Frequently-Asked Questions

When do new bookings become available?
While scheduled release dates for new bookings are subject to change, we typically release bookings on the 15th of the month, two months in advance. For example, June bookings will be released on April 15th, July on May 15th and so on. Booking are released at 11:00 AM Central Time. As soon as bookings for future dates become available, we will post an announcement on our social media properties, including Facebook and Twitter.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies?
We gladly accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies with advanced notice. Please email any allergies and dietary restrictions to and include your confirmation number.
Does my booking include beverages?
Beverage pairings are available for purchase at an additional cost. You and your guests are welcome to select pairings at any point in advance, or the evening you dine. Additionally, Alinea offers an extensive list of wines by the bottle or glass, as well as a limited selection of beer, spirits and sake.
What is the dress code at Alinea?
Our dress code is “smart casual.” We only ask for no ripped jeans, t-shirts, ball caps, hats or tennis shoes. Jackets are not required, though many guests do opt to wear them.
Can I book at table for one?
We offer one booking per night for a single diner at 8:00 PM in the Salon. Should the single table be reserved on the night you wish to dine, you are more than welcome to purchase a table for two, but the price for the booking will remain the same. Please note that we are unable to accommodate requests to use the extra funds towards wine pairings or additional menu items. However, you may request that the extra menu be served to the table.
How do I book a table for a party of 3?

When you purchase a booking at Alinea, you are reserving a physical table rather than a specific number of seats. For this reason, we typically do not offer reservations in odd numbers. You may certainly dine with an odd number of guests, but the price at which the table is offered will not change. Therefore, the only way to accommodate a party of 3 would be to purchase a table for 4.

You are more than welcome to sell your extra seat(s) to other diners, who would be seated at your table. We have a number of Facebook followers looking to buy, sell or swap seats.

Alternatively, you can request to have the additional portion served to your table.

Our policy does not allow for extra seats to be used towards the purchase of wine pairings or other beverages.

Can I reschedule or cancel my reservation if I am no longer able to come
Per the policy stated on our website, all sales are final and non-refundable. You may transfer your reservation to another guest, however, requests to reschedule or cancel a reservation are at the sole discretion of management. We kindly ask for a minimum notice of 72 hours for any request to cancel or reschedule. For assistance, please email
Can I give my booking away instead of transferring it on this site?
Because we contact all guests before they dine with us, we request that all bookings are formally transferred through our site. Log in to your account, navigate to “My Account”, select “Your Booking” and click the “Transfer” button next to the experience you would like to transfer.
What are the different experiences available?
The Kitchen Table

Our Kitchen Table is our most intimate, immersive and cutting-edge experience. Completely private, the Alinea Kitchen Table is our highest dining expression. Parties of 6 only.

The Gallery Menu

Our first-floor Gallery experience provides a multi-sensory, multi-course tasting menu that combines fine dining with experimental moments. With two showings per night at 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM we ask that you arrive on time. Parties of 2 or 4 only.

The Salon Menu

Our three second-floor Salons offer multi-course tasting menu. A more approachable experience, this menu is innovative and satiating for mind and body. Parties of 2, 4 or 6.

Who can I contact for bookings?
Alinea holds a limited number of bookings per night for visiting chefs, culinary professionals, and friends of the restaurant. You may email inquiries to
What happens if I am running late?
Contact if you are running late. Please note that arriving more than ten minutes late may result in missing part of your experience.
Are children allowed at Alinea?
While we do no prohibit children, we strongly discourage children under the age of 8, due not only to the length of the meal (up for four hours) and potential disruption to the other guests dining the same evening. If you would like to bring your child, kindly note that you would be required to purchase a seat for them and that they would receive the same tasting menu.
What is your corkage fee?
Per the policy set in place by the Chef and Owner, we do not allow any outside wine. We do, however, offer carefully selected and curated wine pairings to accompany each menu. In addition, we offer an extensive a la carte selection of wine by the bottle, and a limited selection of beer and sake. Our sommelier team is always happy to discuss your wine selection the evening you dine.
Do you offer parking?
We offer valet parking for $14.