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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2014

Fantastic in all regards! We are looking forward to returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2014

The steak at Bin 54 is our favorite. We LOVE rare plus as a temperature option. If you do decide to go here be prepared for not the best service. We understand busy but the servers could be a little more attentive. It makes us not want to go and pay full price ever.

We were given a table right by the door. There was a draft and it was cold. I know it's restaurant week but the couple before us were shown the table and they shook their heads and were led to another table in the back of the restaurant. It was unfortunate that when we were given that table and then requested a different we waited 30 min and then an additional 10 before we saw a waiter. And we had a 9PM reservation. The server didn't actually talk to us until 9:40PM.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2014

Great restaurant. The service was impeccable. As a graduate student, this is definitely a special occasions restaurant, but it was worth every penny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2014

My husband and I went for Triangle Restaurant Week and both of our meals were fantastic. The cocktails were impressive as well. I have always heard wonderful things about Bin 54 and they were all confirmed with our experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2014

As a first time guest, I found the service impeccable and the restaurant week menu sufficiently varied. The suggested wine was on point for both the salmon and beef entree. The server had been unaware that 10% of the proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit the Food Bank but he surely will include that in his description of the event in the future. I will return to Bin54.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 23, 2014

I was very pleased and surprised with the menu for restaurant week. The taste, temperature and options for dinner were outstanding. I appreciated the extra A-1 since I am literally addicted although the steak didn't need it at all. The Blue Cheese added extra amazing flavor. I was very pleased and will return.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2014

Food was very good, but the place was crowded and loud. It was restaurant week, so maybe another time wouldn't be as bad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2014

I appreciate the fact that Bin 54 offered items from their current menu on the Triangle Restaurant Week menu as well as items that they do not typically have. Overall, Bin 54 makes a mean steak. Great for the men, but with the ambiance to take a lady out on a romantic evening. :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2014

I took some clients for a celebratory dinner. The food was very good with the fixed-price menu. Dessert was delicious Creme brûlée. Wines are pricey but there's a good selection.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2014

Note to the hostess: I know you usually put the menus on the table, but if I reach for it, it's because I want to look at it. You do not need to tell me that you are putting it on the table.

Now, as for the meal:

I started out with the beef tartar, which was so heavy and salty, I couldn't finish it. Being a big-time foodie, this is rare for me.

Next came my "medium rare" steak. Except it was medium-well. Though I said it was ok, because it was late, the waiter insisted I get a new one. Fine. Except the new one was rare. Bleeding. It was late(r) at this point, so I just ate the not-still-alive parts. (I realize this is ironic due to the fact that I started with beef tartar, but, I know what I like!)

Dessert (choco mousse) was great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2014

I had been there several times before, but went for restaurant week because of the deal. The steak was the usual, good not amazing, but the service seemed a little unenthusiastic given the restaurant week crowd.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2014

Come here for a great steak and wonderful service. My water glass was never low and our server was attentive, without being too present. I always have a good quality and perfectly cooked steak at Bin 54. I ordered dessert this time, which was absolutely delicious. You really can't go wrong, here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2014

We brought a couple with us to experience what we believe is the best beef restaurant in the triangle and the filet mignons that everyone had lived up to that high standard. We were treated to having our meal in the private wine room. The ambience and dining experience made this a very special, memorable evening.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2014

Went for Restaurant Week. Have been a few times in the past and always thought it was good but overpriced. Restaurant week menu is a great value and food was excellent.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2014

Everything was wonderful! I can't wait to go back!! I had the lobster gnocchi which was fabulous and the filet Mignon was cooked perfectly medium rare!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2014

The restaurant and everything about it was superb. The service was exceptional and the food was prepared perfectly

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2014

Dinner was delicious. Everything was prepared perfectly. I can't wait to go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 18, 2014

This was our first time at Bin 54. We'd heard about it for a while and chose to dine on a weekend alone. I made the reservation via Open Table. The hostesses were great and worked with me choice of tables and what was available at the bar/high tables. When we arrived we were greeted timely and seated at a table where we could see the whole dining area. The booth was a bit large, but it turned out to be the best one in the room. The steaks were good, the soup (French Onion) and salad (Spinach) were fantastic. Were stuffed and tried the Strawberry Lime Sorbet which was a pleasant treat and a great balance of sweet and tart. Our server, Vicki, was patient and pleasant making it a fine evening of dining all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2014

