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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar Restaurant Review: Adorned with trendy light fixtures, this wood-paneled dining room attracts visiting leaders of industry as well as local gourmets. As its name suggests, Bin 54 focuses as much on wine as it does the quality beef it serves. With a perfectly cooked dry-aged bone-in rib-eye, you may order a rare bottle from Pomerol or Pauillac. But first, indulge in a French 75 or a “not so old” fashioned from the list of classic American cocktails as you peruse the menu. Standout appetizers include tuna tartare, lobster gnocchi with truffle brown butter sauce, foie gras mousse with balsamic jam, and delicate lump crab cakes with corn rémoulade. Sides are generously portioned for sharing, and include a mushroom ragoût and Brussels sprouts with house-cured bacon. For dessert, red velvet cake or banana pudding with bourbon pecan cookies might do the trick. The wine list roams the globe and gathers unusual labels from the Old World and the New World, with some of the latter coming from the best of Washington State (Cayuse and L'Ecole No. 41).