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Alinea

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Lincoln Park
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each course told a story. Waiter, sommelier were knowledgeable AND had a sense of humor. Many of the parings were unexpected. Some we didn't enjoy but we appreciated the thought behind it. Amazing white Italian truffles. Very expensive add, but worth every penny. Dessert was whimsical and fun. We took pictures of every course, each one was artistic perfection. I... More 

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Thank Michele D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alinea is an excellent place where every single dish is great in taste and presentation. A beautiful setting, impeccable service and friendly atmosphere. Wine pairing is good and the latest innovation with no money exchange makes the experience of visiting Alinea even more pleasurable. Obviously, price per person is sky high and it is not your every day or every... More 

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Thank Ilya V
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been to Alinea twice (once pre-renovation and one post-renovation. Both experiences were incredible. Dining at Alinea delights all of your senses. From the moment you walk in, each encounter is used to shape your dining experience. The food is delicious and unique and presented in a way that challenges your preconceptions of food. My favorite... More 

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Thank Cathy B
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't go to these places too often. But when I do I truly appreciate the experience. I am never too old to learn something new and wonderful. I don't remember all my great meals but this one was great. Expensive but worth it... open your mind to astonishment.

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Thank Lew B
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alinea is by far the best restaurant in Chicago. The quality, creativity, and whimsy cannot be found elsewhere. Some of the dishes have gotten a bit repetitive for us, having gone around 10 times in the 10+ years it's been open, but the flavor and taste never disappoint. Chef Achtez has a mind filled with food ideas you never can... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came expecting a lot and was not disappointed. It was by far the most creative, well served and beautiful dinner my wife and I had ever had. Alinea burst the bubble(literally and figuratively) on my molecular gastronomy naiveté. It was also the most expensive so you get what you pay for. I feel like I could write about book... More 

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Thank Michal F
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to Alinea was highly anticipated and exceeded our expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed our 15 courses of creative genius! Service was impeccable- the staff were informed, professional and indulged our every need. We will return!

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Thank mac6426
Chicago
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the top 10 restaurants in the US. Many course meals for 3 or more hours and expensive and must reserve months in advance.

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Thank Paul T
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been debating whether to go to Alinea for some time. I'm a foodie. I eat, I cook, I drink and I've been around. I took my three children aged 21, 20 and 14. A splurge, I guess, but I wanted to share the experience with them. We all loved it. I have been to several 1,2 and 3... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Pembroke Pines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alinea definitely lived up to the hype. The aromas that came out of every dish, amazing. The staff/waiters were great. It's a once in a lifetime experience, but we will back.

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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