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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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  • 568
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Truly amazing

This is a truly unique and amazing dining experience. Each dish is like a work of art. The dishes are small and served individually over the evening. We had the 16 course tasting with the suggested wine pairing. My husband and I shared the wine. Everything was unique, delicious and together with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ela_M847
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a truly unique and amazing dining experience. Each dish is like a work of art. The dishes are small and served individually over the evening. We had the 16 course tasting with the suggested wine pairing. My husband and I shared the wine. Everything was unique, delicious and together with the presentation made for an evening that I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's hard to tell you about the food because the menu changes all the time. I hesitate to tell you about our whole meal because you probably will end up getting something completely different. That's how this restaurant works you are at the mercy of the artist. I hesitate to call him a chef, he is an artist and while... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ok, right up front it must be said that for most of us common folk this is a hefty tab, but it's such an experience that it's worth it. Some of the most creative, innovative food imaginable served by a wait staff that is without pretention. It is clear that the wait staff and the somm enjoy creating a fun... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hubby and I visited Alinea for a birthday/anniversary celebration. What an experience! Don't look at any pictures posted of the courses, the mystique adds to the enjoyment.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What an experience! Absolutely worth the hype! We had the wine tasting course with our dinner and the pairing were interesting, complimenting the food. My absolute favorite was the truffle ravioli - I would sell my first born for a bowl of this delightful pasta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Be prepared for fancy and not necessarily filling. But each course was unique and unusaly and fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for our anniversary. The restaurant is small and intimate. The service is formal and excellent. The highlight is the imaginative nature of the food! A helium balloon you can eat. Yes, your voice changes fo a little bit. It was fun. Dessert was a work of art designed on a special table covering. The molecular... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Alinea has seen enough rave reviews that one more will hardly be noticed. Regardless, dining at Alinea is a unique and extraordinary experience. While the cost is significant, the experience is priceless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service was amazing, seeing things done, talkng to the chef and eating the wonderful creation was a great experience. But it seems a little overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The short story is that I was never going to give Alinea five stars due to their ridiculous booking process, but the food and service were so incredibly awesome that they almost earnt it back. I’m including a short story because I agree with the reviewers who suggest going there without knowing too many of the details, so if you... 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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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.