Alinea was named #6 on London-based Restaurant Magazine's annual ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
The Helium Balloon is unforgettable.
You need to experience this place. If you are anywhere near Chicago, treat yourself to Alinea.
Everything - the surprise of each course is the best part!
unbelievable. best restaurant I've been to. just do it. and split the wine pairing.
Perfect place for date night. Every course is a delight - and of course the helium apple makes you feel like a kid again.
The best dinning experience. Period.
Definitively my best culinary experience. When put up against EMP and Chef's Table@BK Fare, Alinea wins hands down. While both are great, the adaptive & edgy service at Alinea is second to none.
The most delightful and enchanting dinner I have ever had? Reservations a few months in advance. Save for a special occasion, unless you're in from out of town -- then go for it!
Authentic taste of food & very friendly peoples
Best meal of my life. Food, service, wine pairings were all perfect. Worth the investment if you can afford it.
I mean yeah of course this was the best meal I've ever had. Don't fear the waitstaff (or anything really) -- they're having as much as you are.
One of the most beautiful, creative , and delectable meals I have ever had.
One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Beautiful and delicious. Worth the time and every penny.
Amazing tasting menu that will provoke all of your sense! If you're lucky, Grant Achatz might make your dessert!
No tips. Just sit back and eat. If you leave unhappy there's something wrong with you.
Everyone should try and go here at least once while living in Chicago. Always inventive, always amazing. The bar by which others are measured.
Most amazing meal I ever had. Food as art! It was incredible!
Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion - let the restaurant know when they confirm your reservation, they'll do something special for you. Tickets go on sale 2 months in advance on the 15th.
Pretty much anything brought out is amazing. No menu, so be prepared for anything. Service is great, staff is very friendly.
Grant Achatz and chef de cuisine Mike Bagale, Cutting-edge, Lily bulbs, distillation of finger lime and lily and apple blossoms.
Impeccable service, but never uptight. If you are a vegetarian or have food allergies, with advance notice, they will customize your tasting menu and it will still be the best meal of your life.
Three Michelin stars
Don’t be alarmed by a dish like duck with 60 condiments: Servers explain + specify exactly how to eat each course. – Green Guide Editor
Simply the best meal of your life. Enjoy.
TOTALLY WORTH every single penny! Every dish tasted like heaven...
Bubbling ceviche bowl
Helium balloon dessert!
Lives up to the reputation for highly inventive and delectable cuisine. Loved the wine pairing option which included bonus sake, craft beer and brandy.
OMG!!!!!! (That's all!)
Alinea=Art, I would do it again.
Most incredible dining experience ever! Every aspect, from food to service to wine to presentation. Wow !!
There's little question that Grant Achatz, whose training includes stints with Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, and Ferran Adria, deserves the title of America's most creative chef (indeed The Dail...
The staff was awesome and very knowledgable about the courses.
http://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.
They'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!)
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.
Definitely elect to do the wine pairings, lest you be an oenophile.
i love this place
2013 - 3 Michelin Stars
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.