We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very Tasty Plates” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bin 228

Bin 228
228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
860-244-9463
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #17 of 402 Restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Burlington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Very Tasty Plates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Bin 228 has a great selection of wine, beer and drinks-something for everyone. The bruschetta is excellent. The antipasto has a nice variety of meat, cheese, veggies though the artichokes were totally bland. The cheese plate very tasty. Figs stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in pancetta were superb. Nicely prepared food. Not a lot of space there when it gets full.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    26
    2
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cheshire, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Treated so rudely”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

A group of 4 of us had a reservation at 5:00 for dinner following the matinee show at TheaterWorks on Saturday, June 23. The reservation was made weeks ago by my sister, with the gentleman on the phone very polite, explaining that there was some flexibility in the arrival time because it was after the show. When we arrived at approx. 5:05, we were greeted at the door by a woman that appeared to be the manager for the evening. The first thing she said to us was that we needed to be "out" by 6:15 at the latest as there was a pre-show reservation at that time. There was no apology for overbooking when we asked for an explanation. None of us have ever experienced this in any restaurant, EVER and we are not 25! Her tone remained snarly and indignant when she repeated herself. All of us have been there before, following or prior to a theater production, with good service and food. Needless to say, we left, feeling very unwelcome and not wanting to create a scene, as the empty restaurant began to fill with post theater diners arriving. Was any other group told that they needed to be "out" by a specific time? None of us will ever return to Bin 228 based on this experience.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New England
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“So Many Great Choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

I chose this restaurant because it was an easy walk from Hartford Stage. I've been there twice now and look forward to my next visit. The small plates make it possible to sample several great items from the menu but there are still more that are tempting. The salads are creative and well-prepared. The crab cake was one of the best I've ever had. And the bruchetta -- fig compote with proscuitto, and gorgonzola with hazelnut puree and sliced pear were the two we sampled this time. The wine selection is great and affordable.When I made our reservation, they asked whether we were going to the theater. Our server was aware we had theater tickets and timed our meal perfectly. Tables are a little too close but it's a small place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great for Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I stopped here for lunch with a couple of friends and had a great time. The food is simple, but quality ingredients and very tasty. I would go back!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
West Hartford, CT
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Small place packs a punch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Yes the wine choices are terrific. Yes the place is small, and can be noisy and crowded. But the food and wine pairings are wonderful. This is not the place for hearty servings. But the food is fresh and creative. Parking can be tricky, but you can call the restaurant for advice on parking choices (sometimes free) within walking distance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bin 228 also viewed

 

Been to Bin 228? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bin 228, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.