About Bin 36
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 7 days a week!
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, American
Hours of Operation:
Mon- Fri: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
*Limited afternoon menu
available from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Mon-Thu - 5:00 pm - 9.30 pm
*Limited evening menu
available from 9:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Fri - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*Limited evening menu
available from 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*Limited evening menu
available from 10:00 pm -11:30 pm
Sun -3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon-Thu - open till 11:00 pm
Fr - Sat - open till 12:30 am
Sun - open till 10:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Limited afternoon Menu
available from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Between W Lake and W Randolph
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Clinton CTA, Pink Line/Green Line, Indoor bike parking available
CTA Bus #56 Northbound on Jefferson, Southbound on Desplains
Metra Oglivie Station
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Ongoing series of classes on a monthly basis around wine, cheese, and food!
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BIN 36 can accommodate 10 to 250 people. *Wine Tastings and classes *Blending Events *Corporate & private reception and dinner parties *Great team building ideas *Wedding receptions and bat mitzvahs *Bachelorette and surprise parties *Casino nights & lots of other fun things
Bin 36 Ratings and Reviews
Wine and cheese are clearly the highligh ...
Wine and cheese are clearly the highlighted items. Food choices are limited, and the quality and variety of dinner entrees are not especially high. But the wine flights and appetizers, coupled with the high quality service, made this an enjoyable evening overall.
The atmosphere is very quiet and it is b ...
The atmosphere is very quiet and it is beautiful inside and out. The wine bottle prices are reasonably priced. The service is professional and not overbearing.
Not just a wine bar. The lamb was excell ...
Not just a wine bar. The lamb was excellent and my girlfriend had the market fish (tuna) also very good. Asparagus side dish makes a terrific appetizer. service very attentive and well informed.
Just hosted a business luncheon and food/service was great. Have "bin there" numerous times since the West Loop opening in Spring 2015 for luncheons, social dinners and private events. One of my favorite venues, ambience/staff good, pricing reasonable and nice consistency in varied food/beverage offerings.
Disappointing in every way.
I had high hopes, having been a fan of the River North Location. The service was slow and inattentive. The food was slow and disappointing. Lunch took 90 excruciating minutes. There is little to no chance I will ever give 36 another shot.
Sat outside Sunday wait staff very good
Sat outside Sunday wait staff very good
Good Food - Okay Service
We had to ask our waiter for napkins and silverware AFTER our food came. It would take him 10-20 minutes before he would stop by our table each time when we needed something, and when he did he seemed rushed. Maybe they were understaffed that day? I understand that they were probably busy as it was one of the first warm summer nights of the season, but to have to ask for a knife and a napkin after getting your meal? Seems a little silly. The food and wine were phenomenal though and I LOVED the special sauce. Also we asked the waiter for a cheese recommendation and he perfectly suggested one that had exactly the taste that we had wanted at the moment. So kudos to him for that!
Love the new Bin
Loved Province, sad they closed. Always wanted to love the old Bin, but it was kind of big and loud and hard to manage service. New Bin, which I believe arose when some old Bin employees bought the concept and name, works well in the space. Service always attentive and friendly. Similar wine and cheese concepts, better food, and now smaller -- more of a neighborhood gem.
Such a lovely evening! Cheese & charcute ...
Such a lovely evening! Cheese & charcuterie flights were delicious!
The wine flights were awesome, and the w ...
The wine flights were awesome, and the wine we picked was very reasonable. SERVICE was outstanding!!
The food I tried was delicious but a bit ...
The food I tried was delicious but a bit pricey. They also have a great variety of wine and flights.
Fantastic food, some unique choices. The ...
Fantastic food, some unique choices. The wine flights were tasty and decent price. We had theater tickets and they were very cognizant of our time crunch. The only negative was that it was very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Easy to find, good location slightly away from the theater mobs which I liked and was a plus for me.
This was our first visit. We found the ...
This was our first visit. We found the wine and cheese flights to be exquisite, and the fish of the day was exceptional. We'll definitely be back. The server was friendly and knowledgeable.
Service was kind of slow and my meat was ...
Service was kind of slow and my meat was underdone.
I go for both business luncheons and ev ...
I go for both business luncheons and evening social dining. Service, beverages and food along with a friendly, but not "overbearing" atmosphere, are the reasons I keep returning.
Had an absolutely amazing experience her ...
Had an absolutely amazing experience here!! Came in looking for some good wine and good food and was not disappointed. My girlfriend and I saw they had a chef's menu and we were sold. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. The chefs make an excellent meal experience and if you can't trust the chefs then why go to a restaurant. Everything from start to finish was great. Every single person who came to our table was friendly and wanted to make sure we were taken care of. Our server Aaron was friendly and funny. I'm head over heels for this place. I can't wait to go back.
The food, the wine, and the service were ...
The food, the wine, and the service were excellent. Very attentive staff. The cheese flight was generous and delicious. This is great for a group outing or romantic meal.
Great food and great wine. Definitely a ...
Great food and great wine. Definitely a fun place for friends, couples or groups.
Very good food, service was attentive wi ...
Very good food, service was attentive without being annoying. Nice wine list with several reasonably priced glasses and bottles. We got a nice enough day to sit out on the patio.
Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! The waitstaff was above and beyond. Very friendly and helpful. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed our entire visit. Only wish we lived in Chicago and could visit again soon!
Great spot before lyric
Everything was great. They accept the WBEZ member card Easy walk to Lyric
Had the Carolina BBQ sandwich. Bun tast ...
