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Alinea

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
International
As featured in Romantic Guide to Chicago
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1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
312-867-0110
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 531
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Incredible experience

An absolute must do it Chicago. The presentation is just mind blowing, the service perfect and then there is the food- quite incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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UK
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

An absolute must do it Chicago. The presentation is just mind blowing, the service perfect and then there is the food- quite incredible.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time with friends we all enjoyed the mixed grill salad (amazing taste) and pizza was cooked just right. Wonderful atmosphere !! Please save room for the homemade dessert it was an amazing end to a great lunch and time out. Wonderful place and staff.

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Calgary Alberta
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you love art, food and are looking for once in a lifetime foodie experience...do not miss visiting Alinea's. The atmosphere, food and presentation is definitely out of this world and you MUST do the 15 courses WITH the wine pairing. There is no denying that this restaurant is ranked among the top 10 in the world and for good... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The lasting memory will always be the exceptional presentation of the food as my memory of how it tasted (fantastic) will likely fade away slowly. We made reservations about 6 weeks in advance and got lucky to get a table. It's not a "cheap" night out but certainly worth the memories.

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Faxe Ladeplads, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Thank you Alinea! We came from Copenhagen to pay you a visit, and our expectations were high. We don’t have a three star Michellin restaurant in Denmark – Michellin guide says “worth a detour”, and Alinea is just that. Everything was right. From the surprisingly entrance to the restaurant, the fine gimmicks letting the costumer do a little work, the... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ok, so I am assuming most of the people who go here are loaded because of the price tag. I am not, but felt it was worth experiencing. The menu on this night was 16 courses. There were a variety of flavors I had never experienced before and may never taste again. That was part of the beauty of the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Grab your chair because your conception of fine cuisine it's going to change in Alinea. Wonderful food presentations in the most clever way. Gentle staff and beautiful place. Simply the best in the US.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Managed to secure my tickets months in advance for our group of 4 who were in town for the All Black v USA rugby match at Soldier Field. This was an amazing dining experience, 18 food courses with wine pairings for most courses. Not cheap but well worth the price. Great setting, friendly and knowledgeable staff and at the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Do You know Cirque du Soleil? This is the same, only on the table. It is both great food and great show. Full of tastes, structures, teperatures and colours. And surprises! From the very entrance to the grande finish. Amazing!

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Unbelievable service, clever use of molecular gastronomy, fantastic sommelier with amazing wine pairings (seriously, you must do the wine paring). All around top notch. Not cheap ($$$$) but worth it.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.