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Bin 36 - Permanently Closed

4.0
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1684 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Bin 36 is a casual, friendly and affordable spot where wine novices can enjoy over 50 wines by the glass. Learning about wine does not have to be complicated! BIN 36's staff is enthusiastically prepared to offer people a great environment to learn and enjoy great food and fantastic wine. Open for lunch & dinner 6 days a week!

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  • 4.0Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Open Table allowed us to make reservations for Thurs 1/4 lunch but when I arrived, I learned the restaurant was closed for the holidays. Why would Open Table allow me to make reservations if the place was closed. Did the restaurant forget to tell Open Table? Is there a glitch in Open Table's system? This was a business lunch. Whatever the reason, I was utterly disappointed. (FYI I was forced to give 1 stars in order to submit this. It should really be 0s)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant didn't update opentable availability and allowed a reservation on a day the restaurant was closed. I made a reservation for an important family event and was not notified until less than four hours prior to the reservation that they were closed that day. Awful experience.

  3. DK

    DebK

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Having a wine flight at Bin 36 is always a pleasure, and Enoch Shully is the consummate host. The kitchen makes some very tasty dishes at reasonable prices.

  4. RL

    RyanL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    It was just Ok

  5. KE

    KatieE

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    This was a great place for drinks, food was not as good as I thought it would be. However, service was top notch! A friend and I went for my birthday and they gave us a free glass of champagne and chocolate cake, very generous! I would go back for drinks and small bites, but not for a full meal.

  6. HS

    HeatherS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great variety for the Holiday menu. Big portions.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Just had Thanksgiving meal with friends. Their 3-course meal was family style and pretty filling. Stuffing might have been a little burned but overall great choices. I especially liked pumpkin polenta & cauliflower soup 💕 Service was somewhat slow but not many people were working. We were thankful to have a place serving Thanksgiving meal at reasonable price. Will definitely come back!

  8. SS

    SamS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Came to Bin 36 for Thanksgiving dinner and had a great meal. It's a huge meal, so you definitely won't leave hungry! The staff and our server were courteous and professional and accommodated our dietary requirements. My girlfriend is vegetarian and I'm allergic to both peanuts and shellfish. They came up with a great veggie option for my girlfriend and made sure I didn't get any peanuts or shellfish in my meals. The ambiance was nice, until it got busy and then it was pretty crowded and noisy. Not surprising for Thanksgiving dinner, but if you want a quiet dinner, better to go on a slower night. Overall, I would recommend Bin 36 for a date night, or nice dinner out, during a slow weeknight.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Thanksgiving dinner special. Food was quite good and the portions were generous. The wine pairing was nice but stingy for the price. Overall a pleasant tasty mean with a nice ambiance.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was great

  11. K

    Kvee

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Access to the restaurant is good, the staff is very friendly, the food was excellent and the owner was. Very pleasant!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mother to Bin 36 to celebrate a momentous birthday and what a fun time we had. We celebrated with my toddler in tow. They were very accommodating to our requests, engaged my child and adjusted food options to that of a younger persons likes. The adults were equally well taken care of. It was so nice to feel welcomed as a family and also be able to have an adult dinner as well. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, but especially for a special one.

  13. V

    Ville

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    This place is getting a bit dated. It also has a funky smell to it. Food is OK and we did have a nice waitress but with so many good options in the area I would choose something else

  14. ES

    EvSal17

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    I really hoped to have a nice dinner here to celebrate my girlfriend's new job but the restaurant really failed to deliver a nice experience for us. I arrived early to purchase a bottle of bubbles for the table for a toast. I asked the man behind the bar for some recommendations but did not get much help from him. I liked the description of one of the glass pours which was listed at $10 and asked to our purchase a bottle to be presented at the table when my girlfriend and her friend arrived. I was charged $55.00 for the bottle, and when I asked for clarification on why I was charged so much more than the glass price for a 750 mL, I was told it was because bottles were not usually sold of that item. It would make sense to charge more if I had wanted a glass of something only available by the bottle, but since this was not the case I felt taken advantage of. After we were seated at the table, we asked for some recommendations for starters, and told the server we wanted to order appetizers before entrees. We wanted the calamari and our server suggested we also order the Brussels sprouts, which would also go well with the calamari. Unfortunately the calamari came out quite a bit after the sprouts so we didn't really enjoy these items together. As for entrees, I ordered the chicken, my girlfriend ordered 3 empanadas since she was not very hungry and her friend ordered the burger. For some reason the empanadas were sent out first. We decided to share them so we could all enjoy something while waiting for the other items. When they finally arrived, my chicken was not fully cooked so I asked that it be given a bit more time. It ended up being another 12-15 minutes until it was brought back out by a cook. We finished our meal and hoped to ask for a check, but our server was nowhere to be seen for quite some time. Mistakes and delays like this would have made sense if the restaurant were busier, but we were one of only 3 parties. Just a disappointing experience overall.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Restaurant was pretty empty and gave the impression of just holding on. Accents of waiters very strong, so difficult to understand them. Seemed like a dying place -- wouldn't go back, for sure.

