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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Alinea

Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago The dining room at Alinea in Chicago

Alinea
Chef Grant Achatz
Chicago

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Alinea is the closest many Midwesterners—and Americans in general, for that matter—will ever get to elBulli. And, after a satisfying meal at Grant Achatz's Lincoln Park molecular gastronomy mecca, diners are usually so won over, travel to the Costa Brava restaurant suddenly seems unnecessary. Dinner here is more of an experience than simply a meal; expect detailed instruction from your servers on not only what you are about to eat, but how to go about eating it.


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