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We were celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary. They greeted us with ‘Happy Anniversary’ and put us at a nice table. Service was amazing. We started with calamari which we both loved. I had the tuna steak rare and creamed spinach. Both were amazing. My husband had the domestic waygu NY Strip and twice baked potatoes. He enjoyed his as well. Needless to say we had leftovers. We had a cheesecake to go! They were very kind and gave us a beautiful plate with Happy Anniversary in chocolate and two macaroons and a taste of Cava. A very nice meal and evening. Highly recommend for special occasions.
Thank you for the review! We are thrilled to receive your compliments and appreciation. We're glad you enjoyed your celebration at BIN 54 and look forward to serving you again. Happy anniversary!
Always outstanding. We don't live in the area but when we travel to Chapel Hill, Bin 54 is always on our list of favorites.
Thank you for these kind words! We're happy to hear that BIN 54 is one of your favorites. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area!
Everything was wonderful from the get go. They actually remembered and it was our anniversary from years ago, which only added to our special evening. Food, service great as always.
Hello Barbara - so good to have you back! Your special day is special to us too and we are honoured you would spend your Anniversary with us.
Food and service excellent. Too noisy, but fortunately we were seated in a relatively quiet place. Too much food, but we took home half for another meal! Expensive.
Hello Anonymous-- thank you kindly for the five stars! Our dining room can get a little hectic from time to time. To ensure another five star experience, be sure to express your prefence for quiet seating when making a reservation with our host the next time you drop by. We will be sure to accomodate to the best of our ability!
We had a fabulous dinner and the steaks were perfectly cooked. We shared the sides and that was fun to try different dishes. Wait staff were dynamite! Great celebration all around.
Thank you for the five stars-- We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us!
We were staying over in Chapel Hill for the night and needed a place for a great dinner and nice ambiance.
We definitely chose the correct place. The place is very distinguished looking and, for a steakhouse, the noise level was very subdued.
The food was outstanding. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly, my wife’s short ribs were delicious and the macaroni and cheese was to die for.
Our server was great and very helpful. We will definitely return the next time we are in Chapel Hill.
Thank you Taxprofs for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. We couldn't be happier that with all the other options, you chose to dine with us. We strive for excellence and It's only when we receive such positive feedback, do we rest knowing that we have accomplished what we set out to do! Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back, you made our day! Next time your in town, please do come again. Cheers to you!
Always a wonderful time at Bin54! The atmosphere is great and the staff is too. Outstanding menu, wine list and food!
Thank you for your review, Troy! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at BIN 54, and look forward to hosting you again.
The service was terrible. We didn't get our first drink till after an hour and dinner till after two hours. The food was mediocre at best. Disappointing to say the least. Not a true steakhouse.
We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you had. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest level of standards for our guests and we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss this further with you and find a solution that you can be happy with. We attempted to reach out using the number on the reservation we thought was yours so we hope to hear back from you. Your feedback is very important to us and an essential component of our improvement.
The steak was exceptional... while the accompaniments were only ok (i.e. chimichurri sauce). The Sommelier was very helpful, though the wine list was very heavy on the pricey options... I would have preferred more choice for a bottle with a cost between $75 - $125 (the common price listed for Cabernets and Bordeaux were mostly above $300). But that's my budget... maybe their typical crowd likes the higher price point options.
I would go back often for the steak... if I lived a little closer.
Though we aren't perfect, we do strive for excellence. Where there's room to improve, we will always make the effort because guest satisfaction is our top priority. While we do have a demand for certain price points, it is important to us that our wine program provides a relatively equal balance of what we have to offer. The list is constantly revolving and updated daily, so next time your in the neighborhood, don't be a stranger because I assure you that your choices wont be so narrow!
Nice little fine-dining spot. Service was slow. From the time we finished out appetizers to the time our main course was served it took about 20 minutes. The Veal chop was tasty however I would stay away from thier duck fat potatoes- the overwhelming taste of old grease was really off-putting. My husband enjoyed his fillet. Brussle sprouts were dry.
We are extremely sorry that we missed the mark and wish that we had an opportunity during your visit to resolve the issue. Never hesitate to inform us of any problem at all because your satisfaction is our top priority. We're not perfect but we do strive for excellence and we always welcome feedback as it helps us to improve the experience of our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a guaranteed experience that will not disappoint!
Thank you mickey for spreading the word! Cheers to you and we hope to see you again soon.
The water was was excellent. The wine list although not inexpensive is substantial.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with us! Our wine list is updated daily and we have an exciting seasonal Wine Dinner approaching featuring Mollydooker Wines of South Australia..feel free to visit our website for more info...
This place is awesome I’ve been here several times and I’ve never been disappointed with anything we have eat there, The service is always amazing, this time we had a very bright and bubbly young lady, I do not recall her name but she made it a fantastic experience for us. The head chef is always on point sending out delicious, perfectly prepared food every single time, I love this place and I will continue going back time and time again. I look forward to my next visit here and it will be soon thank you guys so much for the fantastic meal and experience for my wife and I.
