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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PL
Denver
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was better than usual which is a plus but we were forced to book at 5:30 pm on open table b/c 6 pm was full yet empty seats remained all around us
Service was friendly but desultory
The noise level from the sound system made conversation almost impossible

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend & I had a fabulous meal with a great server who helped us make the perfect choices of wine, mains & deserts. Everything was spot on & delicious! It was a great evening out!

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine list, great food and wonderful service.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, cozy place; good food; excellent service

SY
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine and wines. Love the ambience!

k
New England
48 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us met for a late afternoon glass of wine and cheese and other nibbles. We each had delicious wine and delicious accompaniments. Our servers were gracious, and we had a lovely two hours of chatting. We were made to feel completely welcome, even not eating much. It was a quiet bubble of hospitality and friendship gracefully arranged by the staff.

J
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had two meals at Bin 26 last week and thoroughly enjoyed both. Service was excellent and food delicious. We would definitely go back when next in Boston.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good wine selection, and we enjoyed what we ordered for both food and wine. Smaller tapas-sized plates so overall bill can add up in price, but overall an enjoyable restaurant.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Veal chop was very disappointing. Very soggy. Flavor was flat. Way overpriced. Bolognese was not too flavorful and small portion for the dinner size. We were also told a half carafe for the type of wine we wanted was cheaper than 2 glasses which ended up being untrue. Will not return.

k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall - I wouldn't go back. The food was decent but overpriced. I asked for a wine recommendation and the waiter recommended a $42 dollar GLASS of wine (which is insane, I'm in my 20s). Also, the waiter seemed to rush us a bit, which was odd given there was no one there. The best part about this place is the ambiance is nice and relaxing, but the food/wine is really nothing to write home about.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wine recommendation on New Year’s Eve. Very happy with the service, food and ambience.

BL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food - we had a couple of salads and several pasta dishes - the salads were light while the pasta tasted freshly made with lovely sauces. Meatballs were light and tasty, gnocchi was just the right amount of chewy and flavorful but chicken and green beans didn't taste very fresh. Everyone was also a bit on the salty side (as is the case with many nice restaurants). The wine selection by the glass was also great, as was the option of small tasting pours (100 mL vs. standard 250 mL glass), although their champagne/sparkling wine by the glass selection could have been better (only a prosecco and two cavas). Overall though, I'd go back for the pasta alone. Service was also very attentive and friendly.

HH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Bin a few times and went this weekend after a movie. Pleasantly reminded that we have a very good restaurant across the Common from the Movie theater. My Salmon main was excellent and the others in our party enjoyed their dinner as well.
The Bin 26 House red a Cabernet/Merlot blend was excellent at $ 40 bottle as well.
All Good.

T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Quiet brunch spot. Tasty food. Service was a bit spotty but not my first time service is usually excellent so chalk it up to a one time event.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing food. Really worth it.

m
New England
47 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I can not say enough about it. all four of us had delicious entrees and deserts Adam and Christine were engaging and knowledgeable. This is my new “go to place” to bring guests

b
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had never been and all the other restaurants near them were booked, so we went for it! Food was decent. Waiter was new, but knowledgeable. Bench seats were not terribly comfortable, but they were funky/artsy. An intimate dining experience. Next time we might just sit at the bar!

AI
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really love this place for a fun, casual night out and visit regularly. A fantastic wine selection, a varied and creative menu and a friendly and knowledgable staff make for a consistently enjoyable evening. On several occasions we've opted for a number of small plates to share (think tapas). On others, we've select from their interesting selection of entrees. We've always been extremely satisfied!

CB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service! I have a bunch of food intolerances and our server handled it all so well. Great spot. Excellent food. I can’t wait to come back!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was delicious and the wine as well.
Service was ok but flat and a little slow even though the restaurant was not busy

m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A favorite local spot for brunch and dinner. Intimate but not tight, inventive without overwhelming and a service staff that is able to read if you want them nearby or for just key moments. They take good care of you!

SK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Clean, sharp restaurant just down the way from the Boston Common and Public Garden. Menu has several nice choices though not "heavy" southern italian dishes. I'm guessing it was more of a Northern Italian influence - I mention this only because one of my guests was looking for a little lasagna!

I had the hanger steak, and my 'lasagna' friend ended up grabbing the crab meat ravioli. My other friend hit the spaghetti bolognese and added some meatballs. All meals were great.

Very quiet setting - but we were early in the evening and at the back of the restaurant so it might pipe up as the night goes by. Overall we were happy and would try it again with my wife.

k
New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having a dinner after not seeing each other for about 3 years, so we wanted to chat, with a glass of tasty wine, and then dine. All of those happened. A light Greek wine started our evening, then we split the delicious mixed green salad, and each enjoyed perfect trout. We finished our lengthy evening with one small canole/canolo??? Neither of us wanted the chocolate chips, and so we were rewarded with fresh, fresh canoli, with no chips. Our server was attentive in pouring the wine, but not intrusive as we caught up on jobs, friends, family, and the future. It was an outstanding evening with delicious food!

AM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty with an interesting menu of small and large plates. We made a mistake saying it was ok to take the dishes as they came out of the kitchen because everything came at once so things like the eggplant parm got cold and were not as good.

K
New England
88 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Laurel is wonderful!

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MC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great, waitress friendly and helpful, food was delish but on smaller portion size, ambiance noisy and we sat in the back part of the restaurant that was tight seating!!! Bottom line, I’d go back

JL
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service a bit slow in an in busy restaurant

J
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
48 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.