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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:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Make this Valentine’s Day one for the books with an extravagant evening at Bin 54. The dining room will open at 5pm and crafting our signature a la carte dinner selections for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. To make a reservation today please contact the restaurant directly!

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BIN 54 Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 7 days ago

Me second experience at the Bin. Loved it just as much as the first time. Great service and the fair is wonderful. I drive about an hour to get there....and worth every second of it. I highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience. Dino, our waiter was terrific. Great ambience and setting. Food was outstanding. Would dine again there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great! Pricy but very good food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

6:15 reservation, missed the entire first half of the UNC basketball game that tipped off at 8pm. We went 2 hours without food or an apology.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was really disappointing!! Creamed spinach was only thing we enjoyed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful. Was looking for an upscale restaurant for New years eve dinner and this place fit the bill perfectly. Gorgeous space with really nice friendly staff it was a great way to ring in the new year. The food was outstanding. Our steaks were melt in your mouth and perfectly cooked. Highly recommended

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food. No 1 meal of 2017!!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A disappointment all around. The ribeye steak was mostly fat and gristle. I expect more for $55 , come on!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun night, great food! Great place to dine with a group of friends. Wine list is very extensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our favorite place for a special meal , great wine selection, and gourmet dishes exceeding expectations

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was disappointed. Went for Xmas eve because my husband loves steak. I am not a meat eater and ordered lobster tail that was not cooked in the middle. I did not send it back but took it home to cook the next day. Side dishes were bland and not much seasoning....especially the scalloped potatoes.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bin 54 is great for any occasion. The atmosphere is relaxed, wine list is superb and the food satisfies the palate

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My wife and my parents went to Bin54 for a belated birthday dinner for me. The food was outstanding. The menu is very much a traditional steak house menu and there is nothing groundbreaking or original on the menu but they food was all cooked, seasoned, and served to perfection. Our only concern was the service was that while it was attentive it seemed a bit disorganized and we saw several different servers and were asked twice about a few things. This may have been because one server was training, it was hard to tell.

I would recommend Bin54 for a special night out.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Have dined here several times as a special treat for my 97 year old mother. The food and service have been excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I did not love the table. By the door, did not enjoy people coming in by us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The waiters,wine steward,and staff were great.
The food was great

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent. Pricey but worth it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Perfect from appetizer to dessert! A great find for a special occasion, great food, wine and service.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Their rib eye was truly the best tasting piece of steak I have ever eaten.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great overall experience. The service was top notch, from the reservation through the check.
The food tasted wonderful and there was plenty to choose from. The food was cooked exactly to order and the flavor combinations paired very well. Presentation was excellent. It was a little dark for reading the menu but it made for great atmosphere. And the room temperature was a little cold but, likewise, it's good for appetite. So I will recommend it to people with the only limitation being that I don't want to make it too hard to make a reservation!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice ambiance, excellent service, and great food! We both ordered the New York strip, which was cooked to perfection and flavored perfectly. We also ordered the twice baked potato, broccoli and creamed spinach, all of which were absolutely fantastic! Overall, a wonderful and memorable experience. Can't wait to go back again. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bin 54 never disappoints. Filet cooked to perfection and braised Short ribs were phenomenal!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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