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“A Unique Experience”
Review of Alinea

Alinea
Ranked #3 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $150 - $1,000
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Reviewed September 4, 2013

You just cant get this kind of experience anywhere. Great flavors, unprecedented presentation, terrific wine pairing and a service staff the support endeavor. It's nice not to have to look at a menu, but simply to relax and let them put on the show. Go with an open mind, friends and a healthy appetite.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

So much positive (and very well deserved) commentary has already taken place regarding Alinea that I don't think I can add anything to the conversation but I would be remiss if I didn't state my agreement with all positive comments and reviews.

Alinea is a very rare occurrence where style and substance go hand in hand and create visually stunning food with incredible tastes, sometimes subdued, sometimes bold, but always sublime. Add to this the masterful wine pairings, impeccable service, attention to detail, and a serene environment in which to enjoy it and you get a truly special experience.

This is truly one of the greats in the World and should be sought out by anyone with an interest in food and fine dining.

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Thank trektaker
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is an experience from the moment you walk through the door. They play with all your senses - quite the thrill. Food was spectacular and combined with theatrics - superb! Must get wine pairing - great compliment to the evening!

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Thank 8Chitown2012
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had exceptionally high expectations for this meal and all were met or exceeded. We opted for the higher end wine pairing and it was great. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the wines and the courses and he added a lot to the experience.
Each plate was unique in its presentation and flavor. We had plenty to eat over the three hours we were there.

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Thank Mike T
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

First timers to Chicago, my son and his girlfriend wanted to have a special birthday meal. They
chose Alinea. They had the most wonderful experience! Better than anything they have ever
eaten and they live in NY. It was a great eating experience. Phenomenal plating each course.
And the Chef came to the table to prepare the Birthday cake. They just praised the chef and all
the work and preparation that went into their $$$ meal. It was worth it to them.

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