The highest rated restaurant on our list for a fourth year running, Alinea continues to attract discerning diners from across the world.
Brainchild of culinary prodigy Grant Achatz, Chicago’s only three-Michelin-starred restaurant has created its own unique definition of contemporary fine dining.
The influence of a brief but life-altering visit to El Bulli is as evident today in Achatz’s work as it ever was. From taffy balloons to edible tablecloths and cinnamon bark chopsticks, the zany to the sublime, dinner at Alinea is always a distinctly modern and painstakingly curated experience.
The constantly evolving tasting menu – consisting of 18 to 22 courses – is updated regularly, although some old favorites are naturally retained. Headed up by Achatz alongside creative talents Mike Bagale and Simon Davies, Alinea continues to inject innovation, passion and excellence into the global fine dining scene some ten years on from its inception.