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Bin 228 - Panini & Wine Bar - 6 Reviews - 228 Pearl St, Hartford, CT - Romantic Dining Reviews - Phone (860) 244-9463

Bin 228 - Panini & Wine Bar

228 Pearl St (at Between Ann Street and Haynes Street)
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 244-9463
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Bin 228 - Panini & Wine Bar - Hartford, CT


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Had a great meal of appetizers and wine. Service was wonderful, priced fairly for the quality. Looking forward to returning soon!!! Pros: Very nice setting, great service, ...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 10/15/2013

I have to agree with the review that this staff is rude. This was the most unpleasant and uncomfortable dining experience I have ever encountered. The staff was rude upon us entering the restaurant. There were 2 people at the bar and otherwise the place was empty. Was left with the impression that our presence was an inconvenience but decided to give it a shot anyway. I was purchasing a bottle of wine. The wine list is extensive and I asked for a bottle similar to a Pinot Grigio to compliment my meal. The staff ridiculed my wine choice and made snide comments I was about 20 feet from them and could hear everything they were saying. In hindsight I wish I would have left but after a long day of travel I just wanted a meal. I will have to say the food was delicious but the atmosphere in this place is toxic and if anyone is traveling in the Hartford CT area avoid this place by all means. I will add that I found the owners name and sent her a message to let her know of my unpleasant experience. She never responded. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/9/2012

Ignored us/ very Rude staff............Waitress took our drink order, then was visibly annoy when we didn't order wine(I was driving back to NYC) - more

Great Food - Great Service 12/18/2009

Had a great meal of appetizers and wine. Service was wonderful, priced fairly for the quality. Looking forward to returning soon!!! Pros: Very nice setting, great service, excellent wine selection.. more

Best Wine 11/2/2009

Bin 228 is an amazing little place in downtown Hartford. It really does take you away to a cozy spot in a different city, you certainly forget you are in Hartford. I had some amazing red wine from Montepulciano and my boyfriend even enjoyed a ""manly"" martini. It was a great place to relive a recent trip to Italy with the fruit and cheese plate, along with an extensive selection of wonderful wines. more

What city are we in? 11/13/2006

If you live in the Hartford area and would like to enjoy a simple meal and some great wine then Bin 228 is the place. When I visited this warm establishment I completely forgot that I was in Hartford, it definitely had a NY Chic ""feel"" with the exposed brick walls and warm color palate. The variety of bruscettas and paninis was just enough to fill me up. Whether this is a place to start off your night or it is your final destination it's a wonderful restaurant. more

Must visit for Italian wine lovers 1/31/2006

Great for Italian wine. The staff was very helpful with the wine, even though they fell down when it came to other service aspects. Nice menu, oriented towards lighter fare. Not the place to go for a serious ""foodie"" meal. All the wines seemed to be Italian, which is a nice change. Wine prices seemed good by the bottle, per glass prices are very high ( I guess to encourage bottle ordering). Overall a great experience and definetly worth another visit. Not very many tables and small bar, so on a Friday, probably not a good choice. Pros: Wine list, Wine knowledge, Food Quality Cons: Limited Menu, Strangely quiet staff, Small space more

Great Spot 6/29/2004

This is by far my favorite place in Hartford. Tasty food (mainly finger foods), a wonderful and extensive wine list, and an intimate setting. I wish there were more places like this in Hartford. The owners truly know what they're doing! Pros: Wine, Food, Crowd more

NY in CT 9/15/2003

I was taken away as I walked in and found myself in a different place than Hartford. From the wine list by the glass (over 40, I found), to the simple yet delicious fare. I was surprised I hadn't heard of this place before. The beautiful exposed brick walls and the wine bins lining them. The cherry bar to the best bathroom in the state. A small romantic spot to grab a light meal before or after theater, or sit and chat with friends or date. This place is perfect for suits to dates to friends just hanging out. The service was great too. I am not a wine geek and needed help, I simply told my server what I liked and he directed me perfectly to a Sicilian red characteristicly similar to my favorite Californian cab. A must try. See you at ""the Bin"" as my friends put it. more
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  • The Scene
    Overlooking Bushnell Park, this modern Italian panini and wine bar occupies a long, narrow space reminiscent of a Soho eatery. Wine is even part of the decor--steel and cherry...

  • 11/7/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm Thu 11:30am-11pm Fri 11:30am-12am Sat 4pm-12am; Bar: Mon-Thu 11:30am-12am; Fri 11:30am-2am; Sat 4pm-2am
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