Inside, the restaurant offers a nice size bar and quite a few tables for two as well as a large community table for people who may not have made reservations on a busy night. The wine bottles are uniquely stacked in the back, forming partitions to create a nice atmosphere for parties of four. More impressive is the cork lined walls and the wall covered in wine labels.
Proving their decor is not all for show, Bin 26 maintains a great wine list that has topped a number big lists, including the Boston A List. Having to choose among their list of over 200 wines can be daunting, so this is where a knowledgeable server is extremely helpful. They had run out of the wine we initially selected but our server readily recommended another bottle of wine that was comparable in taste and price.
This wine was really nice and smooth. A good wine recommendation to me goes a long way, especially when they can keep to your price point, no matter what it is!
While we were enjoying our wine and waiting for our meals, we had some nice hearty bread that had a nice thick crust. Rather than butter we enjoyed dipping the bread in a flavorful olive oil.
The menu offers a number of different types of fish that you do not normally find on other menus, and our server was kind enough to go through each of the different types. My mom finally settled upon the branzino, which is an Italian sea bass.