Alinea is the only Chicago-based restaurant that has been awarded the Michelin 3-star rating. It is a non-conventional restaurant that offers a seasonal tasting menu of about 18 to 22 courses and specializes in providing an innovative twist to modern cuisine. One of the coveted characteristics of the restaurant is their “Alinea Experience” which allows patrons and diners to not only taste the food but to also feel the emotions associated with the food.
Besides the exciting molecular gastronomy experience and the beautiful food presentation, Alinea’s ability to make everyone’s food fantasy come to life might contribute to their “exclusive” prices. There are no individual meals, customers are presented with 22 courses that start at $210. Alinea also offers the best range of wines and standard glass costs at around $135, going up to $195 for special or reserved pairing.
Below are the latest Alinea menu prices.
Alinea's Main Menu
This is a sample of a tasting menu at Alinea. Tasting menus vary by season and product availability. Typical Prices Range from $210 to $275 per person
|Steelhead Roe||$210 & up|
|King Crab||$210 & up|
|Razor Clam||$210 & up|
|Scallop||$210 & up|
|Burn Morels||$210 & up|
|Lamb||$210 & up|
|Squab||$210 & up|
|Ginger||$210 & up|
|Balloon||$210 & up|
|Oyster Leaf||$210 & up|
|Lobster||$210 & up|
|Woolly Pig||$210 & up|
|Otoro||$210 & up|
|Hot Potato||$210 & up|
|Black Truffle||$210 & up|
|Anjou Pear||$210 & up|
|Blueberry||$210 & up|
|White Chocolate||$210 & up|
About Alinea: It is Not a Restaurant
That’s because the primary mission of each menu is to reinvent what it’s visitors define as food rather than catering to and conforming to them. Owned in part by Chef Grant Achatz since 2004, many people eat here to celebrate special occasions because of the intimacy and sophistication of the ambiance of the restaurant. Highly regarded as part of the “50 Best Restaurants in the World”, Alinea is truly an amazing place to bring family, loved ones, and friends. Why even acclaimed food critic Sam Sifton of the New York Times believes money is well-spent in this one-of-a-kind restaurant due to the core philosophy it brings and that is food should be considered as delicious and fun.
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Private Events at Alinea
Are you hosting a private event and looking for a truly memorable location and food combination to create that special event? Well, Alinea might just be the perfect spot for your next gathering. That is if…
you can afford it! This kind of game-changing cuisine doesn’t come cheap! According to the Alinea website, private events are available, but you’ll need to cough up a minimum of $51,216.10 to rent out the iconic restaurant.
If you aren’t put off by the price tag, and you’re still interested you can use the contact information at the bottom of the page to inquire further and speak to a staffer who can help you design the event of your dreams which will include any length of menu you desire, customer beverage pairings, other incidentals and a custom menu to boot!
For more information about Alinea Restaurant, visit their official website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Alinea Restaurant?
Alinea is in Chicago, Illinois. The exact address of the restaurant is: 1723 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
What does Alinea mean?
This is such a great question! Alinea is a noun and means “The beginning of a new train of thought”. Its origins are from the Latin a linea which is literally translated “of the line” the symbol is used to start a new paragraph.
How much are Alinea Tickets and How to Book?
Tickets range in price from $175.00 per person to over $500.00 per person depending on the dining experience. Tickets are available for purchase here.