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BIN 36

#289 of 7,617 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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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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

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 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 

Thank 09Raleigh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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469 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Love2Travel26x2
Des Plaines, Illinois
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187 reviews
147 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 

Thank k5of6
Reading, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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.

Thank Pannalal

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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West Loop
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