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BIN 36

#343 of 7,934 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, ,
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
+1 312-995-6560
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese flight” (27 reviews)
“cheese plate” (15 reviews)
“charcuterie” (11 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The space was more important than i remember. This is my first time since it relocated. It used to be a great experience in a lofty space. Now it is just bar that does flights. Server was ok, just. Drinks were fine. Still a good...More

Thank jemfromwales
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We went in to BIN36 to kill some time waiting for our daughter to get off work. We ordered the Hummus, the Shrimp Ravioli, and the Mussels. It was all very good ... and a good number of mussels. The service was excellent ... very...More

Thank Alamills
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We went here for lunch on a weekday. We were seated right away. I knew I wanted to order the Brussels sprouts and they did not disappoint! They were delicious. Actually, I wanted to get another order for my main course, but everything else looked...More

Thank Pamanimalrescue
Reviewed 17 June 2017

if you like to try different wines this is the place. Great flights of wine four glasses at a reasonable price. Food is also way above average.

Thank jklein50
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Really enjoyed a quality cocktail and the brussel sprouts at Bin 36. Great neighborhood in the West Loop.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I ate many times at the old location and this was my first trip to the new location. Very relaxed atmosphere and seemingly more intimate with better service. The menu is a little more confusing but the wine and cheese flights remain the highlight of...More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My wife and I were in Chicago for an Itzhak Perlman Recital at the Lyric Opera House and we stayed in the West Loop (a new experience for us since we usually stay in the central loop). Just a block from our hotel, we decided...More

Thank Travelerbfm
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our server was very nice and informative. It was educational and entertaining to try to different wine flights at our table. The cheese plate is very good however there isn't much in the way of vegetarian options.

Thank MarvinSpeedy
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Bin36 has only gotten better since moving to the West Loop. I love their wine flights, their cheese flights, everything. It's reasonably priced and has a great atmosphere. The staff is attentive and friendly. I am always happy when I go (and I've been going...More

Thank GoHoosiers14
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our company rented out the private dining area for 20 of us. The staff was wonderful and so accommodating throughout the chaos that we bring everywhere. We changed seats like 5 times and the staff didn't even skip a beat. The food was incredible and...More

Thank AnnMarie V
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
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25 May 2016|
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Response from jhiett1 | Reviewed this property |
It was $60 per person and was 5 courses. $12 for each course is not a bad deal at all!
Neville K
27 April 2016|
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Response from Fischermom | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Michael Z. Send a note to the restaurant. TripAdvisor won't let me post their email hyperlink, but it's info at their domain name...who knew!) Can't say enough about Bin36.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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