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Top 10 Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants in the U.S.

A multi-course dinner at Alinea is concocted with dozens of components and in an order and a fashion revealing the art of Grant Achatz. The dishes are ever evolving but the precision and level of excitement remains constant.

Alinea Modern American
Dining Room at Alinea, Chicago, IL 1723 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Evocative, small-bite molecular arrangements from chef Grant Achatz help keep Chicago firmly planted on the culinary map. More...

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