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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.
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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
Due to the timing of the year and the plants outside it was very buggy, a larger number of fruit flies, really killed the mood. The waiters were very nice, However all of them actually spoke -broken-English and it was extremely hard to understand. If you are selling wine at a wine bar you should have the proper people to do that. I wouldn't be back there are better wine bars in Chicago.
Gracious host, expert waitstaff, lovely outdoor seating, kale salad and short ribs very good; hummus was salty and average and accompanying veggies were old (celery brown on edges, carrots and cucumber rather soft ). Nonetheless would return but not order again.
Go for the happy hour! Small plates with not the usual options plus a small menu of entrees. In addition, you can get cheese 'flights', wine 'flights'. Prices are reasonable, portions are reasonable and designed for sharing. One caveat: white bean hummus is boring, but fish tacos are very good.
It was a lovely evening that began with complimentary Rosé Champagne on the terrace for the start of the Birthday celebration. The Kale salad, Squid Ink Bucatini and Octopus were delicious and well portioned enough for two. I will definitely make it back to this location in the very near future.
I've been to Bin 36 three times over the past 15 years. Always the same experience- nice flights of wines I've never tried, well-paired, and quality, food, mixed with excellent, friendly service. Always a good experience for not a lot of money. We had two flights of wine each, a cheese board, a salami board, calamari, and my wife had a salad and I had a burger. Too much food, but all good.
A most pleasant evening with 1/2 price cheese plate appetizer when we arrived just 10 minutes prior to our 6 pm reservation. Italian wine flight was well rounded for a most agreeable price. Entrees were on the small plate size but who cared after all that good cheese?
Fantastic wine list in a lovely setting. The chef's cheese board selection was outstanding. The glazed chicken wings were also delicious. In addition they offer a variety of wine flights which looked tempting if we'd had more time. The 2 Chicago residents I brought there had never heard of the place, but they will be going back. We were on the early side so it wasn't super-crowded. Our service was great but I didn't experience the place packed with people.
First time using the app so I didn't realize that I had actually made a reservation until I was notified that I didn't show up. My bad. Anyway, I was staying up the street at the Hampton/Homewood and got take out from here one night. The hostess was very friendly when I ordered and so was the bartender as I sat at the bar with a Stella Artois while waiting for my food. The burger was delicious. Fries a bit above average but that could be due to the 10 minute walk in a take out container.
I was there yesterday for a business lunch. It was 80 degrees and very windy. Too windy to sit outside and the restaurant did not have the air conditioning on.The restaurant does not have any ceiling fans either. The brussel sprouts which used to be very good and probably sauteed came out brown and were deep fried to a pulp. Not a glimmer of green. I will not be back.
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!
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