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Bin 228

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228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
860-244-9463
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch spot

My friend and I who both work in Hartford decided to try Bin 228 for lunch and it was excellent! We shared the cheese fondue which was amazing and I had a Panini which was also very good. She had a special of mushroom ravioli which she said she enjoyed. The service was also great. My one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
394ericab
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Farmington, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Simsbury, CT
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bin 228 had been one of our favorites to stop for a little bite and a good glass of wine in the past few years, when going into the city of Hartford. So we ventured there again after a late afternoon and early evening event. We found it looking even more decorated as we had seen it the last time,... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My friend and I who both work in Hartford decided to try Bin 228 for lunch and it was excellent! We shared the cheese fondue which was amazing and I had a Panini which was also very good. She had a special of mushroom ravioli which she said she enjoyed. The service was also great. My one negative is that... More 

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Bolton, CT
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here Saturday night before seeing a play at the Hartford Stage. It was an excellent meal. The pat with foie gras, soup, fondue, sea bass, salads, wines were all wonderful. Very cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend this spot for tapas or a full dinner. Seating is intimate; and street parking is not great ($5 for... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to grab a glass of wine. If you are hungry you can grab an appetizer, panni or a full dinner and Dessert is great. Most Items are made there fresh. The cheese fondue is a great favorites as well as the meat or cheese platters.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether it's small plates or dinner entrees, Bin 228 won't disappoint. Wines by the glass, lovely appetizers and interesting entrees. We'll often have a glass of wine and 2 or 3 appetizers to share before theater, and return after for dessert. Reservations are a must, especially if it's a theater night. The place usually clears out around 15 minutes before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited Bin 228 as part of Hartford Restaurant Week. What a treat! Everything we had was superb. The scallops were perfectly seasoned and cooked. The salad was simply, but beautifully dressed. The gelato was rich but not cloyingly sweet. The wine had depth and the choices were plentiful. Our service was lovely and gracious. We will return!

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bin 228 is a snuggled in restaurant just a block or two from major downtown streets. Changing menus with great food, wonderful wine list, and knowledgeable waitstaff are all characteristics of this smart restaurant. The price is right. Bin 228 is busy from 5 PM to closing. Reservations suggested. Definitely worth a stop and repeat visits. Casual dress is fine,... More 

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Deep River, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good things come in small packages, right? So is the case for Bin228. I have never had a bad meal here and I have been going her for dinner and lunch for several years now. Great wine list wonderful staff and great food all in a relaxed cozy atmosphere. Definitely try it out.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lovely and cozy spot...menu has several light options including delicious small plates. Kelly (barkeep and service) is friendly, attentive, warm, and informative. Great suggestions for pairing. We had salad with pears and goat cheese crustini, beef carpaccio, risotto. Had a late light dinner among a friendly but non-intrusive crowd. Very very nice.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Prior to attending a meeting at Theaterworks friends and I stopped in for a glass of wine and some light eats. The wine list is extensive and gave us the opportunity to be either safe or experiment. The menu had interesting fare and many healthy offerings. The decor was comfortable and inviting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-244-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?