By Dan Murphy
The Charles Street restaurant Bin 26 Enoteca has reopened after undergoing an extensive interior remodeling.
Babak Bina, who owns and operates the upscale Italian eatery with his sister, Chef Azita Bina-Seibel, said the 10-day renovation included the replacement of hardwood flooring and refurbishing the walnut tables and bar, as well as a new paint job.
While the restaurant’s seasonal menu, which changes quarterly, was pushed ahead a couple weeks because of the renovation, Bina said the fare at Bin 26 Enoteca would remain largely the same.
“We didn’t want people to feel like they came into a new restaurant, but to realize instead that it’s clean, and has been freshened up,” Bina said. “Unlike Lala Rokh, the intention wasn’t to change the concept or way it looked.”
Lala Rokh – a Persian restaurant on Mt. Vernon Street also owned by Bina and Bina-Seibel – underwent a thorough remodeling, as well as an overhaul of its menu and concept, last year to mark its 20th anniversary.
“It’s what we we needed to do in a neighborhood where we have so many frequent customers,” Bina said of Bin 26 Enoteca’s facelift. “We try to look forward and stay one step ahead.”