Bin 26 Enoteca

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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JL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious - excellent gluten-free pasta option. Server's wine knowledge superb. Because they do wine differently - with a 100ml option (about 3 ounces) - they won't give samples or tastes (at least our server wouldn't). That was a little disappointing, given that it has become an expectation and common practice. But this is certainly a place for foodies and wine lovers.

SD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first date spot. I sat at the bar and had a great time. Good and wine were both great.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute little place with a great selection of wine and decent food.

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience all the way around. Highly recommend.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service a bit slow in an in busy restaurant

J
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE bin 26 and it has been one of our favorite spots for date nights! Service and food is always excellent and the list is impressive. We especially appreciate the sommelier coming by to give us wine suggestions. Always a personal touch!

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an amazing and memorable experience.

We were warmly welcomed by the owner and then offered a tasting of a number of volcanic red wines by their sommelier after my girlfriend mentioned she has been hunting for a particular one. It felt like we were being treated like family even though this was our first visit.

We couldn’t help but indulge with a couple of glasses each along with our meals, which were each excellent. I especially recommend the meatballs - they’re perhaps the best I’ve had in 10 years living in Boston. Fresh, tender, and great flavor.

This was a truly memorable meal and experience for us. We will certainly be back, and soon!

k
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a restaurant in my neighborhood to which I go for special dinners Tonight’s diner was the very best I’ve enjoyed there for years. Interesting combinations made each dish fresh and new, while preserving each dish’s essence. We had particularly perfect rose.Each of us had the perfect meal we’d hoped for

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wine was excellent but featured bottles (on menu) wasn't/weren't chilled so long wait. Food was quite good. But be CAREFUL--there are apparently "Full" portion prices (if you are in a party of more 3 or more) that are NOT on the menu and the server decides I guess that you want the larger size. Twice the price.

n
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and chose to sit at the back of the restaurant to reduce noise levels as the restaurant filled up. Our waitress was excellent, the food was fabulous and the menu options were creative and varied.

D
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister birthday dinner. Kristina and Lauren were awesome and took great care of us! They asked questions on our food/drink likes and dislikes, offered great suggestions, and accommodated our requests. The food was served promptly and was excellent. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and never felt rushed by the staff. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. I will recommend Bin 26 to everyone!

KD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. Great menu, reasonably priced. Food was delicious! The restaurant has a very nice, comfortable decor.

b
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was fabulous. Walked into an empty restaurant except for one table with a few adults and two small loud children. So, of course, they tried to seat us right next to this noisy bunch. We pleaded for an option and were moved one small table away. Our waitress clearly was a far cleverer human being than we lowly customers might ever aspire to be.... when she neglected to place our second course order with the kitchen (first course arrived in perfect time. With a 30-minute gap between first and second, we inquired and were haughtily informed “this isn’t a fast food restaurant!”) Without the thoughtless seating plan and server’s attitude, this would have been a five+ star experience. Chef is to be commended and the sommelier was friendly and not intrusive.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, the location on Charles St is great. The only thing is that the portions of food (Mc and cheese & bolognaise pasta were very small. We left the restaurant being hungry.

k
New England
42 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had simple lunch: a delicious risotto and salmon with greens and the delicious house salad dressing, followed by the added delight of one cannoli, and one panna cotta, and a long leisurely time to chat. we were served carefully and watched over, but we were not hurried. it was a lovely time to catch up with a friend, in a warm setting with delicious food and enough time for a good visit.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

arugula salad with goat cheese was superb. Jessica was very attentive and spot on with her recommendations. welcoming environment- like dining amongst old friends!

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list, excellent food, especially delicious parmesan, good service and great value! Highly recommended!

TG
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu with many options, small and larger plates. Mixed greens were very fresh, simple and well dressed. First course eggplant parm was wonderful--really delicious and a good portion for a starter. Chicken saltimbocca was uniquely prepared: stuffed with cheese but wrapped in the prosciutto and carved. Also very tasty. The farro pasta dish was a bit odd--it was described as whole wheat pasta served with tomatoes, basil and goat cheese, so the expectation especially in summer was for a fresh primavera type meal. This however was borderline minestrone soup. Taste was fine, just not what would be expected nor probably desired other than on a cold winter's night.

