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Alinea doesn’t have any private dining rooms, but with only about 20 tables in the whole restaurant, your dinner will be an intimate experience. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chicago restaurant has two dining areas and is split among three levels, with seating for around 65. The cozy third floor is a favorite spot among diners; it does an outstanding job of offering intimacy but still making you feel like you are amid all of the action. It’s almost better that Alinea is devoid of big crowds. That way, there’s nothing to distract you from the beautifully presented 22-course marathon of a meal.