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BIN 36

#291 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
West Loop
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301 (Kinzie)
+1 312-995-6560
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bin 36 is the type of place you go with friends or significant other and enjoy some good wine, have some good food and enjoy the moment. It's a nicely decorated space with plenty of light with a great patio for summer dining. There's a good wine list obviously with plenty of selection. The food serve is American regional with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped into Bin 36 for a drink not knowing anything about the concept. You can order tastes of wine, flights or full glasses. Wines are served with tasting notes and you then have the option to buy bottles (at retail prices) to go! It was a really fun place and a great way to sample some different wines.

Thank pctrainer
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there durin a holiday... thecheese selection is excellent (I learned there are triple crème cheese...) as is the wine (they carry vouvray, one of my favorite wine). Personel were excellent. One of the nights was actually crowded, but nto Too noisy...Excellent restaurant so much that I'll krrp coming back on my north amrican trips !!!!

Thank ericbI5451HU
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Lynn M
Boisbriand, Canada
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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

Thank BigMoWal
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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.

Thank Kel B
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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.

Thank Moreno_chicago
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560
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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