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Frontera Grill

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Alinea

Both restaurants are rated highly by professional travelers. On balance, Alinea ranks significantly higher than Frontera Grill. Alinea comes in at #1 in Chicago with approval from 15 reviewers like concierge.com, Fodor's and Time Out.

Both restaurants are rated highly by professional travelers. On balance, Alinea ranks significantly higher than Frontera Grill. Alinea comes in at #1 in Chicago with approval from 15 reviewers like concierge.com, Fodor's and Time Out.

tripexpert score
88
#4 in Chicago
location

445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610

endorsements
  • 13 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    Despite the absence of celeb chef Rick Bayless' physical presence, you'll feel the force of his formidable resume in the strength of the scrum around the bar waiting for tables.

  • 14

    Concierge

    Rick and Deann Bayless have been wowing diners with their pioneering new takes on tacos, beans, and sauces since 1987.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Devotees of chef-owner Rick Bayless queue up for the bold flavors of his distinct fare at this casual restaurant brightly trimmed in Mexican folk art. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Owners Rick and Deann Bayless are widely credited with bringing authentic Mexican regional cuisine to a wider audience. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 15.0

    This is one smooth ride across Mexico'€™s culinary landscape, and it has become a mecca for food lovers in Chicago. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Chicago

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

  • 17 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    The gem in Chicago’s molecular gastronomy crown, Alinea is a prix fixe tour de force of carefully composed culinary microcraft by award-winning chef Grant Achatz.

  • 14

    Concierge

    Rising star and culinary rocket scientist Grant Achatz (formerly of Trio and Napa's French Laundry) raises the bar on New American cooking at his techno-chic Lincoln Park restaurant.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    If you have four hours and $265 to spare, the 18-course tasting menu that showcases Grant Achatz's stunning, cutting-edge food is a fantastic experience. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Alinea -- anointed the best restaurant in the country by no less than Gourmet magazine -- is a place no serious foodie should miss. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 18.0

    The experience begins at the doorstep when one enters into a post-post-modern, bare set-up, evocative of a museum of modern art. Full Review →

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