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Alinea

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5501
312-867-0110
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Ranked #1 of 8,282 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $150 - $1,000
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: International
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What can I say, food meets theatre and the most memorable meal I have had in years. The last of its like was The Fat Duck in Bray. What can I say the 22 courses and accompanying wine pairings left us in ongoing anticipation and awe! Cost wise not for the faint hearted but save up and worth it for... More

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I was planning a visit to chicago for business, read all the reviews and writeups about this restaurant. A must to try and rightfully so. Reservations way in advance was done. The molecular gastronomy of cooking and interactive participation with your food IS an experience and adventure. i.e the helium filled edible balloon was fun and interestiing and foreging for... More

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Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am in the city often for work and always here about Alinea. I normally dont like to go places that are all the rage, but my co workers insisted. I am so glad they did. I have not had a dinning experience like this in a long time! The wine selection is what made me so extra happy! I... More

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Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

for having been able to dine here. I actually liked that the cab dropped my Mom and me off a little too bit early on the street... I guess he misunderstood me... but, it made walking up for a 9:30 reservation, a little more mysterious, as the location is non-descript and not in an area that is populated, even on... More

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Don t read too much since a lot of the fun is about being surprised. It is well worth the money and a lifetime experience! The food amazing and the show remarkable, Didn t enjoy the wine selection so I ll go next time for a bottle of wine. Too many whites for me! Go, go and once again go

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoy eating great food, and Alinea has definitely been one of the highlights of our experiences. Others have written extensively about that component (or watch the great Netflix documentary Spinning Plates), so I won't go into it. The cost is indeed significant and must be factored in as part of an overall experience and not just... More

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After seeing a short piece on TV about Alineas, my wife encourgaged me to find a way for us to visit the restaurant during a trip to Chicago. Being novices, it took us awhile to navigate the search for tickets, but we were successful. Captivating entrance, very nice seating arrangments, wonderful presentation and great dining experience. We had one disquieting... More

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new york
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I think this may be my favorite restaurant or at least in the top 3 (and this includes the likes of per se, Daniel, brooklyn fare, eleven madison, mugaritz, jiro, kikunoi, etc). The food was delicious and whimsical and fun! The wine pairings were a nice variety and relatively generous. Had a great time - their cocktail bar aviary was... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We had the summer 2014, 16 course menu. You will probably not enjoy what Alinea has to offer if you're a traditional steak and potatoes person (not that there's anything wrong with it). This is a cross between the Beatles Love Show, Willy Wonka, science, and amazing creative flavors! Like many of the previous reviewers, I want to refrain from... More

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went over Labor Day Weekend with another couple. I was really looking forward to the visit. We arrived 15 min prior to our reservation as we were told, the entrance was modern and neat. We got a chance to look into the kitchen. Everyone we encountered was extremely pleasant, the service was impeccable without being stuffy. I was just... More

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Additional Information about Alinea

Address: 1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5501
Phone Number: 312-867-0110
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 150 - 1000
Cuisine: International

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