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BIN 36

#570 of 7,806 Restaurants in Chicago
#620 of 8,569 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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161 North Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (Kinzie)
State/Lake
+1 312-995-6560
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop...
So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an afterwork social scene or full-service, casual fine dining-even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting Food, Huge Selection of Wine & Great Service

Ate on the patio which was filled on a beautiful night in Chicago. Inside was nice but eerily empty but it was a Wednesday night and this restaurant is in the west loop which does not get the tourist traffic. One my favorite characteristics of the place is the wide selection of wine with numerous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
jimcinsc
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San Clemente, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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San Clemente, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ate on the patio which was filled on a beautiful night in Chicago. Inside was nice but eerily empty but it was a Wednesday night and this restaurant is in the west loop which does not get the tourist traffic. One my favorite characteristics of the place is the wide selection of wine with numerous four glass flights at very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you want to try more then one wine this is your place. Their Spanish wine flight was amazing and small plates are great too.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have dined at Bin 36 twice before in their old location. I was excited to dine again as our prior experiences where good ones. This week, I must confess a great disappointment with the dining experience. For starters, the service staff was short handed and all tables on the patio were being attended to by one waitress. Everything took... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I always make a point of visiting Bin 36 when in Chicago. On a recent trip I walked by the old location and realized it was gone. Fortunately, they had just moved to a new location in West Loop. The new build out is vastly superior to the old one: it is much smaller which significantly improves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A relaxing evening spent on the patio experiencing several wine flights and appetizers. The service was superb, atmosphere was fun and relaxing and the food and wine were impressive. We were never rushed as we sipped on different wine flights and ordered accompanying appetizers yet someone was always there when needed to clear a plate, fill a glass of water... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Staff, ambiance, and food was amazing. I had the special, striped bass. My date also had the special, soft-shell crab. Very impressed with overall service and quality, particularly with the owner (Enoch Shully) who went out of his way to introduce himself, chat, and do it professionally and hospitably to all patrons of the establishment. I highly recommend it!

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Stlouis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

They've packed their tiny menu w a plethora of obscure items that do not impress. My salmon, although tiny, was excellent, and the Brussels sprouts app also impressed, but u pay for the just "ok" "artisanal" bread, the waitress forgot our side of spicy greens, and the burger just so, so. All in all, pricey and unimpressive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Can say enough about the food service wine and atmosphere. I want to go soon to enjoy the patio! But the evening was priceless. Please say hello to Enoch the owner as he is what makes it all work!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I like the old Bin and had gone there for years. The new Bin, reopened this month and moved to a new location, is a great improvement over the old one. First off, it is easy to find on street metered parking. Next, the place is smaller, warmer and more cozy. The food is very good but what makes this... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice place for a glass of wine but the food was uninspiring. Have a drink and move on as there is so many choice around there.

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Additional Information about BIN 36

Address: 161 North Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 North Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661
    (Kinzie)
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business

Description

So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an afterwork social scene or full-service, casual fine dining-even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.