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When you want to dine at Alinea, a Forbes Tarvel Guide Five-Star restaurant that specializes in the art of molecular gastronomy and avant-garde plates, you can’t just stroll in and hope to snag a table. The Chicago hot spot doesn’t accept walk-ins; dinner reservations must be made for Wednesday through Sunday. Seatings start at 5 and end at 9:30 p.m., though the restaurant will remain open until its last table has finished. The restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday, but you can call its reservation line Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to book a table, though be prepared to wait two months until you get the chance to taste chef Grant Achatz’s out-of-this-world cuisine.