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Bin 228 Wine Bar

££ - £££Italian, American,
228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
+1 860-244-9463
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paninis” (11 reviews)
“bruschetta” (16 reviews)
“fonduta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute, cozy and inviting wine bar located near TheaterWorks. Menu offerings include: salads, shared plates, paninis and bruschetta. Impressive wine section. My grilled chicken panini was one of the best I ever had! I believe it is all about the bread that makes the panini....More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place. Interesting menu with great paninis. Friendly staff.. Great location, around the corner for Goodwin Hotel.

Thank tonys_ct
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice bistro, across the street from Theater-works, which makes it very convenient. The service is good, the menu is on the lighter side, except the one dinner entree and risotto of the day. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank 2014couple2012
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I always try to stop here when I am in town on business and I have never been disappointed. The menu changes a bit and the options are vast - you can get appetizers, panini, salads or an entree. The wine selection is also quite...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Really cool little place with art from around the world. We were a party of six and were glad we made a reservation because before we knew it, the place was very busy. It was everyone's first time here and we ordered crab cakes and...More

Thank Priya D
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Really enjoyed the laid back nature, at least on the night I was in. There was some construction going on outside on the street, couldn't even hear it. Food was good, wine was good, what more can you ask for?

Thank treznor
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This place requires a reservation and it is small. This is very popular place for the theatre crowd. The menu is limited but very good. The risotto with mushrooms was exceptional. The halibut entree was superb. The wine list is well selected. The environment is...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The BEST paninis! Friendly staff. Awesome wine selection. I have been loving this place for 15 years.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 1 December 2017

chilly night in Hartford, I was meeting a friend and didn't want to wander too far away from the Goodwin hotel where we were staying, found this by chance and I am very glad that I did. I ordered a draft beer, from a small...More

1  Thank Woolite-13
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a cute little spot this is! Right across the street from Theaterworks, it couldn't be more convenient for a light supper before enjoying the theater. The menu is nicely designed with lots of sharable plates, bruschetta, salads and panini. Only a few entrees are...More

Thank travelfreak53
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18 February 2017|
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Response from GoatgirlCT | Reviewed this property |
No way, its tiny.
12 March 2015|
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Response from TiaPink | Reviewed this property |
That is hard to answer on the Vegetarian as it is a no meat, no dairy at all? They have several dishes that have fish varieties as well. They have great salads. I would advice to call them and double check. bin228winebar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-244-9463
  • E-mail
bin228 a.k.a. "the bin" is a cozy wine bar in downtown Hartford serving small plates, risotto, panini and offering over 55 wines by the glass in addition to a full bar.
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