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339 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 755-9463
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Ranked #523 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kinzie
Transit: State/Lake
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English first
London, Canada
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244 reviews 244 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I ate here with my sister. We were looking for a place to have a light dinner with some drinks to prepare for a following late night out. I loved the atmosphere and open concept of the place. We ordered a variety of cheeses and pommes de frites and dip. I ordered a flight of light whites and my sister... More 

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274 reviews 274 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to a going away party for Bin. It temporarily closed until March/April of 2015. It will be under new ownership at a new location in the city. We have enjoyed many meals there in the past 4 years and I have learned a great deal about wine. I expect the experience to be even better under the new... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Now let me start with the good. The squash soup was phenomenal. The bacon in it awesome. For main I ordered the monkfish. Everything about the dish was really good except the fish itself. It was a overcooked and tough. In my experience this is unusual for monkfish. My compadre had the same problem with their trout too so I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was the second time we ate here when visiting Chicago. Both times we have gotten a mix of wine flights and cheese flights and usually one other menu item. We love the ordering options, and being able to explore many tastes in one sitting. The wine has always been gold as well as whatever food we've ordered. Just had... More 

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Killen, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are looking for a spot to sample a few new wines and enjoy some well-crafted small plates, this is the place to go.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went there during my recent overnight to Chicago. Wanted a light meal and a little wine. This fit the bill perfectly. Good wine choices and well thought out wine flights. They have a wide array of well prepared good tasting small plates. Some would say it is expensive but I find it average priced for a good restaurant in a... More 

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King County, WA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

this place is under-noticed. If you are a cheese fan - this is a must on your list - even between meals. I recommend the flight of your choice (they have so many great ones - its a difficult choice), cheese selection - and follow with desert (I had a mousse with a mango coulee that was wonderful). The wine... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great place for wine & cheese flights. We enjoyed sampling two different cheese flights and a hummus appetizer. We had two children with us and they loved sampling all the cheeses. I was surprised to find they had a children's menu, but we didn't even use it. This was my 2nd visit to Bin 36 and I've... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Their food menu gets smaller and smaller, which is perfectly ok, because you will be here for the wine and cheese. And then more wine and cheese. Bin 36 specializes in pairings and THEY GET IT RIGHT. Get the chef's cheese flight and explore all the great flavors. Last time we also asked our serve to put together her dream... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The location was great for us - near to the Langham hotel where we were staying. The menu gives you loads of choice; we enjoyed the sharing type of dishes. The food quality was excellent, plenty of good wines to choose from and the service was first class. It was good value, you won't go far wrong here. We enjoyed... More 

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Additional Information about BIN 36

Address: 339 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 755-9463
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

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