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There’s no set age limit for children to dine at Alinea, though the full tasting menu, which can last a lengthy three to four hours, is not kid-friendly. For this reason, babies and squirmy young ones are especially discouraged from attending dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant. It’s also important to note that kiddie fare is absent from the menu; the 22-course epicurean extravaganza is full of daring dishes that even will push the palates of adult diners. For example, take a recent oyster leaf course: A small green leaf served with a powdered mignonette amazingly offered nuanced flavors of white wine vinegar, shallot and black pepper, making it taste like an oyster shooter. Your little one likely won’t appreciate the unusual flavor and texture and will likely cry out for pizza instead.