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1723 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

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(312) 867-0110


  • Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants

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4.5 of 5.0 from 45 reviews

price range:more than $50

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  • Been There Eaten That on Jun 11, 2013

    Our excitement is palpable. We have traveled to Chicago for the express purpose of dining here. We have talked about it with our friends for two years...

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  • La Dolce VitaThree Michelin stars

    55555 by La Dolce Vita

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleDon’t be alarmed by a dish like duck with 60 condiments: Servers explain + specify exactly how to eat each course. – Green Guide Editor

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • Brad N.Simply the best meal of your life. Enjoy.

    55555 by Brad N.

  • Okie T.TOTALLY WORTH every single penny! Every dish tasted like heaven...

    55555 by Okie T.

  • Dickon I.Bubbling ceviche bowl

    55555 by Dickon I.

  • Dickon I.Helium balloon dessert!

    55555 by Dickon I.

  • Andrea J.Lives up to the reputation for highly inventive and delectable cuisine. Loved the wine pairing option which included bonus sake, craft beer and brandy.

    55555 by Andrea J.

  • Margarita L.Excellent gastronomy

    55555 by Margarita L.

  • Crystal C.OMG!!!!!! (That's all!)

    55555 by Crystal C.

  • Donna D.Alinea=Art, I would do it again.

    33333 by Donna D.

  • Bill R.Most incredible dining experience ever! Every aspect, from food to service to wine to presentation. Wow !!

    55555 by Bill R.

  • Tom L.There's little question that Grant Achatz, whose training includes stints with Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, and Ferran Adri‚a, deserves the title of America's most creative chef (indeed The Dail...

    55555 by Tom L.

  • Brendan S.The staff was awesome and very knowledgable about the courses.

    55555 by Brendan S.

  • ArtJonakhttp://AlineaRestaurant.com | 3 Michelin Stars | A blueprint for the future... we can enjoy in the present. Grant Achatz uses gels, foams, powders... an extraordinary man. An extraordinary restaurant.

    55555 by ArtJonak

  • foodforfelThey're not lying when they call it the "truffle explosion" - it really WILL explode! Close your mouth tight or you'll feel like an idiot (like me!)

    55555 by foodforfel

  • John D.Awesome experience. It's a gastronomic show. Valet park if you have a car. Do NOT park on the street. You need a zone sticker or you'll get a ticket.

    55555 by John D.

  • The Culinary Institute of AmericaNot only is Chef/Owner Grant Achatz a James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef Award winner, he's also a CIA alumnus! Learn more about this amazing chef:

    55555 by The Culinary Institute of America

  • CarlosDefinitely elect to do the wine pairings, lest you be an oenophile.

    55555 by Carlos

  • Prakasam Pallikonda P.Test Tip By Prakasam

    22222 by Prakasam Pallikonda P.

  • Prakasam Pallikonda P.Hi this is test tip by prakasam

    33333 by Prakasam Pallikonda P.

  • Sri H.i love this place

    55555 by Sri H.

  • Jeff2013 - 3 Michelin Stars

    55555 by Jeff

  • #gastrotech m.Chef: Grant Achatz

    55555 by #gastrotech m.

  • Joy D.Do not wear glasses when trying to eat the balloon. It becomes insane and the messiest thing to eat ever. Everything was the most delightful ever.

    33333 by Joy D.

  • omogenisDid the tour on 2010.I consider it as a lifetime experience.

    55555 by omogenis

  • Fábio M.Try the Chocolate Three Ways - my favorite restaurant in Chicago! Hooooly crap! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Fábio M.

  • TravelgoatCould be the wildest meal I have ever had. Grant Achatz is a culinary genius and creates flavors one never thought possible. Worth the splurge! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Travelgoat

  • Chicago magazineThink of this experience not as dinner but as interactive edible performance art, and you’ll be fine. FYI: Printed menus don’t arrive until meal’s end.

    33333 by Chicago magazine

  • David B.Average check size: $736 (Source: Wired Magazine, February 2012)

    55555 by David B.

  • ToryBurchA pioneer of molecular gastronomy, it’s no surprise that this restaurant is one of the world’s 50 best.

    55555 by ToryBurch

  • A.J. B.Only one set menu available, and you will never see anything like it in any other restaurant.

    33333 by A.J. B.

  • Ryan V.What more is there to say? You secured a table, sit back and enjoy the ride.

    55555 by Ryan V.

  • Aneta A.Grant Achatz a culinary wunderkind pushing the envelope with food ingredients and presentation think truffle-juice ravioli with melted leek and bison with multiple preparations of Iranian pistachios

    55555 by Aneta A.

  • Ed C.Fantastic dinner, but budget several hours.

    55555 by Ed C.

  • Mina R.make reservations at least 2-3 months in advance. they cater to veg*ns with special prix-fixe menus

    55555 by Mina R.

  • Jon S.Haven't been there, shame. Now with the new book out, complete shame.

    22222 by Jon S.

  • Sal K.Fab, did the Tour, prepare to be there for 5.5 hours, 9.30 reservstion left there at past 1am. Not cheap, 3 people $1200

    33333 by Sal K.

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleBuy the cookbook before dinner and follow along and be courteous with your cameras, others are simply trying to enjoy their experience. - Inspector

    33333 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • LXTV23 courses at this 3-Michelin-star restaurant is a must-try for the ultimate foodie.

    55555 by LXTV

  • Jason C.The Somm here was a blast - totally laid back, talked like a regular person, and the food was the best I've ever experienced. Definitely a special occasion restaurant.

    55555 by Jason C.

  • Ken M.I had to take out a 2nd mortgage...

    33333 by Ken M.

  • The FeastAlinea isn't just one of the best restaurants in Chicago, it's rated as one of the best restaurants in THE WORLD. Phrase most commonly associated with dining at Alinea: "an experience."

    55555 by The Feast

  • Chris B.Once in a lifetime experience

    55555 by Chris B.

  • Fritz E.Amazing food & experience!!! Splurge and get the reserve wine option

    55555 by Fritz E.

  • Yangzhi Z.Emily is the best waitress!

    55555 by Yangzhi Z.

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