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Grace

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Alinea

Both establishments are endorsed by expert writers. On balance, Alinea ranks significantly better than Grace. Alinea has a TripExpert Score of 98 with recommendations from 15 sources including BlackBook, concierge.com and Not For Tourists.

Both establishments are endorsed by expert writers. On balance, Alinea ranks significantly better than Grace. Alinea has a TripExpert Score of 98 with recommendations from 15 sources including BlackBook, concierge.com and Not For Tourists.

tripexpert score
85
#25 in Chicago
location

652 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Breakout culinary star Curtis Duffy (veteran of Avenues and Alinea) makes a home for his inventive white-tablecloth cuisine at this West Loop stunner. Full Review →

  • 53

    Forbes Travel Guide 91

    Perhaps the most aptly named restaurant in the city, Grace is one of Chicago’s most Zen — and luxurious, and delicious, and memorable — fine-dining experiences. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 17.0

    Breathtaking. Painstaking attention to detail. These words only hint at the experience in store at Curtis Duffy'€™s refined New American dining room. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Chef Curtis Duffy's contemporary menu is refined, technically meticulous and, at times, ambitious to the point of genius. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Ultra fine dining on Restaurant Row. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Chicago

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

  • 17 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 53

    Forbes Travel Guide 91

    Alinea’s chef Grant Achatz is widely regarded as one of the most creative chefs in the world, and his kitchen is at the center of some of the food world’s most innovative dishes. 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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Alinea captivates diners for nearly 20 moving, transformative courses that often require their participation and humor-"Eat with your fingers here...Use nothing here". Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Conceptual experiments in fine dining. Full Review →

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