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1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
312-867-0110
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Ranked #2 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $150 - $1,000
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Even knowing a little bit about what to expect here, everything was still a surprise. From the moment we walked in, there were unexpected twists that made this a truly memorable experience. The servers and sommelier were so personable, enjoyable to talk to, and beyond knowledgeable about both the food and wine. The food was delicious and much of it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A truly exceptional dinner, full of creativity, taste and fun at the same time. But for a restaurant at this level, I would have preferred having more space in between the tables/diners, and a better wine recommendation.

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chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful for anyone that is a fan of fish. Really a delightful experience full of exciting new and unusually prepared foods. Could have lasted a half our more to linger. We had the wine pairings and there wasn't quite enough time to savor them.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Even though, the only table we could snag was in the lobby, we had great, very attentive service. There were six of us, and we ordered a lot of heavy appetizers - like sausage sliders - and everything was out of this world. This was my third visit, and I will definitely go back.

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Izmir, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

One of the best dinner in my life, not only the taste, ambiance service, lighting, everthing was perfect

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Redwood City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I can't remember a dinner that was so much fun! Find the salsify in the Basket! Breathe the helium in the apple balloon and then eat the balloon! Wow is just not enough. 17 courses of magical concoctions of tasty morsels. Both my wife and I were sad when it ended, 3 hours after it began. We will be back,... More 

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Los Angeles
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Visually stunning cuisine, Alinea is for those who value presentation over umami - and I say that with the understanding that umami is one of those tastebud experiences that Alinea is intent on conveying. But why, oh why, are half the dishes so salty that they are practically inedible? The salsify sticks - good grief, the soy sauce was practically... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I joined trip advisor just to rate this venue in particular. The food is artistry, above and beyond. After several ambivalent dining experiences in famous places around the world this stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

we were treated to this 'special restaurant' nov, 2014. all i can say is that it is all hype and no substance. service was okay. food and wine is adequate. i just drank what they give you very little to forget. if you go, do not go early. you stand or sit on VERY uncomfortable chair across from a toilet,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every presentation every detail and every spice and flavor was executed perfectly. Their wine pairing was amazing. Starting with caviar with brioche foam the three hour food experience was something special. Can't describe all the courses but each one surpassed the previous. The dessert spread out on the edible silicone finished it off without equal. Go with someone who 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
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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