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Alinea

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Prince George, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It will be hard to beat this place. It was nothing what we were expecting. We sat down with a group that had the same 5pm reservation and had 5 small appetizers, then they invited us into the kitchen for a hand made gin drink and another appetizer. They showd us back to the dining room and all the tables... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to many GREAT restaurants but nothing tops this place. It is a palate experience like no other, and I would highly recommend this for the adventurous. Service was phenomenal,personable staff at the ready all evening. I could not have asked for a more wonderful experience.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, the atmosphere, and the experience are amazing! We recommend the wine pairing as well- it complements the meal perfectly! It was the meal of a lifetime.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a once in a lifetime experience. If you can afford the kitchen table, its definitely worth the experience but I can imagine every seat is amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alinea is magical. The food and service are perfection. Everything we had was beyond our imagination. In our party of four, two of us decided to have the wine pairing which enhanced each of the courses. The different flavors and variety of dishes were amazing considering we had about 20 dishes. Most plates are about 2-3 bites. The service was... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply amazing experience. Part science, part theater, totally delicious, and great fun. What can I say that hasn't been said? I have had the extreme pleasure of dining at Alinea twice. Each time was an absolutely rocking experience, and a feast for the senses.... taste, sight, smell, even sound. Don't be put off by the flood of praise. It's not... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 11 courses we experienced at Alinea last week were really fun and imaginative. Some of the dishes were amazing while others were not so great. Overall, the experience and whimsy was worth the high ticket price. Staff were very friendly, but didn't know a lot about the dishware or origin of all the food. At a place that emphasizes... More 

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Thank berrylibrary
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Word cannot describe the experience. You just have to go and see for yourself ! You will be amazed with everything. Never thought a $600 plus dollars diner could be worth it, but I was wrong. If you into food you MUST visit at least once. !!!

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Chicago, IL
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually when something is so hyped up for years it dissapoints. Not the case with Alinea! The redesign and new menu was beautiful and delicious. We had a wonderful evening from every bite to each drink (ordered by the glass there) will def return! Great birthday dinner in every facet.

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Thank e_dibs
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Alinea experience is one of a kind - you will feel special in the shadowy, quiet dining room amongst the best in class service. I had the 12 course plating upstairs and sprung for the Reserve wine pairing (middle of the three choices - $190). The wine was excellent, I didn't regret it. The food took us on an... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$150 - $1,000
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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.