Intimate restaurant and wine cellar, Bin 6 South, opens downtown

Intimate restaurant and wine cellar, Bin 6 South, opens downtown

The interior of Bin 6 South

One of downtown St. Pete’s newest spots is also one of its smallest – and soon to be one of its most popular. Bin 6 South – an eatery, tasting bar and wine cellar – is now open at 330 6th Street South. As of today, dining service at the cozy new restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 am – 10 pm, while the retail side is open until 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

The culinary portion of Bin 6 South is led by a pair of chefs trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, both with experience in Michelin-starred restaurants. Guided by Chef De Cuisine Freddie Gentile and Sous Chef David Canady, the kitchen specializes in seasonal offerings, delivering big flavors from a small space in creative and carefully curated dishes. Seating is limited, with a beautiful wooden bar looking straight into the kitchen, and a six-person table nestled among shelves of wine bottles.

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Among the dishes available for both lunch and dinner, a chef’s pick charcuterie board leads the way alongside a rotating list of the Bin Soup, Bin Salad, and Bin Dessert. The opening day soup is a perfectly-fall twist on a tomato soup, with roasted red pepper, chipotle, cold smoked crema, herb cracker, and Aleppo pepper.

For entrées, Bin 6 South offers two lunch-time sandwiches, and a pair of protein-heavy main dishes during dinner service. For the opening dinner menu, Gentile and the team are plating up a braised chicken ravioli (complete with basil, fennel brulee, orange, and a white wine sauce), alongside a decadent Moroccan braised beef with harissa cauliflower, romesco, and beef jus.

For lunch, the Bin 6 banh mi sounds like an immediate star: a French baguette filled with chicken breast, ku cal vegetables, fresh jalapenos, chicken liver mousse, cilantro, sambal olek, and B&B pickles. Wine is, of course, available by the glass or bottle all day, as well as beer, sake, iced tea, and French press coffee.

The interior of Bin 6 South

Locals get 10% off in the Bin 6 South wine cellar

On the cellar side, wine director Danielle McCoy is a Level One Sommelier who has put together a collection of more than 200 labels. In the intimate space, bottles from across the world serve as both art and commodity, surrounding the restaurant with a global array of wines. And as part of their effort on keeping it local, area residents can sign up to get 10% off all to-go bottles.

The intimate and rustic space currently seats 12, with a six-person bar and a lovely six-person table. During lunch hours from 11:30 am – 3 pm, all seats are first-come, first-served. In the evening, the table is available by reservation only at 6 pm or 8 pm, while the bar seating remains open to walk-ins all night. Retail wine sales are available until 6 pm, though diners are certainly welcome to add a bottle to-go to their order.

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Learn more about Bin 6 South and make reservations for dinner at bin6south.com.

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