We celebrated our aniversary at Bin 54 and everything went smoothly. The food was good even though the creamed spinach casserole was a little bit dissapointing. If you are a fan of shortribs you should def. check them out since they were delicious and the steaks are very good as well. I wish our waitress would go over all the specials for that day since I would go for the lamb if I would know they have it that day. Overall tough service was flawless. The side portions are quite big so dont be afraid to ask for to go boxes;) And if you will have a room for a dessert the chocolate mousse is a must!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 7, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary. They made it extra special for us. Food was incredible, atmosphere great and service incredible. You won't be disappointed. A definite go to.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2014

My wife and I have been looking for a non-chain fine dining experience for steak and seafood in Chapel Hill. Mission accomplished. It was an excellent experience with good food and good service. The wait staff was very attentitive and helpful with our selections. We shared a salad, tuna tartar, ribeye, baked potato, nice bottle of wine, and banana pudding for dessert. It was plenty of food. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We were so excited to go to this restaurant on New Years Eve. The place is trendy, very loud and some diners got to experience way to many servers crowding them based on the positioning of the tables. The biggest issue for us was the food (sides) was extremely salty. Too salty to finish or take seconds. I found them inedible. The steak was delicious however and we noted most people had as sides the french fry option. The server never asked if there was an issue with very apparent unfinished sides, which we declined to also take home. Hopefully can attribute it to poor assessment due to a busy night. We will try the place one more time. There are many fine restaurants in the area and Raleigh for optional choices.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2013

My husband said that his steak was very good, and his spinach salad was delicious. I had the beef rib, and it was among the best I've ever tasted, extremely tender. My St. Germain's Garden Cocktail, was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Absolutely fantastic! However my after dinner drink aptly named Perfect Ending, was not perfect, but it was good--maybe it should be called "Good Ending". Nevertheless, we enjoyed our visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2013

If you want to have noise book the table by the kitchen, If you want to have a quiet evening dinner then book the small room up to 4 people. We had to move three times but in the end it was a pleasant experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2013

Dinner with friends and family. Wonderful food - steaks and lamb cooked over wood, braised short ribs to die for. Service was excellent. We had a table off by itself which was quieter than the general room but great for conversation. Overall a great experience and a relief from the normal Chapel Hill offerings.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2013

I would like to find something about our experience that did not meet or exceed our expectation....but I can't.
Absolutely a wonderful experience!!!! Why go to the "big chain steak houses"when you have a local restaurant that blows away the big guys....

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Our group of six visited Bin 54 on Thursday night. We dine out as a group about once a year and look for restaurants with a reputation for superb food and service; a place for leisure dining and shared conversations.

Bin 54 certainly has superb food and attentive services. Unfortunately, the noise level was so high I had to shout to the person sitting directly to my left, read lips to understand the response and then shout the response to the person on my right. We very soon stopped trying to share information around the table.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2013

Excellent food and very good service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2013

My husband and I love Bin54. While we don't have the opportunity to go very often, it is always a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly and service has always been excellent. The General Manager always takes the time to visit each table and is very solicitous of all his patrons and he ensures that everything is "perfect" for your evening. It has become our "go to" restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2013

First time at Bin 54, it was our 25th anniversary. Service was excellent, good variety on the menu and the steaks were excellent. Restaurant was a little noisy and not very private but I would definitely go back again for a special meal.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Went with my wife for my birthday. Everything was great, especially the steak. My wife had the filet, which was very good, but the hanger steak was amazing. Best I've had in a long time.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2013

I would recommend BIN54 for anyone who enjoy's great food and outstanding service. The manager is very attentive to details.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Everything the four of us ordered was outstanding and we had excellent recommendations from our waiter. The food exceeded our expectations and Bin54 was the perfect venue for a special 55th birthday celebration.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2013

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner so much! Blair was awesome-very attentive! Can't wait to return!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2013

It always feels like a special occasion to go here, with a warm welcome, great service and great food, especially for steak lovers.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2013

We have visited this restaurant often and find both the service and food very good. The focus is on steak but my wife loves their scallops. For me their sliders are exceptional. I am always impressed by the service. Staff is efficient and friendly and work together.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2013

The food was outstanding but the service was even better. Very professional waiter and attentive to the sometimes inane needs of our table. Branko, the manager was equally professional and very personable. We had a great time and definitely will be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 22, 2013

What better place for my wife to take her parents to celebrate 66 years of marriage! They loved it all, the lobster gnocchi, the salad, the crab cake, the filet, the wine, the dessert...all of it!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2013

My wife always orders filet mignon. This was the best one she ever experienced. I tried hers and concur. I had the NY strip. It was pricey, but I took half of it home for a nice steak salad. The sides we ordered (al a carte) were excellent. The spinach casserole was a high-end creamed spinach...wonderful! It and the twice-baked potato were large, sharable portions. Desserts were huge and great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2013

The food, service, and ambience at Bin 54 are always superb. Enjoy!

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