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Bin 228

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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West Hartford
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is really good, atmosphere is quiet and cozy, and the wine is good too! I wasn't happy about sitting practically right on top of the people next to us, especially when there was room on the other side of us, but my host was already seated so I didn't want to make an issue out of it. The hostess... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Half Price bottles of wine every Monday!! Good selection of wine and the food was good. The risotto could have used a bit more finesse and the I would have like a different type of sausage, but the appetizer and gelato made up for it. But overall, this was very good for the price.

Thank KMAN1981
Bristol, Connecticut
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at Bin228 during the Taste of Hartford, and it was also a great value! My first course was a type of pork dumpling that was delicious and my entree was a beef risotto, which was also great. The service was good, which is more noteworthy during the Taste of Hartford, because restaurants are busier than usual,... More 

Thank Allison E
Canton, Connecticut
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Had tickets to see a show at Theatre Works in Hartford. Decided to eat directly across the street at Bin 228. Had been there before for drinks and desserts after a show but never dinner before. What a treat. The restaurant was buzzing and pretty full but we were able to sit at a high top in the bar area.... More 

Thank PeterinCanton
East Granby, Connecticut
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352 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I looked up menus before taking out a team member......the small but excellent list of desserts did it My lunch was light ..... creamy tomato basil soup, with a side dish of crunchy fried brussel sprouts. Others had the Mahi Mahi tacos with chopped mango, and a pasta sausage dish. The highlights were the desserts. I had bread pudding with... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Bin 228 is small restaurant/bar just across the street from a theater (live shows) on Pearl street just a block over from Trumbull St. They get really crowded on nights that the theater has a performance. But after show time starts, the place opens up nicely. I've been to Bin 228 numerous times. Sometimes I just get a glass of... More 

Thank DonDonPython
Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Went to this fine wine bar before a show and as usual, they did not disappoint. The wine selection is fabulous and most are available by the glass. I had the risotto special with shrimp which was excellent and my husband had one of their coppa paninnis. Server was both friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

Thank anne c
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Terrific, freshly prepared food. Specials are always special. Large wine selection and smooth, friendly service. Comfortable atmosphere with local art adorning the walls. Can't go wrong with Bin!

Thank Peter H
Methuen, Ma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Fortunately we were able to get a table on a busy Thursday night. Great food, great drinks, great ambiance. Staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend.

Thank travelertoo61
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

We recently stopped in after seeing a show at TheaterWorks. We had run into the theater straight from work. Since we had not had time to eat before the play, we were thrilled to have such a great dining option open late. Yummy food, friendly service, and great location for us! Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-244-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?