Hi Zac, we are honoured to have earned your loyalty and praise-- We are still working on getting Chef Draper in that caveman outfit *wink wink* so keep coming by for more good times and great Fine Dining!
We had a great time at BIN 54
Wassana, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself with us - Stop back in any time!
Wonderful! Would highly recommend!
Always consistently excellent food and service! It is always a pleasant, relaxing evening!
Thank you for your feedback Thomas-- Come relax with us any time!
Great location for our special family dinner. And our server was one of the best I've had in over 30 years of fine dining!
Tracey, Wow-- We are especially pleased to hear that we were able to contribute to special times and special memories for you and your family. Feel free to request the same server on your next visit (Although, to be honest they are all pretty exceptional, if we do say so ourselves!)
Every time my wife and I go to Bin54, we have the best evening of our lives. The food of course is exceptional and there is nothing on the menu that is not delicious!
The service is the best in the industry. The staff always knows my wife’s allergies. Our preferences on water are always remembered and they make recommendations based on things we have eaten in the past. All without us telling them.
This time we made use of the sommelier and he was fantastic. The Croix Zinfandel worked with every step of our meal.
It is not exaggeration to say this is the best restaurant in the Triangle and the best restaurant we have eaten at in this country. And we have eaten the best in Chicago, New York and San Diego.
Thank you for the seriously flattering compliments, Mike. We take the tradition of Fine Dining seriously and are pleased that we are on par with standards across the country! It is a priority at Bin54 to understand the preferences and building a relationship with our regular guests so that the evening can be worry and stress-free. Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback on our efforts.
Normally I would recommend Bin 54 but my steak was old tasting. I didn’t complain because I had eaten about half of it when I gave a piece to my wife and she diagnosed that it was old tasting. Her filet was good, but frankly we had better steaks at Houston’s in Atlanta earlier in the week. We live in Kentucky but are in the Triangle regularly. I should have figured out the problem and sent it back, but the chef should probably have smelled the old flavor too.
Hello John, We strive for excelence but sometimes we fall a little short. Unfortunatly we did not become aware of your concerns until your review, so we were not able to address them at the time. As we take quality seriously, we noticed you ordered the 28 day dry aged NY strip. While tenderizing and concentrating flavors its does impart a aroma that is unique to the dry aging process. Some prefer that flavor while others dont and thats alright with us, we would always prefer a satisified guest.
Very warm, welcoming restaurant - had reservations, but got there early to enjoy a drink at the bar. Bartender very engaging and enjoyable! Table located in the middle of the restaurant, but very comfortable for conversation. Waiter was excellent - informative, interactive, knowledgeable; food was outstanding. I did send my entree back, but the replacement dish was very good. Sommelier helped with our wine selection, and we enjoyed that very much as well. Overall, an outstanding evening! I would recommend it to friends and return myself.
Thanks GuyT for taking the time to share your opinion with the OpenTable Community. We take pride in giving outstanding service in every arena of our restaurant and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.
This was my 2nd time at BIN54 and I had a very nice time. I ordered the doc and once again it was great. I also had a desert and it was very nice as well. The next time I visit I will bring a friend with me so that they too can enjoy the environment and the food. Vicky was an absolute wonderful waitress and I hope I have the opportunity to have her again.
We love to hear of returning first time guests and are extremely HAPPY to hear that you enjoyed your experience again! Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Next time you visit, bring a friend and feel free to request the always amazing Vicki as your server.
They didn't have my table ready. I thought a reservation meant they would be expecting me? The interior was beautiful and well suited for date night and the food was flavored well, but you didn't get your money's worth nor was the quality of the food up to a respectable standard. Be prepared to break the bank eating there; as one person I spent $177. Service was timely, but things took a turn for the worse towards the conclusion of the evening. A customer should never feel rushed, but I certainly was. The manager forced a dessert on me because I was a little indecisive and the hostess kept looking at me. I was made to feel like it was time to leave as soon as dessert was over. Once the candles and silver got pulled away, I noticed the cold stares, fake smiles and distant attitude of the staff. This was my first and last time.
Our apologies for not having your table ready. It was a last minute decision to switch tables because our chairs would have been uncomfortable for you. I wasn't made aware of any problem when I stopped by but I did however, enjoy talking with you about our desserts so much that the reason I sent out the creme brûlée was because you said you had never had one and thought it would be nice to give you one to try. Our intentions were based in kindness and Im sorry this is how they were perceived.
