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BIN 36

#507 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#554 of 8,619 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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 48
    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
A very tasty meal and a memorable evening

After checking the reviews before going, I wasn't sure what to expect with the food as most reviews focus on the wine and drinks. The meal was quite good. A group of us shared an outstanding cheese "flight" (there were six flights to choose from I think), grilled peaches, Brussels sprouts and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Lynn L
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Omaha, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had just seen the kids off at Midway airport after a hectic fun filled weeks visit. We had dined at "Provonce" previously, but not stopped in since it changed hands to the group from Bin 36. We couldn't have picked a better place. Relaxed, friendly and a perfect dining experience after pizza, chicken strips and burgers with the boys... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After checking the reviews before going, I wasn't sure what to expect with the food as most reviews focus on the wine and drinks. The meal was quite good. A group of us shared an outstanding cheese "flight" (there were six flights to choose from I think), grilled peaches, Brussels sprouts and we individually ordered the lamb neck, fish special,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took a girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday, our happy hour extended into dinner and lasted quite a few hours. It was gorgeous out so we dined on the patio (it's covered so the sun never got to be too much). We sampled wine flights and tried LOTS of items on the menu. Everything was fresh and the flavor elements... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is absolutely the perfect place for people with distinguished and new wine palettes alike. For the new, the flights offer a variety of taste at a reasonable price. They simplify the ordering process by choosing region and type. For newbies, this is the perfect way to see which wine best agrees with you without feeling intimidated with a monster... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were fans of the old Bin 36 and happy to see it reopen in it's new location. Especially love the new outside seating! Items we loved include the variety of wine flights, Brussels sprouts, radishes on toast, barley salad and risotto. Excellent wine selection!

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Yvonne Keene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went here with a large group and had a wonderful meal. The outdoor patio was lovely along with the service. We ordered a variety of dishes to share. The wine list was extensive but be sure to try their homemade sangria. The neighborhood isn't the nicest but once you get inside it didn't matter.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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109 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

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

Questions & Answers

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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.