been sat at a the last table in the restaurant at the entrance to the bathroom hall. I do not think that is a normal table for them.
We waited patiently for a another table to open but expected a wait.
We were sat 45 minutes later. We did not expect to wait for service once we were seated. We asked the manager a few times about who was serving us.
Our waitress took 15 minutes to come to our table even though the restaurant was half empty at that point (9:30). She was unfriendly in extreme. No greeting. No eye contact. Just “ what are you having?” My husband and I laughed out loud at her line. This is not a NYC diner.
We come to Boston often because our children go to college there. We were looking for a go-to restaurant. I am torn on returning again. The food was excellent but we had such poor service... it is a toss up if we return again.
Ps- all of the other servers were friendly and attentive!

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was as always outstanding. The service was unusually sketchy on this particular night which I have not experienced here before, this being one of my top of the list places to dine in Boston.

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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had since moving to Boston - will definitely be back. Very knowledgeable and professional waiter

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we absolutely love Bin26. The food is beyond delicious, seasonal, and elegantly prepared. the service is impeccable, including the sommelier who recommended a beautiful red. we've never been disappointed.

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RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

My experience was great! I called a day ahead to make a special request and they were more than happy to accommodate. I went with a Hinge date (lol) for drinks and the waiter was highly educated about wine and made drinks super fun by talking about the wine and bringing AWESOME energy each time he came by. I'd definitely recommend this place for a date - it can be as upscale or as casual as you want it by either sitting at a table or grabbing a glass at the bar. There are mixed reviews out there, but I'd recommend going for it!

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening very much. Great wine, excellent food, many choices. Very friendly, good service.

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H
New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Small, very small portions. High end prices. The cannoli was a disgrace. Won’t be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Where do I start? Very noisy, echo chamber where we were seated in the back. No carpet, bare walls that made it difficult to hear my wife across the table. Egg plant parm app for $10 was small, that i can forgive, but the mozz was NOT melted ,think uncooked caprese style mozz. actually cold sliced uncooked! Is this someone's new take on egg plant parm? Could not get cranberry juice- they only serve beer, wine and water. Really short sighted. I don't drink so I was left drinking sparkling water - No big deal. My $28 "skirt steak", ordered doneness between rare and med rare was medium at best - very hard to chew, smothered in a cheese sauce "gorgonzola" . This was nothing more than three, 1.5 ounce steak tips. Not flavorful, not tender. Not cooked to my order. My wife's rack of lamb, ordered medium was a bloody purple, uncooked sent it back, came back medium. I do not care for sauteed kale, and that was my side alongside some stewed cherry tomatoes. Fingerling potatoes were fine. Oysters were good. My wife had prosciutto wrapped pears - the ham was cooked and rich - I liked this app quite a bit. Here is my take: quality ingredients, very good wait staff. Very loud, obnoxious sommelier. The "chef" was horrible. Timing was way off, food was over or undercooked - eggplant parm was room temp . Fire the chef, get someone who can cook, lay down some carpeting and some sort of sound deadening and then you may have a 4 star gig. I have been to the Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, and used to work at Ken's Steak House. I know fine dining and this was not it. How it ever received 4.5 stars is beyond me. I saw that and was very psyched up to eat at Bin 26 - I was thoroughly disappointed enough to write this- I spoke with the server and they said they owners sold their 25 yr old restaurant & Bin 23 was 11 years old- they were trying to "iron out the wrinkles". I really don't think they are. Again - quality ingredients but if it is cooked by a hack ...

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible place to go for a late brunch. The options seemed simple but, man, do they know how to make an Eggs Benedict. Would go again... and again!

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ER
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for a lazy weekend afternoon bite to eat and a drink. Food and service were exceptional.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bin 26 is simply one of the finest restaurants in Boston. My friends and I love it for its superb food and wine, its warm and inviting atmosphere, and its wonderful staff. It’s a marvelous place to meet both for drinks or for a sophisticated dinner.

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GG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine and service! Would definitely recommend and make a return trip when back in Boston.

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AV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as usual

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