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Lincoln Park
As featured in Romantic Guide to Chicago
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1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have eaten in many top restaurants all over the world and in these restaurants you get usually great food. Alinea however is different, no question about the food just it about the best I ever had, but the experience of the unique preparation and artistic plating makes this restaurant one of a kind. Outstanding. And well worth the price.

Thank Willem V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beyond all expectations. Everything about Alinea (other than getting a table) is amazing and the experience of a lifetime. While absolutely a foodie experience, even those who do not consider themselves foodies will be thrilled and delighted by Alinea. The food is exquisite, the service friendly and professional and the setting perfect. If you can, put this on your bucket... More 

Thank Kim S
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I left hungry. No cheeseburgers, no fries, not even a fish sandwich. And forget about adding cheese to anything. They don't even have ketchup.

9 Thank Joe S
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just add me to the list of admirers. No need to prattle on about all the things others sing about. It is worthy of its reputation. I will note a few things: I love the completely unfussy attitude that accompanies food of this caliber. Staff is very relaxed in what can sometimes be an intimidating atmosphere, super high-end fine dining.... More 

2 Thank martw66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Three couples met in Chicago from Atlanta and NC with dinner at Alinea as the catalyst. The food is almost indescribable. Watch Chef's Table Season 2, episode 1 to get a preview and fascinating story. Surprising presentations and flavors. Highly recommend at least once as it is a unique experience. We are all wine lovers and all have private cellars.... More 

13 Thank Amanda C
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing multisensory dining experience. Every wine had a story, the courses were interesting aromatically, visually, and in taste and texture. Service was outstanding. Had a great time in the Salon. Standard wine pairings were wonderful. White truffle dish was amazing.

3 Thank Michael Y
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply -THE BEST!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Best chef,best space,best service... The best chefs from europa follow him! They copy him-but it is so difficult-almost impossible!

2 Thank Ljilja I
Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 couples went to Alinea with high expectations. Sorry to say the atmosphere was average, the staff was rude, and the food is better at Moto. Let's see if Moto can stay good since being acquired by Alinea group. All four agreed we would not come back.

19 Thank Pamela B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about Alinea. I had heard about this place since falling in love with the concept of molecular gastronomy over 7 years ago. Finally, earlier this year, after watching season 2 of Chef’s Table, I decided it was about time to visit Grant Achatz’s cutting edge venue. Alinea is about a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Chicago,... More 

11 Thank ndoshi984
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm pleased to say that the 2016 reinvention of Alinea has been a phenomenal improvement. So much so, in fact, that it now is again a serious contender for best restaurant in the US. First of, the complete redesign of the space has resulted in a comfortable, sedate environment where the food and wine are the focus. The new furnishings... More 

3 Thank Caligal87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$150 - $1,000
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 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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