Alinea - Chicago
James Beard Award winner Grant Achatz, who won the coveted "Outstanding Chef Award" in 2008, is one of the city's most acclaimed chefs. His unique, cutting-edge cuisine, full of twists and turns, comes with equally remarkable service, and an extremely high price. Only multi-course degustations are served, so expect to spend more than $400 per couple. The restaurant has a tickets-only reservation system, with advance payment required.