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Alinea

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Mindy's Hot Chocolate

Both Alinea and Mindy's Hot Chocolate are highly recommended by professional reviewers. Overall, Alinea ranks significantly better than Mindy's Hot Chocolate. Alinea comes in at 98 with recommendations from 15 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Gayot.

Both Alinea and Mindy's Hot Chocolate are highly recommended by professional reviewers. Overall, Alinea ranks significantly better than Mindy's Hot Chocolate. Alinea comes in at 98 with recommendations from 15 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Gayot.

tripexpert score
98
#1 in Chicago
location

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

endorsements
  • 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.

  • 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 →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Widely regarded as North America's best restaurant, Alinea – helmed by Beard Award–winner Grant Achatz – brings on 20 courses of mind-bending molecular gastronomy. Full Review →

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90
#2 in Chicago

1747 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

  • 14 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    Whether it's elaborate sweets, coffee or a full-scale brunch you seek, demitasse portions are the order of the day at this more stylish than cozy dessert spot and restaurant.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The savory menu is well crafted, too, with choices such as a pork chop with sausage and spaetzle and a tuna melt made with tuna poached in olive oil, wild capers, and Havarti cheese. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Owner Mindy Segal built her reputation as a pastry chef, so no matter what you order here, make sure you save room for dessert. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 14.0

    This relatively small, high-volume restaurant serves food that is, more often than not, first-rate. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    ‘Come for dessert, stay for dinner’ might be the motto at this mod Bucktown restaurant helmed by renowned pastry chef Mindy Segal. Full Review →

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