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With indulgent, French-inspired cuisine and carefully selected wine pairings, Alinea is about as original and romantic a date as we could imagine — especially if your paramour is a foodie. At $210 (some days $265) per person for dinner plus an additional $135 to $195 for the wine pairing, it’s definitely a splurge, but Alinea makes a great spot for special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries. Each of the 22 courses at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chicago hot spot is sure to provoke interesting discussion, with fun and quirky plating and an innovative blend of sweet and savory ingredients. The meal lasts between three and four hours, so you’ll definitely want to share it with someone whose company you enjoy.