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About BIN 54

Using only the highest quality ingredients, Bin 54 elevates classic steakhouse dishes to a new level of refinement. Staged in a warm contemporary setting, diners are offered glimpses of the wood-fired grill, semi-open kitchen and the temperature controlled wine room stocked with an extensive inventory of both eclectic and traditional selections. We also offer three private dining rooms; the Wine Cellar, which seats up to 8 guests, the Aberdeen Room, which seats up to 25 guests, and the Solarium, which seats up to 30 guests. Please call for information on private dining.

1201 M Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bin 54 is closed Sundays (except Mothers' Day) and most major holidays.
Please call for information.
We are accepting reservations for Graduation weekend 2018 and for dinner on Mother's Day.

Cross Street:
15-501 / Fordham Blvd./ NC54

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 969-1155

Website:
http://bin54chapelhill.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking available

Executive Chef:
Kevin Draper

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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BIN 54 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (27)
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Notable Wine List (25)
Romantic (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
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Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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Tapas (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

We started with onion rings (because my friend and I LOVE them). They were delicious! Then we had small filet Oscar style and twice baked potatoes. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Definitely understand why it is rated 1 of America's top 100 steak houses.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Bin 54 continues to be my favorite steakhouse in the area. Great food, fantastic service, excellent wine list, very good atmosphere. Will continue to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over all very good. Will return without question

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Unable to eat our dinner as they were too salty but manager was kind to comp them. If we return, we must remind kitchen to go light on the salt.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was excellent. Scallop appetizer and filet were exceptional!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As always, the steak was perfect and the service staff extremely friendly. I’ll be back for sure. It should be noted that people have complained about 'presentation'. I thought it was fantastic. If you want to stare at something, go to an art museum.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My family and I have eaten at Bin 54 numerous times in the past and have generally had positive experiences. The food, while not overly creative, is well prepared and of high quality. Overall, Bin 54 is a fine example of a traditional steak house. However, on this occasion, the service was so terrible as to verge on comedic.

Much, but not all of the problem comes down to a very inexperienced and untalented server. First, after a lengthy delay the server came to our table. She announced the specials and asked if we had questions. We indicated that we did not have questions and were ready to order. Instead of taking our order, the server walked away. After 10 minutes, she returned and we made very clear that we waned to order.

Our first course arrived timely and was well prepared. After the first course was cleared, we waited 40+ minutes for the main course. Our server never came to check on us or explain the long wait. Also, we were sitting near the kitchen and it was disappointing to see our side dishes sitting under the "warming light" for 20+ minutes while the kitchen finished preparing our main dishes.

When the food finally arrived, the side dishes were lukewarm and soggy from sitting around. We politely asked for them to be replaced with fresh items. Shortly thereafter, we received 2 of the side dishes of which we had ordered only one. In addition, my duck breast main dish was ordered medium. One end of it was almost medium, but the other was cold in the center. Our server never came by to check on the main dishes.

The manager did comp us the side dishes and the first course, but this seemed like very little compensation given the overall experience. To cap off all of this, the server placed a to-go bag with desserts on our table as we paid the check. However, when we were walking to our car, the server chased us into the parking lot saying the bag was for a different table and demanded that we return it to her which we did.

We will not be returning.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a 30th UNC reunion with friends who met their first day of college. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and a fantastic sommelier that helped us with our vino. Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, great meal! A definite recommendation!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Steaks cooked to perfection and the portions were huge. The gin martini was spot on and the wine list provided many options. Only complaint is the tables were pretty tight so we heard everything the group beside us said.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We get to Bin 54 about two times a year. We have never been disappointed and the service is always great. We like that the feature cocktail actually has a pleasant, smiling face to go along with its name:) We only wish they would bring back the Cheddar Cheese Grits as a side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. This was our first visit to BIN 54, and we are looking forward to going back again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were in Chapel Hill and found Bin 54 on Open Table.........WHAT A GEM. Wish we could have gone back again. The staff and food were OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious! We enjoyed the calamari as an appetizer and the filet mignon oscar, hangar steak, and NY strip as our entrees. The service was great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wonderful experience- great food, warm and personal service, comfortable and inviting space. All of the food was excellent, so it is difficult to select a standout. We especially loved the welcoming sommelier with his huge smile. Thank you for a memorable night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Amazing meal worth the price. It was the most enjoyable meal.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sauces are king, here. The Béarnaise was extraordinary, for example. Great aged steaks. Amazing wine list. Server was almost abrupt at first but warmed as the night wore on. Som was helpful and engaging. Very expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was phenomenal! The only issue I had was with the server. He forgot to bring out our coffee we asked for with our dessert. For the price you're paying, the server should not forget anything!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Steaks done perfectly, the best scalloped potatoes in the world! The only restaurant that I can spend $80 a person, not feel guilty and say it was well worth it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent spirits,food, and service! A great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wine selection is vast. The food and ambiance are perfect for a celebration or romantic dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Well done as usual!! You must go to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Special sweet 16 birthday dinner with my daughter and she so loved the complimentary chocolate cake at the conclusion but she raves about your lobster gnocchi app and loved the shallot sauce on the filet

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Good service . Food quite salty but good. If you like meat this is a good place for you.
If you like alot of variety not so much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Top notch restaurant with good choice of steaks. Brought my international business visitor there for dinner and wowed him with both quality and quantity.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Bin 54 is one of the best Restruarants in the triangle area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

First time, won't be the last. Staff is attentive and friendly. Food is inventive but not stuffy. Atmosphere is cozy. All in all, a special night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great wine list and recommendations from the sommelier are great

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Appetizers were great, service was phenomenal. Steak was crazy expensive ($70 for aged NY Strip/delmonico-16 oz) Horribley overpriced, arrived very very rare and was tough and way below average in quality and taste. I do not think I will ever return. If this was Western Sizzlin and steak was $15 maybe worth it. Never been so disappointed in food quality/value.
Sides were great, appetizer wonderful, and service nice. But wow, that steak at $70 was just ridiculous!!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Probably the best filet I've ever had. Mac & Cheese was amazing. Twice baked potato wasn't anything special.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The staff went out of their way to make our 15th Anniversary special- we were truly touched! Great service, great food and great wine list! Dessert and steak were outstanding and the scallop potatoes were to die for-

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was wonderful as always. The service was a little slow probably because they were very busy. I would not recommend Bin 54 if you are looking for a quiet romantic spot. The noise level makes it difficult to hear!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Outstanding steaks (best filet mignon in all the world) and wine list...and the service: from the moment you are greeted at the entrance, to the excellent servers and bartenders, to the super knowledgeable and attentive management (Perry even has an excellent cocktail named after him)! Amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was great. The food was amazing. The restaurant was really loud, so I had to yell across the table. However, the ambience was sofisticated with great mood lighting. Try the banana pudding!! It was fantastic. It's definitely the best steak in town.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very pricey but excellent food and excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

First time there for me and I loved it. Food was cooked perfectly and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Whenever we visit our daughter in Chapel Hill we make it a point to eat at Bin 54. The meal and wine offerings are ALWAYS outstanding. Bin 54's engaging, knowledgeable and service-oriented staff take the dining experience from great to exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was just ok. For the price it should have been a lot better. Won't be going back.

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