Regularly lauded as the best restaurant in Chicago, if not the country, Alinea lives up to the hype. The restaurant recently underwent a total remodel, ditching the old menu for a new one by chef and mastermind Grant Achatz. Guests can now choose from three separate experiences, a 10–14 course tasting menu, a 16–18 course menu or a private kitchen table for six guests for an intimate experience. Whichever you choose, the innovative menus are sure to be a dining experience unlike any you've had before.
From fantastic fine dining to contemporary American to spots to grab tacos and late night eats, Old Town and Goose Island have plenty of restaurant options to choose from. So whether you're looking for a fancy spot for a celebration or just grabbing a quick bite on the way home, check out these neighborhoods when your stomach begins to growl.
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