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339 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 755-9463
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Ranked #522 of 8,382 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
Corvallis, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I ate here alone on a Sunday night and the waitress was very helpful and respectful of my decision to eat a simple meal; she helped me select local produce and wines. A very pleasant restaurant.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went for breakfast and it was OK, nothing really "over the top" just average breakfast quality food at high prices, keeping in mind that it is downtown Chicago.

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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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