Alinea In Brief:
Alinea chef/owner Grant Achatz is a culinary wunderkind and is pushing the envelope with food ingredients and presentation -- think truffle-juice ravioli with melted leek and bison with multiple preparations of Iranian pistachios. Chef Achatz's 24-course tasting menu (which takes 5 hours to complete) has quickly become legendary.
1723 N. Halsted, Chicago
312-867-0110 (reservations required)
Alinea is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.