Alinea is not a restaurant...

...at least, not in the conventional sense.

Alinea was founded in 2005 by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas.

Featuring a single, seasonally driven tasting menu of between 18 and 22 courses, the experience of dining at Alinea is not only delicious, but also fun, emotional, and provocative.

Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has three times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is the only restaurant in Chicago, and one of only 12 in the U.S., to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also won the James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States.

We continue to push ourselves and our patrons to rethink what a restaurant can be.

We look forward to sharing the Alinea experience with you.