boston 'hound here, coming to Chicago in about a week. i have a couple of questions about alinea:
1) how's the atmosphere and noise level? is it hushed and romantic, or is it raucous and social? is it at all stuffy?
2) how far in advance does one need a reservation for a party of ~5?
i've read all the other threadsa, but any additional insights to this place are appreciated...