For all the wrong that's talked about in Illinois it's always nice to hear something good right?

Did you know that one of the best restaurants in our nation is right here in Illinois?

Yes, really.

TripAdvisor, according to NBCChicago,  picked a Chicago restaurant in Lincoln Park as one of the top restaurants in our country to dine at.

Alinea on 1723 Halsted Ave made Trip Advisor's top ten list of the best places to dine at in the U.S. the Chicago based restaurant ;anded at #4.

Trip Advisor named Alinea the fourth best eatery for their "Travelers' Choice awards, which are chosen based on the quality and quantity of reviews for a given restaurant over the last year."

Trip Advisor gave the restaurant  this review: "the high theater of modern American cuisine" and highlighted the restaurant's efforts to put "flavor and fresh ingredients first." 

Reviews that were taken into account to award Alinea the #4 spot were feedback and comments like this: “Food is truly art at Alinea. The courses went from excellent to mind-blowing and finished with laughter and amusement.”

Just opening the restaurant's website gives you the idea that this is not an ordinary dining spot.

To see the complete list of restaurants making the the top 10 of the Travelers Choice Awards, click here.

I was looking through their website,,  and their facebook page, Alinea Restaurant. Their food looks good but it's a fancy schmanzy place to dine at.

Just know, this is a black tie restaurant your jeans, t-shirts, tennies and/ of flip-flops are not allowed.