You’ll find Alinea, the crown jewel of acclaimed chef Grant Achatz, one of the kings of American molecular gastronomy, at 1723 N. Halsted St., in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. It may be one of the world’s top restaurants, but you wouldn’t guess it from the restaurant’s façade; it doesn’t have a sign out front, so you might not recognize it at first glance. However, if you see a large, gray building with several window panes on the east side of Halsted, just south of Willow Street, you’re looking at Alinea. Though the exterior may be inconspicuous, the restaurant’s food is anything but, receiving a rare Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating. Make a night out of it and catch a show after dinner. Alinea is just steps from the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre, giving you the opportunity to see world-class theater and dine on world-class cuisine without leaving the block.