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Tru

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Both Tru and Alinea are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Alinea is preferred by most reviewers compared to Tru. Alinea has a TripExpert Score of 98 with recommendations from 15 reviews like BlackBook, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

Both Tru and Alinea are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Alinea is preferred by most reviewers compared to Tru. Alinea has a TripExpert Score of 98 with recommendations from 15 reviews like BlackBook, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
87
#10 in Chicago
location

676 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611-3123

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Eating here is culinary theater at its best. Be ready to spend the evening ogling too-beautiful-to-eat creations.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The caviar platter is served on a stunning coral display and the 14-course prix-fixe menu... is enough luxury to make anyone feel like royalty. Full Review →

  • 53

    Forbes Travel Guide 92

    If you want a stellar dining experience in a large, beautifully understated room with perfectly attuned service, make a reservation at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Tru. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Offering "progressive French cuisine," Tru gives traditional European culinary techniques a creative American twist. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 17.0

    His artful plates and spot-on flavors are striking --- not to mention indulgent. Full Review →

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97
#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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

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