Bin 26 Enoteca

4.4
314 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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Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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TG
New England
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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New England
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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.

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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!

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S
New England
1 review
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.

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

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very interesting menu

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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!

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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.

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New York Area
3 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.

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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.

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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

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Washington DC
9 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.

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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.

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JM
New England
59 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.

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G
San Francisco
24 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.

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A
New York Area
26 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.

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

Excellent food as always. Great ambience and service.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our meal was really good as was the service. The menu is slightly deceiving in that the listed prices aren’t the dinner portions and the regular portion is about double in cost on average. We did enjoy ourselves though and thought it was a nice place to celebrate.

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The option to have smaller wine glass portions is a nice service to sample different wines. I had a 100ml, liked the wine and then ordered a 250ml of the same wine. Repeat customers, thank you.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening! The food was fantastic & the service was wonderful. Next time we are in Boston we will be back.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server recommended a starter which was delicious (roasted prosciutto wrapped pears), the main dishes and wine were very tasty, and we had an excellent dessert. Everything came really quickly and the staff were super friendly. Would definitely return.

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M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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r
New England
51 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
30 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
80 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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
New England
3 reviews
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 11, 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 10, 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 December 31, 2018
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
38 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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