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Alinea

1723 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-867-0110
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Critic’s Notes

Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas lightened up the space, service, and food of their legendary restaurant without sacrificing an ounce of the place’s stunning creativity. A trio of tasting menus ($175 to $385) and wine pairings ($215 to $415) overflow with ideas both cerebral and whimsical. Your meal might include a trip to the kitchen for a cocktail made with a crank-operated cast-iron shaker; a silicone bowl plopped in your hand with cured and roasted pork belly cubes in a curry topped with banana chips and sunflower petals; or an unforgettable, multisensory dessert course served on a colorful Plexiglas art panel hanging from the ceiling. Tickets are available at alinearestaurant.com.

Dishes We Liked

(All dishes are part of the 18-course, $305 Gallery tasting menu.) Communal (osetra, king crab, condiments); Contrast/sparrowgrass/swirl (tomato/watermelon/parmesan, white asparagus)

Related Stories

Dish: see "Grant Application" November 2012

Additional Information:

Rating:
Price: $100-plus
Cuisine: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Noteworthy: Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Wed-Sun.
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