Enjoying a meal at one of America’s best restaurants can be an experience to last a lifetime.
Business Insider recently released its list of the 50 best restaurants in the country. We combined six noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in America.
Alinea, in Chicago, earned the top spot. Open since 2005 but redesigned in 2016, Alinea has completely rethought the idea of what can be considered a meal. Co-owner and head chef Grant Achatz, along with executive chef Mike Bagale and chef de cuisine Simon Davies, have experimented with avant-garde dishes that showcase their molecular gastronomy skills. Ahead, take a look at the incredibly artful creations being served at the best restaurant in America.
Alinea is one of 14 restaurants in the US that have three Michelin stars.
Salad, red wine vinaigrette
Within the restaurant are three different dining experiences guests can choose from: The Kitchen Table, The Gallery Menu, and The Salon Menu. They are all home to some very inventive dishes, like this prosciutto, passion fruit, and zuta levana creation.
Prosciutto, passion fruit, zuta levana
The Kitchen Table is the most intimate and immersive dining experience at Alinea.
Lamb, caper leaf, grapes, olives