I'll be visiting Chicago in a few months, and although I'll be with some colleagues, none of them are as fond of fine dining as I am. Money isn't an object and I would like to try this place, but I have never heard of anyone doing it alone. I don't have any hang-ups about dining solo, but can anyone confirm whether Alinea even takes solo reservations? I guess I'm asking because I once tried for Per Se in NY, which had a table for two, but wouldn't take a reservation for one (again, I was traveling) so I wonder if Alinea is the same when trying to make a rez.
Also, I have three additional nights to dine. Can anyone recommend other top dining venues to try? As I said, price is not a concern.