With its opening in December 1999, BIN 36 uncorked a dynamic new era in contemporary wining and dining with its multi-faceted, wine-driven concept. 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 after-work social scene or full-service, casual fine dining – even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.
Overseen by the award-winning Wine Director Brian Duncan, who has twice been nominated for James Beard Awards for Outstanding Wine Service, the user-friendly BIN 36 wine program is based on a foundation of fifty wines available by the taste, glass, flight or bottle. BIN 36’s user-friendly wine pairing system has been enthusiastically received, both locally and nationally.
Though a wine-driven concept at heart, BIN 36 has received numerous accolades for its contemporary American cuisine, developed seasonally under the watchful eye of Executive Chef John Caputo. Dining options abound at BIN 36, including a Cheese Bar offering 50 artisanal cheeses and the café-style Tavern, a popular meeting spot serving light fare from early lunch on weekdays or breakfast on weekends until late night. In the Cellar, BIN 36’s seasonal contemporary American fare offers a more in-depth dining experience for lunch or dinner.