Is Alinea a good place for group dining?

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Due to its limited seating, Alinea is not an ideal place for large groups, though it can accommodate smaller parties of up to about six people. Because it is very difficult to get a reservation at Alinea, groups should snag tickets well in advance. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant offers two dining rooms, split among three levels, with space for about 65 guests at roughly 20 tables. The dining experience is intimate, but conducive to conversation. Of course, the main topic of discussion will be Alinea’s eye-catching plating and interesting flavor combinations as each of the masterful 22 courses is presented during the elaborate three- to four-hour meal.

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