Good News/Bad News is a feature where early opinions on recently-opened restaurants are shared. Let's take a meandering stroll down to Bin 38, the newest wine bar in the Marina. Shall we?
1) Good News: "Daily Candy tipped me off to their impressive beer list. I even tasted a beer from New Zealand! We arrived after 11 p.m. on Friday night and were able to get a table by the front window. The place is larger than it looks and even has a garden. Sweet!" [Yelp]
2) Bad News: "The staff on the first night looked stressed and I suspect will settle in, but I don't envy them. The layout is such that quite a few people seemed to ignore the obvious walkway between the bar and kitchen and one woman with her arms resting over the back of a bar chair was completely oblivious to those trying to pass. Several of the local Marina crowd tried to ignore the staff trying to get to the kitchen with fully loaded trays of hand blown crystal wine glasses, without success." [Eater Inbox]
3) Good News: The one thing that does seem to shine ... is the menu. It's delightfully simple...something that's rare these days is leaving well enough...alone. Grilled Ham and Cheese Panini, Oysters on the half shell, a cheese plate, a sliced meat cold plate, and Steak Tartar, it all sounds wonderful." [Eater Inbox]