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BIN 36

$$ - $$$American, ,
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
+1 312-995-6560
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (13 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We thought this was a pretty cool place. It was relaxing; the atmosphere was fairly low key, which is a nice change of pace in Chicago. The wine flights were reasonably priced and had a nice selection of interesting wines.

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Even though this restaurant is expensive, the food here is pretty good. Is it my favorite? No. But I would recommend the Chicken or Steak as both shared plates were solid. Also loved the mashed potatoes.

Thank Jordan T
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Wine and cheese, wine and cheese, wine and cheese, oh, you want more, okay. Let's start with great ambiance, add attentive service, delicate calamari, perfectly prepared steak, flaky fish, roasted vegetables, short ribs and mashed potatoes and chicken and burgers. But I digress, I recommend...More

Thank xxivkt
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stopped at this place at the end of our night out because I was on a mission to find a glass of wine. This place hit the jackpot for what I was looking for. My husband also found a tasty drink that he loved...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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
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up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
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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
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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