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Alinea

Travellers' Choice award winner
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Neighbourhood:
Lincoln Park
As featured in Romantic Guide to Chicago
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1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
+1 312-867-0110
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17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten in a few 3 starred michelin restaurant around the world, especially in Europe. I have heard so much about Alinea so I decided to go here the last visit to Chicago. All I have to say is: wow I am beyond speechless. Best restaurant experience I have ever had.

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Thank Sarah B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

everithing is so perfect, the food, the service, cocktails!, the place is suer nice, everithing looks so clean and fancy

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Thank romanccr0
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's hard to pull together all the adjectives necessary to describe what a great experience this was. It began with a 3 course starter and cocktail at the communal table. Next, we were ushered it to the kitchen to observe the chefs preparing the feast for the night and given an "old school" cocktail shaker demonstration. Afterwards, back to our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having eaten at a few 3* restaurants in Europe and Japan and read a lot about Alinea, I was probably unreasonably expecting an evening of utter perfection. I feel very bad not giving Alinea a perfect score but it all depends upon what you are comparing it to. The food was highly innovative and extremely good but as an all-round... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to check this place out for a few years now. It has been ranked as one of the top restaurants in the world so we decided to celebrate our 14th anniversary here. My rating for this place comes with highly critical expectations and rightfully so. I have been to Charlie Trotters, Tru, 42 Grams, Duomo (Sicily),... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been interested in visiting Alinea for some time, and finally got the opportunity to secure one of their dinner tickets. Yes, I said tickets, because much like going to an Alice Cooper concert, prospective diners purchase tickets for dinner a specific time slot, with full payment (including tax and gratuity) expected upfront. Needless to say, this essentially eliminates... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I found out I needed to be in Chicago on business, Kate and I decided to add a few days of vacation for some fine dining. We booked reservations at the only three star Michelin rated restaurants in town, Alinea and Grace. Our review of Grace can also be found on Trip Advisor. There are three different dining choices... More 

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Leawood, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alinea just keeps getting better and better. After an extensive redo earlier this year, the staff gives you a show stopping performance worthy of a Las Vegas mega production. From the arrival and seating at a great "communal" table, to a romp through the kitchen with amuse and drink offered, then back to the reconfigured dining room for your own... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone speaks so highly about Alinea that one goes there with unrealistic expectations. And the place is outstanding for many points: - very original and perfect dinner organisation, - highly aesthetic service and dishes, - nice smells (the floor was covered with red and golden leaves when we came in smelling like a walk in the forests, rosemary scent with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun meal at alinea - the presentation is good. The waiters don't seem to take themselves too seriously. The dishware is fabulous. The helium taffy balloons a highlight and makes you feel you aren't whole unless you have a picture of you and your dinner partner holding them while holding each other while not letting the balloons intermingle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$150 - US$1,000
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1723 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-5501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-867-0110

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

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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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