Bin 228 is a small wine bar in downtown Hartford and I mean small. Dimly lit, cozy and alluring are good ways to describe this "date night" type place. It's also great for a pre or post show drink nestled across from Theater Works and Hartford Stage and The Bushnell are nearby. Tip: The wait staff expect you to walk in and flag one of them down if you want to be seated. Don't wait in the doorway puzzled like we did.
|Grilled flank steak over baby spinach|
She ordered the Tramezzini with bresaola, arugula, parmesan and lemon truffle oil, which basically amounted to a dry sandwich with thin slices of salty beef on stale bread. She was not a happy camper. She postulated this dish is a mere incentive refill your glass and I think it worked because she gulped down her Jelu Malbec. I ordered a white (piedmonte) before knowing what I was ordering, so the pairing was wrong, but it didn't matter and I thought the Gavidi gavi from VillaSparina was very good. Go to Bin 228, take a deep breath, and order a glass or two of wine. Then spin the roulette wheel that is their menu and hope you get lucky.