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Alinea Group debuts a rooftop dining experience in the West Loop

It's no surprise that tables are going fast!

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This summer, the Alinea Group is debuting its first-ever rooftop dining experience in the heart of the West Loop. AIR: Alinea in Residence will take over the rooftop space at event venue Morgan's on Fulton at 952 W Fulton Market, according to the Chicago Tribune. Alinea properties Roister and Next are located right across the street.

The pop-up experience is slated to run from July 1 through August 15, and reservations are live now (and going fast) via Tock. According to a tweet from Alinea co-owner Nick Kokonas, the menu is "all new," though the exact number of courses isn't specified when you book a table.

While Alinea has been easing our lockdown woes will its reasonably priced takeout offerings (including this six-course tasting menu for just under $50), reservations at AIR: Alinea in Residence will set you back $285–$315 per person, with wine pairings ringing up between $145 and $395. This pricing is very much in line with what Alinea charged for its in-person dining experiences before we knew what the words "socially distanced" meant. Also noteworthy: Tables are limited to two to six guests, so keep your guest list tight.

Before you book your table and head out the door, be sure to strap on a mask (you'll need it when you're not seated) and prepare for a temperature check at the door. This is sure to be a special post-lockdown treat.

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