Had the Carolina BBQ sandwich. Bun tasted old and dry and BBQ had little flavor. Also had the grilled cheese. Sandwich was good, but crust on bread was hard and uneatable. Server took our order and we never saw him again until the check came. Then he told us no refills on iced tea. Not surprising place was dead at lunchtime. Would not go back.
Great Wines and Cheese Pairings
Great place for a group to go for wine flights, cheeses, and entrees. They also sell wines by the bottle. They have many lesser known wines, as well as the old favorites.
I am not a vegetarian guy, but my wife and I ended up selecting two vegetarian dishes, the cauliflower steak and the barley dish. They were both so good that we are planning to return to try them again. We truly enjoyed our meal here.
Even better now than before!
I decided to check out Bin 36's happy hour (M-F 4:30-6:30) with a girlfriend one night, unsure of what to expect. I loved the old Bin 36 and didn't know if this would live up to expectation. Wow- it surpassed my expectations!! The food was delicious and a very good value (highly recommend the liver mousse and the cauliflower salad). Drinks were well priced and there was a lot of variety to choose from. None of that though compares to the attentive and thoughtful service. Our glasses were never empty, our server provides excellent recommendations and, when I told him I wanted to take a few bottles home but didn't want to spend more than X, he hooked me up. He chose great wines that stayed within my price range. Want to go back every night!
Not worth it outside of Wine Wednesday
On a relatively slow Monday evening, the service was terrible, food was moderately warmed (the warm bread appetizer was just cold), and it was just way too expensive
Friendly Sunday Night
We found ourselves in the West Loop on a rainy Sunday evening. We saw Bin 36 had moved, and liked the old one. It was kind of empty, which was fine. Our server was great, and helped us through wine selection with some free samples. We got a cheese sampler to start, which our 10-year-old boy loved, and then the entrees were fast and just as ordered. (Strip steak, duck, and scallops.) Great option for a quiet night out.
Great spot near the Loop to have a get a ...
Great spot near the Loop to have a get acquainted conversation.
Just a great restaurant for evening dining out, business lunches or a late night cocktail or wine. Been at Bin regularly since reopening 4/15 and have yet to be disappointed.
Not worth the price
Reservations at Bin 36 for Easter brunch They only served a buffet, which by 1 pm did not look appealing . They would no allow us to order from the menu. The restaurant was extremely hot with no ventilation and very noisy. Not a good value or food.
I went to Bin 36 for Easter Brunch. This ...
I went to Bin 36 for Easter Brunch. This was the 4th or 5th time I have done so. However, this was the first time at their new location. Sadly, the offerings were about half what they had been in the past. However, the price was the same. I really, really enjoyed it in the past, not so much with the limited selection. I won't go again.....and that makes me sad.
Easter Brunch for two.
My girlfriend and I went to BIN36 for Easter Brunch. The restaurant décor and layout are very well done. The hostess and staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Brunch pricing was comparable to other options in the city. My only negative comment is the brunch announcements I had read for BIN36 listed the mimosa and bloody Mary flights as part of the brunch pricing. They were additional. I would definitely go to BIN36 again and I recommend it for others.
Went for my cousin's birthday. Had an awesome night stayed for about 5 and half hours great night
Our first visit. We had two wine flights, both interesting and very nice, the world-traveler cheese plate - nice selections. Creamy smooth potato-kale soup - excellent. We tried the duck based on the waiter's recommendation and we both loved it. Interesting tastes and textures on the plate. Thank you for encouraging us to try something new! Finished off with chocolate-caramel cake - not heavy with a light caramel flavor - also excellent. Overall excellent experience! We will definitely be telling our friends and family.
Grilled cheese sandwich was excellent. T ...
Grilled cheese sandwich was excellent. The free cookie for dessert was a pleasant unexpected surprise.
Very nice place for a lunch meeting. Qui ...
Very nice place for a lunch meeting. Quiet, good food and great service. Would give it five stars after another visit. Would also enjoy having some wine the next time I arrive in the area.
Thrilled to rediscover Bin 36
Months ago, I walked by Bin 36's River North location and was sad to see that it no longer was there. What a delight when a friend suggested that we meet there for dinner the other night! They'd merely moved to the West Loop. Whoo hoo! To top it off, we had the pleasure of a table visit by the genuinely warm and hospitable owner, Enoch Shully. I love the new location--and, as always, the food and wine were divine!
Everything about my visit was meh. First, I was excited to find out the night I dined all wine flights were $13. All of the wines were ok; for $13 I could have stopped by Trader Joe's and gotten two, better bottles of wine. Next, my group ordered a couple plates to share. I ordered the brussel sprouts, which came out in a pool of oil and drenched with cheese and salt; needless to say I didn't end up eating much of those. We also ordered the duck nuggets, recommended by our waitress. They were overpriced and beyond underwhelming- I didn't even finish one. Our entrees came out and were all ok albeit overpriced for what we got. I am disappointed I selected this restaurant for a dinner with friends; I really wish I had chosen more wisely. There are so many other great options in the West Loop, just pass on this one. I'm still bummed about my experience.
the staff is friendly and gracious, food is delish
Service is great and so is the food/wine. The Sunday Supper is a great value and delicious. Wine flights are fun to try but can't go wrong with 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday. Also have a live music on the weekend which adds to the ambiance. Great evening with family or friends. Bon Appetit!
Great food and wine, but mostly empty
Great food, wine flight was a great value, live music was a nice touch. Couldn't believe it wasn't crowded.
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