Notable Chef,Special Occasion Spot,Trendy
Alinea is more than a restaurant, it is a multi-sensory experience. The post-modern decor reflects Chef Grant Achatz's (a Thomas Keller protege) bold, high-tech $145 tasting menu. The service throughout this long, progressive meal, is impeccable. The traditional rules of sweet and savory match-ups are broken and redesigned. Achatz flawlessly executes everything from seafood to meat to fruit to chocolate. The wine pairings are equally wowing for connoisseurs. Dining at Alinea is formal--jackets are recommended for gentlemen.