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Alinea’s table settings are minimalist and purposely bare to keep your attention focused on each of the 22 intricately prepared and plated dinner courses. Throughout the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, branches are used as natural accents instead of flowers, and basic contemporary artwork hangs on the walls. When you sit down for dinner, your oversized wooden table comes starkly prepared, preset with only a white napkin adorned with a tiny black Alinea logo. You’ll drink from fine crystal glassware from European brands Riedel and Schott Zwiesel during the meal. Instead of traditional accoutrements, Alinea decorates your table with colorful, eye-catching arrangements of amazing food.