Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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 6 days a week!
Chicago, IL 60661
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Closed
Between W Lake and W Randolph
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking and street parking available.
- CTA El: Clinton Pink Line/Green Line
- CTA Bus #56 Northbound on Jefferson, Southbound on Desplains
- Metra: Ogilvie Station is 2 blocks away
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ongoing series of classes on a monthly basis around wine, cheese, and food! Our private dining room and out door patio is the perfect place to host your next event. We welcome any event from 15 to 250.
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
BIN 36 offers seated dinners, cocktail receptions, networking events, holiday parties and a variety of social events. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 250 guests. We also offer a variety of fun activities, such as wine tastings, blending events, wine and cheese pairings and mixology classes.
Bin 36 Ratings and Reviews
The service was so terrible that we left after ordering drinks. We were seated for about 20 minutes before we were able to get the attention of our waitress to order those drinks and then she didn't come back to the table for another 20+ minutes after that point (drinks were dropped off by another server). At that time we told her the service was unacceptable for us and we would like our check, to which she didnt say anything and just turned around to get it. It was the most attentive she was all evening.
We were inconvenienced by the OpenTable e-gift card untransferable digitally. My phone was dead and I assumed that from the reservation, the gift card was automatically applied. Other than that, it's a good neighborhood place. Outdoor dining looks to be good!
We came during the week for lunch and every option looked good! I ordered the chicken sandwich, two co-workers ordered the burger, and another co-worker ordered the lobster pasta and everyone was very pleased. We also shared some appetizers and the crispy Brussels sprouts were delicious!
Mind you they said they just had just gotten a new chef but the burger I ordered was salty, salty. Never have a had a burger that was salty. Asked for no pickles on the burger and it came with pickles, I just picked them off.
The drinks were good, great variety of wine. Service was good. Tables are a little too close to each other but I've had worse. Owner walks around asking if things are going good, nice touch.
I ordered the chicken sandwich for lunch and was expecting a chicken breast sandwich. Instead I got small little pieces of chicken on a bun with a hugh slice of tomatoe that was 2x the size of the chicken portion.
The wait staff was was ok. Not the best. The best part of my lunch was dining on the patio. Nice weather. Unfortunately the food didn't meet my expectations. Definitely wouldn't go back.
Great place for a formal, romantic, or casual dinner. The menu is rich and is about to get revamped (April 2017). The staff are all courteous, your glass of water rarely goes below half and they will refill it immediately. I recommend the deconstructed carrot cake, an exceptional experience!
Bin 36 provided an exceptional blend of attentive service and tasty edibles. The moment we walked in, the hostess greated us and quickly got us seated despite the fact that we were running late for our reservation. The owner came around and spoke with us, ensuring that our meal was to our satisfaction. I think he did this with everyone so every customer knew they were valued. The cheese flight offered the opportunity to experiment outside of our comfort zones and the wine flights complimented the meal.
The meal option for 2 served nice size portions and the flexibility to try one another's a la cart items.
Oh and the creme brûlée! Perfect consistency and delicate taste!
We went to Bin36 because they advertised what looked to be a wonderful Easter Buffet. In reality it was terrible and I would never go back. The eggs benedict were cold, the special crab benedict equally awful with cold crab that was taken from a can and smashed together. The bacon was incredibly greasy and fatty or broken into small burnt pieces. The potatoes dry and flavorless, the Belgian waffles over cooked and hard as a rock. Nothing about this meal was good except for my mimosa. The shrimp cocktail didn't look fresh and the salads were almost gone and never replaced. It was a total waste of money as I ate nothing. My husband found his omelette to be ok but cheap as it was only one egg. We paid $50 per person and definitely didn't get our money's worth.
The food was just okay. We basically had zero service while we were there. I ordered soup and never received a spoon. Nobody came by to see how we were doing for me to ask for a spoon. The soup wasn't that great so I didn't even waste time seeking out a spoon on my own.
Great dining, and wine list, the only drawback was the overwhelming noise. The music was loud, and seemingly out if sync with the style of dining, but worse was the out of control bar crowd shouting and laughing. Dining of this caliber doesn't mesh with softball team cheering sections more suited to the bar at TGIFriday.
The good: Love their wine! I've been to Bin 36 multiple times. They have a great wine list, including wine flights that are fantastic. They do some fun pairings with their cheeses (and salami, if you're a meat eater) as well.
Other: The regular food menu is pretty small, and the vegetarian options are minimal. My understanding is that the meat options are truly fantastic, though; both of my friends ordered a steak dish over (I think) cauliflower and said it was excellent. Also, this new location in the West Loop is much darker inside than their old location.
Note: not from this visit, but -- they have a good outdoor patio as well, which is is pleasant and fun when the weather is better.
Can't speak more highly of this place! Been here a few times now and have been wow'd each time! Juan has taken care of us twice now and is superb! The menu is fresh and modern, tastes are excellent! Portions are better than expected. And you absolutely get more than you pay for. We always look forward to coming here.
Honestly, this was the best dining experience that I have EVER had in the city of Chicago. The food and wine setup were extremely enjoyable and both the owner and head chef are extremely delightful people! We will be back soon and with more people. Thank you, again.
Bin 36 is a great place to talk in a warm and inviting ambiance where you really feel like you can nestle in as a guest. We shared the roast duck last night as our entree, preceded by the scallops appetizer. Both prepared perfectly and paired with wines from their vast selection of wines by the glass.
Enjoyeable. Went before the Opera. Small plates so you can have choise of food but not be to full to enjoy a 3 hour opera. The lamb shoulder was great. The mushrooms quite taste. Picked a couple of small pours pf wine spanish wines both outstanding. The wines are so well organized. You can become an 3xpert after a few visits
Dinner tab was $149.00 and we left very hungry. Wine was nice, but food was way overpriced, not especially tasty, and miniature portions. I would not return unless it were just for a glass of wine.
And my husband now informs me that he does not wish to ever return because both glasses of wine he had were inferior.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.