I have just arrived in Madison for summer school. But school doesn't start until Monday but once it starts I hear that I will be busy until I leave in August. So, I was thinking of seeking out the best restaurant that I can find that is within a "reasonable" distance from Madison. From what I have researched, the best place would be Alinea restaurant in Chicago.
What's the details on this restaurant without giving me any spoilers? This is the best that Chicago has to offer, correct? Is it worth the three hour drive from Madison? Or should I just take the bus since I will have to rent a car? I hear reservations there are done in a strange way? Any other thoughts or even if you think another area or state within a "reasonable" distance has the best restaurant in the area, please let me know. Thank You.