  16. F

    Foodie713

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great experience! My friend is a vegetarian so had to stick to a specific menu, but enjoyed what we had: goat cheese empanadas, cheese board, and salad. Probably could have passed on the hummus and Brussel sprouts as they were just ok. Wine flights were fun and overall a really cool concept of sharing and sampling.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is phenomenal! Enoch is always a gracious and attentive host.

  18. FG

    FrankG

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    One of my regulars in the City - both for social and business - good combination of wines, ambience, service and food. It's the combination of the aforementioned that attracts me. Noticed a prior review citing wine selection and on this Sat night we had an excellent $35 bottle - think it was called Tulah or something like that.

  19. JW

    JoeWho

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The atmosphere was great, but for a wine bar the selection of wines was lacking (as in, many of their wines were out of stock except for the $80 per bottle ones...) The food was good but also very small plates. For the amount of money spent, I shouldn't be leaving hungry. There are other places in Chicago with similar themes that could provide a better atmosphere.

  20. PL

    PaulL

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Gracious host, expert waitstaff, lovely outdoor seating, kale salad and short ribs very good; hummus was salty and average and accompanying veggies were old (celery brown on edges, carrots and cucumber rather soft ). Nonetheless would return but not order again.

  21. SS

    SSonny

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place. Had a wonderful evening. Glad I found it.

  22. DV

    DebbieV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff was extremely attentive, food was outstanding. Will come again and have already told friends about it.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Go for the happy hour! Small plates with not the usual options plus a small menu of entrees. In addition, you can get cheese 'flights', wine 'flights'. Prices are reasonable, portions are reasonable and designed for sharing. One caveat: white bean hummus is boring, but fish tacos are very good.

  24. JW

    JimW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    food was average. wine was good. better place for drinks and apps than dinner

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish came implacable. I love the seasonal ingredients. Wine recommendations were great and the atmosphere on the patio is relaxing despite being in the inner city location.

  26. K

    Kimmers

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It was a lovely evening that began with complimentary Rosé Champagne on the terrace for the start of the Birthday celebration. The Kale salad, Squid Ink Bucatini and Octopus were delicious and well portioned enough for two. I will definitely make it back to this location in the very near future.

  27. l

    loretta

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went after work with a group. We tried the different wine flights and took the food option where we got one of everything on the menu. The food was fun and the wine was great. We sat outside on the patio and the great weather certainly added to the fun!

  28. j

    jlof

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great happy hour! Good food, wine and great service!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was fantastic. However, the portions are small for the price. Good location and nice atmosphere with friendly and helpful wait staff.

  30. d

    davids

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fulfills its promise. Good suitable food. Limited menu well executed, with a inexpensive and low inib rihation way to test your palate for wine

  31. BP

    BPRR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    nice time at night. nice patio. thanks for a nice evening.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I've been to Bin 36 three times over the past 15 years. Always the same experience- nice flights of wines I've never tried, well-paired, and quality, food, mixed with excellent, friendly service. Always a good experience for not a lot of money. We had two flights of wine each, a cheese board, a salami board, calamari, and my wife had a salad and I had a burger. Too much food, but all good.

  33. NB

    NancyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and excellent wine. Pleasant quiet ambience.

  34. K

    Karen

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    I used to really live the diversity of the menu. I don't know if ownership has changed but the menu is much more limited and the good is at best, average. The wait staff was very good but I will not be returning.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A most pleasant evening with 1/2 price cheese plate appetizer when we arrived just 10 minutes prior to our 6 pm reservation. Italian wine flight was well rounded for a most agreeable price. Entrees were on the small plate size but who cared after all that good cheese?

  36. PR

    PhilipR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bin36 never disappoints. Enoch is unfailingly friendly and knowledgeable and new chef Angelina has actually improved the formerly wonderful Brussels sprouts and added several innovative dishes. Perfect for business or family dinners or lunches.

  37. R

    Rivergal64

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic wine list in a lovely setting. The chef's cheese board selection was outstanding. The glazed chicken wings were also delicious. In addition they offer a variety of wine flights which looked tempting if we'd had more time. The 2 Chicago residents I brought there had never heard of the place, but they will be going back. We were on the early side so it wasn't super-crowded. Our service was great but I didn't experience the place packed with people.

  38. IA

    IrisA

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! The staff is awesome & the wine is better.

  39. CL

    ChicagoLisa

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can already see the impact of the new chef on the menu. Innovative. Thoughtful. Yum.

  40. BH

    BobbiH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    After reviewing the menu on-line disappointed to see item I was not offered.

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Bin 36 - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 1684 OpenTable diners

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