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The Publican

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Alinea

The Publican and Alinea are both rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Alinea scores significantly better than The Publican. Alinea is ranked #1 in Chicago with praise from 15 publications such as Gayot, Travel + Leisure and Forbes Travel Guide.

The Publican and Alinea are both rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Alinea scores significantly better than The Publican. Alinea is ranked #1 in Chicago with praise from 15 publications such as Gayot, Travel + Leisure and Forbes Travel Guide.

tripexpert score
87
#6 in Chicago
location

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

endorsements
  • 14 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This Fulton Market District newcomer taps into the prevailing fashion for down-home dining and restaurant patrons' hunger for blue-ribbon meat.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Don't call this beer-focused hot spot a gastropub—chef Paul Kahan (of Blackbird fame) prefers "beer hall" (though wine is available, too). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Along with Avec and Blackbird, this is another of chef Paul Kahan's creations -- his take on the Belgian beer hall with a pork and fish focused menu. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 15.0

    From its large selection of oysters, to its grand, three-tiered seafood tower and aged ham with goat butter and peasant bread, there'€™s munching of all kinds. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Set up like a swanky beer hall with urbanites young and old sitting across from each other at long communal tables, Publican specializes in oysters, hams and fine suds. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Chicago

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

  • 17 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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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