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North Pond

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Alinea

Both establishments are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Alinea scores significantly higher than North Pond. Alinea ranks #1 in Chicago with endorsements from 15 sources such as Michelin Guide, Travel + Leisure and Fodor's.

Both establishments are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Alinea scores significantly higher than North Pond. Alinea ranks #1 in Chicago with endorsements from 15 sources such as Michelin Guide, Travel + Leisure and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
86
#15 in Chicago
location

2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2160

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    Chef Bruce Sherman cultivates close relationships with local farmers for fresh ingredients for his dishes, which change according to what's fresh, delicious and in season.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    A former Arts and Crafts–style warming house for ice-skaters at Lincoln Park's North Pond, this gem in the woods fittingly champions an uncluttered culinary style. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Tucked away in Lincoln Park, north of the zoo, North Pond truly is a hidden treasure. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 15.0

    Gear up for a fine ride with French-meets-seasonal American cuisine from chef Bruce Sherman. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

    Built in 1912 as a warming house for ice skaters, this craftsman-style cottage inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright is home to North Pond. Full Review →

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97
#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.

  • 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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

    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 →

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