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Comfortable seating isn’t something you’ll have to worry about at Alinea. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chicago restaurant has only about 20 tables and each is oversized, giving you extra room on either side of the banquette or a freestanding table to engage in a private conversation. Alinea doesn’t play music in the background of the dining room, so you’ll have no trouble hearing others around you. The dark wooden tables are preset with only white napkins that sport a tiny black Alinea logo, leaving plenty of space for the procession of 22 progressive American courses that will be trotted out before you.