At Alinea, Chef Grant Achatz utilizes the latest techniques and impulses known in gastronomy today to create one of the most unique dining experiences in Chicago. The progressive American cuisine is presented on unique service pieces designed specifically for the restaurant. Menu offerings include crab served with peas, yuzu and lavender and Kobe beef with honeydew, cucumber and lime rocks. The edible helium balloon is one of the most fascinating desserts that has been featured all over social media.
Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has four times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is one of only 13 restaurants in the U.S. to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating.
Alinea offers three distinct experiences.
• The Kitchen Table – Their new kitchen table offers the most intimate, immersive and cutting edge experience at Alinea. Completely private, except for the chefs and servers, the AlineaKT is the highest dining expression. $385 per person plus service and tax. Wine and beverage service available at the time of dining. Parties of 6 only.
• The Gallery Menu – The first floor gallery provides seating for 16 only. A multi-sensory 16-to-18 course menu combines fine dining with experimental moments. With two seatings per night, you are asked to arrive on time or the experience may begin without you. $285 to $345 per person, depending on day of week. Wine and non-alcoholic pairings available. Parties of 2 or 4 only please.
• The Salon Menu -Their three second floor salons offer a 10-12 course tasting menu. A more approachable experience, this menu is no less innovative or satiating for mind and body. $175 to $225 per person. Wine and non-alcoholic pairings available. Parties of 2 to 6 available
Alinea’s new redesign in 2016 is an intentional juxtaposition of classical architectural references and modern touchstones. It seeks to be timeless and sophisticated while giving no direct hints to a specific time or place.
“Alinea” means the beginning of a new train of thought.
If you are heading to Alinea, be prepared for a lengthy dining experience. Reservations are in high demand and are made via a pre-paid ticketing reservation system called Tock.
1723 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614