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Alinea

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 710
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 19
    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
Phenomenal culinary experience

This is a true 3* Michelin restaurant. While very expensive, this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience is unique and unmatched. The surprising and innovative combinations of ingredients and cooking is spectacular. Highly recommended for very special occasions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JoeDec2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a true 3* Michelin restaurant. While very expensive, this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience is unique and unmatched. The surprising and innovative combinations of ingredients and cooking is spectacular. Highly recommended for very special occasions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our anniversary over Christmas. Yes, it's expensive, but the experience is unlike any other you will encounter. The food is not only amazing, but the storytelling and art behind it is beyond imaginable. Every course surprised and delighted us. I have also never had a wine pairing so spot on in my life!... More 

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Thank Dana Z
athens
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Madrid for the sole purpose of grabbing the opportunity to experience Alinea's first European visit. Did this "destination" trip fulfil our expectations?. No it did not. Here is why. 1. Overpriced :We accepted the Euro 577.5 X 2= 1155 tag for two (tax 10% and reserve wine pairing included) expecting something of an equivalent value which clearly... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at Alinea in October. Enjoyed the whole experience very much. Staff was very friendly and helpful - not at all stuffy as one might expect given the price point of the restaurant. The fixed menu was very interesting. I would describe it as Food meets Art. Would I go again? Definitely!

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Thank Deb T
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best experience ever, food fantastsic, service out of this world. It was worth every penny. Looking to visit again all the way from mexico coty

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Thank Samuel M
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alinea team is treating Madrid with an 'in residence' visit. The team were exceptional, the food very original and incredible. I am no fan of modernist food, but the Alinea team seem to have thought of everything. I really enjoyed myself. Nick and Grant make a great team and in turn lead a very motivated and professional staff. Congratulations... More 

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable. Chef Grant is a brilliant chef. He is creative, artistic and understands flavors without flaws. Each course is a surprise and a pleasure. In my experience, the staff was a little stuffy, but the service was flawless. Be prepared for a very happy culinary surprise.

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FORT COLLINS
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to partake in some fantastic Michelin 3 star restaurants. This was the first one where I felt like every dish delivered. I understand that some of this can be attributed to palate differences, but it was a wonderful experience. It was a really neat touch to have Chef Achatz prepare the dessert... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I doubt I could add more than has been written already about Alinea. May as well try though. Right from walking into the restaurant (down a dark corridor), it felt like it was going to be a different experience, and certainly was to other restaurants we've been to. There was no front desk or cloak room, you walk straight into... More 

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Julianadorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Grant is a wizard, I have had some pretty remarkable but never ever was it this perfect. I was allowed to look in the kitchen, stood there in awe like a groupie, unbelievable experience. Everybody must do this onces in their lives.

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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.
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