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BIN 36

) #252 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
+1 312-995-6560
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese flight” (27 reviews)
“cheese plate” (15 reviews)
“charcuterie” (11 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
Neighbourhood: West Loop
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Reviews (362)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank fionabrennanscott
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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...More

Thank Jesshunt254
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank dixonconsultinginc
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the cost of prix fixe dinner menu? thanks.
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
Had the grilled cheese sandwich this afternoon. It was excellent. Do you know the number of calories in this item?
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, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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.