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BIN 36

#253 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Biloxi, Mississippi
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 for years - at this location and their previous one in River North)!

Thank GoHoosiers14
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 definitely the best I had during our entire trip. The chef was even nice enough... More 

Thank AnnMarie V
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by mid-afternoon for a late lunch/bite and was pleasantly surprised by the extensive wine flights and great food. Will definitely return again!

Thank Cyndi H
Harwell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I flew into Chicago for the weekend and due to heavy traffic, we only got away from the hotel just before 10 to eat. Bin 62 was recommended and fortunately the closest restaurant. They kindly served us just before the kitchen closed. The food was delicious and the wine was sublime, all served by a friendly waiter. Due to my... More 

1 Thank fionabrennanscott
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We immediately hopped on a wine flight (all under $20!)They are pared by clever profiles like "Sexy Reds" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" Whites. The waited informed us that the plates are tapas style, so we opted to share four dished between the two of us: roasted carrots and hummus, shaved cauliflower salad, roasted butternut squash over lentils, and... More 

Thank Jesshunt254
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I were staying at a nearby hotel and they recommended Bin 36. "Lots of our guests go there and say it’s pretty good." So we decided to try out Bin 36. It was late (after 10 pm) and we thought the kitchen might be closed, but it was still open, for a short while. With some help... More 

1 Thank Andrew S
Chicago, Illinois
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219 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have been meaning to check this place out for a while and finally got there. The food was quite a bit better than anticipated, as the marketing emphasizes the wine list. We didn't try any of the cocktails but if they are handled with the same attention as the food this is a great spot and just a bit... More 

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Dayton, Ohio
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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 

Thank filetmignon96
Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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