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Bin 228

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
+1 860-244-9463
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for restaurant week.The fixed menu looked really appealing. First courses of mushroom ravioli and a fonduta were delicious. But the write up said the fonduta was with asparagus - it came with one skinny limp piece. Then we had to wait at least 20 minutes after finishing our apps for our dinners. You'd think with such a limited... More 

Thank ergret
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

On Saturday, just after the restaurant open at 4p, we entered to have some drinks. The small bar had 2 women with Starbucks drinks and bags and jackets spread out on the bar....so we chose a table behind the bar. Staff did not ask us for our order for 10 minutes because they were chatting with the girls at the... More 

Thank Brooke L
Coventry, CT
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Have always meant to go to Bin 228 but just never got the chance. The service was great, the food exceptional, everything terrific. Will definitely go back soon.

Thank GoatgirlCT
Hartford, Connecticut
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314 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Bin 228 often has twine tastings and other small events that sell out quickly. I like to eat there tapas style, sampling several appetizers. The bar area is small, in fact the entire place is small so definitely call ahead. On theater nights the place is pack and then clears out for the show, so right after tat is... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
West Hartford
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is really good, atmosphere is quiet and cozy, and the wine is good too! I wasn't happy about sitting practically right on top of the people next to us, especially when there was room on the other side of us, but my host was already seated so I didn't want to make an issue out of it. The hostess... More 

Thank JWtraveler1
Coventry, Connecticut
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Half Price bottles of wine every Monday!! Good selection of wine and the food was good. The risotto could have used a bit more finesse and the I would have like a different type of sausage, but the appetizer and gelato made up for it. But overall, this was very good for the price.

Thank KMAN1981
Bristol, Connecticut
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at Bin228 during the Taste of Hartford, and it was also a great value! My first course was a type of pork dumpling that was delicious and my entree was a beef risotto, which was also great. The service was good, which is more noteworthy during the Taste of Hartford, because restaurants are busier than usual,... More 

Thank Allison E
Canton, Connecticut
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Had tickets to see a show at Theatre Works in Hartford. Decided to eat directly across the street at Bin 228. Had been there before for drinks and desserts after a show but never dinner before. What a treat. The restaurant was buzzing and pretty full but we were able to sit at a high top in the bar area.... More 

Thank PeterinCanton
East Granby, Connecticut
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405 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I looked up menus before taking out a team member......the small but excellent list of desserts did it My lunch was light ..... creamy tomato basil soup, with a side dish of crunchy fried brussel sprouts. Others had the Mahi Mahi tacos with chopped mango, and a pasta sausage dish. The highlights were the desserts. I had bread pudding with... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Bin 228 is small restaurant/bar just across the street from a theater (live shows) on Pearl street just a block over from Trumbull St. They get really crowded on nights that the theater has a performance. But after show time starts, the place opens up nicely. I've been to Bin 228 numerous times. Sometimes I just get a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-244-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?