Outstanding in every way! I discovered this restaurant while searching online for nice places to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday dinner. There were so many positive reviews, and Bin 54 did not disappoint! Vickie was our server and she far exceeded all expectations of superb attention to all of our desires. The steak, duck, and pork cops entrees were pure perfection, the wine selection is impressive, and the desserts are delectable! From beginning to end our nearly 4 hour dining experience was incredible, and I would highly recommend Bin 54 for all occasions! I hope to visit again the next time I'm in town.
Yay... We couldn't be happier for your discovery of Bin 54 and thanks for leaving such a fantastic review! We are honored to be a part of your celebration and delighted to hear that you and family loved Vicki along with all the services we provide. Our amazing and dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. We hope to see you and your Family next time your in town! Cheers
Fantastic steaks, great wine list, great service. Highly recommend.
Thank you Jmac for spreading the word! We hope to see you again soon.
Fantastic restaurant and fantastic meal. We all (4 of us) loved everything. Kathryn was great! She was friendly, courteous, helpful and very efficient. Highly recommend Kathryn and the restaurant.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience in this lovely review. Kathryn is indeed a superstar!!! We take pride in giving outstanding service to all of our guests and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again soon.
Incredible food, awesome service. Will definitely be back!!!
Thank you for leaving a review, JosephC! We look forward to serving you again.
Food is excellent. Totally agree with other reviews. If you want a good steak, this is where you go. Everything is fresh. Yes a bit pricy but you do get what you pay for. Service was also great. My only criticism is the dining room really needs to be redone: it's dark and a bit gloomy.
Greg, Thank you for your compliments! We strive to provide food & service worthy of the value. Next time you come to visit us, we would like to offer the alternative of sitting in The Aberdeen, an equally elegent (but much better lit!) dining space that is typically open on weekends as one of multiple extensions of the Main Dining area.
Lawerence was awesome waiter
Greyghost, Laurence is awesome, isn't he?! Feel free to request Laurence as your server for future visits when reserving with us and we will always try to accomodate.
My one complaint is the salt on the table. Cool to have coarse salt and a tiny spoon as a piece on the table, but not practical. I felt that my steak needed a “bit” of salt, but was tough to control with the option on the table. Felt I was consistently over salted and under salted. Minor, but this could’ve made my experience better. A simple shaker or a grinder would’ve done the trick. Great restaurant and meal overall!
Hello Genet, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Course sea salt surely can be a bit tricky sometimes--Next time you visit us, please allow us to provide you with a set of more "traditional" salt/pepper shakers which we do have in-house and available upon request. Seasoning is crucial and we are willing to take that extra step for a *perfect* experience!
The food was wonderful and the service was top notch. The wine list is amazing, but expensive.
Robin, Thank you so much for your compliments! "Top-notch" is exactly the reputation we strive to maintain. Our wine list is updated daily; never hesitate to request a chat with our Sommelier so we can provide you with exactly what you are looking for!
We celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary at Bin 54. My wife had the duck which she thought was very good. She enjoyed the cherry sauce served on the side. I had the 6oz filet with bernaise sauce which also was very good, but I wish they had not sliced the steak before serving it. We both shared the creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes which were both very good. The lava cake was excellent. The service was outstanding.
Hello Richard, thank you for choosing to dine with Bin54 on your special day! We strive for perfection- Let your server know not to slice your steak on your next visit and we will be sure to accomodate your preference!
Great service and excellent food!
Thank you for leaving a review, TroyE! We look forward to serving you again.
Overall a nice experience. The food was hit and miss. Crab cake and Vespar cocktail were great. Steak tartare had good flavor, but not cut very well, some big chunks making it chewy. Looked like the person cutting it needed a sharper knife. Wedge salad was badly over dressed making it soggy. Ribeye was good, not sure the quality was there for the price though. My son loved his twice baked potato. Service, atmosphere, and wine list were all top notch. I would go back, just maybe order different things.
Ambiance, Greetings, Wine &Drinks - Fantastic
Service - very slow (GJ the waiter apologized as he was doing 2 positions at the same time, waiter & sommelier). I understand but it’s not exactly a low price restaurant to accept that. Other big tables that were seated after us were treated better and faster. I stayed calmed & relaxed as I didn’t want to spoil my anniversary dinner.
Food - good, yet the NY Steaks were somewhat hard (and I ordered Medium Rare - they came well done. Did not returned them as I din’t feel comfortable anymore.) The Pate foie gras as well as Companions were great (Mushrooms, spinach, etc)
My family and I went to celebrate my husband's birthday. Service and food were very good. All of our needs were catered. Will definitely come again.
Wonderful as always!!! I've recommended to so many and they love it too. My husband and I love celebrating my birthday here.
Fantastic! Our entire evening here was wonderful - service was top notch, food was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect - intimate and cozy. We will definitely return.
Thank you WonderWoman for such an incredible review.. We value guest satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to all of you. Its guests like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.
Always great service and atmosphere. Food wasn’t up to normal standards which was a little disappointing
Great food! Terrible beer selection!