Ok, so I learned my lesson and did a proper search of this board before posting. So here goes....
After adding my name to the Alinea waiting list, I've moved on and selected 3 other restaurants in which to dine during my week in Chicago.
On the advice of several on this board, I chose North Pond, Cafe Des Architectes/CDA, and Province.
Do any of these 3 places have a strict dress code? or will business casual suffice?
Looking forward to visiting your great city!