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Alinea

Travelers' Choice award winner
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was able to experience Alinea in Spring 2015 (prior to renovations) and again Spring 2016 (after renovations). I must say, every little detail is so well thought out. THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE! I've been to other three star Michelin places, & none of them compare to the Alinea experience. From the ingredients to the people to the environment -... More 

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Thank jessica h
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very creative chef and an amazing experience. It is worth going to at least once for a unique night out. The deserts!!

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Thank TimmyJ20
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Okay, so you are reading this review because of the funny title. Yes, Kenny G was in the restaurant when my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. If Kenny is reading this I just have to say, you are looking good brother. Keep it up. Anyway, getting back to Alinea. The food was really special. I can't even wrap... More 

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Thank PKsTrippin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

(First off disclosure, Alinea recently closed for almost a year to completely re-do the building, the kitchen, all the decorations, and of course the entire menu. I have not experienced their brand new experience. But I am sure it is superlative). Everything about your experience will be calculated, curated, and obsessed over. Literally. From the smell you get as you... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing restaurant is a bucket list kind of experience but won't appeal to people looking to chow down. Having said that, you won't leave hungry since there are so many courses ...but they are all bite-sized. If you REALLY like one of the dishes, you WONT feel comfortable asking for more. Each dish is a work of gastronomic engineering... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
Oak Park, IL
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Still utterly amazing. Our table was invited into the kitchen where the chefs made cocktails and served a small plate. Dessert was insane.

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Thank VeloRouge
Danville, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All six of us enjoyed every course. Importantly, we were not expecting to as half of us were foodies and the other half meat and potatoes. However, the presentation and execution were flawless. Definitely recommend if you want to spoil yourself.

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Thank Randy P
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing, and as great as you hear and expect. It's levels above all other food experiences and worth it completely. The servers were kind and totally unpretentious and engaged with us in friendly and thoughtful ways. there is a truly artistic component to it that makes the meal entirely unique.

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Thank feztioman
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the top meals of my life. The creativity and artistry is second to none. French Laundry was my tops but this surpassed it. A dining must

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Thank Greg C
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chef Grant Achatez is as good as 10 years ago when he was at Trio in Evanston. The beverage pairing is great. My husband and I picked one alcohol and one non alcohol option. I will recommend the non alcohol option as he showed how good he is in mixing flavors.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.