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Alinea

Travellers' Choice award winner
$$$$
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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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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234 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Hard to add something new, with all the rave reviews, but yes, this was a phenomenal dining experience, much more than just "eating out". Not for everyone, to be sure. Don't be in a rush, and if you're really frugal, a picky eater, or have a lot of dietary restrictions, save your money. I was a little skeptical that it... More 

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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Experience This is not a meal, it is an entire experience. Every course entertain us, from fire in the table to eatable helium balloons, dessert served literally over the table. The staff was surprisingly informal (positive in my point of view) but efficient, very friendly and funny. It is worth more by the experience than the actual food itself,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My husband and I were visiting Chicago as part of our honeymoon, and as food lovers we decided that a Michelin starred restaurant would be a great way to spend one evening and a relatively large chunk of our budget. We were not disappointed. The food was spectacular, the service was excellent and not at all stuffy (the waiters were... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

After finding out I was going to be in Chicago for a wedding, I decided to stay and extra night so I could eat at Alinea. I was able to get tickets for a sunday night and I am so glad we went- I have been wanting to come here for a long time. The restaurant is small- a few... More 

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Thank Ann C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I had the GREAT pleasure to dine at Alinea with some friends this past Friday. I travel alot and have had the chance to dine and many of the worlds finest restaurant and Alinea is at the TOP. The entire meal was an experience in pure culinary pleasure and surprise. If you have the chance, Alinea is well worth you... More 

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Thank JohnMcg1462
Rockaway, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2015

On a recent birthday trip to Chicago, my son took me to Alinea for dinner. We enjoyed a beautifully prepared and served 14 course dinner. The meal was a masterpiece of taste, texture and presentation that topped anything I have experienced in 70 years. Every bite on each plate added to the overall eating experience and seemed to enhance the... More 

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North Wales, PA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Once in a lifetime experience. I have been to The French Laundry and Alinea was even more amazing although they are very different. Loved the surprises throughout the meal. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Worth every penny we spent.

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Strasburg, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

My husband surprise me with tickets for my 50th birthday! This restaurant has been on my bucket-list as I've been following them on Facebook for some time now. I'm a chef and I'm pretty hard to please hence the reason we don't go out much, but from the moment we arrived, the experience was truly one-of-a-kind! The staff was attentive,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

After finding out about Alinea a few years ago I finally had the chance to dine here last week with my husband. I cannot give Alinea anything but 5 stars but I did have a slight issue and that was the way their dining room was set up I had a clear view of about 4 other tables and basically... More 

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Thank Christine M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

When I first heard I was intrigued! What could possibly deserve the price?! But from the entrance I realized that I was ready for a show..one plate after another..mixing ingredients and flavors in ways that I could never imagine brought out so many sensations..and the way they paired wines with each dish made it even more spectacular.. It's one of... 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
USD 150 - USD 1,000
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood 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.
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