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Re: “Bin 36

I took my wife for her birthday and they added a lot of little touches that were nice. Respectful of a concert afterwards as well. The best part of this restaurant is the wine choices. They do a very good job of dividing the wine list into similar "bins" to make choices easier. The 2.5 ounce glasses, as opposed to the 6 oz. full glass, make it simple to try several different wines with each course.

The best part of this dining experience was the waitress, Telina. She made solid recommendations and had more knowledge about wine than anyone I have ever met. She was extremely attentive without being invasive. I would recommend anyone going to Bin 36 should ask for her section.

The food was flavorful and well prepared. We had a delicious fried calamari, artichoke and lemon appetizer that came with a very good sauce. The entrees were good but not memorable.

The one problem I had with the wine list was that it was still daunting because the choices are outside the standards. I wouldn't have wanted to see the standards, but because I didn't recognize any of the labels, it was somewhat overwhelming. It did introduce me to some new favorites that I am sure will become standards for us.

Posted by Steve & Karen Reinhardt on 10/28/2002 at 1:21 PM

Great sandwich shop. First to do the toasted/hot sandwich, that I know of. And they do it better than anyone. When they started expanding several years ago, they kept the sandwich price low (less than $4 after tax) which was great.

Lunch line normally is out the door but moves very quickly. Best sandwich in or out of the Loop.

Posted by Steve Reinhardt on 10/17/2002 at 11:08 AM

The food is dependable and a great deal on 2-for-1 entree nights. The server was very attentive to our two small children (both under two) and he brought snacks without prompting and kept glasses out of reach.

The cheeseburgers were voted best in Chicago recently. I don't know if the rest of Chicago's burgers are just really bad or if there isn't much you can do with a burger, but they didn't stand out. We really liked them but I don't know about "Best in Chicago."

If you are looking for really good food in an unpretentious, cozy space (especially if you have little kids), this Lincoln Square/North Center place is a good choice.

Posted by Steve & Karen Reinhardt on 10/17/2002 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Piece

Five of us had a great meal, including homemade beers, salad and pizza, for the unexpected bargain price of $50. The location and quality of the pizza/beer made us think it was going to cost a lot more Well worth it. The only drawback was the DJ playing very loud music on the night we went. Good but loud. Made it somewhat difficult to talk.

Posted by Steve & Karen Reinhardt on 09/30/2002 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Cullen's Bar & Grill

The food here is really good. And the prices are respectable too. We are big fans of the chicken pot pie. Portions are generous. One of the better choices on Southport.

Posted by Steve & Karen Reinhardt on 09/30/2002 at 3:46 PM

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