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BIN 36

#272 of 8,174 Restaurants 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • 114
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Post Chicago Marathon dinner celebration

Very good food with incredible wine selection as well as awesome cheese selection , my only complaint is slightly high pricing for my liking but definitely not outrageous! Great atmosphere! And truly enjoyed our celebratory dinner after the Chicago Marathon. The wait staff hostess and owners and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Dougie L
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Chicago
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My husband and I had a couple nights to stay in Chicago and decided to use our Groupon for Bin 36. We had $80 to use toward the dinner. We really enjoy small plates so we skipped entrees and shared some very nice plates. The couple next to us suggested the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and it was my favorite! It... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Very good food with incredible wine selection as well as awesome cheese selection , my only complaint is slightly high pricing for my liking but definitely not outrageous! Great atmosphere! And truly enjoyed our celebratory dinner after the Chicago Marathon. The wait staff hostess and owners and managers were all ridiculously accommodating and friendly

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Thank Dougie L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Best place to try wine and train your palate. Great selection of wines but not pretentious. Many hidden gems. For the wine sophisticate and novice. Food is also excellent.

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Thank Fischermom
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went for a business lunch so no wine. Had the fried Brussels sprouts which were very good. The mushroom app was just ok. Had the burger as an entrée. It was tasty but the bun was way too big and not fresh. Prices are very good. Others liked the mussels as well as the salmon.

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Thank DownundaMike
Chicago
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Met with a few friends for brunch. It's a must to indulge in the Minosa Flights. I had the shrimp and grits. Absolutely deeeeelish just wish I had more. The ambiance is also great. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank LadyDy73
McAllen, United States
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We had Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends - the ticket was over $430 then an adjustment with tip $380. We had some issues with the service and meal and discussion with the owner was very apologetic and offered many options to resolve our experience - and offered a gift card to give them a try again - and not... More 

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Thank StephStx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We visit Chicago once or twice a year and always include a meal at Bin 36. Wine and Cheese flight is a must have to get started on a great meal.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My colleague and I visited for lunch last week. The staff was were not customer friendly. The food was reasonable and very tasty. It's very close to work and now that the weather is getting colder we plan to try the property again; hopefully the customer service will be much better.

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Thank chill993
Putrajaya, Malaysia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

the brunch is good and the fodd amount is just right. out waiter was very slow and her english was bad and so did not understand us at times

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Thank Rupy W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Menu is very good though certainly expensive. But it is all about the big inventory of available wine. Menu pairs wine to food. Even better, many wine flights are available to create your own tasting. Likely to be noisy.

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene

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.