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Because there’s no music playing at Alinea, the noise level in the Chicago restaurant tends to be hushed, but by no means silent. You can converse with fellow foodies at a comfortable volume; Alinea offers an intimate dining experience with seating for about 65 in the entire restaurant. Its wooden tables are oversized and provide ample space between guests on either side of the table or banquette. The buzz you’ll hear around the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant comes from conversations sparked by other diners analyzing the cutting-edge 22 progressive American courses arriving one-by-one to the table, each as colorful and unique as the last.