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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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Pembroke Pines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to be able to get a table right after Alinea reopened this summer and after their remodeling. The dinner was in celebration of my son turning 18. Neither one of us was disappointed and couldn't have imagined the culinary creativity involved. Each course was indescribably amazing in execution, presentation and taste. I selected the non-alcoholic pairings... More 

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Lake County, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing birthday dinner Each dish was perfect and presented by servers who were so knowledgeable about everything that went into each dish. I would recommend this to everyone who has an open mind and isn't afraid to try new exciting things. It wasn't as quiet as I assumed it would be and I liked that. Can't wait to... More 

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Thank BrianHarrig
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We heard about Alinea many times and finally decided to try it last month. It was just incredible, i'm speechless. Everything was perfect, the food, the service! It was not only a meal, it was an experience!

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Without giving much away you will be captivated by smells, tastes and unique presentations. Truly need to experience this type of dining once in ones life. Artists and memory makers! Thank you for sharing your talents. Practical tips...ties not needed for men but most wore jackets. Nice dress or pants for ladies. Wine list is pricey so be prepared. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It was magic. Sorcery. Hallucinogenic. More than theater. I believe it is the closest I will ever come to the Lamppost or "Yer a wizard, Harry," or the chocolate factory. It is a dream world tucked inside a restaurant. It is the the cookie and the tea. You walk in and they have been waiting for you. They know your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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4 Thank Sarah B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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