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North Pond

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Alinea

North Pond and Alinea are both highly recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Alinea is preferred by most writers compared to North Pond. Alinea comes in at 97 with approval from 17 publications such as Insight Guides, Not For Tourists and Fodor's.

North Pond and Alinea are both highly recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Alinea is preferred by most writers compared to North Pond. Alinea comes in at 97 with approval from 17 publications such as Insight Guides, Not For Tourists and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
86
#8 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 53

    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 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 →

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