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BIN 36

#285 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301 (Kinzie)
+1 312-995-6560
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great Lunch and 2 different flights of wine which were outstanding!!! Service super and atmosphere lovely!

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Thank Lynn M
Boisbriand, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walk to this restaurant from the Hampton Inn When I went there it was halloween so the restaurant was very quiet Service is very good the waitress was very helpful in making suggestion for example I started with a Pineapple daiquiri wow so good. The rest even got better every dish was an experience

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Thank JRD52
Raleigh, North Carolina
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173 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and excellent service. Reservation for busy Friday night was honored on time. But the room (the surfaces??) bounced noise back and forth as the people at each table tried to be heard above the people at other tables. We very much enjoyed the wine tasting flights. But would not return except perhaps during a time of day when... More 

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Thank 09Raleigh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very romantic & classy wine bar. Wide selection of wine and nice tapas. Near hotels & train. Nice for date or an evening with friends

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Thank BigMoWal
New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wine and cheese flights. Great, attentive service. Quiet, but a TV at the bar. Reasonably priced for the neighborhood. Located near Clinton stop on the Pink El.

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Thank Kel B
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127 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I have been there over a dinner with friends. Nice wine flights, tapas-like portions for food to share. I had a burger as entree and the bun was disappointing. 3 stars anyhow since presentation and service were good.

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Thank Moreno_chicago
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had not heard of this quaint wine bar in the West Loop but it was a Google recommendation. We walked straight in on a Saturday night which first alarmed me. But the crowd picked up gradually- but it was always still a mild murmur of conversation making this a great spot to actually have a decent conversation and be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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470 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Bin 36 has a quaint outdoor seating area that is very enjoyable. This was our first time here - the quality of service was a bit disappointing and the portion sizes quite small. Food Menu is a bit eclectic. Nice wine menu with reasonably priced flights.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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175 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

While having about 45 minutes waiting for a dinner resrevation around the corner we stopped at BIN36. Beng the first time there, the staff wa svery accomodating. Being Lactose intolerant I was pleasabtly surprised with the amount of choises of Sheep & Lamb milk options. We has the Idiazabal (a soft cheese) & the Fromage Blanc ( hard cheese) .... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In the heart of city of Chicago this place is a boon to be at for a good meal with very friendly owner and efficient and very friendly serving staff. The food was absolutely fabulous and the accompanying wine made our dinner very enjoyable. Just because it lacks open view of nature I have awarded 4* - no disrespect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
    (Kinzie)
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560
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.

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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.
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