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Alinea

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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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 42
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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
Dinner with friends

The restaurant is a marvel. Innovative tastes, presentations and interesting combinations of ingredients. Not for every week but a fabulous experience. Best enjoyed with a group to share comments and experiences. Very pricey but totally worthit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is a marvel. Innovative tastes, presentations and interesting combinations of ingredients. Not for every week but a fabulous experience. Best enjoyed with a group to share comments and experiences. Very pricey but totally worthit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

All right, let's get the bad stuff out of the way. The four of us were seated at a 6 foot round. It was impossible to click glasses in a toast. The room was loud. It was difficult to have any kind of meaningful conversation. In general, we thought that there was too much emphasis on foams and meringues .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Let's get price out of the way. It's expensive. It's insanely expensive. It's irrational to spend that on food. But you don't go there to be rational, you go there for an amazing dining experience. And that is certainly what we got. The best meal of our lives. Having been disappointed by Grace the night before, we were a little... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yes, it's all molecular gastronomy so nothing is as it seems. Yes, we got all the beautiful dishes, the art, the amazing food.. Everything we were expecting from the pictures. However, there were a few moments in the evening that literally left us with our mouths agape. In a good way. I'm not going to spoil it but let's just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Alinea is unlike any other restaurant in its own fine dining class. It offers creativity and innovation in an unparalleled way. It is fun, exciting, surprising, and unique. The food however is a mix of several outstanding dishes, like Surf Clam, Steelhead Roe, Graffiti, Hot Potato Cold Potato and Black Truffle, and some not so outstanding ones like Lily, Percebes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As my wife and I continue our journey of eating in the top 25 restaurants in the world - to celebrate our 25th anniversary, last weekend we had the immense pleasure of dining at Alinea with 2 good friends and foodies. We are using the 2014 San Pelegrino list, since we started our adventure in January of this year. According... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I visited Chicago this summer just to visit Alinea. Had heard a good deal about it from friends and colleagues. It is worth the haste of coming here all the way. To start up: it has a mysterious entrance. We ordered tour menu with wine pairing. It is expensive more than you would expect. Staff was friendly, attentive. Cool ambience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

alinea had great food i suggested that those guys be the top in it the menues were very aplealing and i ate indeed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

With the overwhelming review raving about this restaurant, and personally a big fan of the chef, I couldn't be more excited to visit the restaurant. Having rate 5 star for this review, i had to click now when it ask if it's the best meal ever. The food was certainly delicious, and the sensory addition was an experience journey worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Some of the dishes at Alinea are too pretty to eat, this is like an art gallery for food. In my dining experience Alinea is unparalleled both gastronomically and visually, this is pretty much the top of the food chain. This restaurant is not for the cost conscious diner, but for the individual who finds pleasure in food and who... More 

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Additional Information about Alinea

Address: 1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
Phone Number: 312-867-0110
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
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
Average Prices: USD 150 - 1000
Cuisine: International

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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.