Alinea in downtown Chicago is not just a restaurant; it's a unique dining experience. Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas created Alinea back in 2005, and since then it has won many awards such as Best Restaurant in America and the prized Michelin 3-Star Rating and James Beard Award. It is not everywhere that a chef can create a menu course with hydrogen, an apple and a balloon. The cuisine and experience will reach all of your senses.
At Alinea, there is no ordering off a menu. The meal is created specifically for you by the chef, making it a unique experience. You prepay when you make the necessary reservation. The Alinea experience takes approximately three hours, so plan accordingly. Menus for the various dining experiences at Alinea range from 10 to 18 courses, all beautifully presented and delicious. Wine pairings are also available.