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Alinea

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Lincoln Park
International
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1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
312-867-0110
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 547
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 18
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing one of a kind experience

Loved it from the second I walked in. Dinner is a mixture of 3 Michelin star service and quality with a whimsical twist. Presentation was VERY well thought and mind blowing. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and went over and beyond. They food itself was mind blowing impressive. From the plating to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
dblesser
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Miami, Florida
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  • Special occasions
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved it from the second I walked in. Dinner is a mixture of 3 Michelin star service and quality with a whimsical twist. Presentation was VERY well thought and mind blowing. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and went over and beyond. They food itself was mind blowing impressive. From the plating to the taste everything exceeded all my expectations and I... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's all about the show and the presentation in "molecular gastronomy" so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I wanted to go for pizza after a 3 hour, 16 course meal at Alinea. What did surprise me was how disappointing the service was, especially with all of the awards to their credit. It wasn't just that a server sprayed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

i LOVE alinea. it's such a fun atmosphere, the people are incredible - they truly love their job! the food is an art, & everything they serve is a masterpiece. i love how attentive everyone is. for how many people are sitting down being served, there are far more people doing the serving and cooking! everyone there works so hard... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Alinea and it was easily as good this time as my first visit. The setting is quiet and elegant, service is excellent and well-paced, and the food is worthy of the 3 Michelin stars. We elected to buy wine by the bottle (after a glass of champagne) because no reserve pairing was available for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Alinea is hidden behind a grey unmarked door which simple adds to the exclusivity. The interior decor is subdued and refined and that's no doubt to showcase the food, which is truly art. No, I didn't like everything but EVERYTHING was an experience of flavor and texture. There was fun in each of the dishes and each had stunning presentation.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food is unbelievable... I've been here 4 times, and each time I saw people taking pictures of their food -- it was really weird when someone asked if they could take a picture of MY food. I love this food!

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south florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Still the best in the country! Chef Grant just knows how to do it. A 3 Michelin restaurant and considered one of the top restaurants in the world....this does not fall short of perfection. The best waitstaff and the most seasoned wine staff makes this a place for a dining experience you only can dream about. Just Wonderful and so... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Like I have said with all my 5-rated reviews,coming here is essential! It is impossible for this elegant restaurant to have a poor rating. The food and kitchen is unique. The waiters are very friendly. This restaurant was made,quite literally,with great minds at work.....:)

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've eaten at many celebrated restaurants around the world, sampled many a great tasting menu- but none matches the deliciousness, ingenuity and sheer exuberance of what my friend and I shared at Alinea last night. First, the atmospherics- as many have written, the service is impeccable. A team of servers and wine presenters (we got the pairings), wearing formal but... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Alinea has been on my to-do list for the last three years and finally I had the time to fly to Chicago for a dinner. The food was superb, as well as the wine pairings. It was definitely unique and delicious and some of the flavor combinations were incredible. Having said that, I liked the flow and customer attention better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 312-867-0110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 150 - 1000
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.