E
New England
56 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute little italian bistro in Beacon Hill. great spot for a date, quiet, excellent wine list, relatively small menu. loved the apps - proscuitto wrapped pears and scallops!!! entrees were good not great, we had the salmon and the chicken saltimbocca. The tiramisu was to die for -- best we have ever had --- and we have had many! Service very attentive with the owners greeting us at our table.

RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with delicious food and vines to sit in a quiet and cosy atmosphere. The service is also very attentively.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was mostly very good. Our server was helpful with a wine selection and the food was very tasty. They confirmed that we were there for a birthday but then did nothing special about it: no candle in the dessert, we paid for dessert, etc.

EA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a fantastic place to send out of town executives entertaining clients! Refined without being stuffy, and the wine knowledge of the servers is top notch!
Whenever possible, get the whole branzino!

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food! Had the gnocchi and tagliatella, both delicious and good portion sizes. The burrata and arancini were very good too. Incredibly knowledgeable and unpretentious staff. Try to sit in the front, the back area is too dark and cramped. Tiramisu is a standout!! Love the wine selection and nice bar scene.

B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very interesting menu

RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the attention of the waitress who recommended excellent wines for all the courses. I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience here and would definitely come back on a future visit!

A
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good Italian food at a reasonable price. Great for wine enthusiasts. The music was on the loud side, but otherwise the atmosphere was inviting.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine except that the restaurant did not have many vegan options for dinner. A few vegetarian options but not vegan.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Recommend to a friend? Yes for dinner(past experience) and no for lunch! Despite reservation and almost no one in the restaurant, a table wasn't ready for us. Server was attentive but it took way too long to be served. it almost felt like they forgot we were there. Lunch crowd is often folks who work and have limited time. This restaurant was not tuned into that reality. I took my staff out for a belated Administrative Professional's Day lunch splurge----saving grace was delicious food.

L
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful little spot in a beautiful walkable area of town. Small plate menu invites you to try multiple deliciously prepared and artfully presented dishes

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, the atmosphere was good. The server was a bit over persistent. He came by way too much.

E
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I don’t think I’ll go here again. The entrees were delicious (pasta), but everything else was so-so and kind of ridiculous for the price. The sommelier asked us what we were looking for and we said we wanted a bottle to share, preferably not something sweet and definitely not a Riesling. He suggested a Riesling that was “semi sweet” even though we told him multiple times that we may not like it. For $60 a bottle I’d like to make sure we get it right! We tried a sip and it was so so sweet. I’ve never sent a bottle back in my life and I had to for this because I couldn’t imagine drinking the entire thing. The sommelier was shaking his head and tasting it with the rest of the staff behind the bar, right in front of us. He never came back after that and seemed annoyed. We were thrown a menu and we had to pick another bottle by ourselves, and the wine bottle we chose was exactly what we wanted. The wine he chose was on the dessert menu. Overall for a wine bar this was a disappointing experience and I don’t want to go there again. It was awkward and embarrassing and all he had to do was say “sorry I didn’t get it right, let’s find something that will be great!” But instead he hid away from us the entire evening. Really sad because I wanted to like the place and wanted a fun evening with a friend I haven’t seen in a while.

JM
New England
62 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Arrived and was ushered into a dark, airless "closet" - that is how I would describe the back dining area where we were seated. Plenty of empty tables in the front with windows and air but we weren't that lucky. Had to summon a waitress for a drink. I had wine - my friend doesn't drink. The waitress acted appalled. Food was fair. Staff has an attitude. Guess you have to be a local.

G
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid, reliable local restaurant with small plates available and all well done. A particularly nice wine list with smaller pours available make it a special place.

A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We chose this restaurant because it was listed as serving contemporary Italian. We were disappointed with the food.
The best thing was our server, a woman from Ohio.

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Great ambience and service.

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Food was very good and service excellent. Will certainly go there again.

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot i had beet salad and small tapas size pasta dish mushrooms— perfect amount of food. Delicious. Good service. Only complaint was an extremly loud customer—we should have moved to the back.

HE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is that the music is too loud! Otherwise it is a great place!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating one year since getting engaged (we had dinner here the night we got engaged) and the staff were welcoming and friendly and generous. We had a great anniversary experience. Thank you!

PF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, top quality wines and pretty authentic Italian food. Our waitress was very efficient while being very friendly and made great suggestions. My only criticism is that it was a tad overpriced. $400 plus tip for 2 is not something I can do all the time, but, we got quality, so, in the end we survived and were grateful for the experience.