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Alinea

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5501
312-867-0110
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Ranked #1 of 8,292 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
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I am Eleonora from Italy. I had dinner here with my friend that lives to Chicago in March. It was the first time in Alinea for both. We had a great dinner, shared unique tastes, parfums, inside a location very romantic. Also we had a person that exposed to us every dish before to eat.The dinner had 22 dishes sharing... More

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long island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I ate at Alinea a few months back. I think you have to go in with the same mindset you'd have at a theatre. The food is excellent, but the experience and showmanship is what makes this place special. Knowing full well that it's a tasting menu, we asked to see what was in store for us and were told... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is definitily the most expensive restaurant we ever been too but since it includes a "show" it makes it worthwhile. It is for us a once in a lifetime experience but a very worthy one. Not all the courses were great but each course was surprising and intersting and most of them were also very tasty

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food here is not only delicious, it is also fun and gorgeous! My husband and I had dinner for Valentines day. It was truly one of the best culinary experiences of my existence. Worth the months of wait, and every penny of the very pricey price tag.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had a great experience at Alinea , where dinning , artistry , science and theater all come together Seamlessly. The only complaint is that the restaurant only offers wine with the meal . I am a beer guy and believe that beer pairs better with food than wine. I feel that for the restaurant to take the next step... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Alinea last week for my first time and my boyfriend's second and we were both extremely pleased. The innovation and attention to detail and concept are simply unparalleled. Perhaps my favorite thing about Alinea, though, is that unlike many other restaurants of this caliber - the staff actually have lovely, engaging personalities. Too often we'll try fine-dining... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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294 reviews 294 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Yes, we too believe this is surely one of the top restaurants in the world, not just Chicago. You arrive to a nondescript location on Halsted, marked only by a valet sign out front. You open the double doors and walk into semi-darkness, when suddenly the automatic doors open and you are greeted by the host who almost immediately takes... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Service: impeccable, very friendly Ambience: modern, minimalist Cost: This meal included the price of 2 non refundable tickets purchased 1 month in advance plus 20% off the top at the time of purchase. Wine pairing ($125 is the cheapest) per head plus 20%. There is space for another tip should you feel inclined to leave more cash. Valet is 13... More

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