April 13, 2003 in Friends

Bin 36

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I ended up going out to dinner last night with my friend and her Mom who was visiting from Texas. We went to yet another fine Chicago restaurant. Bin 36 can best be described as serving a wide variety of American Bistro type appetizer food. Part of their charm is that they list several wine recommendations next to each food choice. In addition, instead of ordering a full glass of one particular wine, you could order a 2.5oz glass so you could sample more of the wine choices. Quite a nifty idea. We sampled quite a few items from the Tavern menu with about 6 different wines. My favorite was the Maryland Crab Cakes which I had with a small glass of 2001 Von Buhl Pfalz Armand Riesling Kabinett. The wine was so delicious that I was tempted to buy a bottle (for $21) from the wine retail store, but I decided to wait and see if I could get it cheaper at my local liquor store. All in all, a great dinning experience. Great place to go if you want to learn more about wine and food parings and don’t want to deal with a pretentious Sommelier.


  1. April 14, 2003 at 4:52 pm


    fyi. there is another location in Lincolnshire.

  2. April 14, 2003 at 3:58 pm


    That restaurant looks terrific! I’ll have to remember it for our next night out in the city.

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