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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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Chicago
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can now see why this restaurant is acclaimed as one of the best in the world! I was lucky enough to be able to dine here in the summer of 2016 and ate in the main level dining room. The experience was phenomenal. In addition to the food (which was delicious and unique) being able to go into the... More 

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Thank Kim C
Moline, Illinois
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243 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not just a meal it is an experience. The foods and the detail were superb. The wait staff were extremely attentive and knowledgeable of their product. We have done chef tasting's all over the world and this is definitely one of the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good I will definitely visit again,had a blast meeting and conversations with new and interesting people from all race

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Thank Gilbert F
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined at Alinea with another couple a few years ago. All of us live for food, so we were looking for delicious cuisine, but also a mind-blowing experience (especially given the price). We truly had a great experience. Food was really good (it's not a gut busting, comfort type of meal), but you are dining for the experience and... More 

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Thank RZChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Impeccable service, beautiful dishes and a refined ambiance. It's a bucket list item which was well worth it. Get the wine pairing, it rounds out the experience. We went for my wife's 40'th birthday. We love the food but the presentation even more.

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Thank DBM1
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't been exposed to any fine dining / food experiences, then a night at Alinea might be the greatest meal of your life. However, if you're a hardcore foodie you'll be disappointed. I had high hopes, but after the first three courses my enthusiasm began to diminish. It's hard to explain where Alinea went wrong,... maybe going so... More 

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Thank GeoBoz
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Non-pretentious, classy and a fine tuned machine. Simply delicious! Each course was more inventive than the last and as delicious as it was beautiful!

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Thank tillylooks
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, great service. Prices were in the $$$ high side. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the entire staff and the specialty drinks. Well done!

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Thank andy1962014
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's still fantastic, this the 5 stars. But the renovated Alinea doesn't quite match the original. The food is still fantastic, service amazing, but it lost the beauty - the presentation is no longer as much art as it is food. It's not just 'pretty' food that's delicious. Before, it was art that was delicious. Alinea was Alinea due to... More 

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1 Thank brink27
Chicago, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was interesting and surprising a really great experience, be prepared to seat for at least 3 to 4 hours and to open your wallet wide at time of check. Once you have been there, not a place worth going back before 6 months when they change menus.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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